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Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai is the third double portion in Leviticus (Vayikra). Parsha behar is the thrirty-second reading in the annual cycle and bechikotai is the thirty-third.  Behar is translated as “on the mount“. I found four different spellings – “Behar”, “BeHar”, “Be-har”, or “B’har”. Bechukotai is translated as “in my laws“. I found four different spellings – “Bechukotai”, “Bechuqotai”, “Bechukosai”, or “Bəḥuqothai”.

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai Summary

Parsha Behar continues the theme of scared time. It discusses the does and don’ts of the sabbatical year (Shemita) and the Jubilee year (Yovel). Shemita and Yovel have very specific details about the land, debts, and indentured servants.

Parsha Bechukotai closes the book of Leviticus. It discusses the blessings and curses based upon the actions of Israel. It ends with the instructions concerning vows and the consecration of people and property.

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Parshat Behar-Bechukotai Readings

Torah: Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.1-27:34
Halftorah: Jeremiah 16.19-17.14
Brit Hahagaddah: Lu 4.16–21 | Mat 22.1-14

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai Aliyah

First reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.1-18
Second reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.19 – 28
Third reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.29 – 38
Fourth reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.39 – 26.9
Fifth reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 26.10 – 46
Sixth reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 27.31 – 15
Seventh reading — Leviticus (Vayikra) 27.16 – 34

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai Stats

  • Hebrew letters – 6,809
  • Hebrew words – 1,750
  • Pesukim (sentences) – 135
  • Lines in a Torah Scroll – 230
  • Double Count – 0
  • Scribal Practices – 0
  • See Hebrew text for Parshat Behar-Bechukotai
  • Number of Mitzvot in Parshat Behar-Bechukotai – 0 (36)
  • Maimonides says: 0
    • Positive – 0
    • Negative – 0
  • Sefer ha-Chinuch says: 36
    • Positive – 7+7=14
    • Negative – 17+5=22

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai Scriptures

A1: 25.1-18A2: 25.19–28A3: 25.29–38A4: 25.39–26.9A5: 26.10-46A6: 27.1–15A7: 27.16–34Halftorah: Jeremiah 16.19-17.14 Brit Hahagaddah: Lu 4.16–21 | Mat 22.1-14

Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.1-18 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 1)

Lev 25:1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses in mount Sinai, saying:
Lev 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.
Lev 25:3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the produce thereof.
Lev 25:4 But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath unto the LORD; thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.
Lev 25:5 That which groweth of itself of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, and the grapes of thy undressed vine thou shalt not gather; it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land.
Lev 25:6 And the sabbath-produce of the land shall be for food for you: for thee, and for thy servant and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant and for the settler by thy side that sojourn with thee;
Lev 25:7 and for thy cattle, and for the beasts that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be for food.

Lev 25:8 And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and there shall be unto thee the days of seven sabbaths of years, even forty and nine years.
Lev 25:9 Then shalt thou make proclamation with the blast of the horn on the tenth day of the seventh month; in the day of atonement shall ye make proclamation with the horn throughout all your land.
Lev 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof; it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
Lev 25:11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be unto you; ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of the undressed vines.
Lev 25:12 For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy unto you; ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field.
Lev 25:13 In this year of jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession.
Lev 25:14 And if thou sell aught unto thy neighbour, or buy of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not wrong one another.
Lev 25:15 According to the number of years after the jubilee thou shalt buy of thy neighbour, and according unto the number of years of the crops he shall sell unto thee.
Lev 25:16 According to the multitude of the years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of the years thou shalt diminish the price of it; for the number of crops doth he sell unto thee.
Lev 25:17 And ye shall not wrong one another; but thou shalt fear thy God; for I am the LORD your God.
Lev 25:18 Wherefore ye shall do My statutes and keep Mine ordinances and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.19–28(Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 2)

Lev 25:19  And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat until ye have enough, and dwell therein in safety.
Lev 25:20  And if ye shall say: ‘What shall we eat the seventh year? behold, we may not sow, nor gather in our increase’;
Lev 25:21  then I will command My blessing upon you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth produce for the three years.
Lev 25:22  And ye shall sow the eighth year, and eat of the produce, the old store; until the ninth year, until her produce come in, ye shall eat the old store.

