These and Those

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

Archive: November 2012

“Gangnam Chanukkah” – Mar Ḥeshván

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

New Chanukkah video by Pardes’ own Mar Ḥeshván: Arranged and Mixed by Hillel Buechler Vocals by Amir Zinkow Video by Brian Blumenthal and Hillel Buechler — Background track from: “Gangnam Style” by PSY

[Alumni Guest Post] Lecha Dodi – Man in the Mirror (Pitch Perfect feat. Cup Game Kabbalah)

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

Who would have thunk it – a perfect mashup of Michael Jackson and Lecha Dodi! At the Weber School in Atlanta, pop culture expert Joey Heyman (PEP ’08-’10) and director of student life/creative guru Ori Salzberg have teamed up with Joey’s students to create an amazing mosaic of the first two chapters of Bereishit, classical Continue Reading »

Rock Shabbat, Ep. 11

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

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Toldot 5773: Isaac

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

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Toldot and Isaac. Click here to download. Shabbat Shalom!

Rock Shabbat, Episodes 9 & 10

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

Rock Shabbat Week 9 ~ San Francisco from Rock Shabbat on Vimeo. Rock Shabbat Week 10 ~ Los Angeles from Rock Shabbat on Vimeo.

Noah Story – Character Narratives

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

Chumash Class Narrative Summary: Noah v. Ham An integral part of R. Daniel Roth’s חוּמָשׁ class (this year’s first installment of the Peace and Conflict track) is the summaries that students are asked to create at the end of a unit. Rabbi Roth gives free creative reign to his students to use whatever methods speak Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Does God Direct Our Lives?

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

Betty Hilton (Year Program, ’81-’82) gave this sermon at her temple in San Antonio, Texas about how much the Pardes experience influenced her. Sadly, she died as the result of a brain tumor about a year after giving the sermon, Dec. 2008. Have you ever wondered whether or not God is directing your life? Does Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] ‘Dear Golani Commander’ by Dan Yagudin

Posted on November 10, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This was originally posted by Dan Yagudin (Year ’09-’10) on Facebook: Dear Golani commander, The world needs to know about what I saw you do today. I was the non-descript American you sat next to on the bench after leaving your three soldiers at the entrance to the train station. You barked orders at them Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Learning with One’s Heart

Posted on November 9, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Originally posted by Aryeh Ben David (Year Program ’79-’80) on the Ayeka Blog: CONTROLLING THE URGE THAT TELLS US ‘MORE IS BETTER’. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOW SOMETHING? Does it mean to understand it? Does it mean to know something well enough to pass a test? Does it mean to be able to recite Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Chayei Sarah 5773: And She Fell off the Camel

Posted on November 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Chayei Sarah in “And She Fell Off the Camel.” Click here to download. Shabbat Shalom!