Parashat Nasso

Saturday 15th June 2019 12th Sivan 5779

PARASHAT NASSO

Numbers 4:21-7:89; Judges 13:2-25; Luke 1:11-20

This week's portion includes further job instructions to the Levites, Moshe is instructed to purify the camp in preparation for the dedication of the Mishkan, the Portable Sanctuary.

Then four laws relating to the Cohanim are given:

1) Restitution for stolen property where the owner is deceased and has no next

of kin goes to the Cohanim.

2) If a man suspects his wife of being unfaithful, he brings her to the Cohanim for

the Sotah clarification ceremony.

3) If a person chooses to withdraw from the material world and consecrate

himself exclusively to the service of the Almighty by becoming a Nazir (vowing

not to drink wine or eat grape products, come in contact with dead bodies or

cut his hair), he must come to the Cohen at the