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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

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    • 4.8 • 128 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.

    Ki Tissa 5781: Parashat Parah – A tale of two cows

    Ki Tissa 5781: Parashat Parah – A tale of two cows

    When put together, Kit Tissa and parshat Parah make a tale of two cows - the Golden Calf and the Red Heifer. This podcast explores what each can teach us about the power and problematics of objectification in relationship, and how when combined they offer a redemptive vision.

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    Credits

    Rav Mike Feuer - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Tetzaveh 5781 – Actualizing the Potential of a Soul’s Mission

    Tetzaveh 5781 – Actualizing the Potential of a Soul’s Mission

    Why is this the only parasha from the beginning of Exodus until the end of Deuteronomy in which we find HaShem speaking to Moshe, but we do not find Moshe Rabbeinu's name in it? HaShem speaks to Moshe throughout the parasha in the second person - "you." Might this be related to the soul connection between Noach and Moshe? What is that spiritual connection between these two righteous people?

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    Credits

    Yiscah Smith - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Purim 5781: Masks, Disguise and Identity

    Purim 5781: Masks, Disguise and Identity

    The story of Esther is a story that is replete with rich costumes which can reflect or at times reveal the key personalities. This shiur will examine the role of the sartorial masks of the Megilla and in particular, the "royal clothing" donned by Esther.

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    Sources include Megillat Esther



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    Credits

    Rabbi Alex Israel - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Terumah 5781: Shabbat Zachor, the Mitzvah of Genocide

    Terumah 5781: Shabbat Zachor, the Mitzvah of Genocide

    The obligation to destroy Amalek and their descendants, which is read of Zachor, is one of the most problematic commandments in the bible. See how medieval commentators explained it away and how modern commentators honed even this difficult mitzva for contemporary meaning.

    Sponsored by Zara 4.5, Jules Scarlett 2.5, and their parents Sacha Litman and Rochelle Behrens

    in memory of their grandfather, Jack T. Litman, Z”L on his 11th Yahrzeit.

    His only regret was to not have had the opportunity to meet his grandchildren.

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    Sources include: Deuteronomy 20:16-18 / Deuteronomy 24:16 / Deuteronomy 25:16-19 / Isaiah 2:4 / Psalms 97:10



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    Credits

    Rabbi David Levin-Kruss - Pardes Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    • 19 min
    Mishpatim 5781: And They Saw the God of Israel? Language, Allegory and Representation

    Mishpatim 5781: And They Saw the God of Israel? Language, Allegory and Representation

    The essence of Judaism seems to be encapsulated by a broad reading of the first two of the Ten Commandments: There is one God, and God has no body. With that as a basis of faith, we may be unnerved by reading the verses from this week’s parashah, Mishpatim, when we come to Shemot 24:9-11 which describes a visual encounter with God. What does it mean to represent God in language, and how are linguistic representations different from visual ones? Turning to classical commentators, philosophy and abstract art, we will try to expand our notion of what it means to "see God."

    Sponsored by Zara 4.5, Jules Scarlett 2.5, and their parents Sacha Litman and Rochelle Behrens

    in memory of their grandfather, Jack T. Litman, Z”L on his 11th Yahrzeit.

    His only regret was to not have had the opportunity to meet his grandchildren.

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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.



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    Credits

    Rabbi Leon Morris - President of Pardes and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

    Yitro 5781: “Do Not Go Near a Woman”: But Didn’t We All Stand at Sinai?

    Yitro 5781: “Do Not Go Near a Woman”: But Didn’t We All Stand at Sinai?

    Judith Plaskow challenged us to confront the disturbing warning issued by Moses to "the nation" at the foot of Mt. Sinai: "Do not go near a woman." Were women not included in revelation? In our brief time together, we will explore three possible approaches to addressing this difficult question.

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    Sources include Shemot 19:14-15, Shemot 14:10-13



    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.



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    Credits

    Judy Klitsner - Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem

    Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

    Arlene Harel – Faculty Coordinator

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Rapprosen ,

Great parsha pod

Wonderful and diverse parsha podcast with consistently thought-provoking lessons from a wide variety of voices.

AKGold8 ,

Great insights, lessons, teachers

Pardes from Jerusalem lessons on the weekly Torah portion are engaging and meaningful. The wide range of instructors brings a diverse range of styles — keep searching through the lessons until you find an instructor with whom you connect. I have several favorites and have been enjoying this weekly series for years. Hope you will as well. Todah Pardes!

dennis.karpf ,

Dennis Karpf

Phenomenal deep bench of Sages who inspire and teach how to walk in His ways through service to G-d through halakah and mitzvot in Torah/Talmud. Wonderful eclecticism. A blessing.

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