Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

Isaiah 54:11 - 55:5

In this Torah portion, Moses tells the Israelites that if they worship idols, they will be punished. Moses explains the laws of kosher food, and he details the three pilgrimage festivals: Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot.

Be Yourself

The gifts brought to the Temple for the Pilgrimage festivals teach us the importance of preserving our unique identities.

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The Purpose of Kashrut

Kashrut reminds us again and again that Jewish spirituality is inseparable from the physical.

Giving to the Needy

Re'eh: A resource for Families

Seeds of Peace

How Parshat Re'eh illuminates the necessity of peace for growth of a nation.

Parashat Re’eh Quiz

Learn more about the weekly Torah portion.

Lessons for Former Slaves

How can people who have worked to regain their freedom enslave their brothers?

Time to Clean Up

As we work to clean up the places we live, we pray for Jerusalem to return to her splendor.

Open Your Eyes and See

If you establish a Jewish spiritual discipline for yourself, you will not be led astray.

Dealing With Poverty

It would be wise to consider sound anti-poverty programs that tackle the general problem of lack of ownership.

The Kosher Turkey Debate

Dealing with disagreements in interpretation of the law

Parashat Re’eh: Summary

Moses instructs the Israelites regarding idolatry, false prophets, clean and unclean foods, tithes, freeing slaves, and the pilgrimage festivals.

Seeing Is Believing

Parashat Re'eh calls our attention to our ability to choose the directions of our lives.

Restoring Wealth And Dignity

When a member of our community becomes poor we must restore his/her dignity as well as money.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

Remission of debt and freeing of slaves are two biblical institutions that ensure that cycles of poverty are not perpetuated.

It’s In The Blood

The Torah's abhorrence for consuming blood may have led to the Jewish people's abhorrence for shedding it.