17 episodes

These podcasts were recorded live at Drisha in classes on the topic of Passover.
Visit our website for more information: www.drisha.org

Live @ Drisha: Passover Drisha Institute for Jewish Education

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These podcasts were recorded live at Drisha in classes on the topic of Passover.
Visit our website for more information: www.drisha.org

    Devorah Zlochower on In Your Blood Live, In Your Blood Live: Understanding the Blood of Circumcision, the Blood of the Pascal Lamb and the Blood of Childbirth

    Devorah Zlochower on In Your Blood Live, In Your Blood Live: Understanding the Blood of Circumcision, the Blood of the Pascal Lamb and the Blood of Childbirth

    What is our understanding of the relationship among the blood of circumcision, the blood of the Passover sacrifice, and the blood of childbirth?

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Wendy Amsellem on Israel Unbound: The Legacy of Slavery

    Wendy Amsellem on Israel Unbound: The Legacy of Slavery

    Why do we begin our history as a people with the story of our enslavement? We will explore the role of slavery in the development of our national identity and in our celebration of Passover.

    • 55 min
    Adam Mintz on Mystery of the Afikomen

    Adam Mintz on Mystery of the Afikomen

    The afikoman plays a central role in the celebration of the Passover seder. What is the history of the afikoman and what is its relevance for both children and adults? We will survey the traditional sources for an halakhic and historical study of this beloved tradition.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    David Silber on Major Prayers of the Jewish Festivals

    David Silber on Major Prayers of the Jewish Festivals

    The class will focus on the festival amidah and hallel and the prayers for rain and dew. This is part 1 of a 3 part class. Please go to www.drisha.org/podcast/pesach to listen to the other sessions.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Jon Kelsen on Blood, Bread, and Redemption: What is the “True” Story of Pesach?

    Jon Kelsen on Blood, Bread, and Redemption: What is the “True” Story of Pesach?

    The biblical account of the Exodus has been utilized for millennia as the source-text for discussions on central dichotomies in the human experience (death versus life, slavery versus freedom, and a life of meaning versus a life without). In this lecture, we will explore some of the richest of these readings, and ask how the Passover narratives of the past answered the question, What is the real Passover story?

    • 57 min
    David Arnow on Passover Haggadah: Midrashic Reflections

    David Arnow on Passover Haggadah: Midrashic Reflections

    How do midrashic sources reflect on themes raised by the Passover Haggadah and how does the Haggadah uses such sources to tell its story?

    • 1 hr 37 min

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