These and Those

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

Archive: March 2024

Purim 5784

Posted on March 22, 2024 by Elaine Hochberg

Hello, I am Elaine Hochberg a proud supporter and Board Member of Pardes. Though I cannot be with you in person, I want you to know how delighted I am that you are learning and keeping our traditions alive and vibrant through your connection with Pardes. And what better time is there to take joy Continue Reading »

Overcoming Yad Mitzrayim and Recognizing the Power of Hashem

Posted on February 4, 2023 by Carole Daman

My mother, Rose, was a very warm, vivacious woman who was active in Jewish communal affairs into her 90’s. For many years she co-chaired the UJA-Federation Super Sunday campaign in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She was also active in her synagogue, B’nai Brith Women (later called “Jewish Women International”) and the Riverdale Jewish Continue Reading »

Dvar Torah for Dr. Harlan Daman’s Yahrzeit

Posted on October 23, 2022 by Carole Daman

Today is the 16th Yahrzeit of my wonderful husband, Dr. Harlan Daman, Tsvi Hirsh ben Dovid Aryeh. He died during the week after Simchat Torah so the last Torah portion he heard was the first account of Creation. He did not get to hear the rest of Parshat Bereshit. R. Nachman Cohen has observed that Continue Reading »

Women’s Role in Judaism: A Different Perspective On the Occasion of My Husband’s Yahrzeit

Posted on September 21, 2020 by Carole Daman

This blog piece was written by Carole Daman (Year ’73-’74, Spirituality Retreat ’13, ’14, ’15, ’17, ’18,  WLS ’08, ’09,  ELS ’12, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16 ’17, ’18, ’19, ’20). Each year a Day of Learning is dedicated in memory of her late husband, Harlan Daman (Tzvi Hirsh ben Dovid Aryeh) z”l. The following is Continue Reading »

Remarks for Day of Learning at Pardes sponsored by Lee & Cheryl Lasher – Rosh Chodesh Adar II (March 7, 2019)

Posted on March 6, 2019 by Lee Lasher

It is a privilege for Cheryl and me to sponsor and dedicate today’s learning at Pardes in honor of our Children, Gabrielle and Jake Moskovitz, David Lasher and Jake Lasher. We hope and pray that our children will always know and feel how much we love them and that they should cherish the importance of Continue Reading »

In Memory of Karen A. Shapira

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Stephen Donshik

The Day of Learning on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 is in memory of Karen A. Shapira z”l on her birthday. The day is sponsored by Barbara and Danny Shapira. Pardes Dean David Bernstein had the opportunity to recall a fond memory of Karen z”l, “a woman who deeply cared for the Jewish people,all humanity and brought menschlchkeit to all she did.” The below words were shared by Continue Reading »

Pardes Day of Learning–In Memory of Bob Benmosche z”l

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Rabbi Nehama Benmosche

When my father decided to leave retirement to go back to work for AIG, I wasn’t that surprised. He was spending his life between New York, Florida and Croatia, a twist on your typical snowbird life. My dad became a little bored with retired life. He enjoyed relaxing, going for a jog at 11:30 am, Continue Reading »