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Parashat B'har-B'chukotai (May 16, 2015)
by Bettijane Eisenpreis

Im behukosai telehu, v’es mitzvosai tismeru v’ahseesem ohtam...

I LEARNED THE FIRST LINE of Parashat B’chukotai (Behukosai in the Ashkenazic pronunciation) many, many years ago, and I never have forgotten it. B’har/B’chukotai is usually a double portion, as it is this year, but it happens that the year I studied it was a leap year. So, the two parashiyot stood alone.

Why did I learn that line, and why do I still remember it?

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