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From this week’s Torah portion, Behar: “The land shall not be sold in perpetuity, for Mine is the land; for you are merely residents with Me” (Lev. 25:23).

The subsequent commandment to let the land lay fallow every seven years underscores the notion that we are merely custodians of God’s land. We are obligated to take care of His creation, prevent it from deteriorating and prepare for it to be handed down to the next generation. It’s the first environmentally-sensitive legislation! more...


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