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

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] VaYishlach 5773: Jacob’s Blessings

Posted on November 30, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Isaac Landes discusses Parashat VaYishlach in “Jacob’s Blessings.” Click here to listen. Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] VaYetze 5773: Jacob’s Exodus from Haran

Posted on November 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy discusses Jacob’s Exodus from Haran in VaYetze. Click here to listen Shabbat shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] R. Julie Gordon – ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’

Posted on November 22, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

ויצא If Leah were alive today, this is what I think she would tell us. “‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’1 Rahel and I are twins2 born five minutes apart. I am the older sister, and like any set of twins, we had our good days and we had Continue Reading »

My ‘Night Seder’ Vort for Parshat Vayeitzei

Posted on November 19, 2012 by David Bogomolny

I shared the following vort at night seder tonight: Parshat Vayeitzei opens and closes with Ya’akov erecting a מצבה (monument) made of a single אבן (rock). These scenes beautifully bookend a significant period of Ya’akov’s life, during which he builds his family of twelve children (Binyamin hasn’t been born yet) with his two wives and their two Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Aliza Geller — Toldot 5773: The Power of a Good Soup

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Aliza Geller

When  I was asked to write a Dvar Torah for Parshat Toldot, two memories came to mind: The first, was from when I was in forth grade, at Solomon Schechter of Bergen County, in New Milford, New Jersey. For certain Parshiot, we were assigned to do a project, Parshat Toldot was mine. I made my Continue Reading »

Noah Story – Character Narratives

Posted on November 13, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Chumash Class Narrative Summary: Noah v. Ham An integral part of R. Daniel Roth’s חוּמָשׁ class (this year’s first installment of the Peace and Conflict track) is the summaries that students are asked to create at the end of a unit. Rabbi Roth gives free creative reign to his students to use whatever methods speak Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Lauren Schuchart — Chayei Sarah: The Power of Prayer

Posted on November 9, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

This week’s Torah portion, Chayei Sarah, is chock-full of fascinating narrative. We’ve got the death (and life?) of Sarah, the purchase of the burial plot in Hevron, Rebekah by the well in what is the first shidduch (matchmaker) arrangement in the Torah, and of course, the burial of Abraham by his two sons, Isaac and Ishmael. With all Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Chayei Sarah 5773: And She Fell off the Camel

Posted on November 8, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Chayei Sarah in “And She Fell Off the Camel.” Click here to download. Shabbat Shalom!

Parasha Puzzle: Parshat Hayyei Sarah

Posted on November 7, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Jaclyn Rubin (part time Pardesnik) made Parsha puzzles for a full year’s worth of parshayot. Check out this one for Parshat Hayyei Sarah:

פרשת וירא

Posted on November 2, 2012 by Aliza Geller