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Tag Archives: Rav Meir Schweiger

[PCJE Dvar Torah] From Desert to Dessert: a Shavuot Reflection – by Tani Cohen-Fraade

Posted on May 17, 2013 by Tani Cohen-Fraade

In Rabbi Meir Schewiger’s Parashat ha-Shavuah (weekly Torah Portion) class, while learning Sefer Shemot (Book of Exodus), we spoke about the desert as a place where one goes to prepare for Torah study. When B’nei Yisrael (Children of Israel) leave Egypt, they flee through the desert and are on the run until they get to Yam Suf (Red Continue Reading »

Bound. because I Want to.

Posted on May 4, 2013 by Sam Kaye

I’m leaving for Israel and my father hands me two bags. “Take these with you. The furrier, Shlomo, your great grandmother’s brother-in-law, left them to me. Find out if it’s meaningful for you.” The first is black felt, light to the touch, with a golden Magen David embroidered in cord on its front. The Tallit Continue Reading »

Torah Balance

Posted on April 29, 2013 by Stu Jacobs

Yesterday was a special day at Pardes. Not because Meir was roaming the halls with a mass of students, singing at the top of his lungs, although that was part of it. Not because there was dancing in the beit midrash, although that was part of it as well. The occurrences above, while special, have Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Emor 5773: Laws for the Priests

Posted on April 25, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Emor in “Laws for the Priests.” emor ’73 Shabbat shalom!

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Ki Tissa 5773: Breaking the Tablets

Posted on February 28, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat Ki Tissa in “Breaking the Tablets.” Ki Tissa ’73 Shabbat shalom!

You’re at Pardes, Charlie Brown

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Derek Kwait

My skit from the Purim Shpiel. Script is included below the video.

do not make your self afraid at all, the world is a very narrow bridge

Posted on February 10, 2013 by Shoshana Rosen

From my blog: The important thing to remember is to not make yourself afraid at all Somehow this song, always comes back to me. In times that i least expect it…. I first came across this song at Jewish sleep away camp, singing it on the top top of my little lungs Kol Ha’olam kuloGesher Continue Reading »

What is a prayer? [pt. 3 in a series]

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Avi Benson-Goldberg

(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) It’s been quite a long time since we last checked in. As you might recall, in parts one and two, we looked at what Meir and Rahel had to say about praying. The arrangement of the shiur was fascinating, because we heard first from a very capable prayer, and Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Laura Marder – Parshat Bo

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Laura Marder

In Parshat Bo we are given the first Mitzvah from G-d. The mitzvah of being aware and sanctifying time with Rosh Chodesh. “This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year”. Bo 11:2   While reading BO I tried to Continue Reading »

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] VaEra 5773: The Redemption Speech

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rav Meir Schweiger discusses Parashat VaEra in The Redemption speech. VaEra 5773 Click here for the accompanying source sheet.   Shabbat shalom!

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