These and Those

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

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The Moments After

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Aviva P.

Note: I began writing this post almost a month ago, a day following the March 23 bombing at a Jerusalem bus station I call the first time I came to Israel, the last “Golden Year” of summer programs.  I was here in 2000, several months before the start of the second intifada.  No one thought Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Elizabeth Chipkin: My Grandmother

Posted on April 19, 2011 by Joel D.

learning at Pardes

Posted on March 30, 2011 by Zach

After my first month at Pardes, I started getting into the routine of classes, and developed a pretty good sense of how the rest of the year would look.   They way we learn here is very different from the way we learn in college; in college, classes meet two or three times a week for an hour at Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Jessica Belasco: Life & Disability

Posted on March 21, 2011 by Joel D.

Interested in disabilities? Check out the text of Jessica’s [Take 5], and check out some online resources that she recommends!

Music

Posted on March 20, 2011 by Jean

When I drove down Whiskey Row, past the town square, someone was standing by the county courthouse, playing bagpipes. Part of my mind noted how odd that was. I parked my car by the funeral home and got out. I walked with determination halfway to the door. Then I turned around and walked back to Continue Reading »

Disabilities Civil Rights Movement

Posted on March 19, 2011 by J. Belasco

Below is the text of my Take 5, which will hopefully get posted soon in VIDEO format. I’m happy to continue this conversation with anyone who would like to. I want to talk about my own experience of disability and, in a broader sense, about the disability rights movement (which I think is a really Continue Reading »

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

Posted on March 8, 2011 by Joel D.

The Barrier

Posted on February 26, 2011 by Shibley

No, not the barrier you’re likely thinking of. Rather, the language barrier that exists for anybody who is praying in a language that is not their native tongue. I remember during my religious school days that we struggled to simply pronounce the words well enough to be able to recite them in public. Eventually, we Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Revelation @ Mt. Sinai

Posted on January 23, 2011 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, I hope you are well. This past week has been quite a busy one and at times, a difficult one for me. My cousin’s father, Eli Bellaiche z”l, passed away last week after a trying battle with cancer. He was an incredibly sweet and loving husband, father and grandfather and although we didn’t Continue Reading »