These and Those

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

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Week 19: Tastes of Home

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) As I end my first semester in Israel, I am surrounded by reminders of where I come from and how I got here. It started last Thursday night, when I made halushki, a Central/Eastern European dish popular in Western Pennsylvania, at my friend מיכאל’s (pronounced “Mee-kha-el”) apartment Continue Reading »

On The Way To Sulha

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Aliza B.

I think it was during high school that Rabbi Gabi Meyer came to Boulder, and spoke about his work creating peace in Israel.  I remember being enthralled.  He is an incredible being.  I remember that at the shul, there were Hebrew speakers and Spanish speakers and English speakers and he was going back and forth Continue Reading »

Week 17: Chanuka

Posted on December 31, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Menorah at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue   This was actually my second Chanuka in Israel, I was here on Birthright in December 2008. So the menorahs on the streetlights, the Chabad menorahs in every public square, the impossibly delicious-looking sufganiyot* everywhere, and the total lack of anything Continue Reading »

Sean’s Recipes – Homemade Yogurt

Posted on December 25, 2011 by Sean L.

I was curious about why there are so few hard cheeses in this region, and after investigation, I started looking into making soft cheeses and realized just how easy it is to make yogurt (which can be Lebnah, or even a nice replacement for cream cheese).  I’ve told a few people that I make yogurt, and Continue Reading »

My Guys

Posted on December 19, 2011 by Lauren Schuchart

From my blog: In Jerusalem, everyone has a *guy: “You want to buy fish? Oh you HAVE to go see my guy in the shuk.” “My cheese guy is the BEST. He let’s you try whatever you want.” “Time for a haircut? You have to go to my guy on Emek!” The fun, and perhaps Continue Reading »

Eating at ‘Home’

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Leah Stern

Hello Pardesians and World, I am writing to you from a small cafe in Tel Aviv.  I must confess that I was at a loss as to what to talk about in my next blog post. I was going to try to follow my theme of faces in jerusalem of my first blog post, but Continue Reading »

Week 14: Things I Love About Israel

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) (In no order) *People here really look out for you. I know I’ve written about this at least twice before, but I really can’t get over it: Last week, when I went to pay utility bills at the post office, when I finally got to see the Continue Reading »

Week 13: Something New and Different

Posted on December 2, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Americans living in Israel typically celebrate Thanksgiving on Friday night for Shabbat dinner, as the old joke goes, there is second day of Yom Tov in the Diaspora. Since the tiyyul made celebrating on Thursday impossible for most of us, my friend Michael (pronounced מיכאל, “Mee-kha-el”) treated Continue Reading »

Olive Harvest

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Nikki Fig

I recently had the pleasure of joining Rabbis for Human Rights on an olive harvest in the Shomron Valley. I didn’t attend the trip to make a political statement, but simply saw my presence as an opportunity to help a farmer make an honest living. Anyone who knows me knows that rustling through olive trees Continue Reading »

a Shuk experience

Posted on October 24, 2011 by Suzi

I wrote this last Friday, after Sukkot: Someone dear to me used to say I saw the big picture bigger and the details as if through a microscope, but couldn’t see the real world as it exists in front of me. Is that why I set off happily for the shuk today, oblivious to the Continue Reading »