Torah Portion Masei Complete

Numbers 33:1-36:13

Jeremiah 2:4-2:28, 3:4 & 4:1-2

Matot

Don't Forget to

This Parashah covers a recounting of the stages that Israel went through since their journey from Egypt, directions for the conquest of Canaan, the boundaries of the land, naming of the tribal leadership, establishment of Levitical cities, establishment of cities of refuge, laws concerning the avenger of blood, and the ruling concerning female heirs.

This week's Torah portion deals with the 42 locations of the wandering of the children of Israel in the Wilderness. Also, we will find the plan of redemption in the commandment of the cities of refuge. I pray that this weeks torah portion will give you deeper understanding of the wisdom in YHVH and how He is always keeping his word and covenant with His people Israel even in the mist of trouble, disobedience, and rebellion.

In the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Speak to the Israelites, and say to them: When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their figured stones, destroy all their cast images, and demolish all their high places.

In 1948, God restored Judah back to the land of Israel. Fast forward 66 years later and we are currently seeing the fruits of not kicking the idolatrous Muslims out of the land which God promised our forefathers.

But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides; they shall trouble you in the land where you are settling. And I will do to you as I thought to do to them.

Today, Hamas is a thorn in Israel's side. Not something that has the ability to kill you, but something that is a constant source of trouble. It should be no surprise that this week's Torah Portion (the 2nd in the 3 leading up to Tish B'Av) includes this warning to Israel.

This page includes Torah Portions from multiple years covered by Wisdom in Torah. Each year we covered the Torah from a different perspective so you can explore each Parashah from a different perspective and focus.

  • 2010 Portions: Focus on Messianic connections in the Parashah
  • ANET Portions: Focus on the ancient Near Eastern cultural context of the Parashah
  • Mitzvot Portions: Focus on explaining and exploring the commandments found in the Parashah (in progress)
  • 2015 Portions: Revisiting the Parashah looking at the ancient cultural context more in depth with additional areas that have been researched
  • Brit Portions: Focus on connecting the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) to the Parashah

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  • There are no power points for this teaching, but for further studies on the Rites of Passage, please click on this link: The Rites of Passage

Rico Cortes

34 thoughts on “Torah Portion Masei Complete”

  1. Rico,
    Thank you for making available previous years teaching. The Brit Portion was very powerful and I loved the ANET. Thanks Dustin, Ryan, and Daniel.

  2. Shoshannah Congdon

    Thank you for the Brit portion. I am learning connections I never saw before. It inspires me to study more.

    Praying for your family and your mother-in law.

    Near the time of Pesach my updated DNA results show that I am 3% Sephardic Jew. Thanks for the resources on your web site that have some information regarding Sephardim. (Since I am an adoptee I have done DNA testing to try to find out family information.)

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