These and Those

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

Archive: January 2013

Shared Experience of Divine Reality

Posted on January 5, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

  Adam Masser shares a poignant quote:   As deeply as any ideology may stand apart from, even in stark opposition to, its contemporary environment, if this outlook is to be shared beyond the confines of a small band of elite souls, who need no supportive experience to confirm them in their convictions, its beliefs Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Shira Abramowitz – The Burden of Legacy: It is no dream.

Posted on January 4, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Shira has left us for another adventure, and we miss her… But her insightful writing continues (x-posted here below)! Legacy. A pretty big word around here. Here being Jerusalem, a city that many nations hold dear due to its history and importance in relation to their people, their culture, their religion. As a proud member of Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Shemot 5773: Fear of Sin, Mindfulness, and a Softened Heart

Posted on January 3, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels discusses Parashat Shemot in “Fear of Sin, Mindfulness, and a Softened Heart.” james shemot Shabbat Shalom!

[Alumni Guest Post] Coming Home

Posted on January 2, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

By Mira B. Shore [Summer ’09 and ’10, Year ’12] It has been 7 months since I was in the Pardes Beit Midrash. 7 months since I walked the streets of Jerusalem, honoring my ancestors and being part of the Jewish story. 7 months since I actively and constantly questioned my religion, my spirituality, and Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits on a Sunday Morning

Posted on January 2, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Whitney Fisch (year ’08-’09) at Jewhungry wrote a ‘Shout Out’ to Pardes in this blog post… We’ll be checking back in with her for more great recipes 🙂 It’s Sunday and I’m not going to work tomorrow. Wait. Waaaait wait wait. Before I even get into anything we have to take a moment of silence Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Sara Brandes: Newness

Posted on January 1, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Sara Brandes (Year ’01, Fellows ’02, Elul ’05) wrote this blog post for New Years 2013… Enjoy! It takes the body seven to ten years to regenerate. Skin cells, heart cells, brain cells – almost all are are replaced over the course of a ten year period – which means, there literally is no part Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] this is how we go a-hunting

Posted on December 31, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Olga Lempert (Year ’06-’07) recently wrote this reflective piece on her blog: Sometimes life can start seeming pretty lifeless, an automated performance of an oiled and synced robotic routine. When that happens, I have no choice but to set out looking for some new life to replenish my supply. I look everywhere. Can my life Continue Reading »

Gift of Life blog post from Summer ’11

Posted on December 29, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Laura Marder has constantly been in our community’s thoughts since she left us recently for America; and her recent post reminded us of Mary-Brett‘s post from her Pardes Summer ’11 program… M-B also spoke about the Gift of Life at Pardes this Fall, and many more Pardesniks got swabbed when the Gift of Life representative Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] VaYechi 5773: The “Blessing” of Shimon and Levi

Posted on December 27, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Neima Novetsky discusses Parashat VaYechi in “The ‘Blesssing’ of Shimon and Levi.’” Neima VaYechi 5773 Shabbat Shalom!

[Alumni Guest Post] Through the Silence

Posted on December 24, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Daniel Shibley (Fellows ’12) writes about his recent Motza”Sh musings: Moments after the departure of Shabbat this week, I walked slowly, even delicately, in the direction of my yeshiva dorm almost as if I did not want to make any noise that would shatter the lingering quiet of Shabbat. Having just said ma’ariv (evening service), I knew Continue Reading »