These and Those

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

Archive: January 2013

[Alumni Guest Post] In Loving Memory of Rose Goldberg

Posted on January 23, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Thursday’s learning is dedicated to the loving memory of Rose Goldberg, Bryna Rayzel bat Avraham V’ Tcherna. (Rose’s first yahrzeit is on Friday, Shevat 14) Rose’s daughter, Carole Daman (Year Program ‘74) writes: My mother was a very warm, vivacious woman who was active in Jewish communal affairs into her 90’s. For many years she Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Ben Freedman — Building Upon my Pardes Experience

Posted on January 23, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

The semester I spent at Pardes was among the most important periods of personal growth that I’ve ever had. Upon my return to the US, when family or friends would ask about it, I could only create impressions of how I had grown or what I had truly learned. I would say, “imagine six months Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Lauren Henderson — Parshat Beshalach

Posted on January 23, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

From Lauren Henderson’s (Summer ’09, Year ’10) blog: The d’var torah (more or less) that I gave at Sunday night’s Encounter Leadership Seminar: When I first got to Israel in the fall and started to get acquainted with the current stagnant political situation (for both domestic and foreign issues), I started to actually hope that Continue Reading »

Featured on eJewishPhilanthropy!

Posted on January 22, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

We’ve been featured on the eJewishPhilanthropy website!

[Alumni Guest Post] I also have a dream?

Posted on January 21, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Dan (Year ’10) shared the following reflection on Facebook… his writing is poignant as usual! Dear MLK: from one flawed human being to another flawed human being who changed the world – how did you do it? How did you see a different reality when others said there’s no chance that it will come true? Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Tzfat Shabbat

Posted on January 20, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

From Daniel Shibley’s (Fellows ’12) blog: Tzfat (Photo credit: tunnelarmr) The mystical city of Tzfat, in which I spent Shabbat with my parents, is renowned on numerous levels. Rich in history, Tzfat is one of the holy cities of Judaism. Atop the mountain, blasted by a stiff wind, sits a crusader fortress which lies in Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Pre-Israeli Elections Part II

Posted on January 19, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Daniel Shibley (Fellows ’12) takes more photos of election signs in Israel: Jerusalem Theater parodies campaign posters Shas sticker on a mailbox.

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Bo 5773: Pesach and the First Seder

Posted on January 17, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Bo in Pesach and the First Seder. Bo 5773   Shabbat shalom!

[Alumni Guest Post] Cooking Love

Posted on January 17, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

A thought about halakha by Jeremy Sorgen (Spring ’11): When one cooks for another, one cooks with love. Cooking becomes an act of devotion and the food tastes better because it is made with a key ingredient: care. One must strive to do everything this way, that is, as a means of expressing love. Devotion Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The Beating Heart of the Jewish World

Posted on January 16, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Sara Brandes (Year ’01, Fellows ’02, Elul ’05) shares her Pardes reflections: I met my friend, teacher and fellow Pardes alumna Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer during the summer before I arrived at Pardes, as a participant in the Brandeis Collegiate Institute. Inspired by her teaching and hungry for more, I sought her out. When I told Continue Reading »