Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Summary of The Weekly Torah Reading:

Parshas Devarim

Note: The Shabbos Torah Reading is divided into 7 sections. Each section is called an Aliya [literally: Go up] since for each Aliya, one person "goes up" to make a bracha [blessing] on the Torah Reading.


1st and 2nd Aliyot: Moshe recounts the history of the 40 years from after the 2nd Luchos, until the request by the people to send the Spies. (Pasuk 12 is read to the tune of Eicha - Lamentations) He notes the establishment of the Sanhedrin and the Judicial system.

3rd and 4th Aliyot: The incident of the Meraglim - Spies and its terrible punishment is related. Remember, the sin of the Spies and the decree for that generation to die out in the desert occurred today, on Tisha B'Av 2449, 3266 years ago.

5th and 6th Aliyot: Moshe jumps 38 years during which the decree of the 40 years was carried out and focuses on Israel's encounter with the nations of: Eisav, Moav, and Ammon. The battles with Sichon and Og and the acquisition of Trans-Jordan are retold.

7th Aliya: Trans-Jordan is given to the 2 1/2 tribes, and Yehoshua is encouraged to view these victories as a promise of future success in taking Land.


Parsha Summary by Rabbi Aron Tendler



 






ARTICLES ON DEVARIM AND THE THREE WEEKS:

View Complete List

The Three Weeks: What Are We Trying to Achieve?
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768

To My Very Last Breath
Rabbi Label Lam - 5772

In Other Words
Shlomo Katz - 5764

> Eisav's Reward
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5759

Small Favors
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5772

The Bobover Rebbe Zt"l
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5760

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Shabbos Hosting
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758

Shabat Outweighs the Ninth Day of Av
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5772

One Heart
Rabbi Label Lam - 5771

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Foundation of Piety
Shlomo Katz - 5773

17th of Tammuz: Why We Fast - Part 1
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Petty Squabble to Baseless Hatred
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

ArtScroll

About This We Cry!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

Our Father, Our Light
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

To See or Not to See - That is the Question
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5762

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5773



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information