These and Those

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

Tag Archives: life in Israel

Times Like These….

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Ma'ayan Dyer

[Cross-Posted from my blog, Lost in Jerusalem] Dear readers (all three of you), as you can see, it’s been almost four months since I’ve written for my blog. I could blame writer’s block or the typical day to day distractions as the reason behind my silence. For instance, I’ve been getting into Lost, because my Continue Reading »

The Scariest Shabbat of my Life

Posted on November 18, 2012 by Naomi Minsky

This is a note I have dreaded having to write when I decided to spend some time living in Israel. But as I am sure you are aware there has been an escalation of violence in the region. I want to let you know that I am safe and also to share with you what Continue Reading »

Narrow Bridge

Posted on November 18, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted on my blog: “You’re worried? You don’t need to be worried. The rockets can’t reach Jerusalem,” they said. “You don’t feel safe in Tel-Aviv? Come stay with us for Shabbat,” we said. “No, Mom, I’m fine. Jerusalem is out of the range of the rockets. Don’t worry,” I said. Yesterday was Friday. I Continue Reading »

Falling in love with Tel Aviv

Posted on November 4, 2012 by Cara Abrams-Simonton

Originally posted on my blog: So there is this thing. Tel Aviv vs. Jerusalem- and I’d say probably the majority of your average secular Israelis would say Tel Aviv, hands down. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m in love with Jerusalem… there is incredible history, beauty and complexity here. But there is something else going Continue Reading »

How to Write a Blog Post*

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Last year was my blogging year. This year is the one where I step aside and help other people blog Pardes. This suits me just fine since this is also the year where I have no time to blog (almost). It occurred to me, however, that if I am to run this blog, then I Continue Reading »

Sukkot 2.0

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

I have decided that Sukkot is my favorite holiday to celebrate in Israel. Appreciating the simplicity of life. Showing gratitude for our blessings. Being in the great outdoors. Quality time with friends. An offensive amount of food. A reason for my family to say, “a week off from school? come home and get a job!” Continue Reading »

Election Time

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Ari Abelman

From my blog: Election day in America is coming up soon.  I just recently sent in my absentee ballot.  And Israel has just called early elections (a phenomenon the does not exist in the American system) for January 22nd, 2013. I’ve always found voting exciting, and I enjoy watching election returns come in in the Continue Reading »

[Alumni Post] Andrew Lustig’s New Poem: ‘Tell Me a Story’

Posted on October 16, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

An Unexpected Israel Experience

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Laura H.

A good family friend of our’s from Toronto asked me to do him a favour a couple of weeks ago. He is an architect and, as part of his work for a proposal for a Jewish cemetery in Toronto, is researching the signage and organization of different cemeteries. He sent one of his employees to 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 »