Weekly Words of Torah Goes PC (Parashah and Chesed) – Parashat Re’eh 5779 – Rosh Chodesh Elul

To inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women
By Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Executive Director, Women’s League For Conservative Judaism

In Parashat Re’eh, God set before us a choice. We will receive blessings if we follow God’s commandments and curses if we do not. God told us to be a holy, kadosh, nation, by how we eat, how we distribute wealth, how we preserve our natural resources and in the role of the firstborn. The parashah ends with a review of the pilgrimage festivals, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot, describing the mitzvah to journey to the central place of worship. 

Parashat Re’eh, in Deuteronomy 12:16 contains the prohibition against eating blood. For a Chesed project based on Parashat Re’eh, plan a Blood Drive.

Weekly Words of Torah is a brief paragraph prepared weekly by our Executive Director, Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, presented in our “This Week @ Women’s League.” WWOT will provide meaningful thoughts related to the Weekly Torah Portion, an event on the Calendar, a Prayer, or something of Jewish interest, to inspire, guide, engage, enrich, and empower Conservative Jewish Women. If you have any particular interest in future topics, or want to send Rabbi Wolintz-Fields an email, you can contact her at ewolintz-fields@wlcj.org. Read previous Weekly Words of Torah here, and stay up-to-date with the latest WWOT theme, Chesed, here.