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This Week's Torah Portion


In this Torah portion, Moses tells the Israelites that if they worship idols, they will be punished. Moses explains the laws of kosher food, and he details the three pilgrimage festivals: Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot.

Parashat Re’eh

Deuteronomy 11:26 - 16:17

Isaiah 54:11 - 55:5

You Shall Be Joyful

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