These and Those

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

Tag Archives: memories

[Take 5] David B: On Israel

Posted on January 22, 2011 by Joel D.


Posted on January 18, 2011 by Shibley

It is possible to identify Jewish prayer using several physical movements. For more on those movements, I refer you to this article found on My Jewish Learning. However, the article lacks one movement that is central Jewish, or any prayer, the lips. Without the lips, expressing words is very difficult. This is not to say Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Vicki Raun: Overcoming Fear

Posted on December 28, 2010 by Joel D.

[Take 5] Karen Feuer: December in Israel

Posted on December 25, 2010 by Joel D.

[Take 5] Elizabeth Chipkin on Her Grandfather

Posted on December 21, 2010 by Joel D.

Fallen Hero – In Memory of Jan Weiner Z"L

Posted on November 30, 2010 by Joel D.

Bruised arms can keep no sword in its sheath. Strength is found not in muscles but in might. The soul exists as long as it is willing to fight. Men rise up ready to battle marching for glory, But men of reptilian cunning often write another story. Faced by our enemies we smile at their Continue Reading »

Personal Reflection: Memorization

Posted on November 24, 2010 by Shibley

Memorization is a powerful tool. Usually we associate memorization with preparation for tests. I want to associate it with prayer. For now, I am going to leave aside the potential halakhic problems that may arise from memorizing prayer, which is fair game for a later post, and instead share my own memorization journey. Last year, Continue Reading »