These and Those

Musings from Students of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem

Archive: January 2015

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Panic Sets In

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Elana Shilling

As I write this D’var Torah, it is nearly noon on Wednesday January 7th. A storm is coming… Pardes and the rest of Jerusalem educational institutions are closed. The roads in and out of Jerusalem have been closed in anticipation of motorists getting stuck. Emergency vehicles are on standby as are 150 snowplows.

Dear incoming Pardes students

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Elana Shilling

Dear incoming Pardes students nervously biting your fingernails while watching rockets fly on their TV screens, I won’t lie. Israel is at war. Rockets are terrorizing the country and ground troops are waiting for the okay to enter Gaza. It’s a tense time for Israel. That being said, this morning I woke up to my Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Worst. Math Homework. Ever.

Posted on May 1, 2014 by Elana Shilling

The omer is my least favourite time of year. Partly because of how all the clean-cut men in the world suddenly become scraggly and foreign looking and also partly because of the mournful tone of the month. Mostly however, the omer is a terrible time of year for me because of the sheer amount of Continue Reading »

[Living with Judaism] S’no really, who am I? (Season 2, Episode 2)

Posted on December 15, 2013 by Elana Shilling

[Living with Jewishness] Hannukah Day 8

Posted on December 6, 2013 by Elana Shilling

Better late than never!

[Living with Jewishness] Hannukah Day 7

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Elana Shilling

[Living with Jewishness] Hannukah Day 6

Posted on December 3, 2013 by Elana Shilling

[Living with Jewishness] Hannukah Day 5

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Elana Shilling

See previous episodes here.

[Living with Jewishness] Hanukkah Videos

Posted on November 30, 2013 by Elana Shilling

Here are the first 3 videos from my new Youtube channel “Living with Jewishness”: Hanukkah, Day 1:

[Living with Judaism] Thanksgivikkah

Posted on November 20, 2013 by Elana Shilling

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