Lev 25:23  And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is Mine; for ye are strangers and settlers with Me.
Lev 25:24  And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.
Lev 25:25  If thy brother be waxen poor, and sell some of his possession, then shall his kinsman that is next unto him come, and shall redeem that which his brother hath sold.
Lev 25:26  And if a man have no one to redeem it, and he be waxen rich and find sufficient means to redeem it;
Lev 25:27  then let him count the years of the sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto the man to whom he sold it; and he shall return unto his possession.
Lev 25:28  But if he have not sufficient means to get it back for himself, then that which he hath sold shall remain in the hand of him that hath bought it until the year of jubilee; and in the jubilee it shall go out, and he shall return unto his possession.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.29–38 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 3)

Lev 25:29  And if a man sell a dwelling-house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within a whole year after it is sold; for a full year shall he have the right of redemption.
Lev 25:30  And if it be not redeemed within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city shall be made sure in perpetuity to him that bought it, throughout his generations; it shall not go out in the jubilee.
Lev 25:31  But the houses of the villages which have no wall round about them shall be reckoned with the fields of the country; they may be redeemed, and they shall go out in the jubilee.
Lev 25:32  But as for the cities of the Levites, the houses of the cities of their possession, the Levites shall have a perpetual right of redemption.
Lev 25:33  And if a man purchase of the Levites, then the house that was sold in the city of his possession, shall go out in the jubilee; for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
Lev 25:34  But the fields of the open land about their cities may not be sold; for that is their perpetual possession.

Lev 25:35  And if thy brother be waxen poor, and his means fail with thee; then thou shalt uphold him: as a stranger and a settler shall he live with thee.
Lev 25:36  Take thou no interest of him or increase; but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.
Lev 25:37  Thou shalt not give him thy money upon interest, nor give him thy victuals for increase.
Lev 25:38  I am the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan, to be your God.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 25.39–55 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 4)

Lev 25:39 And if thy brother be waxen poor with thee, and sell himself unto thee, thou shalt not make him to serve as a bondservant.
Lev 25:40 As a hired servant, and as a settler, he shall be with thee; he shall serve with thee unto the year of jubilee.
Lev 25:41 Then shall he go out from thee, he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.
Lev 25:42 For they are My servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt; they shall not be sold as bondmen.
Lev 25:43 Thou shalt not rule over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
Lev 25:44 And as for thy bondmen, and thy bondmaids, whom thou mayest have: of the nations that are round about you, of them shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids.
Lev 25:45 Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them may ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they have begotten in your land; and they may be your possession.
Lev 25:46 And ye may make them an inheritance for your children after you, to hold for a possession: of them may ye take your bondmen for ever; but over your brethren the children of Israel ye shall not rule, one over another, with rigour.

Lev 25:47 And if a stranger who is a settler with thee be waxen rich, and thy brother be waxen poor beside him, and sell himself unto the stranger who is a settler with thee, or to the offshoot of a stranger’s family,
Lev 25:48 after that he is sold he may be redeemed; one of his brethren may redeem him;
Lev 25:49 or his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be waxen rich, he may redeem himself.
Lev 25:50 And he shall reckon with him that bought him from the year that he sold himself to him unto the year of jubilee; and the price of his sale shall be according unto the number of years; according to the time of a hired servant shall he be with him.
Lev 25:51 If there be yet many years, according unto them he shall give back the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.
Lev 25:52 And if there remain but few years unto the year of jubilee, then he shall reckon with him; according unto his years shall he give back the price of his redemption.
Lev 25:53 As a servant hired year by year shall he be with him; he shall not rule with rigour over him in thy sight.
Lev 25:54 And if he be not redeemed by any of these means, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee, he, and his children with him.
Lev 25:55 For unto Me the children of Israel are servants; they are My servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 26.1-9 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 4)

Lev 26:1  Ye shall make you no idols, neither shall ye rear you up a graven image, or a pillar, neither shall ye place any figured stone in your land, to bow down unto it; for I am the LORD your God.
Lev 26:2  Ye shall keep My sabbaths, and reverence My sanctuary: I am the LORD.
Lev 26:3  If ye walk in My statutes, and keep My commandments, and do them;
Lev 26:4  then I will give your rains in their season, and the land shall yield her produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Lev 26:5  And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time; and ye shall eat your bread until ye have enough, and dwell in your land safely.
Lev 26:6  And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; and I will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
Lev 26:7  And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
Lev 26:8  And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Lev 26:9  And I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you; and will establish My covenant with you.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 26.10-46 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 5)

Lev 26:10  And ye shall eat old store long kept, and ye shall bring forth the old from before the new.
Lev 26:11  And I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.
Lev 26:12  And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be My people.
Lev 26:13  I am the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you go upright.

