These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

Rav Kook

Posted on January 30, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Tovah Leah, my teacher for Personalizing Prayer, and Relationships class, cites Rav Kook nearly everyday! I finally realized that I loved almost every quote that she brought from him.  So last week I bought a book that compiles Rav Kook’s thoughts on the Parshiot, the weekly Torah portions. Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Bo 5772

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s podcast, Neima Novetsky discusses the notion of Bnei Yisrael ‘borrowing’ goods from the Egyptians as they leave Egypt. Bo 5772

בא

Posted on January 27, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s parsha, the story of the ten plagues ends, and Bnei Yisrael (the Children of Israel) finally leave Egypt.  One source of potential moral consternation is the collecting of all sorts of goods on the part of the Israelites from their (former) Egyptian slave-masters.  Hashem gives the instructions for the fulfillment of a Continue Reading »

Parshah Puzzles

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

We see Jaclyn Rubin at Pardes on a regular basis; she studies with R. Elisha Ancselovits, and she’s often chevruta’ing in the beit midrash… but we only recently learned about her new project: PARSHAH PUZZLES for kids! This is really worth a look 🙂

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayera 5772

Posted on January 20, 2012 by Barer

This week’s podcast features Alex Israel talking about the seeming redundancy of some of the early sections of Vayera Vayera 5772

וארא

Posted on January 20, 2012 by Barer

This week’s parsha documents the well-known story of Moshe and Aharon repeatedly coming before Pharoah asking to go worship Hashem, only to be repeatedly rebuffed, even in the fact of nasty plagues (this week’s parsha has the first eight).  There are so many points of focus to pick from when you are dealing with the Continue Reading »

Sh’mot, Pardes, and I

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Last year on Parshat Sh’mot, I gave the following speech at Young People’s Synagogue where I announced my intention to apply to Pardes for the coming year. As it turns out, once I got to Pardes, I spent most of the first semester in Chumash studying Parshat Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Shmot 5772

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Barer

On the podcast this week, Rabbi Daniel Roth discusses the concept of one nation oppressing another. Shmot 5772 [Don’t forget the handout]

שמות

Posted on January 13, 2012 by Barer

For this week’s parsha, I wanted to give over a small portion of a class I had the privilege of attending given by Shmuel Klitsner, talking about the strange episode at the Malon (inn), in which Hashem, or some representative, tries to kill Moshe.  Shmuel drew a number of fascinating connections between this episode and Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Vayechi 5772

Posted on January 6, 2012 by Barer

In this week’s parsha, like at the beginning and end of each book of the Torah, DLK discusses the concept of al regel echad – on one foot. Vayechi 5772 Don’t forget to check out the handout for this podcast, downloadable from here