Parashat Vayelech, Zaman Matan Torah and Yeshua the Messiah


This week’s Parashah is titled Zaman Matan Torah and Yeshua the Messiah. In this weeks study is from Parahsat Vayelech, Moshe gives some closure to Sefer Devarim by explaining the reason why he can no longer lead Yisrael (Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:2), he also introduces his successor Yehoshua (Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:3-8), and then presents a written copy of the Torah to the Leviim and the elders. It is at this point Moshe commands the Torah to be read once very seven years at the festival of Succot. Because of the new generation of people who are entering the Promised Land, and for the reason for the recording of the mitzvah of Hakhel in this weeks Parashat it was necessary for this generation to relive the Maamad Har Sinai experience. Once very seven years Am Yisrael (the people of Israel) must relive this event of Maamad Har Sinai as the men, women, and children gather together at the Beit HaMikdash on Chag Succot for a public celebration to hear the Torah. Making a comparison, during this event the Torah will be read in public (Devarim / Deuteronomy 31:9-13) just as it was read in public at Har Sinai (the mountain of Sinai) (Shemot / Exodus 24:4-7) and also just as it was a Har Eival in Devarim / Deuteronomy 27:3-8. Read more here.