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

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Black Bean & Quinoa Soup

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Leah Kahn

A fun soup for spring with some mexican flavors that we can’t get at restaurants in Jerusalem!

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Parshat Vayikra by Lauren Schuchart

Posted on March 15, 2013 by Lauren Schuchart

In this week’s Torah portion, we move from the exciting and relatable narrative in the books of Bereshit (Genesis) and Shmot (Exodus), into the legalistic and methodical book of Vayikra (Leviticus). In the first Torah portion, God tells Moses how the Children of Israel should go about establishing a holy community, a “kingdom of priests.” Continue Reading »

A Recipe for Tu b’Shevat

Posted on January 21, 2013 by Leah Kahn

This recipe has some middle eastern flair but is also a good recipe for spring because it has some detoxifying ingredients, especially in the greens. There is also a great deal of fiber in the beans and red rice, and if you are sick of tahini, this recipe offers a new spin on the middle Continue Reading »

Vegan Recipes

Posted on December 27, 2012 by Leah Kahn

For those of you who think being vegan means eating carrots and seeds all the time, this recipe should help to quickly dispel that crazy myth! These sloppy joes are full of flavor, and the best part is you can use 2 thick slices of challah as the bread. I suggest Garlic Curry Fries as Continue Reading »

[PCJE Dvar Torah] Aliza Geller — Toldot 5773: The Power of a Good Soup

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Aliza Geller

When  I was asked to write a Dvar Torah for Parshat Toldot, two memories came to mind: The first, was from when I was in forth grade, at Solomon Schechter of Bergen County, in New Milford, New Jersey. For certain Parshiot, we were assigned to do a project, Parshat Toldot was mine. I made my Continue Reading »

Week 32: Passover

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Derek Kwait

“Even if all of us were wise, all of us understanding, all of us knowing the Torah, we would still be obligated to discuss the exodus from Egypt,” says the Haggada. While by no means do I, like most of the people I had seder with this year, consider myself inordinately wise or understanding, I Continue Reading »

Training for Slaughter

Posted on April 2, 2012 by Jacob Siegel

The craziest job interview I’ve ever done happened in December of 2009. On a cold, sleepy morning on a farm in Northwestern Connecticut, I stood in the snow near the henhouse holding buckets. The man running the slaughter passed us chickens in the midst of their last muscle contractions. Later that morning, we plucked and Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] The Tav Pledge: A slice of social justice

Posted on March 17, 2012 by Emma Sevitz

Alum Katie Greenberg asked us to repost her article about the Tav Chevrati from THE TIMES OF ISRAEL here on These&Those: When I came to Jerusalem three years ago to study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish studies, I was returning to a familiar city. Unlike many of my classmates I had lived in Jerusalem Continue Reading »

Judeo-Veganism: Imagine a New World

Posted on August 22, 2011 by Bookie

Cross-posted from PresenTense: Imagine a world without hunger. Imagine a world full of clean air and lush forests. Imagine a world where the words “water shortage” don’t have a ring of truth to them. All of this is possible through changes in lifestyle which are echoed by some of the Jewish values we hold dear. Continue Reading »

Judeo-Vegan Cross-post :)

Posted on March 17, 2011 by Bookie

Hello out there in internet-land.  Yes it has been a very long time since I have last posted anything.  But I have been busy co-authoring an article, as well as working on some rabbinical school applications, scholarships, etc. This is just a quick cross–post from my blog reminding some of you of a few really great Continue Reading »

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