12 Av 5777
4th August 2017
Moses told the Jewish people about how he asked G‑d to let him go into the Land of Israel. G-d refused, but allowed him see the Land from a mountain. He reminded the people of two important events in this time, which should be commemorated: the Exodus from Egypt and the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Moses then talked about what would happen in the future. He said that the people would worship idols and be sent away from the Holy Land and scattered all over the world, but then they would feel bad for what they did and return to G‑d and keep His laws.
This week’s parsha includes a repeat of the Ten Commandments and the words of the Shama which state that G‑d is One; it also mentions various mitzvot including the mitzvah of putting on tefillin and of putting a mezuzah on the doorposts of our homes.
YR Listening to our parents; observing holy days
Y1 Showing our love for sacred texts
Y2 Respecting our sacred texts
Y3 Saying prayers with feeling and respect
Y4 Making Shabbat holy
Y5 Saying prayers with feeling and respect
Parsha summary adapted from Chabad.org
The weekly mitzvot are adapted from the JCP Primary Parashat Hashavua Curriculum, and form the basis of the school's PSHE curriculum for all pupils.