Debt Release is an ancient concept

Parsaht Behar Leviticus 25:1-26:2 This week’s Torah portion Behar is timely indeed.  Its focus is on the Sabbatical year and the Jubilee year.  With the European elections that have taken place and the reaction to the growing debts and austerity programs to fix that debt, we are reminded that our ancestors had a regular and…Read more »

The Sanctity of the land

Parshat Behar/Yom Haatzmaut Leviticus 25:1-26:2 Parshat Behar teaches us about the cycles of the land. Specifically it teaches about the sabbatical year and the Jubilee year.  These are cycles of land rest every seventh year and every fiftieth year.  Just like Shabbat each week, the seventh day, when human beings and work animals are to…Read more »