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Va'etchanan: Introduction/Summary


From Wikipedia:

Va'etchanan (וָאֶתְחַנַּן — Hebrew for "and I pleaded," the first word in the parashah) is the 45th weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the second in the Book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 3:23–7:11. The parashah tells how Moses asked to see the Land of Israel, made arguments to obey the law, recounted setting up the Cities of Refuge, recited the Ten Commandments and the Shema, and gave instructions for the Israelites' conquest of the Land.

The parashah is made up of 7,343 Hebrew letters, 1,878 Hebrew words, 122 verses, and 249 lines in a Torah Scroll (סֵפֶר תּוֹרָה, Sefer Torah). Jews in the Diaspora generally read it in late July or August.

It is always read on the special Sabbath Shabbat Nachamu, the Sabbath immediately after Tisha B'Av. As the parashah describes how the Israelites would sin and be banished from the Land of Israel, Jews also read part of the parashah Deuteronomy 4:25–40 as the Torah reading for the morning (שַחֲרִית, Shacharit) prayer service on Tisha B'Av, which commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem.

The text is Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11

Va'etchanan: Text


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Jewish

Va'etchanan: Shabbat Dates (as most commonly observed in the disaspora, as listed by Hebcal)

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Christian

Portions of the text of Va'etchanan are found in the following Christian liturgies (chart adapted from Textweek.com and from Byzcath.org):

RCL  Roman Episcopal Lutheran United Methodist Byzantine/Eastern
Deuteronomy 4:1-9 Proper 17/ Ordinary 22B Proper 17/ Ordinary 22B Proper 17/ Ordinary 22B Proper 17/ Ordinary 22B    
Deuteronomy 4:32-40   Trinity B Easter 5B    
Deuteronomy 5:6-21 Epiphany 9B

Proper 4/ Ordinary 9B

Epiphany 9B

Proper 4/ Ordinary 9B

Epiphany 9B

Proper 4/ Ordinary 9B

Epiphany 9B

Proper 4/ Ordinary 9B

Epiphany 9B  
Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Proper 26B/ Ordinary 31B Proper 26B/ Ordinary 31B Proper 26B/ Ordinary 31B Proper 26B/ Ordinary 31B    
Deuteronomy 6:20-25   Easter 5A