Posts tagged Charity

Ki Teitzei (When you go out)

Ki Teitzei

Deuteronomy 21:10 to 25:19 Torah is said to contain 613 mitzvot or commandments, 72 appear in this week’s text. A central theme emerges stating that an individual should rise above self-interest and care about the well-being of others in the community. The week the parsha contains the “nuts and bolts” of Jewish practice…. We read […]

R’eih (See)


Deuteronomy 11:26 to 16:17 Torah tells us that giving charity is an obligation for all. Who shall receive this charity and how much should be given? In this week’s text Moses continues his discourses to the Israelites before they enter the Promised Land. He focuses on the laws and commandments they must follow in the […]

Eikev (Because)


Deuteronomy 7:12 to 11:25 Moses tells the Isrealites that they are about to enter a land with all the resources they will need. But, they must remember all that God has done for them and that their future riches would not be possible without the assistance of the Eternal. Continuing his discourses to the Isrealites […]

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