These and Those

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

Tag Archives: reflections / testimonials

Alumni Testimonials

Posted on June 6, 2011 by David Bogomolny

Check these out! Alumni Josh Laurence‘s, Rebecca Karp‘s, and Tom Johanix‘s Pardes testimonials on the Masa Israel blog!

Students Published

Posted on May 26, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Students Louis Sachs and Merissa Nathan Gerson have both been recently published! Read about their experiences at Pardes!

Promises, Promises

Posted on May 23, 2011 by Aviva P.

Prior to coming to Israel, my mother tried made me promise her three things: I won’t date an Israeli I won’t move to Israel/want to make aliyah I won’t become orthodox While somehow I believed that there was no reason for my mom to be concerned (1) Israelis are difficult, 2) I liked living in Continue Reading »

Why I learn Talmud

Posted on May 19, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

A Testimonial by Avigail Hurvitz-Prinz About a month ago my Talmud class did an exercise where we shared our reasons for studying Gemora. Everyone had their own reasons, and my list came up to a total of 21 reasons as wide ranging as “intellectual challenge” and “to have a sense of the Rabbinic world” or Continue Reading »

Tish and That by Vicki Raun

Posted on November 2, 2010 by Eryn

Pardes is a wonderful place to study, and also an amazing community. Like every community, the one at Pardes is formed of shared experiences. The community that is Pardes really became real for me at the first tish of the school year, during our first retreat. Tish is a time in the evening to share Continue Reading »