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Ki Tavo: Pledges and oaths

This week’s parasha, Ki Tavo says that when you bring that basket of first fruits of your harvest to the local priest, to offer it up to God, “you shall recite as follows before Adonai your God: “My father was a … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: What makes the Land so special?

Why is this so hard to remember sometimes?  I mean, it says so, right there in the text, what our priorities should be:  When you get to the land, create a holy society.  Be good to each other.  Treat the … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: Approaching a new beginning

That which is unknown, will be known. One might think that this is a statement all about the High Holidays that are coming up in a couple of weeks (!).  And that would be true, but it also encapsulates a … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: Thanks for the fruit

Well, we’re back in Genesis.  “What?” you’re probably thinking, “Genesis is at the beginning of the whole Torah, and we are at the end of the Torah, in Deuteronomy!”     Back in Genesis 4, Cain had a run-in with God over … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo: Carrots and sticks

It’s a good day when your appliances work, and so do your joints. It’s a good day when there’s work to be done, and you have the ability to do it. It’s a good day when no doctor’s appointments are … Continue reading

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Ki Tavo 5770

I am a dramatic person.  I think in theatrical terms.  I stage readings and dialogues in my head, and often despair that no one else seems to know their lines.  This week’s parasha is quite dramatic; there are  rituals, script … Continue reading

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