Numbers 30:2-32:42


In this week’s Torah portion, Moses describes the laws of oaths. The Israelites battle the Midianites. The tribes of Reuven and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel.

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Reuven and Gad request to
live outside the land of Israel.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

My Word
Rabbi Andrea Steinberger, Hillel

Coping With Complexity
Sam Shonkoff, AJWS

Holy Words
Rabbi Jordan Cohen, KOLEL

The Wandering People
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

Some Messages Are Hard to Deliver
Allan Levin, URJ

Asking the Right Questions
Rabbi E. Noach Shapiro,


Living in Balance
Jonathan Neril, Canfei Nesharim


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Silence is Assent
Rabbi Bradley Artson, AJU

The Vows of Women
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, Women of Reform Judaism

Compassionate Conquest
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

Maintaining Monotheism
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, CLAL


Family and Fun

Parashat Mattot for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Parashat Mattot Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Mattot Challah
Julie Seltzer



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