These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Ramban / Nachmanides

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Shlach 5773: The Sin of the Spies, the Sin of Adam and Eve

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Shlach in “The Sin of the Spies, the Sin of Adam and Eve.” shlach ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Bamidbar 5773

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week Rabbi Michael Hattin discusses Parashat Bemidbar. Bemidbar ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Acharei Mot-Kedoshim 5773: Shatnez

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi David Levin-Kruss discusses Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim in “Shatnez.” am-k ’73 Click here for the accompanying source sheet. Shabbat shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] A Bridge Between – by Avi Spodek

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Avi Spodek

Over these past few weeks I have been reading Steven R. Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People as part of my coursework in Jewish educational leadership. Covey’s message and delivery are inspiring, and I highly recommend to this book to anyone and everyone. Its main premise is that leaders are most effective when Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Tazria-Metzora 5773: The Woman who has Given Birth

Posted on April 11, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Neima Novetsky discusses Parashat Tazria-Metzora in “The Woman who has Given Birth.” T-M ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Tetzaveh 5773: Clothing

Posted on February 21, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy discusses Parashat Tetzaveh in “Clothing.” Tetzaveh ’73 Shabbat shalom!

(Me)inyan Surprise

Posted on February 12, 2013 by David Bogomolny

Over the course of the past several years, I’ve come to learn that it’s not entirely clear whether praying in a minyan is halakhically required or not. Granted, most sources agree that praying in a minyan is at least encouraged & laudable… but ultimately, my halakhic obligation is to pray the correct services (morning, afternoon, evening) at the correct times. Outside of Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Mishpatim: Seeing our Personal God (by Leah Kahn)

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Leah Kahn

In last week’s Parsha, Yitro, we left B’nei Yisrael at Mt. Sinai, having just received the Ten Commandments directly from the mouth of God. Most would agree that they are reasonable commandments, which aim to help this newly freed people maintain order and positive values as a newly minted nation. Switching gears immediately from the Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Mishpatim 5773: Explicating the Ten Commandments

Posted on February 7, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses Parashat Mishpatim in “Explicating the Ten Commandments.” Mishpatim ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Stu Jacobs — A Special Connection

Posted on December 21, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Parshat VaYigash has for a long time been a parsha that I have a special connection with. Not only is it my bar mitzvah parsha (20 years ago this year), but it was also the parsha the week following my wedding.  After our wedding in Los Angeles, Aviva and I, who had met in Jerusalem Continue Reading »