Vayikra/Purim 5784: For God or King?

Posted by Pardes Faculty on March 19, 2024
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Vayikra, Vayikra (Leviticus), Purim

Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield this week as he delves deep into the rich theological tapestry of Purim alongside Rafael Polisuk. Together, they explore the intricate messages woven into the fabric of the holiday and the profound challenges encountered by the Jewish people of that era.

Unraveling the layers of history and tradition, they ponder the intriguing question: Did the Jewish people substitute God with the mortal figure of King Achashverosh? Could the opulent court of the King have evolved into a contemporary Mishkan, a sacred space of worship and reverence? As the conversation unfolds, they invite listeners to contemplate the significance of placing God at the forefront of our lives and decision-making processes.

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