These and Those

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

Top Twelve

Posted on June 2, 2014 by Hannah Joy


From my blog:
  • haneloYou don’t know it all. But nobody does, so don’t sweat it. (But do keep learning!)
  • Sometimes the scenic route is the best, in Talmud and in life.
  • The person in front of you is the most important person in the world.
  • Labels are for jars.
  • My pshat is your drash, and my drash is your pshat.
  • Pause and notice the world around you. It’s unbelievable what we miss when we’re not looking.
  • Ask questions. Lo ha’baishan lomed (“The shy one cannot learn”).
  • Learn everything in its context. There are at least two sides to every story.
  • Breathe. It can put everything into perspective.
  • People will often surprise you.
  • If you don’t push, you’re not getting on the bus. Or anything at the shuk.
  • Go with the flow. Yihiyeh beseder 🙂