Vayelech – וילך
September 11, 2021
Deuteronomy 31:1-30; Hosea 14:1-9; Matthew 28:16-20
Torah Portion “וילך/Vayelech” which means “And he went” and begins, “And Mosheh went and spoke these words to all Yisra’ĕl.”
We begin this week by looking back at the portion from last week, Netzavim, in which we read the sealing of the covenant by Moshe of the children of Israel and Hashem. Our portion this week has Moshe preparing to die, and Pastor Richards teaches us that even in his preparing Moshe continues to display his humility and love for the people he has been leading for the last 40 years. Or Chaim, commentary on the portion, says that Moshe walked through the camps of the elders in order to say farewell, and to console as well as encourage them. Sforno says also that Moshe was reminding them that Hashem Himself would be leading them into the land that He swore to give them. Pastor Richard shows us the parallels here with Yeshua as He prepared to depart the presence of his talmidim after the sealing of covenant with them at the Passover table (John 13:33-34). Pastor Richard explains for us why Moshe wrote down the Torah, and Hashem commanded they read it at the end of the 7th year in the land, as well as to whom “all the people” were in regards to the reading.
This week our Haftorah and New Testament E-drash were canceled to accommodate our guest speaker, Rico Cortes with Wisdom in Torah Ministries, who taught on some of the important aspects of Temple Service and how they are still very relevant today. That podcast will be linked here once available.
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