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Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper, the Maggid of Melbourne, teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist and father to six – shares a straight shot of Torah on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. L'chaim!

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Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper, the Maggid of Melbourne, teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist and father to six – shares a straight shot of Torah on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. L'chaim!

    Laws of Government: Djerba in Jerusalem

    Laws of Government: Djerba in Jerusalem

    Laws of Government Part 5: Djerba in Jerusalem

    Member of Parliament Ahmad Tibi of the Joint List cited Rabbi Khalfon Moshe HaKohen of Djerba in the Finance Committee of the Knesset, piquing the interest of the Maggid of Melbourne. What did he say?



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    As Israel strives to form a new government, elected leaders jockey for position, and the people pine for stability – Levi Cooper explores aspects of government from the perspective of Jewish

    Law. A timely new podcast series with the Maggid of Melbourne. TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!



    Credits

    Rabbi Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 7 min
    Laws of Government: Bars of Gold

    Laws of Government: Bars of Gold

    Laws of Government Part 4: Bars of Gold

    Do our traditional sources have anything to say about the personal wealth of government officials? Assuming the assets are acquired legally, might there still be limitations?



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    As Israel strives to form a new government, elected leaders jockey for position, and the people pine for stability – Levi Cooper explores aspects of government from the perspective of Jewish

    Law. A timely new podcast series with the Maggid of Melbourne. TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!



    Credits

    Rabbi Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 5 min
    Laws of Government: Shoes and Cars

    Laws of Government: Shoes and Cars

    Laws of Government Part 3: Shoes and Cars

    In this episode, Levi considers how many shoes and how many vehicles might a government leader own.



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    As Israel strives to form a new government, elected leaders jockey for position, and the people pine for stability – Levi Cooper explores aspects of government from the perspective of Jewish

    Law. A timely new podcast series with the Maggid of Melbourne. TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!



    Credits

    Rabbi Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 5 min
    Laws of Government: Nuclear Football

    Laws of Government: Nuclear Football

    Laws of Government Part 2: Nuclear Football

    This is a new mini series of the A Shot of Torah podcast collection. This part 2 of Laws of Government from the Maggid of Melbourne, Rabbi Levi Cooper. Don’t leave home without it! What should the leader of our government always carry? Join Levi to find out…



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    As Israel strives to form a new government, elected leaders jockey for position, and the people pine for stability – Levi Cooper explores aspects of government from the perspective of Jewish

    Law. A timely new podcast series with the Maggid of Melbourne. TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!



    Credits

    Rabbi Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 6 min
    Laws of Government: Entourages

    Laws of Government: Entourages

    Laws of Government Part 1: Entourages

    This is a new mini series of the A Shot of Torah podcast collection. This part 1 of Laws of Government from the Maggid of Melbourne, Rabbi Levi Cooper. Have you ever been told to pull over as a convoy of government cars sped past? Levi considers what do our traditional sources have to say about leaders travelling with a retinue.



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    As Israel strives to form a new government, elected leaders jockey for position, and the people pine for stability – Levi Cooper explores aspects of government from the perspective of Jewish

    Law. A timely new podcast series with the Maggid of Melbourne. TO THE BEIT MIDRASH!



    Credits

    Rabbi Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Adam Titcher - Executive Producer

    • 7 min
    Yah Echsof: Hidden Depth

    Yah Echsof: Hidden Depth

    Yah Echsof 4: Hidden Depth

    In a final volley – before heading back to the Beit Midrash – the Maggid of Melbourne opens the door to some of the secrets of this timeless poem. The last installment of this captivating four-part series.



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    Credits

    Rabbi Levi Cooper - Pardes Faculty and A Shot of Torah Podcast Host

    Adam Titcher - Executive Producer



    Wish you could stay in Pardes for just a little longer? Pining for spiritual havruta? Wishing for a niggun to start your day? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to have one more Chassidus class with Levi … Join the Maggid of Melbourne for a brand new riveting four-part miniseries that explores the famous Shabbat zemer (hymn) by R. Aharon HaGadol of Karlin: Yah Ekhsof.

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Customer Reviews

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Great podcast

This is a highly engaging and enjoyable podcast! Rabbi Cooper expertly weaves together Jewish law, thought, philosophy and culture. I love every episode!

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