Ki Tetze

Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19

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


Every Act is Significant
Rabbi Irving Greenberg, CLAL


Our God, Our Matchmaker
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS


Generational Tension
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism


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


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


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



Tzaraat & Memory
Judith Plaskow, Women of Reform Judaism


Parshat Ki Tetze Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parshat Ki Tetze Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parshat Ki Tetze for Families
Torah Topics for Families


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