Ki Tetze

Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19


In this Torah portion, Moses delivers specific rules about proper family relationships. He continues with laws involving many aspects of daily living, justice, family responsibility, work, and sexuality.

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One law concerning daily living
prohibits the mixing of wool and linen.


Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Social Responsibilities
Rabbi Toby Manewith, Hillel

Women & War
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS

Remember! Don’t Forget!
Richard Abrams, Union for Reform Judaism

The Stubborn & Rebellious Son
Evan Wolkenstein, AJWS

All is Not Fair in Love & War
Rabbi Neal Loevinger, Kolel

Unguarded Roofs
Aaron Dorfman, AJWS


Child Laborers
Rabbi Justin David,


Compassion That Can Bring Messiah
Rabbi Dovid Sears, Canfei Nesharim


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Let’s Get Physical!
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish Unversity

Every Act is Significant
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, CLAL

Our God, Our Matchmaker
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

Generational Tension
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Jewish Outreach Institute

And Your Camp(s) Shall Be Holy
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union

Decisions & Consequences
Heidi Rome, UJA-Federation of New York


Synthesizing the Influenes of Our Parents
Rabbi Shimon Felix, Bronfman Youth Fellowships


Tzaraat & Memory
Judith Plaskow, Women of Reform Judaism

Parashat Ki Tetze Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parashat Ki Tetze Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parashat Ki Tetze for Families
Torah Topics for Families



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