These and Those

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

Archive: April 2012

Passover Video

Posted on April 5, 2012 by R. Murstein

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for watching my brother’s music video and sending it to your friends.  As of now, it has almost 13,000 hits!  It was featured in the Jerusalem Post’s top Pesach videos, and the Jewish Week interviewed my brother about it.  The links to both are below, as is the link Continue Reading »

Quite Possibly the Greatest Passover Video Ever

Posted on March 24, 2012 by R. Murstein

Dear Friends, Over the past few years, my brother Jonathan has started a Jewish music group called Bagels ‘n Box that seeks to liven up ancient Jewish songs with the world-class beatboxing of his good friend Jay Stone, who made it to Hollywood on Season 9 of American Idol. They have spent a good part Continue Reading »

An Egalitarian Minyan in Hebron

Posted on February 20, 2012 by R. Murstein

Last weekend, I spent a lovely Shabbat in the holy city of Hevron.  What a place! The four Pardesniks that went were a tour de force of “peace and conflict.”  Personally, I made it my duty to wear a huge smile and say hello to every person I happened across, be they Jew, Arab or Continue Reading »