Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11


In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel. Moses repeats the Ten Commandments and utters the Sh’ma and V’ahavta.


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ten commandment
Moses repeats the Ten Commandments

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Integrating Knowledge
Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger, KOLEL
Treatment of the Stranger
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS
Whom Should You Honor?
Rabbi Lawrence Raphael, Union for Reform Judaism
Here & Act
Rabbi Dorothy Richman, AJWS
The Chosen People
Rabbi Elliot Kaplowitz, Hillel
The Smallest of Peoples
Pamela Katz, AJWS
Acting With Compassion
Gila Langer,
Guard Yourselves Very Well
Akiva Gersh, Canfei Nesharim

From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Love the Lord
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity
Renewing Love
Dvora Weisberg, CLAL
The Dutiful Student
Rabbi Marc Wolf, Jewish Theological Seminary
Jewish Continuity
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Initiative
Beyond the Letter of the Law
Rabbi David Movsas, Orthodox Union
Inverse Tablets
Mindy Berman, UJA-Federation of New York
Understanding Our Own Morality
Carol Ochs, Women of Reform Judaism


Parashat Va’et’hanan Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Parashat Va’et’hanan Challah
Julie Seltzer
Parashat Va’et’hanan for Families
Torah Topics for Families


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