Parashat Matot

The Spiritual Trauma of Taking a Life

How the kosher practice of waiting between meat and dairy reminds us of Moses' discomfort with violence.

The Vows of Women

How can we stimulate and support women to fulfill their dreams?

Parashat Matot Quiz

Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.

Coping with Complexity

Awareness of the wholeness in the Torah opens our eyes to the wholeness of the world.

Haftarah for Parashat Matot

The first haftarah of oppression (for Parashat Matot or Parashat Pinhas), and the haftarah read by Sephardim for Parashat Shemot.

The Wandering People

Everyone must have a safe place to be before anyone can feel at home.

Living in Balance

What accounts for the negative correlation between material excess and awareness of the Divine?

Parashat Matot: Summary

Moses describes the laws of oaths; the Israelites battle the Midianites; the tribes of Reuben and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel.