The two Torah portions, Matot and Masei, which conclude the book of Numbers are read together as one. What is the true connection between Matot, which begins with the laws concerning the responsibility of taking upon oneself a vow, and the opening verses of Masei, which describe the journeys of Israel in the wilderness? Taken together, they provide for us a key and a map to our own life’s journey, and shine a light on our own potential.
Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13)
Parashat Matot-Masei is read on Shabbat:
Av 2, 5772/July 21, 2012