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Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Shabbat and Meditation: Just Be It

How mindfulness can deepen your Shabbat experience — and vice versa

Havdalah: Celebrating the Uniqueness of the Jewish people

Reveling in uniqueness is wonderful, proclaiming superiority is not.

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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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