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Matot Videos

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Practical Parshah—Matot
It is a mitzvah to keep a vow, but it is also a mitzvah to have a vow properly annulled. How is a vow annulled?
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How to Study Torah - Matot
Just before entering the Promised Land, two and a half of the Twelve Tribes ask for special permission to settle on the other side of the Jordan River. If they were meant to settle in that place, then why didn't G-d assign it to them to begin with? And if they were not meant to settle there, then why did G-d agree to their request?
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Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Matot contains 112 verses, and the mnemonic for it are the names Buki, Yakeiv, and Eivel. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah.
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Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the annulment of vows
Never make promises you cannot keep, right? Rashi highlights how some vows are spiritually essential, others spiritually unhealthy.
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Something Spiritual on Parshat Matot
Do we ask what G-d will do for me today or what will I do for G-d today?
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Letters and Numbers of Torah—Matot
G-d tells Moses, “A thousand for each tribe, a thousand from each tribe, from all the tribes of Israel you shall send into the army [to battle the Midianites].” (Numbers 31:4) The Hebrew word for thousand is “elef,” which is spelled the same as “alef.” What is the connection between the battle against Midian, the letter alef, and the Three Weeks of mourning over the destruction of the Temple?
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Exploring Rashi’s commentary on Balaam’s advice to seduce the Israelites into sin
Jews are naturally repelled by promiscuity. Discover Rashi’s insight into Bilam’s top secret plan to get the Jews to sin in the one area they were vigilant to avoid.
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Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the impurity contracted in battle
Rashi explores Talmudic sources to dissect the Torah law about how a person becomes impure if they kill someone.
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Week In Rejew: Matot-Massei
The Itche Kadoozy show celebrates its 42nd season on the air, and Jono shows us some vintage clips from the very first season of the IKS.
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There are two different words the Torah employs when referring to the Tribes of Israel: Shevet and Mateh; why the two expressions?
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An Introduction to the Three Weeks
This class begins with a history of the three-week period of mourning for the Destruction of the Holy Temple and continues with an analysis of a prophecy of Jeremiah that hints to the future transformation of "bitterness into sweetness."
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Exploring Rashi’s commentary on the tribe of Gad fighting on the frontlines
Rashi illustrates how Moses’ strategy to send the tribes of Gad and Reuven to lead the charge in the conquest of Israel teaches how to effectively overcome your enemies.
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