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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 is a Jerusalem-based teacher whose Limmud sessions (worldwide) engage learners with Jewish cultural products (fiction, poetry, musicals, films, paintings). Other hats: Jewish historian, essayist, polyglot (English, French, Hebrew, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian... Read More →


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