Tisha B’Av at Pardes: Source Sheets

Tisha B’Av 2018 at Pardes is sponsored in loving memory of Ben Blutstein z”l by his family who miss him dearly.


10:00 – 11:15 AM

Abraham and Job: When Bad Things Happen to Good Biblical Characters
Judy Klitsner
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“That’s Alright, Dear. I’ll Sit in the Dark” Why Do We Do It? How Can We Change It?
Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy
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Trusting Our Children When They Can’t Be Trusted: Textual Paradigms and Modern Wisdom
Tovah Leah Nachmani
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The Politics of Destruction
Rabbi Zvi Grumet
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11:30 -12:45

In the End of Days There Will Be No Death: The Rabbi Who Fooled the Grim Reaper
Gila Fine
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The Joy of Destruction and Oppression: 9 B’Av and the Jewish Attachment to Suffering
Rabbi Dr. Leon Wiener Dow
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O’Chavruta O’Mituta: How Does Destruction Manifest in the 21st C?
Rabbi Dr. Reb Mimi Feigelson
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Three Divine Echoes: Singularity, Plurality, and Oneness
Yiscah Smith
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1:00-2:15 PM

The Anvetanut of Rabbi Zecharia ben Avkolas:  How Can We Move Beyond Paralysis and Fear in Politics, Religion, and in our Lives?
Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, Rabbi Leon Morris, Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Jamie Salter
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2:30-3:45 PM

Breakout Groups: 

  • Short Films on overcoming fear
  • A Personal Workshop: Finding Courage, Aryeh Ben David. Click here for source sheet.

4:00 PM

Memorial Service followed by Mincha
In memory of our students Marka Bennett, Ben Blutstein, Sara Duker and Matt Eisdenfeld z”l, murdered in terrorist attacks


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