B'har

בְּהַר
On Mount [Sinai]

Leviticus 25:1-26:2

When Is B'har Read?

/ 17 Iyar 5784
/ 15 Iyar 5787

Summary

  • God instructs Moses to tell the Israelites that in every seventh year, the land shall observe a Sabbath of complete rest: Fields should not be sown and vines should not be pruned. (25:1-7)
  • After forty-nine years, a jubilee year is to be celebrated when all the land that had been sold during that time should be returned to its original owners and slaves are to be freed. (25:8-55)
  • God instructs Moses to tell the Israelites not to make idols, to keep the sabbath, and to venerate the sanctuary of the Eternal. (26:1-2)

Ten Minutes of Torah: B'har Commentary

Parashat B’har

By: Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein

Parashat B’har Study Guide Themes

 

Theme 1: Balancing Need and Obligation—Sabbatical Laws for the Land

Theme 2: Balancing the Economic Scale—Laws Protecting the People from Poverty

 

INTRODUCTION

 

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