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Matot (Tribes) / Mas’ei (Travel...

Numbers 30:2 to 36:13 In a discussion of vows – promises to God to perform a specific act, give a gift, or make a sacrifice – Torah states that a father or husband has control over the vows of a daughter or wife. Last week we read about how the daughters of Zelophehad were given […]

Matot / Mas’ei – Torah In...

Matot/Mas'ei

  At River Jordan … Reuben and Gad ask Moses … Please don’t make us cross — Chapter 32 of Numbers tells an interesting story. When the Israelites arrive at the banks of the Jordan River, about to cross in to the Promised Land, the tribes of Reuven and Gad come of Moses, Eleazar the […]

Motot(Tribes) / Masei (Travels)

Matot

Matot (Tribes) – Numbers 30:2 to 32:42 Mas’ei (Marches or Travels) – Numbers 33:1 to 36:13 A discussion on vows made by men and women begins this text. It is interesting to track the changes in Women’s rights from those stated in this Torah portion compared to those of today. This week we read a double portion […]

Matot (Tribes)

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Numbers 30:2 to 32:42 Torah tells us that a father or husband has control of his daughter or wife and can annul any vows she makes. But with a closer examination we can see how and why this law no longer applies in today’s world.   “Moses spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, […]

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