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What Does It Mean To Make A “Covenant” With God?

The Deeper Significance Of Abraham's Covenant

We know what a brit milah is – it’s the circumcision ceremony that officially welcomes Jewish baby boys into the nation of Israel. But where did this whole thing begin? And what is its real significance today?

In this parsha we encounter the conditions of the covenant that God made with Abraham, and the very first circumcision that Abraham performed on himself and all the male members of his household. Why was circumcision the sign of the covenant between God and Abraham?

We can find some answers by taking a closer look at the story of the Abrahamic Covenant. In this video, Rabbi Fohrman finds clues in the language of the text to reveal the deeper meaning of God's covenant with Abraham. Exploring this covenant from the inside out reveals fascinating insights into what it means for us to be connected to God, and for God to be connected to us.

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar






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