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Written by Sherwin Pomerantz (Israel Board Chair of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies) – Ben Lusher’s recent article on investing in Jewish learning at Moishe House brought back some good memories for me. During my 20 years in Chicago before Aliyah 37 years ago, I had the privilege of serving as Chair of the Continue Reading »
Written by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper (Pardes Faculty) – When the second cholera pandemic reached Prussia in 1831, Rabbi Eliyahu Guttmacher (1796-1874) was serving there in his first rabbinic post in Pleschen (today Pleszew, Poland), a position he had held since 1822 thanks to the initiative of his teacher, the great Talmudist and chief rabbi Continue Reading »
Dear Pardes Community, I would like to formally thank everyone – Pardes staff members, alumni, contributors worldwide – who were involved in the recent campaign to raise $1.5 million for the library, in the new building, to be named in honor of my beloved wife, Malkah, z”l, and myself. From the outset, this project was Continue Reading »
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