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 Ben David talks about the design and educational approach reflected in the Ayeka Haggada, and challenges us to embrace the “tough” conversations about our relationship to God, Torah and the Jewish people in order to make Jewish practice come alive. In addition, Rabbi Ben David describes how his own journey through Judaism and observance that led him to embrace the vulnerability and openness towards himself and others that a personal relationship with Judaism offers.
This podcast has been generously sponsored by Rabbi Zvi Hirshfield’s inspiring mother Joanne Hirschfield, in memory of loving husband and father Seymour Hirschfield z”l.
See www.elmad.pardes.org/thispardeslife for other episodes in this series.
Zvi teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought at Pardes. In addition Zvi is a faculty member of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and has been training and mentoring Jewish Educators for over ten years in Tefilah in educational settings; critical issues in modern Jewish thought; and Israel education. Click here to read more.