Nitzavim-Vayelech 5783: A Covenantal Relationship

Posted by Pardes Faculty on September 6, 2023
Topics: Torah, Pardes from Jerusalem, Devarim (Deuteronomy), Nitzavim, Vayelech

Rabbi Michael Hattin returns to the studio to discuss this week’s double-parsha, Nitzavim-Vayelech and how the Torah teaches us to live within the tension of accepting imperfections while striving to always improve ourselves.

As the Children of Israel stand poised to enter the Land of Israel, the Covenant between them and God is reaffirmed, yet there is an underlying anxiety in Moshe’s speech. Did Moshe know that they would fail, that upon entering a land devoid of monotheism the people would sin? What positive messages can we glean from these Torah portions, and what can we learn about doing teshuva as we grow closer to Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Credits: Rabbi Michael Hattin and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty

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