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Weekly Portion: Behar-Bechukosai (Leviticus 25-27)

Behar begins with the laws of Shemitah, the Sabbatical year, where the Jewish people are commanded not to plant their fields or tend to them in the seventh year. Every 50th year is the Yovel, the Jubilee year, where agricultural activity is also proscribed. These two commandments fall into one of the seven categories of evidence that God gave the Torah. If the idea

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