Saturday, June 30 • 5:15pm - 6:25pm
Chiasms: Unlocking the Bible's Dazzling Literary Structure

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See Jewish texts afresh by learning to find chiasms, a little-known but powerful Biblical structure even your rabbi may not have heard of.  A chiasm is like a palindrome, but for words, events and ideas rather than letters – and they are hidden in plain sight in hundreds of Jewish texts!
How is the Tower of Babel story written like a tower?  What’s dazzling about “Ahavat Olam?”  Do the Bible’s structures suggest the Torah has one author, or many?  Plenty of practice, and you’ll leave with a new skill! (No Hebrew necessary.)

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David Benkof

David Benkof’s frequent columns in The Daily Caller (a conservative Web site founded by Tucker Carlson) and LA’s Jewish Journal focus on American politics, homosexuality and Judaism past and present.  A Jewish historian by training (Stanford, Hebrew University, NYU), he is also... Read More →

Saturday June 30, 2018 5:15pm - 6:25pm
Dry Creek Valley