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Torah Talk for Parashat Bechukotai

May 31, 2016 by Sharon Freundel (Community)

In this parasha, God enumerates the rewards for keeping the commandments and the punishments for violating them; the laws of tithes are then listed.

The parasha mentions different legal terms in various places: Chukim, Mishpatime, Mitzvot, and Torot. There are many, many different explanations for the differences between these terms. The translations do us no good in determining the nuances: “Ordinances, statutes, commandments, and laws,” enlighten us not at all. Read more >