Lev 26:14  But if ye will not hearken unto Me, and will not do all these commandments;
Lev 26:15  and if ye shall reject My statutes, and if your soul abhor Mine ordinances, so that ye will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant;
Lev 26:16  I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall make the eyes to fail, and the soul to languish; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17  And I will set My face against you, and ye shall be smitten before your enemies; they that hate you shall rule over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
Lev 26:18  And if ye will not yet for these things hearken unto Me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.
Lev 26:19  And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass.
Lev 26:20  And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield her produce, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.
Lev 26:21  And if ye walk contrary unto Me, and will not hearken unto Me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
Lev 26:22  And I will send the beast of the field among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your ways shall become desolate.
Lev 26:23  And if in spite of these things ye will not be corrected unto Me, but will walk contrary unto Me;
Lev 26:24  then will I also walk contrary unto you; and I will smite you, even I, seven times for your sins.
Lev 26:25  And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant; and ye shall be gathered together within your cities; and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
Lev 26:26  When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight; and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
Lev 26:27  And if ye will not for all this hearken unto Me, but walk contrary unto Me;
Lev 26:28  then I will walk contrary unto you in fury; and I also will chastise you seven times for your sins.
Lev 26:29  And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
Lev 26:30  And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-pillars, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols; and My soul shall abhor you.
Lev 26:31  And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
Lev 26:32  And I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
Lev 26:33  And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you; and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.
Lev 26:34  Then shall the land be paid her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye are in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and repay her sabbaths.
Lev 26:35  As long as it lieth desolate it shall have rest; even the rest which it had not in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
Lev 26:36  And as for them that are left of you, I will send a faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as one fleeth from the sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
Lev 26:37  And they shall stumble one upon another, as it were before the sword, when none pursueth; and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Lev 26:38  And ye shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
Lev 26:39  And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
Lev 26:40  And they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their treachery which they committed against Me, and also that they have walked contrary unto Me.
Lev 26:41  I also will walk contrary unto them, and bring them into the land of their enemies; if then perchance their uncircumcised heart be humbled, and they then be paid the punishment of their iniquity;
Lev 26:42  then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
Lev 26:43  For the land shall lie forsaken without them, and shall be paid her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them; and they shall be paid the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they rejected Mine ordinances, and their soul abhorred My statutes.
Lev 26:44  And yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God.
Lev 26:45  But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.
Lev 26:46  These are the statutes and ordinances and laws, which the LORD made between Him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 27.1–15 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 6)

Lev 27:1  And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
Lev 27:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: When a man shall clearly utter a vow of persons unto the LORD, according to thy valuation,
Lev 27:3  then thy valuation shall be for the male from twenty years old even unto sixty years old, even thy valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.
Lev 27:4  And if it be a female, then thy valuation shall be thirty shekels.
Lev 27:5  And if it be from five years old even unto twenty years old, then thy valuation shall be for the male twenty shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
Lev 27:6  And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy valuation shall be for the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
Lev 27:7  And if it be from sixty years old and upward: if it be a male, then thy valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.
Lev 27:8  But if he be too poor for thy valuation, then he shall be set before the priest, and the priest shall value him; according to the means of him that vowed shall the priest value him.
Lev 27:9  And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all that any man giveth of such unto the LORD shall be holy.
Lev 27:10  He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy.
Lev 27:11  And if it be any unclean beast, of which they may not bring an offering unto the LORD, then he shall set the beast before the priest.
Lev 27:12  And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad; as thou the priest valuest it, so shall it be.
Lev 27:13  But if he will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part thereof unto thy valuation.
Lev 27:14  And when a man shall sanctify his house to be holy unto the LORD, then the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad; as the priest shall value it, so shall it stand.
Lev 27:15  And if he that sanctified it will redeem his house, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy valuation unto it, and it shall be his.

Leviticus (Vayikra) 27.16 – 34 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Aliyah 7)

