The historic day of Tisha B’Av on the Hebrew Calendar is this week, so the Torah parsha should ‘traditionally’ be Debarim, the first in the Book by that same name, aka, Deuteronomy.
Join Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship for this week’s teaching of that parsha, “Devarim,” (Deuteronomy chapters 1 through chapter 3), where the narrative shifts from “and YHVH said to Moses,” to what Moses himself spoke in the last month of his life.
The Erev Shabbat overview begins with a recap of the journey of the B’nai Israel since their deliverance from Egypt, but largely takes the form of a ‘gentle rebuke.’
There is, of course, a lot more to the story. And in the Sabbath Day teaching, Mark takes a very different approach to that lecture than you may have heard before.
Perhaps even the title sounds a bit “nerdy” — but in this case, listeners will hopefully find the payoff sufficient to bear with Mark through a bit of setup…
“Devarim: the Words – Information Theory – and WHY ‘Coded Messages Need Intelligent Receivers”
The combined part 1 and 2 files for both sections are up here, and available for download and off-line listening: