These and Those

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

Archive: April 2015

Reflections on my First Yom HaZikaron in Israel

Posted on April 29, 2015 by Jacob Haas

Yom HaZikaron – what a sad day. I had expectations and anxieties around Yom HaZikaron and I was actually quite relieved that my main feeling from the day was simply sadness. I was anxious that I would feel anger. Anger about the nearly constant state of war Israel is in. Anger about glorifying war. About Continue Reading »

And God said, let there be a Red Heifer and Radical Acceptance.

Posted on March 15, 2015 by Jacob Haas

  Below is a Dvar I wrote for Moishe House.   As Pardes and Moishe House have a new partnership I thought it would appropriate to share this with the Pardes community as well. “This is the decree (Hok) of the Torah, which God has commanded, saying: Speak to the Children of Israel, and they Continue Reading »

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