These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Shavuot 5772

Posted on May 25, 2012 by Barer

In preparation for the holiday of Shavuot, enjoy this week’s podcast by Neima Novetsky about the birth of the Jewish nation. Shavuot 5772

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Bechukotai 5772

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Barer

On this week’s podcast, Alex Israel discusses the laws relating to the land of Israel. Bechukotai 5772

בחקתי

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha closes out the middle book of the Torah, ויקרא, Leviticus, with a number of further details relating to the priesthood.  One specific word caught my eye though: “These are the statutes and the laws and the Torot that Hashem has given between Him and the children of Israel at mount Sinai by Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Behar 5772

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, DLK discusses particularism and universalism. Behar 5772

בהר

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha is one of the shortest in the Torah, only including 57 psukim (verses).  One of the main themes discussed in the parsha is that of yovel, the Jubilee Year.  Every fiftieth year, all land would return to its original owner.  This included slaves, and the rabbis of the Talmud were eager to Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Emor 5772

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast DLK talks about arguments that are not lishma. Emor 5772

אמור

Posted on May 4, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s ​parsha​, all the holidays are described in order (starting with ​Pesach​). Immediately afterwards, the text details the rituals associated with the objects within the קודש, the ​Holy​ on the ​Mishkan​ and later the Temple. ​Mussaf Rashi​, a compilation of scattered commentary attributed to ​Rashi​, notes that this is a hint to ​the Continue Reading »

Experiencing the Omer

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Soffer

Originally posted at my blog: What an exciting time it is in the Jewish calendar! In the span of just three weeks Jews throughout the globe have reaffirmed our freedom with the holiday of Pesah, we have celebrated renewal Rosh Hodesh Iyar, and we danced through the streets of Yerushalayim on Yom Haaztmaut, as we Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5772

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, Michael Hattin discusses the prohibition of shatnez – wearing garments of mixed materials. Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5772

Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Barer

This week’s double parsha contains many portions central to Jewish life today, and they are widely discussed, both this week and year-round.  I want to focus, instead, of an issue of form I noticed.  Early in the week’s reading, there are a number of laws laid out – e.g. laws related to human and non-human animal Continue Reading »