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Torah Talk for Parashat Vayelech

October 5, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe concludes his speech to the Bnei Yisrael, blesses Yehoshua, and instructs the community to gather every seven years to read publicly from the Torah; Hashem predicts the eventual straying of Bnei Yisrael.

Parashat Vayelech is the second-to-last portion of the Torah that we read on Shabbat. The beginning of the parasha parallels the beginning of an earlier parasha in an interesting way, essentially bracketing the beginning and end of the “Jewish National Story” in the Torah. Read more >