A Shot of Torah: Reading the Torah Part 2: First Fruits

Posted by Levi Cooper on October 27, 2016
Topics: A Shot of Torah with Levi Cooper

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When bringing Bikkurim (First Fruits) to the Temple there was a set text to be read. Why did the sages declare that everyone should be assisted in reading the text, even those who know how to read?

Click here for the part 1 of Reading the Torah.


A Shot of Torah with Levi Cooper is the continuation of The Maggid of Melbourne Speaks. A Shot of Torah is an ongoing series by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist, father to six and native Australian – in which he shares some short Torah ideas on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. To the Beit Midrash!

See elmad.pardes.org/a-shot-of-torah for more episodes in the series.

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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