Participating in our drash program provides an exciting and profound way to involve yourself in Jewish learning and teaching with our entire Temple! Read, study, and write about the Torah portion of the week, and explain what it means to you personally. The drash is delivered at Friday Evening Services at Temple Emanu-El. This is a rare opportunity to engage in the most sacred of Jewish acts, the learning and teaching of Torah.
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by Joe Steiner - July 26, 2013
In this portion, the events of the Exodus continued to be reviewed by Moses as he prepared the people for their journey into Canaan. Moses' position as intermediary between God and the people was made clear. The people were advised that if they were to faithfully obey the rules, God would enable them to prevail in the Promised Land. "Keep, therefore, all the instructions that I enjoin upon you today...." Enemies were to be destroyed and native populations were to be assimilated over the generations. The area to be theirs coincided with the ideal limits of David's empire. That territory was described as extending "...from the wilderness of Lebanon and from the River -- the Euphrates -- to the Western Sea."