These and Those

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

Archive: December 2012

Notes By ShiraBee: A Directed Heart (Mishnah)

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog:

Notes By ShiraBee: Time & Faith in Mishnah

Posted on December 16, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog:

Notes By ShiraBee: Hevron Visit

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog: Our visit to Hevron (West Bank). A challenging day of conflicting narratives. Heard personal stories and shared reflections from Israeli settlers, Israeli soldiers, Palestinian residents, peace-building organizations, and International Human Rights-Watch organizations.

Notes By ShiraBee: Hevron Visit, Preparation

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog: Preparatory session for our trip to Hevron (West Bank). Speakers presented about the biblical connection to the region, the historical political background, the view from Breaking the Silence, and from an IDF soldier.

The Soul of Jerusalem: A View of Multiple Truths

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Shira Bee

Crossposted from my blog: Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. ~ Rumi But what does it mean to be the soul of a place like Jerusalem? A place where so many people feel most closely connected to their own inner strength and beliefs, and yet stand in direct conflict with one another? One of Continue Reading »

Love Your Limits

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog: And I’m in Jerusalem. Life is different here. As someone said beautifully in the opening circle of my program, Pardes, I think “I breathe differently here.”  The pure age of the structures around me, the intensely spiritual aura that seems to ebb and flow throughout the city during the times Continue Reading »

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