Parsha Nitzavim-Vayelech (Standing – He Went) 5770

Parsha Nitzavim-Vayelech (Standing – He Went) D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:9 – 31:30

  • Are you just standing around, or are you going somewhere?
  • Are you looking at life, or participating in life?
  • Are you a passenger in the boat, or at the tiller?

This pair of parshas will challenge you to be introspective and then take action to make some changes in your life. This will also impact the lives of those around you, and you will be changing the world together, for the glory of G~d.

Here are the outline notes for your studies, credits to Stephen D.

Parsha Outline 5770 – Parsha Nitzavim-Vayelech (Standing – He Went) – D’varim (Deuteronomy) 29:10-31:30

PaRDeS Pshat (literal), Remez (Allegorical), Drash (application), Sod (mystical)

1 Torah Parsha Nitzavim (Standing) faithfully observe the covenant
1.1 “All of you are standing today” (29:10)
1.1.1 All gathered should enter into covenant with ELOHIM Who was gathered? Who is a sojourner? Convert or temporary visitor.  See Rashi
1.1.2 “as well as with him who is not with us here today” Dor L’Dor – Generation to generation (29:29)
1.1.3 The curse and being blotted out from under the heavens (29:20) stubbornness of heart Certificate of death – Colossians 2:11-14 The Book of Life – Revelation 3:5 Circumcision of the heart (30:6) See also Romans 3:27-31
2 Torah Parsha Vayelech (He Went) faithfully observe the covenant
2.1 “He Went”
2.1.1 And spoke to all Yisra’el
2.1.2 Be strong and courageous (31:6; 23)
2.2 Reading of the Torah to all Yisra’el every seven years at Sukkot
2.2.1 Why Sukkot?  See Zakaryah (Zechariah) 14:16-17)
2.3 The song of Mosheh
2.3.1 “that this song shall answer before them as a witness.” Why the Song as a witness?  Discussion for later
2.4 Provoking ELOHIM with the work of our hands (31:29)
2.4.1 See Zakaryah 8:13-14
2.4.2 What are we doing to provoke ELOHIM with the work of our hands Elul – self examination – am I following the pattern?
3 Future events – High Holy Days preparations – by Kathryn L.