Naso (parsha) - Commandments

Commandments

According to Sefer ha-Chinuch, there are 7 positive and 11 negative commandments in the parashah.

  • To send the impure from the Temple
  • Impure people must not enter the Temple.
  • To repent and confess wrongdoings
  • To fulfill the laws of the sotah
  • Not to put oil on the sotah's meal offering
  • Not to put frankincense on the sotah's meal offering
  • The nazarite must not drink wine, wine mixtures, or wine vinegar.
  • The nazarite must not eat fresh grapes.
  • The nazarite must not eat raisins.
  • The nazarite must not eat grape seeds.
  • The nazarite must not eat grape skins.
  • The nazarite must not cut his or her hair.
  • The nazarite must let his or her hair grow.
  • The nazarite must not be under the same roof as a corpse.
  • The nazarite must not come into contact with the dead.
  • The nazarite must shave after bringing sacrifices upon completion of the nazirite period.
  • The Kohanim must bless the Jewish nation daily.
  • The Levites must transport the ark on their shoulders.

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