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Torah Talk for Parashat Ki Tavo

August 28, 2018 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, Moshe instructs Bnei Yisrael (the Israelites) on the first fruit offering, then elaborates on the terms of the covenant by listing the blessings for fulfilling the commandments and the punishments for disobeying them. The Torah sometimes contains subtle messages in the ways it phrases verses. A case in point comes in this week’s parasha, in chapter 27, verses 5 and 6. The context is God’s command that Bnei Yisrael build an altar immediately after crossing the Yarden (Jordan) River and entering the Land of Israel. Read more >