Parshat Behar: 3 stages of Development of Consciousness

Human consciousness matures from spatial cognition, to sensitivity to time, and finally to appreciation of the complexity of the soul. These 3 stages are connected with the numbers 4, 7, and 10. Parshat Behar with its commandment to count 49 (equals 7 times 7) years and then the 50th Jubilee year, guides us in the development of our consciousness of time.

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