Shemini 5784: Going Beyond Our Mistakes

Posted by David Gutbezahl on April 4, 2024
Topics: Tanakh, Torah, Pardes from Jerusalem, Vayikra (Leviticus), Shemini

In this week’s episode, we navigate the complexities of failure and growth in the aftermath of pivotal moments in the Tanakh.

Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy draws a parallel between the incidents of the Golden Calf and the death of Aaron’s sons, both occurring at crucial moments meant to elevate the spiritual consciousness of the Jewish people. Delving into these tragic events, we’re invited to contemplate profound questions: How do we grapple with our failures when we aren’t sure where we went wrong? Amidst the uncertainty and discord, are we able to chart a path towards growth and improvement?

Credits:
Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy – Pardes Faculty, Director of the Year Program and Rosh Beit Midrash
Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty and Host of Pardes from Jerusalem

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