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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 teaches "Jewish Culture 101" twice a week online. His classes (tinyurl.com/BenkofClasses) help students find meaning in cultural products like literature, musicals, art, music, and TV/film. His Jewish culture videos are available at youtube.com/user/DavidBenkof. He lives... Read More →

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