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Parashat Bechukotai 5782: Ancient Metaphors and Contemporary Realism Description: This podcast focuses on understanding the blessings and curses in this week’s parasha with Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose. Please let us know your comments and thoughts about... Details
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13 days ago
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Parashat Behar 5782: The Economy of Spirituality Description: This special podcast features Rabbi Yedidya Sinclair. Join us to hear our discussion of how the Sabbatical and Jubilee years described in parashat Behar are providing the spiritual values ... Details
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Parashat Emor 5782: The Jewish Year Cycle, Emor-Style Description: While the Torah lists our holidays several times throughout the five books, there is something special about the way it’s done in this week’s parasha. Find out what that is by … Read ... Details
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26 days ago
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Parashat Kedoshim 5782: “Be Holy!” How? Description: The Torah instructs the Jewish people to “Be Holy!” But how might that be performed? In this podcast, Alex Israel discusses three approaches to this question, considering the question of withdrawal... Details
26:32
4/18/2022
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Parashat Metzora 5782: Sitting Alone Outside the Camp Description: On the 7th day of Pesach, we commemorate the people of Israel’s successful traversal of the Sea of Reeds. While the moment was exceptional, even eliciting an epic song, we must … Read... Details
19:29
4/09/2022
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Pesach 5782: Three Keys to Freedom – Three Features of the Seder Description: What are the key elements of free life? This podcast identifies three features of the Exodus, also manifested in the Seder rituals, and proposes that these can … Read the r... Details
22:32
4/02/2022
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Parashat Metzora 5782: Sitting Alone Outside the Camp Description: The graphic description in the Torah of tzaraat, leprosy, leaves modern readers alienated and baffled. Can moral flaws truly manifest physically? Aesthetics and ethics mix in this wee... Details
18:24
3/26/2022
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Parashat Tazria 5782: Selective Memory; Choosing Productive Narratives This podcast episode is sponsored by Pardes alum Graham Hoffman in honor of his parents, teachers, and role models Rabbi Richard and Rebbitzen Debra Zussman. Description: Why brin... Details
23:20
3/13/2022
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Parashat Tzav 5782: Pushing Ourselves By-the-By Please let us know your comments and thoughts about the podcast, write to us at elmad@pardes.org.il. We appreciate you leaving us a review with 5-stars if you enjoy these podcasts. For more information ... Details
18:59
3/06/2022
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Parashat Vayikra 5782: Calling. Listening. Giving. Description: This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses some of Rashi’s opening remarks to Vayikra highlighting some critical spiritual messages for our fast-paced world. Please let us know your comment... Details
17:32
2/28/2022
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Parashat Pekudei 5782: The Eyes Have it – The Divine as Israel’s Tour Guide Description: As we bring the Book of Shemot – Exodus – to a close in this week’s Parasha, Parashat Pekudei, we conclude the final chapter with … Read the rest The post Paras... Details
21:24
2/20/2022
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Parashat Vayakhel 5782: Repairing Even the Worst Ruptures Description: Even after warning against all forms of constructive creativity in the Ten Commandments, the Torah explicitly warns now against using fire on Shabbat. Legal ramifications aside, t... Details
21:40
2/12/2022
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Parashat Ki Tisa 5782: The Inherent Value of the Individual Description: Cultivating a Healthy Self-Esteem through the Parsha in the midst of the growing crisis of loneliness, lack of self-worth and alienation from a sense of one’s own being. You … R... Details
22:17
2/06/2022
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Parashat Tetzaveh 5782: The Golden Altar of Incense Description: While the Mizbach Hazahav or Golden Altar occupies a central place within the space and ritual of the Mishkan or Tabernacle, it is not mentioned at all in last week’s description … Read... Details
17:56
1/29/2022
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Parashat Terumah 5782: Stop the Clocks or Hang the Flags? How Moderns Create Jewish Space Description: This podcast takes us on a roller-coaster of a trip from the tabernacle in the desert to 19th century ultra-orthodoxy in Hungary to 20th … Read the... Details
19:29
1/25/2022
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Parashat Mishpatim 5782: God and Government Description: Is our public discourse too aggressive? Are our public institutions vulnerable to attack? In this class, Alex Israel addresses a verse (22:27) in Parashat Mishpatim which warns of attacks on Go... Details
20:25
1/18/2022
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Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life Description: In this week’s podcast, Rabbi Mike Uram tackles Parashat Yitro noting that the first of the 10 Commandments is one that prohibits idolatry. Is this a relevant... Details
25:59
1/09/2022
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Parashat Beshalach 5782: A Taste of Something Rare Description: The story of the manna in the wilderness occupies a significant place in the larger desert narrative. A great many verses are devoted to the role of manna in the survival … Read the rest... Details
28:25
1/01/2022
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Parashat Bo 5782: Locusts That Last a Lifetime Description: In this week’s Torah portion of Bo, God rains down upon Egypt the last three plagues. One of these three is the plague of locusts. Learn along with PCJE Director, Aviva … Read the rest The ... Details
19:11
12/25/2021
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This podcast is sponsored by Drs Amy Fox Griffel and Martin I Griffel in memory of her mother, Sally Fox, Sima Bat Moshe v Michla on the occasion of her yahrtzeit. Parashat Vaera 5782: The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart Description:… Read the rest The... Details
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