Shemot: What Made Moses Write the Book of Job?

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on January 17, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Shemot, Shemot (Exodus)


“To read the work of another is to encounter not merely oneself nor merely the other; the alchemy created in the encounter acts to make more real one’s own not yet realized self.” – Aviva Zornberg.

Our sages tell us that Moshe wrote the book of Job. In this week’s parsha podcast, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses what made them say that? How did writing Job help Moses make sense of his own life?

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Text comes alive at Pardes! Watch our new video, narrated by Leah Rosenthal and produced by Ori Salzberg, which brings to life a passage of Talmud (moed katan 16b) through a dynamic havruta between two students. Continue the conversation…Does Torah belong equally in both domains? What tensions exist between them? How do they complement each other?


About David Levin-Kruss

David is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. Click here to read more.

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