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Ki Tavo (When you enter)

Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1 to 29:8 In concluding his Third Discourse to the Israelites, Moses tells them to hear and pay attention to his words. Rabbi Kook extends this command to a discussion of how to best study Torah. In this week’s text, Moses is concluding his third discourse to the people before they enter the Promised […]

Ki Tavo – Torah In Haiku

Ki Tavo

We enter a land … Flowing with milk and honey … But not any oil — Three times in this week’s portion we read familiar words to describe the land our ancestors are about to enter: Deuteronomy 26:9 – God brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk […]

Ki Tavo (When you enter)

Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1 to 29:8 This text contains two prayers stating that Israel’s success is rooted in the struggles of their ancestors and the efforts of God. Because this success is not due to their efforts alone, they must share this success with the needy. This week’s parsha begins with the commandment that … “When you […]

Ki Tavo – Torah in Haiku

Knesset Memorah

AFTER 40 YEARS … HEARTS KNOW, EYES SEE AND EARS HEAR … WHAT G-D DID FOR US — Deuteronomy 29:1-3 Moses summoned all Israel, and said to them: You have seen all that G-d did in Egypt before your very eyes, to Pharaoh, to all his servants, and to all his land. Your own eyes […]

Ki Tavo (When you enter)

Moses and people holding Torah

Deuteronomy 26:1 to 29:8 As we near the end of the yearly Torah cycle, we read the comments of Moses emphasizing two major lessons of Torah… Then, to these comments we add an interpretation from Talmud on the proper way to study Torah. Ki Tavo presents the end of Moses’ third discourse to the people […]

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