The sixth portion of the book of Devarim/Deuteronomy is Ki Tetze, which mean “When you go out”
Torah Portion: Devarim 21:10 – 25:19
Haftorah: Isaiah 54:1-10
Apostolic Writings: Mark 10:2-12
You can read or listen to the portions below:
“Sing, barren woman who has never had a child! Burst into song, shout for joy, you who have never been in labor! For the deserted wife will have more children than the woman who is living with her husband,” says Adonai . Enlarge the space for your tent, extend the curtains of your dwelling; do not hold back, lengthen your cords, make your tent pegs firm. For you will spread out to the right and the left, your descendants will possess the nations and inhabit the desolated cities. Don’t be afraid, for you won’t be ashamed; don’t be discouraged, for you won’t be disgraced. You will forget the shame of your youth, no longer remember the dishonor of being widowed. For your husband is your Maker, Adonai – Tzva’ot is his name. The Holy One of Isra’el is your Redeemer. He will be called the God of all the earth. For Adonai has called you back like a wife abandoned and grief-stricken; “A wife married in her youth cannot be rejected,” says your God. “Briefly I abandoned you, but with great compassion I am taking you back. I was angry for a moment and hid my face from you; but with everlasting grace I will have compassion on you,” says Adonai your Redeemer. “For me this is like Noach’s flood. Just as I swore that no flood like Noach’s would ever again cover the earth, so now I swear that never again will I be angry with you or rebuke you. For the mountains may leave and the hills be removed, but my grace will never leave you, and my covenant of peace will not be removed,” says Adonai , who has compassion on you.
Some P’rushim came up and tried to trap him by asking him, “Does the Torah permit a man to divorce his wife?” He replied, “What did Moshe command you?” They said, “Moshe allowed a man to hand his wife a get and divorce her.” But Yeshua said to them, “He wrote this commandment for you because of your hardheartedness. However, at the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. For this reason, a man should leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two are to become one flesh. Thus they are no longer two, but one. So then, no one should break apart what God has joined together.” When they were indoors once more, the talmidim asked him about this. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against his wife; and if a wife divorces her husband and marries another man, she too commits adultery.”
*This excludes Psalms, Proverbs, Ruth, Esther and Jonah which are read throughout the year and as part of moedim.