These and Those

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

Tag Archives: life in Israel

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Posted on November 24, 2009 by Naomi Adland

Two weeks ago, my grandfather passed away.  He had been ill for a long time, and it was not a sudden death, but it has been nonetheless a difficult experience.  At his funeral, my uncle shared a story about my grandfather that has become something of a mantra for me in the last few weeks: Continue Reading »

A Time to Glean

Posted on November 18, 2009 by Natalie C.

Last Friday, after three consecutive days of hiking in the Negev, I woke up at 6:30 am. Rather than sleep in, my roommates and I rolled out of bed, boarded a bus, and travelled up north to a kibbutz near Rehovot. Our mission? To “rescue” clementines that would have been left to rot in the Continue Reading »

Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw

Posted on November 7, 2009 by Pious Antic

  During a Shabbat picnic in the Tayelet, the group of Pardesniks I was with was approached by the most evil-looking tomcat I have ever seen in my life.  Of all the feral cats I’ve encountered on the streets of Jerusalem, none approached this one for pure badness.  This was the Leroy Brown of cats. Continue Reading »

Volunteering

Posted on November 3, 2009 by Lauren

On Tuesday afternoons a number of Pardes students volunteer with organizations throughout the Jerusalem area, and I’m working with a community called Yotzer Or.  Yotzer Or is composed of mostly immigrant families, many from Ethiopia, who are living in housing projects in the neighborhood of Talpiot directly across from the wealthy neighborhood.  They come to Continue Reading »

Welcome to the blog!

Posted on October 27, 2009 by Naomi Adland

Since this is one of the first posts on These and Those, I thought I’d take a minute to introduce the blog, and let you all know what we want this blog to be. Pardes is an amazing place to spend time – whether it’s for a few weeks in the summer, a semester, a Continue Reading »

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