ki tetze

Is there a spiritual reason for investigating the reasons and origins of the commandments?

RIVKY YISRAELI

Parshat Ki Tetze: Is there a spiritual reason for investigating the reasons and origins of the commandments? In today’s world, the concepts of “faithfulness” and “responsibility” should replace the concept of “commitment”. A faithful person is one who both has faith and in whom faith can be placed, and if responsibility is entrusted to someone, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Ki Tetze 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin    Efrat, Israel – “When you go forth to battle…and you see among the captives a beautiful woman and you desire her…. When a man has two wives, one the beloved and the other the hated…. If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son…” (Deuteronomy …

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“Torah Lights” – Parshat Ki Tetze 5778

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin speaking

“Day Laborers or Contract Workers? When will we be rewarded?”

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s Insights into Parshat Ki Tetze

“Parsha to the Point” – Ki Tetze 5778

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Rabbi David Stav In Parshat Ki Tetze, we encounter a commandment that speaks of a reality with which we are completely unfamiliar, the “eshet yefat to’ar” (taking a beautiful woman as a war bride).  Here, the Torah describes a scenario in which a Jewish soldier wishes to marry a woman captured …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5778

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10–25:19) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “When you go forth to battle against your enemies, and God your Lord delivers them into your hands, and you…see among the captives a woman of beauty, and you desire her, you may take her to be your wife. When you bring her home, …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Ki Tetze 5777

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Rabbi David Stav  The Torah contains many events and mitzvot, and this week’s portion, Ki Teitze, is among the most “mitzvah-packed” in the entire Torah. It lists mitzvot of all kinds, both private and public; those concerned with the relationship between Man and God, as well as those addressing relationships between …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Ki Tetze 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Ki Tetze (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “Do not withhold the wages due to your hired hand…that very day shall you give him his payment” . This Shabbat, the Eleventh of Elul, marks 47 years to the day of one of the most transformative moments in my life, in the most …

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