A mosaic in the synagogue of Enschede, Netherlands, shows the hand signal given by priests when they recite the Priestly Blessing, which is described un Naso, this week's Torah portion. (Photo/Wikimedia-Kleuske CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sweat the small stuff — or nothing at all

The Torah column is supported by a generous donation from Eve Gordon-Ramek. Naso Numbers 4:21-7:89 There is a remarkable midrash in which various sages each describe their idea of the great principle of Judaism; its fundamental creed and essential wisdom. Ben Azzai says it is the verse: “On the day that God created man, He…
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