Pardes From Jerusalem

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Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast

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  • Terumah 5781: Shabbat Zachor, the Mitzvah of Genocide

    Terumah 5781: Shabbat Zachor, the Mitzvah of Genocide

    14/02/2021 Duración: 19min

    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… Read the rest The post Terumah 5781: Shabbat Zachor, the Mitzvah of Genocide first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Terumah 5781: Shabbat Zachor, the Mitzvah of Genocide at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 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

    08/02/2021

    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… Read the rest The post Mishpatim 5781: And They Saw the God of Israel? Language, Allegory and Representation first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Mishpatim 5781: And They Saw the God of Israel? Language, Allegory and Representation at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 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?

    31/01/2021

    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… Read the rest The post Yitro 5781: “Do Not Go Near a Woman”: But Didn’t We All Stand at Sinai? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Yitro 5781: “Do Not Go Near a Woman”: But Didn’t We All Stand at Sinai? at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Beshalach 5781: Seeing is believing

    Beshalach 5781: Seeing is believing

    25/01/2021 Duración: 19min

    The portion of Beshalach contains events of truly biblical proportions, and between the crossing of the Red Sea and the song which Israel sang on the other side there lies an important lesson. This podcast explores what the parasha can… Read the rest The post Beshalach 5781: Seeing is believing first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Beshalach 5781: Seeing is believing at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Bo 5781: Engaging with Emuna

    Bo 5781: Engaging with Emuna

    19/01/2021 Duración: 19min

    Locusts, darkness and death descend upon Pharo’s kingdom. After 3 generations of anxiety and oppression, the Israelites finally walk out of Egypt. The Israelites are commanded to use ritual objects to remember those times. Following a miraculous event – or… Read the rest The post Bo 5781: Engaging with Emuna first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Bo 5781: Engaging with Emuna at Elmad Online Learning.

  • VaEra 5781 – Midrashic Women in Va’Era

    VaEra 5781 – Midrashic Women in Va’Era

    12/01/2021

    In this podcast, Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash looks at the mention of four women in chapter six and the midrashic narratives that intertwine these verses into larger Biblical narratives. Download the Source Sheet Sources include Shemot 2:1, Shemot 6:15 Please … Read the rest The post VaEra 5781 – Midrashic Women in Va’Era first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading VaEra 5781 – Midrashic Women in Va’Era at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Shemot 5781: Moshe’s Choice

    Shemot 5781: Moshe’s Choice

    03/01/2021 Duración: 22min

    This week’s parasha introduces us to Moshe, the future liberator of Israel. A fanciful Midrash reconstructs his childhood, as baby Moshe is placed in a fateful situation and must childishly make a choice. As we shall see, the Midrash not… Read the rest The post Shemot 5781: Moshe’s Choice first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Shemot 5781: Moshe’s Choice at Elmad Online Learning.

  • VaYechi 5781 – Everything Follows the End

    VaYechi 5781 – Everything Follows the End

    27/12/2020

    VaYechi is more than the end of the book of Genesis, it is the end of an era. The Torah tells us of the death of both Yaakov and Yosef in this parashah, and each has a lesson to offer… Read the rest The post VaYechi 5781 – Everything Follows the End first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading VaYechi 5781 – Everything Follows the End at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Vayigash 5781: Seeing Things in a New Light

    Vayigash 5781: Seeing Things in a New Light

    22/12/2020

    After an impassioned speech from Yehuda, Yosef dramatically reveals his identity, and it is finally his chance to unleash his years of pent up anger and frustration on his brothers. However, Yosef chooses a different approach and calmly demonstrates to… Read the rest The post Vayigash 5781: Seeing Things in a New Light first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Vayigash 5781: Seeing Things in a New Light at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Miketz 5781: Human Effort and Faith in God. A Contradiction in Terms?

    Miketz 5781: Human Effort and Faith in God. A Contradiction in Terms?

    13/12/2020

    In a challenging comment at the end of last week’s Torah reading, the Midrash condemns Joseph for putting his faith in human assistance rather than turning directly to God. We pose the question: Does faith entail an abandonment of human… Read the rest The post Miketz 5781: Human Effort and Faith in God. A Contradiction in Terms? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Miketz 5781: Human Effort and Faith in God. A Contradiction in Terms? at Elmad Online Learning.

  • VaYeshev 5781: Yoseph  Yehudah – Healing a Rift Extending Across History and within the Individual Self

    VaYeshev 5781: Yoseph & Yehudah – Healing a Rift Extending Across History and within the Individual Self

    07/12/2020

    The conflict between Yoseph and Yehudah runs like a seam across the entire history of Israel.  At times Yoseph gains the upper hand, and at times Yehudah prevails, but the schism always resurfaces. In Tractate Sukkah 52 a-b, our sages… Read the rest The post VaYeshev 5781: Yoseph & Yehudah - Healing a Rift Extending Across History and within the Individual Self first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading VaYeshev 5781: Yoseph & Yehudah – Healing a Rift Extending Across History and within the Individual Self at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Hanukah 5781: Between Civil War and Nonviolent Demonstrations: How Best to Respond to Discriminatory Decrees?

