These and Those

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

Tag Archives: poems / poetry

A poem from before

Posted on September 12, 2012 by Annie Matan Gilbert

I am a returning student this year.  I was in the Year Program in 2009-2010.  My goal that year was to attain the skills I needed to be accepted into rabbinical school.  It was an incredible, eye and heart-opening year that changed my life.  When I returned to Toronto, I found my besherte and indeed Continue Reading »

[Alumni Post] Just Send Me Back To Pardes

Posted on September 9, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

by Andrew Lustig, Year Program 5772 Just send me back to Pardes. Please, please, please. I promise I’ll learn at Night Sedar every week. And I won’t take a lot of bathroom breaks. And I wont distract my friends. And I wont use conversations with Robby and Donna and Joanne as clever ways to get Continue Reading »

I believe

Posted on June 14, 2012 by Sam Blumberg

(inspired by my Perspectives Israel trip) by Sam Blumberg I believe   that this fence has saved lives. that this fence

Finding Home (Again)

Posted on June 14, 2012 by Andrew Lustig

I’m back in New York Which is kind of depressing. I wish I wasn’t… But I’m kind of stressing.   People dress too nice. They make fun of my hair. And when I wear my Moshiach flag Well… people stare.   People here don’t know me. Like my Pardes friends do. They just see my Continue Reading »

Lost in the Rhythm

Posted on May 30, 2012 by Andrew Lustig

Originally posted on the Masa Blog:   I came to Israel – to the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies – 10 months ago, so that I could study and become familiar with Jewish text. I wanted very much to live a ‘Jewish life.’ I just didn’t know what that entailed or meant.   Judaism, for Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Day

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Yishai

Originally posted on my blog: Jerusalem Day On the twenty-eighth of Iyar A battle was fought, With G-d’s help, we won, Against annihilation. Jerusalem, are we worthy of you? When will we live up to your name? Do we deserve these holy places? We were not worthy of leaving Egypt, What is different now? Oh, Continue Reading »

shabbat shalom

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Shanee Michaelson

I find myself counting down to Shabbat this week, longing for that peacefulness and a little time to rest. Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago that was originally published in Hazon He-ATID, the Friday Night Live prayer book of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. shabbat shalom on nights when the air is Continue Reading »

בחקתי

Posted on May 18, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha closes out the middle book of the Torah, ויקרא, Leviticus, with a number of further details relating to the priesthood.  One specific word caught my eye though: “These are the statutes and the laws and the Torot that Hashem has given between Him and the children of Israel at mount Sinai by Continue Reading »

Anthems of My Life

Posted on May 16, 2012 by Yishai

Hatikva, my hope. Fully inclusive. Star Spangled Banner Red, White, and Blue With the rockets red glare. Anchor’s Away, Drinking to the foam. On my honor, I will do my best, Firmly bond in brotherhood, Napoleon’s March, and the halls of Montezuma. Shema Yisrael, the anthems of my life. (cross-posted from my blog)

בהר

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha is one of the shortest in the Torah, only including 57 psukim (verses).  One of the main themes discussed in the parsha is that of yovel, the Jubilee Year.  Every fiftieth year, all land would return to its original owner.  This included slaves, and the rabbis of the Talmud were eager to Continue Reading »

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