Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25


In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget

God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel. Moses tells the Israelites that the biggest task is to continue to fear God.

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land of israel
Moses reminds the Israelites
to keep the commandments
after they enter Israel.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Graced With Food
Rabbi Jordan D. Cohen, KOLEL

Prioritizing Obligations
Alana Alpert, AJWS

The Challenge of Humility
Rabbi Paula Feldstein, Union for Reform Judaism

Wholeness of a Broken Heart
Rabbi Elliot Kukla, AJWS

No Pain, No Gain
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel

Helping a Stranger
Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald, AJWS


Divine Ownership of Wealth
Lawrence Bush & Jeffrey Dekro, socialaction.com


The Seven Species
Chana Siegelbaum, Canfei Nesharim


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

The Land is the Means
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Through Weakness & Strength
Dvora Weisberg, CLAL

The Covenant of Fertility
Rabbi Lauren Eichler Berkun, JTS

Motivated By Love of God
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Institute

Empowering Fear
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

Communal Cohesion
Roberta Fried, UJA-Federation of New York


The Human Body Code
Rabbi Malka Drucker, Women of Reform Judaism


Parashat Ekev Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Ekev Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parashat Ekev for Families
Torah Topics for Families



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