Pardes Daily – Mishnah Pesakhim: Introduction
Sources: Mishnah Pesakhim 1
Course Description: The “Mitzvah” of Hametz: Human Creativity, Ingenuity and Desire: The first two chapters of Mishnah Tractate Pesakhim focus on the essence of hametz. The concept is presented on its own and not in relation to or corresponding to matzah. Why are we required to check for hametz? When, why and how should we destroy hametz? What is the relationship between hametz and rabbinic creativity? Come join us in learning these mishnayot to find out.
Host: Rav Rahel Berkovits
Rav Rahel Berkovits teaches Mishnah, Talmud and Halakha at Pardes. To learn more with Rahel, click here. Producer Amira Mintz-Morgenthau
Podcast Editor: Evan Feist
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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