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"ראש חדש ... ביום ... הבא עלינו לטובה" “Rosh Chodesh ... will be on ... which comes to us for good.” (Siddur) QUESTION: It is customary to bless the coming month on the last Shabbat of the preceding month. Why do we not bless the month of Tishrei on the l...
Unlike other combined Torah portions, Nitzavim and Vayeilech are essentially one.See Likkutei Sichos, Vol. XIX, p. 298, and sources cited there. Thus R. Sadya Gaon writesIn his prayer book, section of Kerias HaTorah. that “when necessary, there is one Tor...
1. Every Shabbat throughout the year we have been reading a different parshah in the Torah, and we have learned about some of the 613 mitzvot — positive and negative commandments. In this week’s parshah we read, “V’atah kitvu lachem et hashirah hazot vela...
1. Parshat Nitzavim is always read in shul on the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah. The words “Atem nitzavim hayom” — “You are standing today all of you before Hashem your G‑d” — refers to the day of the great judgment — Rosh Hashanah (see Likkutei Torah and ...
Nitzavim
Deep within each one of us lies enormous strength and a rich reservoir of wealth waiting to be cashed in—and even we may not be aware of it.
Seventh Reading: Deuteronomy 31:20–30
Moses then instructed the Levites to place the Torah scroll that he would soon write in the Ark of the Covenant, together with the Tablets of the Covenant that he received at Mount Sinai. Being United with the Torah לָקֹחַ אֵת סֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה הַזֶּה וְשַׂ...
Sixth Reading: Deuteronomy 31:14–19
G-d then summoned Moses to the entrance to the Tabernacle. G-d spoke to him from a pillar of cloud that appeared over the Tabernacle’s entrance, informing him that He was going to dictate a poem to him that he should teach the Jewish people. The purpose o...
Fifth Reading: Deuteronomy 31:7–13
Moses then summoned Joshua and appointed him as his successor in the presence of the entire Jewish people. How to Seek Inspiration in the Torah וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה לִיהוֹשֻׁעַ וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו . . . אַתָּה תָּבוֹא אֶת הָעָם הַזֶּה אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבּ...
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