Parashat Behar* is the next-to-last reading in the Book of Leviticus. It deals with the law of the Sabbatical Year (shmittah) and the Jubilee Year (yuval) among other topics. It’s one of the portions that on first blush makes for rather dry reading, but when you start digging into it, complexities emerge and things get very interesting.
Some of the divrei Torah from online darshanim this week:
Land, Labor, Liberty by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat
To Treat With Respect is the Essence of Holiness by Rabbi Sylvia Rothschild
Seasons in the Sun by Rabbi Ari Kahn
Trekking to Holiness by Hanna Perlberger
Real Estate – Do Market Forces Rule? by Rabbi Melanie Aron
Conditional Covenant by Rabbi Ron Kronish
Turning to the Land by Rabbi Seth Goldstein
*This year there are differences of opinion about the calendar this year (5776.) If your congregation is following a different schedule, know that we’ll all be back together again before too long.