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Parshat Vayelech


5761 This Shabbat is called Shabbat Tshuva (Sabbath of Repentance) because it is one of the "Ten days of Repentance" from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. But really the term "Tshuva" implies much more than just repentance. Here is a story that I hope helps to explain this, and also its connection to Parshat VaYailech.
5766 Our Torah is called a Torah of Life because it teaches how to feel meaning, life and joy in everything we do. In fact the Baal Shem Tov taught that the Torah section of each week contains a special message how to serve the Creator with happiness for that particular week.
5769 This Shabbat, which is called Shabbat Shuva (the Sabbath of Repentance) we read how G-d commanded Moses to write a Torah scroll (five books of Moses) and put it in the Holy of Holies 'Next to the ark'. (31:26)
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