On the eve of their entry into the land of Israel, the children of Israel undergo intensive spiritual preparation in order to merit the settlement and occupation of the land set aside for them by G-d. Life inside the land of Israel is a reality unparalleled by life anywhere else on earth, and requires an integrity and sensitivity unmatched elsewhere. This is exemplified by the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest, whose life and spiritual rectitude is inexorably bound with the well-being of his brothers and sisters.
Matot-Masei (Numbers 30:2-36:13)
Parashat Matot-Masei is read on Shabbat:
Tammuz 24, 5775/July 11, 2015