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September 26, 2016 / 23 Elul, 5776
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Vayikra: Can Leaders Make Mistakes?


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Welcome the book of Leviticus! In this video, we explore Rashi’s puzzling comment, that a nation is lucky if it has a leader who brings a sacrifice for an accidental sin. Rabbi Fohrman contrasts the Torah’s perspective of power and justice to the philosophy of Richard Nixon’s famous line – “When the president does it, it is not illegal.”



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Rabbi David Fohrman

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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