Tagged ‘Massei’

Parashat Mattot-Massei

July 19, 2012 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

Divided We Stand, United We Fall: Not Much Has Changed I recall the period following the ’67 war when many Jews, religious and not, swelled with pride, kvelled, at what “our” tiny nation in the desert, surrounded by enemies, had … Continue reading »


Parashat Mattot-Masei

July 7, 2010 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Danny Horwitz My wife wasn’t planning to marry me. She was back from kibbutz, saving up money in order to make aliyah. Although I had spent a year studying in Israel, as a newly ordained rabbi I was not … Continue reading »


Parashat Mattot/Mas’ei

July 14, 2009 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

By Jill Hackell After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites are poised to cross the Jordan River, and to enter the Promised Land. In the previous parashah, Pinhas, a census of all individuals is taken, and Moses … Continue reading »


Parashat Mas’ei

July 31, 2008 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

By Dr. Ora Horn Prouser Parashat Mas’ei concludes the Book of Bemidbar, bringing together elements of the desert period, and drawing various parts to their logical conclusions. It traces the travels and encampments of the Israelites throughout the whole period … Continue reading »


Parashat Mattot-Massei

July 10, 2007 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

By Rabbi Jeff Hoffman I’m a guitarist. Have been for many years. On the guitar case of one of my guitars, I have affixed a bumper sticker that reads ‘What would Jerry say?’ The ‘Jerry’ referred to is Jerry Garcia, … Continue reading »



July 20, 2006 | Filed in: Bamidbar, Divrei Torah

By Michael Kohn The double parashah, Mattot-Massei, concludes the Book of Numbers. The narrative predominantly describes the final preparations for the Israelites to enter the land covenanted by God to their ancestors. Among these preparations is the allocation of land … Continue reading »