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Behukotai 5758

by Rachel Slutsky This week's parasha, Bechukotai, discusses keeping God's laws, the rewards if we do so and the punishments if we refuse to do so. If we do as Hashem tells us, nature will work in our favor, yielding plentiful crops and rain, food, safety,...

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Behukotai 5763

by Kenny Gold It is quite coincidental that memorial day weekend, the unofficial close of the USY year coincides with Bechukotai, the last Parsha of the Book of Vayikra. Just as we close out our year, the Torah closes out yet another portion...

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Behar 5762

by Eitan Konigsburg One of the major topics that is discussed in Parshat Behar is the law of Shemittah for the land of Eretz Yisrael. Every seven years, the physical land of the biblical Eretz Yisrael gets a rest, where no one is allowed...

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Behar 5763

by Avi Mark It's that time of year again: spring with summer rapidly approaching. Sure in many parts of the continent we are all still hesitant to say "spring is in the air" but I am not here to talk about the weather. I do know...

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Behar 5769

by Bekah Hakimian May 16, 2009/22 Iyar, 5769 This week, we read the last two parshiot from the book Leviticus. Once again, we are reading a double parsha, and that is Behar-Bechukotai. Behar begins with Moshe speaking to the Israelites about some laws that are to...

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Behar 5770

by Scott Greenberg On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oilrig in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico exploded, setting off a massive oil spill that has been going on for over a fortnight. Thousands of barrels of oil spill into the...

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Emor 5758

by Ami Schwab As I sit and ponder what aspect of Parashat Emor to tackle for this D'var Torah, I am realizing how really hard it is to be a Jew. Huh? What does one have to do with the other? Well, as I read over...

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Emor 5762

by Wendy Miller A main topic that is discussed in Parshat Emor is the role of the priests, specifically the requirements of the priests, including who can and can't make sacrifices. If the priests have any type of disability, then they are not allowed to perform...

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Emor 5763

by Anna Hutt Parshat Emor, the third to last parsha in the book of Vayikra, begins with a listing of special laws for the Kohanim, the priests of the Children of Israel, concerning limitations on marriage and requirements for offering sacrifices. Next, Hashem...

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Emor 5764

by Loen Peltz Amer One of the things that impress me most about people is their ability to come together for hesed (goodness). Our lives are filled with the meanness, pettiness, and the bitterness of human interaction, often of such a huge...

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