He Rejoices Over You

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 In this week’s Parashah, we read some of the most beautiful words of exhortation that I believe we will find in all of Scripture: “So it … Read More

Justified Before the Judge

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10–63:9 God’s timing is always perfect. As we are entering the season of the High Holy Days – Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of … Read More

Standing Before the LORD

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) & Parashat Vayelech (He went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 & 31:1–30 I ended my most recent blog entry, Choose a Camp, with the question, “To which camp do you belong?” There are only … Read More

Without Excuse

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) Devarim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 There is something written in our weekly Scripture portion that always caught my eyes: For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor … Read More

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing)

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9–30:20 I would really encourage you to first read this week’s Scripture portion from Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20. Once again, I marvel at the depth and richness of this portion, and believe … Read More

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) Deuteronomy 29:9-30:12

בס”ד Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) Deuteronomy 29:9-30:12 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 This Torah reading always proceeds the holiday of Rosh HaShannah. Although the Biblical name of the festival is the “day of sounding” or “memorial of sounding” … Read More

Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20

‎בס”ד Parashat Nitzavim (Standing) Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9 In this week’s Torah portion the reader encounters an aspect of G-d that most people tend to ignore. What is this aspect? That the One True … Read More