Deuteronomy 21:10 – 25:19
This week’s Portion, Ki Tetze (“When You Go”), we find 74 of Torah’s 613 commandments. These include the laws of the captive, firstborn’s inheritance rights, the rebellious son, burial and dignity of the dead, returning lost property, respect for the givers of life, the duty to protect your property, and the prohibition of mingling seed and animal.
Also listed are the judicial procedures for adultery, for the rape or seduction of an unmarried girl, and for a husband who falsely accuses his wife of infidelity and the list of exclusions from the congregation of Israel.
The Portion continues with requirements to maintain sanitation in the camp; the prohibition against turning in an escaped slave; the duty to pay a worker on time, and to treat your employees properly; the proper treatment of a debtor, and the prohibition of interest on a loan; the laws of divorce; the penalty for “minor infraction of Torah; and the procedures for the Levirate Marriage.
The Portion concludes with the obligation to remember “what Amalek did to you on the way out from Egypt.”