The weekly portion features one of the great villains in the Torah, providing a great opportunity to discuss some of the other evil-doers in the Bible.

In the time of King Solomon, Beit Shemesh was a very wealthy city. It was chosen as one of the cities to provide King Solomon with food for one month out of the year.

The word "nazirite" comes from the Hebrew “nazir,” meaning "consecrated" or "separated." Jewish law has a rich tradition on the life and laws of the nazirite.