These and Those

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

Archive: August 2015

Revelation in a Food Court

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Eli Steier

  In order to prolong your days and the days of your children on the land that the Lord promised your fathers that he would give them, as long as the days that the heavens are over the earth. Source: The above lines are from the second paragraph of the tri-paragraph Shema prayer. It Continue Reading »

The Task As I Understand It Currently

Posted on August 9, 2015 by Eli Steier

Fall Creek Elementary כולָנו עַם אֶחַד We are all one people نحن جميعا أمة واحدة   עוֹלָם שֶל מִשְפָחָת אַחַת A world of one family عالم من عائلة واحدة   יֵש רַק שָפָה אַחַת There is only one language هنالك فقط لغة واحدة   ואוֹתָה מְדַבְרִים הַיְלָדִים and the children speak it والاطفال يتحدثون بها Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Chalk and Rivers

Posted on August 16, 2013 by Eli Steier

Studying at Pardes was amazing, and I gained much. One of the things I learned from my experiences at Pardes is how to be more comfortable with not knowing the answer, to not be so worried about getting life wrong. Let me explain, and lay my position on the table. I do believe there is Continue Reading »

A Poem: “Moshe”

Posted on July 28, 2013 by Eli Steier

Perfect standards for Perfect people Do not take us out of the wilderness And our people have known wilderness All too well Perfect standards for Imperfect people Are just enough to Take us Home