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Aleph Beta on Parshas Nitzavim: The Pursuit of Happiness & Vayelech: Moses' Farewell to Israel

Aleph Beta on Parshas Nitzavim: The Pursuit of Happiness & Vayelech: Moses’ Farewell to Israel

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In last week’s Ki Tavo video, Rabbi Fohrman introduced us to the farmer with first fruit, the individual with tithes stored in his house, and the person who might be cursed. In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes the argument that perhaps these three people are actually one person, going through three stages of an ongoing story. As we go through the stages of this potential downfall of an individual, Rabbi Fohrman shows the importance of serving God with happiness.

 

How did Moses feel when approaching the land of Israel, knowing he wouldn’t be entering the land with his people? This video is the first in a series of three, concluding the yearly Torah cycle, where we will attempt to get inside the head of Moses at the end of his journey as the leader of the Israelites.

These videos were produced by Aleph Beta, which seeks to help people get to the heart of what Torah is all about. Through a willingness to question and take a deeper look at our sources, Aleph Beta helps people find their place in a story that has been told for thousands of years. Bringing new methods to a very old tradition, we’ve attempted to make each video surprising and exciting.

To watch this and other videos please visit alephBeta.org. For a limited time, Aleph Beta is offering subscribing Jew in the City readers a 15% off coupon with code: JewInTheCity.

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