Behar-Bechukotai

This reading states: “You shall return, each man to his achuza, and you shall return, each man to his family…” Achuza is not the same as property – it is inheritance.┬áBecause the property is assigned to families, the timelessness of the family is preserved by the inheritance of the Jubilee. If the sixth year is… Continue reading Behar-Bechukotai

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Vayigash

Judah steps up and provides the assurance Joseph needs. He puts his neck out on the line for his brother – the opposite of what happened with Joseph. Why? What is the only thing that changed (aside from the famine) while Joseph was away? The story of Tamar. Judah grew as a man by taking… Continue reading Vayigash

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