Mattot-Massei: A Sojourn in Germany

July 20, 2012 By: Rabbi Jay Kelman
“And these are the travels of the children of Israel”. We know little of many of the places the Jewish people encamped during their stay in the desert; the fact that Jews once lived in these places makes them worthy of mention in the Torah. Much of the parshiot of Mattot and Massei (and sefer Bamidbar, for that matter) deals with the issue of one’s place of abode.It is here, in this week’s parshiot, that the tribes of Reuven and Gad ask to be...
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