5775 — Shabbat HaGadol: Four Who Entered the Pardes and Came Out Whole

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on March 23, 2015
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Pesach

In this podcast, David Levin-Kruss compares the four sons in the pesach seder to the “four rabbis” who entered Pardes – one died, one became mentally inbalanced, a third became a heretic and only R. Akiva came out whole. We will show how the pesach seder provides a blueprint for creating a world where all can learn Judaism and mysticism and come out in a good way.

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Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator


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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