About Pardes

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies (www.pardes.org.il) is an open, inclusive, diverse and intellectually challenging Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem with programs worldwide. Pardes cultivates a life-long love of Jewish learning, the Jewish people and Israel. Pardes inspires engagement in Jewish life — as communal and spiritual leaders, educators and active participants.

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Live with Rav Meir!


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Wednesday, December 7 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

8 Prayers from the Morning Service


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Thursday, December 8 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Couples of Genesis: Psychology, Midrash, Talmud and More


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Thursday, December 8 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

The Day My Car Was Hijacked – Very Slowly

December 6, 2022

By Alex Israel. Last week I had the wildest encounter. My car was hijacked.

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Nancy Pelosi and Rabban Gamliel: A Talmudic tale of succession

December 1, 2022

By Yaffa Epstein. Much like Speaker Pelosi, the Talmud tells us that Rabban Gamliel rules the house of study, with an iron fist, and with a desire for unity. However, Rabban Gamliel takes this desire a step too far.

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Rory Michelle Sullivan

November 28, 2022

Howl at the Moon. Boston. January 2013. It’s Rory Michelle Sullivan’s 26th birthday, and she’s the musical performer at this bar with a stage.

Elmad: Online Learning

The online home of Pardes Digital Learning. Elmad provides access to Pardes’s unique blend of learning, with a variety of original podcasts, words of Torah and recorded lectures by our renowned faculty.

Topics include: Torah, Holidays, Halakah, History, Modernity, Spirituality, Education, Personalities, and the Self.

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