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Congregation Brothers of Joseph 2 Broad St Norwich CT 06360

FOR THE WEEK OF  8/14/17
Shabbat services for Shabbat Re'eh will be conducted at Congregation Brothers of Joseph,
2 Broad Street, Norwich, by Rabbi Jeremy Booty. Candlelighting on Friday is at 7:25 p.m. Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat services will begin at 7:25 p.m (Note:Mincha time will be same as candlelighting time) and will be held in the DOWNSTAIRS CHAPEL. Shabbat morning services will begin at 9:15 a.m. and will be held in the DOWNSTAIRS CHAPEL followed by a kiddush sponsored by the synagogue. We bless the month of Elul. Mincha, Seudah Sh'lishit (third meal) and Maariv service will be convened at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat ends at 8:26 p.m.

"See" says Moses to the people of Israel, “I place before you today a blessing and a curse”—the blessing that will come when they fulfill the commandments, and the curse if they abandon them. These should be proclaimed on Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal when the people cross over into the Holy Land.
A Temple should be established in “the place that G-d will choose to make dwell His name there,” where the people should bring their sacrifices to Him; it is forbidden to make offerings to in any other place. It is permitted to slaughter animals elsewhere, not as a sacrifice but to eat their meat; the blood (which in the Temple is poured upon the altar), however, may not be eaten.
A false prophet, or one who entices others to worship idols, should be put to death; an idolatrous city must be destroyed. The identifying signs for kosher animals and fish, and the list of non-kosher birds (first given in Leviticus 11), are repeated.
A tenth of all produce is to be eaten in Jerusalem, or else exchanged for money with which food is purchased and eaten there. In certain years this tithe is given to the poor instead. Firstborn cattle and sheep are to be offered in the Temple, and their meat eaten by the kohanim (priests). The mitzvah of charity obligates a Jew to aid a needy fellow with a gift or loan. On the Sabbatical year (occurring every seventh year), all loans are to be forgiven. All indentured servants are to be set free after six years of service.
The Parshah concludes with the laws of the three pilgrimage festivals—Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot—when all should go to “see and be seen” in the Holy Temple.