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Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Read more.

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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

Today's learning at Pardes is sponsored by
Joanne Barth and Yehudit Spero in memory
 of their late mother Shoshana Haas z"l.

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OCTOBER 01, 2014
David Bernstein at Columbia/Barnard Hillel
New York, NY
Join David Bernstein for an interactive workshop on Teshuva uptown at the Kraft Center. 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.
01 October 2014
Can I forgive?
From my blog: “To not forgive would be an unbearable breach of the unity of creation.” – Jay Litvin ...
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01 October 2014
[Alumni Post] It’s a Girl Thing
Pardes alumni, Susan P. Fendrick reminisces on her days at Pardes as she witnesses the next generati ...
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Shira Abramowitz
"To My Amazing Friends in Talpiot, I think about you all the so much as I travel around the world, and can't thank you enough for everything you gave to me over four months of fall semester... Read More
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