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Matot Masei:That’s Ok, I’ll just stay here

(Apologies to how this is formatted. This is the best I could do with the tech environment I’m in) Standing at the edge of the Land, amassing at the border, and preparing to go in, Moses heard something he never … Continue reading

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Matot: No thanks, Moses, you go on ahead, I’ll stay here.

So it turns out that Moses may have failed at bringing the entire Israelite nation into the Land.  And so began the Diaspora. In this week’s parasha, Matot, God describes and proscribes what a holy war should look like.  The … Continue reading

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Matot: Adultescence

Vows.  I know we’re still a couple of months away from Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, when we talk a lot about the vows and promises we make, but this week’s parasha Matot brings it up right away:  “If a … Continue reading

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Matot: I just don’t know

Some weeks the text just stumps me.  This is one of those weeks. Here it is, the last half of the penultimate reading of the book of Numbers (follow that?). Moses gets the word from God about how to handle … Continue reading

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