Deuteronomy

The Torah reflections below are listed in order of bible reference, and grouped according to the divisions of the Jewish calendar of readings.

Parashat Devarim | Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22

  • Deut 1.5-3.11 Moses' memoirs|Click here & here
  • Deut 1:16-18. How to administer justice|Click here & here
  • Deut 2. To fight or not to fight? | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 1:1-27

Parashat Va'et-chanan | Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11

  • Deut 5. God's Word is a living word|Click here & here 
  • Deut 6:4-9. 'Listen, Israel!' | Click here & here
  • Deut 6:18. Do what is right and good |Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 40:1-26

Parashat Eikev | Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25

  • Deut 8:1-6. Why is the manna 'a test'? | Click here & here 
  • Deut 8:7-18. Gifts and temptations | Click here & here
  • Deut 10:12-13. Steps along God's ways | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 49:14-51:3

Parashat Re'eh | Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

  • Deut 12.7; 14.26; 16:15. Feasting & sobriety| Here & here
  • Deut 13:1-5. True and false prophets | Click here & here 
  • Deut 14:22-26. Learning reverence |Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 54:11-55:5

Parashat Shofetim | Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9

  • Deut 16:20. Justice, justice | Click here & here
  • Deut 20:19-20. 'Do not destroy' |Click here & here
  • Deut 21:1-9. An unsolved homicide | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 51:12-52:12

Parashat Ki Tetze | Deuteronomy  21:10 - 25:19

  • Deut 23:25-26. Justice in the vineyard |Click here & here 
  • Deut 24:5. Concern for women's welfare|Click here & here
  • Deut 24:19-21. An unusual welfare plan|Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 54:1-10

Parashat Ki Tavo | Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8

  • Deut 26:1-11. Remember and give thanks |Click here & here
  • Deut 28:6. Blessed comings & goings | Click here & here 
  • Deut 29:1-6. Can we see the miracle? | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 60:1-22

Parashat Nitzavim | Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20

  • Deut 29:9-15. Future covenant-bearers | Click here & here
  • Deut 30:1-14. God's Word is very near | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 61:10-63:9

Parashat Vayelekh | Deuteronomy 31:1-30

  • Deut 31:1-9. From Moses to Joshua | Click here & here 
  • Deut 31:1-30. Relinquishing leadership | Click here & here

Haftarah reflection: Isaiah 55:6-56:8

Parashat Ha'azinu | Deuteronomy 32.1-52 

  • Deut 32:1-15. Biblical poetry | Click here & here
  • Deut 32:10-11. The Song of Moses | Click here & here
  • Deut 32:44-47. Torah: every word matters|Click here & here