These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper

Relics of the Present: Connecting to Text

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Elana Zelony

I am a rabbi in Dallas, and I teach a Talmud class. Some of my students were struggling to relate to the text. They were understanding the words, but not how to apply the lessons in today’s context. One of them said, “Rabbi, we need helping making the text relevant.” “Hmm,” I thought to myself. Continue Reading »

‘Relics for the Present, Vol. II’ Is a Must-Read

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Jeremy Borovitz

This post was originally published in the Jewish Link of New Jersey. Click here for the article. When I first started seriously learning Talmud a few years ago, I was still somewhat intimidated by the multi-tome text, which spelled out many of the roots of Jewish observance. In a language I hadn’t encountered since high Continue Reading »