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Bible Raps at Pardes

Posted on April 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Before Purim, alum Matt Bar (Year ’07-’08, Fellow ’08-’09) of BIBLE RAPS fame visited us at Pardes (and he stayed for the Purim spiel)! We videotaped him rapping for us during community lunch: We also got to talk with him about why he tries to visit Pardes regularly, and got him to share some thoughts Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Two Passover Podcasts

Posted on April 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

The Passover seder was last night, but these two podcasts from last week are still worth checking out: Does it Matter How we Eat the Matza on Seder Night? Preparing for the Moment – by Tovah Leah Nachmani 5772 — Pesach: Slavery and Freedom – by Rav Meir Schweiger

Week 31: The Incoming Tide

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Long story short, I was accepted to be a Pardes Fellow next year, charged to be a leader in the community and run the blog while getting paid a generous stipend. Of course this is what I wanted to do, but the question keeping me up at night was whether or not it is what Continue Reading »

Passover Video

Posted on April 5, 2012 by R. Murstein

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for watching my brother’s music video and sending it to your friends.  As of now, it has almost 13,000 hits!  It was featured in the Jerusalem Post’s top Pesach videos, and the Jewish Week interviewed my brother about it.  The links to both are below, as is the link Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Pesach 5772

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, we skip the usual focus on the parsha and listen instead to Neima Novestsky speaking of the maggid section of the Haggadah Pesach 5772

Passover Rhapsody from Aish

Posted on March 28, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Cute video for Passover:

Week 29: Role-Playing, or Jesus, Death, and All Their Friends

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Sunday night Pardes made history as the first yeshiva ever to host the launching event for a new edition of the New Testament. The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited by friend of Pardes and Gene Wilder look-alike, Mark Z. Brettler, is actually a lot like the original Continue Reading »

Quite Possibly the Greatest Passover Video Ever

Posted on March 24, 2012 by R. Murstein

Dear Friends, Over the past few years, my brother Jonathan has started a Jewish music group called Bagels ‘n Box that seeks to liven up ancient Jewish songs with the world-class beatboxing of his good friend Jay Stone, who made it to Hollywood on Season 9 of American Idol. They have spent a good part Continue Reading »

Purim Spiel Video: Halakhic Justice 4U!

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Adrienne Silver

No books (sforim) were harmed in the making of this Pardes Purim spiel video:

Stuff Pardesians Say

Posted on March 15, 2012 by S. Gunning

The following list of quotes was compiled by Sara Gunning and Derek Kwait for last week’s Purim Spiel: I will davka only eat organic tofu. This Mishna is so heteronormative! No, it’s okay, my chevruta’s gay. There’s a lot of othering going on in this Gemara.