6 Speak unto B’nei Yisrael: When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to commit a trespass against Hashem, and that soul be guilty;
5:6 When a man or woman shall commit any sin
After describing the camp of Israel in the desert, a few seemingly unrelated laws are mentioned: laws concerning theft, the wayward wife, and the Nazirite. The Children of Israel are expected to maintain a high level of holiness and morality, not just in their relationship with God but also in their human interactions. These laws represent three different types of relationships that require sensitivity – between man and his fellow (theft), man and his family (wayward wife), and between man and himself (Nazirite). Those who desire to ensure that God will dwell among them, must ensure that all their interactions are characterized by respect and sensitivity.