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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.

Pardes from Jerusalem Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 146 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.

    Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life

    Parashat Yitro 5782: Is the Idolatry a Relevant Category for Contemporary Life

    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 issue today? Mike explores what made the Torah and the Rabbis so afraid of idol worship and looks at some classical and contemporary sources to develop a more contemporary definition of idolatry, one that is more relevant and meaningful for today.





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    Exodus 20



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    Credits

    Rabbi Mike Uram - Pardes North America CVEO, Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Parashat Beshalach 5782: A Taste of Something Rare

    Parashat Beshalach 5782: A Taste of Something Rare

    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 of the Israelites – both here in Beshalach, as well as in Numbers and Deuteronomy. Manna, through the lenses of generations of interpreters, is about training to be free, acquiring trust in God, the centrality of Shabbat, the power of questioning and so much more.



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    Exodus 16:11-36

    Deuteronomy 8:1-2 and Deuteronomy 8:16



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    Credits

    Rabbi Leon Morris - Pardes President, Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Parashat Bo 5782: Locusts That Last a Lifetime

    Parashat Bo 5782: Locusts That Last a Lifetime

    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 Lauer, to explore how this plague might have lasted just a few days in Egypt, but possibly affected the Israelites down the line for an entire generation.



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    Shemot 10



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    Credits

    Aviva Lauer - Faculty and Hosts for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    • 19 min
    Parashat Vaera 5782: The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

    Parashat Vaera 5782: The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

    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: God's hardening of Pharaoh's heart is one of the most difficult theological problems in the Torah. Don't humans always have full control of their destinies? Listen to how our sages dealt with these troubling verses.



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    Shemot 7



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    Credits

    Rabbi Elhanan Miller - Faculty and Hosts for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Parashat Shemot 5782: The Power of Sisterly Love

    Parashat Shemot 5782: The Power of Sisterly Love

    Parashat Shemot 5782 - The Power of Sisterly Love

    Description: Why isn't Miriam named in this week's parsha, despite the fact that her leadership is equated to that of Moshe and Aaron? She is teaching Moshe (and us) what brotherhood, leadership, prophecy and redemption are all about.



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    Shemot 1 | Shemot 2



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    Credits

    Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy - Faculty and Hosts for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    • 21 min
    Crises & Kings Episode 48: The Conclusion

    Crises & Kings Episode 48: The Conclusion

    The Book of Samuel II



    Episode 48: The Conclusion



    A special note to the listener: In general, listeners are encouraged to independently prepare the primary material from one podcast to the next, preferably in a havruta learning dynamic. However, the podcasts will also be accessible and meaningful to listeners who do not prepare ahead of time. For more information about this podcast series or to get more information about the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies please email elmad@pardes.org.il.







    Credits

    Host: Rabbi Michael Hattin

    Rabbi Michael Hattin teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. To learn more with Michael, click here.

    Producer: Amira Mintz-Morgenthau

    Podcast Editor: Evan Feist

    Lead Consultant: Rabbi Adam Titcher







    Crises & Kings explores the Book of Samuel, which recounts a tumultuous period in Biblical history. The Israelites have settled in their new land but tribal rivalries weaken them against the ascendant Philistines. Saul, the first king, brings hope but his reign is marred by missteps, leading to his downfall.



    David, arguably the most famous character in Jewish tradition, succeeds Saul and strategically lays the foundations for an empire. His exploits, including some spectacular moral failures, are unrivaled.



    The dramatic narrative of Sefer Shmuel introduces us to themes still relevant today: divine destiny vs. human initiative, faith vs. misplaced religious devotion, and good leadership vs. corrosive and self-serving rule.



    This series is a production of Pardes North America in partnership with The Koren Podcast Network and is lovingly sponsored by the Neustein family in memory of Rabbi Dr. Joseph Neustein, on the occasion of his 4th yahrzeit.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Marcelo the Brazilian ,

Crises & Kings is awesome

What a great series. Rabbi Hattin brings out all the nuance the Book of Samuel has to offer with his close reading of the text. Many themes, allusions, etc that I wasn’t aware of. I hope he does other series on other books of the Bible.

dedi615 ,

Crises and Kings

What a terrific series! Even though I am familiar with the Book of Samuel, Rabbi Hattin’s retelling offers psychological insights and untangles all the relationships and events that make these books so much a part of the lore of ancient Israel, that I am always drawn to the next episode with excitement. His use of the Rabbinic commentaries where questions arise about text’s intent, language, or conflicting details, is masterful , and gives the series great spiritual significance. Although I often enjoy the offerings of Pardes, I can not recommend this series enough.

Shared account ,

Crises & Kings Wonderful Series

I have been listening to Michael Hattons’ series, crises and kings, about the book of Samuel and I am getting so much out of it! He moves at a slow and deliberate pace, reviewing the previous each week for a few minutes at the beginning of each podcast and summarizing at the end. He brings in the Hebrew in order to provide more depth and meaning to the story, as well as making sure that all of the terms are understandable. I have never learned about this period In such depth and I am so happy that I found this podcast! I recommend especially to beginners who are studying Tanach and interested in learning about the first kings of Israel.

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