This Pardes Life Season 3: Episode 7 Special for Tu B’Shvat with Aviva Lauer

Posted by Zvi Hirschfield on January 29, 2018
Topics: This Pardes Life, Tu Bishvat

Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield for a special episode of This Pardes Life for Tu B’Shvat with Aviva Lauer, a master educator and Director of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. In this podcast, they discuss cultivating a Jewish approach to environmentalism. Aviva traces the development of the significance of Tu B’Shvat from Mishnaic times to today, and shares how this process of creative development over time and changing circumstances can be a blueprint for how contemporary Jews can feel both rooted in tradition and discover new, personally relevant lessons in Jewish practice.

For further reading, see Aviva’s article on The Many (Authentic) Facelifts of Tu B’Shvat.

This Pardes Life sees Pardes teacher Rabbi Zvi Hirshfield gets up close and personal with fellow teachers and alumni talking about life, texts and Pardes. See for other episodes in this series.


About Zvi Hirschfield

Zvi teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought at Pardes. In addition Zvi is a faculty member of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and has been training and mentoring Jewish Educators for over ten years in Tefilah in educational settings; critical issues in modern Jewish thought; and Israel education. Click here to read more.

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