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January 29, 2015 / 9 Shevat, 5775
 
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Pekudei: a Giant Chiasm in Sefer Shmot


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In this week’s video, Rabbi Fohrman explores an incredible chiasm that encompasses more than 15 chapters, and asks, how do the pieces of this puzzle, especially the focal point at the center, come together to help us understand how the Torah builds together?



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About the Author: Rabbi David Fohrman is the dean of Aleph Beta Academy. He has taught at Johns Hopkins University, and was a lead writer and editor for ArtScroll's Talmud translation project. Aleph Beta creates videos to help people experience Torah in way that is relevant and meaningful to them. for more videos, visit: alephbeta.org.


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2 Responses to “Pekudei: a Giant Chiasm in Sefer Shmot”

  1. This is awesome. Thank you for explaining this.

  2. Friends please watch this awesome vid on the Parsha for this week. It will blow you away!

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