These and Those

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

Archive: November 2010

ירושלים של זהב

Posted on November 25, 2010 by Joel D.

Traipsing on the Tayelet I peered a curious & precious treasure. It caught, as queer contrivances often do, my one open eye. The other eye of course closed for causes inconceivable, Yet yearning as I do to quench my quizzical conquests I came upon it. Little & late was I for it was lost & Continue Reading »

Podcast Nevuchim – Video Guide for the Jewishly Perplexed

Posted on November 6, 2010 by Joel D.

One in a series of more than one to guide and goad the confused and curious in matters never before seen as relevant, and perhaps never to be seen again. Learn, laugh and kasher along with us.

Toyt un Phraylekh – Death and Joy (Parsha Thoughts)

Posted on October 28, 2010 by Joel D.

Thoughts on this week’s Parsha, חיי שרה. Not too long ago we were all eating, some sleeping, and many of us singing in little huts known as Sukkoth. Sukkoth is, as a festival, known as, “Zman Simkhateinu”, The Time of Our Joy. Surely eating and dancing in a wooden hut outside is fun in and Continue Reading »

You've "Acquired" a Friend in me!!

Posted on October 24, 2010 by Joel D.

Pirkei Avot Moments These are merely my audio based musings on a very ancient text, I welcome your feedback and interpretations!

HaMoshava 54 – Great Place for Pardes Students to Eat

Posted on October 20, 2010 by Joel D.

On One Pardes’ students birthday at the amazing kosher restaurant HaMoshava 54 on Emek Refaim. What’s the catch. All the meals are organized by price. Starting at 10 shekels and going up to, you guessed it, 54 shekels!

Machzor on Your Mind

Posted on September 15, 2010 by Joel D.

This Yom Kippur, with your spirit and your clothing pure as light itself, you may find yourself steeped in the words of prayer. You begin the repetition of the Musaf Amidah. Your Kavana, your intentions, are pure and your passion to return to Hashem…Then two hours later you’re not even half way through the repetition, Continue Reading »