Double-Parsha “Behar-Bechukotai” (Leviticus chapter 25 through the end of the Book) begins with instructions that Yahuah gave to Moses “Behar Sinai,” or on Mount Sinai. They start with the “shemitta” year, or year of rest for the land on a seven-year cycle. And like so many other things that don’t SEEM to apply, now that we’re in exile after being kicked OUT of the land so many centuries ago, “for cause”, many of us have bought into the lie that all of such “old testament” stuff doesn’t matter anyway.
Which is arguably one of the reasons why we are still IN exile!
But there is far more, and it matters far more now than ever before in our history.
The Erev Shabbat overview covers the specifics:
The Sabbath midrash picks up with a question that has been asked frequently concerning the curses of Leviticus chapter 26, and Deuteronomy 28: WHY does Yah go into so much more graphic detail about the CURSES for rebellion to Him than He does the blessings?
The answer seems to be playing out RIGHT NOW, all around us, and perhaps as never before in history!
“Behar-Bechukotai: Curses for CAUSE!”
The combined two-part teaching is here: