Shabbat Shalom: Matot-Mas’ei

Posted on July 29, 2022

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever decided that you wanted something other than what was offered to you, even if what was offered to you seemed as if it should have been better? In this week’s Torah portion, the tribes of Reuven and Gad ask to stay on the east side of the Jordan River because it is so good for their many cattle. In order for their request to be granted, they agree to help the Israelites claim the land of Canaan before returning to their desired home. What have you been willing to do to be able to make a different choice than what was offered to or expected of you?

Kabbalat Shabbat services are at 8:00 p.m. tonight. Tomorrow morning, Shabbat morning services will begin at 10:00 a.m. (Summer hours), and we will celebrate the Auf Ruf of Matt Shanes and Sarah Scheinholtz. Both services are multi-access: in person and on Zoom.  To register to come in person, please go to The Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )