This week’s Torah portion is Mattot, the penultimate portion in Numbers. Mattot includes instructions on and lists of vows. The vows we utter, the words we say all have power. How does Judaism encurage us to think about our words? Here are links to commentaries which address this question as it resonates from our parashah (portion).
My Word by Rabbi Andrea Lerner of the University of Wisconsin Hillel Foundation.
Rabbi Rebecca Gutterman examines vows Broken & Made.
Rav Kook writes about vows and their impact on our emotions and intellect in his drash Mattot, Keeping Vows.
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Wishing all shalom, salaam, peace.