The Temple Institute on the Parsha: Default mode

Torah from the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Rabbi Chaim Richman,

The New Temple Institute Visitor Center in Jerusalem
The New Temple Institute Visitor Center in Jerusalem
Yoni Kempinski

The default mode of creation is set out in the opening verses of parashat Bechukotai: a world of blessings in which all our possible needs and wants are seen to and tended to by G-d.

But in order to attain this default mode of creation, man needs to do a reset, by heeding these words which precede the blessings:

"If you follow My statutes and observe My commandments and perform them."

The ball is in our court!