These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Hillel

Water and Happiness by Karen Feuer

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

I was fortunate to be able to take a break from the office and participate in one class during the Pardes “Yom Iyun Sukkot.” The class, taught by Pardes faculty member, Tovah Leah Nachmani, was entitled, “Sukkot: Is God on the Guest List?” Starting with the controversial statement by Hillel the Elder – “If I Continue Reading »

What a Lovely Booth You Have!

Posted on September 22, 2010 by Bookie

Sukkot is just moments away here in Jerusalem, and I can’t help but contemplate on a sight foreign to my Los Angeles eyes. In front of every apartment, in alleys, on balconies, and on rooftops sukkot dot the landscape. It really gives you a sense of one of the many meanings of the holiday: the Continue Reading »

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin discusses Hillel from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

Posted on September 21, 2010 by Zahara

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin discusses Hillel from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo. I’m pretty sure this book just came out last week. Regardless, I’m really hoping someone in the Pardes community has already bought and read it because I’d love to know if it’s worth the extra shipping. Reminiscent of that classic film “Mean Girls,” I couldn’t Continue Reading »

A Sense of Home

Posted on November 1, 2009 by David Bogomolny

Some weeks ago, I bought myself a pair of house slippers because my roommate & I had agreed not to wear shoes inside our apartment. My decision was mostly based upon my preference for wearing shoes while davening (praying) at home (traditional Jewish law requires footwear during prayer), but I also thought it would be Continue Reading »

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