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Tikkun Leil Shavuot Torah Study: Parashat Matot

With Rabbi Yehudit Werchow

Rabbi Yehudit Werchow
Faculty, Israel Engagement, Union for Reform Judaism
Parashat Matot, Numbers 30:2–32:42

Summary

  • Moses explains to the Israelites the laws concerning vows made by men and women. (30:2–17)
  • Israel wages war against the Midianites. (31:1–18)
  • The laws regarding the spoils of war are outlined. (31:19–54)
  • The tribes of Reuben and Gad are granted permission to stay on the east bank of the Jordan River. (32:1–42)

Questions

  • What does this Torah portion teach us about how we can constructively resolve disagreements over important issues?
  • What should be the connection between the Jewish people and the Jewish State?
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