These and Those

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

Tag Archives: pictures / photos

Dayenu

Posted on November 13, 2012 by Falynn Schmidt

Originally posted on my blog: There is a particular majesty in cresting a hill and taking in the landscape: the great expanse of the Negev Desert or the sparkle of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), the Jordan River or the heights of the Golan. There is a sense of awe when your legs work in Continue Reading »

Reading Tealeaves

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Mary Brett Koplen

Originally posted on CowBird: With Ohio in the past, I’ve counted every day I’ve been away. 37, 38, 39. Forty were the days that Noah didn’t drown. The years that Moses wandered. High above the water we float, the dry ocean heaving, bare feet pressing into ground solid but unknown. Nearness pending, but Moses never Continue Reading »

MOVEMBER UPDATE: WEEK 2

Posted on November 9, 2012 by Derek Kwait

My current ‘stache ranks somewhere between Grover’s perpetually disappointed customer Mr. Johnson and Gomez Addams:               SUPPORT THE CAUSE!!! Conversation of the Movember so far: MAN 1: I wish I could grow a mustache. WOMAN 1: Just close your eyes and concentrate! [they try it.] MAN 1: I don’t Continue Reading »

Nachlaot Photo Art

Posted on November 6, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

This beautiful photo gallery of Nachlaot is the work of Olga Lempert (Year ’06-’07) who recently made Aliyah with her husband Andrey Pshenitskiy (Year ’06-’07). She’s now living here in Jerusalem, and she is also a blogger 🙂 Here is what she writes about it: This was in fact a test roll of film, but it ended up a Continue Reading »

Beautiful Jerusalem

Posted on November 5, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on my blog: Since I’ve mostly been settling into a normal routine of class, class, eat, class, class, eat, shabbat (eat, pray, eat, pray), class… etc, I thought I would do a different kind of post. By the time I get home at night, I’m usually completely wiped out and ready to relax Continue Reading »

Gone Hikin’

Posted on November 1, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to be included in a shabbaton with some of my classmates at our teacher’s house. We went on a hike beforehand, which was b-e-a-utiful. I also got to use my new camera lens! My first eBay purchase (they were practically giving it away!). Nothing too impressive yet, but Continue Reading »

Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah [One Mitzvah Leads to Another]

Posted on October 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

Last Thursday, a group of Pardes students volunteering to help pack meals for shut-ins at Ezrat Avot in Mea Sharim, stayed afterwards to learn some Parshat HaShavuah. Kol HaKavod!

In the Beit Midrash Today

Posted on October 23, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media

These photos were taken today by Andrea:

Salon Pardes Pictures

Posted on October 19, 2012 by Derek Kwait

The first-ever Salon Pardes, an evening of sharing and critiquing each other’s creative projects,was held last Saturday night at my house and was a huge success, check it out:

Sukkot 2.0

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

I have decided that Sukkot is my favorite holiday to celebrate in Israel. Appreciating the simplicity of life. Showing gratitude for our blessings. Being in the great outdoors. Quality time with friends. An offensive amount of food. A reason for my family to say, “a week off from school? come home and get a job!” Continue Reading »