B’hukotai

Leviticus 26:3-27:34

Commentary on Parashat Behar-Bechukotai, Leviticus 25:1 - 27:34

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In this Torah portion, God tells the people of Israel that if they follow God’s commandments, they will be provided with rain to feed their crops. God then describes the long list of punishments that will be inflicted on the Israelites if they do not follow God’s laws.

 

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for B’hukotai

slavery
The Israelites are promised rain
in exchange for keeping God’s laws.

Text Studies

Social Action and Environmentalism

Faith in Difficult Times
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Corrupt Leadership
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No Food, No Torah; No Torah, No Food
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The Blessing of Rain
Jonathan Neril, Canfei Nesharim 
Science vs. Sabbath?
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From the Denominations

Pluralism and Outreach

Stubbornness & Chance
Rabbi Avraham Fischer, Orthodox Union
 

The Impossible World
Cantor Sarah Sager, Women of Reform Judaism

 

 

 

Rebuke & Reward in This World
Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, JTS

 

Unifying Towards Redemption
David Frankel, UJA-Federation of New York

 

Preserving the Covenant
Dvora Weisberg, CLAL

 

 

Family and Fun

 

Parashat B’hukotai Challah
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