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Nitzavim

We stand together Before Adonai our God To enter the Brit Deuteronomy 29:9,11 You stand this day, all of you, before Adonai your God...
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Ki Tavo

Before we can hear Before we can truly hear There must be silence Deuteronomy 27:9 – Moses and the levitical priests spoke to all Israel,...

Ki Teitzei

Defiant children? Torah calls on the neighbors To help reign them in Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man has a wayward and defiant son, who...
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Shoftim

Don’t judge unfairly Don’t show partiality Don’t take any bribes Deuteronomy 16:18-19 You shall appoint judges and officials for your tribes, in all the...
Jewish Ten Commandments

R’eih

Do not add to them And don’t take away from them Adonai’s commands לא תסף עליו ולא תגרע ממנו מצות אדוני   Deuteronomy 13:1...
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Eikev

Give thanks to your God When you have eaten your fill Birkat Hamazon Deuteronomy 8:10 When you have eaten your fill, give thanks to...
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Va-et’chanan

Doing commandments It’s only part of our task We must study, too. Before reciting the Ten Commandments in this week’s portion, Moses tells the...
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Korach

God’s angry – again Moses and Aaron speak up “Spare the innocent” God relents – again “I’ll punish the sinners, but Spare the innocent”...
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Sh’lach L’cha

Kol Nidre worship Includes several verses From this week’s portion The evening worship service for Yom Kippur is called Kol Nidre, named for the...
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B’haalot’cha

Moses gets God’s help The people suffer God’s wrath The difference? One word. This week’s portion is full of complaints. The people complain, “If...

Tzav

Seeking holiness? Surround yourself with people Seeking holiness This week’s haiku...
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