Bible

Parashat Re’eh: Summary

Moses instructs the Israelites regarding idolatry, false prophets, clean and unclean foods, tithes, freeing slaves, and the pilgrimage festivals.

Parashat Vaetchanan: Summary

Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God's commandments when they enter the land of Israel; Moses repeats the 10 Commandments and utters the Shema and V'ahavta.

Parashat Devarim: Summary

Moses recounts to the Israelites episodes from the 40 years in the wilderness; he encourages the Israelites in their upcoming conquest of the land of Canaan.

Parashat Matot: Summary

Moses describes the laws of oaths; the Israelites battle the Midianites; the tribes of Reuben and Gad request to dwell outside of the Land of Israel.

Parashat Nitzavim: Summary

Moses describes the Covenant between God and the Israelites, urging the Israelites to uphold the Covenant and honor the Torah so that they may be rewarded with life in the land of Israel.

Parashat Pinchas: Summary

God gives Pinchas a covenant of peace; God explains the apportionment of the Land of Israel; the daughters of Tzelophechad petition to inherit their father's portion; Moses appoints Joshua his successor.

Parashat Sh’lach: Summary

Moses sends scouts to explore the Land of Israel; ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land.

Sanctifiers Of Time

The commandment to proclaim the festivals includes concepts of communal responsibility and imitating God.

Preparing To Receive God’s Message

Unlike the first tablets, the second tablets, which were hewn by human hands, endured.

Parashat Vayetzei: Summary

Jacob flees to his uncle Laban's household and lives there for several years, marrying Laban's daughters, Leah and Rachel, and building a large family.

Parashat Toldot: Summary

With video commentary from BimBam.