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Parashat Ki Tavo 5781

Written in Spanish by Alejandro Alvarado – see Spanish Blogs Translated and narrated by Peggy Pardo This parashah Ki Tavo (When you enter) contains the instructions for what the people of Israel should do “when” they enter the Promised Land. The first thing was to set aside the first fruit of the land’s harvest and […]

¿Por qué es importante recordar?

https://youtu.be/eTorah UFHerCGsh0 La porción de esta semana, Ki Tetze כִּי־תֵצֵא (cuando vayas) es la porción de la Torá con más mitzvot, las cuales son la aplicación de cómo debemos vivir los mandamientos hacia el prójimo y hacia la creación (animales, tierra y plantas).  A diferencia del pensamiento occidental, en donde rige la llamada “ley del amor”, la Torá […]

Why is it important to remember?

This week’s parashah, Ki Tetze כִּי־תֵצֵא (When you go) contains more applications of the commandments than the others, giving us clear examples on how to apply them in relation to others and to the rest of creation (to animals, the land and even to plants). Unlike Western thought, where the so-called “law of love” must rule our […]

The Second Commandment Part One

Today I’d like to talk about the first part of Second Commandment which says “You shall not make for yourself any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath, or that is the water under the earth…”  When our Creator handed this commandment to Moshe, […]

The Tenth Commandment

The application of the Ten Commandments handed to Moses, written by the Hand of God in stone can make all the difference in the world when it comes to us living in peace and harmony with ourselves and with our fellow man. The last of these Ten Commandments is the pinnacle of them all.  It says: You […]