Posted on March 2, 2011 by Zach
We just got back from the annual Pardes tiyul to the Golan, and I want to share a few of my photos: Click on photos for larger versions!
Posted on February 18, 2011 by Joel D.
See the full poem here.
Posted on February 9, 2011 by Joel D.
By Faith Brigham “Barefoot and exposed I walk along a shoreline. With the clumping of a million grains of sand, my toes tingle Reminding me of my human-ness. My body-ness. The limitless of these grains tickle my brain as they tickle my limited body. A conch shell lies before me. My eyes gravitate towards its Continue Reading »
Posted on January 26, 2011 by Aviva P.
A Reflection from the 2011 Pardes Heritage Seminar to Poland In memory of my family and all those killed at Bełżec extermination camp I walk into the depths of death, surrounded by the abandoned bones of my brothers and sisters. Hate and fear stifled their cries; barren fields of rocks and concrete trap their whispers, Continue Reading »
Posted on December 13, 2010 by Zach
Yet again, it’s been way too long since my last post. I seem to start every post that way… maybe I’ll get better at this eventually. Instead of giving the normal Christmas break that American schools give, Pardes, and Israel in general, has a winter break for the eight days of Chanukkah. Chanukkah this year Continue Reading »
Posted on November 14, 2010 by Elizabeth
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Posted on November 11, 2010 by Shibley
From my blog: Here in Jerusalem, the average rain can be upwards of 500 mm. In the Arava, a portion of the Negev, less than 30 mm of rain fall on average. What grows with 30 mm of rain, not much. As you can see above, plant life is fairly limited. Jerusalem, which is relatively Continue Reading »
Posted on November 9, 2010 by Pious Antic
This is a cross-post from my personal blog. The Hebrew word tiyul has no exact translation in English. A tiyul could be a long walk in a city park, a week-long guided bus tour of Israel, or a multi-week backing trip through South America. Last week, I went on Pardes’ annual tiyul to the Negev Continue Reading »
Posted on November 8, 2010 by Michael
I am reading a fascinating book by Aryeh Kaplan called Jewish Meditation. It is practical as a guide to develop the spirit through at least thirty minutes of daily meditation in a completely Jewish manner. By the way, he talks about how the central prayer of Judaism, the Shemonah Esrei (meaning 18 prayers), otherwise known Continue Reading »
Posted on October 25, 2010 by Bookie
Hey so I apologize for the extreme delay of these pictures from two weeks ago but let’s just call them technical difficulties (or laziness and forgetfulness, either way….) So yeah here they are!!: Pardes Shabbaton 2010!!!