Deuteronomy 31:1-30

Deuteronomy chapter 30, verse 1 to verse 30

Vayaylech Values

What are they?


  1. Think of your favorite teacher. Why is she or he your favorite?  What characteristics or qualities does he or she embody?
  2. A Jewish philosopher (named Maimonides – look him up)  wrote that loving God means to study, not just the Torah, but also non-Jewish subjects, like science or mathematics. Why do you think that is? (Here’s a hint:  God created the universe).
  3. What do you think is more important – study or action?


  1. What is the definition of the word “faith”?  How would you define it?
  2. What do you have faith in?
  3. What do you do to show that you have faith?


  1. What do you think “taking responsibility” really means?
  2. If you hurt someone’s feelings, how do you try to “make it better”?
  3. What does the word “repentance” mean?  How do you repent to another person? To God?
  4. Sometimes we hurt others, and sometimes they hurt us.  What is the danger of bearing a grudge? What is forgiveness really mean?


  1. What’s your definition of a good leader?
  2. What’s the difference between a good and bad leader?
  3. Do you feel that you are or can be a leader?  How?


Another view for you:

Parents and kids: Read this article together and discuss the questions below:

  • Do you remember when and why you have broken rules?
  • Is it hard for you to live with rules?
  • Which rules do you think are fair, and which are unfair?
  • How do you react when rules are applied unevenly or inconsistently?