Passing the Torch ✡ “It Is You Who Shall Go With This People Into The Land” – Israel365

Be strong and resolute, for it is you who shall go
with this people into the land that Hashem swore
to their fathers to give them, and it is you
who shall apportion it to them.

חֲזַק וֶאֱמָץ כִּי אַתָּה תָּבוֹא אֶת־הָעָם הַזֶּה אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתָם לָתֵת לָהֶם וְאַתָּה תַּנְחִילֶנָּה אוֹתָם

דברים לא:ה
kha-ZAK ve-eh-MATZ KEE a-TAH ta-VO et ha-AM ha-ZEH el ha-A-retz a-SHER nish-BA a-do-NAI la-a-vo-TAM la-TAYT la-HEM ve-a-TAH tan-khee-LE-na o-TAM

Shabbat Inspiration

The above verse is taken from this week’s Torah portion. In Synagogues all around the world during the Shabbat services, a specific portion from the Torah is read aloud. This week, a double portion called Nitzavim-Vayelech will be read. These portions tell of Moses passing the torch onto Joshua. He tells the people that Joshua will lead them into the land of Israel and offers Joshua words of encouragement. God does the same. Also in the portion, God tells Moses to record a song that the Children of Israel will learn, so they never forget that any suffering they experience is the result of their own actions. Moses addresses Joshua in front of all the people, telling him to be strong and courageous, for God will be with him as He leads the nation. God will not forsake him or the people, and He will give them the land to inherit. The Israel Bible offers unique commentary on the words of God, the Land of Israel and His people.
 

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