Pardes in the News

Times of Israel – How Rabbis of Yore Fought Plague with Temple Rite, Social Distancing

Posted on September 10, 2020

In this week’s Times of Israel podcast, we speak with Dr. Rabbi Levi Cooper about rabbinic responses to previous pandemics. From kabbalistic “front-line workers” to surprisingly sophisticated social distancing measures, ancient Jewish communities documented the steps they took to cope with pandemics over the centuries — and incredibly, many of the questions they had aren’t Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Post – Jews are flocking to online classes during the pandemic

Posted on July 23, 2020

By Penina Beede (Summer ’14) – “Israeli poetry scholar Rachel Korazim had been thinking about cutting back on travel when the coronavirus pandemic made the decision for her. “I said I really want to shift my teaching to distance learning because, you know, I’m not getting any younger. Travel is tiring,” she said she had Continue Reading »