Parashat Beḥukotai

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Parashat Beukotai

27 Iyar, 5779 / June 1, 2019
Triennial Cycle III: Lev. 27:1-34
Ḥumash Etz Ḥayim, page 753
Haftarah: Jeremiah 16:19-17:14, page 762

We stand as the last verse of the Book of Leviticus is chanted. At the completion of the reading we chant:

azak, azak vnit-azaik Be strong, be strong and let us be strengthened.

Professor Baruch Levine titles this chapter “Funding the Sanctuary,” and he comments, “It is likely that chapter 27 was appended to the Book of Leviticus. From a purely textual perspective, the Epilogue (26:3-46) would seem to be a suitable conclusion to the book. But in order to include in Leviticus a matter of central importance, the funding of the sanctuary, chapter 27 was added. Maintaining the physical plant of the sanctuary was certainly costly, and it was necessary to provide the materials used in public sacrifice and to support the clergy.”

  1. 1. (27:1-8) Laws concerning a vow to donate the valuation of a person and of an animal to the Temple. The Torah sets forth specific shekel amounts for different aged males and females.
  2. 2. (27:9-13) Pledges of animals to the sanctuary.
  3. 3. (27:14-25) Laws concerning the redemption of houses and fields.
  4. 4. (27:26-29) Laws of the redemption of the firstborn and the devotion of property to the Temple.
  5. 5. (27:30-33) Laws concerning the tithe of fruit, sheep and cattle.
  6. 6. (27:34) The conclusion of the Book of Leviticus.

Friday, May 31
Shabba-tot!
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 1
Mindfulness and Meditation Through the Hasidic Lens
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 1
Parasha Yoga and Rabbi Laurie Matzkin
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Sunday, June 2
Jewish Music Festival 
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Monday, June 3 
Summer Book Recommendations 2019 – RSVP has closed
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Friday, June 7
Jewish Community Pride Shabbat
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Saturday, June 8
An Exploration of Shabbat Prayerand Study for Russian Speakers
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Saturday, June 8
Tot Shabbat
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Saturday, June 8
Jewish Book Discussion Group
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Thursday, June 13
Ladies Who Lunch
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Thursday, June 13
613 Event on 6/13
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Sunday, June 16
AAi Schmooze, Cook and Serve
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The Settlements: Israel’s Legal Right or Road-block to Peace
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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