These and Those

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

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The World is Mud-Luscious and Puddle-Wonderful (!)

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

This was originally posted on my blog: “Go out, go out I beg of you / And taste the beauty of the wild.  Behold the miracle of the earth / With all the wonder of a child.” My school took a trip to the Golan Heights towards the end of March. I’ll let the pictures Continue Reading »

Topsy-Turvy

Posted on April 11, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

This was originally posted on my blog: What is there to say about the Jewish holiday of Purim? Purim is a joyful, happy, and silly holiday which recounts the saving of the Jews from an impending massacre in the Persian period. In the story of Purim, we see a turnaround of fate, a reversal in Continue Reading »

Week 30: The Golan Tiyyul

Posted on April 1, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Tuesday through Thursday, we were in the Golan. Unlike our last two tiyyulim, the Golan, Israel’s back 40, is the anti-desert; especially now, in the springtime, the place is so overflowing with life and water and cow dung, you can’t take one step outdoors in the entire region without stepping in one of the three. Continue Reading »

It Happened

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

Thanks to Bible Raps for highlighting the new blog of Pardes Kollel student AdAm Meyer! *Click*on his pic below!  

Photo from ’12 Golan tiyul

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

Poland V

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

(The fifth in a series of 5 posts detailing my heritage trip to Poland… originally posted on my blog) ___________________ Righteous Among the Nations   “Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world”- Talmud In a world where morality no longer existed, where any action could lead to one’s death, there were people who stood out Continue Reading »

Poland IV

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

(The fourth in a series of 5 posts detailing my heritage trip to Poland… originally posted on my blog) ___________________ Belzec “Earth do not cover my blood / Let there be no resting place for my outcry” (Job 16:18)   When many people think of concentration camps, they think of Auschwitz. Why? Because many of Continue Reading »

Poland III

Posted on March 28, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

(The third in a series of 5 posts detailing my heritage trip to Poland… originally posted on my blog) ___________________ Houses of Life We visited several Jewish cemetaries throughout Poland. In ordinary circumstances, a cemetery would seem like a low point on an itinerary. In Poland, cemeteries were a way to remember and memorialize great lives that were lived. Continue Reading »

Poland II

Posted on March 27, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart

(The second in a series of 5 posts detailing my heritage trip to Poland… originally posted on my blog) ___________________ Gone Now are Those Little Towns “Gone now are those little towns where the shoemaker was a poet, the watchmaker a philosopher, the barber a troubadour…” –Antoni Sionimski, “Elegy for the Jewish Villages” Tykocin

[PEP Student] Teach the Way You Daven

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Esther Mazal

Since I lifted off from the Holy Land on February 23th, life has definitely been a whirlwind on what I affectionately like to refer to as “My Whirlwind North American Tour” (sounds snazzy, huh?). From New York City to Boston to Detroit (to Toronto for an impromptu drop-in in my hometown, then back to Detroit Continue Reading »