The Portion of Ki Tavo

Aug 30, 2015

Photo credit: Yehoshua Halevi

וְהָיָה כִּי־תָבוֹא אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה וִירִשְׁתָּהּ וְיָשַׁבְתָּ בָּהּ׃

When you enter the land that Hashem your God is giving you as a heritage, and you possess it and settle in it,

v'-ha-YAH kee ta-VO el ha-A-retz a-SHER a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha no-TAYN l'-KHA na-kha-LAH vee-rish-TAH v'-ya-SHAV-ta BAH

Deuteronomy 26:1

וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת־דִּבְרֵי הַבְּרִית הַזֹּאת וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אֹתָם לְמַעַן תַּשְׂכִּילוּ אֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשׂוּן׃

Therefore observe faithfully all the terms of this covenant, that you may succeed in all that you undertake.

Deuteronomy 29:8

This week’s portion contains the extended blessings and curses which the Children of Israel will earn, depending on whether they keep or violate God’s covenant. It also details the ceremony of the first fruits which must be brought to the Temple, as well as the declaration over the second tithe.

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