On Mount Sinai

The thirty-second reading form the Torah and the second-to-last reading from the book of Leviticus is called Behar, which means “on the mountain.” The name comes from the first words of the first verse of the reading, which could literally translated to read, “The LORD then spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai” (Leviticus 25:10).

This portion from the Torah introduces the laws of the sabbatical years, the jubilee, and laws concerning redemption. In most years, synagogues read Behar together with the following portion.

Leviticus 25:1-26:2

Jeremiah 32:6-27

Luke 4:14-22

From FFOZ Torah Club Vol 1

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