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Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Tetzaveh 5772

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Barer

On this week’s podcast, Michael Hattin discusses the intricacies of the headband, or tzitz, worn by the Kohen Gadol (High Priest) Tetzaveh 5772

תצוה

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha deals exclusively with the intricacies involved in creating the garments to be worn by the priests, specifically the Kohen Gadol, the High Priest.  Most of the traditional commentators are nearly silent for much of the parsha, which is not extremely surprising, as many of them saw their aim as being elucidating the Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Terumah 5772

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, James talks about the Sfat Emet’s commentary on the parsha. Terumah 5772 Shabbat Shalom!

תרומה

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha is chalk-full of measurement details for the building of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), which leaves little room for inspirational lessons.  Fortunately for me, the Rashbam took this opportunity to answer one of my long-standing questions – when does the Rashbam feel it necessary to add his own commentary and when is he happy Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Mishpatim 5772

Posted on February 17, 2012 by Barer

On this week’s podcast, Meesh discusses one of the more controversial laws introduced in Mishpatim, that of “an eye for an eye” Mishpatim 5772

משפטים

Posted on February 17, 2012 by Barer

In a parsha full of laws, a mere few verses of which are the basis of years worth of Gemarah study (Seder Nezikin), I came across an episode having nothing to do with the minutiae of laws that I do not remember reading before.  Near the end of the parsha, there is a scene described where Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Yitro 5772

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, Michael Hattin talks about the central event of the parsha, the giving and receiving of the Torah. Yitro 5772

יתרו

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha, among a few other things that regularly and justifiably receive less attention, contains the עשרת הדברות (never called any title in the text itself), somewhat loosely translated as the Ten Commandments (more literal would be the Ten Utterances).  What stood out to me reading them this year was the conditional nature of Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Beshalach 5772

Posted on February 3, 2012 by Barer

On this week’s podcast, Rav Meir discusses the parsha describing Bnei Yisrael‘s journey from being slaves to a free nation. Beshalach 5772

בשלח

Posted on February 3, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s parsha the Israelites truly become free, as they finally and unmistakably escape from the Egyptians, singing jubilantly after seeing the Egyptians drown in the Red Sea.  Immediately after the Song of the Sea, we are introduced to one of the motifs of the time in the midbar (while traditionally translated desert, there Continue Reading »