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Shabbat Service: Deuteronomy: The First Jewish Book (Yahrtzeit Shabbat)

Friday, August 9, 2019 8 Av 5779

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

In many ways, the book of Deuteronomy was a break with the Israelite religion that preceded it. Likely composed in response to the Babylonian Exile (586-539 BCE), Deuteronomy influenced not only the Torah, but also the retelling of Israelite and Judean history in Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. What are its basic ideas, and how did Deuteronomy set the template for future Judaism?

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