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## Vortlach for Parshas Ki Savo

I've decided to start writing down some interesting comments that I've seen on the the ×¤×¨×©×”. I don't know if this will continue or not; we'll see...

## ×›"×•:×“' -- ×•×œ×§×— ×”×›×”×Ÿ ×”×˜× × ×ž×™×“×š:

The ×¨×ž×‘"× rules that although there is no specific amount specified for ×‘×™×›×•×¨×™×, our ×—×–"×œ established the amount as 1/60th (cf. ×™×¨×•×©×œ×ž×™ ×‘×™×›×•×¨×™× ×¤"×’).

The ×¢×œ×™×•×ª ×¢×œ×™×”×• suggests that perhaps this is hinted to by the ×ª×•×¨×” itself. The ×ž×©× ×” in '×›×œ×™× ×™"×‘:×’ defines a ×˜× × as containing 1/2 of a ×¡××”. The ×’×ž×¨× in ×›×ª×•×‘×•×ª ×§×™"× gives the amount of produce produced by a single tree during a time of ×‘×¨×›×” as the amount that can be carried by two donkeys, each of which can carry 15 ×¡××”.

Since the ×ž×¦×•×” of ×‘×™×›×•×¨×™× applies even for a single tree, it turns out that amount that will be brought is 1/2:30 or 1/60 of the yield.

## ×›"×–:×›"×• -- ××©×¨ ×œ× ×™×§×™× ××ª ×“×‘×¨×™ ×”×ª×•×¨×” ×”×–××ª ×œ×¢×©×•×ª ××•×ª×:

The ×›×ª×‘ ×¡×•×¤×¨ understands this ×¤×¡×•×§ as being a warning against trying to tamper with the ×ž×¦×•×•×ª, even if one's intention is ×œ×©× ×©×ž×™×. Cursed is anyone who does not (attempt to) fulfill all of these ×ž×¦×•×•×ª, even if his intention is to try and save part of the ×ª×•×¨×” (i.e. ×œ×¢×©×•×ª ××•×ª×). [TBD: how does this fit in with ×¢×ª ×œ×¢×©×•×ª].

He also applies this ×¤×¡×•×§ to anyone who would try to replace the physical ×§×™×•× ×”×ž×¦×•×•×ª with attempts to delve into the deeper spiritual meaning and neglect the physical actions.

## ×›"×—:×’' -- ×‘×¨×•×š ××ª×” ×‘×¢×™×¨:

×¨' ×—×™×™× ×¡×•×¤×¨, writing in ×“×‘×¨×™ ×©×¢×¨×™ ×—×™×™×, writes that some people, while privately pious, are afraid to be seen doing ×ž×¦×•×•×ª in public, lest they be ridiculed for being backwards. To combat this danger, the ×¤×¡×•×§ gives its blessing to those who are fulfill the ×ž×¦×•×•×ª in public as well (×‘×¢×™×¨).

### One Response to “Vortlach for Parshas Ki Savo”

1. Secret Fan says:

Good stuff – keep it up

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