These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Parsha / Parasha

Encouraged

Posted on August 30, 2013 by David Bogomolny

We currently find ourselves in the Hebrew month of Elul, counting down the days to Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year). Traditionally, many Jews recite Psalm 27 every morning during the month of Elul and through the High Holy Days, and I’d like to bring our attention to the final pasuk (verse) of this psalm: Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Nitzavim-Vayelekh: Choose Life

Posted on August 27, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Rabbi Meir Schweiger discusses parshiot Nitzavim and Vayelech. Nitzavim-Vayelekh

[Alumni Guest Post] In the Balance

Posted on August 25, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

X-posted from Eryn London’s blog post: [expand title=”Click for Eryn’s bio”] Eryn London (Summer ’06 & ’07, Community Education ’10, Year ’10-’11, Hourly ’11-’12) made Aliya from New Jersey three years ago. She is currently studying in the Manhiga Hilchatit Program at Midreshet Lindenbaum, which is a 5 year advanced Halacha learning program. Beyond learning Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Ki Tavo: “How Odd of G-D to Choose the Jews!”

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

David Levin-Kruss discusses parsha Ki Tavo. [Download the Handout] Ki Tavo

A Look at Teshuva Through Parshat Ki Tetzeh

Posted on August 18, 2013 by Naomi Bilmes

From my blog: In preparation for Elul, returning to Israel, and because Torah is awesome, I presented this d’var Torah at my synagogue tonight during seudat shlishit. I thought some of you might enjoy reading it. Shabbat Ki Tetzeh Seudat Shlishit D’var Torah By Naomi Bilmes Shabbat Shalom. This week’s parsha, Ki Tetzeh, is full Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Our Charge to Give

Posted on August 15, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Becca Bubis (PEP 2009-11) is starting her third year of teaching in the upper school at Tarbut v’Torah, in Orange County, CA. Twelve years ago I shuddered at the thought of standing on the bimah and delivering an address on Parashat Ki Tavo to two hundred and fifty people about a topic with which they Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Ki Tetze: The Beautiful Captured Woman

Posted on August 14, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Neima Novetsky discusses parsha Ki Tetze. Ki Tetze

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Shoftim: Justice, justice, you shall pursue

Posted on August 8, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Rabbi Meir Schweiger discusses parsha Shoftim. Shoftim

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Re’eh: The New and the Free

Posted on August 2, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses parshat Re’eh. Re’eh

[Alumni Guest Post] ‘Setting the Right Example’ by Rabbi Peter Stein

Posted on August 1, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Peter Stein (Kollel 2009-11) sent us these words of Torah on Parshat Re’eh – In this week’s Torah portion Re’eh, we find the commandment concerning the ir nidachat, a city consigned to destruction because its inhabitants have turned to idolatry. The Torah commands that should an Israelite city ever arise where the citizens go astray Continue Reading »