RABBINATE SHABAT NASÓ COMMENTS
RABBINATE SHABAT NASÓ
This weekly Torah reading could be called peculiar, not only in its content but also in reading, as long as we maintain the tradition of reading various chapters and all of them with different content, to end with the Priestly Blessing or Birkat Kohanim. Perhaps, due to the high responsibility of the Priests, who had to listen and resolve all the situations that were presented to the children of Israel.
The Perashá begins with the mission that is entrusted to the tribe of Levi, which was to arrange and order the service of the Tabernacle and therefore divided into four groups around the Sacred Tent. In the west were the children of Guershon who were in charge of the store, its cover, the curtains, etc., to the south, the children of Kehat, whose mission was to transport the Holy Ark, to the north, the children of Merarí , who dealt with the wood, the tables of the Tabernacle, its crossbars, columns and in the eastern part were Moshe, Aharon and their children as spiritual guides of the People.
The first action that must be carried out is to remove the leper from the camp, as well as the one who may be contaminated for personal physiological reasons or contact with a corpse (LA) Likewise, a person who has sinned by violating some commandment divine and that logically he should proceed to recognize his lack and subsequent recovery, after the corresponding offering.
Next, the figure of the possibility of the unfaithful woman appears. The Eternal spoke to Moshe to say: “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: Any man whose wife has gone astray and has committed unfaithfulness against him, having been able to maintain extra-marital relationships secretly and at the same time ignored by the husband, withdrawing she, and with the viability of having been tainted, there being no witnesses to it and she was not caught. ” If the spirit of jealousy should come to the husband, so that coexistence is not possible, due to this imprisonment, he will take his wife to the presence of the Cohen. After giving the Priest a series of warnings, he will give the woman bitter water to drink that, in the affirmative case of infidelity, would cause her instant death. If the reality was the non-existence of infidelity, the woman suffered no harm.
The Midrash writes that this dark law dictated by Moshe, for the woman suspected of infidelity, was never applied in the People of Israel, as was the one established for the stubborn and rebellious son. The Legislator emphasized the barbaric nature of this law to alienate ethnic groups that had a certain inclination to jealousy and mistrust, which caused divergences within the marriage and in many occasions the dissolution of the family (R.L.)
Then the figure of the Nazir or Nazireo appears, referring to the person who made a promise or vow to consecrate himself to the Eternal and abstain from drinking new or aged wine, as well as vinegar or any beverage derived from it as well as moving away from eating fresh grapes or dry (raisins). Every day that the vote takes, no razor will pass through your head, letting your hair grow. Likewise, it will not have any type of contact with a deceased person, including first-order relatives. Upon successful completion of the vow and satisfactory fulfillment of the promise made to the Creator, you will arrive at the entrance to the Assignment Store and present your offerings for various reasons.
Behind these questions of thunder appears the Triple Priestly Blessing, known as BIRKAT COHANIM. In it three precepts of obligatory fulfillment are concentrated for the Priests and current Cohanim: THUS YOU WILL BLESS the children of Israel, TELLING THEM … … THUS THEY WILL PUT MY NAME on the children of Israel and I will Bless them.
The Chief Rabbi OR HAJAYIM HAKADOSH, Rabenu Hayim Ben Attar Z.Y.A., brings in comment to the first verse of the Blessing, the importance of receiving the Divine Blessing and the Grace of HASHEM, to enjoy it.