These and Those

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

Tag Archives: hurt / pain / suffering

[Alumni Guest Post] Fire over T’Fillah

Posted on December 14, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12) started a new blog! Here’s one of his posts, from Dec. 11: Although we are now a few weeks removed from the tense days of war that came to define the month of November, the exact moment of the first siren has remained with me, a quasi-trauma, a frozen Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Aryeh Ben David – What is Spiritual Education?

Posted on December 3, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Posted by Aryeh Ben David (Year ’80) On the Ayeka Blog: (These thoughts were influenced by Parker Palmer’s A Life Unidvided) Holding the space for souls to reveal. Soul evoking soul. If I had to summarize Judaism in a sentence it might be: souls evoking souls. Sympathetic vibrations of our souls. First – I pluck Continue Reading »

Heavy Boots

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted on my blog: “We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren’t on our lists, people we’ve never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.” -Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Continue Reading »

The Soul of Jerusalem: A View of Multiple Truths

Posted on November 19, 2012 by Shira Bee

Crossposted from my blog: Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. ~ Rumi But what does it mean to be the soul of a place like Jerusalem? A place where so many people feel most closely connected to their own inner strength and beliefs, and yet stand in direct conflict with one another? One of Continue Reading »

Narrow Bridge

Posted on November 18, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted on my blog: “You’re worried? You don’t need to be worried. The rockets can’t reach Jerusalem,” they said. “You don’t feel safe in Tel-Aviv? Come stay with us for Shabbat,” we said. “No, Mom, I’m fine. Jerusalem is out of the range of the rockets. Don’t worry,” I said. Yesterday was Friday. I Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Does God Direct Our Lives?

Posted on November 13, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Betty Hilton (Year Program, ’81-’82) gave this sermon at her temple in San Antonio, Texas about how much the Pardes experience influenced her. Sadly, she died as the result of a brain tumor about a year after giving the sermon, Dec. 2008. Have you ever wondered whether or not God is directing your life? Does Continue Reading »

This Isn’t Goodbye, Jerusalem! This is See You Later

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Ma'ayan Dyer

(X-Posted from my blog, Lost in Jerusalem: http://lostjlem.blogspot.com/) Well, I’m no longer lost in Jerusalem, the most interesting, intense and unique place to have the pleasure of being lost in. I’m now lost just somewhere in the vast world. Two full days of travel without sleep, three airplanes, and one jetlagged day later, I have found Continue Reading »

Update on Finding Israel Documentary: A Minor Setback

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Joseph Shamash

Levi Ogner, my partner for Finding Israel Film Project goes skateboarding in Tel Aviv competition.

We Can Fly Together

Posted on May 16, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Touching video from the One Family Fund right down the street from Pardes in Katamon to support families of terror victims.

We Remember

Posted on March 6, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted here: Last Wednesday, my school held its annual Yom Iyyun Shel Chesed (Day of Kindness). This special day is held in the memory of Marla Bennett and Ben Blutstein, z”l, who were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem in 2002. Marla and Ben were both students at Pardes, pursuing their dreams Continue Reading »