Shemot — Marking the Dawn of a New Era

Posted by Howard Markose on December 30, 2015
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Shemot (Exodus)

We begin a new book of the Torah, Sefer Shemot. Can we find a path to renewal in this Parsha in spite of Pharaoh’s evil decree? Can we find hope in our world today in spite of the difficult challenges brought about through unbridled progress. Howard Markose believes we can.

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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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