Vayeilech

Group exercise

One of the final mitzvos in the Torah is the mitzvah of hakhel, whereby on the night after the first day yom tov of Sukkos all of Klal Yisrael got together in the Beis Hamikdash to hear certain portions of the Torah read to them. This was a time especially…

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Finding yourSelf

Parshas Vayelech; Successor to the Crown If you yawn during the leining of Vayelech you might miss an entire aliyah! However, despite its meagre thirty psukim, there is much to be gleaned from our parsha.. In fact, the final two miztvos of the Torah are mentioned in our sedra.

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Caring for the community

What would you do if you knew you were about to die? I'm sure everyone has their own ideas and answers, some more religious than others. Well, let's see a great example in Moshe Rabeinu.

In Vayelech, we see that some of the last things he does all relate to…

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The end is nigh

Parshas Vayelech is essentially Moshe’s last speech to Bnei Yisrael regarding their conduct and faithfulness to HaShem. How did Moshe know that this was going to be his last speech? The Ohr Hachaim (31:1) writes that the opening words ‘vayelech moshe’ hint to the fact that when a tzadik is…

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The Torah is a Song!

The final mitzvah in the Torah is in our sedra, and it is the mitzvah of writing a sefer torah. Actually, you fulfill a branch of this mitzvah by buying Jewish serafim too! Anyway, the pasuk that tells us this is 'now write for this song and teach it to…

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