Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai - The Jewish Economy

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Parshat Behar-Bechukotai - The Jewish Economy

With Goldman Sachs' recent troubles in the news, Parshat Behar gives us a golden opportunity to evaluate economic models in the Torah. By examining the economic roles of Shemittah and Yovel in society, we come to see the pitfalls inherent in capitalism, and the nuanced economic model the Torah advocates, and also try to arrive at a greater understanding of the connection between these two mitzvot, and our presence in the Land of Israel.

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