See [This Day I Set Before You Blessing and Curse]

Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17

When Is R'eih Read?

/ 30 Av 5782
/ 25 Av 5783
/ 27 Av 5784


  • 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)

Ten Minutes of Torah: R'eih Commentary


Setting an Ethical Table

By: Cantor Evan Kent

According to Biblical commentator Nehama Leibowitz, this eating of meat based on the sheer enjoyment of eating meat is a new concept. Previously, the eating of meat was part of the sacrificial ritual with Aaron and the priestly class also joining in the eating of this burnt offering

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Listen to Rabbi Rick Jacobs discuss Parashat R'eih in these episodes of his podcast, On the Other Hand: Ten Minutes of Torah.

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Fighting Poverty

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