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Parshat Behar: Freedom and Identity

Parshat Behar: Freedom and Identity By Rabbi Shlomo Wallfish, senior faculty at the Robert M. Beren Machanaim Hesder Yeshiva A person who sells his patrimony relinquishes his identity. No one would do so a priori. On the jubilee year, we realize that everything belongs to Hashem. Many stories and laws in the Torah are founded …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Parshat Behar 5779

Shabbat Shalom: Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2) By Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “God spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, telling him to speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you come to the land that I am giving you, the land must be given a rest period, a sabbath to God. For six …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Behar-Behukotai 5778

Parshat Behar-Behukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you reside in my land as foreigners and strangers”. (Lev.25:23) “You must not defile the Land upon which you live and in the midst of which I (God) dwell, since I (God), …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Behar 5778

Parshat Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel – “When you come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a Sabbath unto the Lord” (Lev. 25:2). What does it mean to be free? The first part of this week’s portion, Behar, begins with the laws of Shemitah, ordaining that …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Behar-Bechukotai 5777

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1-27:34) Rabbi Shlomo Riskin Efrat, Israel — “I am the Lord your God who brought you forth from the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan to be your God.” Citing the verse above from this week’s Torah reading, our Sages make the striking declaration that only one who lives …

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“Parsha to the Point” – Behar-Bechukotai 5777

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34) Rabbi David Stav  This Shabbat, we’ll read Parshat Behar-Behukotai in our synagogues. Most of the social and economic issues in Biblical discourse and the Jewish world are addressed in this reading. The first part of the Torah portion discusses the laws of the Shmitta (Sabbatical) year, which recurs every seven …

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אור תורה: בהר תשע”ו

על צדק חלוקתי נעמי עיני היינו מאוד רוצים להרגיש טוב כאשר אנו עוזרים לזולת ומשפרים את תנאי חייו, אולם ריבונו של עולם לא מניח לנו לשגות בהרהורי גדלות ומורה לנו לתת כצו מגבוה. מדור פרשת השבוע של אתר כיפה, י”א אייר תשע”ו, 19/05/2016 בהר סיני ניתנה תורה. תורת אדם ואלוקיו ובין אדם לחברו. פרשת “בְּהַר” …

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"Shabbat Shalom" – Behar 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Behar (Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2)  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 took thee out …

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“Shabbat Shalom” – Behar 5776

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin

Parshat Behar (Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2)  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 took thee out …

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