Tagged: Ki Tavo

Ki Tavo – Be Happy

The Mishnah in Berachot (9:5) states that one must bless the Lord for calamities as well as for the good. An example of such a blessing is Barukh dayan ha’emet, recited by mourners upon...

Ki Tavo – A Story To Tell

This week’s Torah reading is a heavy one, including the dreadful admonishment and consequences for failing to serve God with joy. Of course this is preceded by the series of wonderful blessings which will...

Ki Tavo – Suffering For Lack of Joy

In this week’s Torah reading we go through the terrible litany of reproof – 96 curses in all. Unfortunately, these have all materialized over the course of our long and tragic history. Our spirit...