Category: Matot

DON’T CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

The portion of Matot begins with the laws of oaths and vows. The Talmud regards... Read More

CITIES OF REFUGE

Although the plan was to conquer the Land of Canaan so that the nation could... Read More

UNRAVELING THE INTRODUCTORY VERSE

The first two verses in the portion of Mattot are confounding. Why are the leaders... Read More

ROCKY THE ‘TALKING’ ORANGUTAN

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

THE POWER OF SPEECH

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

THE TRIBES THAT WANTED TO STAY BEHIND

Rabbi Dunner discusses the tribes who stayed behind in the land of Gilead. As the... Read More

DEFENDING ISRAEL FROM THE ATTACKS OF A RABBI

The following edited extract is excerpted from the blog of the rabbi of Temple Israel... Read More