Parsha Talk Re’eh 5783 2023

Parsha Talk, with Rabbis Eliot Malomet, Barry Chesler and Jeremy Kalmanofsky. Parashat Re’eh [Deuteronomy 11:26–16:17] is a family favorite because it was the parashah for both my daughters’ synagogue Bat Mitzvahs (BC) [albeit 11 years apart; they each also celebrated a camp Bat Mitzvah the year before]. Re’eh, like every other amazing parashah, is chock full of good conversation material. There is the opening scene, setting before the people a blessing and a curse, the beginning of the Deuteornomic core of laws, which goes through 26:15, including the discussion of the false prophet, the dietary laws, the sabbatical year, and the holidays, among other things. I am always surprised that the half hour passes so quickly when so much is left unsaid. But there is always next year! Shabbat Shalom!!