These and Those

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

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This Isn’t Goodbye, Jerusalem! This is See You Later

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Ma'ayan Dyer

(X-Posted from my blog, Lost in Jerusalem: http://lostjlem.blogspot.com/) Well, I’m no longer lost in Jerusalem, the most interesting, intense and unique place to have the pleasure of being lost in. I’m now lost just somewhere in the vast world. Two full days of travel without sleep, three airplanes, and one jetlagged day later, I have found Continue Reading »

Week 39:

Posted on June 3, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) So this is it. The end. It’s over. After Shabbat, I’m going to see everyone again in the fall at best, never at worst. Still, this is ultimately what I signed up for, to become a Pardes Alum. I’m almost positive that from the moment I touch Continue Reading »

Week 38: Jerusalem in a Week

Posted on May 28, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) This week really started last Shabbat afternoon as I sat in a corner of the Tayelet (promenade overlooking the Old City and East Jerusalem) reading the opening chapters of James Carroll’s Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Carroll begins the book by discussing the tension between the two Jerusalems, the earthly Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Day

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Yishai

Originally posted on my blog: Jerusalem Day On the twenty-eighth of Iyar A battle was fought, With G-d’s help, we won, Against annihilation. Jerusalem, are we worthy of you? When will we live up to your name? Do we deserve these holy places? We were not worthy of leaving Egypt, What is different now? Oh, Continue Reading »

Are you a Lonely Man or a Social Man?

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Ma'ayan Dyer

As most of my fellow Pardesnicks have probably gathered at this late date in the semester, I’m what one might call “quiet.” It’s not that I don’t speak up in class or won’t engage in conversation (if you strike one up first, of course). Rather, my quietness is an overall demeanor. I’m not a smiley Continue Reading »

Week 36: From Silence to Song

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(Mostly X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) The weekend before last was the retreat Shabbaton for Self, Soul, and Text class at Kibbutz Hanaton, our teacher James’ home, in the Galil. The schedules Friday and Saturday were nearly identical, each day going like: 9-9:45: Sit. 9:45-10:30: Walk. 10:30-11:15: Sit. 11:15-12:30: Lunch. 12:30-1:15-Sit. It Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Celebrating 10,000

Posted on May 9, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Carrie Bornstein (Year Program ’05-’06) serves as the Acting Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim, and she recently blogged about celebrating the Mikveh’s 10,000th immersion! Mazal Tov to Mayyim Hayyim! Keep up the great work! You can read Carrie’s blog post below, or at the Mayyim Hayyim blog!

Never Forget

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

From my blog: Last week was Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day had special significance this year because of my recent trip to Poland. I had the honor and privilege of speaking at Pardes on behalf of the group of students who went on the trip. I shared an excerpt from this blog, Continue Reading »

Week 34: Yom HaZikaron/Yom HaAtzma’ut

Posted on April 29, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Since the end of Pesach, the whole city has been snowing Israeli flags. Every morning, more and more of them turned up, sticking out of car windows, strewn across balconies, suspended from buildings and streetlights, pocketing rearview mirrors—flags everywhere a flag could fit, all in preparation for Continue Reading »

[Self / Soul & Text] Practice of Visualizing G-d

Posted on April 23, 2012 by David Bogomolny

The practice of visualizing Hashem is not very powerful for me; I strongly prefer to have no image of the Divine. When I focused upon visualizing a particular character trait, I saw an image of a woman that I have romantic feelings for. I believe this has something to do with being motivated to be Continue Reading »

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