UNRAVELING THE INTRODUCTORY VERSE

July 11th, 2018

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 and oaths?

The verses include ambiguities and anomalies that throw everything into doubt. Rabbi Dunner uses the Ohr Hachaim commentary to shed light on this passage, offering insights that cut to the core of how we use our power of speech.

PARSHAT MATTOT 2018 – SOURCE SHEET

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