Continuing the preparations for the Israelites’ journey from Sinai to the Holy Land, Naso contains a melange of subjects whose inner connection is not immediately obvious: the roles of two of the Levitical clans, Gershon and Merari, the census of the Levites as a group, rules about the purity of the camp, the law of the sota (the woman suspected of adultery), the Nazirite, and the priestly blessing. The parsha concludes with a lengthy and repetitive account of the offerings brought by the tribes at the dedication of the Tabernacle.

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