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pardes - an orchard off the information superhighway

What does pardes mean?

  • Its literal meaning: pardes means 'orchard' (Heb. פַּרְדֵּס‎), a word which shares an etymological origin with the word paradise
  • Referents: pardes can refer to an 'orchard' of knowledge; the Garden of Eden (R' Hai Ga'on); a mystical ascent to paradise

Visit the weblog (above) for the ruminations of this website's writer on matters of the mind and spirit. (n.b.: If you think that religion and politics shouldn't be discussed in polite company, then this is your invitation to browse away from this website.) A selection of the Author's influences on such topics include the works of people such as:

  • John Rawls
  • J. S. Mill
  • Karl Loewenstein
  • John Maynard Keynes
  • William Beveridge
  • David Lloyd George
  • R. H. Tawney
  • Lee Kuan Yew
  • John Locke
  • Karl Marx
  • R' Mordecai Kaplan
  • R' Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
  • R' Isaac Mayer Wise
  • R' Abraham Geiger
  • R' Samuel Holdheim
  • John Dewey
  • Ajahn Brahm
  • Thích Nhất Hạnh
Philosophy and Law
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Martha Nussbaum
  • Lawrence Lessig
  • Yochai Benkler
  • Benjamin Cardozo
  • Adam Smith (as moral philosopher)
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
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