These and Those

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

Tag Archives: Rav Meir Schweiger

[Pardes From Jerusalem Podcast] Toldot 5766

Posted on November 25, 2011 by Barer

This week we have an older podcast from Rav Meir about Yitzchak Listen here: Toldot 5766

[Take 5] Insights into the Shema

Posted on November 24, 2011 by Naomi Zaslow

Photos of Pardes Mural

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Emma Sevitz

Remember the Pardes Mural?Here are some photos from last Spring…

Windows on Jerusalem

Posted on November 15, 2011 by Shibley

Throughout Jewish history, since the destruction of the Second Temple, up to the present day, Jews have longed for a return to Jerusalem. At weddings, in blessings after meals, in the t’fillot, in song, and in literature, the Jewish soul yearns for Jerusalem, the center of the Jewish universe. Two Shabbatot ago, I was in Continue Reading »

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Noach 5769

Posted on October 29, 2011 by Barer

Did you know that there is a Pardes podcast? There is!  And it’s called Pardes from Jerusalem, featuring weekly audio podcasts by Pardes Faculty members about the weekly parsha. For the parsha that just ended, we have Rav Meir talking about the Dor Haflaga – the Tower of Babel story: Noach 5769

[Student Profile] Natalie Mittelman

Posted on February 18, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Natalie (above, right) and her sister Sharyn (above, left) from Melbourne, Australia arrived at Pardes in September, knowing they would only be able to join us for one semester. Natalie (Nat) informed These&Those that the Australian summer holiday is in December and January, and the academic year runs from February through November. This explains her plans to return home next week to continue her professional studies. Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Ronit Rapoport

Posted on January 18, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Ronit Rapoport (Fall ’10) first found herself at Pardes when she was sixteen years old; she was living in Jerusalem while her parents were studying in the Pardes Summer Program (Summer ’06). Two years later, Ronit returned to Pardes while visiting her sister Sophie who was studying in the Pardes Educators Program (Educators ’09). In 2008 she began college at Continue Reading »

חשך

Posted on November 10, 2010 by Jean

When God began to create… darkness was over the surface of the deep… God said ‘Let there be light…’ God separated light from darkness. (Genesis 1:1) Rav Meir suggested that water and darkness are realms of the Divine. They were contracted to make a place where humans could thrive. The darkness is “an entity to Continue Reading »

Meditation and the Negev

Posted on November 8, 2010 by Michael

I am reading a fascinating book by Aryeh Kaplan called Jewish Meditation. It is practical as a guide to develop the spirit through at least thirty minutes of daily meditation in a completely Jewish manner. By the way, he talks about how the central prayer of Judaism, the Shemonah Esrei (meaning 18 prayers), otherwise known Continue Reading »

Podcast Nevuchim – Video Guide for the Jewishly Perplexed

Posted on November 6, 2010 by Joel D.

One in a series of more than one to guide and goad the confused and curious in matters never before seen as relevant, and perhaps never to be seen again. Learn, laugh and kasher along with us.

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