Behar

Faith in the field

As we pointed out, Shmittah is an intesnive emunah course. Not only that, but it is one of the proofs that the Torah is, indeed, from HaShem - and that it could not have been made by man. How so? For it seems impossible that humans could have made up…

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The Shmitta Promise

וְנָתְנָה הָאָרֶץ פִּרְיָהּ וַאֲכַלְתֶּם לָשׂבַע...וְכִי תֹאמְרוּ מַה נֹּאכַל בַּשָּׁנָה הַשְּׁבִיעִת הֵן לֹא נִזְרָע וְלֹא נֶאֱסֹף אֶת תְּבוּאָתֵנוּ: וְצִוִּיתִי אֶת בִּרְכָתִי לָכֶם בַּשָּׁנָה הַשִּׁשִּׁית וְעָשָׂת אֶת הַתְּבוּאָה לִשְׁלשׁ הַשָּׁנִים

The land will give its fruit and you will eat to satisfaction...And if you will say ‘What will I eat in…

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It’s our fruit and our land

In this weeks parasha we read about shmita. If we look closely at the pesukim leading up to shmita the torah uses a language that it is our land. For example in posak beis its says “when you come to the land I will give to you” In posak gimmel…

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I know it's hard, but... (Yovel)

Our sedra of Behar concerns the Shmittah year; a year in which fields are to be left fallow and loans cancelled (conditions apply). The culmination of the Shmittah cycle is the fiftieth year; the Yovel - which is a ‘Shmittah rollover’ of sorts. The Yovel shares halachos with Shmittah vis-à-vis…

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What we gonna eat for dinner??

Parshas Behar discusses the many aspects of Shemitah and Yovel, detailing how Bnei Yisroel must abstain from working the land in the seventh and fiftieth years of the calendar cycles.
This raises the obvious issue of what the nation will eat for sustenance during the Shemitah and Yovel years if they…

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Shmittah is a proof of the revelation at Sinai!!

The parsha starts by telling us that Hashem spoke to Moshe on Har Sinai. Then it goes on to talk about Shmita. Rashi asks, “Mah Inyan Shmita Eitzel Har Sinai”; what does Shmita have to do with Har Sinai. He answers that this teaches us just like all the halachos…

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