BECHUKOSAI (Leviticus 26:3-27:34) — “Your Money or your Wife!”

How much is a person worth?  What is the dollars-and-cents cash value of a human being? …

The Book of Judges tells us the heartbreaking story of Yiftach, whose poor judgment led to a tragedy … Yiftach was praying for success in battle … “If You deliver Ammon into my hands, the first thing that comes out of my house to greet me, I will offer as a sacrifice.” (Judges,11:31).

The Talmud says that Yiftach had made an irresponsible vow.  Not every animal is acceptable as an offering.  If the family cow or his pet lamb had ambled out the door to meet him, either one would have served as a fine Thanksgiving offer on the Altar.  But what would he do if he were greeted by Fido or his daughter’s pet iguana?!

Actually, the scenario was even worse…

Read more.

Additional messages from previous years:

“Don’t Just STAND There…” (2009)

“Confessions of a Would-Be Vegetarian” (2005)

“Labor Gains” (2001)

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Published in: on May 19, 2011 at 9:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

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