Commentary on Parashat Matot-Masei, Numbers 30:2 - 36:13
Note: Both Parshat Masei and Parshat Mattot (Numbers 30:2-32:42) are read on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.
To read full text in English and Hebrew, click here: Numbers 33:1-36:13
In this week’s Torah portion, the tribes of Reuven and Gad promise to help out the other tribes while not living in the land of Israel. God tells Moses exactly where each tribe will live. God clarifies the laws of murder. The daughters of Zelophehad receive their inheritance.
God clarifies the laws of murder.
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Rabbi Jacob Fine, AJWS
Jane West Walsh & Gershon Silins, URJ
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|Real Change in the Torah
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Family and Fun
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Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
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