Rabbi Marcus – Ki Tetze

 

This week’s Sidra is unique in that it contains 74 Mitzvot (Commandments) – more than in any other Sidra in the Torah.  Moshe reviews a variety of Mitzvot, all intended to strengthen family life, promote human decency and maintain a civilised society.  Including – the prohibition of treating a woman captured during warfare as slave property; parental responsibility regarding education of their children; the injunction to return lost property; kindness to animals; laws regarding proselytes; accident prevention; communal responsibility for the needs of strangers, widows and orphans; prohibition of taking interest on a loan; rules regarding the relationship between employer and employee and laws relating to honest business practices.

The general theme of the Sidra is the upholding of the principles of honesty and decency which,  if observed, Moshe assures us, will make for a just and peaceful society

Comment on this article

Latest from the blog

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi VideoRabbi Marcus – Naso

Naso contains a variety of seemingly unrelated subjects. The Sidra informs us of the various tasks of the Levites; the sanctity of marriage, the laws pertaining to a…

Building-Bridges-4-feat Building Bridges Walk – 4th June

COME AND JOIN US ON OUR INTERFAITH WALK ON SUNDAY 4th JUNE 2017 START TIME: 2PM (Duration approx. 3 hours) MEETING PLACE: TBC upon booking PLEASE WEAR COMFORTABLE…

Photo of Rabbi Barry Marcus VideoRabbi Marcus MBE – Bamidbar

This Sidra reports in detail the census of all adult males fit for military duty. This census was taken in the second year after the exodus from Egypt.

Read more from the blog