Bechukotai 2022

May 28, 2022    Brittney Scott

Bechukotai/”In My Statutes”, Leviticus 26:3-27:34, is the last and final parshah of Vayikra/Leviticus!  It begins with promise of the immense blessings if we walk in His statutes and commandments, followed by the warning of the curses for rejecting the same.  It is interesting to note that the curses increase by 7 fold, leading to the ultimate curse of exile, which throughout the prophets and Torah is always directly connected to the shemittah/Shabbat.  Which brings out another point, though this passage is dealing with keeping all of the commandments, it seems one is still given prominence here – the Shabbat (both weekly and yearly shemittah).