Jewish Journal

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Vaetchanan with Rabbi David Cantor

Rabbi Cantor of Temple Beth Shalom believes in Judaism as a vision of the good life, a way of bringing meaning into all that we do, a gift to be shared with all who choose to join in the destiny of the Jewish People, no matter what their calling.Rabbi Cantor holds bachelor degrees in Arts and Laws from the University of Manitoba, and Masters Degrees in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Studies from the American Jewish University. He received his ordination as a Rabbi in 2000 from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and has served congregations in Manitoba, Maine, Connecticut, and Tennessee.

This Week’s Torah Portion- Parashat Va’etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11)- continues to present Moses’ review of the Torah. Moses tells how he implored God to let him into the Promised Land and how God refused. He recounts the story of the Exodus from Egypt, declaring it an unprecedented event in human history. He predicts how in the future the people of Israel will sin, worship other gods, get exiled, and return to obey the lord outside the Promised Land. The portion also includes a repetition of the Ten Commandments and of the verses of the Shema.

 

 

Previous Talks on Vaetchanan

Rabbi Julie Schonfeld

Rabbi Terry Bookman

Rabbi Gary Pokras

Rabbi Sruli Dresdner