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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