February 22, 2020

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Re’eh with Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum serves as rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim in Acton, Massachusetts.  A distinguished and award-winning religious leader, speaker, and writer, Rabbi Mike is devoted to creating and nurturing vibrant learning communities, and sharing his love of Torah and commitment to justice in formal and informal settings.

In this Week’s Torah Portion – Parashat Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) – Moses continues speaking to the people of Israel right before he passes away and before they cross the Jordan River and enter the Promised Land. Moses asks them to recite certain blessings and curses on Mount Grizzim and Mount Ebal after they enter Israel. He demands that they destroy all remnants of idolatry from the Promised Land and asks them to choose a city which will host the Holy Temple. The Parasha also discusses false prophets, kashrut, the sabbatical year and charity. Our discussion focuses on economic justice in the parsha.



Previous Torah Talks on Re’eh

Rabbi Bradly Shavit Artson

Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

Rabbi Ben Elton

Rabbi Deborah Silver

Rabbi Baht Yameem