November 19, 2018

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Devarim

This week we do not have a new Torah-Talk video, so we decided to revisit our three existing videos on Parashat Devarim.

First a few words on the Torah portion: 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.

Here is our talk with Rabbi Alan Freedman on the need to retell the story of the people of Israel:

Here is Rabbi Rachel Isaacs on the role of personal narrative and life experiences in forming our attitude towards our legacy:

And here’s Rabbi Elie Kaunfer on the interesting opening of the retelling of the story of Israel in the desert: