This Week’s Torah Portion: Nasso

May 24, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Nasso Reading: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 Haftarah: Judges 13:2 – 13:25 Parsha Summary – Nasso Roles for the Levites God assigns special roles for the Levites. The Gershonites will carry the curtains and hangings. The Merarites will carry the pillars and boards. (The other roles were allocated in Bamidbar.) The number of males in each group of Levites is listed. New Laws: Lepers, Sinning, Adultery, Nazir God tells Moses […]

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Bamidbar

May 17, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

Name: Bamidbar Reading: Numbers 1:1 – 4:20 Haftarah: Hosea 2:1 – 2:22 Parsha Summary – Bamidbar Taking a Census God tells Moses to take a census of the male Israelites according to their paternal families. They must count those eligible for war: males ages 20 and up. God appoints a representative from each house to help Moses. They take a census and the total is 603,550. This does not include […]


Everything You Need to Know About Shavuot

May 15, 2018  |  By Shira Goldstein

One of the shortest and least regulated holidays in the Jewish calendar, Shavuot has surprisingly few strictures and customs. Here’s our guide to getting the most out of the holiday! What is Shavuot? Shavuot is one of the three pilgrim holidays given to the Jewish nation in the Torah (the others are Passover and Sukkot). It falls on the sixth of Sivan, the third Hebrew month, and is observed for […]