Monthly Archives: July 2016

Haftarah for Matot

This week’s Parasha, Matot, Numbers 30.2 – 32.43[i], deals with vows, specifically concerning father/daughter and husband/wife relationships (30.3-16). There is also the account of the divinely directed judgment on Midian and Balaam, as well as the dealing with the tithes … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Pinchas

This week’s Torah reading is Pinchas, Numbers 25.10 to 30.1. The adjoining Haftarah is 1 Kings 18.46 to 19.21. Interestingly, just last week Hashem asked Elijah, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (I Kings 19.9). [i]  The Creator surely knew … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Balak

This week’s thoughts will be short as I have been semi-down with bronchial pneumonia and Vered has been in the hospital since Sunday afternoon with intense abdominal pains. So far the tests have not provided a definitive prognosis but we … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Chukat

This week’s reading (in Israel) is Chukat, Numbers 19.1 through 22.1. Among the various points in this week’s Parashat, one of the saddest things is the consequence of Moshe and Aaron’s disobedience to the expressed word of Adonai. In the … Continue reading

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