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Parashat Va-eira (January 28, 2017)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

IT IS INTERESTING THAT MOSES, to whom the Lord is said to have spoken “face to face,” and who probably does more speaking than any other single character in the Bible except for God, is said to have a speech impediment. Moses who recites the Ten Commandments to the Hebrews! The Book of Deuteronomy almost entirely is composed of Moses’ repetition of laws given in earlier books. And, at the end of Deuteronomy, Moses recites one of the most beautiful poems in the entire Bible.

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