We have mentioned that the proverbial “jealousy” and “zeal” of God are emotional expressions to indicate the exclusive and non-compromising loyalty and fidelity He has for us, and also demands them from us in order to be always connected to Him.
If we are an emanation of God's Love, which is also our sustaining Essence, the source with which we enjoy and experience the goodness of life, should we choose ego’s fantasies and illusions as the false idols that lead us to materialism? We should know better because we learn from experience.
The portion continues with a new counting of the children of Israel, and the distribution of the Promised Land according to their tribes. In this part of the story the feminine presence in the Land is recognized as an essential element in Israel’s mission to be the Light of the nations, and to created a place for God to dwell in this world.
The text later tells us the transfer of leadership from Moses to Yehoshua.
This is why the daily offerings and the additional sacrifices for special occasions such as the Shabbath, the New Moon (Rosh Hodesh) and high holidays are emphasized. We have mentioned in previous commentaries on the book of Leviticus that sacrifices represent our awareness of being and doing what is sacred to our Creator.
We remind ourselves about this with our daily prayers, by wearing tzitzit, putting tefilin, and covering the top of our heads. They are good reminders and this mindfulness keeps our eternal vigilance always aware of our connection with God's ways and attributes in what we are and do. When we are aware of this connection, His Covenant of Peace is with us.