These and Those

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

Tag Archives: GDOL

[Take 5] Insights into the Shema

Posted on November 24, 2011 by Naomi Zaslow

Global Day of Jewish Learning – Recorded Live!

Posted on November 7, 2010 by The Director of Digital Media

Podcast Nevuchim – Video Guide for the Jewishly Perplexed

Posted on November 6, 2010 by Joel D.

One in a series of more than one to guide and goad the confused and curious in matters never before seen as relevant, and perhaps never to be seen again. Learn, laugh and kasher along with us.

When Tomorrow Comes

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Spirit Wolf

“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” — Sir Hillel the Great (or just Hillel, as he’s commonly known 馃檪 ) ————————- “When Tomorrow Comes” When tomorrow comes, Let it be for good. No more hiding from Continue Reading »

True Righteousness

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Spirit Wolf

When once asked by a potential convert to explain the essence of Torah in a mere heartbeat, Hillel recited these famous words: “What is hateful to you do not do unto others. That is the whole Torah. The rest is commentary. Now go and study.” We would do well to remember this today: “True Righteousness” Continue Reading »

Havdala by Coretta Garlow

Posted on November 2, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Havdala by Coretta Garlow

Musings by Brian Stein

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

1.聽聽“It is not your job to finish the work, but neither are you free to neglect it.”-Pirkey Avos 2:16 2. “Ben聽Zoma said, who is wise? He who learns from all people, as it is said: ‘From all those who taught me I gained understanding’ (Psalms 119:99). Who is strong? He who conquers his evil inclination, Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Parshat Lech-Lecha

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

Reading the beginning of Parshat Lech-Lecha, I was struck by its opening words. God’s command to Avraham to leave his home, his family, his country and move to a place that God will saw him is quite incredible! But it seems that God is demanding from Avraham more than the physical and emotional separation from Continue Reading »

Shabbat by Michael Kleinman

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

This week I rediscovered the beauty and power of Shabbat. I learned in greater detail how Shabbat is one of the most important, if not聽the most important,ritual expressions of Judaism.聽 I already knew of its greatness, as it is listed fourth in the Ten Commandments.聽 What is so important about keeping Shabbat? The essential idea Continue Reading »

2:24 讘专讗砖讬转 by Joel Dinin

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

2:24 讘专讗砖讬转 鈥欁⒆溾撟涀,聽讬注讝讘鈥撟愖欁,聽讗转鈥撟愖懽欁,聽讜讗转鈥撟愖炞;聽讜讚讘拽聽讘讗砖转讜,聽讜讛讬讜聽诇讘砖专聽讗讞讚鈥 “For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and he will cling to his wife and they will be for one flesh.” How does one acquire a friend? Two boys may enjoy playing sports together. The basketball court becomes their sacred place. With each dribble they speak out Continue Reading »