Devarim

And he’s missed it!

 

 

 

When reading through Moshe recapping the judicial reform that we are told about in parshas Yisro, one cannot help but noting a glaring omission from the psukim.

Though it seemed to be Yisro’s idea to set up a body of judges to lighten Moshe’s workload, in parshas…

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Devarim

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what is the judgment of a king?

Parshas Devarim; The King and I
Our sedra marks the beginning of Moshe’s final speech to klal yisrael before his death. In this speech, he revises several key events of the previous forty years. We are going to focus on part of one of those events. In parshas Yisro, we…

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We always get something!

The young people of Bnei Yisroel who were about to go into Eretz Yisroel. Moshe Rabbeinu in his last address to them retold the story of their parents' mistakes in the Midbar. When retelling the Cheit of the Meraglim, Moshe says that they were punished and routed by the Emori…

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Moshe Rabbeinu saw what was coming!!

The Medrash (Eicha Rabba 1:1) tells us that three people used the word Eicha. Moshe Rabbeinu, Yeshaya, and Yirmiya. Moshe Rabbeinu asked in Devarim (1:12), “Eicha Esa Livadi”, how can I alone, carry the nation? The Medrash contrasts these three quotes, in that Moshe used it in the time of…

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Yisro's advice revisited

Devarim begins Moshe’s final speech to Bnei Yisrael. In it, he goes through the nation’s history from the Exodus, warning them to observe HaShem’s Torah faithfully, and then he goes on to repeat many of the mitzvos we have been given so far. This is why the chumash is called…

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One Day We Will All Be Togethor

This week we start a new book. The fifth and final book of the Torah: Devarim. It consists entirely of Moshe's last speech to the Jewish nation before he dies and they go on to enter the Land of Israel.

The Ramban explains in his introduction to Devarim that the…

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