Posted on March 15, 2011 by Pious Antic
Living in Israel, it’s impossible to escape the national preoccupation with the plight of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who was abducted by Hamas in 2006, and continues to be held hostage today. Today, advocates for Shalit’s release called for people all over Israel to come outside at exactly eleven o’clock and block traffic for Continue Reading »
Posted on March 10, 2011 by Shivonne
Rabbi Melchior visited us at Pardes today, hosted by the Peace & Conflict Track. The students present for his talk ended up arriving a bit late to their afternoon classes because none of us wanted him to leave 🙂 The subject of his talk was whether or not religion could/should play a role in conflict resolution. Here’s my favorite quote: “If you Continue Reading »
Posted on February 28, 2011 by David Bogomolny
As part of my Fellows project, I get to work with Rosh Yeshiva Rav Landes on his vlog. He’s often working overseas, but we recently had the opportunity to film 2 sessions of a new video havruta series with him and Rabbi Adam Frank (a Pardes alumnus!). Check out parts ONE & TWO (there will hopefully Continue Reading »
Posted on February 20, 2011 by David Bogomolny
Shivonne Quintero (’09-’10, Fellows ’10-’11) working on the Pardes ‘Tu B’Shvat’ Mural Much kavod (respect) goes to Cheryl Stone (’09-’10, Educators ’10-’12) for organizing this beautiful art project! Stay tuned for a pic of the final result 🙂
Posted on February 8, 2011 by David Bogomolny
Pirkei Avot Podcast, Ep. 2 This is our 2nd Podcast episode… The 1st can be found here. This series is brought to you by the students of Pardes, with praticular kudos to Joel Dinin for leading this project!
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 »
Posted on February 1, 2011 by David Bogomolny
Kudos to Galoot Yerushalmi for this great find!
Posted on January 22, 2011 by Joel D.
Posted on January 1, 2011 by Daniel Weinreb
Here’s a map of the Beit Midrash and a few thoughts to go with it. (pdf map) By November, the Beit Midrash was getting a little messy – books of the Rif, Gra, and Rambam lying on tables next to BDBs, Franks and Jastrows. Books off of shelves is a good sign, a sign that Continue Reading »
Posted on December 20, 2010 by David Bogomolny
… Is the feeling that the situation cannot possibly continue forever really a reasonable guarantee that it will eventuallly change?” -David Grossman, The Yellow Wind, Ch. 17