Posts tagged Vayeilech

Vayeilech (And he went)


Deuteronomy 31:1-30 In this week’s Torah reading Moses presents an idea that is designed to both establish faith in God and bring a knowledge of the law to the Israelites. “Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel…” (Deut.31:1) These are the opening words of the final address to the Israelites before they enter the […]

Vayeilech – Torah In Haiku


Hak’heil et haam * … Men, women, and children, too … To hear the Torah — Vayeilech is the shortest portion in the Torah – just one chapter consisting of 30 verses. But it includes an important commandment, part of which is included at the beginning of the Torah service in Mishkan T’filah, the Reform Movement’s […]

Vayeilech (He went)


Deuteronomy 31:1-30 Before entering the Promised Land, God commands Moses to create written copies of two documents… The “Teachings” and a song that foretells the future when the people turn from the Eternal. Both are to be told to all future generations so that they will always know … and always follow the ways of […]

Nitzavim/Vayeilech – Torah in H...

Rosh Hashanah nears … Torah tells us we will stray … But we can return — Moses warns the people that future generations will suffer punishment “because they have forsaken the covenant” (Deuteronomy 29:24). But he assures them that “you shall call [the blessing and the curse] to mind … and shall return to Adonai […]

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