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Parshat Devarim Vayeilech

Deuteronomy 31.1 - 31.30

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The Time of Rebellion At The End of Days

Lesson Nine


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In this Weeks Parshat, our Teacher Moses shares about rebellion. How serious is the rebellion among the People of Israel, among us today?

Deuteronomy 21.27

Moses Said, 'For I know everything from Aleph to Tav of 'Meh Rih Yih Caw' your rebelliousness and your stiff neck. Behold! While I am still alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death!'

כִּי אָנֹכִי יָדַעְתִּי אֶת־מֶרְיְךָ

'For I know everything from Aleph to Tav of Meh Rih Yih Caw'

your rebelliousness. . .' Who is Moses speaking of? Is he speaking of The People of Israel? Is he speaking of us?


'Meh Rih Yih Caw' means 'your rebellion'.

מ40 ר200 י10 ך20 = 270

The Gematria of מֶרְיְךָ Meh Rih Yih Caw' your rebelliousness is 270. What does this represent?

Dear Friends, we are among The Ten Days of Repentance. We should be examining ourselves. We should be considering every possibility of sin. What did the Lord Say about the Generation that was destroyed in the flood?

Bereisheit 6.5

וַיַּרְא יְהֹוָה כִּי רַבָּה רָעַת הָאָדָם בָּאָרֶץ וְכָל־יֵצֶר מַחְשְׁבֹת לִבּוֹ רַק רַע כָּל־הַיּוֹם: ו

Genesis 6.5

And God Saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

רַע כָּל־הַיּוֹם Evil All the Day. רַע Rah means evil. The Gematria of Rah is also 270.


Rah / Evil

ר200 ט70 = 270

Dear Friends the issue with many of us is we were raised in life styles where Torah Observance was not prevalent. Our lives were not filled with Words of The Torah. Our lives were not surrounded by Torah living. Unfortunately, for many of us the abnormal is maybe be common for us. What is the abnormal?

As I share what should be abnormal for us it is with a caveat; I was also raised estranged to The 613 Observances of The Torah. I staired at looking women. I used awful language. I drank to excess and beyond. My attitude was one of, 'My way or the highway.' I was rugged and crude and much more. At that time, the Observances of The Torah were strange to me. My choice of clothing was outrageous. I did not dress as a man with virtue. My choice of clothing was not moral. I did not dress like an individual with high moral standards.

Today, decades later my past life has slowly become strange.

Many of us are somewhere in-between how I use to live and how I now live.

What is the point? Some us need to back up a little. We should consider if we are estranged to The Torah as I was. The Word נֵכָר Nah Cawr means 'Strange'. The Gematria for נֵכָר Nah Cawr is 270.


Nah Cawr / Strange

נ50 כ20 ר200 = 270

The point is this. Perhaps we are estranged to The Observances of The Torah because of how we were raised before we began our return to The Lord / HaShem. Are we rebellious? Maybe! Do we guard how we speak? Is our choice of clothing modest? How do we conduct our lives? What does guarding the Sabbath mean to us? Does guarding The Sabbath have meaning for us?

Dear ones we are in the midst of the Ten Days of Repentance for the Year 5776 From Creation. So studying Vayeilech is appropriate. Why is studying Vayeilech appropriate? Moses speaks to us, The People of Israel as a Prophet. That very day he perceived rebellion among the hearts of The People of Israel. Moses was speaking to each of us. What Moses said might be difficult to except. Yet, we know Moses had the clearest perception of any prophet. We know Moses was right still it is difficult to accept. What is rebellion?

Rebelliousness - showing a desire to resist authority, control, or convention:

Disobedience - failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority:

Mutiny - an open rebellion against the proper authorities,

Insurgence - rising in active revolt:

Insubordination - defiance of authority; refusal to obey orders

Verse Twenty-Seven causes me a great deal of concern. I am troubled! In Chapter Eight we discussed the end of times. In this Parshat, we are knocking on the door again. Verse Twenty-Nine Discusses our Spiritual condition at The End of Days.

Moses Said, Evil will befall you at The End of Days?

Deuteronomy 31.29

For I know that after my death you will completely corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way that I have commanded you; and evil will befall you at the End of Days because you will do evil in the sight of The Lord, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands.

Are we living in this Time? Perhaps. Are some of us are provoking The Lord? Has HaShem Turned away from us. Should we be asking, 'How long Ooh Lord Will You Turn away from your people?'


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