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Chukat

Recommended for ages 9+

Enough is enough! We have had it with these #@$%*$! snakes in this #@$%*$! desert!

A curious incident happens in Parshat Chukat, when a plague of burning snakes attacks the wandering Israelites…and Moses gets to work on a curious plan to stop the fearful biting. Malki Rose joins us from Melbourne, Australia to talk about the legacy of snakes in the Bible, and what we can do about them.

 

Gratitude for the Parshat Chukat Animated Short

Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current weekly Torah portion…and then we animate it! This particular Parashat haShavua (פָּרָשַׁת הַשָּׁבוּעַ or “weekly Torah portion”) video is Episode 39 from Parshat Chukat (חֻקַּת — Hebrew for “decree,” from the book of Numbers 19:1-22:1). Jewish interpretation is often very specific. There are a myriad of Jewish subcultures and people, and the interpretations in this series explores the array of thoughts that our diverse set of storytellers and contributors have on Torah. To see more of the videos in this series, please take a look at our collection here on our site.

A very special thank you to each of the writers, narrators, producers, directors, sound engineers, musicians, educational advisors, artists and animators that contributed to this particular animated interpretation of Parshat Chukat including Tim Cosgrove, Nick Fox-Gieg, Liesje Kraai, Sarah Lefton, Matthue Roth, and Emily Freed. Additional thanks to all of our generous funders that contributed to the G‑dcast Parashat haShavua animated series.

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