In this podcast, we explore a question: is the Talmud relevant? In this context, Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper also discusses his new book, Relics for the Present Vol. II, a collection of thought-provoking mini-essays that explore the depths of Talmud. Using Tractate Berakhot as the foundational text, Levi utilizes a unique combination of Talmudic wisdom, rabbinical commentary and Hasidic lore, transforming ancient teachings into inspiring vignettes for everyday life. Relics can be used to understand the meaning of the liturgical text, the prayer experience as a whole, or as a page-by-page companion to Tractate Berakhot. This second volume explores the second half of Tractate Berakhot.
Relics for the Present Vol. II can be purchased through Koren Publishers.
This lecture is a part of our Summer Evenings at Pardes Lecture Series. For more information and to book tickets for future lectures in this series, please visit our Events page at, http://www.pardes.org.il/events/
Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.