Parsha Yomi Tweets
Book of Deuteronomy / Sefer Dvarim
1: Yr 40, month 12, day 1, after smote Kings Sihon & Og, Moshe retells: God said leave Horeb (Mt Sinai) & go to Canaan.
2: Moshe: I couldn’t handle the burden of leading you myself. Appointed leaders/judges of 1000, 100, 50, 10 & officers.
3: People had asked Moshe, send scouts ahead. He chose 1/tribe. Feared. Faithless. All punished except Caleb & Joshua.
4: Decree to wander. Ignore & attempt to conquer land. Failed. Stayed in Kadesh then desert by Red Sea, circled Mt Seir.
5: Don’t provoke people of Esau, Moab, Amon, they’re afraid of you, but land belongs to them, conquered from giants.
6: Sihon & Og’s lands conquered. Og last of Refaim (giant). Moshe gave land to Ruben, Gad & .5 Menase. Mt Hermon names.
7: Moshe to Joshua: What God did to 2 kings, He will do same for all kings you fight. Don’t fear, God fighting for you.
1: Moshe: God, let me into land. God: No. See from mount. Joshua will lead them. Don’t add or subtract commandments.
2: Nations will hear your Law & say what a smart & wise people; God close. 10 commandments intro. Beware idolatry.
3: Moshe set apart 3 cities of refuge: Bezer in desert of Ruben, Ramot in Gilad of Gad, Golan in Bashan of Menashe.
4: 10 commands: God; no others; don’t take in vain; Sabbath; parents; don’t: murder; adultery; steal; false; covet.
5: Israel scared will die from God’s voice. Ask Moshe to be intermediary. God: ok. Gives details of Torah to Moshe.
6: Shma Israel, God is our God, 1. Love Him w/ all heart, soul, means. Words on heart, teach sons, in house, on way.
7: God will drive Canaanites out. Don’t intermarry. Chose you, least of all nations; keeping promise to Forefathers.
1: Follow God, blessed. Will get land of wheat, barley, vines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil, honey. Stones iron, copper.
2: Don’t forget God when wealthy & say “strength of my hand built this.” If forget God & follow other gods, will perish.
3: God didn’t give you land ‘cuz you were good; previous dwellers were evil. You’re a rebellious & stiff-necked people.
4: God to Moshe: Hew 2 stone tablets; I’ll inscribe 10 commandments to replace ones you broke. Tribe of Levi separated.
5: What does God want from you? Just to fear Him, walk in all His ways, love Him & serve Him with all your heart & soul.
6: Land about to get is mountains & valleys, water from rain. God’s eyes constantly on this land, start until end of year.
7: If keep commands, God will drive out greater & stronger nations from land. Wherever you walk on land, will be yours.
1: Blessing if listen to God, curses if don’t. Future public event when enter: blessing on Mt Gerizim & curses on Mt Eval.
2: Only sacrifice where God tells you. Can eat meat. Don’t eat blood. Must eat tithe where God says. Take care of Levite.
3: Don’t follow other gods. Don’t add or subtract commandments. Kill false prophet, enticers to idolatry, idolatrous city.
4: Kosher animals: split hoof, chews cud. No pig, camel, hyrax, hare. Non-kosher birds list. No carcass. No meat w/ milk.
5: Maaser Sheni: tithe of grain, wine & oil, 1st born of cattle & sheep (or their cash equivalent) eaten in Jerusalem.
6: Shmita year: annul debt. Lend to needy, don’t worry, God will bless you. Free servants 7th year, give them provisions.
7: Sanctify 1stborn of cattle & flock, don’t work or shear it; eat it in front of God. Recap of Pesah, Shavuot, Sukot.
1: Establish judges, officers. No bribes. Justice. Kill idolaters. Minimum 2 witnesses to kill someone. Seek judgement.
2: King: Jew, not too many horses, wives, money; write 2 copies of Torah for self; read & follow always; prolong reign.
3: Levites: no land; get sacrifices. Kohen: gets foreleg, jaws, maw; 1st of grain, wine, oil, fleece; chosen to serve.
4: Don’t do like locals: pass children in fire, soothsayers, diviners, sorcerers, charmers, necromancers. Be faithful.
5: God will send prophet like Moshe. Separate 3 cities of refuge for inadvertent murderers; expand borders, +3 more.
6: Don’t move fences. 1 witness not enough. False witnesses punished as planned for victim. Laws of war: fear, go home.
