In this week’s parsha, Parsha Ki Tetze, there are over 70 mitzvot listed! One of the most interesting of the mitzvoth is referred to in Hebrew as “Shiluah Haken,” meaning “sending away the mother bird.” The text is as follows:
This week’s parsha is packed with over 70 commandments! We learn everything from what we can wear, to how we treat animals to which nations we will hold an indefinite grudge.
There are over 70 mitzvot introduced in this week’s Torah reading!
In this week’s parsha, one finds a most-surprising command: Chapter 23 verses 13-15 state that if the Jewish People are at war, they must have a place outside the camp where soldiers will go and dig a hole, go to the bathroom and cover it! Since , as the Torah reminds us, “Hashem, your G-d, walks in the midst of your camp to rescue you…so your camp shall be holy.”