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