Parshat Bechukotai: The Blessing and the Curse

The Blessing and the Curse Rabbi Netanel Lederberg is Rosh Yeshiva of Ohr Torah Stone’s Yeshivat Metivta in Carmiel The Book of Vayikra ends with the portion of Bechukotai, which describes the covenant between God “and between the Children of Israel in Mount Sinai at the hand of Moshe” (Vayikra 26, 46).  This covenant is …

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A Thousand Words – May 16, 2022

About half a year ago, the Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Institute hung a huge corkboard map of the world on one of the walls of their office, exhibiting all of the Jewish communities across the globe where their 266 educational and rabbinical shlichim are serving. This week four new pins were added to the map, …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Behar 5782

Shabbat Shalom: Parshat Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “If your brother becomes destitute and is then sold to you, you shall not make him work like a slave” (Leviticus 25:39) If indeed Judaism gave the world the idea and ideal of freedom – “I am the Lord thy God who …

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