Naso (5765)

Drash Cards for Naso (5765)

by Marc Mangel

• Ch 5, v 7 is the beginning of Teshuvah: “They must acknowledge for themselves the sin they comitted”

• Teshuvah consists of 1) regret for one’s past conduct; 2) the oral confession of it (Naso); and 3) the firm decision never to repeat it

• This is not about punishment, it is about rehabilitation. It is the Jewish ‘3 step process’

• We know Ch 6, v 22-26 (read) well, but what does it mean? Materially? Intellectually? Spiritually?

• In the Dead Sea Scrolls read:

• “May the Lord bless you with all good and keep you from evil

• “May He illume your heart with insight to the things of life and grace you with knowledge of things eternal.

• “May he lift his gracious countenance towards you and grant you peace everlasting”

• Reb Zimmie wrote his own version

• “May God bless and keep you always.

• “May your wishes all come true.

• “May you always do for others and let others do for you.

• “May you build a latter to the stars and climb on every rung.

•” And my you stay forever young”

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