Rabbi Josh Broide is the director of the Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement, a division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Rabbi Broide received his rabbinical ordination and earned a masters in Advanced Talmudic Law from the Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore, Md. He was recently named one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis” by the Jewish Daily Forward and was the recipient of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s James & Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award as well as the prestigious Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.
In parshat Vaetchanan: Moses tells the people of Israel how he implored God to allow him to enter the Land of Israel, but God refused. Continuing his “review of the Torah,” Moses describes the Exodus and the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Moses predicts that in future generations the people will turn away from God, worship idols and be exiled from the holy land. The parshah includes a repetition of the 10 Commandments, and the verses of the Shema.
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