These and Those

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

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Olive Harvest

Posted on November 16, 2011 by Nikki Fig

I recently had the pleasure of joining Rabbis for Human Rights on an olive harvest in the Shomron Valley. I didn’t attend the trip to make a political statement, but simply saw my presence as an opportunity to help a farmer make an honest living. Anyone who knows me knows that rustling through olive trees Continue Reading »

Week 10: The Other (i.e. Your Brother)

Posted on November 11, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted from my home blog, Yinzer in Yerushalayim) This was a dark week in Israel. As it happens, the anniversaries of both Yitzhak Rabin‘s assassination and Kristallnacht fall this week, and at Pardes, we had presentations on both. Tuesday, during Group Lecture, two of our rabbis discussed the impact the assassination had on them. Rabin’s Continue Reading »

The Pardes Sunset Project – Evening 3

Posted on November 4, 2011 by Heligman

Too often the shades of our life are drawn and God’s magnificent colors are missed.  I am taking on this project as a means to stop and enjoy God’s brilliance.  For the month of November, each day I will document the evening sunset from the Pardes Beit Midrash. I hope you will stop and notice Continue Reading »

Movember

Posted on November 1, 2011 by Andrea Wiese

Movember is a changing the face of men’s health! Men all over the US and world are growing mustaches in order to raise money to help fight prostate cancer!! You can read all about it at their website here.   Pardes has a team led by Evan Remer, the guy in the picture with the big Continue Reading »

Week 3: Settling Down and Partying it Up

Posted on September 23, 2011 by Derek Kwait

(X-posted to my home blog Yinzer in Yerushalayim.) I think it would be fair to call this my first “normal” week in Israel. For starters, I moved in to my apartment Sunday after class, which means I finally have a big quiet (for Jerusalem) room with fast, reliable Internet all to myself, am living with Continue Reading »

[Student Profile] Amy Kaldor

Posted on September 16, 2011 by David Bogomolny

“All of my grandparents were holocaust survivors, and they all grew up in traditional Jewish families in Hungary… I want to be a part of the tradition that they grew up with… and at Pardes, I can begin to reclaim it.” Amy arranged her arrival to Israel to overlap with the final weeks of her Continue Reading »

2011-2012 Pardes Fellows (3 of 3)

Posted on September 13, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Let’s meet some more of this year’s Pardes Fellows!  Kalie is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and before arriving in Israel, she was completing her undergraduate degree in American Studies at George Washington University (where she also directed a hip hop dance company!). In the fall of 2010, she was gearing up to begin an M.A. in Media and Public Affairs at Continue Reading »

2011-2012 Pardes Fellows (2 of 3)

Posted on September 11, 2011 by The Director of Digital Media

Let’s meet some more of this year’s Pardes Fellows!  David was born in Jerusalem, but he grew up in New Jersey, and he lived in Washington, DC for several years before coming to study at Pardes in 2009. He completed his undergraduate education at CWRU in biomedical engineering, worked for two years as an AmeriCorps Continue Reading »

Volunteering at the Yaakov Maimon program

Posted on June 10, 2011 by Avigail H-P

This year at Pardes, I volunteered at the Yaakov Maimon program, & I wrote 2 posts about it on my blog, which I’d like to share here:     #1. volunteering. Dec. 21, 2010 in Jerusalem I have lots to learn about the Ethiopian immigration to Israel – and will likely start by reading this wikipedia article. Continue Reading »

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 »