Winter 2019 Pardes Learning Seminar: The Inward Journey of Abraham

Posted by Herzl Hefter on December 30, 2019
Topics: ELS, Pardes Live and Mini-Series

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Title: The Inward Journey of Abraham

Description: In this session, we will discuss the midrashic metaphor of “the illuminated palace” and explore where God is directing Abraham in his search for the Divine.

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This session was given by Rabbi Herzl Hefter as part of the Winter 2019 Pardes Learning Seminar, Shaping Meaningful Relationships in a Lonely World.

If you missed the 2019 Winter Seminar, but want to join us for the Summer 2020 Pardes Learning Seminar on Who Am I? The Complexity of Identity in the 21st Century, June 28-July 2, 2020, contact us now! Details and registration is open at:

David I. Bernstein – Host Introduction
Rabbi Herzl Hefter – Host
Adam Titcher – Executive Producer

About Herzl Hefter

Rabbi Herzl Hefter is the founder and Rosh Beit Midrash of Beit Midrash Har’el in memory of Belda Kaufman Lindenbaum, in Jerusalem. Har’el is a beit midrash for advanced rabbinic studies for men and women. Herzl is a graduate of Yeshiva University, where he learned under the tutelage of Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveichik זצ”ל. He received semikha from Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein זצ”ל, at Yeshivat Har Etzion, where he studied for ten years. He taught Yoreh De’ah at the Gruss Kollel of Yeshiva University and served as the head of the Bruria Scholars Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum. Herzl also taught at Yeshivat Mekor Chayim in Moscow and served as Rosh Kollel of the first Torah MiZion Kollel in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written numerous articles related to modernity and Hasidic thought, and his Torah essays and online shiurim can be accessed at

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