Two mountains set the stage for blessings and curses this week.
As Moshe’s time is winding down, he has some final words to say.
This week’s Torah reading comes to us in the form of a poem that Moshe composed for Bnei Yisrael.
In this week’s Parshat Devarim, Moshe reviews some of the highlights of the nation’s 40 years in the desert. One would assume that he chooses incidents that are particularly educational for Bnei Yisrael to think about. One such example is the sin of the spies.
In this week’s parsha, the Torah commands the Jewish people to take care of its poor people.
In this week’s parsha, one finds a most-surprising command: Chapter 23 verses 13-15 state that if the Jewish People are at war, they must have a place outside the camp where soldiers will go and dig a hole, go to the bathroom and cover it! Since , as the Torah reminds us, “Hashem, your G-d, walks in the midst of your camp to rescue you…so your camp shall be holy.”