Nitsavim-Rosh Hashana – Breaking Barriers
In the verse speaking about the fact that the Torah and mitzvah of repentance are not distant from us, the Rabbenu Bachai says that there is a hint to the concept of circumcision – what does these concepts have to do with each other? How are we able to correct our behavior of the previous year, upon which we are being judged, if we are already standing in the new year after Rosh Hashana? What does the Torah mean when it says that the mitzvos and the concept of Teshuva are ‘very close to you – in your mouth and your heart to do it?’ How do we remove the barriers upon our hearts and mouths which prevent us from having a full relationship with Hashem, ourselves and others?
Find out in this week’s parsha podcast.