Torah Pearls #32 – Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)

Lemon orchard in Upper Galilee of Israel.This episode of The Original Torah Pearls is on the Torah portion of Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2). After discovering our original recording for Behar was missing we quickly reassembled to discuss topics such as: How is one to observe the Sabbatical year and when is it anyway? Is the Jubilee year 49 or 50 years? We also proclaimed the “Lord of sabaoth” our Redeemer! Oh, and somewhere in there we mentioned Martin Luther.

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15 thoughts on “Torah Pearls #32 – Behar (Leviticus 25:1-26:2)

  1. Actually..

    Sabbath rest Reflections
    Jeshua said that the Sabbath was made for man and man wasn’t made for the Sabbath Mk 2:27

    Yehovah said But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land.

    I take this to mean that everybody and everything needs a rest.

    Yehovah (For he rested on the seventh day) and also the people and the land he created..

    Apparently and interestingly enough, plants get 80% of their nutrients from the air, so when a farm is left out for a year the vegetation that naturally grows wild …

  2. Shalom,

    This is quite fascinating , in particular when considering a farmer’s aspects of letting the land rest

    Most farmers would agree on rotating the crops, this has great benefits for the land and crops.

    Yehovah commands the people to rest the land every six years. This begs the question of the type of soil which exists in Israel? Maybe it’s soil sets the land apart? Certain type’s of soil may benefit from a rest? Just a thought..I am no expert, just wondering.

    In my view, when Yehovah says something there is always a good reason.

  3. Re the comments on Martin Luther: Years ago, while I was working on my Ph.D. , my mentor sent me the first recording I ever heard of Nehemia — the one in which he was so tickled at the lady that asked him “what is a Karate Jew?” I later went to the Messianic congregation where he recorded that, and the speaker was introducing the congregation to the marvelous Martin Luther. When he finished he asked me if I had anything to add. I said I only thought he was going a bit easy on Martin Luther due to his antisemitism. The Rabbi of the group got really angry with me, and said I was “church bashing.” I later learned that he was upset because there were new visitors to the group that actually thought I meant Martin Luther King. You were right. It is difficult for some of us to imagine that there are many people who do not even know the most basic history of the church and the church fathers. I doubt that many of your listeners would fall into that category, but it is possible. Glad you explained it.

  4. UNDERSTAND, ELOHIM, DOES “NOT” GO BY OUR PAGEN CALENDAR; HE NEVER HAS AND HE NEVER WILL. The Scriptures PLANLY tell us ELOHIM Calendar. Genesis 1:14 tells us ELOHIM Calendar. Day began at sundown, Exodus 12 The MONTH (in Yisrael) began with the FIRST Light of the NEW MOON, the YEAR, when the Barley is AVIV, AND ELOHIM SHABBAT’S, EXODUS 16, ELOHIM SHABBAT’s are on the 1, 8, 15 (full moon), 22, & 29. ACCORDING TO THE MOON. AMOS 8:5, Somewhere in Isaiah & Ezekiel (From New Moon to New Moon & From Shabbat to Shabbat), and then the 5th FEAST. LEVITICUS 23 TELLS US THAT THE SHABBATS ARE “SET, FIX, CAN’T BE MOVED”, The Sun, Moon & Stars, are SET, FIX, CAN’T BE MOVED”. ELOHIM gives us a NEW START Every Day, Month and Year. HIS Shabbat’s will fall on every PAGEN day, twice a year; Saturday & Sunday are PAGEN and HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ELOHIM, NEVER HAS, NEVER WILL. THIS IS HIS WAY, NOT OUR’s.

  5. Hearing you preach with such passion on my favorite passage from Isaiah was truly inspiring! I think I’ll listen to it again before the day is over…..

  6. Deut 18:9-12
    When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
    There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
    Here is a verse that is saying ‘come into the land’ but very obviously is not ‘land connected’ i.e. a command you don’t have to worry about if you are not in the land.

    • The use of that phrase in Deuteronomy references back to Dt 12:8 which says in the desert they were not fully following the Torah. They were living by grace until they entered the Land. He’s telling them in Deuteronomy when they enter the Land they won’t be able to continue to do “each man that which is right in his own eyes”, but will be required to obey commandments such as Deuteronomy 18 and others. The usage in Leviticus is different. It’s speaking about commandments dealing with the Land itself.

