Light to the Nations – with Rabbi Chaim Richman
Weekly series of short messages concerning the weekly Torah Portion.
The tribes of Reuven, Gad and half the tribe of Menashe seem to have their priorities upside down, as they express concern for their livestock before their own offspring, omit G-d in their plans, and seem to spurn the land of Israel, choosing to settle east of the Jordan River. After receiving strong rebuke from Moses, they vow to join the struggle of their fellow tribes to realize their inheritances in the land, and by ultimately fulfilling their word, sanctify the land on which they settled.
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Matot (Numbers 30:2-32:42)
Parashat Matot is read on Shabbat:
Tammuz 23, 5768/July 26, 2008