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

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Sleepy Seuda in PJ’s!

Posted on March 11, 2012 by Laura Marder

After a night of crazy Shushan Purim it was so nice to get together with people from Pardes and re-live the night before. Kendra, Nikki and I had a great time prepping hard for our Seuda and it was all well worth it. My living room was filled with fun breakfast food, mimosa’s, balloons, hamentashen Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Memorable Educator Quotes:

Posted on March 5, 2012 by W. Keller

Here are a few impressions that members of the PEP program have shared during their student teaching interships in North America! Esther Dubow: I taught in Hebrew on Friday and it was no big deal, such a relief!

[PEP Student] Student Teaching, I

Posted on February 29, 2012 by W. Keller

By William Keller Last year, student teaching at Lander Grinspoon Academy, I was thrown into teaching on my first day. Although I was flustered by the flurry of activity I wasn’t ready for, I felt like I was a part of the school immediately.  Here at Maimo everybody has been welcoming, but for the most Continue Reading »

New Hot/Cold Water Dispenser!

Posted on February 22, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Nerves!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

I am so nervous, and so excited! I am flying in two days to the US for student teaching! I am really lucky since I will be able to see my family first in Chicago before going to Philadelphia, but then it will be down to business! I am so excited to see what a Continue Reading »

RAIN

Posted on October 26, 2011 by Lauren Schuchart

Cross-posted from “Life According to Lauren”:   Today, it rained in Jerusalem for the first time this season! Why is this so notable? The middle east faces a chronic water problem. Every bit of water is crucial to the well-being of this arid region, and when there isn’t rain, people suffer in a dangerous way. Continue Reading »

Atmosphere

Posted on October 23, 2011 by Shibley

In our efforts to try and find spirituality and deep connections in prayer often lead us to take t’fillah very seriously. Generally, that is a practice which I would commend, and even recommend, since it would theoretically allow us to block out distractions and concentrate solely on our relationship with Gd. Perhaps the best example Continue Reading »

זמן שמחתנו The Time of our Joy

Posted on October 22, 2011 by Soffer

Originally posted on Darkeynu דרכינו: Here are some thoughts I shared with Shechter Westchester students about todays (this was originally posted a few days ago) events: Gilad Shalit….Gilad Ben Aviva Shalit. For too long this simple name has been in the prayers of Jews throughout the world, as we have waited and wondered about this Continue Reading »

D’var Torah on Psalm 27

Posted on October 18, 2011 by Barer

Better late than never, as they say.  Words of Torah are timeless, so I hope this is just as meaningful now, even though it was given at the year-opening Shabbaton by Pardes Fellow Kalie Kelman: I guess I pulled the short straw, so I’m giving the first d’var Torah of the weekend. But I promise Continue Reading »

Starstruck

Posted on February 8, 2011 by Pious Antic

Rabbi Yitzhak Frank gave a lecture on Aramaic grammar at Pardes last week. The casual reader of this blog could be forgiven for failing to leap out of his chair in excitement after reading the above sentence. I, however, was simply giddy when I walked into the beit midrash and saw Rabbi Frank standing there Continue Reading »