17 Jun Rabbi Hillel Skolnik’s Torah Spark for Naso 5776
This Shabbat we read from Parashat Naso, the longest single Torah portion in the entire Chumash, the entire Five Books of Moses. And that is appropriate for this week because we find ourselves as the Orlando community at the beginning of what will be the longest journey that the people of our city have taken together. Putting the emotions of our city back together, putting our feelings of being safe on our streets back together, putting the Pulse nightclub back together so that it can once again be a sanctuary for the LGBT community, those are not overnight tasks. They are long and arduous jobs. But we will be there with the Orlando community every step of the way just as we will be with each other this Shabbat.
Rabbi Hillel Skolnik