Vort on Parshas Nasso
נשא את ראש בני גרשון גם הם (נשא ד:כב)
Take a census of the sons of Gershon, as well…
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A Yid’s tafkid (role) is to bring estranged Jews closer to Hashem. This can only be done through the Torah. The Torah is called “ראש” since it’s the first creation – even before the world’s creation. The pasuk says “נשא את ראש” – with the Torah, you can uplift, “בני גרשון גם הם” – also the unaffiliated and estranged Jews to bring them closer to Hashem.