Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

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In this Torah portion, Moses recounts the Israelites’ episodes from their 40 years in the wilderness. Moses encourages the Israelites in their upcoming conquest of the land of Canaan.

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Moses recounts the Israelites time in the wilderness.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

My Killer, My Brother
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel


Tzedek vs. Tzedakah
Adina Gerver, AJWS


Words of Admonition
Rabbi Jordan Cohen, KOLEL


How the Israelite Nation Was Raised
Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels, AJWS


What Makes the Land Holy?
Rabbi Fred Greene, Union for Reform Judaism


From Reaction to Action
Sarah Margles, AJWS


Where Are We Now?
Rabbi James Michaels, socialaction.com


Belonging to the Land
Rabbi Matthew Mausner, Canfei Nesharim



From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Rebukes & Responses
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University


Moses Rewrites History
Ellen Frankel, Women of Reform Judaism


Love & Land
Rabbi Ari Jacobson, Orthodox Union


On History & Memory
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism
Attributes of a Leader
Rabbi Lewis Warshauer, JTS


Perceptions of Justice
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, CLAL


Gentle Rebuke Can Lead to Return
Yael Bronner, UJA-Federation of New York


Family and Fun

Parshat D’varim for Families
Torah Topics for Today


Parshat D’varim Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat D’varim Challah
Julie Seltzer


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