[And if You] Obey [These Rules]

Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25

When Is Eikev Read?

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  • 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

an image of two hands holding a lit up light bulb

Even if You Don't Listen, the Voice Will Still Be Heard

By: Rabbi Talia Avnon-Benveniste

In a different place, long ago, in the core of Eikev, we can hear the slow, ungainly, quiet steps of Moses as he descends from the mountain, holding the two tablets of the covenant in both of his reverent hands. He holds them with two hands and breaks them with two hands.

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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.

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