These and Those

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

Tag Archives: FAQs


Posted on February 16, 2014 by Avi Benson-Goldberg

1. WAIT, YOU’RE GAY? I WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED! Probably I don’t get this as much as I feel like I do, but hey, we are all humans and so sometimes I go to work in my normal pants and sometimes I go to work in my garish neon-rainbow-flag leather tuchus-less chaps! This is really Continue Reading »

A FAQ about Crying

Posted on November 28, 2013 by Alana Bandos

I cry a lot.  Some of you have noticed.  Others probably haven’t.  But no matter, if you are going to be in the same program as me for at least another month, you will probably see me cry at some point.  A lot of people have been showing concern for my crying and I’ve received Continue Reading »

Diabetes FAQ

Posted on October 9, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

What do diabetes and Pardes have in common? For you, probably nothing. But I’ve been at Pardes for two years, with one more to go. And for me, these two are intrinsically linked! See, in the last month of my first year at Pardes, I was mistakenly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I left for Continue Reading »