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Who wants to live forever? Parashat Vayelech

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So Moses went (vayelech) and spoke these words to all Israel.” Parashat Vayelech, the shortest Parshah in the Torah recounts the events of Mosheh’ last day of earthly life. In fact it was on the 7th of Adar that Mosheh would die, the same date that he was born. “I am one hundred and twenty years old today, and I can no longer go forth and come in.” In this short portion, Mosheh commands an assembly, Hakhel (“gather”) for a public Torah reading, and a covenant renewal once every seven years. During the festival of Sukkot of the first year of the shemitah cycle, the entire people of Israel: men, women and children should gather at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, where the king should read to them from the Torah. The aim of the mitzvah of ‘Hakhel’ was to strengthen the Jewish people in Torah and fear of G-d.

Mosheh Rabeinu

God told Mosheh........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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