      • praise Yahshua brother, firstly i type better and faster in upper case and don’t accidently type Yahshua’s name in lower case which i refuse to do. so please don’t go at me once again no one is shouting just typing. please show others the patience that you expect to receive. secondly i don’t agree with you on many things but i do credit you with the fact that you allow people the space to serve the creator. conclusion on that issue is we all need to work out our salvation with fear and trembling and we have only one chance to do it and that is while we have breath to praise the almighty el elyon. the shemitah is something that must be practiced by all. my application is this, even though yisrael/the land practices the shemitah the best they can the punishment factor fornot keeping the shemitah has far reaching consequences and the consequences are right where everyone feels it and that is financialy. the stock market experts have even noticed it and call it the seven year cycle. if it only concerns yisrael then we should all be safe yet we are not every seven years there is a nice release of funds because we choose not to release debts. now we could say that it is because we do not release debts hence we loose money, but the land resting only concerns yisrael but that is not correct as that is selective application and that is out. the torah instruction on the shemitah starts with the land resting and then moves on to debt release so how can the consequences of disobedience effect one aspect and not the other. the timing of the shemitah is correct as the consequences. even yisrael’s time pattern agrees, the return to the land etc. there is a 1200 rabbi that prophesies on the occupation of yisrael according to jubilees and it is exactly correct. nothing is left to chance. the reason why the 29 elul time factor is applied i believe is a secondary consequence of attributing the the rosh ha shannah to that date. we are still in the shemitah and it will end on 1 aviv 2016 i stay on a type of moshav /small holding in this country and my land is resting until 1 aviv. in february my second harvest of almonds will be given away as i started my shemitah on the 29 elul 2014 and will end it on 1 aviv 2016 the extra bit of time is a offering to my elohim. the tsit tsit is a commandment, so stop making light of it just because you do not obey it and it is for all benei yisrael and yisrael is who ever chooses to serve elohim. the windinds point to torah through gramatia so iam quite comfortable with that. the blue cord is essential and must be applied no matter what as long as the dye is clean ie vegetable etc. i don’t believe a snail should be used it is unclean so it should not be used to represent torah. anyway please leave the posting on line and let elohim have his way. if you are right may he bless it, if what has been laid on my heart is right may elohim bless that. in closing most people where i stay did not and do not folow the shemitah and i stay in the wheat farming part of our country, well one of them anyway. this year 2015 you will pick the date up from the posting if it is displayed. speaking in the sense of time factors this posting is shabbat 7th november 2015. anyway our area is experiencing the worst drought in 45 years so i have been told, as i have only been here for four odd years i would not know. the quality of the wheat here is poor, yet two to three hundred kilometres from here they have had a bumper crop of the same crop. wheat. coincidence? i do not think so. jonathan cahn wrote about this shemitah and while many are critics on what he said, my question to those critics is, were you sleeping? people lost trillions during the unfolding of the year and are still loosing, china had problems, greece did, your friend warren buffet, your home grown money man who has invested a lot into yisrael lost hundreds of millions. earth quake esscalation etc. in short the shemitah has too many far reaching consequences to take it so lightly. in short, time to wake up. may Yahshua bless you and your family. shalom my brother. [all-caps removed by website editor]

    • We are using the reading cycle of Israel. Some Jews in the Diaspora follow a different cycle, that is sometimes one week off. It’s all tradition of when to read what when.

  7. I heard you guys laugh about Tzitzits as if it was a joke. I was very offended. One hour earlier I was at the dry cleaners getting them put on my last pair of shorts. I am not Jewish, I am from Dan, an Israelite. Yahweh gave not one but two commands on this subject and I gave the dry cleaner a copy of the two commandments. I wear them on the four corners inside of all my pants because I am not Judah and I am reminded of all of Yah’s commands when I put them on and take them off. If one is a physical Israelite it is not a joke, it is the instruction and desire of our Yah.

    • Hello Bill, In your written note, you explained your understanding of the instructions to place tzitzit’s was for Judah and not for Dan. Yet, it was in Numbers which the instructions went out to Israel. And to ‘look upon it’ was the reminder, so In my own opinion, based on the written instructions, I would place them on the outside of your pants, and not hide them anymore. Just a thought. Don’t get offended that quick. Shalom

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