Ki Tavo - Commandments


According to Maimonides and Sefer ha-Chinuch, there are 3 positive and 3 negative commandments in the parshah.

  • To make the declaration on bringing the first fruits
  • To make the tithe declaration
  • Not to eat the second tithe while unclean, even in Jerusalem, until it has been redeemed
  • Not to eat the second tithe while mourning
  • Not to spend redemption money of the second tithe for anything but food and drink
  • To imitate God’s good and upright ways

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