Parsha Reeh רְאֵה is the forty-seven parsha in the annual reading cycle. It is the fourth reading in Dueteronomy (Devarim). As per Rabbi Sacks, this parsha the Stipulations – the General Provisions ends in 11.32. We begin the Stipulations – Specific Provisions in 12.1 and continues through the remainder of the parsha.
Reeh רְאֵה is translated as “see“.
In English, Reeh can be spelled 4 ways: (1) R-E’E-H, (2) R-E-E-H, (3) R’E-I-H, AND (4) R-E-E
Reeh רְאֵה is the second word and the first distinctive word in verse 26. See the Hebrew text below.
כו רְאֵה אָֽנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם בְּרָכָה וּקְלָלָֽה
Parsha Reeh Readings
Torah: Deuteronomy (Devarim) 11.26-16.17
Halftorah: Isaiah 54.11 – 55.5 | Isaiah 66.1-23 – 2002 – Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
Brit Hahagaddah: Jn. 7.37 – 52
Parsha Reeh Aliyah:
First reading — Deut. (Devarim) 11.26 – 12.10
Second reading — Deut. (Devarim) 12.11 – 28
Third reading — Deut. (Devarim) 12.29 – 13.19
Fourth reading — Deut. (Devarim) 14.1 – 21
Fifth reading — Deut. (Devarim) 14.22 – 29
Sixth reading — Deut. (Devarim) 15.1 – 18
Seventh reading — Deut. (Devarim) 15.19 – 16.17
Parsha Reeh Stats
- Hebrew letters – 7,442
- Hebrew words – 1,932
- Pesukim (sentences) – 126
- Lines in a Torah Scroll- 258
- Double Count – 1 – 14.22
- Scribal Practices – 0
- Hebrew text for Parsha Reeh רְאֵה
- Number of Mitzvot 1 in Parsha Reeh רְאֵה
- Maimonides says: 0
- Positive – 0
- Negative – 0
- Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 55
- Positive – 17
- Negative – 38
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 11.26 – 32 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 1)
Deu 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:
Deu 11:27 the blessing, if ye shall hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day;
Deu 11:28 and the curse, if ye shall not hearken unto the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
Deu 11:29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt set the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
Deu 11:30 Are they not beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah, over against Gilgal, beside the terebinths of Moreh?
Deu 11:31 For ye are to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.
Deu 11:32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and the ordinances which I set before you this day.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 12.1 – 10 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 1)
Deu 12:1 These are the statutes and the ordinances, which ye shall observe to do in the land which the LORD, the God of thy fathers, hath given thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.
Deu 12:2 Ye shall surely destroy all the places, wherein the nations that ye are to dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every leafy tree.
Deu 12:3 And ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods; and ye shall destroy their name out of that place.
Deu 12:4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
Deu 12:5 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even unto His habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come;
Deu 12:6 and thither ye shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock;
Deu 12:7 and there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
Deu 12:8 Ye shall not do after all that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes;
Deu 12:9 for ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth thee.
Deu 12:10 But when ye go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God causeth you to inherit, and He giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 12.11 – 28 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 2)
Deu 12:11 then it shall come to pass that the place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there, thither shall ye bring all that I command you: your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD.
Deu 12:12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your men-servants, and your maid- servants, and the Levite that is within your gates, forasmuch as he hath no portion nor inheritance with you.
Deu 12:13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every place that thou seest;
Deu 12:14 but in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.
Deu 12:15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh within all thy gates, after all the desire of thy soul, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which He hath given thee; the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart.
Deu 12:16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water.
Deu 12:17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thine oil, or the firstlings of thy herd or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, nor the offering of thy hand;
Deu 12:18 but thou shalt eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that is within thy gates; and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.
Deu 12:19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon thy land.
Deu 12:20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as He hath promised thee, and thou shalt say: ‘I will eat flesh’, because thy soul desireth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh, after all the desire of thy soul.
Deu 12:21 If the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to put His name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat within thy gates, after all the desire of thy soul.
Deu 12:22 Howbeit as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat thereof; the unclean and the clean may eat thereof alike.
Deu 12:23 Only be stedfast in not eating the blood; for the blood is the life; and thou shalt not eat the life with the flesh.
