Ki Tavo: A Second Sinai

Posted by Alex Israel on August 28, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Ki Tavo

Chapter 27 describes how the Israelites are to stage a mass gathering, a covenantal ceremony at Mount Eval in Canaan. This ceremony mirrors the covenant of Sinai. Why do we need a second Sinai? Might we all be in need of periodically renewing our vital commitments to our deepest values? Rabbi Alex Israel discusses.

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Alex by clicking here

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