Thursday, July 22, 2010

Second Torah Portion Of Deuteronomy II

Luke Ford writes: I talk about this week's Torah portion of Va'etchanan with Tikkun magazine Torah columnist:

Moses pleaded with God to let him cross over and see the land on the other side of the Jordan River. (Deuteronomy 3:23–25.) But God was wrathful with Moses and would not listen, telling Moses never to speak of the matter again, and Moses blamed his punishment on the Israelites. (Deuteronomy 3:26.) God directed Moses to climb the summit of Pisgah and gaze about to look at the land. (Deuteronomy 3:27.) And God told Moses to give Joshua his instructions and imbue him with strength and courage, for Joshua was to lead the people and allot to them the land. (Deuteronomy 3:28.)