Parashat Pekudei 5782: The Eyes Have it – The Divine as Israel’s Tour Guide

Posted by Howard Markose on March 1, 2022
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Pekudei

Parashat Pekudei 5782: The Eyes Have it – The Divine as Israel’s Tour Guide

Description: As we bring the Book of Shemot – Exodus – to a close in this week’s Parasha, Parashat Pekudei, we conclude the final chapter with a description of the functions of the cloud and fire as the Israelites wander in the Wilderness. Are these two apparitions the only providers of guidance to the Children of Israel? Explore with Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose the question of who or what can serve as the guide of the trekking Israelites.

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Credits
Rabbi Dr. Howard Markose – Pardes Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
Rabbi Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer

About Howard Markose

Howard teaches Bible and Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. He and his family made Aliyah in 1994 and after seven years as rabbi of Kehilat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem, he became the Director of Education for the Young Judaea Year Course. He received his PhD  in Bible at Bar Ilan University in January 2016. Howard conducts specialized Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for families from North America who are visiting Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and is married and has four children.

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