5780 Rosh Hashana — Resurrection and Rosh Hashanah: Multivalent Perspectives on the Binding of Isaac

Posted by Leon Morris on September 25, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Rosh Hashana

There is no story as rich and complex, as troubling and inspiring, as Akedat Yitzchak, the binding of Isaac which is the Torah reading for the second Morning of Rosh Hashanah. Akedat Yitzhak is a great story precisely because there are so many ways of understanding it. Like a dream, it can be understood and interpreted on many different levels and in ways that are contradictory and not at all mutually exclusive.

This Rosh Hashanah podcast is sponsored by Ricki and David Bernstein in memory of Ricki’s parents, Beatrice and Murray Kirschblat, each a sole survivor of large families which perished in the Shoah.

So much to offer for the holidays, including our digital content on Rosh Hashana. For the holiday companion, podcast lists and other inspiring Torah please visit Pardes’s Rosh Hashana digital page.

Rabbi Leon Morris – President of Pardes, Faculty and Host
Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer and Director of Digital Media at Pardes

This podcast features a piyut known as עת שערי רצון (Et Shaare Ratzon) and this version is sung in the Sephardic traditional tunes. To listen to the full version, click here.

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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