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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