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    These are the words – D’varim

    D’varim, the final Book of the Torah, is mostly comprised of Moses’ summing up of his career and his farewell to the Israelite people.

    He conveys his message in high-quality rhetoric even though in Egypt he said, “I am not a man of words” and was described as “heavy of speech and heavy of tongue”.

    Can this be the same Moses? The answer is that a leader goes through many years of crisis and experience, and he develops a competency with words and becomes an orator. Many speakers are not naturally gifted with words, but time makes a difference.

    What was it that made Moses “a man of words”? Not genes but life.

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