5779 – Passover Edition: “Eat it on this Night”- The Passover Sacrifice and the Timing of Redemption

Posted by Rahel Berkovits on April 14, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), Pesach

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The Passover sacrifice is so essential to the original experience of Passover and yet now in the modern day we might feel very disconnected from it. Can studying a rabbinic dispute about the time of eating the sacrifice add to our understanding of the Passover experience and redemption in our day? A comparison of three different views presented in the Midrashei Halakha will examine the Rabbis views on the link between Divine and human action in both the Passover story and the oral law in general.

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About Rahel Berkovits

Rahel Berkovits is a senior faculty member at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, where she has been teaching Mishnah, Talmud and halakha for over twenty years. Rahel lectures widely in both Israel and abroad especially on topics concerning women and Jewish law and a Jewish sexual ethic. She is the Halakhic Editor and a writer for Hilkhot Nashim the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance’s Halakhic Source-guide Series, recently published by Koren Publishing. Rahel is a founding member of Congregation Shirah Hadasha, a halakhic partnership Synagogue, and serves on their halakha committee. In June 2015, Rahel received Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbis Herzl Hefter and Daniel Sperber. Click here to read more.

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