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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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אור תורה: מטות תשע”ו

  הנהגת משה רבנו: בין הנהגת דור המדבר לדור הנכנסים לארץ הרב ד”ר מיכאל בן אדמון ויכוח ציוני, שהתעורר בין יצחק טבנקין למשה אונא, מעודד שבירת מוסכמות חברתיות ומאפשר חשיבה מורכבת על מעמדה והכרחיותה של המלחמה היום. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, כ”ג תמוז תשע”ו, 29/07/2016 פרשתנו מגוללת את סיפור מלחמת מדין ואינה חוסכת …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Matot 5776

Parshat Matot (Numbers 30:2 – 32:42)  Rabbi David Stav  One of the most compelling stories in this week’s portion involves the first “yordim” – Israelites who wanted to disassociate from their brethren and make their homes elsewhere. Sometimes, we might assume that Jewish communities exist outside of the Land of Israel – the Jewish epicenter – because …

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"Parsha to the Point" – Matot 5776

Parshat Matot (Numbers 30:2 – 32:42)  Rabbi David Stav  One of the most compelling stories in this week’s portion involves the first “yordim” – Israelites who wanted to disassociate from their brethren and make their homes elsewhere. Sometimes, we might assume that Jewish communities exist outside of the Land of Israel – the Jewish epicenter – because …

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