We need more experiences of community in which we feel connected to members of society whom we don't even know.
The commandment to return to God is always within our reach.
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.
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.
The Torah and its lessons are always within our reach.
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.
Fulfilling the directive to repair the world begins in our own mouths and hearts.
Before the Children of Israel enter the land, Moses cautions them against self-deception, an appropriate warning for the High Holidays as well.
Parashat Nitzavim teaches us the importance of viewing ourselves as partners in a dialogue with God.