Published Date: August 31, 2018
In this Shabbat’s weekly Torah portion Nitzavim Deuteronomy 29:9 – 30:20, includes some of the most fundamental principles of the Jewish faith:
The unity of Israel: “You stand today, all of you, before the Lord your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders, your officers, and every Israelite man; your young ones, your wives, the stranger in your gate; from your wood-hewer to your water-drawer.”
In this week’s Haftara Prophets reading Isaiah 61:10 – 63:9, is the seventh and final installment of a series of seven “Haftarot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.
The prophet begins on a high note, describing the great joy that we will experience with the Final Redemption, comparing it to the joy of a newly married couple.