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Nitzavim / Vayeilech

Rosh Hashanah nears Torah tells us we will stray But we can return Moses warns the people that future generations will suffer punishment “because...
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Ki Tavo

After 40 years Hearts know, eyes see and ears hear What G-d did for us Deuteronomy 29:1-3 Moses summoned all Israel, and said to...
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Ki Teitzei

Don’t make promises Unless ready to keep them Your word is your bond   Deuteronomy 23:22-24 When you make a pledge to G-d, do...
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Shoftim

The “Royal Subjects” For the kings of Israel Are the laws of G-d Write them, study them Do not feel superior Don’t gather riches...
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R’eih

Carnivores rejoice! Eat meat to your heart’s content G-d says it’s okay But first check the list What’s allowed and forbidden And don’t eat...
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Eikev

Bread is not enough The words that G-d speaks to us Can nourish our souls   Deut 8:3 – “… man does not live by...
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Parties In Haiku: A $90,000 B’nei Mitzvah Celebration

Expensive parties Some kids get carried away These two broke the mold   This one isn’t about the Torah portion, although it is about...
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Va-Et’chanan

This week’s portion includes Moses’s retelling of the Ten Commandments (Deuteronomy 5:6-18)   I am Adonai Who brought you out of Egypt Out from...
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Pinchas

G-d speaks to Moses You disobeyed at Kadesh Your days are numbered Moses speaks to G-d I’ve got to pass the baton Name a...
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Balak

Some familiar words The start of a morning prayer Spoken by Balaam The opening verse of Mah Tovu, part of the morning worship service,...