These and Those

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

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Song of Clarity

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Eric Feldman

From my blog: In this weeks parsha, Beshalach, one of the most famous events in all of the Tanakh occurs when God splits the Red Sea through the staff of Moses, allowing the Israelites to finally escape the centuries-long enslavement in Egypt and become a free people. The result of their freedom is that the Continue Reading »

Contra Dance in Jerusalem

Posted on January 14, 2013 by Tadea Klein

The first time that I heard about contra dance, I was a sophomore in college and just taking the first baby steps towards having a social life with people my own age. It was described to me as a “really fun and really easy social dance, everyone should go.” I subsequently managed to find an Continue Reading »

a new struggle i didn’t see coming

Posted on January 12, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

From my blog: “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. I know this sounds naive, Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Mike Backman

Posted on January 1, 2013 by Derek Kwait

When it came to picking out a college and a major, Mike knew he wanted to work with numbers and that he wanted to do something practical. So he searched and weighed the available data: He looked into economics but found it boring. He looked into physics, but thought it just wasn’t for him, then Continue Reading »

Gaza, the Negev, and…Australia?

Posted on November 18, 2012 by Eric Feldman

Originally posted on my blog: Hey, I’ve certainly been keeping busy over the past few weeks but I’ll hone in on this most recent week since a lot has been going on recently. The first thing I’d like to say is that, although from the media explosion through internet and TV it may seem like Continue Reading »

Holiday Edition!

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Eric Feldman

cross-posted from my blog: Hey!  It’s been a while since I posted last, so lets get right to it. The last 2 weeks were the two major holidays of the year, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and the last major holiday of the month, Sukkot, begins on Sunday night and lasts for a week.  Sukkahs Continue Reading »

American Football in Israel

Posted on September 15, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

I’m sure there are many Americans who don’t want to come to Pardes to study because they don’t want to miss the football season. Well, no worries, there is football in Israel. http://vimeo.com/49323951 Israeli Football League from Grace Barcenas on Vimeo. I referee for this league. You can see me at one minute and 45 Continue Reading »

The Rules of the Game

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Ross Meltzer

I am not sure when the last time was I actually did something for the first time. So when I was approached a few days ago to write a blog, I knew instinctively from childhood that I have to try everything once. I wasn’t sure how to approach this, or if anyone would even read Continue Reading »

Update on Finding Israel Documentary: A Minor Setback

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Joseph Shamash

Levi Ogner, my partner for Finding Israel Film Project goes skateboarding in Tel Aviv competition.

Help us pursue Justice in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut

Posted on April 24, 2012 by aliza

We are a group of international students living in Jerusalem deeply disturbed by the racism that has recently manifested itself in a series of violent incidents involving the Beitar Jerusalem soccer fans. On March 19, hundreds of Beitar fans stormed the Malha mall in Jerusalem, violently assaulting Arab workers while chanting racist slogans including “Death Continue Reading »