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  • Peace, Love and Midianites - a Poem for Parsha Matot-Masei

    By Rick Lupert

    3 weeks ago

    I like to think of Israel as a promised land
    a refuge, a holy place where everyone in
    my extended family belongs.

    But how many Midianites did we have
    to kill before we got there? Every time I
    see the word conquer in our

    Holy Text, and it’s us who’s doing the
    conquering, I...

  • Torah portion: A prayer evolves with its people

    3 weeks ago

    I recently returned home from my 10th summer at URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, Calif., where every year I spend two weeks on the faculty. At the end of every meal, the dining hall is filled with the lively sounds of campers singing Birkat ha-Mazon the blessing after eating — as...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Matot-Masei with Rabbi Jonathan Roos

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 17, 2015 | 4:05 am

    Our guest today is Rabbi Jonathan Roos, leader of the Temple Sinai congregation in Washington, DC. Rabbi Roos was ordained as a rabbi from the Hebrew Union College in 2002. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in History and received a Master's degree in...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Being Green

    Do you have a backyard? Is it green and full of flowers and trees? In Matot-Masei, we learn that God believes green space is an absolute necessity. God tells the Israelites: "Set aside some of your land for the Levites, so they can build towns. Make sure that there is...

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