Rabbi Marcus MBE – Vayelech

This is the shortest Sidra in the Torah containing only 30 verses. Aware that his impending death may have a demoralising effect, Moshe re-assures the people of Israel, and addresses those famous words of encouragement to his successor Joshua – ‘Chazak Ve’ematz’ – ‘Be strong and courageous’.

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