5780 — Parshat Behar Bechukotai – Living with Compassion in a Competitive Society

Posted by Tovah Leah Nachmani on May 10, 2020
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), Behar, Bechukotai

Unemployed, and with a bleak economic forecast, many people we know have experienced a blow to their self-esteem, and a dampening of their ability to imagine how they will regain their financial and emotional footing. What does this Torah portion teach us about the global crisis we are currently facing? How can we transform the weekly breaks we take from our competitive, capitalistic livelihoods? In what ways can an individual tragedy bring about unprecedented blessing for a community?

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About Tovah Leah Nachmani

Tovah Leah Nachmani has been inspiring students for 25 years, teaching Torah with Commentaries, Hebrew, Prayer, and Relationships Intimacy. She also serves as a dedicated faculty advisor to students at Pardes. She received her Teaching Certification with excellence in Tanach and Jewish Thought from the Michlelet Herzog Seminary in Gush Etzion, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, with a degree in Religion and Near Eastern Language and Literature. Tovah Leah has written and guided experiential learning programs for decades, for Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. She is also a Holistic health practitioner, promoting physical and emotional health. Tovah Leah and her husband Gabi live in Gush Etzion, are the grateful parents of seven children and are the active, loving grandparents of many grandchildren.

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