Our Stories

Torah Talk for Parashat Va’etchanan

August 17, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe stresses to the Bnei Yisrael the importance of keeping Hashem’s commandments when they enter the land of Israel; Moshe repeats the Aseret HaDibrot (Ten Commandments) and utters the Sh’ma and V’ahavta passages.

Two poignant stories, one from the ancient world and one from the last century, revolve around the recitation of the Sh’ma prayer. Read more >