Matos-Masei Parsha Sheet: The Power of Speech

Parshas Matos opens with a discussion of the power of speech - when we make an oath, our words can have the power to create new obligations for us, or prohibit things that would otherwise be permissible. This week's sources discuss how the ability to speak is unique to mankind, and how words can have both positive and negative powers. Includes key Ramban's and Gur Aryeh's on the parsha.

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