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The Torah Portion – Wk 50 Ki Tavo – When You Come In

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Ki Tavo – When you come in – כי תבוא

In this week’s Torah portion we are looking at Deuteronomy 26:-29:8

Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that G‑d is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits (bikkurim) of your orchard to the Holy Temple, and declare your gratitude for all that G‑d has done for you.

Our Portion also includes the laws of the tithes given to the Levites and to the poor, and detailed instructions on how to proclaim the blessings and the curses on Mount Gerizim and Mount Eival—as discussed in the beginning of the Portion of Re’eh. Moses reminds the people that they are G‑d’s chosen people, and that they, in turn, have chosen G‑d.

The latter part of Ki Tavo consists of the Tochachah (“Rebuke”). After listing the blessings with which G‑d will reward the people when they follow the laws of the Torah, Moses gives a long, harsh account of the bad things—illness, famine, poverty and exile—that shall befall them if they abandon G‑d’s commandments.

Moses concludes by telling the people that only today, forty years after their birth as a people, have they attained “a heart to know, eyes to see and ears to hear.”

Torah (with Rashi)

Torah (with Hebrew and Strongs)

Haftarah (with Rashi)

New Testament

New Testament (With Greek)

Portion Overview by Video

What Does The Bible Say About Happiness?

Giving the First fruits to a Priest

Colouring in

Song for Ki Tavo
“Take these words and write them on the stones”

Cover the Sea

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“Bikkurim” – Celebrating Agricultural Bounty” 2015 by Yoram Raanan
Acrylic on Canvas

“Bikkurim” – Celebrating Agricultural Bounty” 2015 by Yoram Raanan
Acrylic on Canvas

When you come into the land…You shall take of the first fruit of the land…and put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place which the L-rd your G‑d will choose…You will rejoice in all the good that G‑d has granted ​you. (Deuteronomy 26:1-2,11)

Ki Tavo Midrash

If you will then I will  – Ps Greg Cumming

Resources

Mt Gerazim and Mt Ebal

White washed rocks

Bikkurim

Seven Species

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