“And God Saw that it was Good” is a phrase that resonates rhythmically in the creation chapter. In this podcast, Rabbi Alex Israel traces the Hebrew word “Tov-Good” and its corollary “Ra-Evil” throughout the stories of our Torah reading, as these keywords trace the decline of the world from Creation to the flood and the World’s disintegration.
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.