30 episodes

Pardes from Jerusalem features a weekly discussion using Torah, Talmud and other Jewish texts to explain themes from the weekly Torah portion. The Pardes faculty is featured each week. For more information about all Pardes programs and events visit www.pardes.org.il.

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Pardes from Jerusalem features a weekly discussion using Torah, Talmud and other Jewish texts to explain themes from the weekly Torah portion. The Pardes faculty is featured each week. For more information about all Pardes programs and events visit www.pardes.org.il.

    5780 — Re’eh: Was there ever an Ir Nidahat or Subverted City?

    5780 — Re’eh: Was there ever an Ir Nidahat or Subverted City?

    In this podcast we will look at the moral complexity behind the command to utterly annihilate an Israelite city proven to be idolatrous. The debate around the practical application of this passage results in some interesting textual comparisons to other Biblical narratives and finally reflects a rabbinic ethos that seeks to redress some of the more complicated passages in Torah.

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    Credits

    Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    5780 — Ekev: Bribing God–Not Such a Great Idea?

    5780 — Ekev: Bribing God–Not Such a Great Idea?

    We hope that the Divine is on our side, especially when circumstances are far from optimal. How do we go about making sure that the Lord is with us in all of our earthly endeavors? In this podcast, Rabbi Howard Markose looks at one possible angle in our quest of best entreating God.

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    Credits

    Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 14 min
    5780 — VaEtchanan: Committing to Love

    5780 — VaEtchanan: Committing to Love

    In this podcast we will look at Shema as the affirmation of commitment to a loving relationship with God contingent about a structure of ritual, practice and belief that will be accessible to all Jews at any time and in any place.

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    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 about Pardes, visit our website www.pardes.org.il.



    Credits

    Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    5780 — Devarim: What is in a name?

    5780 — Devarim: What is in a name?

    This week we begin a new book of the Torah, one which seems somehow different from the others. Devarim is also known a 'Mishne Torah,' meaning a repetition or retelling of what has come before. In this podcast, we explore the potential implications of Moshe's role in crafting the message of the Torah, and even draw some conclusions for our own day.

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    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 about Pardes, visit our website www.pardes.org.il.



    Credits

    Rav Mike Feuer - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 23 min
    5780 — Matot-Masei: The Long Walk to Freedom

    5780 — Matot-Masei: The Long Walk to Freedom

    Parshiot Matot-Masei includes a long list of place names that trace the wanderings of the Children of Israel through the Sinai wilderness on their way to the Land of Israel. Is this simply a geographical-historical recording of the physical journey to freedom, or is there an attempt to convey something more meaningful? But even if there is a deeper message, we will also reflect on the search for actual geographical sites that can be identified with the memories of the place names in the text.

    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 about Pardes, visit our website www.pardes.org.il.



    Credits

    Jamie Salter - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    5780 — Pinchas: From Pinchas to the Police: What Does it Mean to Truly “Keep the Peace?”

    5780 — Pinchas: From Pinchas to the Police: What Does it Mean to Truly “Keep the Peace?”

    What does it mean to "keep the peace" in society? Is it about enforcing the law and order of society in order to ensure against anarchy or is it about balancing between conflicting perspectives and needs of various members and groups of society, thereby making peace between them? This question will be addressed through exploring conflicting interpretations as to why Pinchas was rewarded with becoming a Kohen and through discussing conflicting understandings of the role of police today, especially in light of the recent protests in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd.

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    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 about Pardes, visit our website www.pardes.org.il.



    Credits

    Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth - Adjunct Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 19 min

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