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Nitzavim – “Those Taking a Stand”

The name of this week’s parasha is Nitzavim, which means “those taking a stand,” and covers Deuteronomy 29:9 through 30:20.  Moses stresses to the Israelis the importance of following the terms of this covenant.  Everyone there was standing in Adonai’s presence to enter a covenant with Him affirming they will be His people, and He will be their God in

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Nitzavim-Vayelech- “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

We have a double-parasha this morning: Nitzavim and Vayelech. Nitzavim means ‘Those taking a stand’ and Vayyelech means ‘And he went’. These two parashas span Deuteronomy 29:9 (29:10 in our English Bibles) through 31:30. The parasha opens with all Israel assembled to stand before Adonai. In fact, the usual verb for ‘stand’ (omayd) isn’t the word used here. The verb

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Nitzavim – “Standing”

This week’s parasha is entitled, Nitzavim, meaning "standing."  It covers Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20. In Chapter 29, all the people have gathered before the Lord in order to enter into the covenant with Him.   In verse 15, we find that not only does this covenant involve those present at that time, but that this covenant extends beyond their generation, to

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Nitzavim – “Those Taking a Stand”

This week’s parasha is entitled Nitzavim, meaning “Those taking a stand”. This is a different word than the usual verb meaning to stand up. It conveys the idea of taking a moral stand – openly or publicly. This parasha covers Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20. Moses’ death was fast approaching. He was busy carrying out his final duties of preparing the Israelis to

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Nitzavim – “Standing” & VaYelech – “And He Went”

This week’s we have a double parasha passage. Nitzavim, meaning "standing," covers Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20.  Va Yelech, meaning, "And He Went," covers Deuteronomy 31:1 - 31:30. In Chapter 29, all the people have gathered before the Lord in order to enter into covenant with Him.   In verse 15, we find that not only does this covenant involve those present

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Nitzavim-Vayelech – “Those Taking A Stand-And He Went”

This week’s parasha is a double portion: Nitzavim (meaning “Those taking a stand”) and Vayelech (meaning “And he went”), and it covers Deuteronomy 29:9 through 31:30. In last week’s parasha Moses promised the Israelis that obedience to God’s commandments would bring blessings, and warned that disobedience would bring curses upon the nation. Here in chapter 29, Moses brings all Israel together one final time before they

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