Parshat Mattot (Tribes)

The Torah portion is Mattot, Numbers 30:2-32:42.

Moses speaks to the heads of the tribes about the laws of vows and oaths. It also speaks of a war of vengance against Midian, and counting the booty. It concludes by discussing the tribes of Reuben and Gad's desire to stay in the land across the Jordan, rather than the Promised Land, and this was allowed only if they agreed to help the other tribes claim the Promised Land.

The haftarah is Jeremiah 1:1-2:3.