Reading material to print

for ShABBOS and the week

Parshas MATOS-MASEI

Vows and Stringencies: Going Beyond Halakha

Harav Yehuda Amital

https://etzion.org.il/en/tanakh/torah/sefer-bamidbar/parashat-masei/matot-vows-and-stringencies-going-beyond-halakha

 

The Fate of the Tribes of Reuven and Gad in the Time of Yehoshua

Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

https://tanach.org/navi/yeho11.txt  

 

The Importance of the Journey

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/importance-journey 

 

The Boundaries of the Land

Rabbi Herschel Schachter

https://www.torahweb.org/torah/2000/parsha/rsch_matos-masei.html

 

The Siege of Beirut

Rabbi Gil Student

https://www.torahmusings.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/siege-of-beirut1.html

 

A Song of Biblical Geography

Rav Yoel Bin-Nun

https://etzion.org.il/en/tanakh/torah/sefer-bamidbar/parashat-masei/masei-song-biblical-geography

 

The Commandment to Settle (in) Eretz Israel

Nehama Leibovitz

https://archive.jewishagency.org/nechama-leibowitz/content/23797

 

Money and the Kids

Rabbi Yissocher Frand

https://torah.org/torah-portion/ravfrand-5771-matos/ 

The Role of the Chacham as Reflected in Nedarim

Rabbi Michael Rosensweig

https://www.torahweb.org/torah/2003/parsha/rros_matos.html 

 

Half of Menashe

Rabbi Ari Kahn

https://www.aish.com/tp/i/moha/97763584.html

 

The Danger of Suspicion 

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

https://rabbisacks.org/mattot-massei-the-danger-of-suspicion/

The Role and Challenges of Minhag in the 21st Century

Rabbi David Brofsky

https://www.torahmusings.com/2016/05/role-challenges-minhag-21st-century/

 

The Sorrow and the Shame of the Accidental Killer:

How do you live after unintentionally causing a death?

Alice Gregory

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/18/the-sorrow-and-the-shame-of-the-accidental-killer

 

The Nine Days

Laws of the Nine Days

Rav David Brofsky

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/laws-nine-days 

 

Restaurants Serving Meat During the Nine Days

Rabbi Chaim Jachter

https://www.koltorah.org/halachah/restaurants-serving-meat-during-the-nine-days-by-rabbi-chaim-jachter   

 

Siyumim During the Nine Days: Sanctioned or Sacrilege?

Moshe Kurtz

https://www.torahmusings.com/2019/08/siyumim-during-the-nine-days-sanctioned-or-sacrilege/

 

Havdala With Wine During The Nine Days

Rav Asher Bush

https://www.torahmusings.com/2014/08/havdala-wine-nine-days/

 

5781 - An Exceptional Year

Rabbi Yehuda Spitz- (includes discussion about a number of interesting anomalies regarding Rosh Chodesh Av on Shabbos and Tisha b’Av on Sunday)

https://ohr.edu/this_week/insights_into_halacha/9050