[And if You] Obey [These Rules]

Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25

When Is Eikev Read?

/ 22 Av 5781
/ 23 Av 5782
/ 18 Av 5783


  • Moses tells the Israelites that if they follow God's laws, the nations who now dwell across the Jordan River will not harm them. (7:12–26)
  • Moses reminds the people of the virtues of keeping God's commandments. He also tells them that they will dispossess those who now live in the Land only because they are idolatrous, not because the Israelites are uncommonly virtuous. Thereupon, Moses reviews all of the trespasses of the Israelites against God. (8:1–10:11)
  • Moses says that the Land of Israel will overflow with milk and honey if the people obey God's commandments and teach them to their children. (10:12–11:25)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Eikev Commentary

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“Revelation is Progressive”: Our Responsibility to Live in Pursuit of Holiness

By: Rabbi Max Chaiken


In this week’s portion, Parashat Eikev, Moses’s great sermon continues with powerful rhetorical impact by reinforcing the theology on Divine reward and punishment.

If, then, you obey the commandments that I enjoin upon you this day, loving the Eternal your God and serving [God] with all your...

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Listen to Podcasts About Eikev

Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat Eikev in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

The Heart Of The Matter

Reward and Punishment

A Seat at the Table

Entiltement vs Gratitude

Rabbi Rick Jacobs