Acharei Mot 5784: A People Apart

Posted by Pardes Faculty on May 1, 2024
Topics: Tanakh, Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Vayikra (Leviticus), Acharei Mot

How can the Jewish people maintain a sense of unity and connection as a nation despite geographical separation and divergent experiences between the Diaspora and Israel?

In this week’s episode, Rabba Shani Gross joins us from afar for a discussion on the Torah portion’s emphasis on centralized worship, linking it to the biblical story of the 2.5 tribes who settled outside the Land of Israel and built their own altar. Together, they explore the need for open dialogue in order to “witness” one another’s perspectives and find a path toward sustaining mutual understanding.

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Rabba Shani Gross – Pardes North America Faculty and Senior Director of Education
Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield – Pardes Faculty and Host of Pardes from Jerusalem

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