These and Those

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

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Teaching in the Ulus Jewish School in Istanbul

Posted on January 20, 2014 by Laura Marder

The greatest gift a teacher can ask for is to be a student and a teacher at the same time. This past week I, along with the fabulous Turkey Team, taught in the Jewish School in Istanbul. I learned so much in the process of creating the program, working with my colleagues, and interacting with Continue Reading »

A few highlights from Istanbul

Posted on January 18, 2014 by Andrea Wiese

Shabbat at Etz Hayim in Ortakoy – Shabbat came with a lot of logistical coordinations, it was hard to arrive Thursday and then jump into Shabbat as foreigners, but the Etz Hayim community welcomed us and Rabbi Cooper with open arms.  We had a wonderful Kabbalat Shabbat mixed with traditional sephardi tunes and then Eli Witkin led Continue Reading »

Short. Sweet?

Posted on January 17, 2014 by Sarah Pollack

From my blog: Deuteronomy 20: 19. When you besiege a city for many days to wage war against it to capture it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an ax against them, for you may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Is the tree of the field a man, Continue Reading »

Inspired by Social Justice

Posted on January 8, 2014 by Benjamin Friedman

Social Justice Track in Gedera

Posted on January 5, 2014 by Jessica Jobanek

Our NYE’s Engagement Party

Posted on January 3, 2014 by Jessica Baverman

From my blog: Our wonderful friends at Pardes threw us a New Year’s Eve Engagement Party. We are so blessed to have friends and family who are supportive. I was telling our story to one of my classmates, and she explained how emotionally involved she is in our relationship. Many of our classmates feel very Continue Reading »

Photos: Maimonides’ Original Commentary on Mishnah

Posted on January 2, 2014 by Jessica Jobanek

Pardes students visited the National Library of Israel with our teacher Levi Cooper to see Maimonides’ original commentary on the Mishna

Why I love Limmud, Pardes and all Jewish organisations

Posted on December 30, 2013 by Naomi Minsky

Since childhood I have been diagnosed with a condition known in the community as a Jewish communal organisation geek. Whether I was a participant or employee, whether I was at school, university Jewish society, synagogue, youth movement, camp, Pardes I had a tendency to get a little obsessed. My symptoms have included the following: volunteering Continue Reading »

Day 4: Envelope Structure

Posted on December 29, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

From my blog: Day 4:  We awoke pretty early to hit the trail and get to the finish line with enough time to make some decisions about what we wanted to do for Shabbat. At this point, the hike continues in Nahal Amud until it flattens out at the start of the valley to the Kinneret. Continue Reading »

The Country where Christmas Wasn’t

Posted on December 27, 2013 by Naomi Bilmes

From my blog: On Tuesday night, I went to Bethlehem. Growing up in America, all I saw of Christmas were signs reading “Buy One get One FREE” and “Sale: 70% mark down! 5-7am only!!” All I saw was consumerism and a huge traffic jam outside of the church. But this year I’m in the Middle Continue Reading »