These and Those

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

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Poland Impressions of Pardes

Posted on January 17, 2012 by Leah Stern

Hello Pardedians and world, While our  time in Poland has been very meaningful so far, it is very hard to write full posts while we are here because of how full our days are. Till I devote time when we arrive home in Israel, I will share impressions of our other community members about their Continue Reading »

Week 11: Bubbie

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) My Bubbie died Tuesday morning. The funeral will be Friday. As I am in Israel, I will not be able mourn with my family or attend. But this is life, this is what happens. It was not a shock, she had been sick for about a month Continue Reading »

Week 10: The Other (i.e. Your Brother)

Posted on November 11, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) This was a dark week in Israel. As it happens, the anniversaries of both Yitzhak Rabin‘s assassination and Kristallnacht fall this week, and at Pardes, we had presentations on both. Tuesday, during Group Lecture, two of our rabbis discussed the impact the assassination had on them. Rabin’s Continue Reading »

Community Lunch

Posted on September 27, 2011 by David Bogomolny

School Shopping

Posted on September 22, 2011 by Shibley

Late last month I realized that I needed to purchase some basic school supplies. In the States, I imagine that CVS (among other stores) are still loaded with all sorts of back to school supplies, deals, tchochkies, lunch boxes, etc… Of course in CVS the back to school displays begin on July 5th and once Continue Reading »

ואתחנן, va’etchanan

Posted on August 14, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

in this week’s parshat va’etchanan, moshe attempts to perform the greatest magic trick of all time:  to convince an entire nation, to truly make them believe, that they were all somewhere where they were not. the ideas of forgetting and remembering dominate this parsha in which once again moshe details all the laws and decrees Continue Reading »

דברים, devarim

Posted on August 4, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

in this week’s parshat devarim, moshe becomes a master of words.  his new-found verbosity is notable given how lacking he was in the words department forty years back.  but, a lot has changed both with the jewish people and with moshe.  and now, as the people are finally about to enter the promised land, moshe Continue Reading »

פינחס, pinchas

Posted on July 14, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

in this week’s parsha, after yet another plague in which an empassioned God wipes out large numbers of israelities, 24,000 to be exact, God tells moshe to take another census of the jewish people.  the last census was back in the beginning of parshat bamidbar, where we reached a grand total of 603,550 israelites.  and Continue Reading »

[Take 5] Jon Leener: Real Blessings

Posted on May 29, 2011 by Joel D.