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Tag Archives: Passover / Pesach

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Pesach 8th Day & Parshat Shemini

Posted on April 11, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Rabbi David Levin Kruss shares two back-to-back podcast lessons with us this week: 5772 — Pesach 8th Day: Messianism Today. DLK discusses Messianism, a theme of the Haftorah for the eighth day of Pesach celebrated outside of Israel. Click here for the handout. 5772 — Shemini: Strange Fire. Click here for the handout.

מעבדות לחירות [From Slavery To Freedom]

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Barer

[cross-posted from my blog] Celebrating Pesach in Israel, for only the second time in my life, has definitely been a unique and enjoyable experience.  From the relative lack of restrictions on access to delicious food — since so many of the restaurants in the city stay open with completely kosher-for-Pesach menus — to enjoying a Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Two Passover Podcasts

Posted on April 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

The Passover seder was last night, but these two podcasts from last week are still worth checking out: Does it Matter How we Eat the Matza on Seder Night? Preparing for the Moment – by Tovah Leah Nachmani 5772 — Pesach: Slavery and Freedom – by Rav Meir Schweiger

Week 31: The Incoming Tide

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Long story short, I was accepted to be a Pardes Fellow next year, charged to be a leader in the community and run the blog while getting paid a generous stipend. Of course this is what I wanted to do, but the question keeping me up at night was whether or not it is what Continue Reading »

Passover Video

Posted on April 5, 2012 by R. Murstein

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for watching my brother’s music video and sending it to your friends.  As of now, it has almost 13,000 hits!  It was featured in the Jerusalem Post’s top Pesach videos, and the Jewish Week interviewed my brother about it.  The links to both are below, as is the link Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Pesach 5772

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, we skip the usual focus on the parsha and listen instead to Neima Novestsky speaking of the maggid section of the Haggadah Pesach 5772

Passover Rhapsody from Aish

Posted on March 28, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Cute video for Passover:

Week 29: Role-Playing, or Jesus, Death, and All Their Friends

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Sunday night Pardes made history as the first yeshiva ever to host the launching event for a new edition of the New Testament. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited by friend of Pardes and Gene Wilder look-alike, Mark Z. Brettler, is actually a lot like the original Continue Reading »

Quite Possibly the Greatest Passover Video Ever

Posted on March 24, 2012 by R. Murstein

Dear Friends, Over the past few years, my brother Jonathan has started a Jewish music group called Bagels ‘n Box that seeks to liven up ancient Jewish songs with the world-class beatboxing of his good friend Jay Stone, who made it to Hollywood on Season 9 of American Idol. They have spent a good part Continue Reading »

Rav Kook

Posted on January 30, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Tovah Leah, my teacher for Personalizing Prayer, and Relationships class, cites Rav Kook nearly everyday! I finally realized that I loved almost every quote that she brought from him.  So last week I bought a book that compiles Rav Kook’s thoughts on the Parshiot, the weekly Torah portions. Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the Continue Reading »