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Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

The Torah contemplates a scenario where a person has to sell their home for financial reasons. The parashah differentiates among (1) the sale of a home in a walled city, which is deemed a permanent...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 4th Aliyah

The Torah discusses a scenario in which someone’s finances deteriorate to a point where a portion of the ancestral land must be sold in order to make ends meet (25:25–28). In a subsequent pasuk, we...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 3rd Aliyah

G-d tells us to follow the rules He has set forth so that we may live on the land securely (25:18). The land will then produce fruits, and we will eat, be satisfied, and live securely (25:19). How...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 2nd Aliyah

The Torah conveys the rules of land purchases and mandates that we not wrong one another (25:14) and, a few pesukim later, repeats, “And you shall not wrong one man to his fellow Jew, and you shall...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Behar 1st Aliyah

Parashat Behar begins by describing the unique laws of shemittah (Sabbatical year for all fields, with agricultural practices that allow the land to rest) and yovel (Jubilee year for all fields,...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 7th Aliyah

The second half of Parashas Emor recaps the Jewish holidays and ends the section by discussing the lighting of the holy Menorah and the offering of the twelve holy loaves of bread (24:1–9). Just as...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 6th Aliyah

We are introduced to the holiday of Sukkot and told that we should live in sukkot (huts) for seven days so that future generations should know that G-d had the Jews live in tents when they left...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 5th Aliyah

In its designation of Yom Kippur and its associated laws, the Torah clarifies that no work should be done and that “this is an eternal statute for all your generations, in all your dwellings”...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 4th Aliyah

The Torah discusses all the major holidays of the Jewish calendar. Although bits of these holidays are also mentioned elsewhere, our parashah does offer added detail, such as shofar on Rosh...

Dvar Torah for Behar 5th Aliyah

Dvar Torah for Emor 3rd Aliyah

The Torah describes the Todah (thanksgiving) offering, explaining that it is brought as an expression of the donor’s will (22:29). Since, by definition, this offering is voluntary, what does the...