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Parashas Matot


Matot 3

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8 months ago
Chp. 31 verses 1 - 5: God commands Moshe to take the revenge of Israel against the Medianites. Moshe tells the people that it is the revenge of God? He chooses only 12,000 men for the war? They have to forced to go, why?

Matot 5

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7 months ago
Chp. 21 verses 21 - 54: Elazar instructs the returning soldiers from the war with Median, about spiritually purifying the vessels that they had taken as booty. There is also an accounting of all the spoils, in animals, and people. The soldiers were instructed as to how to divide the spoils of war.

Matot 7

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7 months ago
Chp. 32 verses 17 - 42: The tribes of Gad and Reuvain assure Moshe that they will not only go into battle they will lead the troops. In addition they say to him that they will stay an extra 7 years until the land in apportioned to all the tribes.

Parashas Matot (2012)


Matot 1

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8 months ago
Chp. 30 verses 2 & 3: Introduction, why did Moshe only speak to the princes? Description of vows and oaths. Keeping your word.

Matot 2

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8 months ago
Chp. 30 verses 3 - 17: Laws of vows and oaths especially as it pertains to a father and a husband, both to betrothal and marriage.

Matot 4

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8 months ago
Chp. 31 verses 6 -20: This portion deals with Moshe sending the 12,000 men to war with Median. They Billaam and the 5 kings of Median. They kill out all the men and take the women, animals, and all their possessions as the spoils of war. Moshe commands them to purify themselves from the defilement of the dead for 7 days, until they are purified by the ashes of the red Heifer.

Matot 6

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7 months ago
Chp. 32 verses 1 - 16: The Tribes of Reuvain and Gad approach Moshe, they contend that they have an abundance of sheep and cattle and that they want to inherit the lands of Og and Shichon, rather than receive their portion in Israel proper. Moshe rebukes them thinking that they wanted to avoid crossing the Jordan so that they would not have to enter the war against the 7 nations. They approach Moshe quietly after his rebuke and assure him that he misunderstood their request.

Parashas Matot (2004 - 2007)


Matot 1a

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8 years ago
Chp. 30 verse 2 - chp. 31 verse 14: Introduction, begins with oaths and vows. Then continues with oaths and vows of a girl in her father's house and then with her husband. Chp. 31 begins with Hashem commanding Moshe to take revenge against Midian for the incident at Shittim. He sends twelve thousand man out to battle lead by Pinchas. They kill out all the men including Bilaam. They return victorious and are greeted by Moshe, Elazar, and all the princes.

Matot 1b

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8 years ago
Chp. 31 verse 14 - Chp. 32 verse 42: Moshe rebukes the officers for not killing out the women, who were the cause of sins at Shittim. Moshe tells them to purify themselves. It then discusses the laws of kashering vessels. Continues with a description of how the booty was divided. Chp. 32 begins with the request of the tribes of Reuven and Gad to take possession of the land on the east side of the Jordan. At first Moshe is angry because he thinks that they were trying to avoid the war to conquer the land of Israel. They assure him that not only will they fight but that they would lead the army. Moshe then agrees that if they fulfill their promise that they and half the tribe of Menashah would be able to take their portion in Trans Jordan. He then apportions the land to them.


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