דְּבָרִים / Devarim / Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20
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דְּבָרִים / Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30
Moshe is old – at the end of his life,
His days full of travel, of feuding and strife;
Of birthdays, he’s already had good n’ plenty,
And now his last age is __________!
[ 2 ]
If you were nearing your own end,
You might for doctors quickly send,
But if anything, Moshe has more need
Of composers, with great speed! What was he doing?
[ 3 ]
Of course, a good leader is so hard to find
A leader for me-a and you-a and you-a
But out of the people, one name comes to mind,
And that’s Moshe’s brave young friend, __________!
[ 4 ] BONUS!
This Torah, that Torah – can’t you decide?
How do we know which one’s bonafide?
Well, it seems they’re both true,
Though their meanings construe
Two meanings, practically side by side. What are they?
[ 5 ]
For men and for women, it’s easy to see
To listen to Hakheil is necessary;
But why bring the babies to hear this old tome,
When it’s far more easy to leave them at home?
STUMPED?? Here are some answers:
[ 1 ] One hundred and twenty (31:2).
[ 2 ] Writing the song known as Ha’azinu. Of course, he didn’t need composers either, really; he wrote and taught it to the people himself.
[ 3 ] Yehoshua.
[ 4 ] The phrase “הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת,” this Torah, appears two lines apart (31:9, 31:11) with very different meanings! The first means a Torah scroll, while the second, Rashi says, refers only to Devarim.
[ 5 ] Adults are rewarded for being there, but children are included, says Rashi (31:12), to reward those who bring them. Plus, who’d babysit?
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