Ya’acov leaves his home to escape the wrath of his brother Esau and travels to Haran (Mesopotamia – in Iraq of today) to the home of his uncle Lavan….
Rabbi Marcus MBE – Mattot / Masei
Mattot deals with three subjects. The first discusses the making of vows. We learn of the gravity and sanctity of the spoken word. We are urged to treat the spoken word as sacred and binding – a far cry from today’s practice of most ‘agreements’ relying on the written word.