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The Schmooze

In Song: Ekev

Each week The Arty Semite connects the Torah reading — however tenuously — with a classic work of rock and roll.

In this week’s parsha, Ekev, Moses continues his lengthy speech from last week with more basic theology. He asks and answers questions such as why the Jews were chosen, what they have to do as a result, what happens if they do those things, and what will happen if they don’t.

Moses asks, “What does your God want from you?” and answers, “to fear and love Him, and to carry out His commandments.” Pink Floyd asks a similar question:

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