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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

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