Mattot-Massay By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Mattot-Massay (מטות־מסעי) Torah: Numbers 30:2 – 36:13 Haftarah (A): Jeremiah 2:4 – 28; 3:4 Haftarah (S): Jeremiah 2:4 – 28; 4:1 – 4:2   My name is Issachar; I am a Hebrew, from the Tribe of Naphtali. My father died before I was born, and my mother was left a widow, with myself, two older brothers, […]

Parsha Matot-Massei by David Hartley Mark

We find here yet another example of “strapped-together” Torah portions/parshiyote, joined because this is not a leap year in the Hebrew calendar, when they would be separated, each one getting its own Shabbat. In Mattot, Israel wages war against the Midianites to punish them for tempting the people to idolatry. The Torah portion gives a […]

Parsha Matot-Massei vs. Kol Nidre

Parsha Matot-Massei vs. Kol Nidre: by If you enjoy this text, please support with a donation to (a non-profit organization) via Paypal to [email protected]  Notes also available in PDF form by clicking here Premises: vows connect the desert (bamidbar) to the last words of Torah, dvarim (words). The world as we live in […]