These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Pardes

2011-12 Student Giving Campaign! (The Launch!)

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Kalie

  The Poster – Let’s fill it up! Kalie & Jordan collecting donations during community lunch (18 NIS per student!)

Coercion – an inner struggle

Posted on February 6, 2012 by J. Belasco

I find that I would like to explore more intensively the question of where flexibility exists within halacha and what to do with conflict between the halachic system and my other values. This is particularly important for me right now, since I am on the brink of moving out of the bubble of Pardes and Continue Reading »

Week 22: Aramaic, Women, Meditation, and Other Foreign Languages

Posted on February 4, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) I decided to challenge myself this semester, to fully take advantage of my time here by trying new Jewish things and getting outside my comfort zones. Since every subject of Torah has its own special jargon, world view, sources, legends, authorities, inside jokes, the result has been Continue Reading »

Student Quote

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

A quote from a student during the Fellows recruitment meeting yesterday: “Pardes is traditional Judaism’s most loving and honest response to modernity.”

Week 19: Tastes of Home

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) As I end my first semester in Israel, I am surrounded by reminders of where I come from and how I got here. It started last Thursday night, when I made halushki, a Central/Eastern European dish popular in Western Pennsylvania, at my friend מיכאל’s (pronounced “Mee-kha-el”) apartment Continue Reading »

Photo Contest

Posted on January 10, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Andrea W. is running a photo contest at Pardes! Today, students are voting for their favorite photo (see below), and we’ll get the results at the end of this week (last day of the semester)! Hopefully we’ll have some new photos up in the hallways soon! 🙂

’11 Pardes Chanukkah Song

Posted on January 9, 2012 by S. Rotenberg

This song was created at the Pardes Hanukkah party in Sam Rotenberg’s music shiur. The singers on the track are (in order in which they sing on the track) Austin Clar, Roy Camarillo, Adir Berkowitz, and Sarah Gunning. Lyrics were written by the class, as well as Suzi Brozman, who put her great writing skills Continue Reading »

Five Words or Fewer

Posted on January 3, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

She’s super… she’s duper… she’s Falynn Schmidt! Falynn studied at Pardes in 1999-2000 before moving to Atlanta, and founding Pardes Atlanta with the help of Marc Baker (97-98, 99-00 Fellow, 00-02 PEP). She coordinated all the parts that were not teaching — publicity, planning, scheduling, venue, Shabbatonim, and shiurim, and Marc and a few other Pardes alumni taught Continue Reading »

Eating at ‘Home’

Posted on December 13, 2011 by Leah Stern

Hello Pardesians and World, I am writing to you from a small cafe in Tel Aviv.  I must confess that I was at a loss as to what to talk about in my next blog post. I was going to try to follow my theme of faces in jerusalem of my first blog post, but Continue Reading »

Street Scene: Pardes Edition – Andrew Lustig

Posted on December 11, 2011 by Nikki Fig

By Nikki Fig Here at Pardes we are our own little melting pot. From a student’s religious observance to their personal style, there really isn’t a prototypical Pardesian. This new blog series will give you a glimpse of our motley crew by featuring a different student every week along with a short interview about the Continue Reading »