These and Those

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

Tag Archives: poems / poetry

Untitled by Aviva Perlman

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

Hundred of years ago in candle lit rooms Rabbis argued on the rules of Judaism and on the words of the Torah. These arguments come to life everyday in the Beit Midrash through ribbons of pinks and yellows and greens and blues and through sing-song voices that might make us smile just a tiny bit. Continue Reading »

On Noach, נח

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

on the flood a kick in the sand the castle lies at my feet to begin again on babel handfuls of feathers brought near to the lips of God scattered by his breath May we come together after the scattering. By Avi Strausberg

vayera, וירא

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

vayera, וירא Huge, life-changing events happen in this week’s parsha.  A city is annihilated, the smoke and ashes of its people filling the land,  an entire people are made barren and then healed by God and, the long-awaited child of Sarah and Avraham, Yitzhak, comes within in seconds of a young death, nearly sacrificed to Continue Reading »

חיי שרה, Chayei Sarah

Posted on October 27, 2010 by Avi Strausberg

we learn of three deaths in this week’s parsha, whose very title, חיי שרה, contains the word life.  the first death, is that of sarah, for whose death, avraham wails and cries, seemingly alone in his grief.   in constrast, after avraham’s own death, just pages later, he breathes his last breath, dies, and is Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Poland Trip: Cheryl’s Poem

Posted on February 11, 2010 by Emma Sevitz

A poem inspired by the 2010 Pardes Poland trip by Cheryl Stone: MAJDANEK Breathe deeply my dear   Breathe We have long since been forgotten   Breathe They will not remember The guard tower watches over us   Protecting The city pulses nearby But we are already dead   Breathe The light brushing of blue Continue Reading »

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