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    One little word – B’chukkotai

    Pinhas Peli reminds us that one little word has sometimes lost or won an empire. Kipling says something similar.

    An example is at the beginning of B’chukkotai, which commences with the word “If”, which in Hebrew is Im. If we do the right thing it will make all the difference. If we obey the will of God we will enjoy His blessing.

    Ibn Ezra remarks that if there is peace amongst us there will be peace all around. If we have moral strength we will enjoy the Psalmist’s assurance, “The Lord will give His people strength, the Lord will bless His people with peace” (Psalm 29:11).

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