These and Those

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

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The best Hanukkah songs are in Yiddish!

Posted on December 22, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Mikketz, Chanukah, the Holocaust, and Dreams: a D’var Torah from 2009

Posted on December 21, 2011 by Derek Kwait

At my shul back home, Young People’s Synagogue, members take turns giving the d’var Torah each Saturday morning. This is one I gave for Parashat Mikketz/Shabbat Chanukah on December 19, 2009 about the parsha, Chanukah, and the Holocaust. For what it’s worth, these themes repeated themselves again this year when we began learning about the Continue Reading »

MASA ‘Shout Out’ for Hannukah!

Posted on December 20, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Hannukah at Pardes! Check #3 on this list of MASA recommended events! 🙂

Ein Prat musical Chanukah Sameach

Posted on December 15, 2011 by Heligman

From our very talented friends at Midreshet Ein Prat (Pardes and Ein Prat periodically learn together)! Woohoo!!!! AND for those of you that are obsessed with Ein Prat as I am they will be performing December 31st, 9pm at the Begin Heritage Center. Let me know if you want to come with me!!! Get excited 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 »

A very thankful update!

Posted on November 24, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

I know you were all hoping to see a mustache picture, but here is one clean shaven picture! Donations at school for mustaches are going well and I am proud of the money we have raised as a team. This last week we will need to make a pretty big push to finish strong! Tonight Continue Reading »

Photos of Pardes Mural

Posted on November 22, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Remember the Pardes Mural?Here are some photos from last Spring…

Exploring Jerusalem communities

Posted on November 3, 2011 by Suzi

Interesting experience a couple weeks ago. As some of you know, I’m exploring Jerusalem’s various shuls and traditions. Carlebach, Sephardic, traditional, Modern Orthodox, egalitarian so far. Since I’m in a city with a minyan on every corner, why not! A friend had told me that Kol Haneshama, a Reform kehillah, was holding Simchat Torah services Continue Reading »

Secular Sukkah

Posted on October 30, 2011 by Shibley

Sukkot has been over for a week and a half, but there is one more element that I observed and would like to share. The secular sukkah. It was not surprising to find sukkot in areas like the ultra-Orthodox Mea She’arim, or even in the more Modern Orthodox/Dati neighborhoods, like the one where I live. Continue Reading »

Hello to Israel—Notes from a First Time Visitor

Posted on October 30, 2011 by Suzi

Here’s something I wrote on my first day in Israel, standing at the Kotel, my hand pressed against the stones and clutching my steno pad.  I couldn’t seem to let go of the ancient wall.  I thought I’d publish this on These&Those, and challenge y’all to share your own first impressions of the country. On Sunday, June Continue Reading »