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This week, we read parshat Matot! In this parsha, Moshe introduces the laws governing the annulment of vows to the heads of the tribes of Israel.
War is waged against Midian as they were plotting to destroy Israel. In the Torah, a detailed account of the war is included. For example, it states all of the spoils of war and how they were divided up between the people, warriors, Levites, and the high priest.
The tribes of Reuben and Gad ask for the land east of Jordan as their portion of the Promised Land. They wanted this land, as it was perfectly suited for their cattle.
Moshe, at first, is quite angry due to the request; however, he later agrees on the condition that the tribes of Reuben and Gad assist and eventually lead in taking over the lands west of Jordan.
Shabbat shalom everyone! And of course keep the state of Israel and all of our brothers and sisters in your hearts and prayers this shabbos!