These and Those

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

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Alex Singer Hike Impressions

Posted on October 14, 2012 by M. Backman

Alex Singer was an American Jew who made aliyah to Israel and was killed in Lebanon in 1987 at the age of 25.  The first segment of the hike in his honor was a discussion of the Megillat Aish (Scrolls of Fire) Holocaust memorial.  The monument was intricate and moving and the discussion was quite Continue Reading »

Homemade Kosher Little Debbies

Posted on October 13, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

I made homemade Little Debbie oatmeal sandwiches. If you don’t know what Little Debbie is, click here.  Nothing with this much butter could be bad, but they were delicious!! YUM!

Alex Singer Hike

Posted on October 13, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

http://www.alexsinger.org/ Last week I went on a hike that I had first heard about over a year ago. I was probably busy last year and didn’t pay much attention. But last year, always around pesach, Pardes put up special art work and poems in the hallway. Not only was it beautiful, it came with a Continue Reading »

Pardes Food Blog?

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Aliza Geller

An Unexpected Israel Experience

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Laura H.

A good family friend of our’s from Toronto asked me to do him a favour a couple of weeks ago. He is an architect and, as part of his work for a proposal for a Jewish cemetery in Toronto, is researching the signage and organization of different cemeteries. He sent one of his employees to Continue Reading »

Holidays, Vacations, and more!

Posted on October 12, 2012 by Heather Kantrowitz

Originally posted on my blog: Shalom friends and family! From Rosh Hashanah until Sukkot we were without internet at the house, hence the lapse in blog posts. Anyways, it’s back now (after a long and frustrating process) so I’ll try to summarize everything that’s been happening in my life in the past few weeks. 1) Continue Reading »

Blogging in 5773

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Cara Abrams-Simonton

Originally posted on Oct. 1: Two months since I last wrote. It is now 5773 and I am hoping to blog more regularly. Call it a Jewish new year’s resolution! The Jewish New Year ראש השנה Rosh HaShanah was on September 17 followed by the Day of Atonement יום כיפור Yom Kippur on September 26. Continue Reading »

My Spiritual High at Zorba

Posted on October 9, 2012 by Laura Marder

Do you ever feel like there is a cage around you? Like you can carry it around but sometimes it gets heavy and tires you down. Perhaps it restrains you from moving in a comfortable way or running to what you really desire. I hadn’t really thought of myself in a cage at all before Continue Reading »

Today I was a Tourist

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Aliza Geller

Cross-Posted from my blog: (I would have posted this yesterday but I did not have internet) Today is the one day of vacation that is not Shabbat or Chag, that I am in Jerusalem. Therefore, I decided that I wanted to do all the things that I would have done if I was here as a tourist Continue Reading »

The Distance Between Who We Are and Who We Want to Be

Posted on October 2, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

(Cross-posted from my blog) The morning before Yom Kippur began, I was on a mission to buy food for the “break fast” (specifically borekas and other assorted fattening pastries). The streets were pretty crowded as it seemed everyone had a last-minute mind like myself. I walked past a woman who was holding a bag full Continue Reading »