Parsha Re’eh stresses the importance of never turning away from Hashem and turning towards a god or who has never lived. We are also reminded which animals are kosher. Laws regarding farming and having servants are covered and we are once again told to observe Sukkot, Passover, and Shavuot. We Jews are assured if we continue to do these things and if our children continue to do these things then only blessings will be reaped. Not a bad deal if you ask me.
While Re’eh may seem repetitive it is important to note the ancient Hebrews turned away from Hashem at the foot of Sinai, and when your food source is daily manna and quail its really easy to keep a palate kosher. Same with holidays when everyone around you is celebrating the same thing the same way it is easy not to slip up in observance, but the times well the [Read more…]