Tagged ‘Behar’

Parashat Behar-Behukotai

May 17, 2017 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

A Society of Free Landholders by Rabbi Len Levin “You shall proclaim release [liberty] throughout the land for all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: each of you shall return to his holding and each of you … Continue reading »


Parashat Behar

May 27, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

by Cantor Sandy Horowitz In the Harry Potter books, Harry is able to take a strand of memory, slip it into a pool of water and then immerse himself in that pool in order to experience the memory.  Reading Torah … Continue reading »


Parashat Behar

November 5, 2014 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Behar Rabbi Len Levin All Persons Free under God “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” (Leviticus 25:10, inscription on the Liberty Bell) “The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for the land is Mine, … Continue reading »


Parashot Behar-Behukotai

May 3, 2013 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Texts that Call for Faith By Rabbi Judith Edelstein This year, as in many, these two Torah portions are combined into one reading in order to accommodate the idiosyncrasies of the lunar calendar. Behar iterates the laws of the Sabbatical … Continue reading »


Parashat Behar-Behukotai

May 17, 2012 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Ariann Weitzman “It should not be believed that all the beings exist for the sake of the existence of humanity. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes, and not for … Continue reading »


Parashat Behar

May 12, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Rabbi Bruce Alpert Here’s the scene: I open the door to the cupboard or refrigerator and stare intently at its contents. Perhaps I rearrange things a bit to discover what might be hiding in a remote corner. I stare … Continue reading »


Parashat Behar-Behukotai

May 6, 2010 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Neal Spevack In the beginning of this week’s double parsha, Behar-Behukotai, the Jubilee year, Shenat HaYovel, is described. The Hebrew word yovel (from which “Jubilee” derives) means “ram’s horn,” since a ram’s horn was sounded near the year’s inception … Continue reading »


Parashat B’har-B’huqotai

May 13, 2009 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Simon Rosenbach This week we sort of read, as we sort of read every year, the first version of the Tokhehah, a list of threats that God has Moses deliver to the children of Israel. These threats are so … Continue reading »


Parashat Behar

May 16, 2008 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

Parashat Behar By Rabbi Aryeh Meir As we celebrate Israel’s sixtieth anniversary, it is appropriate to reflect on the kind of society that has emerged with the advent of Israel’s great “economic miracle.” I begin by quoting several reflections on … Continue reading »



May 18, 2006 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Yechiel Buchband As we open our portions, we may expect to find the common phrase ‘Adonai spoke to Moses, saying . . .’ But we get a new addition to that phrase: ‘VaY’daber Adonai el-Moshe b’Har-Sinai Laymor’ (Lev. 25:1). … Continue reading »