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Betcha didn’t know that the Torah has lots to say about sustainable farming practices. Parshat Behar has a lot to say about how to sow fields, prune vineyards, and reap crops.

Organic farmer Emily Freed explains these biblical laws of the land in down-to-earth language. So get your hands, or at least your ears, dirty!


Gratitude for the Parshat Behar Animated Short

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) video is Episode 32 from Parshat Behar (בְּהַר “on the mount” Leviticus 25:1–26:2). Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site or on our YouTube channel!

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Parshat Behar including Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Liesje Kraai, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, and Emily Freed. Additional thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua animated series.

Did you know that G-dcast has changed our name to BimBam?

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