Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield, Pardes Institute

Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield on Jethro: A Non-Jewish Hero of the Jewish People

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Jethro: A Non-Jewish Hero of the Jewish People

Together we will explore how outside perspective is such an essential tool, even for a leader like Moses. The character of Jethro not only offers us an inspiring example of the caring and interested outlier, but also reminds us how valuable such perspectives can be for us on a personal and national level today.

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Zvi HershfieldRabbi Zvi Hirschfield teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Rabbi Hirschfield holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University and did graduate work at Harvard University in Medieval and Modern Jewish Thought. He studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel and has rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He was the director of Judaica at the JCC of Cleveland and an instructor at the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies for many years. He also serves as a curriculum writer and is involved in staff training for the Nesiya Institute. His wife, Dina, is a faculty member of the Hebrew University School of Public Health, and they have four children.

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