These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Pardes

A Spoonful of Sugya Helps the Medicine Go Down

Posted on December 3, 2009 by Pious Antic

The rumors were swirling even before the day of Rav Landes’ shiur k’lali last week.  Tuesday morning he would be addressing the Pardes community about kavod shel Beit Midrash (respect for the Beit Midrash) and what this means in terms of behavior. Although presumably no one knew in advance exactly what our Rosh Yeshiva was Continue Reading »

Negev Tiyul

Posted on November 26, 2009 by David Bogomolny

Our Chanukah break is coming up soon, and I’ve been considering what sites in Israel I’d like to visit in my precious free time. Traveling to Rosh HaNikra and Haifa during our last holiday break whetted my appetite for adventuring throughout Israel. Perhaps I’ll take a bus up to Tzfat (I love its gentle atmosphere), Continue Reading »

A Sense of Home

Posted on November 1, 2009 by David Bogomolny

Some weeks ago, I bought myself a pair of house slippers because my roommate & I had agreed not to wear shoes inside our apartment. My decision was mostly based upon my preference for wearing shoes while davening (praying) at home (traditional Jewish law requires footwear during prayer), but I also thought it would be Continue Reading »

PARDES-Orchard of Interpretation

Posted on October 26, 2009 by dbrill

So when I came to Pardes, I wanted to know what the word itself actually meant. I googled it and found that Pardes literally translates as “orchard.” Huh?  Now I know this is a nice image but what does it have to do with studying Torah? Apparently quite a lot. Text study in general can Continue Reading »

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