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Parshat V'Zot HaBerachah

Deuteronomy 33:1–34:12

Readings for V'Zot HaBerachah
Tishrei 23, 5784
October 8, 2023

Joshua 1:1-18
Torah Portion: V'Zot HaBerachah
Parshah in a Nutshell: V'Zot HaBerachah

The name of the Parshah, "V'Zot HaBerachah," means "And this is the blessing," and it is found in Deuteronomy 33:1.

The Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret Torah readings are from Leviticus 22-23, Numbers 29, and Deuteronomy 14-16. These readings detail the laws of the moadim or "appointed times" on the Jewish calendar for festive celebration of our bond with G‑d; including the mitzvot of dwelling in the sukkah (branch-covered hut) and taking the "Four Kinds" on the festival of Sukkot; the offerings brought in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem on Sukkot, and the obligation to journey to the Holy Temple to "to see and be seen before the face of G‑d" on the three annual pilgrimage festivals — Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot.

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