Shalom and welcome to the Parsha in 60 seconds
Today’s portion is from Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 it is called Ki Tetze which means “when you go”
If an Israelite wanted to marry a captive woman he must give her a makeover and mourn for his dead future in-laws for a month.
An absolutely defiant son would be stoned. Cross-dressing was forbidden. Plowing with an ox and a donkey together was forbidden. Moses instructed that one was to make tassels called tzitzit.
To marry a woman and then falsely accusing her of not being a virgin would result in the false accusers flogging . If the woman was not a virgin she would be stoned.
If a man lies with an unclaimed virgin he is required to marry her. Marrying your father’s former wife was forbidden.
If a man discharges during the night he must leave the camp for a day and bathe. A man can relieve himself outside the camp and would bury his discharge with a spike.
Prostitution was illegal. Charging interest on loans to kin was not cool, but charging a foreigner was ok. Kidnapping an Israelite was punishable by death. Debts could not be collected forcibly.
Fallen crops from harvest were to be left for the needy. When flogged, no more than 40 lashes were allowed. If your brother died with no son, you are required to marry his wife and give her a son. If the wife of one seized another man’s Censored during a fight, then her hand was to be cut off.
The Israelites were to remember the ambush of the Amalekites and declared that Amalek’s memory be blotted out from under heaven.
And that is Ki Tetze in 60 seconds.
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