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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 • 151 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.

    Rosh Hashana 5783: Two Days, Two Messages?

    Rosh Hashana 5783: Two Days, Two Messages?

    This Rosh Hashana podcast is sponsored by Ricki and David Bernstein in memory of Ricki’s parents, Beatrice and Murray Kirschblat, survivors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, respectively. Beatrice and Murray were each the sole survivors of large families which perished in the Shoah.



    How does the story of the Binding of Isaac and Sodom and Gomorrah relate, and how do we bridge what appears to be an ethical gap between these two stories? What connection can we form between the story of the Binding of Isaac and Rosh Hashana?



    Credits: Rabbi Leon Morris, President of Pardes, and Rabbi Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, Director of the Year Program.



     

    • 26 min
    The Jewish Story Season 6 – Prologue: A New Perspective

    The Jewish Story Season 6 – Prologue: A New Perspective

    Love learning Jewish history? Join Rav Mike Feuer for the Jewish Story Live!



    The Jewish Story Season 6



    Episode 1: Prologue: A New Perspective



    Season 6 of The Jewish Story has finally begun! Here is a prologue to help frame the chapter to come. In it I touch on the power of prophetic sight, the Biblical Book of Daniel and why in the Hebrew month of Elul we say that the King is in the field.

    • 34 min
    Ki Tavo: History and Memory – The Declaration of the First Fruits

    Ki Tavo: History and Memory – The Declaration of the First Fruits

    How does the law of bikkurim (sacrifice of the first fruits) relate to the Exodus from Egypt? Why does the blessing from the farmer use the plural tense, and why would a farmer who had never experienced the Exodus need to mention it? What can this parsha reveal to us regarding the Jewish view of history?



    Credits: Dr. David Bernstein and Rabbi Michael Hattin – Pardes Faculty



     

    • 21 min
    Shoftim: Judge, King, Priest, Prophet.

    Shoftim: Judge, King, Priest, Prophet.

    This week's parsha depicts four modes of administration in ancient Israel. What are these four centers of societal leadership, and how do they interact? How does our parsha give us room to consider our own political climate? What does this say about our contemporary leadership?



    Credits: Rabbi Alex Israel and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty



     

    • 28 min
    Parashat Re’eh: The Place that God Will Choose

    Parashat Re’eh: The Place that God Will Choose

    In this week's Pardes Parsha Podcast, Aviva Lauer joins Rabbi Michael Hattin to discuss parashat Re'eh.



    As the people of Israel prepare for their entry into the land of Israel, Moses teaches them that God will choose the place for them to worship, that there will be one location in all of Israel where they will bring their sacrifices. Today, we know that place to be Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, but did the people of Israel, or Moses himself, know this? Could it be that the exact location had not been chosen yet?



    Credits: Aviva Lauer and Rabbi Michael Hattin – Pardes Faculty



     

    • 18 min
    Parashat Ekev: Yearning for a Challenge

    Parashat Ekev: Yearning for a Challenge

    This podcast is sponsored by Suzana and Alan Caro in memory of Avi West z"l. A brilliant educator and master teacher, Avi touched the lives of thousands of Jews in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His breadth of knowledge spanned the entire Jewish canon as well as popular culture. His caring, sense of humor, and ability to inspire fellow educators completely changed the nature of Jewish preschool through adult education. May his memory be for a blessing, and his teachings continue to bring a smile to everybody.



    Rabbi Elhanan Miller and Rabbi Michael Hattin discuss Parashat Ekev and the challenge of living in Israel.



    Why is it that Rashi describes the land of Israel as an easier place to live in comparison to Egypt, a land blossoming from the waters of the Nile?



    Credits: Rabbi Michael and Rabbi Elhanan Miller – Pardes Faculty



     

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

Shipwreck Bill ,

Catching up

Michael Hatton’s Crises and Kings series is excellent! I came across this series while listening to another podcast and it has become a favorite. I find myself jumping back and forth in various texts and taking notes of my findings. Michael is a good tour guide! I hope he will keep producing more…….

ParentTeacherL ,

It’s okay but not deep.

Short synopsis of each parsha without going too deep into the inherent conflicts that they often bring up. Generally presents a decidedly conservative view aka politically conservative view and presents it as “correct” without showing how the opposite view is also “correct.” Whether this is also a religiously conservative view idk. All in all one of the better ones but still not deep enough for me.

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.

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