Behar-Bechukosai – Connection through disconnection
Why is Shmitah only in Israel, whereas Shabbos is all over the world? Not keeping Shmitah causes the Jewish people to be sent into exile. What is the connection? Why is the concept of Shmitah followed by the parsha of Bechukosai – to toil in Torah? What is עמלות? What is the significance of the fact that it is set apart from the words that follow, which speak about the positive and negative commandments? What is the significance of the fact that we find that שמיטה is a special time for עמלות בתורה?
Find out in this week’s Parsha Podcast.