These and Those

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

Tag Archives: seder

[Alumni Guest Post] Back to the Temple

Posted on April 28, 2014 by Gabby Goodman

Written by Gabby Goodman (Year ’13) As I got ready to lead the Seder for the first time for my family in New York City this year, I remembered last year when I was at Pardes, when I wondered at the fact that I would be sitting at a Seder table in Jerusalem and saying Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Pesach, Matzah, Marror

Posted on April 13, 2014 by Naomi Zaslow

Over the last week, I and most of my fellow PEPers, have been traveling around the States, doing model lessons for schools in hopes of gainful employment. One of my favorite model lessons that I’ve done focused on the Passover Seder and the way that we tell our story of leaving Egypt year after year. Continue Reading »

The Wicked son….

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Stuart Matan Lithwick

Hello everybody! Here is something that I wrote in a workshop run by Avigayle Adler! We were asked to write a letter expressing the feelings being felt by one of the 4 sons from the Pesach seder to their father… See what you think! Dear dad! Don’t condemn me for having a strong spirit and Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The Purpose of Two Seders

Posted on April 3, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Posted by Ben Barer (Fall ’10, Fellows ’12): Having only one seder last year, while in Israel, followed by having two this year, has led me to reflect on why this custom is maintained, and how best to perpetuate it as a meaningful one. Like the other holidays that are celebrated one extra day outside of Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] ‘Can’t Elijah Let Himself In?’ by Hannah Grossman

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Hannah Grossman

Throughout Pesach my mind has been overflowing with questions, thoughts and new insights. As I ponder what to share with you, I recall one tradition which gets my mind thinking every year. After the birkat hamazon (grace after meals) a cup set aside for the prophet Elijah is poured and we open the door for him. Continue Reading »

Old Matzah or New? Tastes the same to me…

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Naomi Bilmes

From my blog: “So I was walking down the sidewalk one day, and a bus hit me in the head.” Such are the stories you hear at a lunch table in Israel. But we’ll come back to that. In more recent news, I just finished celebrating my first day of Pesach in Israel. And let Continue Reading »

The Wise Son’s Response

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Derek Kwait

Written during Avigayle Adler’s workshop during Pardes’ Night of Learning for Passover. That’s nice, but–if I can ask this and still keep my teeth intact–what’s it for? The Halakha doesn’t answer my question. By the way, did you know afikomen is a Greek word? What’s up with that? Why do we end our seders with Continue Reading »

Thank You from Abayudaya

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Rachel Rosenbluth

Dear Friends, This email is to send a huge huge huge thank you for all of your generous contributions towards the Namutumba Jewish community. In total, we raised 900 dollars (!!!!!), to help support the community! The money is going to contribute to full and complete seders, as well as to the education fund of Continue Reading »

[Unexpected Encounters: The Jewish Holidays and the Other] Pesach

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

Pardes is pleased to present the first episode of our new podcast series by Rabbi Daniel Landes, Unexpected Encounters: The Jewish Holidays and the Other. This episode is on Pesach. Pardes thanks the Alexander Soros Foundation, the sponsor for the series. UE Pesach Click here for the accompanying handout. Chag kasher v’sameach!

[Pardes from Jerusalem Podcast] Tzav and Shabbat HaGadol 5773: Family Unity and Elijah’s Role

Posted on March 21, 2013 by Emma Sevitz

This week, Rabbi Daniel Roth discusses Parashat Tzav and Shabbat HaGadol in “Family Unity and Elijah’s Role.” Tzav ’73 Shabbat shalom!

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