Posted on January 19, 2012 by Jackie F.
I wrote the below after our tour with Beit Orot. ”Traveling endlessly To see To know To understand Feeling farther from facts Forever dizzy holding multiple narratives presented as truths Forever frustrated without solutions at hand Forever hopeless of finding a win-win Standing on Har HaZatim Sounds of Muslim Call to Prayer Sounds of Christian Continue Reading »
Posted on January 11, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart
Originally posted here. Teach me and instruct me how to behave with all people in the world so that I may merit being in peace with all, even with those who disagree with me, And so that I should merit to always be a lover of peace,and a pursuer of peace As it is Continue Reading »
Posted on January 9, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
It’s wonderful when our parents visit us during our years abroad in Israel…Lauren shares her happiness at seeing her Mom & Dad (and some photos) here!
Posted on December 29, 2011 by Austin C.
Posted on December 27, 2011 by Chef David
If you aren’t familiar with Pardes Chef David Berman, you should come meet him – he’s really wonderful. At the very least, you should read Leah Stern’s post about him… it’ll give you a “taste” of the man’s personality. Anyway, Chef Berman attended our recent community trip to Hebron, and he typed up a ‘guest Continue Reading »
Posted on December 24, 2011 by Derek Kwait
(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) Nearly all of Pardes went to Hevron in the West Bank Sunday. It spent the rest of the week needing therapy. I think I faired better than most, however, because I went into it knowing what to expect and I got it in spades: It is by Continue Reading »
Posted on December 22, 2011 by Andrea Wiese
When I made aliyah a year ago, I knew that I was doing so on the grounds that it would be challenging, not only financially or emotionally, but because Israel is difficult. There is nothing easy about Israel, and maybe that is where her true beauty comes from. Pardes set up a trip for Continue Reading »
Posted on December 21, 2011 by Leah Stern
Hello Pardesians and World, For the first time in over a decade, Pardes took a tiyyul to the city of Hevron. It was a visit filled with mixed emotions. We examined Hevron from many different angles in order to assess the situation that is in Hevron today. While there are many things I could discuss, Continue Reading »
Posted on December 20, 2011 by Derek Kwait
On Sunday the 11th, the Social Justice Track went on a tiyyul to South Tel-Aviv to explore the situation of refugees and migrant workers in Israel. Refugees in Israel are mostly asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their native Sudan, Darfur, and Eritrea. While walking through South Tel-Aviv, it is easy to forget you are still Continue Reading »
Posted on December 20, 2011 by Cheryl Stone