Moshe wanted nothing more than to cross the Jordan and see the holy land, “the good mountain, and the Levanon.” (Deut. 3:23) But G-d would not allow it. What at first seems like a harsh rebuke, is, on a much deeper level, a compassionate expression of G-d’s love for Moshe and for Israel.
Va’Etchanan (Deuteronomy 3:23-7:1)
Parashat Va’Etchanan is read on Shabbat:
Av 13, 5771/August 13, 2011