Saturday 15th June 2019 12th Sivan 5779
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