Never was their a more odd pairing of Torah portions than Behar-Bechukotai.
This d’var for Shabbat HaGadol is by Peter Rubenstein. Today is Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Sabbath, the Shabbat before the beginning of Passover. This is the sentence with which I started my Bar Mitzvah speech in 1959. Upon reflecting on this particular day over the past 60+ years, I have been impressed with how important […]