What We Discussed: B’chukotai

Posted on May 30, 2022

Shalom TBAY!

Wondering what we discussed this past Shabbat?

This Shabbat I addressed the issue of gun violence and gun control in our country in Friday Night’s D’Var Torah: Cleaning Out the Old to Make Way for the New: Change after Uvalde. You can watch it on YouTube here. If you prefer to read it, you can do so here.

On Saturday, we discussed the curse that the land will rest and make up for its missed sh’mita years when the Israelites are exiled from it. survivors. We talked about whether God gets angry when we don’t care for the land and whether we think that the land is going to reclaim its own Shabbat is by kicking us out. It was pointed out that we are seeing some things like this with the effects of climate change, such as super storms and wildfires. We thought about whether we would have to leave the land in order for it to have a Shabbat and why. What do you think? Here is a link to the Source Sheet.

Shavua Tov!

— Rabbi Rubin : )