7: War: offer peace. Accept, tributary. If not, siege; God will deliver; kill all men, take spoils. Destroy 7 nations.
1: War captive girl, shave hair, weeps for parents month, then can have her. If don’t want her, set free. Rebel son.
2: Hang executed body ’til eve. Return lost property. Help w/ load. No cross-dress. Send mom away b4 take eggs, chicks.
3: Guardrails. Don’t mix species. Adulterers killed. Men who can’t marry Jews: damaged organ, Mamzer, Amonite, Moabite.
4: Don’t despise Edomite, Egyptian. Privy outside camp, carry spade to cover, God in camp, keep holy. No prostitutes.
5: Unhappy w/ wife, gave bill of divorce; she marries 2nd man, he dies or divorces her; she can’t ever return to 1st.
6: Man, don’t go to army 1st yr marriage. Don’t take millstone as collateral. Kidnap, death sentence. Remember Miriam.
7: Pay timely wages. Poor harvest leftovers. 40 lashes. Don’t muzzle threshing ox. Levirate marriage. True weights.
1: 1st fruit to Temple & declaration: “Came to Promised Land. My father served Aramean, went to Egypt,” & rest of story.
2: After gave tithe 3rd yr, declare: God, I gave to Levite, stranger, orphan, widow as commanded; look down & bless us.
3: Today God commands you to follow commands with heart & soul. You’ve accepted. God has chosen you as treasured people.
4: When enter land, set up big stones on Mt Eval, plaster w/ lime, write Torah’s on them; build altar of uncut stones.
5: Mt Gerizim/Bless: Simon, Levi, Juda, Isahar, Josef, Benjamin. Mt Eval/Curse: Ruben, Gad, Asher Zevulun, Dan, Naftali.
6: God will bless Israel w/ incredible success. If don’t listen to Him, will inflict long list of horrible punishments.
7: Moshe lists miracles: Until today, God hasn’t given you ability to understand. Keep Covenant & you’ll succeed in all.
1: Covenant w/ you standing here today & w/ those not here yet. God will be furious w/ those that ignore Him.
2: After blessings & curses, you’ll return to God, He’ll bring Exiled back to the Land, no matter how far are.
3: God will curse your enemies; bless you w/ abundance when you listen to Him. Commandments are within reach.
4: Choice: life/good vs death/evil. Choose life or will be destroyed. Heaven & earth witnesses. Moshe 120 bday.
5: Moshe to Joshua: Be strong & valiant! God w/ you. Moshe wrote & gave Torah. To be read to all every 7 yrs.
6: God to Moshe: You’re going to die. Call Joshua to Ohel Moed. God: Nation will leave me, I will hide My face.
7: God: I’ll bring Israel to milk/honey land. They’ll eat, be satisfied, turn to other gods. Song is witness.
1: Listen heaven/earth. My lessons like rain on grass. When I call God’s Name, give Him greatness. He’s perfect & just.
2: Remember days of old. God set up nations’ boundaries as the number of Israel. Protected Israel like eye’s pupil.
3: Rode Israel on high places, gave them delights of the world. Became fat & rebelled. Alien worship. Forgot God.
4: God angry. Will hide face. Made Me jealous w/ non-God, will anger them w/ non-nation. Fire, arrows, famine, sword +.
5: How can 1 chase 1,000, 2 chase 10,000? Only if God has given them over. I cause death, grant life, I Strike & heal.
6: I will bring vengeance on My enemies, repay those who hate Me. Will avenge blood of servants & appease land, people.
7: Moshe: Pay attention. Not an empty thing. It’s your life & will lengthen your days. God: Go up mount, see land, die.
1: Moshe blesses Israel before his death. Moshe commanded Torah, legacy for Jacob. Ruben live. Juda beat enemies.
2: Levi: kept covenant, will teach Israel Tora, serve on altar. Benjamin: God’s beloved, will dwell on shoulders.
3: Josef: Land will be blessed w/ water, abundance of all. Horns of Reem. Ephraim’s myriads, Menase’s thousands.
4: Rejoice Zevulun in your departures, Isahar in tents, will nourish from abundance of sea. Gad dwells like lion.
5: Dan young lion streams from Bashan. Naftali full of God’s blessing, has sea & south. Asher: oil, iron, copper.
6: Moshe goes up Mt Nevo, sees land, dies, God buries him. 120yrs old. Israel mourned 30 days. Nobody like Moshe.
End Sefer Dvarim and the Five Books of Moses