These and Those

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

Archive: August 2012

[Alumni Guest Post] Reflection before the High Holy Days

Posted on August 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

By Amber Ikeman As the summer winds down and school starts up again, the High Holiday season is upon us.  “Already?! Don’t we have another month ’til Rosh Hashanah?”   Actually, our tradition teaches us that the Hebrew month of Elul, the last month of the Jewish calendar, is a designated time to begin introspection Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Ki Tetze 5772: The Obligatory War

Posted on August 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rav Danny Landes discusses the obligatory war in Parashat Ki Tetze. Click here to listen. Look for R. Landes in a city near you on his upcoming North American Tour. Details here. Shabbat Shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Shoftim 5772: Returning from the Front

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

This week, Rabbi Michael Hattin discusses Parashat Shoftim. Click here to download. Don’t forget to support the podcast! A matching gift will be made by a donor for all new and increased gifts. Donate online at anytime via www.donate.pardesusa.org Shabbat shalom!

Alumni Impressions ’11-’12

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

Now that the new Pardes school year is about to begin, we’re feeling particularly nostalgic about these posts on the Masa Israel Journey Blog written by a few of our ’11-’12 Pardes alumni… they’re really touching: Jacob Siegel, “Homeland and Home” Derek Kwait, “Symbols, metaphors, and preparing to come home” Andrew Lustig, “Lost in the Continue Reading »

Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast: Re’eh 5772: A City of Idol Worshipers

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

This week, Neima Novetsky discusses Parashat Re’eh. Click here to download.

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Ekev 5772

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

This week, Rabbi Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Ekev. Click here to listen. Shabbat shalom.

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] VaEtchanan 5772: Shema Yisrael

Posted on August 3, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat VaEtchanan To download, click here. Shabbat Shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Devarim 5772: Bacon, Eggs and the Zionist Question

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

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat  Devarim. Click here to listen. Click here to download the accompanying source sheet [PDF]. Shabbat Shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Balak 5772: Holy Chutzpah

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

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Balak. Click here to listen. Click here for the accompanying source sheet. 

Alumni Blog: Chanan Kessler

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

Alum Chanan Kessler (Year Program ’86) has shared his personal blog with us, which chronicles his reflections and experiences after his mother passed away. Chanan, we’re very sorry to hear of your loss… and thank you so much for sharing your insights and process with the rest of us.