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[Alumni Guest Post] Hametz Prayers

Posted on April 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Below is a guest post from 2 Pardes alumni: Rabbi Jon Kelsen & Dena Weiss are both alumni of the Pardes kollel program. Jon teaches at the Drisha Institute, and Dena teaches at Yeshivat Hadar. Together in chevruta, Jon & Dena wrote two prayers, in anticipation of bedikat / biur hametz this year. Here is their explanation. (read Continue Reading »

שמיני

Posted on March 27, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Pardes Alum Ben Barer has followed Avi Strausberg‘s lead, and written a poem for the ‘Haiku Torah Project’. Check it out below: After secluding Aharon and his sons for seven days, this week’s parsha begins with the first official atoning sacrifices.  Rashi, bolstered by the Re”em (sp?) note that it is not by accident that Aharon Continue Reading »

Reflections on riding the bus in Jerusalem

Posted on March 25, 2011 by David Bogomolny

In light of the recent bombing in Jeruslam, Pardes alum Courtney Miller (Spring 2010) shares a post of hers from last year. Courtney has made Aliyah and now lives in Jerusalem. The bus: my constant companion. I wait for her. I get annoyed with her. I marvel at her. I wish I could give her Continue Reading »

Purim Rap – Never Gets Old!

Posted on March 20, 2011 by David Bogomolny

This never gets old: Pardes Alumnus Matt Bar‘s Purim Rap with a R. Zvi Hirschfield cameo 🙂

Alumnus Ben Barer published

Posted on March 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Check out Ben’s article in Canada’s Jewish Independent! Read about Hillel UBC‘s event: We R Israel, held at Temple Sholom. Good job, Ben!

[Student Profile] Samahra Zatzman

Posted on March 1, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Samahra (Spring ’11) first found the words to describe her passion for ‘bridging communities’ as a York University student upon receiving the annual ‘Partnership and Outreach’ award from UJA and Hillel of Greater Toronto for activism as Hillel ‘Tzedek’ Chair. After completing her B.A. Honors in theater and B.Ed. in education, Samahra continued to pursue cross-cultural education as the Education and Continue Reading »

Havruta series w/Rav Landes

Posted on February 28, 2011 by David Bogomolny

As part of my Fellows project, I get to work with Rosh Yeshiva Rav Landes on his vlog. He’s often working overseas, but we recently had the opportunity to film 2 sessions of a new video havruta series with him and Rabbi Adam Frank (a Pardes alumnus!). Check out parts ONE & TWO (there will hopefully Continue Reading »

Bereishit – The Beginning of My Chumash Project

Posted on January 12, 2011 by Barer

Since I was inspired to undertake this project due in large part to being at Pardes, I thought I would post this here too. My ‘Chumash Project’: My plan is to tackle one commentary a year, Rashi this year, reading Chumash with that commentary in line with the weekly parsha.  Given certain circumstances largely out of my control, Continue Reading »

Alumnus’ Blog (Ben Barer)

Posted on January 9, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Ben was one of our most prolific student authors this semester until he left Pardes to finish college. Now he has a new blog! We’re adding him to our list of student blogs… he remains with us in spirit (and he’s a great read).

Jordyn & Tom

Posted on December 24, 2010 by The Director of Digital Media

So cute! Jordyn & Tom met each other last year through the Pardes community 🙂