Ki Tavo – we shift from “when you leave” last week to “when you come in” this week. And we are instructed as to what we should do when we come into the Land – which is our inheritance, our nachalah. Coincidentally, on Shabbat morning there were a number of articles in the paper about inheritance – should children of wealthy parents inherit that wealth – or not? Is inheritance something achieved after the fact or do we ready ourselves for an inheritance prior to the fact?
Hello dear Kolot Mayim friends,
Another week draws us closer to Rosh Hashanah. This week we explore Ki Tavo – when you come near. Torah is speaking to us about k’lal Yisroel, the Israelite peoples entering the Land, but for us, today, Ki Tavo also carries the extra meaning of approaching our new year. What is coming ahead for us and what are we leaving behind? And what do we want to build?
Imagine being on the other side of Torah. We read these words, and we “hear” them perhaps, often as if we were speaking these words to ourselves, but imagine if we were there (wherever there is – maybe here?) and we were listening. Lots of words are going by us, hour after hour – how are we ever going to remember all these details? We may be hungry, we may need to sit down, our children are fussy, and still, Moshe goes on and on about what we need to know. Remind you of some synagogue services you have sat through?