These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayera 5769

Posted on November 1, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

In this Pardes from Jerusalem Classic, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Vayera.       Shabbat Shalom!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Lech Lecha 5773: Avraham the Warrior

Posted on October 25, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parshat Lech Lecha. Click here to download. Shabbat shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Jeff Amshalem — Go for yourself

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Jeff Amshalem

The Hasidic master R. Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl, also known by the title of his book Meor Einayim, has this to say on our parsha, Lech lecha: Rashi comments that God tells Avram that the command to go forth is “for your own good.” This is difficult to understand, since God calls Avram “my lover” because he served Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Sarah Mulhern on Parashat Lech Lecha

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

Sarah Mulhern (Year Program ’09, Fellows ’10) shares her dvar Torah for Parashat Lech Lecha with These&Those. This commentary is provided by special arrangement with American Jewish World Service. To learn more, visit www.ajws.org. Lech Lecha One of the things I find most inspiring about studying Torah is that the biblical characters are human. They Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Cara Abrams-Simonton, Haiku for Noach 5773

Posted on October 18, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

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[PCJE Dvar Torah] Avi Spodek: In Memory of Leah Topper, a”h, Noach 5773

Posted on October 18, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

In memory/honor of Leibka Feiga bat Chanoch A”H (Laura Faye Topper) This week marks the 9th anniversary of my mother-in-law’s passing. Laura suffered most of her adult life from Multiple Sclerosis, a disease that slows down or blocks messages between the brain and the body and causes – amongst other symptoms – visual disturbances, muscle Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] D’var Torah: Bereishit

Posted on October 15, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Naomi Adland (Yr. Prog. ’09-’10, & former Ass’t Dir. of Recruitment) postedthis: This is the d’var torah I gave last Friday night at Shir HaMa’alot, a minyan here in Brooklyn. If you’ve read other things I’ve written, you might think that some of this sounds familiar – and you would be right, because I completely, unashamedly Continue Reading »

Dvar Torah from Salon Pardes

Posted on October 14, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Last night I held the first-ever Salon Pardes in my living room. The Salon provides a safe, supportive environment for Pardes students to share their creative endeavors with other students and receive constructive criticism and feedback. The event was a rousing success, with more than 10 students presenting their art, poetry, photography, music, singing, writing, Continue Reading »

Being Cool and Staying in School!

Posted on October 10, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on Sept. 19: Hello friends and family!! I’ve finally started school, and it’s been keeping me so busy I haven’t had time to update my blog. So, here’s the past two weeks in a nutshell: 1)SO MUCH LEARNING 2)SO MANY NEW FRIENDS! School: It’s been a combination of challenging and rewarding so far. Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Ha’azinu 5773: Moses’ Will to Live

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

This week, Rabbi Michael Hattin discusses Parashat Ha’azinu. Click here to listen. Shabbat shalom!