These and Those

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

Tag Archives: culture

Graffiti

Posted on November 29, 2010 by Jean

Jerusalem graffiti often consists of elaborate images created using stencils and spray paint. Israelis take it for granted. “Why do tourists always take a picture of that?” Here are two of my favorites. The first is on a side street near Emek Refaim. It says, “Idolatry, I won’t save you, but you drink me.” The Continue Reading »

Security's Personal Impact

Posted on November 28, 2010 by Shibley

From Shibbles’ Eyes: At this juncture I do not want to address the politics that surround the reality that is the security issue. There is enough to be said and written about the politics to fill several blogs for several decades. As has become my approach, I want to relay three stories/thoughts in which I Continue Reading »

The coolest kippah in Jerusalem

Posted on November 21, 2010 by Jean

At the bus stop near Pardes this evening, I saw a young man with a guitar case slung over his shoulder wearing this kippah. He happily handed it to me when I asked if I could take a picture. (I’m such a tourist!)

Thoughts on Racial Judaism

Posted on November 9, 2010 by Merissa

Today in class someone asked if I consider myself racially Jewish.  I answered as honestly as possible on the spot, “I don’t know, I am still forming my Jewish identity.”  My thoughts are quick, but not that quick.  Later it occurred to me both why I was speaking in dissent, and how I define myself Continue Reading »

Random musings about celebrations

Posted on February 8, 2010 by Lauren

Celebration #1:  Tu B’shvat For me, it feels like Tu B’shvat in Israel all year round because of the multitude of dried fruits all over the place, but during January, they really hit their peak.  It’s time to go back to the fresh fruits, in my opinion… I’m ready for springtime.  Nonetheless, I attended two Continue Reading »

Welcome to the blog!

Posted on October 27, 2009 by Naomi Adland

Since this is one of the first posts on These and Those, I thought I’d take a minute to introduce the blog, and let you all know what we want this blog to be. Pardes is an amazing place to spend time – whether it’s for a few weeks in the summer, a semester, a Continue Reading »