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R'eih

R'eih

See [This Day I Set Before You Blessing and Curse]
Deuteronomy
11:26–16:17

See, this day I set before you blessing and curse. - Deuteronomy 11:26

Summary: 
  • God places both blessing and curse before the Israelites. They are taught that blessing will come through the observance of God’s laws. (11:26–32)
  • Moses’ third discourse includes laws about worship in a central place (12:1–28); injunctions against idolatry (12:29–13:19) and self-mutilation (14:1–2); dietary rules (14:3–21); and laws about tithes (14:22–25), debt remission (15:1–11), the release and treatment of Hebrew slaves (15:12–18), and firstlings (15:19–23).
  • Moses reviews the correct sacrifices to be offered during the Pilgrim Festivals—Pesach, Sukkot, and Shavuot. (16:1-17)

When do we read R'eih?

2017 Aug 19
/27 Av, 5777
2018 Aug 11
/30 Av, 5778

RECENT COMMENTARY

  • By Reuven Firestone

    In a particularly graphic moment, one of the instructions received in our weekly reading is "...to destroy all the sites at which the nations you are to dispossess worshiped their gods, whether on lofty mountains and on hills or under any luxuriant tree. Tear down their altars, smash their pillars, put their sacred posts to the fire, and cut down the images of their gods, obliterating their name from that site" (Deuteronomy 12:2-3). This is a clear directive to destroy all the sites at which the native Canaanites worshipped throughout the sacred Land of Israel.

  • Torah for Tots

    For you are about to cross the Jordan to enter and possess the land that the Eternal your God is assigning to you.

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