The Fifty-first Sedra 22 Elul 5782 – 2 Tishri 5783 [Please scroll down for Rosh Hashanah Readings] FROM THE TORAH Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20 Sedra Nitzavim is the projected denouement of Israel’s choices as covenantal partner with the Eternal.  The covenantal provisions and sanctions have been presented in previous sedras.  Now, “this day,” as Moses surveys them … Continue reading NITZAVIM & ROSH HASHANAH

50. KEE-TAVO 5782

FROM THE TORAH Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 This week’s Sedra Kee-Tavo is filled with narrative and prescriptive ceremonial drama, anticipated for the occasion of entrance into the Land of Israel.  It begins with a succinct review of Israelite history (cf. Tsey Ulmad in the Haggadah of Pesach) as a basket of first fruits is presented to the … Continue reading 50. KEE-TAVO 5782

49. KEE-TEYTZEY 5782

FROM THE TORAH Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 While Sedra Kee-Teytzey continues to anticipate conquest and settlement, as found in previous sedras of Deuteronomy, it continues concurrently, from the immediately preceding Sedra Shofetim, the mapping of protective strategies that are demanded by the Land for its new people, commonly justice melded with righteousness, and individual and collective holiness. … Continue reading 49. KEE-TEYTZEY 5782