Section Jewish Culture & Yiddish: 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection videos and feeds from 12 Sept. to 16 Sept.2013






First Festival of Jewish Culture held in Sofia
The Sofia Globe
There was a strong turnout for the first Festival of Jewish Culture, held outside the National Palace of Culture in Sofia on September 15 2013. Visitors were introduced to Jewish traditions, cuisine, art, film and literature at the event, organised by 
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The Emancipation of Fanny von Arnstein and the Quandaries of German Jewry
Tablet Magazine
German Jews, in particular, embraced emancipation with fervor, becoming the leading bearers of German culture or “Bildung.” And the pioneers of this movement were the Jewish women who emerged as the chief hostesses of enlightened Berlin and Vienna.
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Shalom Sofia brings the Wailing Wall to Sofia
Standart News
“Shalom” meaning “hello” in Hebrew was the launching world of today’s start of Bulgaria’s first festival of Jewish culture, opened in front of the National Palace of Culture, BGNES reported. One of the greatest attractions of the event is a symbolic 
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Canada Province Considers Ban on Religious Clothing, Crucifixes
The New American
Opponents of the measure argue that it is a blatant attack on religious freedoms and culturalminorities, with Muslims and Jews insisting that the proposed law specifically targets them and their unique worship practices. “This is painful; it’s an 
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Feet of clay
Jerusalem Post
The Vilna Gaon’s seminal role in this process is certainly not in doubt: However, Eliyahu Stern, assistant professor of modern Jewish intellectual and cultural history at Yale University, cannot leave well enough alone. His new tome seeks to raise a 
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Hebrew charter schools are expanding: Popular, but at what price?
Haaretz
Then a rabbi she knows suggested checking out the new Hebrew charter school. Since it’s publicly funded it has to be secular, so the emphasis is on the Hebrew language and Israeli culture, not Judaism. It’s the second New York school in the Hebrew 
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Bulgarian Jews prepare country’s first Jewish culture festival 
Bulgaria’s Jewish community is preparing to launch the country’s first large Jewish culture festival.
www.jta.org/…/bulgarian-jews-prepare-countrys-first-jewish-c…
2013 Oświęcim Year of Culture Award for the Auschwitz Jewish Center
AJC has been honored with the 2013 Oświęcim Year of Culture Award by the Town of Oświęcim for “the contribution to active participation in culture
ajcf.org/…/2013-oswiecim-year-of-culture-award-for-the-ausc…
How can we be people without a culture? | Jewish Boston Blogs
The following essay was published in eJewish Philanthropy in response to the closing of The Foundation for Jewish Culture. I invite you to comment on the 
www.jewishboston.com/…/5348-how-can-we-be-people-witho…
Wailing Wall’ in Sofia Marks 1st Jewish Fest
Novinite.com
The first Jewish culture festival in Bulgaria started Sunday in front of the National Palace of Culture in the capital of Sofia. The launch was marked by the appeal “Shalom” which is the name of the organization of Bulgarian Jews and also means “Hi 
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At first-ever Jerusalem biennale, Jewish art goes from old-world to avant-garde
Haaretz
From a modern-day spin on ‘Chicken Little’ to works by Haredi women artists, the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art presents various displays of cutting-edge Jewish creativity. By Danna Harman | Sep. 15, 2013 | 1:01 PM 
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Lawmaker proposes bill mandating Hebrew dates on state-issued ID
Jerusalem Post
Stern cited a poll commissioned by Bina, the Center for Jewish Identity and Hebrew Culture, showing that over half of Israelis do not know their date of birth according to the Jewish lunar calendar. In addition, the poll showed that 41 percent of 
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Jewish educational book publisher holds to tradition but ventures into the 
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
In 1921, Louis Behrman opened a small bookstore on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, offering volumes devoted to Jewish religion, customs and culture for a population of immigrants that had swelled to nearly 2 million. Called Behrman’s Jewish Book 
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Jewish Foundation for Culture To Shutter Next Year
Jewish Post
NEW YORK (Forward) — Does Jewish culture need a central address in order to thrive? Not according to the people who work there. The Foundation for Jewish Culture, a New York-based organization that has given more than $50 million to Jewish scholars 
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Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian Jews
NPR
Dan Kaufman’s questions led the Barbez guitarist to Rome in 2009, where he listened to more of Leo Levi’s recordings and learned about the history of the city’s Jewish community. European Jewish culture generally falls into one of two traditions 
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BG society with ”near-zero levels of anti-Semitism” – First Bulgarian Jewish 
Standart News
The first large festival of the Jewish community in Bulgaria is set to kick off on September 15, withJewish music, cinema, literature and learning in 18 sukkah-shaped stalls in front of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, the Jewish Telegraphic 
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Reliving the glorious days of Kochi’s Jews
The Hindu
Since the 16th century, they established themselves as an integral part of the commerce andculture of Kochi. But Kochi was only a temporary home. In the 1950s, many of Kochi’s Jews made the aliyah (emigration to Israel) to a land they always called 
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Gentile Heartthrob Harry Styles Wants You to ‘Fast Well’ This Yom Kippur
Algemeiner
Styles has made no secret of his interest in Jewish culture and religion, and was even recently spotted at a Manhattan Kosher eatery sporting a blue knitted kippa embroidered with his name, which was given to him as a birthday gift by his friend 
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Foundation for Jewish Culture board votes to close | Jewish 
The board of directors of the New York-based Foundation for Jewish Culture reportedly has voted to close its operations next year.
www.jta.org/…/foundation-for-jewish-culture-board-votes-to-c…

