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Tag Archives: Rabbi David Levin-Kruss

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Beha’alotecha 5772 – Why so Short?

Posted on June 7, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parshat Beha’alotecha Click here to listen Source sheets available here. Shabbat Shalom!

[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

[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

[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.

Bible Raps at Pardes

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

Before Purim, alum Matt Bar (Year ’07-’08, Fellow ’08-’09) of BIBLE RAPS fame visited us at Pardes (and he stayed for the Purim spiel)! We videotaped him rapping for us during community lunch: We also got to talk with him about why he tries to visit Pardes regularly, and got him to share some thoughts Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Ki Tisa 5772

Posted on March 9, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s parsha, DLK discusses the “cry of [your] beloved people” Ki Tisa 5772

[Student Profile] Joseph Shamash

Posted on February 15, 2012 by Barer

Joseph is a Persian Cowboy.  He was born in Dallas, Texas to immigrant parents from Iran.  He and his older brother David attended the Akiba Academy of Dallas, an Orthodox day school, through Joseph’s middle school years.  When he was eleven, Joseph’s parents decided to move to LA to be closer to family, where he Continue Reading »

Week 19: Tastes of Home

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) As I end my first semester in Israel, I am surrounded by reminders of where I come from and how I got here. It started last Thursday night, when I made halushki, a Central/Eastern European dish popular in Western Pennsylvania, at my friend מיכאל’s (pronounced “Mee-kha-el”) apartment Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayechi 5772

Posted on January 6, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s parsha, like at the beginning and end of each book of the Torah, DLK discusses the concept of al regel echad – on one foot. Vayechi 5772 Don’t forget to check out the handout for this podcast, downloadable from here

Week 15: Exoduses

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Derek Kwait

On Sunday the 11th, the Social Justice Track went on a tiyyul to South Tel-Aviv to explore the situation of refugees and migrant workers in Israel. Refugees in Israel are mostly asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their native Sudan, Darfur, and Eritrea. While walking through South Tel-Aviv, it is easy to forget you are still Continue Reading »