Hanukah 5783: “More is More” vs. “Less is More”

Posted by Leon Morris on December 20, 2022
Topics: Dissonance & Harmony, Pardes from Jerusalem, Chanukah

During a holiday where there is both darkness and light, where we retreat indoors and shine brightly from the windowsill, go on a journey with Pardes North America to find meaning in the discord within our tradition.

Night 3 – “More is More” vs. “Less is More”
Featuring Rabbi Leon Morris
The Rabbis debated the precise way of performing the mitzvah of Hanukkah candles in ways that leave a treasure trove of symbolic meaning in its wake.

 

Music Credits: Klezmer by Crowander is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

About Leon Morris

Rabbi Leon Morris is the President of Pardes and is the first alumnus to head the institution (Year Program alumnus '94-'95; Summer Program alumnus '93 and '94). Leon made aliyah with his wife Dasee Berkowitz (Pardes Year Program alumna '94-'95) and their three children in June 2014, after serving as the rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. He was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El (now the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center) in Manhattan. Before coming to Pardes, Leon served as a Vice President for Israel Programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute and was a faculty member at Hebrew Union College. Click here to read more.

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