These and Those

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

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My PEP Graduation Dvar Torah

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Esther DuBow

By Esther DuBow, PEP ’12 Daniel Weinreb, you are truly a scholar and a gentleman and having you as a colleague these past two years has been wonderful. I want that “sugya” you wrote for closing lunch. In return, I’ll give you a copy of our spiel, (PAUSE) assuming there are some left that weren’t Continue Reading »

shabbat shalom

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Shanee Michaelson

I find myself counting down to Shabbat this week, longing for that peacefulness and a little time to rest. Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago that was originally published in Hazon He-ATID, the Friday Night Live prayer book of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. shabbat shalom on nights when the air is Continue Reading »

[Self / Soul & Text] Radical Acceptance

Posted on March 13, 2012 by David Bogomolny

I spent last Shabbat at Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s moshav near the city of Modi’in, where my grandparents and other close family members live. This Shabbaton was particularly convenient for me because it allowed me to visit my family without worrying about rushing back to J’lem for Shabbat (especially during the winter). It was also quite Continue Reading »

Bring-your-Mom-to-Pardes Day

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Mira

The shift from first semester to second semester started during our week off when half of Pardes went on a tiyul to the Arava desert. I’m not a hiking fan, but I love the desert in Israel and have always felt connected to it. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to reflect on my Continue Reading »

Mishpatim

Posted on February 16, 2012 by Aliza B.

Today I had the most wonderful pleasure–I got to read from the Torah in the Egalitarian Minyan at Pardes.  It happened almost by accident.  As the gabbait for the minyan, I neglected to ask people to read earlier in the week.  Last night, when I realized my mistake, I decided to just learn it myself. Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Carolina Rios Mandel

Posted on January 29, 2012 by David Bogomolny

“What influenced me the most was how my parents acted toward others. Both of them were my role models. Both were black sheep… I like black sheep :)” After escaping from Hungary during the Holocaust, Carolina’s grandparents didn’t affiliate themselves with the Jewish community of Venezuela, and raised their children without much Jewish tradition… so it came as Continue Reading »

Faces of Pardes: Meet Mirta Eifer

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Suzi

By Suzi Brozman She’s quiet, she sits back behind Karen Feuer and near Dr. Bernstein, so unless you’re looking for her, you might just miss Mirta.  And that would be a real shame! At Pardes, Mirta means money…not giving it out, but accounting for it.  As the Finance person, she’s in charge of the bookkeeper, Continue Reading »

וישב

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Barer

This week’s parsha is full of the narrative action we have become familiar with in Bereishit, with this parsha in particular being so great as to be turned into a Broadway musical (Joseph and the Amazing Coat of Many Colours).  However, a less-known fact is that the Rashbam chooses the beginning of this parsha to Continue Reading »

Faces of Jerusalem

Posted on November 18, 2011 by Leah Stern

Hello fellow Pardesians and world, I am thrilled to be starting my first blog post on these and those. I am so excited to be sharing my thoughts with you!! I have decided that each week, I am going to talk about a different person or people that live in Jerusalem and how they make Continue Reading »

Week 11: Bubbie

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) My Bubbie died Tuesday morning. The funeral will be Friday. As I am in Israel, I will not be able mourn with my family or attend. But this is life, this is what happens. It was not a shock, she had been sick for about a month Continue Reading »