Please join us for one of the most special Shabbats of the year. As we are in the month of Elul we start changing themes to welcome the New Year. Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of September 29, but the preparation begins with Elul. The music changes, the feeling changes, even the clothing changes. No, not our clothing, the clothing of the Torah. Come and assist in changing the Torah coverings from the year long blue to the purity of white for Yom Tov.
Ki Tetze contains the most commandments in the entire Torah. 72 in total, though some count differently and say 74.
Ki Tetze (when you go out) contains a wide range of criminal, civil and family laws, featuring many of the humane precepts for which Deuteronomy is famous. The topics addressed include relationships within households (between men, women, and children), among neighbors, between the underprivileged and other members of society, and even between humans and animals. As elsewhere, notably in the preceding parashah, Deuteronomy is concerned with the formation of an ideal Israelite society. However, the preceding parshah Shoftim concentrates on public officials, most of the laws of Ki Tetze are directed at ordinary individuals.
The Haftarah is Isaiah 54:1-10
In one of the rare instances of Prophet Isaiah, he speaks of the good that will befall Israel. We shall grow as numerous as the sands of the shore and will spread out throughout the earth. He continues with, If Israel obeys the commandments of G-d, He will shower us with kindness and mercy.
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Marietta, GA 30064
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Phone: 770 218-8094