The Sifra in Parshas Bechukosi says, "Peace is the seal of all blessings, because without peace, prosperity, health, food, and drink are worthless."

Does anyone know where I can find the Sifra in Parshas Bechukosi online?

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    Do you have access to a Sifra? If you've already narrowed it down to the parsha, you should be able to find it in short order. If you don't have access to a Sifra, might I ask why you want a specific citation?
    – Fred
    Feb 17 '15 at 18:48
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    Please edit in why you think that the Sifra says these exact words despite the fact that you apparently haven't seen it inside.
    – Isaac Moses
    Feb 18 '15 at 7:10

The Sifra says (B'chukosai 1:8):

שמא תאמרו הרי מאכל והרי משתה אם אין שלום אין כלום ת"ל ונתתי שלום בארץ מגיד שהשלום שקול כנגד הכל וכן הוא אומר עושה שלום ובורא רע מגיד שהשלום שקול כנגד הכל


Lest you say [after reading the blessings of abundance mentioned in Vayikra 26:4-5], "There is food, there is drink, but if there is no peace, there is nothing." Therefore the verse comes to say (Vayikra 26:6), "And I will give peace in the land." This tells you that peace is equivalent to everything. And it likewise says (Y'sha'ya 45:7), "I make peace, and I create evil." This tells you that peace is weighed as comparable to everything.

This Sifra is also cited by Rashi on Vayikra 26:6 (English translation).


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