These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Movember


Posted on November 30, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between Burt Reynolds and what our Dean Dr. Bernstein will look like if we raise $1800 between now and Hanukkah.                       ? IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE!

Ever want to see our esteemed Dean David Bernstein with a mustache?

Posted on November 28, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Well, how much would you donate to great causes to see it happen? In honor of mens’ health, Pardes students throughout the month of November have been grooming themselves with super classy and in some cases, rather creepy mustaches for the Livestrong Foundation and Movember. David has agreed to join the cause! Here’s the challenge…if Continue Reading »


Posted on November 24, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted on my blog: “The desert, when the sun comes up… I couldn’t tell where Heaven stopped and the Earth began. It was so beautiful.” -Forrest Gump Here are some pictures from my school’s trip to the Negev desert two weeks ago. (Pictures are better quality if you click on them!) Israel, you are Continue Reading »


Posted on November 24, 2012 by Derek Kwait

SOME MOVEMBER FACTS: Evidence suggests that about a third of the 571,950 cancer deaths expected to occur this year will be related to obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition, and thus could be prevented. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. In 2012, 242,000 new cases of the disease Continue Reading »


Posted on November 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between the late Walter Cronkite and (l’havdil) John Stossel:           SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!!  


Posted on November 9, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between Grover’s perpetually disappointed customer Mr. Johnson and Gomez Addams:               SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!! Conversation of the Movember so far: MAN 1: I wish I could grow a mustache. WOMAN 1: Just close your eyes and concentrate! [they try it.] MAN 1: I don’t Continue Reading »

Beautiful Jerusalem

Posted on November 5, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on my blog: Since I’ve mostly been settling into a normal routine of class, class, eat, class, class, eat, shabbat (eat, pray, eat, pray), class… etc, I thought I would do a different kind of post. By the time I get home at night, I’m usually completely wiped out and ready to relax Continue Reading »

Stress, Self-Reflection, and Beard Shaving

Posted on November 3, 2012 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

As posted on Hello everyone! Shmatan here again. As always, here is the cat count as it stands on November 2, 2012 Drumroll please….. 64 Yes, these are 64 unique cats that I have observed, while walking around the beautiful city of Jerusalem. I have not discriminated based upon beauty, fur colour, size, or Continue Reading »

Week 21: Head of the Month

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Despite popular belief, the Creation narrative in the Bible does not depict creatio ex nihilo, a creation of something out of nothing, or יש מאין (yeish mayain), as we say in Hebrew. In fact, as even the most cursory glance at Genesis 1 will tell you, before Continue Reading »

Week 14: Things I Love About Israel

Posted on December 9, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) (In no order) *People here really look out for you. I know I’ve written about this at least twice before, but I really can’t get over it: Last week, when I went to pay utility bills at the post office, when I finally got to see the Continue Reading »