These and Those

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

Tag Archives: irony

Irony’s Revenge: The Post-Modern Shidduch Date

Posted on May 16, 2013 by Derek Kwait

Jewish Dating Tips #1: If we call ourselves single, we make ourselves lonely—A single is a person shipwrecked on an island. Adam HaRishon, the first man was single. Nobody else has been single since. When you feel alone and single, make your life more meaningful. Start appreciating those around you. Use the most precious gift Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Purim: Doors Closing, Doors Opening

Posted on February 21, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

In a special Podcast, Rabbi Daniel Landes discusses Purim in Doors Closing, Doors Opening. Purim ’73 Chag Purim Sameakh!

The Frustrations of Being an American Rabbi…

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Derek Kwait

As I was browsing through my hard drive yesterday I rediscovered this dramatic monologue I wrote for my Playwriting class in college. Here it is with slight emendations, I hope you enjoy it. (I apologize for the weird spacing, I don’t know why it’s like that, it’s not intentional.) (A rabbi’s office. The wall is Continue Reading »