Posted on March 15, 2012 by S. Gunning
The following list of quotes was compiled by Sara Gunning and Derek Kwait for last week’s Purim Spiel: I will davka only eat organic tofu. This Mishna is so heteronormative! No, it’s okay, my chevruta’s gay. There’s a lot of othering going on in this Gemara.
Posted on March 12, 2012 by Derek Kwait
[Note: By request of the powers that be, all names in this blog post have been changed to protect the innocent.] It’s never easy to decide what you want to be for Purim. This year especially, limited funds combined with the sense of competition that comes from being surrounded by extremely clever people all day Continue Reading »
Posted on March 11, 2012 by Laura Marder
After a night of crazy Shushan Purim it was so nice to get together with people from Pardes and re-live the night before. Kendra, Nikki and I had a great time prepping hard for our Seuda and it was all well worth it. My living room was filled with fun breakfast food, mimosa’s, balloons, hamentashen Continue Reading »
Posted on March 9, 2012 by Barer
In reading this week’s parsha, which describes the events surrounding the sin of the Golden Calf, one question continued to nag at me. Why does Moshe break the tablets upon seeing the Israelites worshiping the Golden Calf? The answer many of us grew up with is that Moshe came upon the scene and was so Continue Reading »
Posted on March 8, 2012 by Austin C.
Fellow Pardesniks!! For those of you who did not catch it on Facebook, check this out: Like the title says, it is Pardes alum (and my very good friend) Dan Brill (Year Program, ’09-’10) performing his song, ‘Megillah With Brill Wings’ to the tune of ‘Bullet With Butterfly Wings’ by the Smashing Pumpkins. Enjoy! Purim Continue Reading »
Posted on March 8, 2012 by Andrea Wiese
Me with my youngest “sister” =)
Posted on March 7, 2012 by Kalie
Written by ANDREW LUSTIG: The people have spoken… AND THEY’VE BEEN HEARD. So, below I’ve listed all the impressive items and services for Thursday night’s Silent Auction, which will immediately follow megilla reading. Remember, there will be 5 very special items to be auctioned off LIVE during the shpiel as well. For now, those will Continue Reading »
Posted on March 6, 2012 by Eliyahu B.
Cross-posted from my Facebook note. In my Peace and Conflict class today we wrote what is called a “Third Story” regarding Amalek (the nation whose descendants have plagued Israel with wars and attempted exterminations). Here is what a Third Story is, and then I will share my “Third Story” of the conflict between Haman and Continue Reading »
Posted on February 28, 2012 by Barer
To the consternation of many around the world, there has been heightened tension around talk of some sort of war starting between Israel/US and Iran. With Parshat Zachor only a few days from being read in shuls (synagogues) around the world, it would behoove all of us to consider what kind of relationship we wish Continue Reading »
Posted on February 25, 2012 by Derek Kwait
(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) There is a Jewish saying that when the month of Adar enters, joy increases, and another that when Adar comes, the world stands on its head. Officially, Rosh Chodesh Adar was Thursday, but the preceding week gave it a running start. The first day of Women Continue Reading »