    Hanukah 5781: Between Civil War and Nonviolent Demonstrations: How Best to Respond to Discriminatory Decrees?

    07/12/2020 Duración: 30min

    This podcast examines the story of Hanukah as told in the Book of Maccabeus as a classic example of clash of civilizations and identity groups that ends in a violent civil war.   The question is are there alternatives?  Is it… Read the rest The post Hanukah 5781: Between Civil War and Nonviolent Demonstrations: How Best to Respond to Discriminatory Decrees? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Hanukah 5781: Between Civil War and Nonviolent Demonstrations: How Best to Respond to Discriminatory Decrees? at Elmad Online Learning.

  • Authentic Jewish Living with Yiscah Smith – Episode 32: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash

    Authentic Jewish Living with Yiscah Smith – Episode 32: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash

    30/11/2020 Duración: 50min

    This was originally posted on Authentic Jewish Living with Yiscah Smith. From Yiscah: “Nechama Goldman Barash is a role model for spiritual authentic living, a dedicated Torah scholar and educator specializing in matters of gender and Jewish law AND … Read the rest The post Authentic Jewish Living with Yiscah Smith - Episode 32: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading Authentic Jewish Living with Yiscah Smith – Episode 32: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash at Elmad Online Learning.

  • VaYishlach 5781: Facing Forward

    VaYishlach 5781: Facing Forward

    30/11/2020 Duración: 25min

    Jacob is a man divided within himself, as suggested by the paradoxical statement that “Jacob remained alone,” yet “a man struggled with him.” With an emphasis on the recurring “guiding words” in the text, we will explore the nature of… Read the rest The post VaYishlach 5781: Facing Forward first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading VaYishlach 5781: Facing Forward at Elmad Online Learning.

  • VaYetze 5781: The Twinning Relationship of Leah and Rachel

    VaYetze 5781: The Twinning Relationship of Leah and Rachel

    23/11/2020

    In this podcast we will look at the broad sweep of the narrative that includes the complex dynamic and relationship between two sisters married to one man. After summarizing the entire Torah portion through the lens of their relationship, we… Read the rest The post VaYetze 5781: The Twinning Relationship of Leah and Rachel first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading VaYetze 5781: The Twinning Relationship of Leah and Rachel at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 5781 — Toldot: The Blessings of Putting On and Taking Off Disguises

    5781 — Toldot: The Blessings of Putting On and Taking Off Disguises

    18/11/2020

    Sometimes we need to shed our disguises in order to discover who we really are. At other times we need to dress up in disguises to remind us of who we want to be. The story of Jacob and Esau… Read the rest The post 5781 -- Toldot: The Blessings of Putting On and Taking Off Disguises first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading 5781 — Toldot: The Blessings of Putting On and Taking Off Disguises at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 5781 — Chaye Sarah: Looking for Love

    5781 — Chaye Sarah: Looking for Love

    09/11/2020

    At least half of the relationships in our modern times don’t last. When we are looking for love that will last, how do we know what to look for? And once we find love, how do we rekindle the sparks… Read the rest The post 5781 -- Chaye Sarah: Looking for Love first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading 5781 — Chaye Sarah: Looking for Love at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 5781 — Vayera: Life’s Concentric Circles

    5781 — Vayera: Life’s Concentric Circles

    03/11/2020

    This week’s parasha contrasts two acts of hospitality: Avraham welcomes three strangers to his tent at Elonei Mamrei, and Lot later welcomes two of them to his home in Sodom. Superficially, the episodes are similar but we will discover that… Read the rest The post 5781 -- Vayera: Life's Concentric Circles first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading 5781 — Vayera: Life’s Concentric Circles at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 5781 — Lech Lecha: Why is Avraham Really Chosen?

    5781 — Lech Lecha: Why is Avraham Really Chosen?

    28/10/2020 Duración: 31min

    Avraham is both the Idol Smasher and the Harbinger of Justice and Righteousness. The Torah tells us explicitly why Avraham was chosen in Genesis 18:18-19, and the rabbis tell a story intended to explain what qualified him for the job.… Read the rest The post 5781 -- Lech Lecha: Why is Avraham Really Chosen? first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading 5781 — Lech Lecha: Why is Avraham Really Chosen? at Elmad Online Learning.

  • 5781 — Noach: To Meat or Not To Meat

    5781 — Noach: To Meat or Not To Meat

    20/10/2020 Duración: 20min

    There are many points of connection between the story of creation and the story of the flood, and at least one significant difference. The permission given to Noach and his descendants to eat meat is the opening of a new… Read the rest The post 5781 -- Noach: To Meat or Not To Meat first appeared on Elmad Online Learning. Continue reading 5781 — Noach: To Meat or Not To Meat at Elmad Online Learning.

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