This Week’s Torah Portion


Devarim (Words) — דברים Hebrew for “things” or “words,” the second word, and the first distinctive word, in the parashah) is the 44th weekly Torah portion (‫פָּרָשָׁה‬‎, parashah) in the annual cycle of Torah reading and the first in the Book of Deuteronomy. It comprises Deuteronomy 1:1–3:22. The parashah recounts how Moses appointed chiefs, the episode of the Twelve Spies, encounters with the Edomites and Ammonites, the conquest of Sihon and Og, and the assignment of land for the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh.

Deuteronomy 1–3:22In this week’s Torah portion we read about the journey in the wilderness and how the children of Israel defeated multiple kings even though they were recently freed slaves. I think it is amazing that this small tribe wandering in the desert were able to defeat Kings. This shows that no matter where you start that with The Almighty’s power you can do amazing exploits!

Let’s read this week’s Torah Portion!