Pardes North America is proud to once again partner with Limmud North America on the 49 Steps Project. Sign up to take part in daily reflections for the seven weeks of the Omer, the period between Passover and Shavuot. Pardes North America will be among a wide array of voices from across the Jewish community connecting you with new perspectives and opportunities to learn and grow.
In this pre-Shavuot podcast, Judy Klitsner explores two paradoxical elements of the revelation at Sinai: our intimate, yet distant, relationship with God; and our special, yet not so special, place among the nations. In exploring these contradictions, we will consider the overall benefits of the text’s paradoxical nature.
In this class that was recorded LIVE at Pardes, Tovah Leah Nachmani explores how the unexpected tensions in the Book of Ruth are played out through the secondary characters as they interact with Ruth and Naomi. Midrashic and mystical sources will raise practical questions and dilemmas about how these characters evoke us to evaluate the advantages and flaws of human compassion and judgment.