These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Shavuot: An Inspiration For Converts

Posted on May 28, 2012 by Ma'ayan Dyer

(x-posted from my blog Lost in Jerusalem:聽http://lostjlem.blogspot.com/) Now that Shavuot has come to an end (well, for those of us in Israel, anyway), the complete cycle of my first year as a Jew has also drawn to a close. I have been fortunate enough to have my first experiences as a Jew with every one Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Day

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Yishai

Originally posted on my blog: Jerusalem Day On the twenty-eighth of Iyar A battle was fought, With G-d’s help, we won, Against annihilation. Jerusalem, are we worthy of you? When will we live up to your name? Do we deserve these holy places? We were not worthy of leaving Egypt, What is different now? Oh, Continue Reading »

Musical Cartoon Tour of Jerusalem

Posted on May 20, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This is beautiful 馃檪

Week 34: Yom HaZikaron/Yom HaAtzma’ut

Posted on April 29, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Since the end of Pesach, the whole city has been snowing Israeli flags. Every morning, more and more of them turned up, sticking out of car windows, strewn across balconies, suspended from buildings and streetlights, pocketing rearview mirrors鈥攆lags everywhere a flag could fit, all in preparation for Continue Reading »

Hanukkah in Jerusalem 2011

Posted on April 27, 2012 by Cheryl Stone

Help us pursue Justice in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut

Posted on April 24, 2012 by aliza

We are a group of international students living in Jerusalem deeply disturbed by the racism that has recently manifested itself in a series of violent incidents involving the Beitar Jerusalem soccer fans. On March 19, hundreds of Beitar fans stormed the Malha mall in Jerusalem, violently assaulting Arab workers while chanting racist slogans including 鈥淒eath Continue Reading »

诪注讘讚讜转 诇讞讬专讜转 [From Slavery To Freedom]

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Barer

[cross-posted from my blog] Celebrating Pesach in Israel, for only the second time in my life, has definitely been a unique and enjoyable experience.聽 From the relative lack of restrictions on access to delicious food 鈥 since so many of the restaurants in the city stay open with completely kosher-for-Pesach menus 鈥 to enjoying a Continue Reading »

Good food with a sun tan :)

Posted on April 3, 2012 by Laura Marder

Sitting in Caf茅 B鈥橤ina on Beit Lechem I feel the need to do a review. Fist of all the caf茅 is very close to Pardes, located on 74 Derech Beit Lechem it is a 10 minute walk from Pardes. I first heard of this little small nature loving caf茅 from my favorite show Srugim. They Continue Reading »

Week 27: Purim

Posted on March 12, 2012 by Derek Kwait

[Note: By request of the powers that be, all names in this blog post have been changed to protect the innocent.] It’s never easy to decide what you want to be for Purim. This year especially, limited funds combined with the sense of competition that comes from being surrounded by extremely clever people all day Continue Reading »

Sleepy Seuda in PJ’s!

Posted on March 11, 2012 by Laura Marder

After a night of crazy Shushan Purim it was so nice to get together with people from Pardes and re-live the night before. Kendra, Nikki and I had a great time prepping hard for our Seuda and it was all well worth it. My living room was filled with fun breakfast food, mimosa’s, balloons, hamentashen Continue Reading »