Bechukotai
מרצה Title תקציר סידרה
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "If You Walk with Me in Happenstance" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Balancing the Settlement Ideal with the Creation of a Just Society Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital Perfection of Man and Nature "If you walk in my statutes... I will give your rains at their proper time, and the land will give of its produce and the tree of the field will give its fruit." (Vayikra 23:3-4) We may ask ourselves, what is so special about this blessing promised to us if we walk in God's statutes? After all, is it not natural – the accepted, expected way of the world - that the land gives of its produce and that the trees give of their fruit? Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Bring Us with Heads Held High to Our Land" The blessings promised to Bnei Yisrael, if they fulfill God's commandments, are of a dual nature. This is expressed succinctly in the verses: "...You will have your fill of food and you will live securely in the land. I will grant peace in the land so that you will sleep without fear" (Vayikra 26:5,6). Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "I Will Walk in Your Midst, and I Will Be Your God" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Yehuda Amital "If You Follow My Statutes - Meaning, If You Toil in Torah" “If you follow My statutes” (Vayikra 26:3) – can this mean fulfilling the commandments? When God says, “and if you observe My commandments” (ibid.), that already covers fulfillment of the commandments, so what must I do in order to fulfill the injunction to “follow My statutes”? It means toiling in Torah. (Rashi ad loc.) And what is the reward for those who “follow God’s statutes” – i.e., those who toil in Torah? The Torah continues: Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein If You Will Walk in My Statutes After discussing holiness for so long, why does Sefer Vayikra end with such a fearful rebuke? The answer lies in two concepts that are central to Sefer Vayikra: free will and inner involvement. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Mosheh Lichtenstein Inner Involvement in the Service of God In this week's parasha, we see that the Torah demands not superficial adherence to its laws, but inner involvement in the worship of God. Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "And I Will Bring Peace to the Land..." Sichot Roshei Yeshiva
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "Honey and Milk are Under Your Tongue" Sichot Roshei Yeshiva