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Bechukotai 5784

You can’t dance at two weddings! I watched a short video this week where an Israeli woman was warning Norway, one of the many countries that are presently recognizing the Palestinian state and condemning Israel. She was holding two books in her hands; one was entitled the History of the Palestinians with Arabic words on […]

Parashat Bechukotai 5782

27 Iyar 5782 To listen to the recorded message, click on As I look back at the book of Vayikra to summarize, I am more and more amazed to see how the Torah ties different themes together with a single goal: Keeping God’s Covenant with his people valid. The book of Shemot ends with […]

Parashat Bechukotai 5776

 27 Iyar 5776  פרשת בְּחֻקֹּתַי, כ”ז אייר, תשע”ו With this portion we come to the end of the book of Leviticus. It contains the “blessings” – brachot and what has been known as the “curses” – but our sages call it tokhecha.- תוכחה – which really means warnings.   Some Rabbis say that the curses are […]