Leviticus 26:3-27:34


In Parashat Bechukotai, G-d reiterates his desire for the Israelites to follow the commandments and study the Torah.  If they do so, G-d will dwell among them, and their lives will be prosperous.  If they do not, the exile and persecution to follow will be harsh.

If the Israelites do fail to follow G-d’s laws, G-d will not cast them away, destroy, or break his covenant despite plagues, wars, and famine to befall them.  But life will be rich, easy, and full if the commandments are followed – if the Israelites keep their end of the covenant.

This Parashat ends with the monetary value of various lives.  Women, men, children, the elderly, and livestock.