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  l e a r n @ j t s PARASHAH COMMENTARY Parshat Ki Tavo 5764   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ki Tavo begins with the ceremony of the first fruits, which was to occur after the Israelites entered the land.
Each of the Israelite farmers, upon presenting his fruits, would recite a brief summary of the sacred history, focusing on the descent of the patriarchal family to Egypt, the suffering they endured there, the exodus of the nation and their arrival into the land God is giving them.
In Ki Tavo, we can see the biblical imagination at work, with the objective of implanting in readers, an awareness of sacred history and a commitment to the laws that flow from that awareness.
learn.jtsa.edu /topics/parashah/5764/kitavo.shtml   (1080 words)

 Universal Torah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
KI TAVO thus brings us into the closing sections of the Five Books of Moses, the very climax of the Torah.
The opening section of KI TAVO gives the commandment to present the first fruits in a basket by the altar in the Temple as a gift for the Cohen-priest, including the declaration of thanks made on presentation of the fruits.
Now, in KI TAVO, after completion of the law code, the Torah depicts this striking ceremony to impress upon us that Israel's presence in the Land is not for the sake of having mere territory.
www.azamra.org /Universal/KITAVO.htm   (2295 words)

In my Ki Tavo musing for 5760, Catalog of Calamities (see link at end) I remarked on how we "tiptoe through Ki Tavo," the tradition being to quietly and quickly read through the curses therein.
Ki Tavo has some of the best rhetoric the Torah has to offer--and--while this seems an odd comment to make--it's almost on a par with the later prophetic materials in its rhetorical skill.
Ki Tavo is no less a passion for me. I do not fear it.
mywebpages.comcast.net /adurlester/musings/kitavo5764.htm   (1037 words)

 Drash for Shabbat Ki Tavo by Russell Cohon, September 3, 2004
This week's Torah portion, Ki Tavo, teaches us that our destiny is within our control depending on the choices we make.
An Israeli slogan, Yiyeh Tov, misleads us into thinking that no matter what we do, "everything will be okay." Ki Tavo teaches us that if we obey the commandments of Torah, all will be good, but if we do not, then all will be bad.
Ki Tavo shows us this is not true.
www.templeemanueltucson.org /drashot/drash_040903.html   (392 words)

 PARSHAT KI-TAVO 5762   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Parsha Ki Tavo is the counterpart to Parshat Bechukotai.
In Parshat Ki Tavo, the Possuk states that the tragedies that will befall the people will be so thorough that they will break down all walls and defenses that had given refuge and protection.
In Parshat Ki Tavo, when we do not listen to Hashem, He will break down the walls that we physically and morally hide behind to make it clear that we cannot escape our real destiny and mission.
www.yeshivat-bmt.org /p5762_kitavo.html   (421 words)

 INTPARSHA61 -45: Parasht Ki Tavo
The 'Admonition' of Ki Tavo is composed in third person, for it describes God as the source of the disasters: "God will visit the curse upon you.God will take you and your king.
Addressing our Parasha in Ki Tavo, the Ramban adds: "The verse states that 'God will bring upon you a nation from afar', for Vespasian and Titus his son arrived with many troops and captured all of the fortified cities.
The inexorableness of exile that seems to color the 'Admonition' in Ki Tavo can directly be traced to the partisanship, strife, and infighting that was a permanent feature of the Judean landscape from the time of Pompey's infamous arrival, until the final embers of the burned Temple went out some 130 years later.
www.hebroots.org /hebrootsarchive/0109/0109v.html   (2546 words)

 Union for Reform Judaism - Ki Tavo, 5757
Parashat Ki Tavo opens with an instruction to the Israelite community that, after settling the land that God has given them, they should gather some of the "first fruits" of the soil that they have farmed and, then, in offering them to God at the sanctuary, make the following declaration (Deut.
Parashat Ki Tavo begins with promises of rewards and moves to possible punishments.
Ki Tavo challenges us to refuse to let texts isolate us from our past and our future.
www.urj.org /Articles/index.cfm?id=3016&pge_prg_id=14134&pge_id=3447   (1434 words)

