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Pardes from Jerusalem
Pardes from Jerusalem
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and guests each week for a thoughtful and engaging podcast discussion of the weekly Torah portion. Each week,... more

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Emor 5784: The Perfection Paradox

How do we approach texts in our traditions that seem to discriminate against or exclude certain groups of people? In this... more

13 May 2024 · 35 minutes
Kedoshim 5784: Empathy in a Divided World

In a world rife with conflict and oversimplified narratives about "the other," how can we embody true holiness by cultivating... more

06 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Acharei Mot 5784: A People Apart

How can the Jewish people maintain a sense of unity and connection as a nation despite geographical separation and divergent... more

01 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Pesach 5784: Unearthing Personal Freedom

Can we transform the "bread of affliction" into the "bread of redemption" this Passover?" Yiscah Smith returns this week with a... more

21 Apr 2024 · 42 minutes
Metzora 5784: Transforming Curses into Blessings

Can we uncover hidden blessings, even from within painful experiences? Join us this week as we delve into the profound... more

17 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Tazria 5784: Reimagining Ritual Purity

How do we navigate the tension between devotion to mitzvot and the pursuit of understanding their significance in our lives? In... more

11 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Shemini 5784: Going Beyond Our Mistakes

In this week’s episode, we navigate the complexities of failure and growth in the aftermath of pivotal moments in the... more

04 Apr 2024 · 31 minutes
Pidyon Shvuyim 8: Captured IDF Soldiers

In the 1973 Yom Kippur war, many IDF soldiers were taken captive. Do the same pidyon shvuyim guidelines apply, or... more

31 Mar 2024 ·
Tzav 5784: Kindling the Spirit

Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash joins us this week for an investigation of the eternal flame that burned upon the altar. Contemplating... more

28 Mar 2024 · 39 minutes
Vayikra/Purim 5784: For God or King?

Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield this week as he delves deep into the rich theological tapestry of Purim alongside Rafael Polisuk.... more

19 Mar 2024 · 25 minutes
Pardes from Jerusalem
Emor 5784: The Perfection Paradox
Pardes from Jerusalem