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Devarim

Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Devarim

Devarim: Moving On

This week, we begin the fifth and final book of the Torah, known in English as Deuteronomy.  Devarim, the Hebrew title of the book is also the name of the first portion. Just a few verses in, Moses speaks the following words: YHVH our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, “Long enough you have stayed […]

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Rabbi Naomi Hyman | Devarim

Devarim: Wisdom and Understanding

This week we begin the last book of the Torah, Devarim/Deuteronomy. This portion is always read on the Sabbath preceding Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. On this date, according to tradition, both the First and Second Temples were destroyed. It is also associated with other traumatic and destructive events in Jewish history. Because this reading […]

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