We learn many stories together as one.
Vaetchanan, Moshe prayed to Hashem,
To let him cross over the river Yarden.
But Hashem said, “Though it might not seem fair,
Now choose a new leader to help all the Jews
Then gather them up to tell them the news.
Yehoshua’s the man who will lead them through
Remember Har Sinai? Moshe tells us again
Of all of its wonders, like lightning – not rain
Thunder and voices, a flowery hill,
Hashem’s voice said to listen; to stand and be still.
Rules to remember, awake or asleep.
Listen to parents and anyone grown;
Ten special rules carved on luchot of stone.
Treat other folks nicely, be honest and kind;
Those are mitzvot we must all keep in mind.
Then Moshe taught us the most special word:
Listen to Hashem, remember with love
A parent and teacher watching from above.
Shema Yisrael, Hashem knows every Jew
So he’s watching and hoping… to hear it from YOU!
p.s.: The illustrations are from the excellent high-quality parsha archive at MiBereshit, a great site to learn more about the parsha – for yourself or your kids!