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There is a mitzvah to read the parsha of the week in preparation for every Shabbat - the Hebrew of each verse twice, and a translation or commentary of that verse once. I understand that the translation/commentary is necessary to increase (or simply achieve) understanding of the verse, but why do we need to repeat the verse?

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marked as duplicate by Michael Sandler, Isaac Moses, Fred, Seth J, msh210 May 28 '13 at 19:47

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related (duplicate?) judaism.stackexchange.com/q/8202 –  Fred May 28 '13 at 19:26
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@Fred That looks like a duplicate to me. –  Double AA May 28 '13 at 19:27
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@Fred Might be a duplicate of that one. –  Daniel May 28 '13 at 19:27
    
@DoubleAA and Daniel: Yeah, the other question includes this one, and the answers there seem to answer this. –  Fred May 28 '13 at 19:29
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@MichaelSandler, nothing to be sorry about. Now we have a different expression of the question, so people googling for this question are more likely to find it. –  Isaac Moses May 28 '13 at 19:30
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My son asked me this question. I told him I don't know but my guess is that VeSheenantam which refers to Torah has a root that would perhaps suggest Shnayim - Two.

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