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וילך - "And (He) Went"

Weekly parashah #52: Vayelech

(In regular years read with previous parashah.
In leap years read by itself.)

Moshe Anoints Yehoshua- CW Taylor 2010


Deuteronomy 31:1

So Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.

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The Hebrew Word

Vayelech is a conjugation of the Hebrew verb halak (Strong's #1980) which is a primitive root which means "to walk". It is used 1558 times in 1340 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time halak is used in Scripture is in Genesis 2:14.

Genesis 2:14

The name of the third river is Tigris; it flows [literally: walks] east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.


Last use in Scripture

The last time halak is used in Scripture is in Malachi 3:14.

Malachi 3:14

"You have said, 'It is vain to serve God; and what profit is it that we have kept His charge, and that we have walked in mourning before the LORD of hosts?

Parashah Outline

  • Moshe's Last Council - Deuteronomy 31:1
  • Prophecy That Israel Will Fall Away - Deuteronomy 31:14
  • Y'hoshua is Commissioned - Deuteronomy 31:14

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Yom Sh'lishi, 13 Iyar, 5784

Tuesday, May 21, 2024


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