These and Those

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

Tag Archives: life in Israel

Personal Reflection: Mizmor l'David (The Minyan, not the Psalm)

Posted on December 29, 2010 by Shibley

When living in Israel, one is afforded the opportunity to attend many different places for t’fillot. On every corner there is a beit k’neset (synagogue) which is ready to welcome any passerby. Each one is a little different in terms of spacial arrangement, attendance, and general atmosphere. I’ve referenced on a few occasions the importance Continue Reading »

Christmas in Israel

Posted on December 27, 2010 by Shibley

I along with what I imagine must be many Americans, Jewish and non, have at some point contemplated what Christmas in Israel looks like. Having just experienced it, I can tell you that for the most part it looks like any other day. Since Shabbat and Christmas coincided this year, I can really only say Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Karen Feuer: December in Israel

Posted on December 25, 2010 by Joel D.

The Sports Divide

Posted on December 14, 2010 by Shibley

I am devout sports fan, it’s probably fair to say that there is some sort of addiction. I knew it would be more difficult to follow my local teams, as well as the leagues at large whilst in Israel. This evening as I was walking on Emek Refaim, the main street in the section of Continue Reading »

Chanukkah Break

Posted on December 13, 2010 by Zach

Yet again, it’s been way too long since my last post. I seem to start every post that way… maybe I’ll get better at this eventually. Instead of giving the normal Christmas break that American schools give, Pardes, and Israel in general, has a winter break for the eight days of Chanukkah.  Chanukkah this year Continue Reading »

גשם ולא אש Rain and not Fire

Posted on December 8, 2010 by Shibley

From my blog: Dec. 6 was the first measurable rain of the season in Jerusalem. A damp cloudy chilly day has never looked so beautiful. It represents only a tiny amount of what would be necessary to alleviate the drought, but it’s a wonderful start. I’m going to splash in puddles. Also, the fires in the Continue Reading »

Hannukah in Israel

Posted on December 5, 2010 by Shibley

Cross-posted from my blog: On Friday afternoon, as I was preparing for Shabbat, I found myself in front of a pan of hot oil. No, I was not making latkes or sufganiyot. I was instead whipping up a batch of shnitzel for Shabbat lunch. With the cooking completed, and grease splatters on my shirt ( Continue Reading »

Security's Personal Impact

Posted on November 28, 2010 by Shibley

From Shibbles’ Eyes: At this juncture I do not want to address the politics that surround the reality that is the security issue. There is enough to be said and written about the politics to fill several blogs for several decades. As has become my approach, I want to relay three stories/thoughts in which I Continue Reading »

YOM KIPPUR

Posted on September 21, 2010 by Michael

We have nearly reached the one-month mark in our studies, and I have to wonder at the fact that, until this journey in Israel, I have never taken the time to document my life week by week in a journal. I have to tell you that there is a lot of power in shared journaling. Continue Reading »

Yom Iyun Shel Chesed

Posted on February 15, 2010 by Naomi Adland

“Today was a good day.” It’s not often that I find myself able to unequivocally utter these words.  But every once and a while, a day comes along that is so good that there is nothing left to say. Today was a good day because it was the second day of Rosh Chodesh Adar – Continue Reading »