Category Archives: D’varim

A Brief Note on Political Theory – Parsha Devarim

One of the most stirring and memorable messages of Sefer Devarim is found in this week’s Torah reading, Parsha Shofetim. The Parsha continues the record of the last lessons that Moses imparted to the Children of Israel. Here, Moses spoke to … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on the Power of Words – Parasha Devarim

The Children of Israel were encamped on the Plains of Moab, pasturing their flocks, having completed a victorious military campaign. Their goal of the Promised Land lay just beyond the horizon. It was winter; no doubt cold and rainy. Further … Continue reading

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A Brief Note on the Laws of War – Parsha Devarim

Parsha Devarim begins with the short phrase, “… these are the words Moses spoke to all of Israel”. It introduced what can be considered Moses’ political and spiritual testament to the Children of Israel. Sefer Devarim is called Deuteronomy, derived from Greek and meaning … Continue reading

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