For high priests and pagans alike / Parashat Ki Tavo
Through the ceremony of writing its text on plaster-covered stones, a second granting of the Torah will take place. This time, the Torah will be written by the Elders of Israel and disseminated among all humanity.
In this week’s Torah portion, Moses instructs the elders of Israel to hold a special ceremony the moment that the Children of Israel cross the Jordan River and enter the Promised Land: “And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over the Jordan unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaster them with plaster. And thou shalt write upon them all the...
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