These and Those

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

Tag Archives: archaeology

Jenn Mager’s Museum Musings: The Israel Museum

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Jenn Mager

Last Thursday, Michael Hattin provided an outstanding tour of the Archaeology Wing of the Israel Museum.  I had visited the museum several times; the tour provided me with a much deeper understanding of the significance of the exhibit.  It is the largest collection of biblical archaeology in the world.  Walking through the Archaeology Wing is Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The REAL Passover Story by Amber Ikeman

Posted on March 22, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Amber Ikeman (Year ’12) reflects upon how we can relate to Passover if we don’t believe in the story of the Haggadah: I often find myself questioning (shocker!) whether the stories in the Torah actually happened. Don’t you? I mean, it’s a really nice idea to think that thousands of years ago, maybe before humankind Continue Reading »

Going down the mountain with Sam.

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Adam L Masser

Ein Gedi, freshwater spring of legend, sanctuary of David. In the scorching desert, the Negev. In the mountains above Yam HaMelach, the Dead Sea, the burning sea of salt. Sam, falling down while climbing out of a gorge carved in a high, rocky outcropping, its steep chutes formed by the rains of a geologic epoch. Continue Reading »

Route of the Patriarchs, דרך האבות

Posted on May 7, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

  Yesterday after noon, Pardes took a mini-tiyul/trip, to Gush Etzion.  It is a group of settlements that fell into Jordanian hands on May 13, 1948, the day before Israel declared independence. The dates that they were re-established are listed below.

Photos from Shilo Trip

Posted on April 25, 2012 by Cheryl Stone

Last semester, I visited Shilo with the Pardes Social Justice Track. It was so cool! Its funny but we just don’t think of that as being the first holy site, or at least I don’t. The mishkan was there nearly 400 years! Click on the photos to enlarge them:

Hebron Tiyul Pics

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Cheryl Stone

Week 4: The Learning Curve

Posted on September 28, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted to my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim.) Just after I posted last Friday, it all hit the fan. The entire day post-posting forced it to hit home in a big way for the first time that I really am in a foreign country now. It is also when I fell in love, twice over. Continue Reading »

PEP Tiyul

Posted on September 14, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Today we had our first Educators Program tiyul.  The good thing was that I had never been to any of the places where we went before. The bad news was, I was tired, and the guide was very informative and nice, but not so funny and I had a hard time paying attention. We first Continue Reading »

Shavuot: a Temple Holiday without a Temple

Posted on June 16, 2011 by Zach

I know a lot of my posts have been about how holidays are celebrated in Israel, but I hope you’ll bear with me through one more.  I promise, no more! Last week we celebrated Shavu’ot – the “Festival of Weeks” and the forerunner to Christian Pentecost.  Like most Jewish holidays, it was originally an agricultural Continue Reading »

Excavating Tel Burna and Spring in Israel

Posted on April 7, 2011 by Zach

(or almost)הנה הסתו עבר, הגשם חלף הלך לו Lo, the winter has passed, the rains have gone, gone away (song of songs, 2:11) Again, it’s been too long since my last post.  I’ve been studying hard at Pardes, and not much has changed.  But finally, Spring is here!  And with that, the first dig season Continue Reading »