Nitzavim by Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Nitzavim by Rabbi David Hartley Mark   You stand this day, all of you, before the LORD your GOD—every man and woman of Israel…from the woodcutters to the water-drawers—to enter into the Covenant with the LORD your GOD…. And not with you alone do I enact this Covenant, with those who are standing with us […]

Nitzavim By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

  Nitzavim (פרשת נצבים) Torah: Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20 Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9 You stand this day, all of you, before the LORD your GOD—every man and woman of Israel…from the woodcutters to the water-drawers—to enter into the Covenant with the LORD your GOD…. And not with you alone do I enact this Covenant, […]

Nitzavim by David Hartley Mark

Here, Moses commands all Israel to remain faithful to the sacred covenant with God, always and forevermore. To whom exactly is he speaking? The text reels through time, beginning with the Dor Haye’tsiah/Exodus Generation, which escaped Egypt and died in the wilderness, and shifting to the Dor HaMidbar/Wilderness Generation, born after the sin of the […]

Parsha Nitzavim-Vayelech by David Hartley Mark

Here, Moses reaches the epitome of his speaking powers, commanding all Israel to remain faithful to the sacred covenant with God as described in the Torah. To whom exactly does he address his words? Attempting to answer this question, the text reels through time, its audience first appearing to be the Dor Haye’tsiah/Exodus Generation, which […]

Standing upright in the presence of HaShem (Parsha Nitzavim)

Atem nitsavim hayom kulechem lifney Adonay Eloheychem rasheychem shivteychem zikneychem veshotreychem kol ish Yisra’el. Tapechem nesheychem vegerecha asher bekerev machaneycha mechotev etseycha ad sho’ev meymecha. Le’overecha bivrit Adonay Eloheycha uve’alato asher Adonay Eloheycha koret imcha hayom. Today you are all standing before God your Lord – your leaders, your tribal chiefs, your elders, your law […]

Torah Together – Parshah Nitzavim