The Words

Deuteronomy 1:1−3:22

When Is D'varim Read?

/ 8 Av 5781
/ 9 Av 5782
/ 4 Av 5783


  • Moses begins his final words of instruction to the Children of Israel, focusing first on recounting their physical journey. (1:1–21)
  • Moses reviews the people’s reactions to the negative reports of the spies and the appointment of Joshua to succeed him. (1:22–45)
  • Moses recounts that all of the Israelite warriors who left Egypt died, as God had intended, and the people continued their wanderings and defeated their enemies. (2:14–3:11)
  • Moses reiterates that the Land of Israel was allocated to the Israelite tribes. (3:12–22)

Ten Minutes of Torah: D'varim Commentary


How Moses Found His Voice – and How We Can, Too

By: Rabbi Max Chaiken

The opening words of Deuteronomy always remind me that Torah has a sense of humor.

Our fifth and final book begins by stating, “These are the words that Moses addressed to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan” (Deut. 1:1). The Hebrew name for Deuteronomy, D’varim, literally means “words...

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Flash forward! Moses is nearly 120 years old. No one who was wandering in the desert for 40 years is around anymore except a few good men: Joshua and Caleb. Enjoy this video and more with Bim Bam.

Listen to Podcasts About Parashat D'varim

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat D'varim in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

Raising Our Voices

For All the Jewish People

Leaving the Comfort Zone

Rabbi Rick Jacobs