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Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper, the Maggid of Melbourne, teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist and father to six – shares a straight shot of Torah on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. L'chaim!

A Shot of Torah Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper, the Maggid of Melbourne, teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist and father to six – shares a straight shot of Torah on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. L'chaim!

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 8

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 8

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum

    The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.



    Episode 8: Kaddish Takeaways

    Description: The Maggid of Melbourne wraps up the series, summarising the various approaches to the Corona Kaddish Conundrum and considering what the map of solutions tells us about Jewish tradition, practice, and ritual.



    Complete Ritual Guide for Kaddish and Covid



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    Credits - This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.

    Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Rabbi Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 11 min
    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 7

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 7

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum

    The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.



    Episode 7: Drive-by Solutions

    Description: In this bonus episode, we look at the road not taken – at least as far as Jewish tradition is concerned: drive-by prayer services. An interesting parallel is explored between Catholics in the Philippines and Haredim in Beitar llit.



    Complete Ritual Guide for Kaddish and Covid



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    Credits - This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.

    Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Rabbi Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 6 min
    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 6

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 6

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum

    The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.



    Episode 6: Virtual Quorums

    Description: Virtual gatherings provided an important avenue for mourners who wanted to recite Kaddish. This may be the innovation to watch as we move beyond Coronavirus: Will virtual prayer gatherings survive the pandemic?



    Complete Ritual Guide for Kaddish and Covid



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    Credits - This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.

    Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Rabbi Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 9 min
    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 5

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 5

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum

    The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.



    Episode 5: Catch-up Kaddish

    Description: Is it possible to make up for lost days by reciting Kaddish outside the designated time for Kaddish recital? It seems that this route is ill-advised.



    Complete Ritual Guide for Kaddish and Covid



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    Credits - This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.

    Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Rabbi Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 8 min
    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 4

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 4

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum

    The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.



    Episode 4: Proxy Kaddish

    Description: What about subcontracting Kaddish, that is have another person recite Kaddish on your behalf? As we will see, this route was employed during COVID-19, but it is unlikely that it will be widely adopted beyond the pandemic.



    Complete Ritual Guide for Kaddish and Covid



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    Credits - This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.

    Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Rabbi Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 10 min
    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 3

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum Episode 3

    This Covid Life: Corona Kaddish Conundrum

    The recital of Kaddish by mourners is a quintessential part of the Jewish bereavement process. It is often an emotional journey. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kaddish recital has often been challenging. Regional lockdowns, quarantine orders, and crowd-limiting measures have hampered the possibility of reciting Kaddish in the traditional forum. In this series, we will explore the various solutions to the conundrum and assess whether any of the solutions will survive the pandemic.



    Episode 3: Quorumless Kaddish

    Description: Is it possible to recite Kaddish without a minyan? While a precedent for such a course exist, this solution has not been favoured; not by rabbinic leaders, nor by mourners. Indeed, it is difficult to find a source to justify Quorumless Kaddish, and from the perspective of mourners reciting Kaddish without a minyan changes the ritual into a private bereavement rather than a communal enterprise.



    Complete Ritual Guide for Kaddish and Covid



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    Credits - This podcast series is a production of Pardes North America.

    Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Rabbi Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 11 min

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