Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein from Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon, became TBI’s rabbi in 2015, after graduating from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
Parashat Devarim (Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22) – is the first portion from the book of Deuteronomy. In this parasha, Moses begins his review of the story of the people of Israel in the 40 years following their exodus from Egypt. In his narrative, he recalls events such as his appointment of Judges and magistrates; the wandering through the desert; the sending of the spies; the people’s spurning of the Promised Land; the wars fought against the Emorite kings; and his own words of encouragement to his successor Joshua.
Previous Torah Talks on Devarim