Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8

To read the full text in English and Hebrew, click here: 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 
Affirming 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 University


History & Memory
Rabbi Irwin Kula, CLAL


The Order of Disorder
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS


Blessings From Strangers
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism


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


Parshat Ki Tavo Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parshat Ki Tavo Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parashat Ki Tavo for Families
Torah Topics for Families

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