A peaceful scene from Eilat, Israel, taken by me this past Tuesday.
Here is a commentary on this week’s Torah Portion, written by Baruch. Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!
Parashat Ki Tavo (When you come) Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22
In this week’s Torah portion Moses foretells Israel’s entrance into the Promised Land and an important ritual which the Children of Israel will go through. This ritual involved the 12 tribes standing on two mountains: Mount Grizim and Mount Ehval. Mount Grizim is associated with Blessing, while Mount Ehval is connected to the Curse. What is interesting is why Shimon, Levi, Yehuda, Issachar, Yosef and Binyamin are commanded to stand on Mount Grizim; while Reuven, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan and Naftali are ordered to Mount Ehval.
The first six tribes mentioned in this passage all came from either Leah or Rachel. These two women were part of Abraham’s family. Abraham is…
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