Shabbat Shalom: Matot-Mas’ei

Posted on July 14, 2023

Shabbat Shalom!

Shabbat Greetings:

Torah Question of the Week: Have you ever said something along the lines of Scarlett O’Hara’s “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again.”? Does this feel like a vow or a promise or a declaration… or an unalterable commitment? In this week’s Torah portion, we learn about the laws concerning oaths made in God’s name. In a nutshell, they are unbreakable (although a father or husband can nullify a daughter or wife’s vow)! How would it affect your promises to others if each promise was unbreakable?

Please join us for Shabbat Services this week on Friday night at 8:00 p.m., Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. or both! Come enjoy the goodies at the Oneg Friday night and our kiddush luncheon on Saturday. Be sure to register to come in person at so we have enough food! Both services are multi-access – in person and on Zoom. The Zoom links can be found in the Shabbat Preview.

Shabbat Shalom!

— Rabbi Rubin : )