Parsha Podcasts: Behar is pleased to bring you a curated selection of audio shiurim on Parshas Behar. [For’s selection of Podcasts on Lag Be’omer – click here]

Shmittah and Shabbos

Listen to a summary of a Sicha about the inner meaning of both shmittah and shabbos, delivered in Yiddish by Reb Yoel Kahn.

To read an English transcript of this shiur click here.


What does Behar Sinai mean?

Why are the words behar Sinai in the first pasuk of the Parsha? Listen to an in-depth shiur based on Rashi, Even Ezra, Alshich, Rachav, and a sicha, delivered by renowned lecturer Rabbi Yossi Paltiel.


The centrality of the Mitzva of shemittah

At the start of the Parsha, the Torah stresses that the Mitzva of shemittah was said at Har Sinai, thereby teaching us that all Mitzvos were giving at Har Sinai, and not just the 10 commandments. But why did the Torah choose this Mitzvah to teach us this important lesson?

Listen to a short explanation on this, based on a sicha of the Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Berel Bell, rov of Anash, Montreal.


Charging a fine for delayed payment

In this week’s Parsha we are taught about prohibition of ribis (charging interest). Is charging a fine for delayed payment considered ribis? Listen to a Halachic discussion on the topic, delivered by Rabbi Yaakov Goldstein of

Click here for a written summary of this including sources


One’s own life comes first (New)

The Gemara learns from this week’s Parsha, that if one can save only one person, his own self comes first. Listen to a discussion on this subject, including a fascinating explanation from the Rebbe, delivered by Rabbi Mendel Krasnjanski, Rosh Yeshiva – Yeshivas Levi Yitzchok, Melbourne Australia.

Lessons from Shemittahand Yovel

To listen to an in-depth shiur the Mitzvos of shemittah and yovel that are taught in this week’s Parsha, delivered by shliach Rabbi Michoel Gourarie of Bina Learning Institute, Sydney, Australia, click here.

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