Vayelech 5782/Shabbat Shuva – Who Would you Invite to Dinner?

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on September 5, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Rosh Hashana, Torah, Yom Kippur, Devarim (Deuteronomy), Vayelech, Shabbat Shuva

Vayelech 5782/Shabbat Shuva – Who Would you Invite to Dinner?
This class imagines an imaginary dinner between R. Zera (4th century CE) and Moses. How are these two figures similar? How are they different? And what can their differences teach us about authority and repentance? Truly, a tale of two leaders. (Devarim 31:1-2 / Shemot 4:10 / Devarim 31:27)
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Rabbi David Levin-Kruss – Adjunct Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator
Rabbi Adam Titcher – Director of Digital Media at Pardes and Executive Producer

About David Levin-Kruss

David is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. He is the Director of Education, Europe for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. David holds a B.A. and Teachers' Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He himself attended Pardes as a student. Following that he spent a number of years in yeshiva and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. Previous to working at Pardes, David served as the director of the overseas department at the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education. He also taught on a number of year long programs including Young Judea and Otzma. David spent four years in the United Kingdom where he served as the community director and family educator of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, in northwest London, the largest orthodox synagogue in Europe. David hails from South Africa, loves cooking in his spare time and sees himself as a bridge between Jewish heritage and those seeking to connect or reconnect to that tradition. David founded and directs "My Open Book Life Coaching" which uses general and Jewish texts as well as life coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs. He is married and the proud father of three boys. Contact: dlk@pardes.org.il

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