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He Negotiated for Forgiveness

The Chasidic concept of tzaddikism explains that the merit of a single righteous person can be extended to others. On the basis of God’s gracious favor for one man, the entire nation received the forgiveness of sin. The ultimate redeemer is like the first redeemer, making atonement for the entire nation on the basis of His merit alone.

The Chasidic concept of tzaddikism explains that the merit of a single righteous person can be extended to others. On the basis of God’s gracious favor for one man, the entire nation received the forgiveness of sin. The ultimate redeemer is like the first redeemer, making atonement for the entire nation on the basis of His merit alone.

Read This Portions: Genesis — Deuteronomy
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Heaven and Earth; Rain and Dew

Water exists in the heavens as vapor in the form of the clouds, but it is still, in its basic essence, water. As it descends as rain, it is still water. When it arrives on the earth and it pools in rivers and streams, it is still water. Water is the same in heaven and on earth.

Never Will I Leave You

Jewish tradition teaches that a person's income for the year is predetermined at Rosh Hashanah. The writer to the book of Hebrews quotes Deuteronomy 31:6 to encourage His readers to rely on God to provide for all their needs. He tells them to avoid greed and avarice because God has already promised not to forsake us:

The Circumcision of Messiah

Moses described the final redemption to come with the words, “God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live”

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