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Parshat Vaetchanan

Parshat Vaetchanan

In this week’s parasha, we have the famous pasuk that we say many times a day: וְאָ֣הַבְתָּ֔ אֵ֖ת יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ֥ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ֖ וּבְכָל-מְאֹדֶֽךָ You shall love Hashem with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all your might. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks relates how we can see how central love is in the book of Devarim by noting how often the root “to love” appears in this sefer – 23 times, more than any of the five books of the Torah. In his final speech, Moshe Rabenu was showing us how much Hashem loves us and how much we should appreciate and love Him back. Unfortunately, when talking about commitments in today’s society, people are very reluctant…

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