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Pardes is pleased to present the first episode of our new podcast series by Rabbi Daniel Landes, Unexpected Encounters: The Jewish Holidays and the Other. This episode is on Pesach.

Pardes thanks the Alexander Soros Foundation, the sponsor for the series.

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Larry Kluger – Creative Consultant
Arlene Harel – Production Coordinator
Dr. David Bernstein – Executive Producer

About Rabbi Landes
Rabbi Landes is Director of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. He was ordained by his mentor the Rav – Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. At Pardes, Rabbi Landes teaches the Senior Talmud class (Advanced Scholars) and theology. Rabbi Landes edited Genocide: Critical Issues of the Holocaust, as well as Confronting Omnicide: Jewish Reflections on Weapons of Mass Destruction. He was the Jewish Law Commentator for the ten-volume inter-denominational My People’s Prayer Book: Traditional Prayer, Modern Commentaries (winner of the National Jewish Book Award).

Rabbi Landes has been described as a “remarkable teacher who weaves the insights of his students together through a group process, in order to discover fascinating new meanings in age old texts.”