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This week's Torah Portion: 

45 VA’ETCHANAN - I PLEADED - DEUTERONOMY 3:23-7:11

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וָאֶתְחַנַּן אֶל־יְהוָה בָּעֵת הַהִוא לֵאמֹֽר

Va'etchanan el-ADONAI ba'eyt hahi leymor

"Then I pleaded with ADONAI."


This week’s portion contains two of the most fundamental concepts in Judaism: the Asarat HaD’varim (the Ten Words, also known as the Ten Commandments), and the “Shema.”

This is Parashat Va’etchanan. Moshe is still outlining some familiar reminders of Isra’el’s disobedience and the awesome fact that HaShem nevertheless has brought them this far! In fact, they are right at the eastern side of the Yarden (Jordan) River!
— Parashat Va'etchanan