A Hidden Pattern at the Heart of the Covenant | Aleph Beta

The Covenant of Circumcision

A Hidden Pattern at the Heart of the Covenant

Rabbi David Fohrman

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar

In this video on Parshat Lech Lecha, Rabbi Fohrman takes a close look at the covenant God made with Abraham. God commands Abraham to circumcise all the males in his household as an everlasting sign of this covenant. But as it turns out, the structure of the passage itself teaches us something much deeper about the covenant’s enduring meaning for Abraham’s descendants. Rabbi Fohrman gives us an up-close look at one of his favorite methods of reading Biblical text.


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