These and Those

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

Tag Archives: ALEPH

down the rabbi hole

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Eva Neuhaus

From my blog: i just came through a month of feeling totally disoriented by judaism and wondering what the hell i’m doing in rabbinical school. here’s what i learned: 1. sometimes what’s called for is to follow the feelings of disorientation all the way down the rabbit hole. there have been times recently where i Continue Reading »

Torah of New Snow

Posted on March 1, 2014 by admin

Laurie Franklin (Year ’13) sent us this poem, written as she watched a blizzard and read from Kedushat Levi: Laurie Franklin is the spiritual leader and rabbinic intern at Har Shalom. She can be reached at laurief AT har-shalom DOT org. Torah of New Snow Torah of New Snow, after Kedushat Levi White feathers of Continue Reading »

Yearning

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Annie Matan Gilbert

From my blog: This piece was an assignment for the Hartman Rabbinical Students Seminar. We were asked to choose one poem or song that we studied and one other piece of text that we studied, share a line or a paragraph from each and a reflection on it. Ever the overachiever, I ended up weaving Continue Reading »

Reflections on “Poems on a Journey’s End” and “B’reishit”

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Laurie Franklin

This year, while learning in the Pardes Year Program, I also attended the Shalom Hartman Institute Rabbinic Student Seminar. I learned weekly on Wednesday evenings with 20 + rabbinic students from N. and S. America and Europe under the guidance of Melila Hellner-Eshed and Yossi Klein HaLevi. My sister Pardesnik and ALEPH rabbinic program student, Continue Reading »

Written in the middle of applying for Rabbinical School

Posted on January 2, 2013 by Annie Matan Gilbert

When I was applying for rabbinical school in 2011, I was inspired to write this poem: I’m on a lifelong quest for wholeness. Understanding, of course, that wholeness has broken edges, that every circle is a shard of light that every soul is a piece of God that every shadow is a trick of the Continue Reading »

Tzimtzum Poems

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Annie Matan Gilbert

I have been prompted twice this year so far to share these poems – once inspired by Rav Landes Shabbat Shuva Shiur and then after I read them at Salon Pardes. I wrote these as part of my final project for an Aleph Rabbinical School class exploring the concept of tzimtzum in Jewish texts.  My Continue Reading »

A poem from before

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Annie Matan Gilbert

I am a returning student this year.  I was in the Year Program in 2009-2010.  My goal that year was to attain the skills I needed to be accepted into rabbinical school.  It was an incredible, eye and heart-opening year that changed my life.  When I returned to Toronto, I found my besherte and indeed Continue Reading »

Panel of Rabbinical Students at Pardes

Posted on March 22, 2011 by Emma Sevitz

Happening RIGHT NOW: Panel of rabbinical students currently studying at Pardes. From Right to Left: Louis Sachs, Conservative, American Jewish University Daniel Shibley, Modern Orthodox, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Scott Roland, Post-Denominational, Hebrew College Ruhi Rubenstein, Reconstructionist, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Stefan Tiwy, Reform, Hebrew Union College Heena Reiter, Renewal, ALEPH

Any questions?

Posted on September 21, 2010 by Heena

Greetings to readers of this blog!  The reason I’m at Pardes is to deepen my learning, undisturbed by the demands of my daily life in Charlottesville, VA, USA.    I’m studying to be a rabbi through ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal.  I’ve been involved in Jewish renewal practices since 1991.  For me, Jewish renewal means  Continue Reading »

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