This Pardes Life — Season 2, Episode 4: Three Teachers, Three Struggles

Posted by David Levin-Kruss on November 27, 2016
Topics: This Pardes Life

Three teachers, three struggles and the interplay between the personal and the political.

This special edition of This Pardes Life brings you a live panel discussion, recorded on Tisha B’Av 2016. Learn what Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet has to say about the contentious issues surrounding mikveh today; what Nechama Goldman Barash thinks about orthodoxy being inclusive of LGBTQ+; and what Rabbi Meir Schweiger sees as the importance of settling Yehuda and Shomron. With Rabbi David Levin-Kruss mediating the discussion, this is a podcast not to be missed.


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About David Levin-Kruss

David is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. He is the Director of Education, Europe for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. David holds a B.A. and Teachers' Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He himself attended Pardes as a student. Following that he spent a number of years in yeshiva and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary. Previous to working at Pardes, David served as the director of the overseas department at the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education. He also taught on a number of year long programs including Young Judea and Otzma. David spent four years in the United Kingdom where he served as the community director and family educator of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, in northwest London, the largest orthodox synagogue in Europe. David hails from South Africa, loves cooking in his spare time and sees himself as a bridge between Jewish heritage and those seeking to connect or reconnect to that tradition. David founded and directs "My Open Book Life Coaching" which uses general and Jewish texts as well as life coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs. He is married and the proud father of three boys. Contact:

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