 Parshat Ki Tavo
In this parasha, Moses tells the people that when they come into the "land of milk and honey" ("Ki Tavo" means "when you enter") and have settled there, each of them is to bring a basket containing the first fruits of their harvest to the place that God will designate.
After placing the basket on the altar, each pilgrim is to recite a prayer of thanksgiving - a prayer that summarizes the history of the people: Abraham and Jacob's wanderings, slavery in Egypt, liberation, and the entry into the Promised Land.
Ki Tavo describes the Promised Land as flowing with milk and honey.
www.mishkantorah.org /parasha/5762/Ki_Tavo.htm   (1141 words)

 katif.net in English
Parsha Ki Tavo -- To Chap A Mitzvah - By Moshe Burt.
Paraha Ki Tavo continues along a common theme track with last week's Parsha Ki Teitzei, namely discussion of Mitzvot which teach kindness, compassion and attentiveness to others and to other living creatures.
Ki Tavo begins with the Halachot of Bikkurim -- the first fruits which were brought to the Kohen as both thanksgiving and rememberance of Pharaoh's cruelty and Hashem's deliverance of B'nai Yisrael from Mitzrayim to a land flowing with milk and honey.
english.katif.net /index.php?sub=2&id=160   (1400 words)

 UJA-Federation of New York: Parshat Ki Tavo
This week's parsha, Ki Tavo, continues the preparation for transition from the state of a wandering people to one settled on the land.
The parsha contains three major segments which are a part of the review of the law that Moses began in Ki Tetze: First, Moses tells the Jewish people that when they enter and settle the land, they are to bring the first fruits as sacrifices and the ceremony for doing so is discussed.
The entire remainder of Ki Tavo is spent on the consequences of following or ignoring the laws -the blessings and the curses- that would result.
www.ujafedny.org /site/News2?JServSessionIdr012=wmhwc6nfd1.app26a&page=NewsArticle&id=5960   (1116 words)

 Covenant and Conversation - Ki Tavo
Ki Tavo - The Blessing and the Curse
THE SEDRA OF KI TAVO CONTAINS ONE OF THE MOST TERRIFYING PASSAGES in the Hebrew Bible, rivalled only by the parallel text in Vayikra/Leviticus 26.
Both are known to tradition as tokhachah, "reprimand" or "rebuke." Essentially they are warnings of the terrible fate that will overtake Jews if they neglect or abandon their covenant with G-d.
www.chiefrabbi.org /thoughts/kitavo5764.htm   (2537 words)

 Ki Tavo - Read the Shiur - Keren Yishai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Parashat Ki Tetze is comprised of a collection of various parshiyot, the juxtaposition of each to its fellow is explained by Rashi respectively.
This juxtaposition of parshiyot is that of Parashat Ki Tetze to Parashat Ki Tavo, specifically the juxtaposition of the parasha of Amalek to the parasha of the Mikra Bikkurim – the declaration of the first fruits.
In our parasha, Ki Tavo, we fine a host of mitzvot that are internally associated with simcha.
www.kerenyishai.org /shiur_english/kitavo64.htm   (3915 words)

Well, to both parashat Ki Tavo and to graphic depictions of the horrors of the Shoah I say: bring 'em on.
He reminds us that all these curses are conditional, and that this ultimate catastrophe would not come without complete and total failure of every Jew to uphold the commandments-and this, he says, has not yet been the case.
And one way we can do this is to embrace the difficult words of Ki Tavo, teaching our children that they must be forever on guard to follow Gd's way and Gd's commandments, lest these horrible fates and perhaps even worse ones befall the entire Jewish people, wiping us off the face of the earth.
mywebpages.comcast.net /adurlester/musings/kitavo5760.htm   (730 words)

Paraha Ki Tavo continues along a common theme track with last week's Parsha Ki Teitsei, namely discussion of Mitzvot which teach kindness, compassion and attentiveness to others and to other living creatures.
Ki Tavo begins with the Halachot of Bekorim -- the first fruits which were brought to the Kohen as both thanksgiving and rememberance of Pharaoh's cruelty and Hashem's deliverance of B'nai Yisrael from Mitzrayim to a land flowing with mik and honey.
This Mizbeiyach would later be disassembled and the second set of stones were subsequently used for a second inscription of Torah in the 70 languages.
www.sefer-torah.com /article-kitavo.htm   (1442 words)

