Parashat Beshalach 5782: A Taste of Something Rare

Posted by Leon Morris on January 9, 2022
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Beshalach

Parashat Beshalach 5782: A Taste of Something Rare

Description: The story of the manna in the wilderness occupies a significant place in the larger desert narrative. A great many verses are devoted to the role of manna in the survival of the Israelites – both here in Beshalach, as well as in Numbers and Deuteronomy. Manna, through the lenses of generations of interpreters, is about training to be free, acquiring trust in God, the centrality of Shabbat, the power of questioning and so much more.

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Exodus 16:11-36
Deuteronomy 8:1-2 and Deuteronomy 8:16

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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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