Weekly Torah Portion: Bechukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)


In Bechukotai, the last portion in the Book of Leviticus, God tells the people of Israel that if they follow God’s commandments, they will be provided with rain to feed their crops. God then describes the long list of punishments that will be inflicted on the Israelites if they do not follows God’s laws. Read an extensive summary of Bechukotai on My Jewish Learning

Torah Verse of the Week*

“I am Adonai your God who brought you out from the land of the Egyptians to be their slaves no more, who broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.” (Parashat B’chukotai- Leviticus 26:13)

Other Suggested Readings

‘The Impossible World: How to Restore the World to a Single Divine Reality’ by Cantor Sarah Sager. Read it here

URJ commentary by Rabbi Robert Tornberg ‘Reflection in Multiple Ways’ asks why is it “necessary to detail both the blessings and the curses several times in Torah?” read here

Khazak, Khazak, V’nitkhazek: Be strong, be strong and let us strengthen one another

*Torah Verse of the Week is chosen by the Torah class during Tuesdays’ studies with Rabbi Lisa Edwards.Check out when our next Torah Study takes place

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