Deuteronomy 29:9 - 30:20

Isaiah 61:10 - 63:9

In this Torah portion, Moses describes the Covenant between God and the Israelites, urging the Israelites to uphold the Covenant and honor the Torah so that they may be rewarded with life in the Land of Israel.

FULL SUMMARY

One Small Step

Fulfilling the directive to repair the world begins in our own mouths and hearts.

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It is Not Beyond Reach

Nitzavim: A resource for families.

Writing Women into the Torah

It is time to do no less than to dress the Torah in the language of women.

Parashat Nitzavim Quiz

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Education for Change

The powerful lessons of hakhel and shemittah.

The Commandment to Choose Life

Every choice we make from birth to death matters.

How To Choose Life

So that your children may live.

Standing at Attention

We all need to pick our issues and take a stand.

Creating an Experience of the All of You

By creating more experiences of community in which we feel connected to members of society whom we don't even know, we can increase our feelings of moral responsibility for one another.

No Deposit, No Return

The commandment to return to God is always within our reach.

All-Inclusive Covenant

Moses tells the Children of Israel that the covenant includes all of them, including the pious and faithful as well as the rebellious and confused.

Punishments, Land, And People

Even during their long exile from the land of Israel, the Jewish people will retain their covenant with God, despite the punishments God exacts against the land.

Bringing The Torah Home

The Torah and its lessons are always within our reach.

Parashat Nitzavim: Summary

Moses describes the Covenant between God and the Israelites, urging the Israelites to uphold the Covenant and honor the Torah so that they may be rewarded with life in the land of Israel.

Self-Deception

Before the Children of Israel enter the land, Moses cautions them against self-deception, an appropriate warning for the high holidays as well.

On This Day God Calls To You

Parashat Nitzavim teaches us the importance of viewing ourselves as partners in a dialogue with God.