Va Yakhel, Pekudei: Mirrors

Posted by Nechama Goldman Barash on March 4, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, VaYakhel, Pekudei


In this podcast, Nechama Goldman Barash looks at the thronging women who donated their mirrors for the basin and laver in the Tabernacle. Are mirrors merely articles of vanity or do they reveal something much deeper about ourselves?

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About Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama teaches Rabbinic Literature, Women and Judaism, Medical Ethics, Prophets and Bible at Pardes. She made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University, with a thesis on the Beautiful Captive Woman in the Eyes of Chazal. She teaches at a variety of Israeli institutions and is also a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program. Click here to read more.

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