Lev 27:16  And if a man shall sanctify unto the LORD part of the field of his possession, then thy valuation shall be according to the sowing thereof; the sowing of a homer of barley shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
Lev 27:17  If he sanctify his field from the year of jubilee, according to thy valuation it shall stand.
Lev 27:18  But if he sanctify his field after the jubilee, then the priest shall reckon unto him the money according to the years that remain unto the year of jubilee, and an abatement shall be made from thy valuation.
Lev 27:19  And if he that sanctified the field will indeed redeem it, then he shall add the fifth part of the money of thy valuation unto it, and it shall be assured to him.
Lev 27:20  And if he will not redeem the field, or if he have sold the field to another man, it shall not be redeemed any more.
Lev 27:21  But the field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest’s.
Lev 27:22  And if he sanctify unto the LORD a field which he hath bought, which is not of the field of his possession;
Lev 27:23  then the priest shall reckon unto him the worth of thy valuation unto the year of jubilee; and he shall give thy valuation in that day, as a holy thing unto the LORD.
Lev 27:24  In the year of jubilee the field shall return unto him of whom it was bought, even to him to whom the possession of the land belongeth.
Lev 27:25  And all thy valuations shall be according to the shekel of the sanctuary; twenty gerahs shall be the shekel.
Lev 27:26  Howbeit the firstling among beasts, which is born as a firstling to the LORD, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox or sheep, it is the LORD’S.
Lev 27:27  And if it be of an unclean beast, then he shall ransom it according to thy valuation, and shall add unto it the fifth part thereof; or if it be not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to thy valuation.
Lev 27:28  Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man may devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, whether of man or beast, or of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.
Lev 27:29  None devoted, that may be devoted of men, shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.
Lev 27:30  And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S; it is holy unto the LORD.
Lev 27:31  And if a man will redeem aught of his tithe, he shall add unto it the fifth part thereof.
Lev 27:32  And all the tithe of the herd or the flock, whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.
Lev 27:33  He shall not inquire whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it; and if he change it at all, then both it and that for which it is changed shall be holy; it shall not be redeemed.
Lev 27:34  These are the commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.

Jeremiah 16.19-21 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Haftarah)

Jer 16:19  O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: ‘Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.’
Jer 16:20  Shall a man make unto himself gods, and they are no gods?
Jer 16:21  Therefore, behold, I will cause them to know, this once will I cause them to know My hand and My might; and they shall know that My name is the LORD.

Jeremiah 17.1-14 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Haftarah)

Jer 17:1  The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond; it is graven upon the tablet of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars.
Jer 17:2  Like the symbols of their sons are their altars, and their Asherim are by the leafy trees, upon the high hills.
Jer 17:3  O thou that sittest upon the mountain in the field, I will give thy substance and all thy treasures for a spoil, and thy high places, because of sin, throughout all thy borders.
Jer 17:4  And thou, even of thyself, shalt discontinue from thy heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not; for ye have kindled a fire in My nostril, which shall burn for ever.
Jer 17:5  Thus saith the LORD: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Jer 17:6  For he shall be like a tamarisk in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
Jer 17:7  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose trust the LORD is.
Jer 17:8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but its foliage shall be luxuriant; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Jer 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceeding weak – who can know it?
Jer 17:10  I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.
Jer 17:11  As the partridge that broodeth over young which she hath not brought forth, so is he that getteth riches, and not by right; in the midst of his days he shall leave them, and at his end he shall be a fool.
Jer 17:12  Thou throne of glory, on high from the beginning, thou place of our sanctuary,
Jer 17:13  Thou hope of Israel, the LORD! All that forsake Thee shall be ashamed; they that depart from Thee shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.
Jer 17:14  Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved; for Thou art my praise.

Lu 4.16–21 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Renewed Covenant)

Luk 4:16  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read.
Luk 4:17  And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
Luk 4:18  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
Luk 4:19  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Luk 4:20  And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
Luk 4:21  And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Mat 22.1-14 (Parshat Behar-Bechukotai , Renewed Covenant)

Mat 22:1  And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,
Mat 22:2  “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,
Mat 22:3  and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.
Mat 22:4  Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’
Mat 22:5  But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,
Mat 22:6  while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.
Mat 22:7  The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
Mat 22:8  Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.
Mat 22:9  Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’
Mat 22:10  And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
Mat 22:11  “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment.
Mat 22:12  And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.
Mat 22:13  Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Mat 22:14  For many are called, but few are chosen.”

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  • Vayikra – 24th Parsha – Le. 1.1 – 5.26
  • Tsav – 25th Parsha – Le. 6.1 – 8.36
  • Shemini – 26th Parsha – Le. 9.1 – 11.47
  • Tazria – 27th Parsha – Le. 12.1 – 13.59
  • Metzora – 28th Parsha – Le. 14.1 – 15.33
  • Acharei Mot – 29th Parsha – Le. 16.1 – 18.30
  • Kedoshim – 30th Parsha – Le. 19.1 – 20.27
  • Emor – 31st Parsha – Le. 21.1 – 24.23
  • Behar – 32nd Parsha – Le. 25.1 – 26.2
  • Bechukotai – 33rd Parsha – Le. 26.3 – 27.34
Double Portions are read in the following years: 2023, 2026, 2028, 2029, 2031, 2032, 2034, 2036, 2037



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