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The weekly Torah portion of Bechukosai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34)

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What Is The Fulfillment Of Leviticus 26:35?

32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your ...
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Source for Quiet Tochacha Leining

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (78:4) brings the custom of וְכָל מַה שֶׁקּוֹרֵא בְּקוֹל נָמוּךְ, צָרִיךְ שֶׁיְהֵא עַל כָּל פָּנִים הַקּוֹל נִשְׁמַע לַצִבּוּר - Anyone who reads [the Tochacha] in a low ...
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Where are the last fourteen of the 49 curses in Bechukosai, Rashi only lists 5 sets of 7?

Rashi in the beginning of pashas Netzavim writes, that there are 49 curses in parshas Bechukosai - ["besides the forty-nine that are contained in Torath-Cohanim"] . When you go through the Rashi in ...
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Why is Moshe's version of the tochacha longer than God's?

The version of the tochacha (warnings / "curses") in parshat Ki Tavo are much longer (i.e. occupy almost double as many verses) as the ones in parshat Bechukotai. I am assuming that nearly all the ...
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Connection Between Tochacha and Evaluating People (Arechin) [duplicate]

Immediately after the long Tochacha of Bechukosai (Vayikra 26:14), the Torah continues with Arechin (Vayikra 27)- evalutating people's value in money to be consecrated for the Mishkan/Beis HaMikdash. ...
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Does the Tokhacha (Leviticus 26:14-41; Deuteronomy 28:15-68) apply to the Holocaust?

Does the curse of the Law (Leviticus 26:14-41 and Deuteronomy 28:15-68) apply in some way to the Shoah/Holocaust? Likewise, the prayer of Daniel in Daniel 9:4-19, in which he does not blame the ...
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What are the 49 curses and the 98 curses?

Specifically, I am looking for an official list and breakdown of both sets of curses so I can compare the two. And ideally an existing comparison of both. I know there are 49 in Vayikra (parsha ...
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Differences in Tochacha (rebuke) between Ki Tavo and Behukotai

As I understand, one of the main differences between the rebuke in parshat Bekhukotai and parshat Ki Tavo is that the earlier one is spoken by G-d and the later one is spoken by Moshe, as is the ...
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Places in Tanach where Yaakov & Eliyahu are spelled different than usual

Rashi in Parshas Bechukosai פרק כו פסוק מב says there are 5 places that Yaakov is spelled with a vav like this יעקוב & Eliyahu is spelled without a vav like this אליה. The first full spelling of ...
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What's up with the end of Sefer Vayikra?

Sefer Vayikra has lots of laws in it, and then it closes with an appropriate conclusion, namely, the story of what happens to Israel if it chooses to follow those laws, or if (ח"ו) Israel strays ...
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Evidence that Yovel was ever observed?

In the 5773 podcast at 21:38m Behar, Bechukotai: An Economic Vision of Justice from the Pardes Institute, Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy says that there is no historical evidence that the Yovel year was ever ...
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Is The looking for a source or book itself a part of toiling in Torah?

There is a mitzvah to toil in Torah study. See Rashi Vayikra 26:3: אם בחקתי תלכו. יָכוֹל זֶה קִיּוּם הַמִּצְוֹת, כְּשֶׁהוּא אוֹמֵר וְאֶת מִצְוֹתַי תִּשְׁמְרוּ וַעֲשִיתֶם אֹתָם הֲרֵי קִיּוּם הַמִּצְוֹת אָמוּר, הָא ...
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Are there certain people that should not be called for the aliyah having the rebuke?

This coming Shabbat, in Bechukotai the 5th aliyah includes a section known as תוכחה (words of "rebuke" if we do not follow G-d's laws.) Our shul ritual committee discussed who to give the aliyah to, ...
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What does עמלות בתורה actually mean?

Poroshas beĥukosai begins with the words אם בחוקותי תלכו which rashi, somewhat famously explains, based on toras kohanim that this means 'if we will be עמלים בתורה'. This is a commonly quoted rashi in ...
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What does קרי mean in Parashat Bechukotai?

In Parashat Bechukotai, the word קרי comes up often to describe intransigence. What is this word? Is it ever still used?
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ADHD and Ameilus B'Torah

this is not a personal question per Mi Yodeya Guidelines barring personal questions In Parshas Bechukosai the פסוק (verse 26:3) says: אם בחקתי תלכו If you follow My decrees Rashi says: ...
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Were there particular reasons to vow the value of a person?

Vayikra 27 covers when a man vows the "valuation" (עֶרְכְּךָ) of a person. The values are based on age and are different for men and women (50 shekels for a man between 20 and 60, for example). A ...
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For purposes of how a Torah reader reads tochacha, where does it start and end?

Both parshat Bechukotai and parshat Ki Tavo contain "the tochacha", a section of the parsha with curses to befall B'nei Yisrael if they sin really badly. Traditionally, this section is read faster and ...
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The Sifra on peace

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 ...
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What are the rules regarding which verses in the Tocacha (Vayikra 26:14-46) should be read in a loud voice? [duplicate]

I am a Ba'al Kri'ah (Torah reader). I have heard various versions regarding protocol for reading these verses. My custom has been to read all the verses in this section in a low voice except for the ...
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How is the land appeased regarding Shemittah?

In Parshas Bechukosai (Vayikra 26:34), the verse states: אָז תִּרְצֶה הָאָרֶץ אֶת שַׁבְּתֹתֶיהָ כֹּל יְמֵי הָשַּׁמָּה וְאַתֶּם בְּאֶרֶץ אֹיְבֵיכֶם אָז תִּשְׁבַּת הָאָרֶץ וְהִרְצָת אֶת שַׁבְּתֹתֶיהָ ...
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What if the Torah Reader for the Curses (Tochacha) is a Kohen or Levi?

It is (at least) the Chabad custom that the Torah Reader takes the Aliya with the curses (tochacha) in Parshat Ki Tavo and Bechukotai. The reader ascends without being called and recites the blessings ...
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Prediction of the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash - seemingly out of place

On Lev. 26:19, ושברתי את גאון עזכם - "I will break the pride of your strength," Rashi (citing Sifra) explains that this refers to the Beis Hamikdash. But this is still fairly early on in the cycle of ...
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Non-Trivial Pursuit: וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם

What is the meaning of וְנַסְתֶּם וְאֵין-רֹדֵף אֶתְכֶם (Leviticus 26:17)? Literally of course it is simple: "You will flee with no one pursuing you" (Artscroll) But this punishment does not really "...
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Is there an explanation for the seeming contradiction in Leviticus 27:9-10?

I'm looking at Leviticus 27:9-10, and it contains two commandments that are seemingly contradictory. Here's the text: And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all that ...
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"The Romans' Book" in Ramba"n

The commentary of Ramba"n on Vayikra 26:16 explains a large swath of parashas B'chukosai as an allegory to the two batei Mikdash and the corresponding exiles. Included therein, he elaborates on the ...
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