G-d controls Israel’s borders
“These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt by their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. Now Moses wrote down the starting points of their journeys at the command of the LORD. And these are their journeys according to their starting points” (Numbers 33:1-2).
And so begins the ‘parshah’ (‘Torah’ portion) this week, ‘Parashat Masei’ (Journeys) found in Numbers 33:1 – 36:13; the corresponding ‘haftorah’ (reading of the prophets) is found in Jeremiah 2:4-28 - 4:1-2.