Matos-Masei – The Midyan war

Why is the war with Midyan prefaced with the laws of vows? Why is Moshe told that he will die immediately after this war? Why does Pinchas lead them in battle, and not Yehoshua? Why did Pinchos bring back so many Midianites and why did Moshe adamantly demand their death? Why does the Torah give us such a detailed description of the spoils in this war? What is the significance of the fact that all of the spoils were passed through either fire or water?

Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.


  1. Ari Goldwag on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for your thought. They are usually about 20 minutes long, sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more. I will try to remember to do that in the future, bl'n.

  2. in the vanguard on January 6, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    If I may opine, it would be nice if just before the words "Parsha Podcast", you specify its length;
    E.g., "Find out in this week's 21-min. Parsha Podcast".

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