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Parsha Page – B’raisheet; 10/6/18

Shabbat Shalom! This week we celebrated Simchat Torah, and we read the final parsha of the Torah, V’zot HaBracha, and began reading the first parsha of the Torah, B’raisheet. In the spirit of Simchat Torah, you will find here the summary for V’zot HaBracha followed immediately by B’raisheet. V’zot HaBracha begins with Moses delivering a bracha, blessing, to the Israelites before he dies. He gives each tribe a […]

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Parsha Page – Ha’azinu; 9/22/18

Shabbat Shalom! This week’s parsha, Ha’azinu, contains the last of Moses’ speech to the Israelites in the form of a farewell poem. He speaks of the battles the Israelites have gone through and will go through. Moses portrays God as the protector and guide of the Israelites, the Rock who holds Israel steady. Moses then describes how the […]

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Parsha Page – Vayeilech; 9/15/18

Shabbat Shalom! This is our first parsha in 5779. This week’s parsha, Vayeilech, begins with Moses reiterating to the people that he is old, and will not be able to cross into the Promised Land with them. He reminds them that God has appointed Joshua to lead the people, and that God will deliver the land to the […]

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Parsha Page – Nitzavim; 9/8/18

Shabbat Shalom! This is our final parsha in 5778. Shana tova! This week’s parsha, Nitzavim, begins as Moses is wrapping up his final speech to the Israelites. They are perched on the edge of the land of Israel, waiting to cross into the land and claim it. Moses reminds them that they are gathered together- everyone from the tribal leaders […]

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Parsha Page – Ki Tavo; 9/1/2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week’s parsha, Ki Tavo, opens with stating the mitzvah to bring the first fruits of the field to the Temple in the promised land. One should bring the fruits of their labor as an offering to be shared with the Cohanim (Priests), Levi’im (Levites), and the “stranger in your midst”. Fun fact: this is where we get the text […]

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