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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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Parashat Bechukotai

Leviticus 26:3 - 27:34

Jeremiah 16:19 - 17:14

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