These and Those

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

Tag Archives: tefilin / phylacteries

Tefillin

Posted on September 28, 2012 by Andrea Wiese

Recently, with the help of a teacher and a friend, I have taken on the mitzvah of tefillin. To be honest, I’m not sure when I really started wanting to try it, it’s such a personal experience so it’s hard to say, “I wanted to have this feeling, so I started to wrap tefillin.” But Continue Reading »

And you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart

Posted on May 8, 2012 by aliza

וארשתיך לי לעולם, וארשתיך לי בצדק ובמשפט ובחסד וברחמים.  וארשתיך לי באמונה, וידעת את הי And I will betrothe you to me forever and always, and I will betrothe you to me in righteousness and in justice and in loving-kindness and in compassion.  And I will betrothe you to me in faith and belief and Continue Reading »

What’s Meaningful to Me

Posted on March 14, 2012 by Heligman

Last December I attended the first of a series of Meditation Retreats in Hannaton (co-led by Pardes faculty member James Jacobson-Maisels).  It’s been about 2 months now since experiencing the awakened state of being that defines “Retreat”. I call it an awakened state because the sensitivity you develop during these retreats can be described in Continue Reading »

Morning Prayer

Posted on October 27, 2011 by Sharon G.

A Touching Moment

Posted on April 9, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Here is a photo that student Scott Roland* took of his Talmud teacher Rabbi Zvi Hirshfield putting tefilin on his son for the first time… It was a beautiful moment: *Scott is a rabbinical student at Hebrew College. He is studying in Israel this year.

Following Directions

Posted on February 16, 2011 by Aviva P.

What I learned at Pardes This Week #3: Tefilin

Posted on October 28, 2010 by Pious Antic

I’ve started doing series of posts called “What I learned at Pardes This Week”  on my blog (1, 2), and I thought I’d cross-post the latest one (3) here… enjoy! — One of the strangest and yet most everyday of mitzvot (commandments) is that of laying tefilin. Every day Jewish men (and in some liberal Continue Reading »

Cold

Posted on January 10, 2010 by David Bogomolny

Several weeks ago, I decided that it was high time for me to visit the Tayelet in J’lem, and I woke myself up at an early hour to daven (pray) the shacharit (morning) service with my tefilin (phylacteries) at sunrise, facing the Old City of J’lem. It was a chilly morning, and I felt it. Continue Reading »