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

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Alumni on the Israel National Trail

Posted on September 18, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Things to do in Israel after your year of study at Pardes: travel Shvil Yisra’el!

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 »

Meet the Fellows 5773

Posted on August 24, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Derek Kwait never spent longer than five consecutive weeks outside of his native Pittsburgh area prior to fulfilling his dream of studying at Pardes last year. After attending one year of film school at Point Park University in 2007-8, he transferred to the University of Pittsburgh in fall 2008. He graduated in 2011 with a Continue Reading »

Find What’s Yummy

Posted on July 16, 2012 by Rachel Bikofsky

(Cross-posted from Little by Little לאט לאט Shalom from Israel!  I do feel like I should apologize for the long stretch without any postings…as predicted, getting computer access has been a bit tricky.  But, though I haven’t been writing, I’ve been quite busy exploring Jerusalem and reuniting with dear friends after many, many months apart.  This Continue Reading »

Alumni Spotlight: Jen Taylor Friedman

Posted on June 17, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

As some of you may know, Th&Th loves Pardes alumni blogs! And when we find them, we like linking to them from the side menu of our blog… and sometimes we even get nosy enough to interview our alumni, and spotlight them here in a Th&Th blog post. So it turns out that the soferet Continue Reading »

Week 38: Jerusalem in a Week

Posted on May 28, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) This week really started last Shabbat afternoon as I sat in a corner of the Tayelet (promenade overlooking the Old City and East Jerusalem) reading the opening chapters of James Carroll’s Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Carroll begins the book by discussing the tension between the two Jerusalems, the earthly Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Celebrating 10,000

Posted on May 9, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Carrie Bornstein (Year Program ’05-’06) serves as the Acting Executive Director of Mayyim Hayyim, and she recently blogged about celebrating the Mikveh’s 10,000th immersion! Mazal Tov to Mayyim Hayyim! Keep up the great work! You can read Carrie’s blog post below, or at the Mayyim Hayyim blog!

Experiencing the Omer

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Soffer

Originally posted at my blog: What an exciting time it is in the Jewish calendar! In the span of just three weeks Jews throughout the globe have reaffirmed our freedom with the holiday of Pesah, we have celebrated renewal Rosh Hodesh Iyar, and we danced through the streets of Yerushalayim on Yom Haaztmaut, as we Continue Reading »

My two loves: Torah and Theater

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Leah Stern

My life in Israel this year has been amazing. I’ve been so lucky to make new friends, learn new things, and experience everything that is Israel. Most of my day is spent at Pardes, where I’ve had to opportunity to learn with faculty and peers about everything Jewish, from the tefillot in the siddur to Continue Reading »

After Pesach Break

Posted on April 16, 2012 by AdAm Mayer

From my blog: I am excited to return to a normal schedule of life.  I have made much progress over the last half year. I left Rosh Hashana with a strong desire to change what I was doing – and so it happened: we moved, I quit my job, and started learning at Pardes.  Now Continue Reading »