These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

[Alumni Guest Post] Build a House like Solomon

Posted on May 24, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Dvar Torah by Daniel Shibley (Year ’11, Fellows ’12) in honor of Hannah Landes and Eitan Gavson: Last evening I had the extraordinary pleasure of celebrating the marriage of two friends who are dear members of our community. The chatan and kallah sparkled with radiance as their parents beamed with pride. As the chatan and Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Beha’alotekha 5773: Speaking Against Moshe

Posted on May 23, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Neima Novetsky discusses Parashat Beha’alotekha in “Speaking Against Moshe.” beha’alotekha ’73 Shabbat shalom!

With apologies to the foodies…

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Jeff Amshalem

From my blog: From R. Uziel Meizlish of Ostrog, Tiferes Uziel, Beha’alotecha שָׁטוּ הָעָם וְלָקְטוּ וְטָחֲנוּ בָרֵחַיִם אוֹ דָכוּ בַּמְּדֹכָה וּבִשְּׁלוּ בַּפָּרוּר וְעָשׂוּ אֹתוֹ עֻגוֹת וְהָיָה טַעְמוֹ כְּטַעַם לְשַׁד הַשָּׁמֶן The people walked about and gathered it. Then they ground it in a mill or crushed it in a mortar, cooked it in a pot and made it Continue Reading »

Enlisting the Torah: My Encounter Trip Reflection

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Kayla Higgins

Our bus returned to Jerusalem an hour before Shabbat candle-lighting time. I quickly biked home to shower and light the candles before heading out to my friend’s place for dinner. It was only at twilight, while walking along the Rakevet (the old railroad tracks that cut across the south Jerusalem) and reading from a commentary Continue Reading »

The World is a Mirror

Posted on May 18, 2013 by Jeff Amshalem

From my blog: A nugget from Zeev Wolf of Zhitomir, from Or haMeir on Parshat Naso Everywhere you happen to look and everything you happen to see, even the ugly and the coarse, you should understand that it was not for nothing that God showed you this thing.  Rather, it is because you yourself have some lack Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Naso 5773: The Nazirite

Posted on May 17, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Naso in “The Nazirite.” Naso ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Bamidbar 5773

Posted on May 10, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

This week Rabbi Michael Hattin discusses Parashat Bemidbar. Bemidbar ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Is Your Honor Also My Honor? by Hannah Perlis

Posted on May 9, 2013 by Hannah Perlis

פרשת במדבר Parshat Bimidbar Imagine that you are applying for a promotion at work and your dear friend gets that promotion instead of you even though you’ve worked really hard. Do you support that friend, or do you become resentful, and secretly a little jealous? In this week’s Parsha, Bimidbar, after a lengthy census, the Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] ‘By a Hair’ – by Laura Marder

Posted on May 2, 2013 by Laura Marder

What if What if we were all self absorbed and never helped one another? Could you imagine never grasping a hand if you stumbled, or borrowing a bit of money in a pinch. What would our world look like if we never supported each other? Emotionally. Financially. Physically. Spiritually. Would you ever feel empowered or Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] ‘Sacrificing Our Time’ by Aliza Geller

Posted on April 26, 2013 by Aliza Geller

Devar Torah Workshop, Parashat Emor Over the past couple of weeks, students in their first year of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators have been participating in a Devar Torah workshop with DLK (Rabbi David Levin-Kruss). This is the Devar Torah I wrote to be presented at the workshop yesterday, for Parashat Emor. Please keep Continue Reading »