Nitzavim begins with these words:
“You stand this day, all of you, before your God -- you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer -- to enter into the covenant of your God, which your God is concluding with you this day …” (Deuteronomy 29:9-11)
Much has been written about the fact that women are included in this ceremony. Hooray! We were there. We weren’t left tending the fires to make the dinner for the men’s big celebration. We were there.
Look, though, at the... Read More