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You Stand [This Day]

You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10

  • 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)

When do we read Nitzavim?

2021 Sep 4
/27 Elul, 5781
2022 Sep 24
/28 Elul, 5782
2025 Sep 20
/27 Elul, 5785


  • Torah for Tots

    A guide to help adults learn how to engage young children in a discussion about this week’s Torah portion.  

  • Torah for Tweens

    Learn about parashah Nitzavim with this guide for tweens.

  • Torah for Teens

    Open this parasha to hear how Moses tells the people that the covenant extends into the future, to people like you and me. He then warns them that they will be punished for sinning, and blessed for following laws. Listen in to learn more.

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