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This Pardes Life is venerable Pardes teacher and life coach Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, in conversation with his fellow teachers - talking about life, text and of course, Pardes. In the first three episodes, DLK talks to Rabbi Meir Schweiger about happiness, survival and dignity.

This Pardes Life is venerable Pardes teacher and life coach Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, in conversation with his fellow teachers - talking about life, text and of course, Pardes. In the first three episodes, DLK talks to Rabbi Meir Schweiger about happiness, survival and dignity.
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This Pardes Life is venerable Pardes teacher and life coach Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, in conversation with his fellow teachers - talking about life, text and of course, Pardes. In the first three episodes, DLK talks to Rabbi Meir Schweiger about happiness, survival and dignity.

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Episodes

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 9 Special for Yom Ha’Atzmaut with Marc Rosenberg

4/17/2018
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We are at the point in the Jewish Calendar: Yom HaShoa, Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, where the meaning and spiritual purpose of Jewish People-hood are at the center of our thoughts and aspirations. Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield for an … Read the rest

Duration:00:45:13

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 8: Jean-Marc Liling

2/6/2018
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The asylum seekers issue is dividing Israel and the Jewish world and presenting a tremendous challenge to the cohesiveness of Israeli society. Is Israel simply pursuing a rational immigration policy and protecting its resources and citizens, or are we failing … Read the rest

Duration:00:45:41

This Pardes Life Season 3: Episode 7 Special for Tu B’Shvat with Aviva Golbert

1/29/2018
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Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield for a special episode of This Pardes Life for Tu B’Shvat with Aviva Lauer Golbert, a master educator and Director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. In this podcast, they discuss cultivating a Jewish approach … Read the rest

Duration:00:32:12

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 6: Dr. Rachel Korazim

1/25/2018
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Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield for an exciting discussion with Dr. Rachel Korazim, a master educator who uses close readings of Israeli literature as a vehicle to explore the questions of modern Jewish identity and contemporary Israel. In our discussion of … Read the rest

Duration:00:44:50

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 5: Jewish Educators Speak

1/4/2018
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The Pardes Day School Educators Program has produced an impressive number of North American Jewish day school educators who are bright, passionate, creative and caring. Listen in as three of our best share their thoughts on Jewish education and their … Read the rest

Duration:00:49:49

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 4: Rapper Matt Bar

12/21/2017
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Matt Bar is a poet, rapper, Jewish educator and a student of Torah. In this episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and Matt explore how Jewish texts and Jewish wisdom inform his art and how he pursues … Read the rest

Duration:00:47:30

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 3: Dean Dr. David Bernstein

12/7/2017
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In the third episode of this season’s installment of This Pardes Life, which was recorded live, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield talks to Dean Dr. David Bernstein. David explores with us a powerful text from the Holocaust and shares how being the … Read the rest

Duration:01:03:06

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 2: Nechama Goldman Barash

11/26/2017
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In the second episode of this season’s This Pardes Life, Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash, an Orthodox Jewish feminist who has been studying and teaching Jewish rabbinic and halakhic texts for years, shares her fascinating struggle of holding both a deep … Read the rest

Duration:00:38:22

This Pardes Life Season 3 Episode 1: Rabbi Leon Morris

11/9/2017
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We’re excited to launch the 3rd series of This Pardes Life. In the first episode, join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield as he explores the challenging issues of prayer in Judaism with Rabbi Leon Morris, President of Pardes. Through the lens of … Read the rest

Duration:00:41:58

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 13 with Yiscah Smith

5/21/2017
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In the last episode of this season, join us and explore how the well-known and highly respected teacher and spiritual mentor Yiscah Smith found inspiration in the writings of Rav Kook to live in the tension between the demands of … Read the rest

Duration:00:34:10

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 12 with Aryeh Ben David

5/9/2017
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In the latest episode of This Pardes Life for Pesach Sheni, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield meets with Rabbi Aryeh Ben David. They discuss Rabbi Ben David’s organization which creates tools to make Jewish text and practice personally relevant and inspiring. Rabbi … Read the rest

Duration:00:37:42

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 11 with Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper

4/20/2017
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In the latest episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and Rabbi Levi Cooper go LIVE from the new Pardes New York office. They talk about a text that is close to Levi’s heart. “Words I Heard from My … Read the rest

Duration:00:36:43

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 10 with David Jaffe

3/19/2017
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In the latest episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Alex Israel is in conversation with Rabbi David Jaffe, author of the 2016 Jewish Book Award prize winner, “Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and … Read the rest

Duration:00:26:10

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 9 with Rabbi Daniel Gordis

2/19/2017
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In the latest episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Alex Israel conducts a fascinating and wide-ranging interview with scholar and author Rabbi Daniel Gordis, which covers his views on Conservative Judaism, the widening gaps between Israeli and US Jewry, and … Read the rest

Duration:00:34:38

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 8 with Rabbi Alex Israel

2/5/2017
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In the latest episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and Rabbi Alex Israel explore Maimonides approach to finding balance between spiritual aspirations and living a normal life. Rabbi Israel shares his own process of balancing a passionate Jewish … Read the rest

Duration:00:30:08

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 7 with Rick Goldberg

1/22/2017
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In this episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Alex Israel talks to Rick Goldberg. Rick is a longstanding friend of Pardes who has written “Judaism in Biological Perspective: Biblical Lore and Judaic Practices.” The conversation discusses topics as varied as … Read the rest

Duration:00:25:33

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 6 with Rabba Yaffa Epstein

1/1/2017
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In the latest episode of This Pardes Life, Rabba Yaffa Epstein and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield discuss a midrash (Genesis Rabbah 8:5) that relates to the tension of perusing truth and perusing peace. Rabba Yaffa shares her own approach to the … Read the rest

Duration:00:24:14

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 5 with Rabbi Rahel Berkovits

12/11/2016
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In addition to demonstrating a creative and text-based approach to understanding mishna, in this podcast, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and Rabbi Rahel Berkovits discuss how classical rabbinical texts are central in the discussion of feminism and the role of women in … Read the rest

Duration:00:24:39

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 4: Three Teachers, Three Struggles

11/27/2016
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Three teachers, three struggles and the interplay between the personal and the political. This special edition of This Pardes Life brings you a live panel discussion, recorded on Tisha B’Av 2016. Learn what Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet has to say … Read the rest

Duration:01:19:39

This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 3 with Rabbi Mike Feuer

11/13/2016
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In this edition of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield, in havruta with Rabbi Mike Feuer, explore a text by Rav Kook that discusses vegetarianism and ethics. The discussion that ensues raises the issues of whether Judaism needs to be … Read the rest

Duration:00:33:43