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Parashat D'varim (August 13, 2016)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

WHAT’S THE GOOD WORD?

We call the book “Deuteronomy,” which is Greek for “Second Telling,” but its Hebrew name is D’varim (Words), and from the very beginning we know that words are going to be important. The Jewish people always have been “the people of the Book,” and to build a book you need words.

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