Monthly Archives: May 2016

Haftarah for Bechukotai

Parashat Bechukotai, (Leviticus 26.3-27.34)[i] brings this book to a close. In last week’s portion, Behar, contained the last of the Holiness Code, and this week’s portion addresses agricultural prosperity and security. The portion begins with “If you walk in My … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Be’har

This week’s Torah portion is Be’har, found in Leviticus 25.1 to 26.2.[i] The entirety of chapter 25 deals with the Sabbath rest that the land of promise is to experience. First, every seven years is to be a shemittah year … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Emor

For those of you in the Diaspora, you probably have noticed that the weekly readings here are different from your schedule. That is because of the extra day, with its readings, that occurs in the Diaspora during Pesach/Unleavened Bread. Do … Continue reading

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Haftarah for Kedoshim

This week’s Torah reading is Leviticus 19 & 20, Kedoshim, which is part of what is known as the Holiness Code. The passage begins (19:2) and ends (20:26) with the declaration that the people of Israel are to be holy … Continue reading

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