Bechukotaj (Hebrew בחוקותי, " In my statutes, " [ if you will walk ] ) denotes a reading portion ( Parasha or Sidra called ) of the Torah and comprise the financial statements of the Book of Leviticus / Vayikra, chap. 26.3 to 27.34.

It is the Sidra of 3 or 4 Shabbat of the month Iyar.


  • Versions reward for the observance of the divine commandments: increase of the field, peace, rich reproduction, closeness to God
  • Comments on the penalties for transgression diseases, lack of rain, famine, fleeing enemies
  • Comments on the conditions for a vow and for the relevant estimate of man, woman, youth and children
  • The firstborn of clean animals belong to God (ie delivery to the priest).
  • What someone says to slaves, cattle or field of his possession for Banngut, shall be delivered in kind.
  • Prisoners of war who are declared Banngut ( so according to Nachmanides ), are to kill.
  • The decade of crop yield ( Ma'asser Sheni ), cattle and sheep to be eaten ( according to Halacha ) in Jerusalem.


The associated Haftarah is Jeremiah 16.19 to 17.14.