Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)

This week’s portion contains words of blessing recited more often than any other in Jewish history. It is the traditional “priestly benediction,” which the rabbis and cantor recite over every bar and bat mitzvah, wedding couple and special occasion in Jewish life. It begins, “May God bless and protect you.” Think of three ways you have been blessed this week. The second part says, “May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.” See if you can think of three ways this week in which you experience the face of God in your life.