These and Those

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

Archive: May 2013

Dancing with the Enemy

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Joseph Shamash

On my second Encounter trip, as we listened to various Palestinian speakers share their personal stories in a conference room in a Bethlehem hotel, I decided to take a stretch in the back of the room. At that point in the day, we had already listened to a number of speakers and I remember thinking Continue Reading »

A Letter to Iran…

Posted on April 21, 2013 by Joseph Shamash

One Wish Jerusalem was inspired by a video made by an Iranian filmmaker Ali Molavi. To see his video click here. This is the letter I sent him and his subsequent response after seeing our video:

[Video] One Wish Jerusalem

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Joseph Shamash

One Wish Jerusalem is a reminder of and a tribute to our shared humanity. Shot in one day, in Jerusalem, we invited everyone who passed us at the outdoor market and the Old City to share a wish: an honest, human wish. In a country and a city often highlighted for the complexities and conflicts Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Tzav: The Burnt Offering by Joseph Shamash

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Joseph Shamash

In last week’s Parsha, the first 5 Chapters of the book of Vayikra described the variety of sacrificial practices that were addressed to the Children of Israel (Burnt, Flour, Peace, Sin and Guilt Offerings). This week, in parshat Tzav we continue with more details and regulations that are directed to the priests, namely Aaron and Continue Reading »

Update on Finding Israel Documentary: A Minor Setback

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Joseph Shamash

Levi Ogner, my partner for Finding Israel Film Project goes skateboarding in Tel Aviv competition. 

My Documentary: Finding Israel

Posted on May 13, 2012 by Joseph Shamash

When I‘m not busy studying Torah at Pardes, this is what I‘m working on! Check out the website for our documentary project, and check out our promotional video:

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