These and Those

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

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Poland Trip: Jordyn’s e-mail to her Father

Posted on January 24, 2010 by Emma Sevitz

One of the Poland trip participants wrote an e-mail to her father about the Poland trip, and sent it to me for this Pardes blog… here it is: Hi Poland was an enriching experience. The days were emotionally intense and long and cold, but Rav Levi Cooper–my Hassidic teacher and main tour guide made sure Continue Reading »

Behind the ‘Lens’ in Poland

Posted on January 16, 2010 by David Bogomolny

R. Levi Cooper told us that we should avoid experiencing our tiyul to Poland through our camera lenses. He told us that some people use their cameras as defense mechanisms. When the tiyul participants volunteered to take responsibilities upon ourselves so that things might run as smoothly as possible, I volunteered to be one of the Continue Reading »

Beliefs as Truths

Posted on December 22, 2009 by David Bogomolny

R. Levi Cooper, my Chassidut (Chassidism) teacher, has consistently inspired me with his wisdom. I’ve heard some of my own thoughts echoed back to me in Levi’s particularly articulate and reasoned way, and other insights of his have seeded entirely new contemplations in my mind. In discussing the history of the Chassidut, RLC taught us Continue Reading »

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 »

A long conversation and a visit from home.

Posted on November 7, 2009 by Katie

Two wonderful things happened to me this week that made me realize why Pardes was the best place I could be post college. One was that I had an amazing conversation with one of my teachers this past week over lunch discussing feminism and Judaism. We discussed our struggle with being obligated or not, how Continue Reading »

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