OU TORAHDedicated by the Jacobs and Chill Families in Memory of Harold and Pearl Jacobs
Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
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Moshe gave the original Torah manuscript to the Levites to keep with the Aron. It would serve as a witness for the Jews and Moshe knew they would need it, since they tended to rebel against God even in his presence. He could only imagine what they'd be like after he was gone!
He called for the elders and the officers so that he could teach them the song since, again, it was obvious they were going to need it.