Some thoughts and resources for exploring the Torah portion Eikev — sometimes spelled Ekev or Aikev, maybe Eqeb or Ekeb — Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25. This is part of a series of weekly “gathering sources” posts, collecting previous material on the weekly Torah portion, most originally part of a 2010 series called “Opening the Book.” Eikev is next read in the Disapora, beginning with minchah on August 17, and concluding with full reading on August 24.
Great Sources: Narrative and Paradoxes of Authority
Great Source Tangent: Forty Days and Forty Nights
Language and Translation: v’haya eikev
Something to Notice: Seven Species
A Path to Follow: Birkat Hamazon
You Can’t Spend What You Ain’t Got: Eikev Prayer Links