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March 7, 2014
By bethmordecai
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Parashat Vayikra (ויקרא) — The Secrets of the Torah

2014/5774 (Triennial I) -- The Secrets of the Torah There is something strange in the first word of this week’s Torah portion Vayikra, which also is the Hebrew namesake of the fourth book of the Torah called Leviticus. The final letter, the aleph, is smaller than the other letters. Why is that? Is it a typo, a scribal error? Or is there something more to this aleph ze-ira (small aleph) than simply its small stature, something that hints at the secrets embedded within each word and each letter of the Torah. We’ll figure it out together during this week’s class.   

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