 l e a r n @ j t s PARASHAH COMMENTARY Ki Tavo 5763   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Parashat Ki Tavo speaks of perhaps the most important transitional moment for the Jewish people - entering the Land of Israel and reminds us that when it comes to such ceremonies, one must not only look at the outer trappings of the ritual but more importantly, what that message is that the ritual conveys.
Perhaps it was this passage in Parashat Ki Tavo that led Shimon the Righteous to proclaim his famous dictum, "The world stands on three elements: on the Torah, on the service of God, and on acts of lovingkindness" (Pikei Avot 1:2).
As we enter the New Year, it is an auspicious time to rededicate ourselves to these three aspects that sustain the world.
learn.jtsa.edu /topics/parashah/5763f/kitavo.shtml   (679 words)

 A Reconstructionist Dvar Torah - Parashat Ki Tavo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
So, when she wears that long sleeveless dress with party shoes out to play, and finds out that she's uncomfortably chilly and can't hang upside down on the swinging bar, it's unlikely she would make that choice again.
There's a chunk of this week's parsha, Ki Tavo, that reads like a parenting manual, but much, much more intimidating.
The month of Elul is a good time to encounter Parshat Ki Tavo.
www.jrf.org /recondt/kitavo-bolton.html   (682 words)

 Parshat Ki Tavo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Parshat Ki Tavo begins with a detailed description of the Mitzvah of Bikurim.
Judaism requires an act of Bikurim, love, and a sensitive mind to realize that all that we have, all that we are, and everything that we can hope for is only granted by the grace of Hashem.
The first Mitzvah in Parshat Ki Tavo is the Mitzvah of Bikurim.
www.koltorah.org /Volume%2013/2%20Ki%20Tavo.htm   (1491 words)

 Parashat Ki Tavo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In Ki Tavo, we have the beginning of an answer to these questions.
After God had instructed us on what we must do, how we must live, to deserve our blessings in life, we were then told of the consequences of not fulfilling the mitzvot.
The opposite of fertility (a blessing) is not a curse of barrenness.
www.upj.org.au /parashatkitavo2002.htm   (605 words)

 Union for Reform Judaism - Ki Tavo, 5760
In this week's parashah, Ki Tavo, we read: "You shall go to the priest and say to him, 'I acknowledge this day before Adonai your God that I have entered the land that God swore to our fathers to give us.
They are to express their gratitude by bringing the first fruits to the altar and to show appreciation for their fortune by setting aside a tenth part of the harvest for the needy.
Both are inherent in Parashat Ki Tavo, as we stand poised to enter the land that God has given us as a heritage.
www.urj.org /Articles/index.cfm?id=2776&pge_prg_id=14134&pge_id=3447   (1242 words)

The mitzvot of Ki Teitzei, like most of those of Sefer Devarim, can be grouped under the title, "How you should conduct your lives in Eretz Yisrael." (In fact, the question of the order and connection of the mitzvot in Ki Teitzei poses a nearly impossible problem).
This is characterized primarily by the great "brit" of the tockecha (Ki Tavo), Nitzavim, and Ha'azinu, but the two mitzvot of Ki Tavo should also be seen as part of this last section.
These also are not mitzvot of every day life, but meta-mitzvot, summing up the entire Torah, as the two mitzvot of Ki Tavo were meta-mitzvot in the sense that they put the seal on the entire life of Torah in Eretz Yisrael.
www.vbm-torah.org /parsha/49kitavo.htm   (1765 words)

 NJJN - What lasts forever?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
That question impinges on us every year at Ki Tavo, because our calendar schedules it to introduce Selihot, the service of preparation for the High Holy Days.
It is hard these days to believe in a “soul.” That is why we read Ki Tavo, followed by Selihot and the High Holy Days — a season that insists on an eternal soul for which the body is a temporary carrier.
Lawrence A. Hoffman, an author and speaker on Jewish ritual, prayer, and spirituality, is a professor of liturgy at the Hebrew Union College in Manhattan.
www.njjewishnews.com /njjn.com/9204/torahkitavo.html   (720 words)

 Al Regel Achat - Ki Tavo 5761/2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Parshat Ki Tavo begins with the concluding Mitzvot from the Mitzva section of Sefer Devarim.
Finally, Moshe breifly tells the people why they should observe the Torah -- they owe G-d their allegiance for all the miracles he did for them in Egypt and the forty years in the desert.
Ki Tavo begins with the obligation to recite a specific prayer when presenting the Bikurim, the first fruits, to the Kohen.
www.columbia.edu /cu/jsu/groups/alregel/01KiTavo.html   (3054 words)

