These and Those

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

Tag Archives: excitement

Catching Up

Posted on January 7, 2013 by Laurie Franklin

From my blog: It’s been a long, dry spell in this blog, its onset corresponding somewhat ironically with the start of Jerusalem’s rainy season. The rainy season began with a clap of thunder and a few minutes of soft rain. I heard the thunder and didn’t quite believe it. Ran out to the merpeset (balcony) Continue Reading »

questions and answers

Posted on December 24, 2012 by Shoshana Rosen

Originally posted on my blog on Oct. 30, 2012: What am I even doing in Israel? What am I doing next year? What brings me joy? Meaning? At some point, you have to stop running away from these questions. The answer will not come without giving it space to be nurtured. Today was the first Continue Reading »

Women of the Wall Rosh Chodesh Tevet

Posted on December 14, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Originally posted on my blog: I recently learned about Women of the Wall and their struggle for equality at the Kotel, the Western Wall, the most significant religious site for Jews. Every Rosh Chodesh they go to the Kotel to pray together in a minyan (technically, a group of 10 Jewish men, but for them, Continue Reading »

The Search for Delicious

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Shoshana Rosen

Originally posted on my blog: In 5th grade we read a book in class called The Search for Delicious… A couple of months after reading this book, we had to pick our favorite book and do a book report on it. But, because I HATED to read, I just picked The Search for Delicious, a Continue Reading »

Ayeka: Getting Personal with G-d

Posted on December 3, 2012 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

Hello! Over the past month, I have been a part of the Ayeka class, being run by David Bogomolny at Pardes. It’s funny. When I first arrived at Pardes, I had no idea of the meaning of the word, “Ayeka”. I had no idea of its significance in the Tanach and in everyday life. However, Continue Reading »

Falling in love with Tel Aviv

Posted on November 4, 2012 by Cara Abrams-Simonton

Originally posted on my blog: So there is this thing. Tel Aviv vs. Jerusalem- and I’d say probably the majority of your average secular Israelis would say Tel Aviv, hands down. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m in love with Jerusalem… there is incredible history, beauty and complexity here. But there is something else going Continue Reading »

Election Time

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Ari Abelman

From my blog: Election day in America is coming up soon.  I just recently sent in my absentee ballot.  And Israel has just called early elections (a phenomenon the does not exist in the American system) for January 22nd, 2013. I’ve always found voting exciting, and I enjoy watching election returns come in in the Continue Reading »

Blogging in 5773

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Cara Abrams-Simonton

Originally posted on Oct. 1: Two months since I last wrote. It is now 5773 and I am hoping to blog more regularly. Call it a Jewish new year’s resolution! The Jewish New Year ראש השנה Rosh HaShanah was on September 17 followed by the Day of Atonement יום כיפור Yom Kippur on September 26. Continue Reading »

There is nowhere like Jerusalem to celebrate the Chagim!

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

This post is cross-posted from my Studymoon blog at https://thestudymoon.wordpress.com Hello! Shmatan here again. I want to start a new tradition that I actually started on my first day in Jerusalem… Drumroll please… The cat count! There are thousands and thousands of cats in Jerusalem! Why you might ask? Well, at some point in the Continue Reading »

A Month of Firsts!

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

(Cross-posted from my blog) Hello world! This is the first post of my first ever blog on my first studymoon with the first person in my life, Annie. This first month has gone by so incredibly fast, and so much has happened, I hope I can capture at least some of it here. Jerusalem is Continue Reading »