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Parashat Matot Masei 5783

26 Tammuz What is the Source of Living Water? In this week’s Haftarah portion, we read: “My people have committed two sins: They have abandoned me, the Source of Living Water, and they have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13)  I learned this lesson firsthand when I was about […]

Parashat Mattot-Masei 5780

Keep your Word! Tammuz 26 5780 These two portions, Mattot (Tribes) – Masei (Journeys) end the fourth book of the Torah Bamidbar (Numbers). Mattot emphasizes the subject of vows. Our people, Israel had made a vow to “do and obey” the Ten Commandments that Moshe had brought down from Mt. Sinai. These tablets, the Constitution […]

Parashat Mattot-Masei 5776

What is our responsibility as human beings? 2 Av 5776 בלוג מַּטּוֹת – מַסְעֵי, ב” אב, תשע”ו The double portion Mattot-Maasei “tribes-journeys” ends the book of Numbers and begins with the idea of vows. Yeshua told us in Matthew 5:37 in his Sermon of the Mount that we should not swear about anything but that […]