Numbers 5:6
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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;

da-BAYR el b’-NAY yis-ra-AYL eesh o i-SHAH kee ya-a-SU mi-KOL kha-TOT ha-a-DAM lim-OL MA-al ba-a-do-NAI v’-a-sh’-MAH ha-NE-fesh ha-HEE

ו  דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אִישׁ אוֹ אִשָּׁה כִּי יַעֲשׂוּ מִכָּל חַטֹּאת הָאָדָם לִמְעֹל מַעַל בַּיהוָה וְאָשְׁמָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא.

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.

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  • Shalom Shira, As I read all these rules that Hashem has made and that the Children of Israel are to obey, I cannot help but wonder if these laws are adhered to today? I guess so much has changed, but surely but the ethic of the laws must remain the same? Is there a percentage of Jews who do or don't hold to and follow the laws? If they don't without a temple how can one 'make amends' or bring a sacrifice?
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    What is a Rabbi's thoughts or teaching about this?

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Numbers 5:6