This post was originally published on this siteIn this episode Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels discusses a drasha by Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira on the counting of the Omer. Rabbi Shapira is revered as a leader of the besieged Jewish community in the Warsaw Ghetto during WW II. Please let us know your comments and thoughts about the podcast, write us at: podcast@pardesusa.org. For more information about Pardes, visit our website,www.pardes.org Credits

This post was originally published on this siteIn this episode for Yom Ha’atzmaut, Neima Novetsky discusses the Emblem of the State of Israel, and an interpretation via Zechariah. Please let us know your comments and thoughts about the podcast, write us at: podcast@pardesusa.org. For more information about Pardes, visit our website,www.pardes.org.il Credits Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant Trudy Greener – Production Coordinator Dr. David Bernstein – Executive Producer

This post was originally published on this siteIn this podcast, Rabbi Daniel Landes discusses Parashat Shemini: Who may deliver a blessing? Please let us know your comments and thoughts about the podcast, write us at: podcast@pardesusa.org. For more information about Pardes, visit our website,www.pardes.org.il Credits Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant Trudy Greener – Production Coordinator Dr. David Bernstein – Executive Producer