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.

Pardes from Jerusalem Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

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    • 4.8, 105 Ratings

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 — BeHa’alotecha: Cultivating the Jewish spiritual practice of humility

    5780 — BeHa’alotecha: Cultivating the Jewish spiritual practice of humility

    What is humility? Why is it important? What is its power? Based on a teaching from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in his article, "Humility," in Covenant and Conversation, Parshat BeHa'Alotecha, 5768/2008, where he compares Moshe Rabeinu's responses to two different events.

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    Credits

    Yiscah Smith - Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 28 min
    5780 — Shavuot: From Sefirat HaOmer to Revelation: How the Rabbis Read Biblical Texts

    5780 — Shavuot: From Sefirat HaOmer to Revelation: How the Rabbis Read Biblical Texts

    What part do human beings play in the revelation of Torah in the world? How do the Rabbis see their role as interpreters of Biblical text? The Torah says to count the omer from the day after the Shabbat yet the Rabbis rule that we count from the day after Pesach. Why do they read the biblical text differently from what seems to the simple pshat? What can we learn from their choice about the continuous unfolding of Torah today? What do the Rabbis understand the process of revelation to be?

    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

    R. Rahel Berkovits - Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 19 min
    5780 — Parshat Naso: Uncovering the Sotah

    5780 — Parshat Naso: Uncovering the Sotah

    In this podcast we will read the Biblical text and compare it with the rabbinic text in the tractate Sotah in order to highlight some significant differences between the rabbinic interpretation and Torah portion. An interesting feminine voice found in the midrash will conclude this podcast with a surprising way to interpretation.

    This week's podcast is sponsored

    by Alison and Edward Bermant

    in honor of their grandchildren

    Eliana, Dovi and Jonah Bornstein.

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    For more information about Pardes, visit our website www.pardes.org.il.



    Credits

    Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash - Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    5780 — Parshat Bamidbar: The Theme of Passage

    5780 — Parshat Bamidbar: The Theme of Passage

    The midbar is both the name of the parsha as well as the setting for most of the narratives of the book of Numbers. While the word is often translated as "desert", we will discover that it means something else entirely, something that speaks to the profound experience of traversing its desolate expanse on the way to the promised land.

    This podcast is sponsored by

    Robin & Leonard Gurin and Ilana & Mark Meskin

    in honor and celebration of their daughter’s ordination.

    Mazal tov to Rabbi Myra Meskin Gurin (PEEP 2014-15 alumna)!

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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 Michael Hattin - Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 27 min
    5780 — Parshat Behar Bechukotai – Living with Compassion in a Competitive Society

    5780 — Parshat Behar Bechukotai – Living with Compassion in a Competitive Society

    Unemployed, and with a bleak economic forecast, many people we know have experienced a blow to their self-esteem, and a dampening of their ability to imagine how they will regain their financial and emotional footing. What does this Torah portion teach us about the global crisis we are currently facing? How can we transform the weekly breaks we take from our competitive, capitalistic livelihoods? In what ways can an individual tragedy bring about unprecedented blessing for a community?

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    Credits

    Tovah Leah Nachmani - Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 19 min
    5780 — Emor: A Blind, Toothless World

    5780 — Emor: A Blind, Toothless World

    This podcast challenges traditionalists who believe "eye for an eye" always meant monetary compensation and liberals who believe that compensation is a rabbinic innovation. It does this using clues from the bible itself.

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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 David Levin-Kruss - Faculty Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant

    Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator

    Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Curious Mayhem ,

The pod goes forth from Zion

Actually, the Pardes Institute is not on Mount Zion, but it's close enough. For all seriously studious Jews (and non-Jews curious about what serious Judaism looks like), orthodox and liberal, religious or secular. Each week's Torah portion analyzed and elaborated upon by one of the faculty of one of Israel's finest yeshivot (higher religious schools).

JudyG777 ,

Go Pardes!

Thank you, Pardes, for spreading the light of Torah by using the latest and greatest technology. It is a true pleasure to be able to listen to the renowned Pardes teachers from across the world.

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Absolutely wonderful!

One of the best Jewish podcasts out there.

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