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Devarim – Shishi
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God delivered Sichon into the hands of the Jews, who occupied the conquered land. No city in that territory could defend itself from the Jews because that land was given to them by God. They only attacked places that God specified were part of their inheritance. They came to Bashan, where they were opposed by […]
Devarim – Sh’vi’i
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Moshe told the Tribes who inherited the land in Trans-Jordan that they were receiving their portion conditionally. They had to cross into Israel and fight the Canaanite nations alongside the other Tribes. They could leave their families and flocks in their cities, but they couldn’t join them there until all the Tribes had also been […]
Devarim – Haftarah
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While Isaiah lived 150 years before the Destruction, and is better known as the prophet of consolation, the Midrash notes that he, like Jeremiah, was active during the reign of four successive kings. While the point seems banal, the Midrash’s raising it suggests it saw a parallel between the two prophets, the one of consolation […]
Let Us Not Commit the Sin of Edom
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For the violence done to your brother Yaakov shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever. On the day that you did stand aloof, on the day that strangers carried away his substance, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of them. But […]