Makom Kavuah, Choosing a Place for Prayer

Posted by Levi Cooper on July 24, 2020
Topics: Home is Where the Torah Is

We are proud that Pardes’s efforts to build a new facility in Jerusalem continue to move forward despite the challenges of the current moment. While most of us remain confined to our homes, a new home for our Torah, for our students and alumni, and for the vision of Jewish life we are promoting is coming to fruition, one day at a time.

In this vein, we are excited to share Home is where the Torah is, the podcast recorded in our homes, and sent directly to yours. In this series, you will hear from six of our incredible teachers as they consider the various components that make up the concept of home and what makes a true home from a Jewish perspective. Rabbi Leon Morris will also have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the gifted architect of our new building Matti Rosenshine, as we think about the ways in which our new building will become our new collective home.

Makom Kavuah – Choosing a Place for Prayer. Episode Description (27m 58s):
The Talmud states that a person should have a designated place for prayer. In this podcast, Levi Cooper explores different possibilities for understanding the notion of a set place, a makom kavuah, for prayer (1:02). The Maggid of Melbourne considers this directive from the unique angle of our times when our synagogues shuttered and we find ourselves forced to pray at home. After the lecture, (22:10) Rabbi Leon Morris and Matti Rosenshine discuss sacred space.

Production Credits:
Rabbi Leon Morris – Introduction and Interview
Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – Podcast Host
Matti Rosenshine – Podcast Guest
Rabbi Michael Emerson – Creative Producer
Rabbi Adam Titcher – Executive Producer

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About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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