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The Torah Portion – Wk 46 Ekev – Consequence

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Ekev
Consequence
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Overview

In this week’s Torah portion we are looking at Deuteronomy 7:12–11:25

In the Parshah of Eikev (“Because”), Moses continues his closing address to the children of Israel, promising them that if they will fulfil the commandments (mitzvot) of the Torah, they will prosper in the Land they are about to conquer and settle in keeping with God’s promise to their forefathers.

Moses also rebukes them for their failings in their first generation as a people, recalling their worship of the Golden Calf, the rebellion of Korach, the sin of the spies, their angering of God at Taveirah, Massah and Kivrot Hataavah (“The Graves of Lust”). “You have been rebellious against God,” he says to them, “since the day I knew you.” But he also speaks of God’s forgiveness of their sins, and the Second Tablets which G‑d inscribed and gave to them following their repentance.

Their forty years in the desert, says Moses to the people, during which G‑d sustained them with daily manna from heaven, was to teach them “that man does not live on bread alone, but by the utterance of G‑d’s mouth does man live.”

Moses describes the land they are about to enter as “flowing with milk and honey,” blessed with the “seven kinds” (wheat, barley, grapevines, figs, pomegranates, olive oil and dates), and as the place that is the focus of God’s providence of His world. He commands them to destroy the idols of the land’s former masters, and to beware lest they become haughty and begin to believe that “my power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.”

A key passage in our Portion is the second chapter of the Shema, which repeats the fundamental mitzvot enumerated in the Shema’s first chapter, and describes the rewards of fulfilling God’s commandments and the adverse results (famine and exile) of their neglect. It is also the source of the precept of prayer, and includes a reference to the resurrection of the dead in the messianic age.

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This Year

2021
Ekev Part 2 (Midrash)

Ekev 2021 Part 2 (Midrash) Includes:
See also Torah Portion Ekev 2021 for Part 1

Previous Portions

2020
Ekev Part 1

Ekev Part 1 2020 includes:

2020
Ekev Part 2 (Midrash)

Ekev Part 2 (Midrash) 2020 includes:

Other Teaching On Ekev

2020
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The Statutes, Testimonies and Judgements

One giant cluster of grapes

The Seven Species

Barley

Wheat

Grapes in the Negev

Grapes in Mt Carmel

Grapes in Israel

Figs

Pomegranates

Olives

Olives

Dates Jordan Valley

Dates

Date Honey

Date Honey

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