Parsha Talk Devarim 2021-Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmonofsky and Barry Chesler
Parashat Devarim [Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22] always coincides with Shabbat Hazon [“Hazon” is the first word of the haftarah, Isaiah 1:1-27], the Shabbat before the commemoration of Tisha B’Av [the 9th of the Hebrew month Av], which commemorates the destruction of the two Temples, among other tragedies which have befallen the Jewish people, going back to the day the Israelites were punished for the negative report of the 10 spies [Numbers 13-14]. We spend about half of our time talking about the importance and place of Deuteronomy, and the other half talking about the haftarah and Tisha B’Av. As always, comments and criticisms are welcome at [email protected]. Shabbat Shalom!