Nitzavim

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“You’re standing today – all of you – before God: your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, and your stranger in the midst of your camp, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water.”
~ Deuteronomy 29:9-10

On the last day of his life, Moses gathered the entire people to stand before God.

Why the detailed list?

To communicate a crucial message: authority, social stature, age, intelligence, gender, religion and career have no significance in God’s eyes.

The mystics reveal that when the Hebrew letters of the word כלכם “all of you” are rearranged, they spell כמלך “like royalty”. It’s not just that we’re all equal – we’re all equally great.

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