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February 11, 2016 / 2 Adar I, 5776
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Re’eh: Jewish Slavery

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In this week’s parsha, we are given the commandments related to an a Jewish slave. Rabbi Fohrman points out oddities in the text – we give the slave gifts? If he wants to stay, we pierce his ear? – and shows us that the Torah is reminding us of our own national slavery in Egypt.

 

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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