D’var Torah – Rachel Sarfati & Ivana Kovalska

The following D’Var Torah was delivered by TASA 2nd Graders on May 30, 2015, Shabbat Nasso, to Congregation Rodfei Sholom.

Shabbat Shalom everyone. Today we are going to talk about Parshat Nasso.

We all know that HASHEM did not place one extra letter (or part of a letter) in his Torah. Yet, even though the נְשִׂיאִים brought the very same קָרְבָּנוֹת at the מִשְׁכָּן, the Torah tells us again and again the קָרְבָּן of each נָשִׂיא. Why?

The חָפֵץ חַיִים explains that when the נְשִׂיאִים  were deciding what  they should bring as a קָרְבָּן, they all agreed that each נָשִׂיא should bring  the very same קָרְבָּן. No נָשִׂיא would try to “out do” another נָשִׂיא.

Because of their great אַחְדוּת and because each נָשִׂיא was not trying to bring כָּבוֹד  to  himself, the Torah repeats these פְּסוּקִים 12 times, one time for each נָשִׂיא.

What greater honor and זְכוּת could there be for the נְשִׂיאִים than to have their אַחְדוּת written in the Torah. We once again see that HASHEM brings honor not to those who try to bring honor to themselves, but rather to those who try to honor HASHEM and make sure that other people are honored as well.