5780 — Death and Life: The Meaning of Yom Kippur According to the Rabbis

Posted by Rahel Berkovits on October 2, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Yom Kippur

Death and Life: The Meaning of Yom Kippur According to the Rabbis

What is the link between afflicting one’s soul on Yom Kippur and the day being the ultimate Shabbat? What do the Rabbis think are basic human needs? Why is the value of preserving life taught in the laws of Yom Kippur? In this podcast we will analyze some of the main of the mishnayot in the 8th chapter of Tractate Yoma.

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Rabbi Rahel Berkovits – Faculty Host
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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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