Parashat Bereishit 5782 – Let Us Create God in Our Image

Posted by Nechama Goldman Barash on September 29, 2021
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Bereishit (Genesis), Bereishit, Torah

In this podcast, we will look at a series of midrashim that reflect on the irrationality of God’s desire to create human beings and the enormous potential for connection and engagement with the Divine that exists inside of this very flawed creature known as Adam.

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Source Sheet features Genesis 1:26-27 | Genesis 6:5-6.

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Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash – Faculty and Host for Pardes from Jerusalem
Adam Titcher – Lead Consultant and Producer
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About Nechama Goldman Barash

Nechama Goldman Barash made aliyah from Philadelphia over 20 years ago after graduating from Stern College. She studied for three years in Matan’s Advanced Talmud Institute and finished a master’s degree in Talmud at Bar-Ilan University. She is a graduate of Nishmat’s Yoetzet Halacha program and has been certified to teach brides before their weddings, as well as qualifying as a sex educator through Yahel and the Eden Center. She also studied for three years in Matan's advanced halakha program, Hilkhata. Nechama is the Director of the Pardes Learning Seminar. She teaches contemporary halakha and Talmud at Matan and Pardes, as well as Talmud and women and halakha in Torah V'Avodah (TVA), a Bnei Akiva gap year program based in Matan. She is an active member of Beit Hillel and participates in interfaith dialogue through Roots, based in Gush Etzion, close to where she lives with her family. She is currently working on a book dealing with matters of gender and halakha.

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