Leviticus 26:3 – 27:34; Jeremiah 16:19 – 17:14

Video Commentary by Rabbi Chaim Richman, The Temple Institute, Jerusalem:

Bechukotai, the concluding parasha of the book of Leviticus, is all about the blessings that Israel will receive when she performs G-d’s will and the “curses” or admonitions that she will incur when she doesn’t perform G-d’s will. Leviticus, more than any other of the five books of Torah, reflects how G-d wishes to be related to by man. It is only fitting then, that the book should conclude with a question posed by G-d: How does man wish to be related to by G-d? Do we want to bring G-d into our world and thereby receive His blessings? Or do we wish to relate to G-d only “casually” and thereby bring upon ourselves endless admonitions?

Shabbat Shalom

Eric Martienssen

Since my secession from the Church in 2009, my Jewish Orthodox friends in Israel and I have been following the Fake News of Rome in articles and political Shabbat commentaries on GSI (God's Sabbath Int.). The former Pontiff destroyed the dwelling place of God, the temple in Jerusalem – fact! Was the New Testament and the Church just a world dominance inspired business idea of Rome? What is politics today? Enjoy your trip on GSI.