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The people are presented with a very clear choice regarding their futures:

רְאֵה אָנכִי נתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם בְּרָכָה וּקְלָלָה – Behold, I am giving before you today a blessing and a curse. (11:26)
Curiously, there is transition from singula read more »
by Rabbi Eli Mansour

Watch The Video Shiur - Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse. The blessing, that you will heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today; And the curse, if you will not heed the command read more »
by Rabbi Zweig

" shall not send him empty-handed; you shall adorn him with gifts..."(15:13,14)

After six years of servitude, the Torah requires that the Jewish slave be set free. Additionally, he should not go out empty-handed. Rather, read more »
by Rabbi Mordechai Aderet

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You are children of Hashem your G-d. (14:1)

This statement comes in the context of the Torah's prohibition of self-mutilation for the deceased. It can be understood in at least three aspects, all true:

1. Because you are under My especial car read more »
by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe

"You are children to the L-rd your G-d" (Debarim 14:1). The custom of the Amorites (one of the seven nations who dwelt in Cana'an), was to make this world the sole focus (iqqar). Therefore, according to this, when som read more »
Dear Fellow Jew,

The Torah tells us that a person should choose between good and evil, right and wrong, "Blessing and Curse". All of us, as humans, have the option to choose our path.

This weeks Parasha, However, points out that one should read more »
Parshat Re'eh

Rabbi Wein
A Godly Minority

In this week's parsha, the Torah presents the ultimate challenge to any minority group living in a society where the majority culture, mores and lifestyle differ radically from those of that particu read more »
Rabbi Frand

A Spoon and a Handle

"For you shall surely open your hand to him." (Devarim 15:8)

First, the Torah tells us (15:7), "If there be a pauper among you, one of your brethren, in one of your gateways in your land that God your L read more »
What we can learn from water
Women's Corner
by Rabbanith Ruth Menashe

Fire and water are two powerful entities. They both have a positive side to them and a negative side. We are all aware of the many positive functions of each of these elemen read more »
Life: The School of Growth

ספר דברים פרק יא

כו) ראה אנכי נתן לפניכם היום ברכה וקללה:

כז) את הברכה אשר תשמעו אל מצות ידוד אלהיכם אשר אנכי מצוה אתכם היום:

דעת זקנים מבעלי התוספות על דברים פרק יא פסוק כז

כז) את הברכה אש read more »
Re-eh: G-d sees but cannot be seen
by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe

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"Take heed lest you offer your burnt offerings in every place that you will you see". (Debarim 12:13)

The Abrabanel writes that he o read more »
And you shall eat before Hashem, your G-d,… the tithe of your grain, your wine, and your oil… so that you will learn to fear Hashem… (14:23)

Daas Zekeinim emphasize the "your" part of the grain, wine and oil. They explain that the pasuk conveys read more »

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