These and Those

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

Archive: April 2015

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Together We Stand

Posted on April 22, 2015 by David Derin

This week we will be reading the double parsha of Ahrei Mot-Kedoshim. This week’s reading come on the heels of the deaths of Nadav and Avihu, the sons of Aharon.  When reading the parsha, my mind went immediately to these deaths.  I could not help but draw a comparison between these week’s parsha, which is Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Remember to Let the Good Light the Way

Posted on December 18, 2014 by David Derin

This week all around the around Jewish communities will be reading Parshat Mikkets. The reading begins with a recounting of Pharaoh’s dreams. The Egyptian monarch dreams of seven healthy cows rising from the shores of the Nile, only to be eaten by seven sickly cows. Pharaoh then dreams of seven ears of grain growing on Continue Reading »

[PCJE] My personal reflection after today’s events in Jerusalem

Posted on November 18, 2014 by David Derin

Those of you who know me well are aware of the fact that I do not like to talk about things related to politics. I personally feel that when people talk about politics it frequently leads to disagreement, yelling, and hurt feelings. At the end of the day, my opinions are my opinions and I Continue Reading »