These and Those

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

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the layers come off

Posted on January 15, 2013 by Shoshana Rosen

From my blog: The layers come off Did that grab your attention? Well don’t get too excited, sorry to disappoint. I was bracing my self for that cold shock on my face, but I got off the bus, and the sun hit my face. Oh hello sun! I walked to a coffee shop (duh) and Continue Reading »

[Alumni Guest Post] Daniel Shibley: Snowy Parshat Va’eira

Posted on January 11, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

Alum Daniel Shibley (Fellows ’12) is on a roll! Check out this dvar Torah for Parshat Va’era: Well documented in Facebook photos and through the news outlets are the rain and snow that have fallen throughout the State of Israel over the last several days. While Jerusalem has not seen snow like this in nearly Continue Reading »

Rain in the holy land

Posted on January 9, 2013 by Andrea Wiese

There has been more rain in Israel in the past three days than my entire four years in Israel. I am so grateful for my rain boots. And warm smiles from everyone who is miserable being wet and cold, but understanding that we need the rain.

[Alumni Guest Post] Daniel Shibley: Splish Splash!

Posted on January 8, 2013 by The Director of Digital Media

From Daniel Shibley’s (Fellows ’12) blog: For all of its technological innovations Israel has yet to see, en masse, the value of weather stripping or double pane windows, the lack of which causes an incessant rattle of windows and drafts of unknown origin. Such alterations in construction could save drastically on energy bills, which obviously Continue Reading »

Catching Up

Posted on January 7, 2013 by Laurie Franklin

From my blog: It’s been a long, dry spell in this blog, its onset corresponding somewhat ironically with the start of Jerusalem’s rainy season. The rainy season began with a clap of thunder and a few minutes of soft rain. I heard the thunder and didn’t quite believe it. Ran out to the merpeset (balcony) Continue Reading »

The Original Jewish Snowflake

Posted on September 9, 2012 by Leah Kahn

Here’s the photo of the actual Jewish snowflake that I mentioned in my post:

Symbolism: Reflections on my Pardes Poland Trip

Posted on September 8, 2012 by Leah Kahn

In looking back at our Poland Heritage Trip in January, it’s quite difficult to fathom just how much we witnessed in 5 short days. We began with the colorful tapestry of Jewish life that existed in Warsaw and Lublin, which was hardly a foreshadowing of what was to come. We tapped into the spirituality of Continue Reading »

Week 30: The Golan Tiyyul

Posted on April 1, 2012 by Derek Kwait

Tuesday through Thursday, we were in the Golan. Unlike our last two tiyyulim, the Golan, Israel’s back 40, is the anti-desert; especially now, in the springtime, the place is so overflowing with life and water and cow dung, you can’t take one step outdoors in the entire region without stepping in one of the three. Continue Reading »

[PEP Student] Student Teaching Update from Joanne Loiben

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Joanne Loiben

Greetings from Kansas! You can call me Dorothy.   I love life in the Midwest. Hustled and quaint wrapped up into a neat little package. The clouds are rolling in as I prepare my lessons for the week. The weather man predicts a nasty chain of storms. My mentor warned me that a storm here Continue Reading »

Week 26: Making a Lasting Impression

Posted on March 4, 2012 by Derek Kwait

When I woke up to a snowstorm this morning, I was so happy I could dance. It wasn’t just snow, it was big-flaked, sticky snow, the kind you could make snowballs out of were there enough of it, and it looked for all the world like there would be before too long. I grabbed my Continue Reading »