These and Those

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

[Alumni Guest Post] ‘From outside Pardes’ by Aaron Voldman

Posted on January 28, 2014 by Hirsch Fishman

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Aaron Voldman (Fall '12, Elul '13) is still taking classes at
Pardes, as a Dorot Fellow. He recently wrote this poem-


Over the din
Of traffic
A flute sounds
Signaling the start of class
To the melody of
"Tov lhodot Lashem:"
"It is good to praise
To declare in the morning
his kindness
And his faithfulness
at night"
Not a bell,
A flute.
A flute invites the children
To learn
This is The Jewish way.
This is my people's way.