These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

תצוה, tetsavveh

Posted on February 8, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

  in this week’s parsha, aharon is instructed to kindle lamps inside the אהל מעוד, the tent of meeting, to burn from evening until morning.  each night, he must light the lights and each morning, he must put out their flames as a law for all generations.  aharon, as the lamplighter of the jewish people, Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] The Lesson of the Tabernacle

Posted on February 6, 2011 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, Last week was quite a whirlwind: getting back on track with classes at Pardes, exploring plans for next year and hosting my dad who is visiting from Toronto for the next 10 days or so…not to mention the snowy blizzards and political storms going on around the world! I can honestly say that Continue Reading »

תרומה, teruma

Posted on February 2, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

while moshe is up on the mountain, God instructs him in great detail, down to every last loop and fold in the fabric, on how to build the משכן, the tabernacle, which is to be His dwelling place amongst the israelities.  however, the building process, is not the typical “build a new home from scratch” Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Rehabilitate the Trauma

Posted on January 30, 2011 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, I hope you are all well and had a good week. This past week was my first back at Pardes after the semester break, so it has been a bit of an adjustment: new classes, new people and new schedules. Having said all that, I’m very excited to be back in the Bet Continue Reading »

משפטים, mishpatim

Posted on January 27, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

this week’s parsha entitled mishpatim translates to law in english.  and this parsha is aptly titled as the bulk of the parsha is a long, long list of rules that it is quite easy to get lost in.  topics covered include but are not limited to goring oxes, tunneling thieves, uncovered pits, and virgin-seducers.  but, Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Revelation @ Mt. Sinai

Posted on January 23, 2011 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, I hope you are well. This past week has been quite a busy one and at times, a difficult one for me. My cousin’s father, Eli Bellaiche z”l, passed away last week after a trying battle with cancer. He was an incredibly sweet and loving husband, father and grandfather and although we didn’t Continue Reading »

Professor Uriel Simon: Am I My Brother’s Keeper: An Anatomy of Fratricide

Posted on January 20, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Pardes is honored to have had Bar-Ilan Professor Uriel Simon lecture. Below are last year’s lectures from Professor Simon on “Am I My Brother’s Keeper: An Anatomy of Fratricide.” This is an example of what Pardes students and community benefit from. Professor Simon was the chair of the Bible Department at Bar-Ilan University. This is Continue Reading »

יתרו, yitro

Posted on January 19, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

i’ve been wondering for the past few parshot to whom moshe is able to turn when overwhelmed by the responsibility that has been thrust upon him.  as the middle man, he receives all of God’s direct commands while bearing the weight of the people’s fear and doubt.  God is able to rant to moshe about Continue Reading »

Professor Uriel Simon on the Expulsion from Eden

Posted on January 17, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Pardes is honored to have had Bar Ilan Professor Uriel Simon lecture. Below are last year’s lectures from Professor Simon on “Expulsion from Eden – Is Eve to be blamed for everything.” This is from the Annual Hershdorfer Kantrowitz Brettler Lecture Series at Pardes on February 2, 2010.

[PEP Student] Salvation

Posted on January 17, 2011 by Tamara Frankel

Dear Friends, I hope you are all well, wherever you are and whatever crazy winter weather you are experiencing! It’s hard to believe that the fall semester at Pardes ended last week. I have learned SO much in these last few months and look forward to soaking up as much Torah as possible, further exploring Continue Reading »