Ki Tavo

כִּי-תָבוֹא
When You Enter [the Land]

Deuteronomy 26:1–29:8

When Is Ki Tavo Read?

/ 21 Elul 5782
/ 16 Elul 5783
/ 18 Elul 5784

Summary

  • The Israelites are instructed to express their gratitude to God for their bountiful harvests and freedom from slavery by tithing ten percent of their crops for the Levite, the stranger, the orphan, and the widow. (26)
  • The people are told to display on large stones God's commandments for all to see. (27:1-8)
  • The Levites are to proclaim curses upon those who violate God's commandments. (27:15-26)
  • The Israelites are told that if they obey God's mitzvot faithfully, they will receive every blessing imaginable. They are also told that if do not fulfill their brit with God, many curses will descend upon them. (28:1-69)
  • Moses reminds the Israelites of the miracles they witnessed in the wilderness and commands them to observe the terms of the covenant so that they may succeed in all that they undertake. (29:1-8)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Ki Tavo Commentary

Shavuot

From Temple Sacrifices to High Holiday Rituals

By: Cantor Evan Kent

This week’s portion, Ki Tavo, is read on the Saturday morning before Selichot, the late-night service that ushers in the High Holidays.

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