 Ki Tavo from WUJS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The title of this week's Torah portion, "Ki Tavo", means "when you come (into the Land)".
But use Torah as the blueprint of your life and you will be, in the rabbinic words, "shuttaf l'haKadosh Baruch Hu b'ma'aseh b'reshit" - a partner with God in building the world.
Further Commentary (Orthodox) on Ki Tavo from the Jewish Agency - Pedagogic Center
www.wujs.org.il /activist/learning/parashot/kitavo.shtml   (517 words)

 Kramer Devar Torah: Ki Tavo 5757   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the traditional Passover Haggadah, there are four verses from the Bible which sum up the Exodus story that are expounded upon and explicated.
On one hand, it conveys the promise of punishment and exile (the Tochachah) if the Israelites disobey God's Law, while its very appellation, Ki Tavo, assures us that we shall come in (the meaning of Tavo) to the Promised Land.
Like our ancestors of yore, may we be blessed with the opportunity to give the first fruits of our labor and earnings to preserve our people and our homeland as a means of extending our thanks to the Almighty for the very special sacred gifts with which we have been endowed.
www.ujc.org /content_display.html?ArticleID=72497   (235 words)

 A Reconstructionist Dvar Torah - Parshat Ki Tavo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A Reconstructionist Dvar Torah - Parshat Ki Tavo
This week's parasha, Ki Tavo, includes within it a description of the intricate ritual the people were to engage in once settled in the Land of Israel.
Moses commands them to place in a basket the first fruits of their harvest and to present them to the priests at the Temple.
www.jrf.org /recondt/kitavo-piknathan.html   (710 words)

 This Week's Torah Portion: Ki Tavo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Parashat Ki Tavo, beginning with the words, "When you come to the land which Adonai
The deluge of curses and threats in Ki Tavo emphasizes the enormous cost of failure to
And too many of us still experience the ravages that for Ki Tavo are the inevitable results of
www.tiwestport.org /torah/5760/kitavo.html   (1275 words)

 Union for Reform Judaism - Ki Tavo, 5761
But we also confidently proclaim that our God is not the Ki Tavo-style God who would "delight in causing you to perish and in wiping you out." (Deuteronomy 28:63) No, the God to whom we pray is not the fierce, vengeful warrior of the curse.
I was reminded of that experience as I was studying Parashat Ki Tavo.
Parashat Ki Tavo reminds us how important it is to create opportunities for mitzvah goreret mitzvah, for one mitzvah to lead to another.
www.urj.org /Articles/index.cfm?id=2828&pge_prg_id=14134&pge_id=3447   (1126 words)

I've written before about how we tend to avoid the unpleasant things in life.
See my Ki Tavo musing for 5760, Catalogue of Calamities, here: (http://www.durlester.com/musings/kitavo5760.htm
See my Ki Tavo musing for 5761, Rise and Shine, here: http://www.durlester.com/musings/kitavo5761.htm
home.comcast.net /~adurlester/musings/kitavo5762.htm   (782 words)

 Sfat Emet on Parshat Ki Tavo -- Darche Noam Institutions
Sfat Emet on Parshat Ki Tavo -- Darche Noam Institutions
Hagaon Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib of Gur zt”l on Parshat Ki Tavo
Before listing the specific blessings that come upon the people of Israel, the Torah says, "All of these blessings will come to you and overtake you when you listen to the voice of Hashem your G-d." (Devarim 28:2)." What are "all of these blessings"?
www.darchenoam.org /articles/web/parsha/ar_kitavo.htm   (308 words)

 Divrei Beit Hillel
This week’s Parsha, Ki Tavo, is probably the most disturbing of all parsheot.
  Until that specific day the people had not been given “a mind to understand or eyes to see or ears to hear.” (Ki Tavo, 29:3)  While God had led the people out of the wilderness to the Promised Land, God waited until this day to give the people the gift of understanding and appreciation.
terrorist attacks falls between parshat Ki Teitzei and parshat Ki Tavo.
dolphin.upenn.edu /~dbh/parshas/ki-savo/03   (2912 words)

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