This week’s Torah portion is Re’eh:
Re’eh, Reeh, R’eih, or Ree (ראה — Hebrew for “see,” the first word in the parshah) is the 47th weekly Torah portion (parshah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fourth in the book of Deuteronomy. It constitutes Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17. Jews in the Diaspora generally read it in August or early September.
Jews read part of the parshah, Deuteronomy 15:19–16:17, which addresses the Three Pilgrim Festivals (Shalosh Regalim), as the initial Torah reading on the eighth day of Passover when it falls on a weekday and on the second day of Shavuot when it falls on a weekday. And Jews read a larger selection from the same part of the parshah, Deuteronomy 14:22–16:17, as the initial Torah reading on the eighth day of Passover when it falls on a Sabbath, on the second day of Shavuot when it falls on a Sabbath, and on Shemini Atzeret.
In the parshah, Moses set before the Israelites the choice between blessing and curse. Moses instructed the Israelites in the laws that they were to observe, including the law of a single, centralized place of worship. Moses warned against following other gods and their prophets. And Moses set forth laws of Kashrut, tithes, the Sabbatical year, the Hebrew slave, firstborn animals, and the three pilgrim festivals.
(The first four minutes of the first video are a profound meditation about the dangers of excitement.)
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: No true black man dreams of the day when he can see his son walk down the aisle of his church to become another man’s wife.
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Opposition to Prop 8 proved the old addage: the white liberal’s heaven is the Black Man’s hell
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: No black man wants his son to be some white man’s wife.
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: I want to see that woman from last week with the bare arms
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: This is like that scene in “The Ten Commandments” when one of Pharoh’s magicians did tricks.
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Yes, if Chelsea marrying a Jew is bad, then why is Esther marrying a gentile good?
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Should we give to those guys on the subway ?
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: “Excuse me I do not mean to disturb you….
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: What if they are selling candy so as to avoid getting into trouble on the streets?
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Luke, you are not that far from being homeless yourself
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Does the torah teach one to spit on the poor, Luke?
yiddishwizzard: no it does not
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Lots of laid off people are living on the edge right now through no fault of their own.
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Again, these are not Jewish views you are hearing here.
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: This is more like Bnai Ayn Rand
BubbaMetzia: I have an unrelated question. In the Shulchan Aruch it says not to decorate your house in the way of idolitors (or something like that). Does this mean Fend Shui is assur?
TheTzadikOfTorahTown: Next time, leg wrassle her.
You would do great on television or radio. Sort of the Next Generation Rush Limbaugh, getting the goyim — and even more so, the Jews! — all riled up with your notions concerning our Deity.
“Spitting on beggars: Luke Ford hosts an interfaith discussion.”