Parsha “Vaetchanan” (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11) might be considered one of the ‘most important’ in the entire Torah: it includes not only the ‘second reading’ of the Ten Debaraim/Words/Sayings/Commandments, but also what the Messiah called the Greatest Commandment of all. So, it’s certainly “feature packed.”
The overview and reading from Erev Shabbat:
But, as Mark Call of Shabbat Shalom Mesa fellowship points out, there’s more still. The Torah portion also includes some of the very most IGNORED verses in the whole Book as well.
And when you compare how Moses laid it out with what Yahushua said in His ‘very first public address,’ the Sermon on the Mount, the reasons why become clear.
And, as Mark points out, this is a primer on how – and why – we must “rightly divide the Word of Truth.” And the midrash might also be called”
“Vaetchanan: The Most Important Commandment in Scripture – and the Most Ignored”
The combined full two-part teaching is here: