Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17

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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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kosher meat
Moses explains the laws of kosher meat.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Restoring Wealth & Dignity
Rabbi Howard Alpert, Hillel


Seeds of Peace
Rachel Farbiarz, AJWS


Seeing is Believing
Rabbi Stephen Karol, Union for Reform Judaism


Lessons for Former Slaves
Rabbi Dorothy Richman, AJWS


Dealing With Poverty
Alon Ferency, AJWS


Liberation & Compassion
Aliza Mazor,


Time to Clean Up
Rabbi Akiva Wolff, Canfei Nesharim


From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Be Yourself
Rabbi Bradley Artson, American Jewish University


It’s in the Blood
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, CLAL


Traditions & Counter-Traditions
Rabbi Joshua Heller, Jewish Theological Seminary


Open Your Eyes and See
Rabbi Kerry Olitzky, Big Tent Judaism


  Resolution Through Repentance
Danya Hayden, UJA-Federation of New York


The Purpose of Kashrut
Rabbi Ruth Sohn, Women of Reform Judaism



Parshat Re’eh Quiz
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies


Parshat Re’eh Challah
Julie Seltzer


Parshat Re’eh for Families
Torah Topics for Families


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Parashat Re’eh: Summary

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