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 Vayetze 5783: Our Heads and Our Hearts
How can we understand the setting of this week's parsha? What is this place that Ya'akov comes to, and why at nighttime? Rabbi Leon Morris and Rabbi Daniel Reifman discuss the journey the journeys and travails of Ya'akov in this week's parsha podcast.
Credits: Rabbi Leon Morris, Pardes President, and Rabbi Daniel Reifman, Pardes Faculty.
Parashat Toldot 5783: Parental Favoritism
Credits: Judy Klitsner and Rabbi Elchanan Miller – Pardes Faculty
Parashat Chayei Sarah 5783 – Where Would I Be Without You: Perks and Pitfalls of Gratitude
Parashat Chayei Sarah and Preparing for Thanksgiving.
Credits: Tovah Leah Nachmani and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty
Parashat Vayera 5783: Examining Our Own Narratives
Are we blinded by our reading of the text? When we read about characters that are often portrayed negatively, such as Ishmael, are we truly giving them a chance? And what about our heroes? Are we allowing figures, such as Abraham, to be fully complex figures, both positive and negative?
Credits: Rabbi Brent Spodek and Professor Ziva Hassenfeld – Pardes North America Faculty
Parashat Lech Lecha 5783: The Beauty of Sarah
In this week's Torah portion, we examine a story that many today would consider jarring. How do we take the afflictions placed upon the Egyptians for Sarah's kidnapping? Was Sarah a victim of Pharoah and patriarchy, or were the Egyptians victims of deception?
Credits: Rabba Nechama Goldman Barash and Rabbi Elhanan Miller – Pardes Faculty
Parashat Noah 5783: Noah and the Climate Crisis, Then and Now
Rabbis Meesh Hammer-Kossoy and Elisha Ancselovits bring poetry, midrash, Talmud and a Nobel Prize winning economist into dialogue about how Noah and the 7 Noahide laws are relevant to our current climate crisis.
Credits: Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy and Rabbi Dr. Elisha Ancselovits– Pardes Faculty
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…….
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.
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.