Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Life in the Land

Parshat Nitzavim

In the last section of the parsha, Hashem is informing the nation that they have a choice between good and evil, between life and death. In the last passuk of the parsha, in 30:20 He suggests to the people that they choose life so you will live and to love Hashem to listen to His words and to adhere to Him, for that is [the source of] your life and longevity, so that you will live on the land that He has promised to your father, etc.."

Keeping the Torah is synonymous with loving Hashem, as that is what it means "to listen to His words and to adhere to Him".

Loving Hashem is the source of your life and doing so will bring about the ultimate goal of living in the land, for that is the only way we can fulfill out potential as a people.

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