These and Those

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

Archive: November 2013

[Alumni Guest Post] A Tale of Two Bistros: Gusto Italiano and Pompidou

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

X-posted from Foodist Jerusalem, Written by Anna Melman (Year ’05, Fellows ’06) This is a great blog to follow if you’re looking for good food in Jerusalem! In the past month, AB and I had occasion to try two new relative newcomers to the blocks, Gusto Italiano on HaLamed Hey and Pompidou on Emek Refaim. Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Hanukkah Rap by Matt Rissien

Posted on November 5, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Matt Rissien (Year ’08) shares his new Hanukkah RAP:

[Alumni Guest Post] Four Days Down

Posted on October 31, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12, Kollel ’14) blogs about joining the IDF: Sunday morning I was officially inducted into the IDF. I arrived at Ammunition Hill, and waited. The gate opened and I entered, along with lots of other new immigrants who hope to serve in field units. Ethiopians, French, Ukrainians, Russians, Spaniards, Americans, and others. Continue Reading »

Four Faces of Israel

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: Every week is full of learning, davening and communicating in a variety of forms. Field trips are taken, books are read, conversations are heard, davening is done with a mechitza, without a mechitza, people are citizens of certain places, of more than one place, people have served in the army, people continue Continue Reading »

[Guest Post] Jewish Studies, a Poem by Abraham Leibson

Posted on October 17, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Early in 2013 my wife Sharon and I visited Israel for the first time. We rented an apartment in Jerusalem (Rehavia), and used it as a base to explore as much as we could in one month. I had prepared a long list of objectives and almost all of the objectives were achieved. One of Continue Reading »

Social Justice Track|Dvrei Tzedek

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: You can’t really know me at this point and not know that I spent a summer in Uganda working for the American Jewish World Service or AJWS. If that’s the case, we should talk some more! AJWS is a non-profit organization supported mostly by American Jewry that works to realize human rights and Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The Times of Yisrael, Episode 5

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Yisrael Campbell’s (Year ’01, Fellows ’02) 5th episode of the Times of Yisrael!

Diabetes FAQ

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

What do diabetes and Pardes have in common? For you, probably nothing. But I’ve been at Pardes for two years, with one more to go. And for me, these two are intrinsically linked! See, in the last month of my first year at Pardes, I was mistakenly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I left for Continue Reading »

What Sarah thinks Judaism Has to Say About….

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: RELATIONSHIPS. Relationships with just anyone and relationships with Hashem. I’m hoping that if I sit down at the end of the day to try and process all of my thoughts and create a semi-coherent train of thought, it will help me to sort the things that I’ve learned and retain the information better. Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Belated D’var Torah: Parashat Noah

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Daniel Shibley reflects: Our parasha last week, Noah, contains the famous story of the flood. However, I would like to focus instead on two words that border the flood narrative. The words in question appear in a number of other places in the Torah. More often than not, the appearance of these words is immediately Continue Reading »

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