A new form of authority / Parashat Nasso
With these words, God praises the Jewish people for its beauty, which is revealed when it displays its desire to voluntarily offer a gift for the Tabernacle.
The sages interpreted the Song of Songs as reflecting the relationship between God and the Jewish people. This working assumption has been a rich source of creative biblical interpretation because each verse in the book has to be reexplained in light of that interpretation as if it were uttered in a specific situation in the course of the relationship. As to the verse in which the male praises his beloved −...
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