Condolences on the passing of Benji Goldberg brother of Judy Burstein     Mazeltov to Stephen and Alicia Tucker on the birth of a grandson and mazeltov to parents Ryan and Mari Tucker on the birth of a son born in Israel.

Parashat Ki Tavo: A Summary

Parashat Ki Tavo: A Summary

This week’s portion includes: Bringing to the Temple as an offering the first fruits of the seven species special to the Land of Israel, declaration of tithes, the Almighty designating the Jewish people as His treasured people (Deut. 26:16 -19), the command to set up in the Jordan River and then on Mount Ebal large stones that had the Torah written upon them in 70 languages, the command to have a public ratification of the acceptance of the law from Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal; the Torah then sets forth the blessings for following the law and the curses for not following it, and concludes with Moses’s final discourse. Verse 28:46 tells us the importance of serving the Almighty with “joy and a good heart.” The last verse of the portion instructs us, “You shall fulfil the words of this covenant and do them so that you will succeed in all that you do!”