The Tent of Rivka – Considering the Connection Between the Temple and the Home

Posted by Michael Hattin on August 16, 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.

The Tent of Rivka Episode Description (25m 53s):
According to the Torah’s account, when our matriarch Sarah died her legacy was continued by her daughter-in-law Rivka. We will consider the elements (1:00) associated with Sarah’s proverbial tent, as they are described by the Midrash. Along the way, we will discover that to follow Sarah’s example is to transform our own homes into the most potent expression of God’s healing presence in the world. After the podcast (19:41), Rabbi Leon Morris and Matti Rosenshine discuss welcoming guests as a core value of the institution and new building.

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

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About Michael Hattin

Michael teaches Bible and Halakha at Pardes. He holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto and rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He teaches Chumash and Prophets as well as Halakha at the Pardes Institute. For many years Michael authored the weekly online publications Introduction to Parasha and Lessons on Prophets for the Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, reaching a combined readership of several thousand. Click here to read more.

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