You Stand [This Day]

Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20

When Is Nitzavim Read?

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  • Moses tells the assembled people that God's covenant speaks to them and to all of the generations who will follow. (29:9–14)
  • God warns the Israelites that they will be punished if they act idolatrously, the way the inhabitants of the other nations do. (29:15–28)
  • Moses reassures the people that God will not forsake them and that they can attain blessings by following God's commandments. (30:1–20)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Nitzavim Commentary

Parashat Nitzavim

By: Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein

Parashat Nitzavim Study Guide Themes

Theme 1: Sinai Redux—We’re All in This Together

Theme 2: The People’s Choice—To Live or Die in the Promised Land




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Listen to Podcasts About Nitzavim

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Nitzavim in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

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