These and Those

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

Tag Archives: death

Music

Posted on March 20, 2011 by Jean

When I drove down Whiskey Row, past the town square, someone was standing by the county courthouse, playing bagpipes. Part of my mind noted how odd that was. I parked my car by the funeral home and got out. I walked with determination halfway to the door. Then I turned around and walked back to Continue Reading »

בא, bo

Posted on January 6, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

this is the parsha where it all happens.  the full wrath of God, manifested in swarming locusts and complete darkness, falls not only pharoah but on the egyptian people, while the israelites watch protected on the sidelines.  when God sent thunder and hail and fire raining down on all of egypt, which struck every man Continue Reading »

Talmud Vav Class funny video

Posted on December 24, 2010 by The Director of Digital Media

Fallen Hero – In Memory of Jan Weiner Z"L

Posted on November 30, 2010 by Joel D.

Bruised arms can keep no sword in its sheath. Strength is found not in muscles but in might. The soul exists as long as it is willing to fight. Men rise up ready to battle marching for glory, But men of reptilian cunning often write another story. Faced by our enemies we smile at their Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Tribute to Nechama's Savta

Posted on November 21, 2010 by The Director of Digital Media

Toyt un Phraylekh – Death and Joy (Parsha Thoughts)

Posted on October 28, 2010 by Joel D.

Thoughts on this week’s Parsha, חיי שרה. Not too long ago we were all eating, some sleeping, and many of us singing in little huts known as Sukkoth. Sukkoth is, as a festival, known as, “Zman Simkhateinu”, The Time of Our Joy. Surely eating and dancing in a wooden hut outside is fun in and Continue Reading »

חיי שרה, Chayei Sarah

Posted on October 27, 2010 by Avi Strausberg

we learn of three deaths in this week’s parsha, whose very title, חיי שרה, contains the word life.  the first death, is that of sarah, for whose death, avraham wails and cries, seemingly alone in his grief.   in constrast, after avraham’s own death, just pages later, he breathes his last breath, dies, and is Continue Reading »