Is HaPardes still being published? Or when did it cease?
This is the most recent journal which is available through Hebrewbooks. I don’t know if this means that it was discontinued, or they simply did not post any of the further publications…
When was Rabbi Elberg niftar?
Rabbi Elberg was niftar in 1995. HaPardes stopped at that time. The original Rav Pardes who founded the journal lived next door to me in Chicago.
TheProf: Daya Zooger linked to a 2003 issue of HaPardes (which refers to Rabbi Elberg “zatzal”), so it appears to have continued to have published for at least eight years past ’95.
Also, when did HaPardes begin publishing? Is there any rough equivalent current publication that is similar to what HaPardes was?
I think haPardes started around 1926. It seems Hebrew Books has almost the complete set. The Mir has a beis ha’medrash le’iluy nishmas Rabbi Elberg donated by his wife.
What was the mission of HaPardes and what did they cover?
I don’t know what the mission was but the earlier editions have divrei torah from Reb Chaim Ozer etc. I guess it was a Torah bulletin board.