Renewing the Covenant
In Parashat VaYelekh, Moses completes the entering-into-the-covenant ceremony for the new Israelite generation that was begun last week in Nitzavim. The question is why? Why was this re-entry ceremony necessary? All of Israel stood at Sinai. The Divine Presence enveloped the mountain and the people publicly committed “all that God has proclaimed we shall do” (Exodus 19:8). Since the Torah is an eternal covenant, each generation thereafter is born into the brit. Why then did Moses repeat the covenant swearing-in with the generation that was about to enter the Land of Israel?
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