Vayetze: Turning Stones into Divine Monuments — Biblical Karma

Posted by Judy Klitsner on November 20, 2017
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Bereishit (Genesis), Jacob, VaYetze


In this week’s Pardes from Jerusalem podcast, Judy Klitsner examines how Jacob’s past acts of deception are revisited in poignant, ironic and ultimately rehabilitative ways. At the center of our discussion will be the meeting between Jacob and master deceiver, Laban.

This podcast episode is sponsored by Tamara Frankel and Rabbi Zach Silver in memory of Tamara’s grandfather, Leo Wolynetz z”l, who passed away this summer.

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About Judy Klitsner

Judy has been teaching Bible and biblical exegesis at Pardes for nearly two decades. A disciple of the great Torah teacher Nechama Leibowitz, Judy weaves together traditional exegesis, modern scholarship and her own original interpretations that are informed by close readings of the biblical text. Judy lectures internationally and is the author of Subversive Sequels in the Bible: How Biblical Stories Mine and Undermine Each Other (Jewish Publication Society) which received the 2009 National Jewish book award for scholarship. Click here to read more.

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