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Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

The name of this week’s parasha is Vaetchanan, which means “and I pleaded”, and covers Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11. Moses asked God to allow him to enter the Promised Land, but Adonai was angry with him because of his conduct at Meribah in Numbers 20. Because Moses hadn’t honored God for providing the Jewish people water there, but took the honor for

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Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

The Torah portion for this Shabbat is called Va’etchanan, meaning “and I pleaded”. It covers Deuteronomy 3:23 through chapter 7:11. As the parasha opens, Moses pleads with Adonai to reconsider allowing him to cross over into the Land of Promise. God’s answer was a firm “No” but He did allow Moses to ascend Mt. Pisgah and get a bird’s eye

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Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

This week our parasha is Va’etchanan, meaning “and I pleaded” and covers Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11.  This parasha contains many laws, as well as the Shema, and the repeating of The Ten Commandments.  However, this morning I would like to discuss the plea of Moses to our people, both then and now, and how it is still very relevant to Messiah’s Community

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Va’Etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

The parasha for this Shabbat is entitled Va’Etchanan, meaning “And I Pleaded” and covers Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11. In this week's parasha we observe the continuing majestic sweep of Deuteronomy, the final book of the Torah.  Contained within these five chapters are instructions and reflections on the early experience of the Exodus and desert wanderings as well as their implications for

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Vaetchanan – “And I Pleaded”

This week’s Torah portion is entitled Va’Etchanan, meaning “And I Pleaded.”  It covers Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11.  This Parasha is a rich and powerful reading.  In addition to the preparations and warnings for crossing over the Jordan and possessing the inheritance God has promised His people, it contains the reiteration of the Ten Commandments, the Shema, instructions regarding knowing and living out

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Va’Et’Chanan – “And I Pleaded”

This week’s Parasha is called Va’Et’Chanan, which means, “And I pleaded.”  It covers Deuteronomy Chapter 3:23 – Chapter 7:11.  The parasha opens with Moses pleading with God to allow him to cross over into the Promised Land, but God refusing to allow Moses to enter the Promised Land.  If you remember, back in Numbers, Chapter 20, Moses was supposed to

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Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad.  Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Adonai is completely unique; in all the universe there is none like the Lord.  This week our parasha is Va'etchanan, meaning “and I pleaded” and covers Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11.  The name of this parasha conveys a major theme: the plea of Moses to God

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