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


The Power of Collective Memory

By: Cantor Evan Kent

This week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei, contains 72 of the 613 commandments. We read of laws regarding the taking captives, how to deal with a rebellious son, laws specific to the burying of the dead, whom you cannot marry, and laws of divorce.

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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.

Everyone Thinks They Are The Good Guys

How Not to Hate

The Morality of War

Rabbi Rick Jacobs