In Parshiyos Matos-Mas’ei, we learn about the journey of the B’nei Yisrael through the wilderness. The Torah portion emphasizes the importance of fulfilling one’s promises and the significance of our words. Rashi provides an inspiring insight into this theme.

Rashi highlights that when B’nei Yisrael vowed to wage war against Midian, they were only expected to fulfill their word partially. However, to their credit, they exceeded expectations by carrying out the entire task with dedication. This teaches us a powerful lesson: When we commit ourselves to something, let us go above and beyond what is merely required.

The message resonates deeply in our lives. It reminds us to embrace a mindset of excellence and integrity, refusing to settle for mediocrity. Let us strive to exceed our own expectations and surpass what others may anticipate of us. By doing so, we not only honor our commitments but also inspire those around us to rise to greater heights.

Parshiyos Matos-Mas’ei remind us that our journey through life is not solely about reaching our destination, but also about the values we uphold along the way. Let us emulate the B’nei Yisrael’s unwavering dedication and commitment to their word, infusing our actions with integrity and striving for excellence. By doing so, we can transform our lives and inspire others to do the same, ultimately bringing greater light and purpose to our world.

May the example set by B’nei Yisrael in Matos-Mas’ei inspire us to become individuals of unwavering commitment, uplifting the lives of others and fulfilling our destinies with excellence.

List of People Who Need a r’fuah sh’leimah (a complete recovery)


Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.


Amnon ben Rivkah

Yosef Chaim ben Rivkah Rachel

Rafael Yaakov ben Ayelet

Daniel Aharon ben Davida

Yaakov Yisrael Pinchas ben Tovah

Eliezer Yosef ben Avivah Chanah

Yitzchak ben Mazal Tov

Refael Chayim Meir ben Sima Chasha

Shmuel Moshe ben Alta Sayta

Tinok ben Sharona

Shabsai ben Pesha Rachel

Eisan Meir ben Laura

Eliyahu ben Miriam

Eliyahu Ochil ben Suriah

Esther Rivkah Chanah bas Tamar

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Mitali Naomi bas Gilah Farcha

Jaleh Sarah bas Victoria Devorah

Adinah bas Chanah

Emunah Rivkah bas Zilpah

Aliza Sima bas Shayna Brachah

Chayah Shaina bas Raizel

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