Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30

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In this Torah portion, 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.


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Moses tells the Israelites to
read the Torah every seven years.

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