These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Palestinians

[PEP Student] Dreams and Designation

Posted on November 28, 2010 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, I hope you are all doing well. Hard to believe that I’ve recently celebrated my second Thanksgiving (both in Israel!) and that Channukah is around the corner. Time is really flying by – but I guess that’s a good sign! This week, I’d like to dedicate these words of Torah to my Zaidy, Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Sojourn in the Land

Posted on November 7, 2010 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, Last week I went on a day trip exploring East Jerusalem, specifically the Mount of Olives, Silwan (neighbouring the City of David), Sheikh Jarrah, Damascus Gate and the Old City. The objective of the trip was to explore a side of Jerusalem many of us don’t often see or interact with, and therefore, Continue Reading »

The Lone Arab Soldier

Posted on October 15, 2010 by Zahara

The Lone Arab Soldier “His best friends cut ties with him, his fiancé left him and he still gets cursed in the street. But Hisham Abu Varia does not regret becoming the first Arab-Israeli IDF officer. ‘You must give back to the country you live off,’ he says.” Not sure how I feel about this Continue Reading »

this is a post about walls

Posted on November 24, 2009 by Naomi Adland

Two weeks ago, my grandfather passed away.  He had been ill for a long time, and it was not a sudden death, but it has been nonetheless a difficult experience.  At his funeral, my uncle shared a story about my grandfather that has become something of a mantra for me in the last few weeks: Continue Reading »