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Emeritus Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
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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


Rabbi Daniel Landes teaches
First Night Selichot
On September 20, Motzei Shabbat
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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
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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 September 2014
[Alumni Guest Post] Failure as Illumination
All the month of Elul before eating and sleeping let every man sit and look into his soul, and searc ...
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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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"Our experience at Pardes was 'over the top', a wonderful combination of excitement, stimulation and 'kvelling' over the passionate competence of our teachers. We met wonderful people, with whom we hope to remain in contact..." Read More
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