Parasha for the week; scriptures

July 26-August 1

Va’etchanan  “And I Besought”

Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11  Isaiah 40:1-26  Luke 3:2-15

The forty-fifth reading from the Torah and the second reading from the book of Deuteronomy is named Va’etchanan, which means “and I besought”. The title comes from the first verse of the reading which says, “I pleaded with the LORD at that time” (Deuteronomy 3:23).

The portion completes the historical prologue of the Deuteronomy covenant document and begins a rehearsal of the stipulations. Part of that rehearsal is a repletion of the Ten Commandments and the famous first passage of the Shema: Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

Taken from FFOZ Torah Club Vol One

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