Ki Tavo: History and Memory – The Declaration of the First Fruits

Posted by Pardes Faculty on September 15, 2022
Topics: Tanakh, Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Devarim (Deuteronomy), Ki Tavo

How does the law of bikkurim (sacrifice of the first fruits) relate to the Exodus from Egypt? Why does the blessing from the farmer use the plural tense, and why would a farmer who had never experienced the Exodus need to mention it? What can this parsha reveal to us regarding the Jewish view of history?

Credits: Dr. David Bernstein and Rabbi Michael Hattin – Pardes Faculty

 

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