In this week’s parshah, we discover what we will receive if we fulfill the mitzvot properly and the consequences if we do not. The Torah delineates all of the blessings that will be showered down upon us for following the directions of God and all of the terrible curses that await us if we don’t fulfill our responsibilities.
The Torah uses an interesting terminology when it introduces the potential blessings. It states, “Im bechukotai teleichu” – if you travel with my laws, then you will receive these blessings. Why does the Torah use such an unusual phrase to express the idea of fulfilling the laws of God? Why doesn’t it simply say, “if you follow my laws?” What message is the Torah trying to convey? Continue reading Parshat Bechukotai – Traveling with the Torah