Deuteronomy 1:1-3:22

Deuteronomy chapter 1, verse 1 to chapter 3, verse 22

Torah For Today

(scenarios) What would you do?

  1. You are about to go on a hike on the Appalachian trail in Georgia.  You’ve never hiked. You’ve never been on a mountain. You are scared. What do you do?
  2. Do you have family stories that are passed down from generation to generation?  How are they recorded and remembered?


What Does This Parshah Mean to Me?

  1. Do you think that the punishment of not being allowed to enter the Land was justified?  Why or why not?
  2. This parasha, (and much of the book of Deuteronomy) has Moses criticizing the people for their wrong doing. Do you think a good leader is someone who is always criticizing his or her followers?  Why or why not?
  3. In this parasha, we read how God delivered  Israel’s enemies to them. What do you think this means?
  4. Have you ever felt that God is on your side?
  5. This parasha is a retelling of past events. We first read about the spies in the book of Numbers, chapter 13, verses 1 to 3.  Here we read about them in chapter 1, verses 20-25. Compare the two versions. How are they different? Why do you think this is?