These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Israel

Alumnus Ben Barer published

Posted on March 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Check out Ben’s article in Canada’s Jewish Independent! Read about Hillel UBC‘s event: We R Israel, held at Temple Sholom. Good job, Ben!

A different Green

Posted on March 10, 2011 by Shibley

Green! United States’ currency and Ireland might come to mind. I have a new green I’d like to propose, the green of the Golan Heights, where I was last week on a three day tiyul with pardes. At this time of year, after some of the much needed rainfall has fallen, the Golan is absolutely Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Malika Classic-Geyser: From There to Here

Posted on March 8, 2011 by Joel D.

Yield

Posted on February 14, 2011 by Shibley

As was indicated in my basil story, the Land of Israel yields all sorts of delicious and marvelous things. When I was in the Arava earlier this year, we were staying on a moshav where 60% of Israel’s peppers were produced. Driving throughout the northern third of the country, all sorts of greenhouses and fields Continue Reading »

Sharing

Posted on February 6, 2011 by Shibley

This post is long overdue, I apologize for the lengthy interlude between posts. Earlier this month, I was fortunate to receive a two-week visit from my parents. Since my arrival in Israel, I have been planning their arrival. We arranged a guide for a few days in the North of Israel, after which I would Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Rabbi Julie K. Gordon

Posted on January 19, 2011 by David Bogomolny

This mother of two enjoys cooking unusual cuisines, going to the movies, reading David Grossman novels, people watching, and listening to others. She’s also a rabbi with 26 years of professional Jewish communal experience, and she’s a student in the Pardes Educators Program. “At Pardes I’ve found a group of people who ask Jewish questions, and Continue Reading »

ויחי, vayechi

Posted on December 19, 2010 by Avi Strausberg

oops! I forgot to post this last week! this week’s parsha, ויחי, “he lived,” opens and closes with death.  yaakov, recently uprooted from his home and supplanted to egypt, makes his son yosef swear that he will bury him in the burial place of his fathers.  even after yosef agrees without protest, yaakov insists yosef Continue Reading »

[Shiur Clali] on Renting Property to Non-Jews

Posted on December 19, 2010 by The Director of Digital Media

[Take 5] Cheryl Stone on Transformations

Posted on December 19, 2010 by The Director of Digital Media

Pro-Palestine Flash Mob. Loves Gaga, Hates Motorola

Posted on December 18, 2010 by Joel D.

Not sure how to react to this video. Flash Mobs can be a fun creative way to turn the world into a musical, and they represent a peaceful method for protest. Would it be better if all anti-Israeli protests were done in this fashion rather than in boats trying to set off a violent attack? Continue Reading »