Focusing our attention on some of the world’s oldest and most profound stories, the Shiv’im Panim (70 Faces) series highlights 70-text selections from the Jewish Bible. Based on the tradition that the Torah has 70 ways of interpreting and understanding it, this curriculum features a multi-faceted approach to Torah study utilizing:

  • Modern and classical commentaries
  • Textual interpretations by rabbis, scholars, artists, and poets
  • Opportunities to learn key Hebrew vocabulary in the context of the story
  • Discussions on the real-life implications of the story’s contemporary relevancy

The fifth of the five books of Moses, the Book of Deuteronomy is a book of prose and poetry, laws, and ethics. It is here that Moses reflects on his journey through the wilderness, encouraging the people to live with foresight as they make their preparations to enter the Promised Land without him. Significantly, while Deuteronomy contains the words of one man reflecting on the journey of one people, students will quickly learn that the wisdom found in this final book of Torah has spoken to many people, through countless journeys, throughout time. 

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 – Introducing Sefer Devarim

Lesson 2 – Retelling The Story of the Spies

Lesson 3 – Begging to Enter the Land

Lesson 4 – The Shema and the Ten Commandments

Lesson 5 – Tithes, Poverty, Charity & Slavery in the Land of Israel

Lesson 6 – Judgement, Authority & Monarchy

Lesson 7 – War Ethics

Lesson 8 – Free Choice & Repentance

Lesson 9 – Moshe’s Song

Lesson 10 – The Death of Moshe