These and Those

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

Tag Archives: appreciation / gratitude

Shabbat laws

Posted on October 23, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Today in Halakha (Jewish law) class, we started learning the laws of keeping Shabbat. There are “honor” כבוד laws, about preparing oneself for Shabbat and there are “pleasure” עונג laws about preparing your surroundings. I never knew there were actual laws written that you should have a nice meal, and wash yourself, clean the house, Continue Reading »

Personalizing Prayer

Posted on September 11, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Today I had my first Personalizing Prayer class. Although the name might make it seem obvious to some, the class is suppose to help the students become more familiar with the Siddur, Hebrew prayer book, the language, and to really understand the words and meaning of the prayer. Some people would prefer a different class Continue Reading »

שלח, shlech

Posted on June 17, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

once again the israelites take to complaining, railing against God, moshe, and anyone else who will listen regarding their miserable fate in the desert.  last week, it was bitter cries about the camp food, longing for the nostalgized days of the meat and fish galore in egypt.  this week, it’s fears that the people will Continue Reading »

Memorial Day and Yom HaZikkaron

Posted on June 6, 2011 by Zach

Earlier this week, I was talking with a friend who works for an American company, and she mentioned that she had a day off.  I was confused for a minute, since she works all the time.  Then she reminded me that it was Memorial Day in the US.  Having just recently witnessed the the big Continue Reading »

The Price

Posted on May 28, 2011 by Shibley

Israel bears an incredible cost for its existence. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the numbers of Israelis whose lives have been lost to war and terrorism is staggering, relative to the size of the country. This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to go to Har Herzel, one of Israel’s military cemeteries, the Continue Reading »

Why I learn Talmud

Posted on May 19, 2011 by Emma Sevitz

A Testimonial by Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz About a month ago my Talmud class did an exercise where we shared our reasons for studying Gemora. Everyone had their own reasons, and my list came up to a total of 21 reasons as wide ranging as “intellectual challenge” and “to have a sense of the Rabbinic world” or Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Michael Kleinman: Carlebach Abridged

Posted on April 12, 2011 by Joel D.

Contrasts

Posted on November 11, 2010 by Shibley

From my blog: Here in Jerusalem, the average rain can be upwards of 500 mm. In the Arava, a portion of the Negev, less than 30 mm of rain fall on average. What grows with 30 mm of rain, not much. As you can see above, plant life is fairly limited. Jerusalem, which is relatively Continue Reading »

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