Kee Tavo: The Lament of the Shammes By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

“But if you do not harken to the voice of the LORD your God to observe and perform all the commandments which I command you this day, then shall all of these curses come upon you and take effect: cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the country. …The Lord will make disease cling to you, until He has utterly wiped you out from the land you are to possess….”
–Deut. 28:15-16, 21, The “List of Curses”

Kee Tavo: The Tale of Mr. Haimowitz, Our Shammas By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

We come into the world, proud, feeling self-sufficient. But the world breaks everyone. We suffer loss. We retreat; we mourn, we cry. We pray to God.

Ki Tavo by David Hartley Mark

“Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, ‘Observe all the Mitzvote/Commandments that I command you this day. …Silence! Listen, Israel! Today you have become the People of the Lord your God: hear God’s voice and perform His commandments and laws. …After you have crossed the Jordan, these tribes shall stand on Mt. […]

Parsha Ki Tavo by David Hartley Mark

“Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, ‘Observe all the Mitzvah/Commandment that I command you this day. …Silence! Listen, Israel! Today you have become the People of the Lord your God: hear God’s voice and perform His commandments and laws. …After you have crossed the Jordan, these tribes shall stand on Mt. […]

Torah Together: Parshat Ki Tavo