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 […]

Parsha Nitzavim – Vayelech by David Hartley Mark

“Be patient; God isn’t finished with me yet; I am a Masterpiece in progress.” –Bumper Sticker that would make a Good Slogan for the Jewish People I wish Moses had been more of an optimist. Granted, at the time of our parsha/Torah reading, he’s one-hundred-twenty years old, and probably aching in every limb, after forty […]