Bamidbar: Fate and Destiny

Posted by Alex Israel on May 24, 2017
Topics: Yom Yerushalayim, Pardes from Jerusalem, Bamidbar, Bamidbar (Numbers)

In this week’s Parsha Podcast, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses the question of what is more critical, Jewish peoplehood or Jewish law? The Wilderness census will send us to a discussion opened by Rav Soloveitchik regarding the two foundational pillars of Jewish existence: Camp and Congregation, Fate and Destiny, Egypt Sinai, Jewish survival and Jewish meaning. We shall also have some time to reflect on Jerusalem Day which we celebrate this week.

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more. You can find books written by Alex by clicking here

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