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Tag Archives: Rav Meir Schweiger

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Naso 5772

Posted on June 1, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, Rav Meir talks about the Nazir – the Nazirite. Naso 5772

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Tazria-Metzora 5766

Posted on April 20, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, we travel back to 2006 to hear Rav Meir speak about ritual impurity and the host of laws described in the doube-parsha in connection to it. Tazria-Metzora 5766

[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 22: Aramaic, Women, Meditation, and Other Foreign Languages

Posted on February 4, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) I decided to challenge myself this semester, to fully take advantage of my time here by trying new Jewish things and getting outside my comfort zones. Since every subject of Torah has its own special jargon, world view, sources, legends, authorities, inside jokes, the result has been 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

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 »

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 »

Etrog Shopping

Posted on December 7, 2011 by Cheryl Stone

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] VaYetze 5772

Posted on December 2, 2011 by Barer

Rav Meir discusses barrenness and infertility in the matriarchs in this week’s podcast: VeYetze 5772

Week 12: The Negev Tiyyul

Posted on November 25, 2011 by Derek Kwait

We went to the Negev just as Jerusalem was starting to get really, really depressing. Every day last week was so incessantly rainy and cold, like a Kennywood day in Pittsburgh, that a trip to the desert was just what I needed to re-energize myself and feel excited and alive again. The tiyyul was about Continue Reading »