Behold, it is I who created the smith who blows the coals beneath the forge, and makes a weapon for his work. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good. Let your soul delight in abundance.
re’eh “See, I present before a blessing and a curse”
Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17
Here are the laws regarding sacred and contaminated animals and the stipulation that all the blood – the sign of life - be spilled before consuming any former living creature. On the mountain on the left – Mt. Gerizim – are the kosher animals with cloven hoof that chew their cud – even the giraffe was eatable. To the right, on the barren Mt. Ebal, are the animals and birds that are not to be eaten.