Pardes from Jerusalem: The Weekly Torah Talk

Join Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and guests each week for a thoughtful and engaging podcast discussion of the weekly Torah portion.

Each week, Zvi will be joined by a guest for a deep dive into the text, unraveling the wisdom nestled within each Torah portion, exploring its timeless relevance, and uncovering contemporary insights.

Whether you’re a seasoned Torah scholar, an inquisitive seeker of knowledge, or simply someone looking for inspiration and wisdom, Pardes from Jerusalem provides you with thought-provoking conversations, invaluable lessons for personal growth, and deeper insight into Jewish texts.

Tune into this Pardes podcast for a creative, personal and brave journey as Zvi and guests leave no stone unturned in seeking to bring out meaning and significance from each Torah portion.

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Feet on the Ground, Eyes on the Mountain
Featuring Rachel Friedrichs

Why is Mount Sinai mentioned in connection with the laws of Shmitta (Sabbatical year) and Yovel (Jubilee year)?

In this thought-provoking episode, Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield and Rachel Friedrichs delve into the profound significance of this week’s Torah portion of Behar opening with a reference to Mount Sinai. Together, we’ll explore the contrast between the communal revelation of Sinai and the private revelations within the Mishkan (the Tabernacle), analyzing the connection between these agricultural laws governing humanity’s relationship with the Land and the transcendent experience of Sinai. Our discussion will also touch on the role of educators in engaging both the highly motivated and the disengaged, as well as Israel’s potential as a center for the Jewish world.

Meet the Host: Rabbi  Zvi Hirschfield

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield, the host of Pardes from Jerusalem, has been with the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies for nearly X years, where he teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought. In addition, Zvi is a faculty member of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators and has been training and mentoring Jewish Educators for over ten years in Tefilah in educational settings, critical issues in modern Jewish thought, and Israel education.

Meet the Host: Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield is a faculty member of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. As a member of the Pardes faculty, Zvi teaches courses on Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought. 

Zvi is also a faculty member of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, where he has been training and mentoring Jewish Educators for over ten years in tefilah in educational settings, critical issues in modern Jewish thought, and Israel education.

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield - Host of the Weekly Parsha Podcast, 'Pardes from Jerusalem'

The Same Pardes Torah in a New Format

Pardes from Jerusalem has undergone an exciting transformation, with Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield now acting as the regular host and engaging in captivating conversations with guest faculty members.

Since its inception in 2009, Pardes from Jerusalem quickly became one of the most sought-after weekly Torah portion podcasts globally. While the format has evolved, the podcast remains a go-to destination for profound Torah insights, ensuring that listeners continue to experience the exceptional learning that Pardes has become known for.