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Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Speaks at Pardes

On May 27, 2014 Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks gave an inspirational speech on the Dignity of Difference to the graduating Pardes students and Pardes Board members.

Broken Moral Compass
by Director Daniel Landes

Daniel Landes reflects upon Jewish morality in the context of Operation Protective Edge and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. He writes:
"The Jewish moral compass does not only work on the basis of gravitational magnetic pull and repulsion – we are attracted to finding a safe way out of this, as we are personally repelled by our enemies... We are Jews so we have to use our brains, but at the same time we can’t keep telling ourselves that we are completely objective. Actually Jewish moral compass really works on a passionate and engaged empathy. We place ourselves in the situation of another and inhabit their realm of choice and decision making." Read More

The First Official Day of
The 2014-15 Pardes Year Program
Is Thursday, August 28

Welcome to Our New Students!

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
First Night Selichot
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Director Rabbi Daniel Landes gives a Selichot shiur, followed by Musical Selichot led by Rabbi Zvi Grumet. Read More

Read our students' blog THESE AND THOSE to find out what students are thinking and doing during their time at Pardes and in Israel.
27 August 2014
[Alumni Guest Post] Political Activist Turned Mikveh Lady
Cross-posted from Ilana Sumka's (Year '05, Fellows '6) blog post on the Mayyim Hayyim blog: I’m a po ...
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12 August 2014
“Are you crazy?” They ask.
All summer long (not the Kid Rock song), my peers, my parents’ peers, my aunt and uncle, my bosses a ...
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Audrey Bruner
"My time at Pardes was incredible. I feel that learning with so many people that were so different from me (in a safe environment) allowed me to grow in ways I didn't think possible in only three weeks. I felt incredibly supported and encouraged by Pardes and (by) peers." Read More
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