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Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Gregg Drinkwater, Joshua Lesser, and David Shneer (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the Jewish tradition, reading of the Torah follows a calendar cycle, with a specific portion assigned each week. These weekly portions, read aloud in synagogues around the world, have been subject ... More


Going Ahead: Parashat Matot (Numbers 30:2–32:42)

Lisa Edwards

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0042
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh in the readings of Parashat Matot of Numbers as vanguard troops, who go in front into the battles after the Israelites cross ... More


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