These and Those

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

Tag Archives: relevance

Book Review: ‘Relics for the Present’

Posted on October 21, 2012 by Leah Kahn

When I read Relics for the Present, I am quickly enamored with the ancient wisdom of our tradition. Levi Cooper intricately and intelligently interlaces the p’shat of the text together with the interpretations of a variety of commentators, which results in meaningful interpretations that the Talmidei Chachamim may have actually wished to convey to future Continue Reading »

Thoughts on Gemara

Posted on February 21, 2011 by Zach

About a month ago, we began our second semester at Pardes, giving us the chance to switch up our class schedules.  I had been studying Tanakh (in the Intensive Tanakh Track), and enjoying it, but I didn’t find the Tanakh course offerings for the new semester very interesting.  Instead, I decided to take advantage of the 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.

Tradition

Posted on November 5, 2010 by Barer

What value does tradition have? What is added to an action, ritual, or practice from it being something that has been done for 500 years as opposed to 50 years or 5 years, or compared to starting a new ‘tradition’ altogether? As anyone who has watched Fiddler on the Roof knows – and judging by Continue Reading »

So So Very Pretentious by Bogomolny

Posted on November 2, 2010 by David Bogomolny

No word limit But words limit so so Can the Torah contain unlimited Truth relevant to limitless peoples Though time limits people so so Words become irrelevant As truth becomes

Tikkun Olam by Elizabeth Chipkin

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

This semester at Pardes, I am a participant in the “Social Justice Track.” The “Social Justice Track” is so named because it is more than a class that meets for a prescribed period of time each week. We do meet as a class, to read, to debate and to understand classical texts. However, we also Continue Reading »