Deu 12:24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it out upon the earth as water.
Deu 12:25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD.
Deu 12:26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose;
Deu 12:27 and thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God; and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out against the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
Deu 12:28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 12.29 – (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 3)
Deu 12:29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest in to dispossess them, and thou dispossessest them, and dwellest in their land;
Deu 12:30 take heed to thyself that thou be not ensnared to follow them, after that they are destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying: ‘How used these nations to serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.’
Deu 12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God; for every abomination to the LORD, which He hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters do they burn in the fire to their gods.
Deu 12:32 (13:1) All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 13.1 – 13.19 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 3)
Deu 13:1 (13:2) If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams – and he give thee a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 (13:3) and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto thee – saying: ‘Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them’;
Deu 13:3 (13:4) thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God putteth you to proof, to know whether ye do love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deu 13:4 (13:5) After the LORD your God shall ye walk, and Him shall ye fear, and His commandments shall ye keep, and unto His voice shall ye hearken, and Him shall ye serve, and unto Him shall ye cleave.
Deu 13:5 (13:6) And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken perversion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of bondage, to draw thee aside out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put away the evil from the midst of thee.
Deu 13:6 (13:7) If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, that is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying: ‘Let us go and serve other gods,’ which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Deu 13:7 (13:8) of the gods of the peoples that are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
Deu 13:8 (13:9) thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him;
Deu 13:9 (13:10) but thou shalt surely kill him; thy hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Deu 13:10 (13:11) And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to draw thee away from the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Deu 13:11 (13:12) And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is in the midst of thee.
Deu 13:12 (13:13) If thou shalt hear tell concerning one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to dwell there, saying:
Deu 13:13 (13:14) ‘Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of thee, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying: Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known’;
Deu 13:14 (13:15) then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in the midst of thee;
Deu 13:15 (13:16) thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
Deu 13:16 (13:17) And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the broad place thereof, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, unto the LORD thy God; and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
Deu 13:17 (13:18) And there shall cleave nought of the devoted thing to thy hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of His anger, and show thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as He hath sworn unto thy fathers;
Deu 13:18 (13:19) when thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all His commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 14.1-21 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 4)
Deu 14:1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
Deu 14:2 For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be His own treasure out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.
Deu 14:3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
Deu 14:4 These are the beasts which ye may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
Deu 14:5 the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the antelope, and the mountain-sheep.
Deu 14:6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and hath the hoof wholly cloven in two, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that ye may eat.
Deu 14:7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that only chew the cud, or of them that only have the hoof cloven: the camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger, because they chew the cud but part not the hoof, they are unclean unto you;
Deu 14:8 and the swine, because he parteth the hoof but cheweth not the cud, he is unclean unto you; of their flesh ye shall not eat, and their carcasses ye shall not touch.
Deu 14:9 These ye may eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales may ye eat;
Deu 14:10 and whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye shall not eat; it is unclean unto you.
Deu 14:11 Of all clean birds ye may eat.
Deu 14:12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the great vulture, and the bearded vulture, and the ospray;
Deu 14:13 and the glede, and the falcon, and the kite after its kinds;
Deu 14:14 and every raven after its kinds;
Deu 14:15 and the ostrich, and the night-hawk, and the sea-mew, and the hawk after its kinds;
Deu 14:16 the little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl;
Deu 14:17 and the pelican, and the carrion-vulture, and the cormorant;
Deu 14:18 and the stork, and the heron after its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat.
Deu 14:19 And all winged swarming things are unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten.
Deu 14:20 Of all clean winged things ye may eat.
Deu 14:21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself; thou mayest give it unto the stranger that is within thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto a foreigner; for thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in its mother’s milk.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 14.22-29 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 5)
Deu 14:22 Thou shalt surely tithe all the increase of thy seed, that which is brought forth in the field year by year.
Deu 14:23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which He shall choose to cause His name to dwell there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herd and of thy flock; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
Deu 14:24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it, because the place is too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set His name there, when the LORD thy God shall bless thee;
Deu 14:25 then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thy hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose.
Deu 14:26 And thou shalt bestow the money for whatsoever thy soul desireth, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul asketh of thee; and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou and thy household.
