The key to this parshah is Moses telling the Hebrews to remember who they are and how they got this far. He’s worried that once they get into the promised land, that they’ll think they got there off their own strength, and without the help of G_d and Moses.
Having to read Parshah Va’etchanan kinda pissed me off. Here’s poor Moses, who works his ass off, deals with whiny Hebrews kvetching in the desert, and then G_d says, “Hey guess what Moses, you don’t get to see the promised land!”
And you know what, it’s just not fair!
Warning: foul language
Apparently G-d is a rational thinker, so why aren’t you?
This week’s parsha deals with how G-d understands the covenant with Israel. And it makes me wonder why so many people are so damn close minded!
The Hebrews in this parsha make a bad choice: again, they challenge Moses and Aaron saying that they should have stayed in Egypt. This isn’t exactly new. Every parsha in the book of Bamidbar involves Hebrews bitching. And like all the other parsha, G_d gets pissed off and decides to go on a killing rampage.