Parsha Talk – KiTavo 2020

Parashah Talk for Ki Tavo [Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8], featuring Rabbis Eliot Malomet and Jeremy Kalmanofsky and Barry Chesler in conversation about the weekly Torah reading, is now available. Give a listen as they discuss the range of meaning in the ritual of the first fruits [26:1-11], connecting it with God’s promise to the Israelites in Exodus 6:6-8 and the cups of wine at the seder. We explore the nexus between storytelling and redemption and provide commentary on some verses of particular importance to us.
Finally, we touch upon the blessings and the curses, and compare them to their appearance in Leviticus [chapter 26], attempting to wrest meaning for modern day Jews.