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Parashat Vayeilech (October 8, 2016)
by Sherry Nehmer


VAYEILECH, ONE OF THE CONCLUDING CHAPTERS of the Book of Deuteronomy, contains a poignant portrait of Moses as he faces his mortality with the knowledge that he never will cross with his people into the Promised Land. Rather than lament with bitterness about the unfairness of the situation, what Moses does with the knowledge is to forge a powerful link in the unbroken chain binding Jews from generation to generation.


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