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Torah Talk for Parashat Ki Tavo

September 5, 2017 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe instructs Bnei Yisrael (the Israelites) about the first fruit offering and elaborates on the terms of the covenant by listing the blessings for keeping the commandments and the punishments for disobeying them.

One misconception that many people hold is that prayer did not begin as a Jewish ritual practice until after the destruction of the Beit HaMikdash (the Temple). This parasha is one of the places in the Torah that puts this idea to rest. Read more >