Parashat Ki Tavo is always read a week or two before Rosh Hashana. It opens with the command to bring the first fruits to Jerusalem and later it moves to the blessings and curses that took place on Mt Gerizim and Mt Ebal. This hints to the fact that Rosh Hashana is now almost upon us. Whether the new year will bring blessing or otherwise depends on its "first fruits – the first days" of the new year. On Rosh Hashana we take the first days of the year with us on a pilgrimage and in starting right, we pray that the rest of the year will only be a source of blessing.