Posted on May 20, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Bruce Shaffer‘s (Pardes Summer ’06, Spring ’11) testimonial about Encounter originally appeared in Boulder Jewish News, March 8, 2012. We reposted to These&Those with his permission. Copyright 2012, Boulder Jewish News. Encounter: Bringing More Into View By Bruce Shaffer on March 8, 2012 – 14 Adar 5772 Zoomed in tight, images from the West Bank of Continue Reading »
Posted on May 9, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Carrie Bornstein (Year Program ’05-’06) serves as the Acting Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim, and she recently blogged about celebrating the Mikveh’s 10,000th immersion! Mazal Tov to Mayyim Hayyim! Keep up the great work! You can read Carrie’s blog post below, or at the Mayyim Hayyim blog!
Posted on May 5, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Bible Raps has linked to our blog! Sweet! Also, check out this Bible Raps video – they’re offering the MP3 for free!
Posted on April 19, 2012 by Barer
This testimonial was written by Pardes alumnus Daniel Schwartz (Year ’10-’11): Jeff’s reaction to Orthodox Paradox? Noah Feldman had been too easy on the yeshivas of his youth. I can’t help but look back on the bulk of my yeshiva education with bitterness. My teachers smoothed over all the tensions that animate contemporary Judaism, petrifying Continue Reading »
Posted on April 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Before Purim, alum Matt Bar (Year ’07-’08, Fellow ’08-’09) of BIBLE RAPS fame visited us at Pardes (and he stayed for the Purim spiel)! We videotaped him rapping for us during community lunch: We also got to talk with him about why he tries to visit Pardes regularly, and got him to share some thoughts Continue Reading »
Posted on March 17, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Alum Katie Greenberg asked us to repost her article about the Tav Chevrati from THE TIMES OF ISRAEL here on These&Those: When I came to Jerusalem three years ago to study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish studies, I was returning to a familiar city. Unlike many of my classmates I had lived in Jerusalem Continue Reading »
Posted on March 14, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
We were browsing through the MASA Israel Blog, and found… At the end of last year (2010-11), alum Carla Farson wrote this: In the spring of 2010 I received a Masa grant to study in the Year Program at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. By the grace of Masa, I was given the Continue Reading »
Posted on March 8, 2012 by Austin C.
Fellow Pardesniks!! For those of you who did not catch it on Facebook, check this out: Like the title says, it is Pardes alum (and my very good friend) Dan Brill (Year Program, ’09-’10) performing his song, ‘Megillah With Brill Wings’ to the tune of ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins. Enjoy! Purim Continue Reading »
Posted on January 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
by Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein I had been studying at the Pardes Institute for a few months last year when I heard a presentation by Dyonna Ginsburg, then director of a small amuta called Bema’aglei Tzedek . She described the situation of the working poor, and particularly contract workers in Israel, the gap between the Continue Reading »
Posted on January 5, 2012 by Barer
by Zach Margulies (Year Program 2010-11): One of the central tenets of liberal Judaism is that we make informed choices. The Reform movement’s mantra of “Choice through Knowledge,” even if often ignored in the Reform movement itself, is still a significant thread that runs through the liberal Jewish world, and which I strongly believe in. Even Continue Reading »