These and Those

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

Tag Archives: childhood / children

[Take 5] Jessica Belasco: Life & Disability

Posted on March 21, 2011 by Joel D.

Interested in disabilities? Check out the text of Jessica’s [Take 5], and check out some online resources that she recommends!

Disabilities Civil Rights Movement

Posted on March 19, 2011 by J. Belasco

Below is the text of my Take 5, which will hopefully get posted soon in VIDEO format. I’m happy to continue this conversation with anyone who would like to. I want to talk about my own experience of disability and, in a broader sense, about the disability rights movement (which I think is a really Continue Reading »

The Barrier

Posted on February 26, 2011 by Shibley

No, not the barrier you’re likely thinking of. Rather, the language barrier that exists for anybody who is praying in a language that is not their native tongue. I remember during my religious school days that we struggled to simply pronounce the words well enough to be able to recite them in public. Eventually, we Continue Reading »

תצוה, tetsavveh

Posted on February 8, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

  in this week’s parsha, aharon is instructed to kindle lamps inside the אהל מעוד, the tent of meeting, to burn from evening until morning.  each night, he must light the lights and each morning, he must put out their flames as a law for all generations.  aharon, as the lamplighter of the jewish people, Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Ronit Rapoport

Posted on January 18, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Ronit Rapoport (Fall ’10) first found herself at Pardes when she was sixteen years old; she was living in Jerusalem while her parents were studying in the Pardes Summer Program (Summer ’06). Two years later, Ronit returned to Pardes while visiting her sister Sophie who was studying in the Pardes Educators Program (Educators ’09). In 2008 she began college at Continue Reading »

Do scholars increase peace in the world?

Posted on May 13, 2010 by Mosheh

Hebrew has traditionally been written without vowels, allowing us freedom to make connection between different words with the same constantans but different pronunciations. Rabbi Elazar said in the name of Rabbi Hanina: “Scholars increase peace throughout the world” (and what is the scriptural proof of this?) for it is said in Isaiah: “All your children Continue Reading »