Nitzavim: The Wood chopper and the Water Drawer: A Biblical Case of Inclusivity

Posted by Howard Markose on September 25, 2016
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Nitzavim

Who is standing before God to confirm the covenant between the Divine and the Jewish people? In this week’s Pardes from Jerusalem podcast, Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose discusses how the Torah chooses very creative terminology to let us know who is included.

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About Howard Markose

Howard teaches Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. Click here to read more.

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