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This week's Torah Portion: 

35 NASO - TAKE - NUMBERS 4:21-7:89

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נָשֹׂא אֶת־רֹאשׁ בְּנֵי גֵרְשֹׁון גַּם־הֵם לְבֵית אֲבֹתָם לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָֽם

naso et-rosh b'ney Gershon gam-hem l'veyt avotam l'mishpechotam

"Take a census of the descendants of Gershon also, by clans and families."


This is Parashat Naso. The census of the first few chapters of B’midbar continues into chapter four of this portion. HaShem was masterfully preparing an army that would go into the Promised Land and take possession of it for him—and for themselves. The census also regulates certain chosen individuals who would be needed to disassemble, transport, and then reassemble the portable House of God, the Mishkan (Tabernacle). The Gershon and M’rari families were singled-out for these purposes
— Parashat Naso