These and Those

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

Archive: January 2012

Photo Contest Winners

Posted on January 12, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Here are the winners of the Fall ’11 Pardes Photo Contest (in no particular order): Each winner receives a $50 Amazon gift card! Many other photos from the contest will also be gracing the walls of Pardes soon 🙂

Photo Contest

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

Andrea W. is running a photo contest at Pardes! Today, students are voting for their favorite photo (see below), and we’ll get the results at the end of this week (last day of the semester)! Hopefully we’ll have some new photos up in the hallways soon! 🙂

Lauren’s Family Visit

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

It’s wonderful when our parents visit us during our years abroad in Israel…Lauren shares her happiness at seeing her Mom & Dad (and some photos) here!

Five Words or Fewer

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

She’s super… she’s duper… she’s Falynn Schmidt! Falynn studied at Pardes in 1999-2000 before moving to Atlanta, and founding Pardes Atlanta with the help of Marc Baker (97-98, 99-00 Fellow, 00-02 PEP). She coordinated all the parts that were not teaching — publicity, planning, scheduling, venue, Shabbatonim, and shiurim, and Marc and a few other Pardes alumni taught Continue Reading »

Interview with Réka Eszter Bodó

Posted on December 29, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

One of this year’s Pardes Fellows is studying at Pardes for her first time this year – last year she was studying at the Conservative Yeshiva. Réka Eszter Bodó is one of Pardes’ international students; she’s from Hungary, and These&Those (Th&Th) thought it would be interesting to interview her to learn a bit about her Continue Reading »

Guest Post: Tovah Leah Nachmani

Posted on December 28, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Many students have been lucky enough to study with Tovah Leah Nachmani – her ‘Personalizing Prayer’ class is a favorite for students seeking to connect to Jewish tradition in a meaningful, personal way, and we appreciate her for being such an incredibly deep listener. Below is a dvar Torah she recently wrote, with a bonus Continue Reading »

MASA ‘Shout Out’ for Hannukah!

Posted on December 20, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Hannukah at Pardes! Check #3 on this list of MASA recommended events! 🙂

Why Limmud is Amazing by Rose Prevezer

Posted on December 18, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Some members of the Pardes community are unfamiliar with Limmud International, but several students and many alumni are intimately involved with this rapidly expanding Jewish initiative. Among them is Rose Prevezer of the UK – home of the original Limmud. While her family belonged to a Modern Orthodox shul in London (United Synagogue), Rose became Continue Reading »

“Shout Out” to Germany!

Posted on December 6, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

We’ve been tracking visitors to our blog, and we’ve been surprised to learn that These&Those is visited by people living in Germany more often than it is visited by Israeli residents! Here are the stats, as of today (Dec. 6, 2011): Visitors from  U.S.: 37.33% Visitors from  Germany: 23.62% Visitors from  Israel: 16.32% Visitors from Continue Reading »

cute video

Posted on December 1, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media