Friday, September 3, 2010

Netzavim Vayelech

There's a great sicha in chelek Chof Tes about the connection between the two parshas of Netzavim and Vayelech (they're really one parsha! Not two that are combined! Even when they are read apart! I know!), and their connection to Shabbos Mevarchim Tishrei.
This Shabbos, we do not bentch the coming month. Don't feel bad. Hashem is bentching it! And as the Ba'al Shem Tov explains, this gives us the Koach to bentch the other 11 months of the year (this year 12, since it's a leap year).

I think everyone should learn the sicha. The Rebbe explains how Netzavim and Vayelech represent the general ideas of our Avodah, and of Hashem's Kingship, and hence the connection to Rosh Hashana and our Avoda on that day... Big big stuff.