Increase Your Merit on this Jewish New Year

Increase Your Merit on this Jewish New Year

By Chaim Barzel
The Torah portion of Nitzavim (Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20) is customarily read in the synagogue on the Sabbath before Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The portion discusses teshuva (usually understood as repentance from sin), one of the major themes of the High Holidays. But near the end of the portion …