Nitzavim: Open Arms

Parashat Nitzavim explains that even when Bnai Yisrael stray from the ways of God, there are always ways to restore their relationship with God. When Bnai Yisrael return to their love of God, God will restore their fortunes and have mercy on them (Devarim 30:1-6). The Hebrew root of “Shuv,” “to return,” can refer to our internal process of transformation, a return from negative patterns of behavior, and a change in how we approach our relationship with God.


  • How does this message of Nitzavim resonate with our current state as we lead up to the Yamim Noraim?
  • How can we use these next few days to find ways to reconnect with Judaism or with our own spirituality?
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