The Portion of Matot

Jul 7, 2015

Photo credit: Yehoshua Halevi

וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל־רָאשֵׁי הַמַּטּוֹת לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר זֶה הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהֹוָה׃

Moshe spoke to the heads of the Israelite tribes, saying: This is what Hashem has commanded:

Numbers 30:2

וְנֹבַח הָלַךְ וַיִּלְכֹּד אֶת־קְנָת וְאֶת־בְּנֹתֶיהָ וַיִּקְרָא לָה נֹבַח בִּשְׁמוֹ׃

And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its dependencies, renaming it Nobah after himself.

Numbers 32:42

In this portion, we are taught about vows which can be annulled, about God’s revenge on the Midianites and about two tribes who wish to hand-pick their land lot.

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