Acharei Mot, Kedoshim: The Art of Giving (and Receiving) Criticism

Posted by Howard Markose on April 15, 2018
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Acharei Mot, Kedoshim

The Torah calls on us to “surely rebuke thy neighbor” Are we in the 21st century comfortable with being actively critical of others? Perhaps more importantly, how are we at accepting negative feedback? Let’s take a close look at the relevant verses as well as at ourselves.

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About Howard Markose

Howard teaches Bible and Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. He and his family made Aliyah in 1994 and after seven years as rabbi of Kehilat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem, he became the Director of Education for the Young Judaea Year Course. He received his PhD  in Bible at Bar Ilan University in January 2016. Howard conducts specialized Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for families from North America who are visiting Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and is married and has four children.

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