These and Those

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

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Modern Israel Seminar Tiyul Reflection

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Amanda Avnery

 This blog post was written by Amanda Avnery (Year program ’20) The generation that drank the routine of exile and subjugation more than any generation before it…the generation that its entire existence is to be a bridge from the destruction and exile to a life of freedom and independence…” (Katznelson, Davar Newspaper, 1934). This quote Continue Reading »

Rediscovering the Kibbutznikit in Me

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Emuna Keswick

This blog post was written by Emuna Keswick, the 2020 Pardes Communications Fellow and Year Program student (’19-’20). When people would ask me what I was doing in Israel, and I would reply that I had was living on a kibbutz up north, spending my days playing with children and cows. Typically, they would then Continue Reading »

[PCJE D’var Torah] Vayera: looking for understanding

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Mollie Feldman

Writing this blog post comes directly on the heels of a Pardes tiyul to Hebron. This was my first visit to Hebron, although far from my first difficult confrontation with or conversation about the current political situation in Israel. The soul searching, questioning, despair, and hope that inevitably follows this sort of trip (and – Continue Reading »