Parsha Talk Ve’etchanan 2021 – Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Barry Chesler
I (BC)am posting this from Cleveland, to where I have come for the funeral of my dearest and best friend, David Graham Foster, affectionately known as Fuzz [at least in my circle] for nearly all the fifty years we were friends. תהי נשמתו צרורה בצרור החיים. May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life. יהי זכרו ברוך. May his memory be for a blessing.
Parashat Va-etchanan [Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11] contains, among other things of note, both the first paragraph of the Sh’ma [6:4-9] and the retelling of the 10 Commandments [5:6-17]. As Eliot explains in his introduction, it is the kind of parashah where we could spend an hour on each verse. We give ourselves about a half hour, 35 minutes most weeks, so there is much we do not get to. One of the reasons I like Parashah Talk myself is because each week I learn something. I know that I will not be saying the Sh’ma again in quite the same way! Let us know what you think at [email protected]. Shabbat Shalom!