“With the book of Deuteronomy, the entire biblical project becomes lucid and reaches its culmination,” writes Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks in the forthcoming issue of TRADITION (Summer 2019). “Deuteronomy is the last act of the Jewish people’s drama before becoming a nation in its own land, and it forms the context of all that follows. It is the deepest and most remarkable statement of what Judaism is about, and it is no less relevant today than it was in Biblical times. If anything, it is more so.”
This essay is excerpted from Rabbi Sacks’ newly released Covenant & Conversation: Deuteronomy.
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