These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Rabbi Alex Israel

[Alumni Guest Post] Pardes Summer Program 2013

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Talia Kern

Here is the poem I read at the closing lunch for the ’13 summer program: We started Pardes on the eighth of July Little did we know, that time would fly At our opening circle, there are so many names “Come hear about the classes,” Alex exclaims. Nechama, Tzvi, Yaffa, Reuven, who should we choose? Continue Reading »

shabbat shalom – ekev pardes…

Posted on July 26, 2013 by Michal Kohane

In Pirkei Avot (5:25) we find, “turn her, turn her, everything is in her” – הפוך בה, הפוך בה, הכל בה. We knew this theory before coming to Pardes, but feeling it on an almost daily basis for the last three weeks has been a whole different story. Perhaps there is no better place to Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Pinchas by Rabbi Alex Israel

Posted on June 28, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Pinchas. Pinchas

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Naso 5773: The Nazirite

Posted on May 17, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Naso in “The Nazirite.” Naso ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Mishpatim 5773: Explicating the Ten Commandments

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Mishpatim in “Explicating the Ten Commandments.” Mishpatim ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Toldot 5773: Isaac

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Toldot and Isaac. Click here to download. Shabbat Shalom!

Shofar and God’s Love of Israel

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

by Rabbi Alex Israel Cross-posted from his blog Thinking Israel On the one hand, the cycle of the Jewish year is predictable and familiar: The solemnity of Yom Kippur, the smells and feel of the Sukka and the 4 species, the warmth and intimacy of Hannuka, Purim’s raucous frivolity, the tunes and tastes of Seder Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] VaEtchanan 5772: Shema Yisrael

Posted on August 3, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

This week Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat VaEtchanan To download, click here. Shabbat Shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Korach 5772

Posted on June 22, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

In this week’s podcast, Alex Israel, director of the Pardes Summer Program, discusses Parashat Korach. Click to listen. Shabbat Shalom!  

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