This Week in Our Community

Saturday, 9 September, 21:00-22:00 (synagogue & zoom)
Havdalah & Leil Selichot
– Rabbi Charles Lehrmann (23 Elul – 9 Sep)

Torah Weekly Portion
Nitzavim – Vayeilech
נִצָּבִים – וַיֵּלֶךְ
You Stand [This Day] / [Moses] Went
Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20, 31:1–30
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)
Moses prepares the people for his death and announces that Joshua will succeed him. (31:1–8)
Moses instructs the priests and the elders regarding the importance of reading the Torah. (31:9–13)
God informs Moses that upon his death, the people will commit idolatry and “many evils and troubles shall befall them.” God tells Moses to teach the people a poem that will “be My witness.” (31:14–30)

Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9