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Summary

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.

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HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Re’eh

Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

Isaiah 54:11 - 55:5

Telling and Retelling

Why does Moses repeat the history of Israelite people on the eve of crossing into the promised land?

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