The American narrative and the biblical narrative offer conflicting approaches to wealth and material gain.
The mountain in this week's Torah portion can be a place of spiritual growth or an impediment.
Biblical laws of business ethics.
The rabbinic understanding of commerce laws in Behar focuses on ensuring that consumers have access to market information.
God tells Moses to instruct the people in the laws of the Sabbatical and Jubilee years, as well as how to relate to those in the community who become impoverished.
The prohibition against worshiping idols includes falsely attributing to ourselves power over land.
The Jubilee year encourages us to take time to appreciate our labors and the role God plays in our lives.
The laws of the Sabbatical year inspire us to sanctify space, time, and our behaviors towards each other.
The reinterpretation of the term "forever" encourages us to strive for new realities within our own lifetimes.