Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8


In this Torah portion, Moses instructs the Israelites regarding the first fruit offering. Moses then lists the blessings the people will enjoy if they keep the commandments, and the punishments they will suffer for disobeying them.

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Moses explains the first fruit offering.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

The Worst Curse
Rabbi Avi Weinstein, Hillel

Affiriming Responsibility
Rabbi Dorothy Richman, AJWS

Curses & Blessings
Rabbi Andrew Klein, Union for Reform Judaism

A Covenant of Action
Rabbi Jessica Marshall, AJWS

It’s the Joy, Not the Oy
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, Kolel

First Fruits
Leiba Chaya David, Canfei Nesharim


Private Feelings, Public Consequences
Nina Wouk,


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Love is Not the Opposite of Hate
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

History & Memory
Rabbi Irwin Kula, CLAL

The Order of Disorder
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

Blessings From Strangers
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Institute

Twice Warned
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Orthodox Union

Ritual Reinforcement
Lyn Geller, UJA-Federation of New York


Zionism & First Fruits
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships


Transitions & Israel
Alice Shalvi, Women of Reform Judaism

Parashat Ki Tavo Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Ki Tavo Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parashat Ki Tavo for Families
Torah Topics for Families



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