Parashat Re’eh / An insurance policy for idolatry
Two parameters reveal what God’s will is. The first is the literal law that God gave Israel at Mount Sinai; the second is creation of the universe.
Parashat Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26-16:17) leaves no doubt as to what must done with the gods of the Canaanites: “Ye shall surely destroy all the places, wherein the nations that ye are to dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every leafy tree. And ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim...
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