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Behar-Behukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)

This week, we finish Leviticus with a double portion.  The Book of Numbers will have a lot more action and cover almost all that remains of the Israelites’ journey in the wilderness. Behar (Lev. 25:1-26:2) concerns the sabbatical (shmitta) and … Continue reading

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Behar (Lev. 25:1-26:2)

Another short portion, only 57 verses.  It begins and ends on the same note:  The Sabbath.  The Promised Land is to be given a rest every seven years, just as people must observe one every seven days.  The land is … Continue reading

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Behar-Behukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)

[Yes, I know this is a week early, but I will be away next week, so you can read it now or save it until then.] With this double portion, we close the book of Leviticus.  Starting next week: Numbers: … Continue reading

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Re’eh (Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17)

Yes, I know it’s only Sunday, but I will be away, so I thought I’d send this out now.  I am also in my usual pre-vacation transition state, toward the end of taking care of all the little details (my … Continue reading

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Behar (Lev. 25:1-26:2)

I have been dealing with a lingering respiratory syndrome (laryngitis, productive and non-productive cough, headache) and the time has come for a full court press because I have a little concert (madrigals class) and a big one (DVC) in the … Continue reading

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Behar-Behukkotai (Leviticus 25:1 – 27:34)

Today did not start out well.  I go to services sort of daily (5-6/week) to say kaddish for my mother (if we get a minyan).  Friday services start at 7:30 am.  I woke up at 7:27 (yes, I’d set the … Continue reading

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