Parashat Mattot (Tribes) Numbers 30:2-32:42

בס”ד Parashat Mattot (Tribes) Numbers 30:2-32:42 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 Since we have observed the fast of the 17th day of Tammuz earlier this week, we have entered into the three weeks of mourning, when we … Read More

Parashat Pinchas: Numbers 25:10-30:1

בס”ד Parashat Pinchas: Numbers 25:10-30:1 Haftarah: I Kings 18:46-19:21 In this week’s Torah reading, one learns that each day there are certain sacrifices which are required to be offered at the Temple. This includes on … Read More

Parashat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9

בס”ד Parashat Balak: Numbers 22:2-25:9 Haftarah: Micah 5:6-6:8 In this week’s Torah reading, we encounter a Gentile prophet by the name of Bilam (Balaam). This man truly heard from G-d, but sadly one learns in … Read More

Parashat Chukat (Statute of) Numbers 19:1-22:1

בס”ד Parashat Chukat (Statute of) Numbers 19:1-22:1 Haftarah: Judges 11:1-33 World War II represented a period of great turmoil when more than sixty nations went to war and a total of approximately seventy million people … Read More

Parashat Korach Numbers 16:1-18:32

בס”ד Parashat Korach Numbers 16:1-18:32 Haftarah: I Samuel 11:14-12:22 In this week’s Torah reading, one of the main themes is rebellion. It is clear from this passage that rebellion against G-d leads to death. Those … Read More

Parashat Shelach (send forth) Numbers 13:1-15:41

בס”ד Parashat Shelach L’cha (You send out) Numbers 13:1-15:41 Haftarah: Joshua 2:1-24 There is no doubt that while the Children of Israel were in the wilderness they tended to think about everything from their perspective … Read More

Parshiot Mattot (tribes) and Masei (journeys)

בס”ד Parshiot Mattot (tribes) and Masei (journeys) Numbers 30:2-32:42 and 33:1-36:13 Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4, 4:1-2 Shabbat Chazak This Shabbat we read two Torah portions, Parashat Mattot and Parashat Masei. In the latter reading, one … Read More