- Please note that parashat BEHAALOTCHA is being read in the land of Israel this Shabbat.
Galut: “NASO”: Numbers 4:21 – 7:89 || Judges 13:2-25
Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman for The Temple Institute, Jerusalem, Israel:
«Out in the desert the nation of Israel is instructed to set up her encampments around all four sides of the Tabernacle. This is not merely to provide equal access for all the tribes to the Tabernacle, nor is it merely for the purpose of defending the Tabernacle from outside threats, as essential as each of these things are. The Tabernacle was stationed at the heart of the nation so that the entire nation and all its individuals would embody its principle of holiness and embrace the challenge of making holy our lives even when outside the courtyards of the Holy Temple»…more: