Contemporary Kabbalists on Parshat vaYeilech

Parashat Vayelech contains the Torah’s 613th and final mitzvah (commandment), to write a Sefer Torah (Torah scroll), just as Moshe Rabbeinu did. Parashat Vayelech also contains the Torah’s 612th mitzvah, to gather the entire Jewish people, men, women, and children once every seven years, to hear the king read from the Torah, in what is known as Hakhel. The 611th mitzvah that we read about in Parashat Ki Tavo, is to walk in God’s ways:

http://www.inner.org/parshah/deuteronomy-dvarim/vayelech/the-torahs-final-three-commandments

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4 Responses to Contemporary Kabbalists on Parshat vaYeilech

  1. The portions of Nitzavim and Vayeilech are usually read together on Shabbat. The late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, points out an interesting dichotomy between the names of the two portions. Nitzavim means “entrenched,” “permanent,” or “standing,” while Vayeilech denotes “movement,” “progress,” or “going out.”:

    http://thetrugmans.com/category/articles/weekly-torah-portion-articles/dvarim-the-book-of-deuteronomy-articles/parsha-veyelech-articles/

  2. Kabbalah teaches that before creating the universe, G-d consulted his blueprint – the Torah:

    http://www.kabbalaonline.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/967291/jewish/To-Be-Read-by-the-King.htm

  3. This Shabbat is very important for a few reasons. It is the last Shabbat of the year and, therefore, an excellent opportunity to correct any lacking in our Shabbat observance in the past year. It is also, the Shabbat preceding Rosh Hashanah:

    http://www.kabbalaonline.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/aid/967285/jewish/Making-the-Years-End-Count.htm

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