Week of 21 Av (August 13) – Shabbat 27 Av (August 19)
Re’eh (Deuteronomy) 11:26 — 16:17
Haftarat: Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 54:11 — 55:5
Who is that false prophet that Torah warns us against? How can he perform wonders if he is false, and if he is false why does he appear? Why does G-d empower him to perform wonders, if not to ensnare Israel? There are many false prophets today in the business of making false promises promising peace and prosperity if only Israel will turn her back on G-d’s Torah. We have been warned!
As Moses prepares the nation to enter the land he stays focused on the one great challenge that lays before him and the people: To take a congregation of individuals and forge them into one mighty nation, united and dedicated to creating a Torah infused reality in the land of Israel.