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Ki Tavo

As I write this I am enjoying the “first fruits” of my garden – nothing is tastier or more succulent than that very first bright red cherry tomato from the greenhouse. Suitably our Parsha, Ki Tavo, begins with the commandments deta...

Posted on 21 September 2016, By Jonny Freedman
Ki Teitzei

Reading laws in Deuteronomy is not like reading laws elsewhere in the Torah. They sound different. They feel different. Deuteronomy often addresses the reader in the second person singular: “When you come into the land that the LORD you...

Posted on 14 September 2016, By Rabbi Peretz Rodman

This is a parashah concerned with the governance of a new society, its clarion call as strong today as ever: “Justice, justice you shall pursue!”  For the most serious infractions, death is the punishment.  And yet this parashah con...

Posted on 7 September 2016, By Rabbi Roderick Young