Absention from wine and grape juice is one of the vows taken by a Nazirite. (Shutterstock) (Shutterstock)
Abstain from wine


Can a Nazirite, who vows to follow a restrictive lifestyle in total devotion to God, be holier that a priest?

This week’s Torah portion is Nasso, and in it we learn about the Nazirite, who chooses to follow a holier and more restrictive lifestyle than other God-fearing members of the Jewish nation.

How is it that a Nazarite seems to be holier than a kohen, or priest?

Rabbi Ari Enkin shares an important insight on this issue. The answer is quite inspiring!