These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Fellows Program

What I learned at Pardes This Week #3: Tefilin

Posted on October 28, 2010 by Pious Antic

I’ve started doing series of posts called “What I learned at Pardes This Week”  on my blog (1, 2), and I thought I’d cross-post the latest one (3) here… enjoy! — One of the strangest and yet most everyday of mitzvot (commandments) is that of laying tefilin. Every day Jewish men (and in some liberal Continue Reading »

Privilege

Posted on October 20, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Many of you may be familiar with Rav Meir Schweiger – he has taught at Pardes nearly since its founding. Rav Meir Schweiger happens to be the faculty advisor for the 2010-11 Pardes Fellows, which is really a wonderful privilege for those of us who have chosen to return here for a 2nd year of Torah study. Generally, each class Continue Reading »

Spiritual Chevruta

Posted on September 22, 2010 by David Bogomolny

As I mentioned in a previous post, returning for a 2nd year at Pardes feels empowering to me in certain ways. I feel more empowered, for example, to arrange more independent chevrutas than I did last year, and more empowered to direct my studies. Last year, I took the Self, Soul & Text class at Pardes, and Continue Reading »

"Anyone who has an opportunity to beseech G-d…"

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Mosheh

Before coming to learn at Pardes I lived in Chicago for five years. Having moved from the suburbs of Detroit, I was quite taken aback by actually living in the ‘big city’ for the first time in my life. One of the things which really struck me was all the homeless people on the streets. Continue Reading »

Restarting the Rav's Vlog

Posted on September 21, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Whoohoo! Rav Landes’ (Sh)tender Thoughts Vlog is inactive no longer! I’ll be posting links to his Vlog posts as Tali & I edit them! =)

Foundation (reflections of a returning student)

Posted on September 19, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Several days ago,  I had a conversation with an incoming student at Pardes, and she asked me about my feelings towards halakha & Judaism, which gave me new cause to reflect upon last year. In addition to developing practical skills in Jewish text study & Jewish traditional observance, I also spent much of last year striving Continue Reading »

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