Monday, September 19, 2011

Parshat Ki Tavo, slightly belated

You can read the basics here.

The good part is Deuteronomy, chapter 26, parts of which are quoted in the Haggadah.

It's mostly downhill from there, since the tochachot (curses) for defying HaShem's laws far outnumber the b'rachot (blessings) for obeying them.

As for the ending, Moshe's (Moses's) claim that our ancestors wore the same clothing and shoes for 40 years (see Deuteronomy 29:4), is, in my opinion, as preposterous an exaggeration as his claim that he stayed on Mount Sinai for 40 days without water.


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