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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Matot-Masei 5779

This week’s parsha commentary has been sponsoredby the Charif family of Sydney, Australia in memory of Hymie Charif (Refael Chaim Yishayahu ben Yitzchak) whose 23rd Yartzheit is on 2 Av Shabbat Shalom: Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel: “This is the thing which God has commanded.”  (Numbers 30:2) How was Moses different …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Matot-Masei 5778

Parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13) Rabbi David Stav As we conclude the Book of Numbers, we read for the first time of any part of our people expressing a desire to take leave of the other tribes. We have already read about how the nation sinned, complained, and disagreed with each other – but this is a …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Matot-Masei 5778

Parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2–36:13) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – This week’s double portion records how the Jews finally cross the Jordan River on their way to conquer the Promised Land. The tribes of Gad, Reuven and half the tribe of Menashe possess a great multitude of cattle, and “paradise” for cattle is good grazing …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Matot-Masei 5777

Parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2 – 36:13) Rabbi David Stav  The first part of this week’s Torah portion deals with vows. According to Torah law, if a man makes a vow, i.e. forbids himself from enjoying a particular object, or contributes that object as an endowment or charity, that man must keep his vow. If not, he will …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Matot-Masei 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

This week’s edition is dedicated in loving memory of Hymie Charif – Refael Chaim Yeshayahu, z”l on the occasion of his 2 Av Yahrzeit by his family in Sydney, Australia Parshat Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin           Efrat, Israel – “This is the matter that the LORD has commanded concerning the daughters …

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אור תורה: מסעי תשע”ו

  רתמה דפקה או רימון? למה צריך להכיר את כל המקומות במדבר? הרב רפי אוסטרוף התורה מפרטת באופן בלתי מוסבר את כל המקומות במדבר שבני ישראל הלכו בהם. מדוע? מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, א אב תשע”ו, 05/08/2016 מדוע ראתה התורה צורך לפרט את כל המקומות שבהם עברו עם ישראל במדבר? מי יודע היכן …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Masei 5776

Parshat Masei (Numbers 33:1-36:13)  Rabbi David Stav  The Book of Bamidbar (Numbers) concludes with Parshat Masei. The Jewish People approach the end of its sojourn through the desert after forty years of wandering, and stand at the eastern border of the Promised Land. Nearly every chapter of this portion seems to whet the appetites of a …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Masei 5776

Parshat Masei (Numbers 33:1-36:13)  Rabbi David Stav  The Book of Bamidbar (Numbers) concludes with Parshat Masei. The Jewish People approach the end of its sojourn through the desert after forty years of wandering, and stand at the eastern border of the Promised Land. Nearly every chapter of this portion seems to whet the appetites of a …

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