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    I have a flag – Naso

    The Israelite camp had a flag to identify each tribe. The flags were all eloquent.

    The Midrash says that the tribe of Judah had a blue flag and its symbol was a lion; the tribe of Issachar was black and its symbol was the sun and moon; the tribe of Zebulun had a white flag and its symbol was a ship.

    Apart from these things, human psychology had its own take on the tribal flags. Each Israelite spoke by means of his flag and said, “I have a place in the world because I am a member of my people and tribe. I have a unique place because I am a unique person and not a clone of anyone else. I have my own place because I am different from other people. I know my place and don’t seek to be anyone else. My place is where I belong.”

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