Pensive man at supermarket

There's an important lesson to be learned in this week's Torah portion: Take the time to look at the 'big picture' and think things through before making a major decision. 

This week's portion opens with the laws of commitments, oaths, promises, and pledges. In Judaism, one’s word is one’s word. Deviating from one’s word or other commitment is considered to be an especially grave offense in Judaism.