Tagged ‘Behukotai’

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 Behukotai

June 3, 2016 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Shmot

by Rabbi Jill Hammer Parashat Behukotai is a manifestation of an ancient theology that seems distant and yet becomes more relevant to us by the day. In this parashah we learn that the covenant between the Divine and human beings … Continue reading »


Parashat Behukotai

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

Beukotai Rabbi Michael Pitkowsky The Ramban (Moses Nachmanides, Spain/1194-1270) makes a number of comments on this week’s parashah that relate to miracles and medicine, in other words, the relationship between trust in God and human initiated healing. It is worth remembering that … 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 Behukkotai

May 18, 2011 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, News, Vayikra

By Rabbi Halina Rubinstein In this week’s portion, the last in the Book of Leviticus, Moses relates to the people of Israel the blessings that God will bestow if they obey God’s commandments and the curses in store for them … 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 9, 2007 | Filed in: Divrei Torah, Vayikra

By Rabbi Yechiel Buchband In this week of Jubilee celebrations in our AJR community, it feels good to be so in tune with the rhythm of the Torah reading cycle: our first portion, Parshat Behar, includes the Torah’s teachings concerning … Continue reading »