Parsha Talk Ekev 2023 5783

Parsha Talk with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. Parashat Eqev [Deuteronomy 7:12–11:26] is perhaps best known for the 2nd paragraph of the Shema [Deuteronomy 11:13-21], but it also contains the scriptural basis for the Grace after Meals, the verse that is quoted in the second of the four blessings in that prayer [8:10], and two verses before that, the list of the 7 species by which the Land of Israel is known. This week, each of us chose a verse or verses to explicate, and to which the others responded. We hope you like the format. Shabbat Shalom!