JULY 15, 2017


Rabbi's Drash:

This week we are reading a double parsha Matot-Masei. For this drash, we will be focusing on the first verse of Matot from Numbers Chapter 30. 


                    2 Whenever a man makes a vow to ADONAI or swears an oath to obligate himself by a  

                       pledge, he is not to violate his word but do everything coming out of his mouth.


As believers, we read about biblical oaths from the Torah in an almost abstract way, and we don't often think about them in the context of our daily lives today. However, these mitzvot are still a significant part of the life of a believer and should be something we take seriously. One significant example of an oath that every believer in Yeshua has or at least should have taken is the oath of faith as a believer. In other words, we made an oath to make Yeshua, the L-RD of our life and all the aspects of our life. This oath is very important and one we should do everything we can to not violate in any way.


The Readings for This Week:


2Whenever a man makes a vow to Adonai or swears an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he is not to violate his word but do everything coming out of his mouth. 

3“Suppose a woman in her youth vows to Adonai or obligates herself by a pledge in her father’s house. 

4If her father should hear her vow or her pledge with which she obligated herself and her father says nothing to her, all her vows and every pledge by which she has obligated herself will stand. 

5But if her father should forbid it on the day of his hearing it, none of her vows or pledges by which she has obligated herself will stand. Adonai will forgive her because her father has forbidden her.

Daily Readings:

Saturday Evening: Numbers 30:2-31:12

Sunday Evening: Numbers 31:13-54

Monday Evening: Numbers 32:1-19

Tuesday Evening: Numbers 32:20-33:49

Wednesday Evening:Numbers  33:50-34:15

Thursday Evening: Numbers  34:16-35:8

Friday Evening: Numbers 35:9-36:13

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HAFTORAH READING: Jeremiah 2:4-28

4Hear the word of Adonai, O house of Jacob and all the families of the house of Israel. 

5Thus says Adonai: “What fault did your fathers find in Me that they strayed so far from Me? They walked after worthless things, becoming worthless themselves? 

6They did not ask ‘Where is Adonai, who brought us up from the land of Egypt and led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and rifts, through a land of drought and distress, through a land where no one travels, where no one lives?’ 

7Yet I brought you into a fertile land, to eat of its fruit and goodness. When you came, you defiled My land. You made My heritage an abomination. 

8The kohanim did not ask, ‘Where is Adonai?’ The Torah experts did not know Me. The shepherds rebelled against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and went after unprofitable things.

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33“Again, you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall carry out your oaths to Adonai.’ 

34But I tell you, do not swear at all—not by heaven, for it is the throne of God; 

35or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 

36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. 

37But let your word ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’—anything more than this is from the evil one.”