Parashat Vayeilech

Parashat Vayeilech Quiz

Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.

Moses’ Fate

The leader of the Israelites is not allowed to enter the Promised Land.

Haftarah for Shabbat Shuvah

The Haftarah selection comes from Hosea 14:2-10 and Micah 7:18-20. Ashkenazic communities add Joel 2:15-27.

The Song of Humanity

Song can remind us of our authentic selves and our genuine power.

A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey

The health of the land depends on our responsible behavior.

Parashat Vayeilech: Summary

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.

Moses’ Approach Towards Death

Several commentaries interpret Moses's going to the people before his death.

Quality Leaders

Moses and Joshua possessed leadership characteristics that we continue to look for in our leaders today.

If Only It Weren’t So Violent

The commandments to destroy the seven Canaanite nations are perhaps best understood as a later generation's struggle with idolatry.