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Bechukotai

In this week’s parsha, the Torah presents a stark choice: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die. Does this just reinforce God as a terrifying deity, or is there something more here? Through an analysis of language and a comparison to the Garden of Eden, Rabbi Fohrman shows us how we “choosing life” will show us the way to cling to God.

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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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  1. He said, “I lay before you life and death….choose life. I lay before you the blessing and the curse, choose the blessing!”
    It wouldn’t be freedom if you didn’t have a choice, now would it? Torah teaches, so that we would know what the blessing is, and what the curse is. His Word is forever settled. Therefore, choose. You…..choose!!

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