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

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Success, Failure and Modern Israel

Posted on February 27, 2019 by Shoshana Raun

It’s unusual to have your bags checked by a guard before going into an Israeli garden. And the bag check was before a second guard swept a handheld metal detector around my person. I was a little surprised. I was with fellow Pardes students at the gates of the lovely Bahai Gardens in Haifa. The Continue Reading »

Modern Israel Seminar Student Reflection

Posted on February 25, 2019 by Danielle Plung

I love living in Jerusalem, surrounded by my fellow Pardesnikim, all of whom—in addition to being generally lovely people—share my deep commitment to spending our days in the Beit Midrash, translating texts and debating over the latest tractate of Mishna or Talmud, who love to discuss the weekly Torah portion even as they munch on Continue Reading »

Modern Israel Seminar

Posted on February 24, 2019 by Alana Dakin

120 years after Theodore Herzl stepped foot in Eretz Israel for the first time, a group of yeshiva students makes its way slowly through the countryside just outside of Zikhron Ya’akov, one of the first Zionist settlements established in the land of Israel. Our boots are heavy with mud formed after an early spring rain Continue Reading »