A few weeks ago, in studying Parashat R'eih, I noted that the Torah gives us a great gift of joy—a command to celebrate with one's entire household—tucked into a long passage replete with
Within the Torah portion Ki Tavo there is a list of blessings and then curses that may fall upon one depending on her or his actions. According to the Torah these are given out by God.
I know some people who could benefit from a reality check.
Parashat Ki Tavo begins with promises of rewards and moves to possible punishments.
In this week's parashah, Ki Tavo, we read: "You shall go to the priest and say to him, 'I acknowledge this day before Adonai your God that I have entered the land that Go
And God has affirmed this day that you are, as God promised you, Adonai's treasured people who shall observe all God's commandments; and that God will set you, in fame and renown and glory
". . . My father was a fugitive Aramean. He went down to Egypt with meager numbers and sojourned there; but there he became a great and very populous nation" (Deuteronomy 26:5).
Rabbi Blake writes of two radically different ways to understand the biblical declaration Arami oveid avi.
This week's Torah portion presents a seemingly endless litany of blessings and curses.
This week’s portion is hard to love. It contains a long list of the painful ways we will be cursed if we do not follow God’s commandments.
Explore Ki Tavo with Torah for Tweens, perfect for families with tweens.
Our congregation's sukah was blown down by the wind last year, just after the beginning of the Sukot festival.
My kids love Sukot.That's not bad for a three- and a five-year-old.For small children, Sukot is the ultimate in "playing house."We encourage them to decorate the sukah, and in many ways th