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Behar: Holy Land

We are still at the Mountain, and we’ve been here for a long time. In this week’s parasha Behar, we are still at the base of Mt Sinai, hearing more about what life is going to be like once the … Continue reading

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Behar: Enough is as good as a feast

Here’s what I like about Behar, this week’s parasha.  There’s a lot to like, but these days the ideas of judicious behavior and equality are all over the place…sometimes in the breach, agreed, but nevertheless, all over the place.  And … Continue reading

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Behar: the great Jubilee year

It’s tempting to think the entire Torah is about real estate, and in some ways, it is.  But this week’s parasha is really  about real estate. In Behar, we learn about the Jubilee year.  “The fiftieth year shall be a … Continue reading

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Behar: Jubilee!

Thou shalt re-boot your economy every fifty years. Ok, it doesn’t really say that at the end of Leviticus, but that’s sort of what’s going on.  In Behar,  we encounter the Jubilee year.  “You shall count off seven weeks of … Continue reading

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Behar: How much more so…..

   Years ago I slogged through a course in Rabbinic Hermeneutics.  The title alone can still send shivers through my spine, and truth to tell, I didn’t even make it through the class; I dropped it in utter defeat.  Rabbinic … Continue reading

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