These and Those

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

Archive: November 2012

Parasha Puzzle: Parshat Hayyei Sarah

Posted on November 7, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Jaclyn Rubin (part time Pardesnik) made Parsha puzzles for a full year’s worth of parshayot. Check out this one for Parshat Hayyei Sarah:

[Alumni Guest Post] Ben Barer – Why I Wear a Kippah II: Staying in the Conversation

Posted on November 6, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Cross-posted from Ben Barer‘s (Fall ’10, Fellows ’11-’12) blog: Last year, I posted a short reflection on why I wear a kippah, but there is another major aspect of publicly identifying as Jewish that I would like to fill in now. I believe that, in addition to the freedoms and decrease in antisemitism that have Continue Reading »

Nachlaot Photo Art

Posted on November 6, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This beautiful photo gallery of Nachlaot is the work of Olga Lempert (Year ’06-’07) who recently made Aliyah with her husband Andrey Pshenitskiy (Year ’06-’07). She’s now living here in Jerusalem, and she is also a blogger 🙂 Here is what she writes about it: This was in fact a test roll of film, but it ended up a Continue Reading »

Alumni Aliyah Blog

Posted on November 5, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Making Aliyah is always an exciting and challenging adventure, and every year a few Pardesniks decide to remain here in Israel when most of their friends return to their homes in the diaspora. Adjusting to a new life and culture is complicated, and keeping regularly in touch with friends and family outside of Israel can Continue Reading »

[Guest Post] Reflections of the Alex Singer Hike in 2012, the Year of his 25th Yahrtzeit and a Poem

Posted on November 2, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

by Suzanne Singer, Alex’s mom Three events happened this year that gave us a theme for the Alex Hike.  Benjy joined around 250 IDF officers on their trip to Germany and Poland to learn about and see the physical remains of the Shoah. Benjy’s son Itai went with his 12th grade class to Poland to Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayera 5769

Posted on November 1, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

In this Pardes from Jerusalem Classic, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Vayera.       Shabbat Shalom!

[Alumni Guest Post] Working for Prophet

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

By Jeremy Sorgen (Spring 2011): What is prophecy? Who are prophets? Traditionally, prophets have played the role of messenger of God. They are God’s mouthpiece, communicating their revelation to mankind–at once an onerous responsibility and an unpleasant task. The prophets of the Bible are unhappy creatures, driven mad by the intimate presence of God and Continue Reading »

Rock Shabbat episode 8

Posted on October 28, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Lech Lecha 5773: Avraham the Warrior

Posted on October 25, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parshat Lech Lecha. Click here to download. Shabbat shalom!

Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah [One Mitzvah Leads to Another]

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

Last Thursday, a group of Pardes students volunteering to help pack meals for shut-ins at Ezrat Avot in Mea Sharim, stayed afterwards to learn some Parshat HaShavuah. Kol HaKavod!