Portion of Re'eh August 10, 2020 - Vital Transformation

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Portion of Re’eh August 10, 2020

August 11, 2020

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In this enlightening video, Rabbi Eliyahu Jian delves into the Torah portion of Re’eh, presented in the Book of Deuteronomy, where Moses sets before the Israelites a blessing and a curse, highlighting the profound importance of choice in our spiritual and everyday lives. This portion is rich with directives for worship, laws regarding false prophets, the designation of cities of refuge, and the emphasis on charity and justice within the community. Through the insights of Kabbalah and Jewish spirituality, Rabbi Jian provides viewers with a deep understanding of how these teachings are not only relevant but essential for contemporary life.

Rabbi Jian explores the concept of “seeing” — as Moses implores the Israelites to “see” the choices before them — interpreting it as an invitation to develop a deeper spiritual awareness and vision. He discusses how this act of seeing goes beyond physical sight to encompass an understanding of the consequences of our actions and the paths they create. This perspective is crucial for making choices that align with divine will and for fostering a society grounded in justice, compassion, and spiritual integrity.

The discussion also covers the importance of discerning truth in the modern context, especially in the face of false prophets and misleading ideologies. Rabbi Jian applies the ancient wisdom of dealing with false prophets to today’s challenge of navigating a world filled with information overload and conflicting messages, emphasizing the value of wisdom, discernment, and a strong spiritual foundation.

Rabbi Jian highlights the portion’s teachings on charity and the cyclical release of debts every seven years, drawing parallels to the contemporary importance of generosity and social responsibility. He elucidates how these practices cultivate a community of care, support, and mutual respect, reflecting the core values of Kabbalistic teachings and Jewish spirituality.

This video is a must-watch for those seeking to deepen their understanding of Jewish spiritual growth practices, Kabbalah meditation techniques, and the practical applications of Torah teachings in everyday life. Rabbi Eliyahu Jian’s insights into Re’eh invite viewers to reflect on their personal choices, the impact of those choices on their community and the world, and the pursuit of a life that balances spiritual aspirations with societal obligations.

Join Rabbi Jian as we explore the portion of Re’eh, uncovering the timeless wisdom of the Torah and its call to live with vision, purpose, and responsibility, within the rich traditions of Kabbalah and modern Jewish Orthodoxy.

Keywords: Re’eh, Rabbi Eliyahu Jian, Torah, Kabbalah, Jewish spirituality, choice, spiritual awareness, justice, false prophets, charity, social responsibility, discernment, spiritual growth, meditation techniques, contemporary life, divine will, generosity, modern Jewish Orthodoxy.

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