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Ki Tavo

  
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26:1 First Reading
When you come to the land that God your Lord is giving you as a heritage, occupying and settling it,
Vehayah ki-tavo el-ha'arets asher Adonay Eloheycha noten lecha nachalah virishtah veyashavta bah.
26:2 you shall take the first of every fruit of the ground produced by the land that God your Lord is giving you. You must place it in a basket, and go to the site that God will choose as the place associated with His name.
Velakachta mereshit kol-peri ha'adamah asher tavi me'artsecha asher Adonay Eloheycha noten lach vesamta vatene vehalachta el-hamakom asher yivchar Adonay Eloheycha leshaken shmo sham.



Commentary:

first
  The owner would mark the first fruit to ripen by tying a piece of papyrus reed around it (Bikkurim 3:1).

fruit...
  Only the seven species mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8 (Menachoth 84b; Rashi). The first-fruits could only be brought to the Temple after Shavuoth, which is called the 'feast of first-fruits' (Exodus 23:16, Numbers 28:26; Bikkurim 1:3).

basket
  A food basket (Deuteronomy 28:5), tene in Hebrew. The baskets were made of peeled willow twigs (Bikkurim 3:8), but the main law here is that the first-fruits must be brought in a vessel (Sifri).

the site...
  See Deuteronomy, 12:5.





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