Today’s Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Naso 2nd Aliyah

The Torah tells us that the Leviim that performed the service in the Mishkan were between the ages of thirty and fifty, and “are fit to perform the service for the service…” (4:47). What is the meaning of the redundant wording of service for the service?

Rashi understands this statement to mean that song must accompany the service, and without song, there can be no service. According to the Torah Temima, the message conveyed in our pasuk is that without the service, there can be no song. Rabbi Charlop melds these two opinions to teach us that there is a distinct song in each of us and that everything we do should inspire song. If all our actions are accompanied by song, our goals and actions will be in harmony.