In the latest episode of This Pardes Life, Rabbi Alex Israel is in conversation with Rabbi David Jaffe, author of the 2016 Jewish Book Award prize winner, “Changing the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change”. David discusses his book and the history of Mussar, a Jewish methodology of personal improvement and growth, as he shares insights into how we can become better people.
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Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.