Summary of the chapter "Nitsavim"

Dvarim (Deuteronomy), 29:9-30:20

The Nitzavim chapter includes some of the most fundamental principles of Judaism.

The unity of the people of Israel: "You all stand today before the Most High - the heads of your tribes, the elders and overseers, every Jew; children, wives and a stranger who is in your camp; from a woodcutter to a water carrier."

The Coming Deliverance: Moshe warns of the Exile and the devastation of the Land that will follow as a result of the people of Israel leaving the laws of the Most High. But then he prophesies that in the end "you will turn to the Most High, and the Most High will return your exiles, and again gather you from all the peoples. will bring you into the land that your fathers have taken."

The practical meaning and enduring relevance of the Torah: "This commandment, which I give you today, it is not hidden from you and it is not far away. It is not in Heaven ... And it is not beyond the sea ... But this word is very close to you: it is in your mouth and in your heart to do it."

Freedom of choice: "Look, today I offer you life, and good, and death, and evil, for today I command you to love the Most High, walk in His ways, and keep His commandments ... I have offered you life and death, blessing and curse “Choose life!”