Re’eh – Parsha in 60 Seconds

by on July 28, 2013

Shalom and welcome to the Parsha in 60 seconds

Today’s portion is from Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17 it is called Reeh which means “see”

Moses explains the blessings and curses in regards to obeying the law. When God brought them into the land, they were to pronounce the blessings at Mount Gerizim and the curses at Mount Ebal.

The Israelites were warned that sacrifice locations were only established by God and they could eat meat as long as they did not consume the blood.
Moses instructed that if a prophet appeared before the Israelites and gave them a sign and urged them to worship another god, they were not to heed the words of that prophet, but put the offender to death.

Gashing one’s self or shaving the front of their head because of the dead was prohibited.

Moses prohibited the eating of animal that did not have cleft hooves and chews cud. The Israelites could eat anything that has fins and scales, but nothing else. Birds of prey were not kosher nor were swarming birds. They could not eat anything that had died a natural death and finally they could not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.
The 10% tithe was established and a full tithe was taken every third year for the Levites. On the 7th year all debts were forgiven and slaves were released. Generosity to the poor was mandatory and would be blessed by God.
Israelites were to consecrate all male firstlings born in their herds and flocks and eat them.

Moses instructed the Israelites to observe Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot.
And that is Reeh in 60 seconds.

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