Kickstart your Torah routine with Pardes Daily!
For the month of Elul, traditionally a time when Jews prepare for the upcoming new year, Pardes Daily will be offering three Rosh Hashanah themed daily learning tracks featuring beloved Pardes Faculty. After one 10-20 minute podcast a day, 5 days a week, for the four weeks of Elul you will complete one of the following areas of study:
- Mishnah Rosh Hashanah with Rav Rahel Berkovits
- Talmud with Rabbi Zvi Hirshfield (Chapters 3 & 4 of Tractate Rosh Hashanah)
- Tanakh/Bible with Rabbi Michael Hattin (Book of Jonah)
Whether you’re learning on your own, with a havruta, or with friends and family, be a part of this incredible community of online learners.
Catch up on all previous episodes of Pardes Daily here
August 24 – September 18
10 minutes daily, 5 days a week. Whenever, wherever.
- Mishnah Track – Mishnah Rosh Hashanah
The Mishnah was created and edited as one coherent work, which not only presents a law system but also reveals the theology and philosophy of the early Rabbis. By taking the time to learn one tractate in its entirety, Mishnah after Mishnah, one can uncover beautiful literary structures and meta themes that run through the text. This tractate touches on important topics, such as the relationship of the individual to the nation as a whole, the limits and scope of Rabbinic authority, and the role of human beings to be partners with God and each other in creating holiness in this world. These sessions are geared for both the beginning and advanced learner.
- Talmud Track – Tractate Rosh Hashanah (Chapter 3 & 4)
Together we will explore the third and fourth chapters of tractate Rosh Hashana. These chapters deal primarily with defining the shofar, how it is blown, and how it operates as a tool of prayer and inspiration. The blowing of the shofar stands as the defining feature of how we celebrate the New Year and mark our sense of reflection about the past and hopes for our future.
- Tanakh/Bible Track – Book of Jonah
The Book of Jonah, a short work that is obvious yet obscure, is traditionally read as the Haftarah on the afternoon of Yom Kippur. Seemingly composed of equal parts historical narrative, profound allegory and pure fantasy, the book has inspired multiple interpretations over the millennia. We will consider the text, construct an outline of the main events and allow the story to speak for itself as we probe the largest mystery of all: why does Jonah refuse his mission of restoring the people of Nineveh to God? This track is geared for all levels.