Ki Tavo – Parsha in 60 Seconds
Today’s portion is from Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8 it is called Ki Tavo which means “when you enter”
Once the Israelites had entered the land they were to give first fruits and recite their history from Abraham to their present day and thank God for the land.
Moses instructed that after giving the tithe to the Levites and poor, they were to declare a big memorized speech.
Moses encouraged them to observe these laws faithfully. God was their God and Israel was God’s people.
As soon as they had crossed the Jordan River, they set up large stones on Mount Ebal inscribed on them words from Torah and build and alter for worship.
Blessings were spoken on Mount Gerizim and curses on Mount Ebal. Those cursed included anyone who: made a sculptured image; insulted father or mother; moved a fellow countryman’s landmark; misdirected a blind person; subverted the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow; lay with his father’s wife; lay with any beast; lay with his sister; lay with his mother-in-law; struck down his fellow countryman in secret; accepted a bribe in a murder case; or otherwise would not observe the commandments; and everyone said Amen.
If the people obeyed God’s laws they would prosper in everything if they failed to obey they would be cursed, destroyed and exiled.
Moses than reminds the people of everything they have been through and how God was with them the entire time.
And that is Ki Tavo in 60 seconds.
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