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UNRAVELING THE INTRODUCTORY VERSE

The first two verses in the portion of Mattot are confounding. Why are the leaders of the tribes mentioned, and were the Bnei Yisrael included in the commandment regarding vows... Read More

ROCKY THE ‘TALKING’ ORANGUTAN

This week I came across a headline that really grabbed my attention: “Orangutans Exhibit... Read More

THE POWER OF SPEECH

Matot begins with the laws of oaths and vows. Although the Torah seems to... Read More