Moses continues his trip down memory lane. He remembers some of Judaism’s big hits, including the Ten Commandments and the Shema. He also continues tutoring his younger charges in the finer points of ethnic cleansing; he tells them that they’ll enjoy homes they did not build and vineyards they did not plant. The portion ends with yet another command to “utterly destroy” those on the other side of the Jordan river.

Good thing for old Moses the Iron Age had no International Court of Justice!

– SHABBAT SHALOM! – a & s