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

Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Why I’m Not Making Aliyah

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Derek Kwait

“Oh, so you’ve been here [almost a year/two years]! So are you planning on making aliyah?,” they say, bearing their teeth and gently lifting their eyebrows in anticipation of the upcoming hearty “Mazel tov!” they’re sure to owe me. “No.” “Oh,” this is less an expression than the sound a face makes as it falls. Continue Reading »

Nachlaot Photo Art

Posted on November 6, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

This beautiful photo gallery of Nachlaot is the work of Olga Lempert (Year ’06-’07) who recently made Aliyah with her husband Andrey Pshenitskiy (Year ’06-’07). She’s now living here in Jerusalem, and she is also a blogger 🙂 Here is what she writes about it: This was in fact a test roll of film, but it ended up a Continue Reading »

Beautiful Jerusalem

Posted on November 5, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on my blog: Since I’ve mostly been settling into a normal routine of class, class, eat, class, class, eat, shabbat (eat, pray, eat, pray), class… etc, I thought I would do a different kind of post. By the time I get home at night, I’m usually completely wiped out and ready to relax Continue Reading »

The ‘Shabbat dimension’

Posted on October 29, 2012 by David Bogomolny

I remember a late, late Shabbat night conversation several years ago on a street corner in Dupont Circle with a friend of mine. We were standing outside of a bar, as people walked by us, in and out, in and out, not heeding us in the slightest, just as we didn’t pay them any heed. We were Continue Reading »

Life Post-Chagim

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Eric Feldman

Originally posted on my blog: Hey, remember me? Sorry it’s been so long since I posted last, but things have been pretty busy here. I’m not exactly sure where I left off last, but I think it was somewhere around sukkot break (called one of the chagim aka festivals), so let me jump to that Continue Reading »

Love Your Limits

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog: And I’m in Jerusalem. Life is different here. As someone said beautifully in the opening circle of my program, Pardes, I think “I breathe differently here.”  The pure age of the structures around me, the intensely spiritual aura that seems to ebb and flow throughout the city during the times Continue Reading »

Holidays, Vacations, and more!

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on my blog: Shalom friends and family! From Rosh Hashanah until Sukkot we were without internet at the house, hence the lapse in blog posts. Anyways, it’s back now (after a long and frustrating process) so I’ll try to summarize everything that’s been happening in my life in the past few weeks. 1) Continue Reading »

[Take 5] My Poland Trip in Perspective

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

This past Sunday night was Simchat Torah. I spent the evening in the Pardes beit midrash, dancing and singing, along with many of you. The energy in the room was palpable, and filled me up with a feeling of pure joy. I experienced a particularly moving moment when the singing shifted to “Am Yisrael Chai: Continue Reading »

Today I was a Tourist

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Aliza Geller

Cross-Posted from my blog: (I would have posted this yesterday but I did not have internet) Today is the one day of vacation that is not Shabbat or Chag, that I am in Jerusalem. Therefore, I decided that I wanted to do all the things that I would have done if I was here as a tourist Continue Reading »

There is nowhere like Jerusalem to celebrate the Chagim!

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

This post is cross-posted from my Studymoon blog at https://thestudymoon.wordpress.com Hello! Shmatan here again. I want to start a new tradition that I actually started on my first day in Jerusalem… Drumroll please… The cat count! There are thousands and thousands of cats in Jerusalem! Why you might ask? Well, at some point in the Continue Reading »

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