Vayelech | וילך | "He went "
- Torah: Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30
- Prophets: Hosea 14:2-10; Micah 7:18-20; Joel 2:15-27
- Gospel: Luke 24:13-43
- Deuteronomy 31:1 | Joshua Becomes Moses' Successor
- Deuteronomy 31:9 | The Law to Be Read Every Seventh Year
- Deuteronomy 31:14 | Moses and Joshua Receive God's Charge
- Deuteronomy 31:30 | The Song of Moses
- Isaiah 55:1 | An Invitation to Abundant Life
- Isaiah 56:1 | The Covenant Extended to All Who Obey
- Isaiah 56:9 | The Corruption of Israel's Rulers
The name of the fifty-second reading from the Torah is Vayelech (וילך), which means “and he went.” The name is derived from the first word of the first verse of the portion: “So Moses went (vayelech) and spoke these words to all Israel.” In this short portion, Moses commands an assembly for a public Torah reading and covenant renewal once every seven years. He then finishes writing the scroll of the Torah and has it deposited in the Holy of Holies next to the ark of the covenant.
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