Deu 14:27 And the Levite that is within thy gates, thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee.
Deu 14:28 At the end of every three years, even in the same year, thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase, and shall lay it up within thy gates.
Deu 14:29 And the Levite, because he hath no portion nor inheritance with thee, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou doest.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 15.1-18 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 6)
Deu 15:1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.
Deu 15:2 And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he hath lent unto his neighbour; he shall not exact it of his neighbour and his brother; because the LORD’S release hath been proclaimed.
Deu 15:3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it; but whatsoever of thine is with thy brother thy hand shall release.
Deu 15:4 Howbeit there shall be no needy among you – for the LORD will surely bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it –
Deu 15:5 if only thou diligently hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all this commandment which I command thee this day.
Deu 15:6 For the LORD thy God will bless thee, as He promised thee; and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.
Deu 15:7 If there be among you a needy man, one of thy brethren, within any of thy gates, in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy needy brother;
Deu 15:8 but thou shalt surely open thy hand unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth.
Deu 15:9 Beware that there be not a base thought in thy heart, saying: ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand’; and thine eye be evil against thy needy brother, and thou give him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin in thee.
Deu 15:10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thy heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing the LORD thy God will bless thee in all thy work, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto.
Deu 15:11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore I command thee, saying: ‘Thou shalt surely open thy hand unto thy poor and needy brother, in thy land.’
Deu 15:12 If thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, he shall serve thee six years; and in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee.
Deu 15:13 And when thou lettest him go free from thee, thou shalt not let him go empty;
Deu 15:14 thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy threshing-floor, and out of thy winepress; of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
Deu 15:15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee; therefore I command thee this thing to-day.
Deu 15:16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee: ‘I will not go out from thee’; because he loveth thee and thy house, because he fareth well with thee;
Deu 15:17 then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear and into the door, and he shall be thy bondman for ever. And also unto thy bondwoman thou shalt do likewise.
Deu 15:18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou lettest him go free from thee; for to the double of the hire of a hireling hath he served thee six years; and the LORD thy God will bless thee in all that thou doest.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 15.19 – 23 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 7)
Deu 15:19 All the firstling males that are born of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God; thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thine ox, nor shear the firstling of thy flock.
Deu 15:20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.
Deu 15:21 And if there be any blemish therein, lameness, or blindness, any ill blemish whatsoever, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
Deu 15:22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates; the unclean and the clean may eat it alike, as the gazelle, and as the hart.
Deu 15:23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it out upon the ground as water.
Deuteronomy (Devarim) 16.1-17 (Parsha Reeh, Aliyah 7)
Deu 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God; for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
Deu 16:2 And thou shalt sacrifice the passover-offering unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.
Deu 16:3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for in haste didst thou come forth out of the land of Egypt; that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
Deu 16:4 And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in all they borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which thou sacrificest the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
Deu 16:5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover-offering within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee;
Deu 16:6 but at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to cause His name to dwell in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover- offering at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.
Deu 16:7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose; and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.
Deu 16:8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God; thou shalt do no work therein.
Deu 16:9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee; from the time the sickle is first put to the standing corn shalt thou begin to number seven weeks.
Deu 16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God after the measure of the freewill-offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give, according as the LORD thy God blesseth thee.
Deu 16:11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid- servant, and the Levite that is within they gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in the midst of thee, in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.
Deu 16:12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt; and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.
Deu 16:13 Thou shalt keep the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in from thy threshing-floor and from thy winepress.
Deu 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
Deu 16:15 Seven days shalt thou keep a feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose; because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the work of thy hands, and thou shalt be altogether joyful.
Deu 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which He shall choose; on the feast of unleavened bread, and on the feast of weeks, and on the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty;
Deu 16:17 every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which He hath given thee.
Isaiah 54.11 – 17 (Parsha Reeh, Haftarah)
Isa 54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will set thy stones in fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
Isa 54:12 And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy border of precious stones.
Isa 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Isa 54:14 In righteousness shalt thou be established; be thou far from oppression, for thou shalt not fear, and from ruin, for it shall not come near thee.
Isa 54:15 Behold, they may gather together, but not by Me; whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall because of thee.
