These and Those

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

Tag Archives: commemoration

[Alumni Guest Post] Reflection on Yom Hashoah

Posted on April 8, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Daniel Shibley (Yr. ’11, Fellows ’12) shared the following: As the clock turned from 9:59 to 10:00, it began. Quietly at first, and then reaching a volume that brings all of Israel to a halt. The siren of Yom Hashoah silenced all other man-made noises, leaving every body to their own thoughts and memories of Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] God Cries Along – by Aviva Golbert

Posted on April 4, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

It is usually considered good practice to connect one’s Dvar Torah about the Parshah to some current event or to an upcoming holiday. As such, I want to find some segue between this week’s Torah portion – Parshat Shemini – and Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be commemorated in Israel next Monday. Continue Reading »

The only way to leave mitzraim is out of love

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Shoshana Rosen

From my blog: When I asked him why he made the haggadah he took a step back and gave me a weird shocked face, and said, “no one has asked me that question.” I also looked surprised, “no one has ever asked you why you wanted to make a haggadah?” He replied, “Well, not tonight.” Continue Reading »

In Honor of Fred Worms z”l

Posted on March 14, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

I presented this in Fred Worms’ (z”l) memory at today’s Pardes community lunch When I first started learning about Mr. Worms I felt an instant connection because of his love of sports. I love sports and playing sports, as well. In a speech that Mr. Worms gave when he stepped down from being the Honorary Continue Reading »

Azkara for Janet Robbin

Posted on February 4, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

One thing that is very real lately at Pardes is the Jewish life cycle; particularly, the end. Last week many students traveled to Alon Shvut to support Zvi Hirschfield at the funeral of his father. And just last night, many students and people from the community gathered in the Beit Midrash for an azkara or a type Continue Reading »

Ten Years of Chesed

Posted on February 4, 2013 by Stu Jacobs

The year after Ben and Marla were killed was a year of mourning for our whole community, even for those, like me, who never had the pleasure of meeting them. The first Yom Iyun shel Chesed enabled us to come together and celebrate the lives of two fellow students by creating something positive from the Continue Reading »

Dear Marla and Ben:

Posted on January 27, 2013 by Laura H.

Dear Marla and Ben: I feel connected to you even though I never knew you. The moment that you were killed was a powerful moment in my own personal narrative relating to Israel. I was scheduled to come to Israel for a semester of high school in the fall of 2002. All summer, I was Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] In Loving Memory of Rose Goldberg

Posted on January 23, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Thursday’s learning is dedicated to the loving memory of Rose Goldberg, Bryna Rayzel bat Avraham V’ Tcherna. (Rose’s first yahrzeit is on Friday, Shevat 14) Rose’s daughter, Carole Daman (Year Program ‘74) writes: My mother was a very warm, vivacious woman who was active in Jewish communal affairs into her 90’s. For many years she Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Aviva Golbert — Oak of Weeping

Posted on November 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

While this week’s parsha, VaYishlach, includes some of our tradition’s high-points (Jacob struggles with an angel and prevails! Jacob’s name is changed to Israel and he is blessed with land and progeny!) as well as some of its low-points (the rape of Dinah; Reuben sleeping with his father’s handmaid, Bilhah), my favorite verse in VaYishlach Continue Reading »

Introducing the Volunteering-Monitor

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Naomi Minsky

Hi Everyone, You will see on the wall that there is a volunteering monitor. Every time you volunteer please shade in a square. The aim is to get 400 hours by the 31st December to honour the memory of Ben and Marla the Pardes students who were killed during the Intifada. Below is what I Continue Reading »