Hanukah 5783: Combatting Darkness

Posted by Jonathan Leener on December 23, 2022
Topics: Dissonance & Harmony, Pardes from Jerusalem, Chanukah

During a holiday where there is both darkness and light, where we retreat indoors and shine brightly from the windowsill, go on a journey with Pardes North America to find meaning in the discord within our tradition.

Night 6 – “More is More” vs. “Less is More”
Featuring Rabbi Jonathan Leener
This d’var Torah explores the different methods of dealing with evil in the world through the teachings of the Ishbitzer Rebbe.


Music Credits: Klezmer by Crowander is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

About Jonathan Leener

Rabbi Jonathan Leener is a Faculty Associate Fellow for Pardes North America. He is the rabbi of the Prospect Heights Shul in Brooklyn, NY. Rabbi Leener is a founder of Base and served as the founding rabbi of Base BKLYN. Rabbi Leener was ordained at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in 2016. He has served as the rabbinic intern at Sherith Israel Congregation in Nashville, Tennessee and Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Faith and their three children.

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