Topic: Philosophy, Torah
Duration: 8-10 sessions
Status: New

Devarim - artwork by Darius Gilmont

In the final book of the Torah, Moses halts at the outskirts of Canaan, the promised land that he will never enter, for his last oration – his long goodbye. Deuteronomy is an ending to a story that is rich in poetry and prose. It is simultaneously a review of 40 years of wandering and the surprising source for many biblical laws and ethical teachings. For 10 sessions, learners will reflect on the concepts of journey and closure and discover powerful messages for themselves. The past, present and future fuse as the Jewish nation prepares for the transition from God’s direct support in the wilderness to an independent yet still faithful existence.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 - Introducing Sefer Devarim

Lesson 2 - Retelling The Story of the Spies

Lesson 3 - Begging to Enter the Land

Lesson 4 - The Shema and the Ten Commandments

Lesson 5 - Tithes, Poverty, Charity & Slavery in the Land of Israel

Lesson 6 - Judgement, Authority & Monarchy

Lesson 7 - War Ethics

Lesson 8 - Free Choice & Repentance

Lesson 9 - Moshe’s Song

Lesson 10 - The Death of Moshe

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