Pinchas and Eliyahu are biblical figures who are rewarded for their zealousness. For many of the later Rabbis, such zealousness is problematic, and they read a degree of rebuke into the biblical text. What results is a shift in the notion of what is heroic. Listen now to Rabbi Leon Morris in this week’s Pardes from Jerusalem podcast on Pinchas.
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Rabbi Leon Morris is the President of Pardes and is the first alumnus to head the institution (Year Program alumnus '94-'95; Summer Program alumnus '93 and '94). Leon made aliyah with his wife Dasee Berkowitz (Pardes Year Program alumna '94-'95) and their three children in June 2014, after serving as the rabbi of Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, NY. He was the founding director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El (now the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center) in Manhattan. Before coming to Pardes, Leon served as a Vice President for Israel Programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute and was a faculty member at Hebrew Union College. Click here to read more.