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Summary

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 Shema and Ve’ahavta prayers.

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Parashat Vaetchanan

Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11

Isaiah 40:1 - 40:26

Dealing Wisely with Torah

In Parashat Vaetchanan, Moses "places" the Torah before the Israelites with a warning.

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Tisha B’Av Rituals and Practices

Mourning the destruction of both temples, as well as a number of other Jewish tragedies.

The Western Wall Today

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Jewish Resurrection of the Dead

When and how will the dead will be brought back to life?

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