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Shoftim

Laws about warfare Include some rules to tell us Who should wait to serve You’ve bought a new house But are waiting to move...
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R’eih

First generation After slave generation Gets troublesome rules Moses continues his instructions to the people as they prepare to cross the Jordan River and...
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Eikev

It sounds familiar Almost like V’ehavta But something’s different Last week’s portion included these words, which are part of V’ehavta: Deuteronomy 6:5-9 You shall...
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Va-et’chanan

God spoke from the fire Sounds were heard, but no shape seen Nothing but a voice Deuteronomy 4:12 God spoke to you out of...
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D’varim

Of Torah’s five books We finally get to one That is “of Moses” Torah is commonly referred to as “The Five Books Of Moses”....
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Matot / Mas’ei

At River Jordan Reuben and Gad ask Moses Please don’t make us cross Chapter 32 of Numbers tells an interesting story. When the Israelites...
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Pinchas

Zelopehad’s girls Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah Milcah and Tirzah They had no brother Asked to inherit from dad God said “it is just” Numbers...
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Balak

An angel of God Seen by the talking donkey But not by Balaam Torah stories don’t get much stranger than this week’s tale of...
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Chukat

The humble Moses Suddenly is arrogant God is not happy Numbers 20:10-12 Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation in front of the rock; and...
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Korach

Datham, Abriam Recall Egypt as the place Milk and honey flow Numbers 16:12 Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab; but they...

Naso

Always remember Wrongs against other people Are wrongs against God Numbers...
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