“Ekev” means “because” or “if only”. Following the theme of last week’s parsha of Va’etchanan, Moshe continues his urgent pleas to this current generation to realize that they are honor-bound to continue in the covenant originally granted to their fathers and that they, in a limited sense, share blame with their fathers for what went wrong.
However, the positive side is also great in that they, unlike their fathers can inherit the Promised Land “if only” they obey and repent!
Please Note: There is a very slight editing splice about 12 minutes in to Video #3. This was due to a source corruption that lasted about 45 seconds. Sorry for any inconvenience. The notes however reflect the missing material.