Numbers 30:2-32:42

Commentary on Parashat Matot-Masei, Numbers 30:2 - 36:13

Note: Both Parshat Mattot and Parshat Masei (Numbers 33:1-36:13) are read on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. 

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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


Parshat Mattot for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Parshat Mattot Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parshat Mattot Challah
Julie Seltzer


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