Vayeilech

וַיֵּלֶךְ
[Moses] Went

Deuteronomy 31:1–30

When Is Vayeilech Read?

/ 6 Tishri 5783
/ 5 Tishri 5786

Summary

  • Moses prepares the people for his death and announces that Joshua will succeed him. (31:1–8)
  • Moses instructs the priests and the elders regarding the importance of reading the Torah. (31:9–13)
  • God informs Moses that upon his death, the people will commit idolatry and "many evils and troubles shall befall them." God tells Moses to teach the people a poem that will "be My witness." (31:14–30)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Vayeilech Commentary

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Be Strong…

In this week’s Torah portion, we are witness to Moses’ final day on earth. He is 120 years old and knows that he will not be entering the Promised Land.

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