Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17

Deuteronomy chapter 11, verse 26 to chapter 16, verse 17

Re’eh Values

What are they?


  1. What do you think “taking responsibility” really means?
  2. If you hurt someone’s feelings, how do you try to “make it better”?
  3. What does the word “repentance” mean?  How do you repent to another person? To God?
  4. Sometimes we hurt others, and sometimes they hurt us.  What is the danger of bearing a grudge? What is forgiveness really mean?


  1. The word for charity in Hebrew is Tzedakah.  It is related to the word “justice”. How is charity just?
  2. What are different ways of giving charity?
  3. Watch this video of the different ways of giving tzedakah. Do you agree with this order?  How would you rank the different ways of giving charity?


  1. The Hebrew word for sacrifice is Korban – קוֹרבָּן, which is also related to the English word for coming closer. Sacrifices were the way ancient people worshiped God.  How do you think worship is connected to drawing closer and also to sacrifices?
  2. Why would there be rules about how the High Priests dress, when they offer sacrifices?  How would the way we dress connect to how we worship?
  3. What do you pray for?  How?
  4. When you go to synagogue (for Shabbat or for the High Holy Days), what do you do? What do you think you should be doing?
  5. Have you ever been to church or to a mosque? If so, what have you seen?  How is it different from what we do in synagogue?

Covenant-relationship with God

  1. What’s a covenant? How is it like a relationship?
  2. What covenants do you have in your life?
  3. What do you do to make sure these covenants are not broken?


Another view for you:

Parents and kids: Read this article together and discuss the questions below:

  • How can you make a positive difference in this world?
  • How does it feel to help people in need?
  • How do you avoid embarrassing someone you are trying to help?