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Parashat Ki Tetze (כי תצא): Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19

Murder, adultery, theft, honesty and lust for people and stuff: The Torah passage כי תצא Ki Tetze or Ki Teitzei (“when you go forth,” Deut. 21:10-25:19) explains what’s under the hood of the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth commandments (Ex. 20:13–17).

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Luke 16:1-18: God vs. Stuff, part 1

JeffThis passage has three seemingly distinct teachings — parable of the shrewd manager, whether the Law and Prophets stopped with Yokhanan the Baptizer and a “one-liner” on divorce – but all of them as well as the parable that follows of the rich man and Lazar deal with one topic: God as Master or wealth as Master.

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Luke 9:7-9 Herod fears, wonders about Yeshua’s mission; divorce, remarriage for adultery

Herod Antipas thought he had silenced Yochanan (John) upon killing him. Yochanan only preached in a small area by the river Yarden (Jordan), but Yeshua and His disciples were spreading the message everywhere. A common teaching on remarriage — that doing so is a sin — overlooks the likely teaching, shown in Antipas’ fear: divorce and remarriage in the course of adultery is what’s sinful.

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