Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Behar – Learn Torah

"YHWH spoke to Moshe on Mount Sinai..." Vayiqra 25:1

Hebrew In Israel | Torah Portion Behar – Learn Torah

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This week’s first Torah portion, Behar (On the mountain), describes the Shemittah (sabbatical year) and the Yovel (Jubilee).  When, where and how are we to keep them?

Torah Portion Behar:  Leviticus 25:1 – 26:2

Questions and Topics in this Discussion:

  • When do you Keep Shemittah?
  • The Book of Jubilees
  • Should We Keep Shemittah Outside the Land?
  • The Release of Debts

Other Teachings Mentioned In This Podcast


This Week’s Haftarah

Yirmiyahu (Jeremiah) brings witnesses when he buys property in Israel while they are being besieged by Babylon. We examine testimonies and witnesses in the bible as our prelude to Haftarah Behar.

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Ana Lopes

May 24, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Shalom, Yoel!
You said the Torah doesn’t give any commandment about charity, but the commandment about don’t harvesting the edges of your field and leaving it to the poor wouldn’t be considered a kind of charity?
Thank you!

    Yoel Halevi

    June 8, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Very good point. My statement has to do with someone taking from their own possession such as money and giving it. The land however belongs to God and we do not have a say on that.

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