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BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY S
Devarim (Deuteronomy) In this final book of Torah, Moses reviews much of the history and the laws given to the Jewish people: hence the Greek name, (taken from phrase 'Mishneh Torah', Deut. 17:18) meaning second telling. In Deuteronomy, the belief that following God's rules will bring blessing; while spurning God will result in calamity is stressed. Idolatry and other false practices are continually denounced. Many scholars identify Deuteronomy with the book of Teaching found by Hilkiah the High Priest (during the reign of King Josiah- II Kings 22:8) during the reforms the king was instituting to strengthen Israel and its religion. There are thirty-four chapters, divided into eleven parashiyot. The parashiyot of Devarim are: Devarim, Va'Etchanan, Ekev, Re'eh, Shoftim, Ki Tetze, Ki Tavo, Nitzavim, VaYelech, Ha'azinu, and Zot HaBrachah
Nitzavim/VaYelech: As we enter this season of repentance, God will take one step towards us for every step we take to return.
Parasha Va-Yelech tells us sadly of Moses' final hours. Knowing that his time is up, he passes the mantle of leadership to Joshua, in front of all the people, with words of encouragement. He then completes the writing of the Torah and gives the book to the Levites to place in the Ark and to safeguard. The Presence of God appears to Moses, predicting Israel's faithlessness, but promising to bring them to the Land. As per God's instructions, Moses then gathers the people together one last time to hear his song.
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