This week’s Torah portion, Naso, describes the curious vow of the Nazirites, a solemn promise to eschew haircuts, wine, and contamination by a corpse. It also explains the procedure for release from that vow. It deals with the trial of the Sotah, the woman suspected of adultery. The portion concludes with one of the most famous texts in Numbers, the Priestly Blessing.
With Gratitude for Converts by Rabbi Janet Marder
Community Camping by Rabbi Amy Scheinerman
The Strange Ordeal of Bitter Water by Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild
Rituals, Spiritual Fidelity, and Turning Towards God by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
Judaism and the Blessing of Love by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
The Nazirite Puzzle by Rabbi Ruth Adar
Naso Sermon by Rabbi Steven Moskovitz