Archive for July 2014

Parashat Massei

BaMidbar 33:1-36:13
Birchat HaChodesh


  • Recounting of the journeys of the Benei Yisrael in the desert.
  • G‑d instructs the Benei Yisrael to eradicate all Kenaan's inhabitants and destroy their idols.
  • Division of the portion of land between the Tribal members.
  • The Leviim are provided 48 cities where they would dwell -- 42 cities plus the six cities of refuge. 
  • The Command to designate six cities of refuge. 
  • G‑d instructs Tzelafchad's daughters to marry men from their own tribe, so the land they inherit will remain in their ancestral tribe.

Rabbi Pinchas Winston's "Perceptions: Parashat Massei




Parashat Mattot

Sunday, July 13, 2014 · Posted in , , ,

BaMidbar 30:2 - 36:13

[Eretz Yisrael]

  • The laws of personal vows are detailed
  • Battle with Midyan
  • Moshe instructs the soldiers regarding the applicable laws of Tumah
  • The laws of how to make kosher our vessels
  • Moshe is approached by the Tribes of Reuven, Gad, and half of Menashe to acquire the Trans-Jordan territories captured from Sichon and Og
  • Moshe instructs the Benei Yisrael to clear out Eretz Yisrael from all negative influences, and sets the Biblical boundaries of Eretz Yisrael
  • New leaders are appointed to oversee the division of Eretz Yisrael
  • The laws regarding the inadvertent murderer are detailed
  • Prohibition against marrying outside one's tribe is established. This prohibition was only for the generation that occupied Eretz Yisrael.

Video Shiur by Rabbi Pinchas Winston on Parashat Mattot (and Massei) [Part 1 & 2]

Rabbi Winston uses this week's portion to help understand the meaning of the Three Weeks and Tisha B'Av.



Video Shiur by Rabbi Daniel Glatstein on Parashat Mattot

The Transjorden And The Lesson Of Being Maaver Sedra


Video Shiur by Rabbanit Iris Odani Elyashiv on Parashat Mattot




Parashat Pinchas

BaMidbar 25:10 - 30:1

[Daughters of Tzelafchad]

Parashat Summary
  • Pinchas is rewarded for killing the Hebrew and the Midiani woman who cursed G-d.
  • Yisrael fights a war against the Midiani.
  • A second census is taken.
  • The daughters of Tzelafchad force a change in the laws of property inheritance.
  • Yehoshua is chosen to be Moshe's successor. 
  • The sacrificial ritual for all festival occasions is described in detail.

Video Shiur by Rabbi Pinchas Winston on Parashat Pinchas

Rabbi Winston discusses why Pinchas became a kohen and how, as well as his transformation to Eliyahu HaNavi.




Video Shiur by Rabbi Daniel Glatstein on Parashat Pinchas:

Eliyahu HaNavi – A Necessary Blast From The Past


Women's Shiurim


Video Shiur by Rabbanit Iris Odani Elyashiv on Parashat Pinchas:


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