TORAH PARASHAH 45:
VA’ETCHANAN (meaning “I PLEADED”)
Va’etchanan | ואתחנן | “And I pleaded “
- HAFTORAH/HAFTARAH (including WRITINGS & PROPHETS) – Prophets:
- BRIT CHADASHAH (a.k.a NEW COVENANT/TESTAMENT) – GOSPEL:
Worship Song in relation to this TORAH Portion:
Video: Koli El Adonai
Note: The regular readings above are often interrupted with special readings on Jewish holidays, special Sabbaths, and Rosh Chodesh. Refer to the annual Torah Portion schedule for these special portions.
The forty-fifth reading from the TORAH and the second reading from the book of Deuteronomy is named Va’etchanan (ואתחנן), which means “and I besought.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which says, “I also pleaded (va’etchanan) with the LORD at that time” (Deuteronomy 3:23). The portion completes the historical prologue of the Deuteronomy covenant document and begins a rehearsal of the stipulations. Part of that rehearsal is a repetition of the Ten Commandments and the famous first passage of the Shema: Deuteronomy 6:4-9.
- Deuteronomy 3:23 | Moses Views Canaan from Pisgah
- Deuteronomy 4:1 | Moses Commands Obedience
- Deuteronomy 4:41 | Cities of Refuge East of the Jordan
- Deuteronomy 4:44 | Transition to the Second Address
- Deuteronomy 5:1 | The Ten Commandments
- Deuteronomy 5:22 | Moses the Mediator of God’s Will
- Deuteronomy 6:1 | The Great Commandment
- Deuteronomy 6:10 | Caution against Disobedience
- Deuteronomy 7:1 | A Chosen People
- Isaiah 40:1 | God’s People Are Comforted
THE SHEMA/SH’MA (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)
Video: Parshat Va’etchanan: Moses Says Goodbye, Plus, a Beatboxed Shema!
Video: Sh’ma Yisrael (Shema Israel) – Prayer – Lyrics and Translation
Video: Paul Wilbur | Shema Israel
Video: SHEMA | A Prayer for Israel