BeShalach: The Pillar of Fire That Provides Light and Clarity in Those Moments of Darkness and Suffering

Posted by Yiscah Smith on January 21, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Shemot (Exodus), Beshalach


In this week’s parsha podcast, Yiscah Smith focuses on cultivating the spiritual practice of seeing light in the darkness, in the pain and in the suffering. Based on a teaching by Rabbi Kalonymous Kalmish Shapiro, the Piaseczna Rebbe, from his classic, Aish Kodesh, delivered in the Warsaw Ghetto on January 20th, 1940.

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About Yiscah Smith

Yiscah is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. She is a Jewish educator, spiritual activist and published author who addresses the spiritual dimension of authentic living. Yiscah employs her own story of ​the joys and struggles with her own spirituality, gender identity and commitment to authentic living​. As one who transitioned from a Chabad man to an observant woman, she presents topics in an accessible and vivid style, from both a personal and a text-based perspective. Click here to read more.

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