These and Those

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

Tag Archives: war

Bring-your-Mom-to-Pardes Day

Posted on February 20, 2012 by Mira

The shift from first semester to second semester started during our week off when half of Pardes went on a tiyul to the Arava desert. I’m not a hiking fan, but I love the desert in Israel and have always felt connected to it. This was a wonderful opportunity for me to reflect on my Continue Reading »

Hevron

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 »

Guest Post: Chef David Berman

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 »

מטות, matot

Posted on July 23, 2011 by Avi Strausberg

moshe has come a long way from his days of “כבד פה וכבד לשון, slow of speech, slow of tongue” (shmot 4:10).  he has not only transformed bnei yisrael from a stiff-necked, fickle bunch of wanderers into a God-loving, jewish people, but he himself has undergone a tremendous transformation.  in the course of his adventures Continue Reading »

The Price

Posted on May 28, 2011 by Shibley

Israel bears an incredible cost for its existence. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the numbers of Israelis whose lives have been lost to war and terrorism is staggering, relative to the size of the country. This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to go to Har Herzel, one of Israel’s military cemeteries, the Continue Reading »