These and Those

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

Tag Archives: peace

Yom HaZikaron

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Barer

Last week, I attended MASA’s Yom HaZikaron ceremony (טקס) with some other Pardesniks.  It had been six years since I had commemorated Israel’s two Memorial Days — for fallen soldiers and victims of terror since the founding of Israel and Holocaust Remembrance Day — in Israel, when I was a participant on March of the Continue Reading »

Rodef Shalom course

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Dr. J. Golden

I first learned about this wonderful program through the Pardes newsletter.  I was in Brazil at the time and had already missed the first class, but I immediately wrote to see if it would still be possible for me to join the course.  I also invited my M.A. student, Joshua Barer, to enroll in the Continue Reading »

Week 28: At the Crossroads

Posted on March 17, 2012 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) The biggest event this week was our Critical Issues speaker, Rabbi Michael Melchior, former Member of the Knesset, executive in the World Zionist Organization, current Chief Rabbi of Norway, and, would-be top candidate to succeed Jonathan Sacks as Chief Rabbi of Britain, if he wanted the job, Continue Reading »

[Self / Soul & Text] Singing

Posted on March 6, 2012 by David Bogomolny

Weariness wrapped itself around him, and in moments of reflection he realized he missed his family. This was a moment of such reflection. He’d wanted to spend some time singing several days earlier, but after meditating and speaking to G-d, he’d been interupted by his roommate before he could begin his song. The interuption had Continue Reading »

On The Way To Sulha

Posted on January 16, 2012 by Aliza B.

I think it was during high school that Rabbi Gabi Meyer came to Boulder, and spoke about his work creating peace in Israel.  I remember being enthralled.  He is an incredible being.  I remember that at the shul, there were Hebrew speakers and Spanish speakers and English speakers and he was going back and forth Continue Reading »

Hevron

Posted on January 11, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

Originally posted here.   Teach me and instruct me how to behave with all people in the world so that I may merit being in peace with all, even with those who disagree with me, And so that I should merit to always be a lover of peace,and a pursuer of peace As it is Continue Reading »

A Shabbat Experience

Posted on January 7, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

All week I had been excited to spend my Shabbat in the “Gush” with two of my teachers. They always have students in their homes for Shabbat, and the anticipation had been building since I heard about other students wonderful experiences. We (Hannah, Yishai, and Amber) left Jerusalem around 1:30, which was way too early, Continue Reading »

Guest Post: Chef David Berman

Posted on December 27, 2011 by Chef David

If you aren’t familiar with Pardes Chef David Berman, you should come meet him – he’s really wonderful. At the very least, you should read Leah Stern’s post about him… it’ll give you a “taste” of the man’s personality. Anyway, Chef Berman attended our recent community trip to Hebron, and he typed up a ‘guest Continue Reading »

Week 16: “Emotional Education”

Posted on December 24, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Nearly all of Pardes went to Hevron in the West Bank Sunday. It spent the rest of the week needing therapy. I think I faired better than most, however, because I went into it knowing what to expect and I got it in spades: It is by Continue Reading »

The Pardes Sunset Project – Evening of 11/13/2011

Posted on November 13, 2011 by Heligman

Too often the shades of our life are drawn and God’s magnificent colors are missed.  I am taking on this project as a means to stop and enjoy God’s brilliance.  For the month of November, each day I will document the evening sunset from the Pardes Beit Midrash. I hope you will stop and notice Continue Reading »