These and Those

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

Archive: December 2012

RoCk ShAbBaT ePiSoDe SiXtEeN

Posted on December 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Sam Rotenberg (Year ’12) and his friends bring their ROCK SHABBAT adventure to a close with this 16th and final episode! Week 16 (South Florida) – HD 720p from Rock Shabbat on Vimeo.

Pardesniks on the Cover of the NY TIMES

Posted on December 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] VaYigash 5773: Judah’s Approach to Joseph, on Three Levels

Posted on December 21, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rav Daniel Landes discusses Parashat VaYigash in Judah’s Approach to Joseph, on Three Levels. RDL VaYigash Shabbat Shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Stu Jacobs — A Special Connection

Posted on December 21, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Parshat VaYigash has for a long time been a parsha that I have a special connection with. Not only is it my bar mitzvah parsha (20 years ago this year), but it was also the parsha the week following my wedding.  After our wedding in Los Angeles, Aviva and I, who had met in Jerusalem Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Post Office Chutzpa

Posted on December 20, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Daniel Shibley (Fellows Program ’12) shares an amusing anecdote of daily life as an Israeli Amid the mound of mail in the “shin” box of Yeshivat Har Etzion, I located a small paper notice from the Israel Post with my name on it. Once I managed to peel it off the plastic wrapper of another student’s unclaimed copy Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The Word “Jew”

Posted on December 20, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Originally posted on the Ayeka blog By Aryeh Ben David (Year ’80): Sometimes I start a workshop by asking people if they know what the word “Jew” means. It is amazing how many people do not know what it means. I checked a few encyclopedias, googled it, and was surprised to see how many theories Continue Reading »

Мой Пардес находился в Иерусалиме

Posted on December 19, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This reflection on Pardes was written by Vera Pakhomova Katsman (Fall ’10) В 2010 году я вошла в Пардес. Вообще, Пардес – это фруктовый сад, однако Пардес – это еще и мифологическое место, куда вошли четыре еврейских мудреца, а кто они были, и что с ними случилось там, узнаете потом. Я вам расскажу, как в Continue Reading »

Rock Shabbat, episode XV

Posted on December 16, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

[Alumni Guest Post] Fire over T’Fillah

Posted on December 14, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12) started a new blog! Here’s one of his posts, from Dec. 11: Although we are now a few weeks removed from the tense days of war that came to define the month of November, the exact moment of the first siren has remained with me, a quasi-trauma, a frozen Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] MiKetz 5773: Yosef and Tzafnat Paneach

Posted on December 13, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi Michael Hattin discusses Parashat MiKetz. dfs Shabbat Shalom!