Ki Teitzei

When You Go Out (to Battle)

Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19

When Is Ki Teitzei Read?

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  • Moses reviews a wide variety of laws regarding family, animals, and property. (21:10–22:12)
  • Various civil and criminal laws are delineated, including those regarding sexual relationships, interaction with non-Israelites, loans, vows, and divorce. (22:13–24:5)
  • Laws of commerce pertaining to loans, fair wages, and proper weights and measures are given. (24:10–25:16)
  • The parashah concludes with the commandment to remember for all time the most heinous act committed against the Israelites—Amalek’s killing of the old, weak, and infirm after the Israelites left Egypt. (25:17–19)

Ten Minutes of Torah: Ki Teitzei Commentary

an image of three women holding signs that say "Do Justice, Love Mercy, March Proudly

Chase Justice

By: Rabbi Liz P.G. Hirsch

The chapters of Shof'tim and Ki Teitzei focus on laws and justice. Last week, in Shof'tim, we read the iconic words: " Tzedek, tzedek tirdof" (justice, justice shall you pursue) (Deuteronomy 16:20). In both Shof'tim and Ki Teitzei, we're urged to pursue justice, to run after it, and to chase it down.

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Video: Learn More About Parashat Ki Teitzei

Video: Learn More About Parashat Ki Teitzei

A mitzvah is a commandment, and this week's parashat is chock full of them - over 70 mitzvahs all told! Enjoy this video and other with Bim Bam.

Listen to Podcasts About Ki Teitzei

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

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