Parasha: Ki-Tavo Deut. 26:1–29:18
Haftara:  Isaiah 60:1 - 22
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 8:1 - 13

Overview
The first fruits are to be taken to the Temple and given to the kohen in a ceremony expressing recognition that it is G-d who guides the history of the Jewish People throughout all ages.

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Parasha for the Week:  Ki-Tetzei Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19
Haftarah for the Week:  Isaiah 54:1 - 54:10
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 7:24 - 37

Overview
The Torah describes the only permissible way a woman captured in battle may be married. If a man has two wives, and the less-favored wife bears a firstborn son, this son's right to inherit a double portion is protected over the father's desire to favor the child of the favored wife.

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Parasha for the Week:  Shoftim Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9
Haftara for the Week:  Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 7:9 - 23

Overview
Moshe tells Bnei Yisrael to appoint judges and officers. Bribes are forbidden.
Trees are not to be planted near Hashem’s altar, as was the way of idolaters.
Blemishes in animals designated for offerings and other points of disqualification are listed.
A Jewish king may only have possessions and symbols of power commensurate with the honor of his office, but not for self-aggrandizement. He is to write for himself two sifrei Torah, one to be kept with him wherever he goes, so that he doesn’t become haughty.

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Parasha for the Week: Re’eh Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:27
Haftara for the Week: Isaiah 54:22 – 55:5
Besorat Yeshua: Mark 6:53 – 7:8

Overview
Moshe presents the blessings of following God, and the curses of rejecting His counsel.
When the nation enters Eretz Yisrael they must burn down any trees that had been used for idol-worship, and destroy all idolatrous statues. Hashem will choose only one place where the Divine Presence will dwell. Offerings may be brought only there; not to a private altar.

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Parasha for the Week:  Eikev: Deuteronomy 7:12 – 11:25
Haftarah:  Isaiah 49:14 – 51:3
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 6:41 - 52

Overview
If Bnei Israel carefully observe all the mitzvoth (commandments) Moshe promises them that they will be the most blessed of the nations of earth.
Moshe tells Bnei Yisrael that they will conquer Eretz Canaan little by little, so that the land will not be overrun by wild animals before Bnei Yisrael are able to settle the whole land.
Moshe stresses that the Torah is indivisible and not open to partial observance.

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Parasha for the Week:  Va'etchanan: Deuteronomy 3:23 – 7:11
Haftarah:  Isaiah 40:1 - 20
Besorat Yeshua:   Mark 6:41 - 52

Overview
Although Moshe is glad that Yehoshua will lead the nation, Moshe nevertheless prays to enter the Land of Israel in order to enjoy the promise land after the last forty years of hard work. Hashem refuses.
Moshe reminds Israel of the gathering at Sinai when they received the Torah—that they saw no visual representation of the Divine, but only the sound of words.
Moshe impresses on the people of Israel that the Sinai revelation took place before an entire nation, not to a select elite, and that only the God's people will ever claim that Hashem spoke to their entire nation.
Moshe specifically enjoins Israel to "pass over" the Sinai event to their children throughout all generations.
Moshe predicts, accurately, that when the people dwell in the land of Israel they will sin and be scattered among all the peoples.

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