Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30


In this Torah portion, Moses concludes his speech to the Israelites, blesses Joshua, and instructs the community to gather every seven years to read publicly from the Torah. God predicts the eventual straying of the Israelites.

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Moses tells the Israelites to
read the Torah every seven years.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Knowing One’s Place & Time

The Song of Humanity
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS

If Only It Weren’t So Violent
Rabbi Larry Milder, Union for Reform Judaism

Coming Together
Rabbi Gerry Serotta,


Land Flowing With Milk & Honey
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From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Moses’s Approach to Death
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

Strength in Numbers
Dvora Weisberg, CLAL


Moses’s Fate
Elaine Rose Glickman, Women of Reform Judaism


Quality Leaders
Vicki Compter Lefkowitz, UJA-Federation of New York


Models of Leadership
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships


Parashat Vayelekh Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Vayelekh Challah
Julie Seltzer



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