How do we take the journey of life by the choices we make.
In this class (shiur) on Parshat Behar – Behukotai, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the verse, “I will remember My covenant with Jacob and also My covenant with Isaac and also My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land… The Land will be bereft of them… because they were revolted by My ordinances… But despite all this, while they are in the land of their enemies, I will not… have rejected them to obliterate them… I am Hashem.” She notes the unusual spelling of Yaakov with a vav maleh and contrasts it with the spelling of Eliyahu missing the final vav.
In this class (shiur) on Parshat Behar Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses the concept of Shemittah and how it teaches us that Hashem is constantly providing for us regardless if we work or not. We need to have faith and let go.
On Parshat Behar – Bechukosai, Mrs. Shira Smiles discusses atonement of sins and the connection to our forefathers.
Mrs. Chana Prero analyzes the curses in parshat Bechukotai and discusses when they were fulfilled.
On Parshiyot Behar and Bechukotai, Mrs. Shira Smiles focuses on the blessings and curses contained in Bechukotai, which is relevant to our preparation for Shavuot.
On parshiyot Behar and Bechukotai, Mrs. Shira Smiles points out that parshat Behar begins with the mitzvah of shemitah, and then discusses interpersonal relations specifically in the area of monetary help for individuals.
Mrs. Chana Prero delves into the blessings listed in this parsha.
In Parshat Bechukotai, the Torah lists the rewards for following in Hashem’s path. While discussing this week’s parsha, Rabbi Reichman uses the commentary of the Shem MiShmuel to explain these rewards and what exactly is incumbent upon us.
Rabbi Reichman continues his discussion of the Shem MiShmuel’s theme of the individual vs. the community, focusing on how the individual manages to be part of the community without losing his self.
In this shiur (Torah class) Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the Shem MiShmuel’s comparison between shemitah and yovel and explains the difference between the individual’s and the community’s commitment to Torah.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about the combined parsha, Parshat Behar-Bechukotai. Rabbi Teller discusses the Torah perspective on the manner in which we view and act towards other people.
Rebbetzin Heller discusses the laws of Shemittah and how they attune us to the inner reality of our world which is run by G-d.