The last book of the Torah covers only a month in time, the end of Moses’ life, taking the form of a rhetorically soaring ethical will by Moses to his people. In it Moses frames a cohesive message about the meaning and purpose of Judaism — fundamentally about building a community founded on social justice. This book is a key work of Western civilization and you can see its imprint throughout literature and politics.
For Rabbi Sacks, Moses models an ideal way of living to an old age – a person dedicated to supporting the growth of the next generation and passing on wisdom, not the least which is how to seek meaning in life. Our congregation is blessed with members who have much to teach us in this area — we’ll explore what it means to grow old well.