August 11, 2017

      Pardon me for using this throwback photo from last summer but the image of my son Caleb wrapped in his tefillin remains the most vivid way to communicate the message of this week's powerful parsha.
      Moses, knowing that his time among the living is running out, and fearful that the Israelites, once they enter their beautiful new home, will ignore G-d's laws, entreats his flock never to forget their troubled past. 
      "For the Lord your G-d is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams and springs and fountains issuing from plain and hill; a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey...where you will lack nothing...(B)eware lest your heart grow haughty and you forget the Lord your G-d--who freed you from the land of Egypt, the house of bondage; who led you through the great and terrible wilderness...and brought forth water for you from the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna....

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