* TORAH *
" MATTOT AND MASEI "
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Moses describes the laws of oaths; the Israelites battle the Midianites; the tribes of Reuben and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel.
If a man makes a vow to God or swears an oath, he must not permit his word to remain unfulfilled. He shall do whatever has coe forth from his More
HARAV * KOOK *
* TORAH * " INSTITUTE "
A prophecy of destruction
that is rife with metaphor.
The Ashkenazic custom is to
read Jeremiah 2:4-28 and 3:4.
The Sephardic custom is to
read Jeremiah 2:4-28 and 4:1-2.
The haftarah for Parashat Masei is the second
in the series of three haftarot that are read
of which describe Israel's oppression and
destruction (tlata depuranuta).
Though it is not thematically connected to the
parashah, the haftarah evokes the sense of
mourning that characterizes
this period in the Jewish calendar.
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voweth a vow unto the LORD, or sweareth
an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he
shall not break his word.
Upheaval in Egypt
German paper publishes 'anti-Semitic'
cartoon attacking Israel, July 2, 2013.
The Neve Şalom (Shalom) synagogue in Istanbul. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
An 11th century Yemenite mother
corresponds with her mostly