Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dvar Torah for Parshas Nasso

       Parshas Nasso contains many well-known mitzvos and events including the mitzvah of Nazir, Sotah, the Blessings of the Kohanim, and the final chapter in the parshah, the gifts of the Nesi’im in honor of the Consecration of the Mishkan.
       According to the pesukim, each day for twelve days, one Nassi brought a gift of korbanos and other utensils to be used in the Mishkan. I say “according to the pesukim”, because the Ramban has an interesting explanation for how these gifts were given.
       He explains that all of these korbanos were not spread out over twelve day, but were actually brought at the same time on the same day. But in order to give each Nassi the credit he deserved for his special gift, Hashem wanted to give each one their time in the sun. Therefore, the Torah lists each one as being brought on a different day. Then, at the end of the parshah, there is a collective summary given of everything that was brought. This was done to show that even though the Torah lists certain Nesi’im ahead of others, at the end of the day, each of them and their gifts were equal in Hashem’s eyes.
       I believe this shows us an important point about how Hashem views all of us. No matter our position in society, we do not need to worry about being lost in the crowd. Even if our actions are the same as everyone else, Hashem will see our true intentions and give us our time in the sun.

Shabbat Shalom!    

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