Posted by Michael Hattin on January 19, 2021
Topics: Pardes Daily
Pardes Daily – Tanakh/Bible: Bal Tashchit/Wanton Waste
Sources: Deuteronomy 20:19-20, Sefer HaChinukh 529
Course Description: Of New Years and Renewal: Tu Bishvat is celebrated in our tradition as the birthday of the trees. The Hebrew Bible actually abounds with references to trees, flowers and other vegetation. In this series, we will look at some eclectic examples of trees in our Biblical tradition, and how the tree serves as a potent symbol of restoration and hope.
Host: Rabbi Michael Hattin
Producer: Rabba Shani Gross
Podcast Editor: Evan Feist
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.
You can find books written by Michael by clicking here
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.