PARSHAH PICKS: Writing a Torah Scroll (Vayelech)
Tishrei 4, 5773 · September 20, 2012
General Overview:

This week's reading, Vayelech, recounts the events of the final day of Moses' terrestrial life. Moses transferred leadership to Joshua and wrote a Torah scroll which he handed over to the Levites. Moses commanded the Israelites to gather following every Sabbatical year, and informed them of the suffering which will be their lot when they will abandon the laws of the Torah.

This Week's Features Printable Parshah Magazine
By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Deuteronomy 31:1–30
The last day of Moses' life . . . The Torah is put in writing . . . The power of community . . . A disheartening prediction and an encouraging promise . . .

There's no such thing as history in Judaism. The last message that Moses imparted to his people demonstrates this point.

By Mendel Kalmenson
Let's imagine that you would be celebrating your 120th birthday today, with your body in full function. What would you do?

By Levi Avtzon
The link to heaven seemed to pass away with Moses; from here on, the people would have to rely on their own analyses . . .

By Lazer Gurkow
Practical Parshah - Vayelech
It is a commandment incumbent on every man and woman to write a scroll of the Torah. How does a "regular Jew" fulfill this mitzvah?

By Mendel Kaplan
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Nitzavim-Vayelech Parshah Report
When Roy employs his friend Marvin to help strike the set of Parshah report in anticipation of the approaching last episode, Jono stages a sit-in. By sitting. In a box.

Dovid Taub & Jonathan Goorvich
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By Yehoshua B. Gordon
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A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut.

By J. Immanuel Schochet
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An in depth presentation of Chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.

By Berel Bell
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