Hard and Holy Truth
Truth in Judaism is more than accuracy. Truth implies morality, and though we human beings cannot fully know the truth, we must nevertheless endeavor to seek it out. Sometimes, a truth is particularly difficult to hear - and those can be the most important truths to bring into our lives.
Parashat Naso contains both the priestly blessing--integral to our traditions highest moments, including a wedding--as well as the ritual of the sotah, the unfaithful spouse. This juxtaposition might teach us that individuals and couples facing infidelity must lift up and be lifted up in order to learn to love and trust again.
“To be effective, the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people.”