These and Those

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

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[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 »

[Student Profile] Aileen Heinberg

Posted on November 14, 2012 by David Bogomolny

Aileen Heinberg grew up in a Modern Orthodox community in Brooklyn, NY, and graduated from the Yeshiva of Flatbush, which she’d attended since kindergarten; Torah learning was so woven into the fabric of her environment that she came to take it for granted. Nevertheless, the young woman eventually grew to appreciate Jewish learning as a Continue Reading »

Reading Tealeaves

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Mary Brett Koplen

Originally posted on CowBird: With Ohio in the past, I’ve counted every day I’ve been away. 37, 38, 39. Forty were the days that Noah didn’t drown. The years that Moses wandered. High above the water we float, the dry ocean heaving, bare feet pressing into ground solid but unknown. Nearness pending, but Moses never Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Learning with One’s Heart

Posted on November 9, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Originally posted by Aryeh Ben David (Year Program ’79-’80) on the Ayeka Blog: CONTROLLING THE URGE THAT TELLS US ‘MORE IS BETTER’. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO KNOW SOMETHING? Does it mean to understand it? Does it mean to know something well enough to pass a test? Does it mean to be able to recite Continue Reading »

Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah [One Mitzvah Leads to Another]

Posted on October 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Last Thursday, a group of Pardes students volunteering to help pack meals for shut-ins at Ezrat Avot in Mea Sharim, stayed afterwards to learn some Parshat HaShavuah. Kol HaKavod!

[Student Profile] Bruce Shaffer

Posted on October 17, 2012 by David Bogomolny

Bruce Shaffer was raised in an assimilation-bent household in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Northwest Detroit, fairly typical of what he saw around him. His curiosity for Jewish learning and Jewish text was seeded at his Hebrew school. There was no core of professional Jewish faculty – Bruce’s teachers were mostly Yiddish-speaking European refugees, and Continue Reading »

Love Your Limits

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Shira Bee

Originally posted on my blog: And I’m in Jerusalem. Life is different here. As someone said beautifully in the opening circle of my program, Pardes, I think “I breathe differently here.”  The pure age of the structures around me, the intensely spiritual aura that seems to ebb and flow throughout the city during the times Continue Reading »

[Alumni Post] In memory of Dr. Daman, late husband of Carole Daman (Pardes ’74)

Posted on October 14, 2012 by Carole Daman

Today (Sunday) we are learning in memory of Dr. Harlan Daman, late husband of Carole Daman (Pardes ’74) From Carole Daman (Year Program, ’74): My late husband Harlan Daman, Tzvi Hirsch ben Dovid Aryeh, was a wonderful husband and father to Gila who had attended Pardes with me for a few days at a time Continue Reading »

Blogging in 5773

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Cara Abrams-Simonton

Originally posted on Oct. 1: Two months since I last wrote. It is now 5773 and I am hoping to blog more regularly. Call it a Jewish new year’s resolution! The Jewish New Year ראש השנה Rosh HaShanah was on September 17 followed by the Day of Atonement יום כיפור Yom Kippur on September 26. Continue Reading »

[Alumni Post] Recordings from Fall ’09

Posted on September 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Elliott Tucker (Year ’00-’01) returned to Pardes in Fall ’09 for a seminar, and taped some of his shiurim. He sent us the links to his videos (see below), and shared his appreciation: “Pardes is great. The quality of the sessions and special speakers was always of a high intellectual level. And innovative.” “Here are Continue Reading »