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Natural or Supernatural?
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Masei – 30 July 2011 – 28 Tammuz 5771 The book of Bemidbar draws to a close with an account of the cities of refuge, the six cities – three on each side of the Jordan – set apart as places to which people found innocent of murder, but guilty of manslaughter, were sent. In […]
Parshat Matot-Masei: The Response to Midyan
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“Take vengeance against the people of Midyan and afterwards you will be gathered to your nation.” (BeMidbar 31:2) The closing passages of Parshat Balak provide an introduction to our passage. Women from the nations of Moav and Midyan enter the camp of Bnai Yisrael. These women seduce members of Bnai Yisrael. The heathen women use […]
Keeping Our Word
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Mattot – 23 July 2011 – 21 Tammuz 5771 This week’s parsha opens with an account of the laws of vows and oaths. What is it doing here near the end of the book of Numbers, as the Israelites approach the destination of their journey to the promised land? Vows and oaths are obligations created […]
Haftorahman – Parshat Matot
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Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat's Haftorah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftorah a fun and enlightening experience each and every week.