These and Those

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

Tag Archives: excitement

Running the Jerusalem Half Marathon, March 1st, 2013

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Gabby Goodman

Literally running into (or rather, alongside of) DLK‘s team of 10k Jerusalem Marathon route walkers this past Friday morning reminded me all over again of the thrill that was the morning of March 1st – the Jerusalem Marathon. Although I do have to say that as beautiful as the walk must have been a week Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] My Pardes Experience by Eric Brief

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

Eric Brief (Yr. 2008-09) sent us the following reflection of his year at Pardes to post on These&Those! Check out his blog to see his beautiful art and weekly divrei Torah! If I remember anything about my experience at Pardes it is that I got more than I could have ever imagined. I’m not exactly Continue Reading »

Student teaching feelings!

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Laura Marder

How do I explain how student teaching has been so far? I can offer some emotions that I have been feeling.. excited, nervous, overwhelmed, accomplished, confused, frustrated, proud, awe, happy, tired, welcomed… I supposed this just makes you all picture me a crazy roller coaster of emotions! I will try to be a bit more Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Brokenness and Radiance by Heather Kantrowitz

Posted on February 28, 2013 by Heather Kantrowitz

Parshat Ki Tissa contains a myriad of events, most notably, the incident of the Golden Calf. When Moses descends Mount Sinai after 40 days and nights in preparation for receiving the 10 Commandments, he discovers the people dancing around this molten calf. He then “hurled the tablets from his hand and shattered them at the Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] An Unforgettable Evening by Dan Yagudin

Posted on February 2, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

First posted on Dan Yagudin’s (Year ’10) Facebook page Aly Raisman and I at an IDF fundraising event in Baltimore a month ago, on what was one of the most unforgettable evenings of my life “How the hell did I get myself into this situation?” was the first thought I had when I was sitting Continue Reading »

Song of Clarity

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Eric Feldman

From my blog: In this weeks parsha, Beshalach, one of the most famous events in all of the Tanakh occurs when God splits the Red Sea through the staff of Moses, allowing the Israelites to finally escape the centuries-long enslavement in Egypt and become a free people. The result of their freedom is that the Continue Reading »

Enfranchised

Posted on January 22, 2013 by David Bogomolny

After joining AmeriCorps, getting a graduate degree in public policy, and working for several years at the U.S. Department of Energy, I’ve developed a fascination with politics. I read a lot about U.S. politics, which I’m very familiar with, on a regular basis even though I’ve actually been living in Israel for the past several Continue Reading »

Voting in Israel

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

This morning on the street was quite like a chag / holiday. No one was working because it was election day. Most of the people who were out were on their way to vote, just like me! I didn’t actually know where the place was that I was suppose to vote, but when I arrived, Continue Reading »

Snow day = best day of my life

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

From my blog: We were all awake long before we finally received the email from Pardes to tell us that school was canceled. We all knew, there was a blizzard coming down outside our windows! The city had already shut down the afternoon before because of some hail. We quickly rallied and got a group Continue Reading »

Snowing in Jerusalem!

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Ilan Weismark