Re'eh

The Reward For Doing Mitzvos

The opening line of this week’s Parsha says that if the Jewish people keep the Commandments in the Torah we will receive Blessings. Yet, how can we be rewarded in this world for doing a mitzva? Surely the greatest reward in this world is considered worthless in the World to…

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Re'eh; reward and punishment

Re'eh; reward and punishment
This week's sedra is called Re'eh, and it marks a changing point in sefer Devarim. Until now, Moshe has been talking to Bnei Yisrael and warning them on the subject of yiras shamayim as opposed to individual mitzvos. Re'eh marks the start of reference to the individual…

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Be blessed with the sweet taste of honey!

 

 

 

Re'eh Anochi Nosen Lifneichem Hayom Bracha U'Klala - See, I have placed before you this day [both] Blessing and Curse." (Dvarim 11:26)

The Imrei Aish asks basic question in the grammar - why is the word Re'eh singular, while the word Lifneichem is in the plural…

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Re'eh - Look where you're going

Do you drive? You know when you’re driving ninety down the motorway and everything is relaxed, you’ve got sameach at the wheel playing full blast and air con up to full power! London seems two hours away you’re going past Newcastle and the journey is going well. Then you realise…

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Something short and sweet from the Kotzker on re'eh

The opening of the sedra is the word 're'eh' (see). It is in the singular form, whilst the pasuk continues 'giving before YOU today blessing and curses' - this second you is the 'lachem' form, ie the plural 'you.' Why the change? The Kotzker Rebbe remarked that this is because…

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Don't mess with the Torah!!!

"The entire matter that I command you, you shall guard it to do; you shall not add to it and you shall not subtract from it." Devarim 13:1

Here we are told according to the Chachomim - althought the verse may make it obvious - that we are forbidden…

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One small step for man....

In this weeks Parsha we are told to “See” – Hashem gives us reward for every good deed and (Chas ve shalom) curses for bad deeds.
A look closer at the first verse causes us to ask a fundamental question. The Torah seems to be talking to the individual. It…

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Parashas Re'eh – Seeing is Believing

Parashas Re'eh – Seeing is Believing
This week we have Parashas Re'eh which along with next week's Parashas Shoftim and the week after, Ki Seitzei, contain the majority of the commandments which are found in the book of Devarim. Up until now Moshe has given over commandments to love Hashem…

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