These and Those

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

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July 2nd – The Fabric of Normal

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Leah Lesch

From my blog: … In the mean time, the Learning at Pardes continues to be stellar. The atmosphere is tinged with sadness, the funerals took place and families stared sitting shiva; but our learning continues and as one of the Rabbi’s said yesterday, Rav Kook would have approved that approach. As I learned today, Rav Continue Reading »

[Jerusalem Medley] Odalia

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Candace Mittel

About Jerusalem Medley Odalia I am from Beit Shemesh.  Twenty minutes away from Jerusalem.  You are invited to come and see.  She is very nice city.  The people there… very, very… heart persons.  Lovely.  I come to Jerusalem a lot.  I love this place because when I was teenager I was here a lot with Continue Reading »

a Dvar for Hannah

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

Relative to life, Hannah and I are new friends. Even though we knew each other before, we really met at the beginning of this year. I was lucky enough to room with her at the first Shabbaton of the year where I finally got the inside scoop on the engagement. (Eitan really couldn’t provide enough Continue Reading »

Gefilta fish making!

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

From my blog: I am in the US and today with my mom and my great great aunt Eki, we made (homemade) gefilta fish! I always have a hesitation when coming home because I have become more observant over the past four years in Israel, but today, I felt very Jewish and really proud of Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Parshat Vayikra by Lauren Schuchart

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Lauren Schuchart

In this week’s Torah portion, we move from the exciting and relatable narrative in the books of Bereshit (Genesis) and Shmot (Exodus), into the legalistic and methodical book of Vayikra (Leviticus). In the first Torah portion, God tells Moses how the Children of Israel should go about establishing a holy community, a “kingdom of priests.” Continue Reading »

A Dusky Holiness before Shabbat…

Posted on February 23, 2013 by Naomi Bilmes

From my blog, written before Shabbat: A Dusky Holiness before Shabbat… Stories from the week… …still on air from serendipity. It was on a Thursday, on which we presumably do organized chesed projects, but on one specific Thursday, I chose to simply organize myself: carrots, sweet potatoes, scallions, cumin, coriander, cumin, whirr whirr whirr in Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Cooking Love

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

A thought about halakha by Jeremy Sorgen (Spring ’11): When one cooks for another, one cooks with love. Cooking becomes an act of devotion and the food tastes better because it is made with a key ingredient: care. One must strive to do everything this way, that is, as a means of expressing love. Devotion Continue Reading »

Homemade Kosher Little Debbies

Posted on October 13, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

I made homemade Little Debbie oatmeal sandwiches. If you don’t know what Little Debbie is, click here.  Nothing with this much butter could be bad, but they were delicious!! YUM!

Honor to host!

Posted on September 9, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

This past Shabbat, Joseph, my roommate, and I had the honor of hosting 10 new Pardes students at our home. We were really excited about the prospect and really went all out.  We had the most amazing evening, and even though we really tried to create a beautiful Shabbat space and atmosphere, and even ate Continue Reading »

Week 35: Other Things I’ve Learned in Israel

Posted on May 7, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) I came to Israel wanting to learn Torah, and I have. Thank God, I’ve learned tons of Torah here and am privileged to learn more each day. But now that it’s May and I’m entering into the home stretch of my first year in Israel, I’ve gotten Continue Reading »