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Gefilta fish making!

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

From my blog: I am in the US and today with my mom and my great great aunt Eki, we made (homemade) gefilta fish! I always have a hesitation when coming home because I have become more observant over the past four years in Israel, but today, I felt very Jewish and really proud of Continue Reading »

Thank You from Abayudaya

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Rachel Rosenbluth

Dear Friends, This email is to send a huge huge huge thank you for all of your generous contributions towards the Namutumba Jewish community. In total, we raised 900 dollars (!!!!!), to help support the community! The money is going to contribute to full and complete seders, as well as to the education fund of Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The REAL Passover Story by Amber Ikeman

Posted on March 22, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Amber Ikeman (Year ’12) reflects upon how we can relate to Passover if we don’t believe in the story of the Haggadah: I often find myself questioning (shocker!) whether the stories in the Torah actually happened. Don’t you? I mean, it’s a really nice idea to think that thousands of years ago, maybe before humankind Continue Reading »

[Unexpected Encounters: The Jewish Holidays and the Other] Pesach

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Pardes is pleased to present the first episode of our new podcast series by Rabbi Daniel Landes, Unexpected Encounters: The Jewish Holidays and the Other. This episode is on Pesach. Pardes thanks the Alexander Soros Foundation, the sponsor for the series. UE Pesach Click here for the accompanying handout. Chag kasher v’sameach!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Tzav: The Burnt Offering by Joseph Shamash

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Joseph Shamash

In last week’s Parsha, the first 5 Chapters of the book of Vayikra described the variety of sacrificial practices that were addressed to the Children of Israel (Burnt, Flour, Peace, Sin and Guilt Offerings). This week, in parshat Tzav we continue with more details and regulations that are directed to the priests, namely Aaron and Continue Reading »

A Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict

Posted on March 20, 2013 by Shoshana Rosen

On the 9th of Adar, the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution (PCJCR) sponsored its first annual Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict. According to the Shulchan Aruch, this was the day that the arguments of Bet Hillel and Bet Shammai deteriorated from a respectful difference of opinion into violence. Rabbi Daniel Roth prepared sources Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Seeing the Hand of God In Your Life by Damian Zoppo

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Damian (PEP ’04-’06) is currently teaching elementary schoolin Even Yehuda, Israel, and taught for four years at TarbutV’Torah before making Aliyah with his family. The time I spent with friends and teachers studying the wisdom of our people at Pardes was a magical time in my life. I was a student, learning every day with Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Parshat Vayikra by Lauren Schuchart

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Lauren Schuchart

In this week’s Torah portion, we move from the exciting and relatable narrative in the books of Bereshit (Genesis) and Shmot (Exodus), into the legalistic and methodical book of Vayikra (Leviticus). In the first Torah portion, God tells Moses how the Children of Israel should go about establishing a holy community, a “kingdom of priests.” Continue Reading »

[Music Video] One More Night (of Matzah)

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Hillel Buechler

British Q&A

Posted on March 12, 2013 by Naomi Minsky

Here is my presentation from the Pardes Purim spiel: In the spirit of what we learnt about conflict resolution I am going to provide feedback on how I feel and relate to the Pardes community. I will begin by outlining my expectations prior to coming here. I came to Pardes excited to learn with students Continue Reading »

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