Va’era 5784: Cultivating Hope, Awaiting Salvation

Posted by Pardes Faculty on January 11, 2024
Topics: Tanakh, Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), VaEra

How may we be redeemed when we feel as if our spirits have been crushed?

Rabbi Leon Morris joins us this week to discuss the idea of kotzer ruach, a crushed soul, and how Moshe faced resistance from those who could not believe that redemption was at hand. Bringing modern relevance to the redemption story, we’ll unpack what it means to be kotzer ruach, and how we might break out of a state despair through the cultivation of hope and widening of imagination.

Credits: Pardes President Rabbi Leon Morris and Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty

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