Be a Person of Your Word

Do you know someone who is very dependable and keeps his or her word? This is someone who follows through and you never have to wonder if things will get done; it’s refreshing, isn’t it? … Read More

Parashat Mattot (Tribes)

Bamidbar (Numbers) 30:2–32:42 As we continue in our weekly readings, we find a tragic story that we, God’s followers, still struggle with today. In order to fully understand the story, I want to first remind … Read More

Parshiot Mattot and Masei (Tribes and Journeys)

בס״ד Parshiot Mattot and Masei (Tribes and Journeys) Numbers 30:2-32:42 and 33:1-36:13 Haftarah: Jeremiah 2:4-28, 3:4, 4:1-2 Shabbat Chazak This week we have two Torah readings. In the opening of the first portion, Parashat Mattot, … Read More

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

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

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

בס”ד Parashat Mattot (tribes) Numbers 30:2-32:42 Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 Most people tend to emphasize the wrong thing. People today and people 3,500 years ago thought very similarly; in fact, people have not changed at all … Read More