Isa 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the fire of coals, and bringeth forth a weapon for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
Isa 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their due reward from Me, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55.1-5 (Parsha Reeh, Haftarah)
Isa 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye for water, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Isa 55:2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your gain for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto Me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Isa 55:3 Incline your ear, and come unto Me; hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
Isa 55:4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the peoples, a prince and commander to the peoples.
Isa 55:5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and a nation that knew not thee shall run unto thee; because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel, for He hath glorified thee.
Isaiah 66.1-23 (Parsha Reeh, Haftarah – Shabbat Rosh Chodesh 2022)
Isa 66:1 Thus saith the LORD: The heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool; where is the house that ye may build unto Me? And where is the place that may be My resting-place?
Isa 66:2 For all these things hath My hand made, and so all these things came to be, saith the LORD; but on this man will I look, even on him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at My word.
Isa 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he broke a dog’s neck; he that offereth a meal- offering, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that maketh a memorial-offering of frankincense, as if he blessed an idol; according as they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations;
Isa 66:4 Even so I will choose their mockings, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear, but they did that which was evil in Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
Isa 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at His word: Your brethren that hate you, that cast you out for My name’s sake, have said: ‘Let the LORD be glorified, that we may gaze upon your joy’, but they shall be ashamed.
Isa 66:6 Hark! an uproar from the city, Hark! it cometh from the temple, Hark! the LORD rendereth recompense to His enemies.
Isa 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man-child.
Isa 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such things? Is a land born in one day? Is a nation brought forth at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Isa 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD; Shall I that cause to bring forth shut the womb? saith thy God.
Isa 66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her; rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her;
Isa 66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breast of her consolations; that ye may drink deeply with delight of the abundance of her glory.
Isa 66:12 For thus saith the LORD: Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream, and ye shall suck thereof: Ye shall be borne upon the side, and shall be dandled upon the knees.
Isa 66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Isa 66:14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like young grass; and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward His servants, and He will have indignation against His enemies.
Final Judgment and Glory of the Lord
Isa 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come in fire, and His chariots shall be like the whirlwind; to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire.
Isa 66:16 For by fire will the LORD contend, and by His sword with all flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
Isa 66:17 They that sanctify themselves and purify themselves to go unto the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the detestable thing, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.
Isa 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts; the time cometh, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and shall see My glory.
Isa 66:19 And I will work a sign among them, and I will send such as escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard My fame, neither have seen My glory; and they shall declare My glory among the nations.
Isa 66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren out of all the nations for an offering unto the LORD, upon horses, and in chariots, and in fitters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring their offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.
Isa 66:21 And of them also will I take for the priests and for the Levites, saith the LORD.
Isa 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
Isa 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, saith the LORD.
John 7.37-52 (Parsha Reeh, Renewed Covenant)
Joh 7:37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.
Joh 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
Joh 7:39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Joh 7:40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This really is the Prophet.”
Joh 7:41 Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
Joh 7:42 Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the offspring of David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?”
Joh 7:43 So there was a division among the people over him.
Joh 7:44 Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
Joh 7:45 The officers then came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why did you not bring him?”
Joh 7:46 The officers answered, “No one ever spoke like this man!”
Joh 7:47 The Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?
Joh 7:48 Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?
Joh 7:49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”
Joh 7:50 Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,
Joh 7:51 “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?”
Joh 7:52 They replied, “Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
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Covenant & Conversation Commentary – Rabbi Sacks book on Amazon. Parsha Reeh contains a total of five different articles on pages 118 – 148.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon – One of the most used Hebrew and English Lexicons among serious Bible students.
Hebrew in Israel – Torah Portion Re’eh – Yoel HaLevi’s teaching series Learn Torah on Parsha Re’eh
Hebrew in Israel – Haftarah Portion Re’eh – Yoel HaLevi teaching series Learn Torah on the Haftarah on Parsha Re’eh This is the normal Haftatah.
Torah Pearls #46 – Re’eh – Nehemia Gordan’s teaching on Parsha Re’eh.
Prophet Pearls – Re’eh – Nehemia Gordan’s teaching series on the Haftarah for Parsha Re’eh. This is the normal Haftatah.
Reeh 5771 – Covenant & Conversation – Rabbi Johnathan Sacks’ YouTube teaching