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Parshah Ki Tavo

Parshah Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8

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Torah Portion: Ki Tavo
From our Sages on the Parshah
And He brought us to this place, and gave us this land (Deut. 26:9)

The Holy Temple was built by King Solomon in Jerusalem hundreds of years after the people took possession of the land under Joshua. The verse's order should therefore be reversed -- "He gave us this land, and He brought us to this place"!

But here we have an allusion to that which the Targum Yonatan relates: that on the first Passover (while still in Egypt) the Children of Israel were carried on "wings of eagles" (see Exodus 19:4) to the Temple Mount, where they brought the Passover offering.

(Etz Chaim)

Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out (28:6)

May your departure from the world be as free of sin as was your entry into the world.

(Rashi)

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