The Book of Vayikrah concludes with Moshe contrasting the different responses that will follow the Jews’ obedience or defiance of Hashem’s commandments. Obedience will lead to peace and prosperity; abundant crops; and protection from our enemies. Defiance will lead to (among other things, and in stages of increasing severity): plagues; enemy sieges; and national exile. However, if the Jews repent, Hashem promises to once again remember His covenant with the Patriarchs and accept us once again as His people.
Behar: Shmittah, Yovel, taking interest, treatment of slaves
Weekly Parsha: Emor. Rules respecting Kohanim; Rules respecting sacrifices; Yom Tov; the Miskan.mi
Double-Parsha Acharei/Kedoshim: Yom Kippur Service, Kashrus, High Moral Conduct, laws designed to achieve holiness
Weekly Parsha – Tazria/Metzorah: Mother of a newborn; tzora’as.