Parshat Va'etchanan (I Pleaded)

The Torah portion is Va'etchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11. In synagogues using the Triennial system, 5782 is year 3 and the Torah reading is Deuteronomy 5:1-7:11.

Moses continues recounting the Israelites' journey to the Promised Land and emphasizes the story of the giving of the Torah at Horeb (where Mt. Sinai is). He emphasizes the importance of the Laws, emphasizing the rules against graven images and idolatry. It reiterates all of the Ten "Commandments" . It includes the first paragraph of the most central prayer in Jewish liturgy, the Shema.

The haftarah is for 1st Haftarah of Consolation, Isaiah 40:1-26. This is the first Haftarah of Consolation after the fast of Tisha B'Av, which remembers the many tragedies that the Jewish people have suffered. In this Haftarah, Isaiah comforts the people, emphasizing the power of the Divine and assures them that all that has been destroyed will be rebuilt.