Posts tagged Women’s Rights

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 […]

Pinchas (Grandson of Aaron)

Pinchas

Numbers 25:10 to 30:1 In this week’s text we discover the Zelophedhad sisters who acted to inherit their fathers land and keep their family name alive. Prior to their actions only men could inherit land. As we near the end of Bamidbar/Numbers, we encounter a parsha that is filled with many subjects which appear to […]

Matot (Tribes)

Wedding in Israel

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, […]

Pinchas (Grandson of Aaron)

pinchas

Numbers 25:19 to 30:1 This portion discusses two different issues that faced Moses … and are still major issues in our day. First, zealotry… Pinchas is rewarded for killing two people engaged in an act against God…. Second, five women speak up for women’s rights as they challenge the laws of inheritance before God and […]

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