Reading Deuteronomy

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In Tikvah’s advanced institute “The Jewish Idea of God,” founding CEO of Ein Prat, Micah Goodman sets the stage for reading Deuteronomy. The Book of Deuteronomy is composed of several speeches by Moses and is meant to be read as Moses’s last words. But therein lies a challenge: Deuteronomy is a whole section of the Divine Book that thinks of itself as the words of a human. Deuteronomy is simultaneously divine and human, the human part of the Divine Book. How can this be? What does it mean for us as readers?

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