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Vayelech – “And He Went”

This week’s parasha is entitled Vayeilech, which means, “And He Went.”  It covers Deuteronomy, Chapter 31:1 – 31:30.  As the parasha opens, we find out that this day will be Moses’ last day on earth.  As Moses mentions in verse 2:  I am a hundred and twenty years old today; I am no longer able to come and go, and

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Nitzavim-Vayelech- “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

We have a double-parasha this morning: Nitzavim and Vayelech. Nitzavim means ‘Those taking a stand’ and Vayyelech means ‘And he went’. These two parashas span Deuteronomy 29:9 (29:10 in our English Bibles) through 31:30. The parasha opens with all Israel assembled to stand before Adonai. In fact, the usual verb for ‘stand’ (omayd) isn’t the word used here. The verb

By |2017-09-18T21:38:41-04:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nitzavim-Vayelech- “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

Vayelech – “And He Went”

The name of this week’s parasha is Vayelech, which means “and he went” and covers Deuteronomy 31:1-30.  Moses told the Jewish people that when they entered the Promised Land, Joshua would be their leader, and Adonai would go before them to deliver the nations there into their hands.  Those nations would suffer the fate of the Amorite kings Sihon and

By |2016-10-11T02:49:19-04:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayelech – “And He Went”

Vayelech – “And He Went”

This week’s parasha is entitled Vayeilech, which means, “And He Went.”  It covers Deuteronomy 31:1 – 31:30.  At 30 verses, this is shortest parasha of the whole parasha cycle.  This year, this passage falls on a very special Shabbat, the Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  This Shabbat is called "Shabbat Shuva", the Sabbath of Repentance.  A

By |2017-01-30T21:42:15-04:00September 19th, 2015|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayelech – “And He Went”

Nitzavim – “Standing” & VaYelech – “And He Went”

This week’s we have a double parasha passage. Nitzavim, meaning "standing," covers Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20.  Va Yelech, meaning, "And He Went," covers Deuteronomy 31:1 - 31:30. In Chapter 29, all the people have gathered before the Lord in order to enter into covenant with Him.   In verse 15, we find that not only does this covenant involve those present

By |2017-01-30T21:42:48-04:00September 20th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nitzavim – “Standing” & VaYelech – “And He Went”

Nitzavim-Vayelech – “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

This week’s parasha is a double portion: Nitzavim (meaning “Those taking a stand”) and Vayelech (meaning “And he went”), and it covers Deuteronomy 29:9 through 31:30. In last week’s parasha Moses promised the Israelis that obedience to God’s commandments would bring blessings, and warned that disobedience would bring curses upon the nation. Here in chapter 29, Moses brings all Israel together one final time before they

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