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Hashivenu: A Podcast on Resilience

We speak with Rabbi Barbara Penzner on the power of the High Holidays to help us find discernment and renewal.

Nitzavim: Choose Life!

In this final Torah reading before Rosh Hashanah, Moses' stirring call has come to define the Jewish character and especially this season of the Jewish year: choose life.

Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll
Yad pointer resting on very old Torah scroll

More on Parashat Nitzavim

Choose Life!

Falling every year immediately before Rosh Hashanah, Moses’ final oration calls us across the generations to choose life. 

D'var Torah

Standing Together in Covenant

Rabbi Howard Cohen explores the notion of standing at Sinai to receive Torah— not as a one-time event, but as a task for every generation.

D'var Torah

Standing Together This Day

At the beginning of this Torah portion, Moses tells the people, “You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God.” Are we still standing there together? 

D'var Torah

Nitzavim and Teshuvah

Study sheet on the relationship between Parashat Nitzavim and themes of teshuvah.

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Text Study on Nitzvavim: Turning in Teshuvah

A text study on Parshat Nitzavim on teshuvah, featuring teachings from Itturei Torah and Rabbi Sandy Roth (of blessed memory).

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