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Sh’mot: The Gathering
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Torah Talk with Michael Carasik | Jewish Ideas Daily » Weekly Portions

A mysterious connection between Moses and Elijah—coincidence? (Click here for source sheet.) Download | Duration: 00:11:47
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