Inspiration Through Torah in 5776: Nasso

Tabernacle_CampI am so sorry for getting this out late this week. We have been busy tending to our vegetable garden this year, and have been pulling weeds everyday! Hopefully all our hard work will pay off at the end of growing season.

This week we are reading Torah portion Nasso in the diaspora. The readings for this week include the counting of the sons of Levi, the Aaronic blessing, laws for testing the possible adulterous wife, and laws of taking a Nazarite vow.
You may decide to read the whole portion in one sitting, or you might decide to do the FULL KRIYAH which breaks up the parsha so that you can pace yourself and concentrate on a smaller section each day.

This week, the readings for the Torah portion for each day of the week will be as follows:

1: 4:21-37 (17 p’sukim)

2: 4:38-49 (12 p’sukim)

3: 5:1-10 (10 p’sukim)

4: 5:11-6:27 (48 p’sukim)

5: 7:1-41 (41 p’sukim)

6: 7:42-71 (30 p’sukim)

7: 7:72-89 (18 p’sukim)

In addition to the Torah portion, the haftarah portion is Judges 13:2 – 13:25.

The accompanying psalm to be read on Shabbat for this week’s portion is 67.

Continue to journal this week, writing down your thoughts, themes, and Bible verses that come to mind for the individual days, and/or week. If you’d like to focus on personal character development with a larger community, see “Mussar” below the Torah study materials.

Torah Study Materials

Reading materials

Torah Portion Study Guides from Tony Robinson

The Creation Gospel Torah Portions: Bamidbar by Dr. Hollisa Alewine


The Parsha Experiment from the AlephBeta team on this week’s parsha.

Torah teachings (from the Torah cycle 5772) by L. Grant Luton

Mussar (Personal Character Development)

This week, we will focus on the middah (character trait) d’aga which is translated as worry. Watch the following video, and think of practical ways that you can reduce worries in our daily life. Jot these down on a notecard, and place them in a prominent place. 

Blessings and Shalom for a good week,