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From Family to Nation - TTA for Parshat Sh'mot. Plus, can you build a snowman on Shabbat?
12/20/2013, 8:16 AM

A7 Radio's "Torah Tidbits Audio" with Phil Chernofsky
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From Family to Nation. The beginning of the book of Exodus. Torah Tidbits Audio with Phil Chernofsky for Parshat Sh'mot.

Plus, Phil talks about his childhood memories about snow days and details what to do when the eruv falls on Shabbat, is it muksa to make a snowman and other halachic thought applicable to this week's rare Jerusalem snow storm.

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Phil Chernofsky is the educational director of the Orthodox Union's OU Israel Center in Jerusalem and editor of the Torah Tidbits parsha pamphlet. Since 1998, he has hosted Torah Tidbits Audio, a shiur on the weekly parsha with witty insights. It airs every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Israel time and is downloadable as a podcast on Israel National Radio. Phil made Aliyah to Israel over 30 years ago. He is the author of the newly released book And Every Single One Was Someone, a tribute to victims of the Holocaust.
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