These and Those

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

Archive: October 2013

Blogging Between Classes

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: Post College learning is incomparable to undergrad. It’s not even a question. If I were to sum up my undergrad formalized learning experience in one word, honestly, I would use coasting. I kind of floated through my classes, tried just hard enough to make it by, and instead focused my efforts on Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Okay. So, what now?

Posted on September 29, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12) reflects: Whether you are in the diaspora or Israel, all of the holidays in this season have come to a close. Although we may joke about them finally being over and the relief therein, every year at this point, I experience a quasi-withdrawl syndrome. The following is an attempt Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Pizza and Brew: Bardak

Posted on September 24, 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! AB and I decided to check out Bardak, one of the newest eateries on the Jerusalem culinary scene. Located on the corner of Jabotinsky and Keren HaYesod and Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Bereishit: The Sin in the Garden

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Neima Novetsky discusses parsha Bereishit. Bereishit

[Alumni Guest Post] The Times of Yisrael, Episode 4

Posted on September 17, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Yisrael Campbell’s (Year ’01, Fellows ’02) 4th episode of theTimes of Yisrael!

National Bike Day

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: I walked out of Shul on Friday night, after Kol Nidre, feeling a little bit guilty. I beat my chest, I proclaimed the words, but I didn’t feel truly connected to sins that seemed so grand. I rattled off ashamnu, bagadnu, dibarnu dofi…., but my heart wasn’t in it. I guess I fell Continue Reading »

The Birthday of The World (And Me)

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog: As most of you know, my mom’s birthday falls 6 days before mine. I always like to say that I was the best birthday present she ever got; even if I was a few days late. When I was wishing her a happy birthday, it dawned on me how closely our birthdays Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] On Yom Kippur, the shul is full.

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

On Yom Kippur, the shul is full. The normally sparse rows are packed, white plastic pool chairs spill out and crowd the aisles. Why do people come. The people that never come, why do they come now, on this day. As a child, I wasn’t even sure why I came. No holiday made me question Continue Reading »

I’ll Try to be Brief

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog today: Hello there! First blog post as a 22 year old – Sheheichanu moment? I have so many things that I want to say and just don’t think that it is going to be possible right now. I started classes at Pardes this week and have been inspired from the first moment. Continue Reading »

Lollipops and Gumdrops

Posted on September 1, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

From my blog last week: A little over a year ago, on August 9, 2012, I went to a conference called the Hillel Institute in St. Louis. It was my first introduction to the many, many Masa Programs that I would spend the next year convincing people to participate in. The conference had many different participants including: Continue Reading »

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