“These are the words which Moshe spoke to all Israel, on the other side of the Jordan, in the wilderness, in the Arava, opposite the Red Sea, between Paran and Tophel, and Lavan and Chatzeiros and Di Zahav.”
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The Book of D’varim begins with Moshe’s rebuking the Jewish people, delivered in the last few weeks of his life. However, as Rashi points out, his criticism of them was tempered. Moshe couched it in coded terms. Instead of referring to their actual sins, he mentions the places where they sinned.
The first parsha of the fifth book of the Torah, D’varim, contains Moshe’s final words of rebuke and inspiration to the first generation to enter Eretz Yisroel.
He is referred to as “Arizal HaChai – the Living Arizal,” an epithet that is not used for other great Jews, even those who only died on account of “the serpent’s bite,” and even those of whom it is said that they “did not die” at all.
The king epitomized the role of each and every individual Jew. Every Jew is regarded as a king or queen because of the G-dly soul he or she possesses. The royal nature of a Jew was given to him or her as a way of conquering the material world and utilizing it to better serve the ultimate Divine King. The individual king was the inspiration and the source of power for all of us to be monarchs in our own lives.
Not just those who pray in the shuls and those who learn Torah in the battei midrashos will be taken to Eretz Yisroel when Moshiach gathers the exiles to the Holy Land, not just the Torah and Mitzvos done there and the Torah scrolls housed therein will go, but also the very stones of the buildings of the shuls and battei midrashos, as well as the wood and the earth – all of it will be taken to Eretz Yisroel, to the place of the Holy Temple on Mount Moria. * How much more is this true of 770.