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Bechukosai: Walking the Walk - Becoming a Through and Through Torah Jew


Parshas Bichukosai is a study in contrasts. First, God promises that if we will “walk in His statues,” (VaYikra 26:3) He will shower the Jewish people with abundant blessings when they enter the land of Israel. He continues, however, to warn the Jewish people that if we should go against His Mitzvos, He will punish us severely. At first glance, this appears to be a fair and reasonable deal enacted by Hashem to encourage us to keep His Mitzvos: do what I say, and you will be rewarded; fail to do so, and you will be punished.