These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE)

“Sukkah” – Mar Ḥeshván

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

Check out this great Sukkot video made by Pardes students Hillel Buechler, Brian Blumenthal, Amir Zinkow, and AdAm Mayer. Chag Sameach!

Place.

Posted on September 30, 2012 by Naomi Zaslow

When I was first applying to Pardes, (two years ago!) it took me a while to come to terms with the fact that we have no campus. Pardes is located above a Mazda dealership, on the border of the Talpiyot Industrial Zone. In my dreams, I had imagined studying gemara in some leafy quad and Continue Reading »

פעילות תרבותית בישראל – Cultural Activities in Israel

Posted on September 30, 2012 by Aliza Geller

Wow! Ever since my blog was added to the list of Pardes Student Bloggers, there has been an explosion of pageviews! Thanks everyone! So the title of my blog post is, Cultural Activities in Israel. One of my goals for the year is to experience what Israel  has to offer in music, film, ect. So far I have Continue Reading »

Tefillin

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Recently, with the help of a teacher and a friend, I have taken on the mitzvah of tefillin. To be honest, I’m not sure when I really started wanting to try it, it’s such a personal experience so it’s hard to say, “I wanted to have this feeling, so I started to wrap tefillin.” But Continue Reading »

צום קל

Posted on September 27, 2012 by Aliza Geller

Cross-posted from my blog: Yom Kippur ended a couple of hours ago, but I cannot fall asleep. Instead, I decided to update my blog. I think that this year has been the easiest fast I have ever had. Last year, I got sick enough that I needed to end the fast a few minutes early. Continue Reading »

A 6-Word Haiku for the High Holidays

Posted on September 25, 2012 by AdAm Mayer

Divine Empathy Commitment and Repentance Recoronation

[Alumni Guest Post] Why Fast?

Posted on September 24, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

By Tyson Herberger (PEP ’08-’10) Everyone knows Jews fast on Yom Kippur, but why? The simple answer is “tradition”. The Torah (Vayikra 23:7) says to afflict our souls on Yom Kippur and the rabbis understand this affliction to be a number of prohibitions – including fasting. Fasting stirs up teshuva and brings us closer to Continue Reading »

Who are We, a mosaic…

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Avigayle Adler

An article about me was recently published in The Jerusalem Post. Please feel free to read my story and post your comments. Check out The Open Studio: Art-ventures for Kids and Grownups to see my schedule of upcoming workshops.  

Who says art projects are for kids?!

Posted on September 18, 2012 by Laura Marder

In our busy daily lives we are programmed as adults to subdue some of our pure emotions in order to be socially acceptable. Sometimes if not addressed through meditation, prayer, alone time etc ..our pure self can be pushed so far below the surface that even we forget who it is we really are. On Continue Reading »

Truest Form

Posted on September 16, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

At the Shabbaton, Rav Elisha held a session on using part of birkot hashachar (the morning blessings) to reflect our true, ideal selves. We looked at the wording in ״הי נשמה שנתת בי טהורה היא״ and “מודה אני״ and reflected on what it meant to be recreated fresh every morning. Then, we created abstract paintings of Continue Reading »