This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tavo (כִּי־תָבוֹא), is the 50th (50/54 or 52, depending on the year: this year, it’s 54…) reading in the annual cycle. It’s the 7/10th parashah in the book of Dvarim, (although the next two parshiot are normally read on the same Shabbat) with the full reading in Dvarim/Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8. Nearly the end of the year.
Again with carrots and sticks. Sorry, too tired to deal. More next week, as we see some of the most beautiful imagery of redemption in all of the Torah, in Parashat Netzavim (chapter 30 of Dvarim). I used to love preparing for leyning (chanting) those verses.
Project Do Better is founded on the idea that by building empathy while educating around community mutual aid and public infrastructure, we can build a world that offers more emotional carrots, and needs fewer sticks. Of any kind.
What do you think this parashah full of carrots and sticks does to help us build an empathetic society?
I look forward to hearing your opinions on this matter, Thoughtful Readers.We can really Do Better. -Shira
Last week was: Dvarim: Parashat Ki Tetzei, and Humanity vs. Law … ,
Action Prompts:Share your thoughts on how to build buy-in to create a more equal, or at least less inequitable, society, please. Guest posts are always welcome. Writing, by the way, is my personal contribution to Project Do Better. What would yours be, if you had the spare time and energy?
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