These and Those

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

Archive: November 2010

[Student Profile] Kara & David "Bookie" Bookbinder

Posted on November 25, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Although they both hail from Los Angeles, Kara and David only met in college at UC Santa Barbara. As a child, Kara attended Christian Science church every week with her mother, but she became skeptical about religion as a teenager, and came to identify herself as culturally Jewish. David was raised in the Conservative Jewish movement, Continue Reading »

[Take 5] David B. – On Thankfulness

Posted on November 22, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Funny Video

Posted on November 22, 2010 by David Bogomolny

R. Baruch Feldstern showed us this video during Chumash class, saying that these little bears could be representatives of Rashi and Rashbam 🙂

Baruch Feldstern's Chumash Class

Posted on November 4, 2010 by David Bogomolny

The dalet-hei Humash class recently engaged in an exercise that might be of interest to other students and teachers, for its pedagogic value and/or because it is related to this Shabbat’s parasha. As part of studying the account of Yaakov’s acquiring Esau’s birthright – Gen. 25:29-34 – we read all the comments of Rashi and Continue Reading »

Havdala by Coretta Garlow

Posted on November 2, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Havdala by Coretta Garlow

Chamsas by Cheryl Stone

Posted on November 2, 2010 by David Bogomolny

So So Very Pretentious by Bogomolny

Posted on November 2, 2010 by David Bogomolny

No word limit But words limit so so Can the Torah contain unlimited Truth relevant to limitless peoples Though time limits people so so Words become irrelevant As truth becomes

Global Day of Jewish Learning at Pardes

Posted on October 28, 2010 by David Bogomolny

(Sh)tender Thoughts Update!

Posted on October 24, 2010 by David Bogomolny

I won’t do this every time we update Rav Landes’ vlog, but here’s his 2nd pre-(U.S.)election update! (I’m into U.S. politics so this subject matter is particularly interesting to me) (again, thanks to Tali Allen for video editing!)

Global Day of Learning

Posted on October 20, 2010 by David Bogomolny

What is the Global Day of Learning? Hi Everyone, Get excited and mark your calendar! On November 7th, Pardes will join thousands around the world in a Global Day of Jewish Learning to honor Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’ culmination of nearly five decades of groundbreaking work translating the Talmud, making it accessible to all Jewish people. Continue Reading »