Student Teaching in the New Millenium

D’varim: Word

In Deuteronomy, Torah on August 4, 2011 at 1:09 am

D’varim: Word

Anita makes excellent points here, points that are easy to overlook. This portion, and much of Deuteronomy, is a death-bed statement. What would you say to your loved ones if you were leaving them behind? How would you want to be remembered? Is accuracy or pithiness more important to educational nostalgia?

I love the idea of Deuteronomy as a commentary on the Torah! In fact, Ramban renders ho’il Mosheh (v. 5) as Moses wished to expound the Law. That Moses’ commentary is later canonized by God as part of the written Law is something very special.

Does it follow that commentary is a commandment?


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