The Copper Serpent: The Pun and the Primordial

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June 17 2021
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47min 3s
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Shabbat: 104A  

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How did Moshe know to make the serpent out of copper? A midrash suggests a pun, built on the idea that Hebrew is the language of Torah and the language of Creation. What does that mean for us?

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