These and Those

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

Archive: November 2011

In case you were going through mustache withdrawal!

Posted on November 13, 2011 by Andrea Wiese Please donate a $1 (or more) to help support research from prostate cancer and to help men’s health!!! I know that you’re all loving these mustache photos, so just $1!! Read about where your money will go… in advance!!  

Shabbat Mustache!

Posted on November 11, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Roi joined me today for men’s health awareness!!! I hope you like our mustaches!!! Shabbat shalom…and after Shabbat donate here!!

Mustache 2!!!!!!!

Posted on November 10, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

I think this one is sexy!  That’s why I’m winking!! Donate, donate, donate!! =) Thank you!!!!!!!!

Hole in my heart.

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

I just received this article about bagel shops in Chicago (Kaufmans, our favorite, taking the number one stop) from my mother in the mail yesterday. She is always sending me little things, articles, stickers, pictures, whatever she can to let me know she is thinking of me. But even though she sent me this because Continue Reading »

My Movember

Posted on November 9, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

I think I am the only girl at my school doing Movember to help raise money and awareness for men’s health. But I think it’s so important for society, I think men’s health is something that people over look, especially cancer in men. And let’s face it, there are a lot of important men in Continue Reading »


Posted on November 1, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Movember is a changing the face of men’s health! Men all over the US and world are growing mustaches in order to raise money to help fight prostate cancer!! You can read all about it at their website here.   Pardes has a team led by Evan Remer, the guy in the picture with the big Continue Reading »

Alef bet

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

So….today I learned the alef bet! Although I should have learned it a long long time ago, and despite that I “speak” Hebrew…I had never learned the order of the letters. Today, I thought, enough, it’s time. And Roi helped me learn the letters in order. It’s awesome! Have you ever felt like there is Continue Reading »

Israeli Driving License

Posted on October 26, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Although I passed the driving test in June, I just received my license in the mail yesterday!! I feel like this is a great achievement in becoming “Israeli” and I feel like I had to work harder for this than just becoming an Israeli citizen!! It was worth the wait!!

Shabbat laws

Posted on October 23, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Today in Halakha (Jewish law) class, we started learning the laws of keeping Shabbat. There are “honor” כבוד laws, about preparing oneself for Shabbat and there are “pleasure” עונג laws about preparing your surroundings. I never knew there were actual laws written that you should have a nice meal, and wash yourself, clean the house, Continue Reading »

Welcome Home Gilad

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Today is an amazing day for Israel and Israelis. Gilad Shalit who was was imprisoned in Gaza by Hamas for over five years, 1,941 days, was freed this morning after long negotiations in a prisoner exchange. 1,027 prisoners were released from Israel for Gilad’s return. Many people are upset about the exchange, saying how could Continue Reading »