Bulgarian Jews prepare country’s first Jewish culture festival
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
(JTA) — Bulgaria’s Jewish community is preparing to launch the country’s first large Jewish culturefestival. The festival will open next week in front of the National Palace of Culture in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, according to Maxim Benvenisti 
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Peres to honor Spielberg, Wiesel with medal
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Israeli President Shimon Peres will award his Presidential Medal of Distinction to Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel and five other recipients. The awards were announced Thursday with a statement from Peres’ office. Spielberg is being awarded the medal 
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‘Cloth Peddler’ comes to U.S.
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
On Sept. 7, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion downtown, the curtain went up on the Muslim world’s first operetta, “The Cloth Peddler” (“Arshin Mal Alan”) a comic work by Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov. The event actually marked at least two firsts.
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Hollywood and the Nazis: Two historians, two opinions
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
The study of history never lends itself to a single unambiguous view of the past. For history is, as the British scholar E.H. Carr observed in his famous 1961 book “What is History?” “a continuous process of interaction between the historian and his 
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Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artists Begin New Year of Program
The Jewish Week
“I’m so happy for the opportunity- I almost can’t believe it,” she said. “It’s too good to be true!” Indeed, Jewish arts funding is not always so forthcoming. The Foundation for Jewish Culture, one of the Jewish world’s preeminent arts groups 
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Attorney for Israel

by Judy Gruen
Baruch Cohen knows the art of the fight.

Sukkot Infographic

All you need to know. Share it with friends and family!

Under the Nose of the Inquisition

by Libi Astaire
In 1603, imprisoned for secretly practicing Judaism, Sebastian Rodriguez built a sukkah.

A Sukkah Made of Snow

by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
Stranded on a mountain, under the stars, I felt fear and God’s protective love.

Infographics on The Four Species

by Sukkahworld.com
How to buy, set up and wave your lulav and etrog.

3 Dieting Resolutions For The New Year

by Avromy Segal
A guide to losing weight and keeping it off for life.

The Problem with Jewish Education

by Manette Mayberg
Too many schools are teaching Judaism under a cloak of secularism.

Soups for the Sukkah

by Elizabeth Kurtz
Warm up your sukkah with these soothing soups.
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The Etrog and Jewish Beauty

by Rabbi Joshua Shmidman
Judaism’s surprising definition of beauty.

Today’s Best Bet
Forest City Hebrew Benevolent Association meeting, 7:45 p.m., Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue, 23749 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst. 216-464-7390.

This Day in History
1915: Albert Einstein visits Switzerland where he tells the French pacifist Roman Rolland that he was no longer hopeful about an early end to the war.  According to Rolland’s diary, Einstein described the German people as having an admiration of and belief in force and a firm determination to conquer and annex territories.

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Family that writes together stays together
It’s a good bet writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman will hold a conversation similar to ones they have at home when they launch the 2013-14 season of the William N. Skirbal Writers Center Stage series on Tuesday, Sept. 17. (full story)

Report: Netanyahu urged Kerry to reach Syria weapons deal with Russia
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged John Kerry to talk to Russia about a deal to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons. (full story)

CJN’s Jews of Interest: Linda Rocker
The art inside Linda Rocker’s home in Orange is as colorful and distinctive as her career. Just as each piece of art tells a story about Rocker’s travels, her career choices tell stories about her values and passions. (full story)

Today in ‘Entourage’ news: Movie on hold, the real Ari gets a treadmill desk
The latest on “Entourage” is that the movie version is delayed again, this time by certain cast members who are asking for more money. (full story)

CJN-Shalom America Partnership
CJN is on the air! Listen to Phil Fink’s interview on “Shalom America Worldwide” with CJN Staff Reporter Carlo Wolff about how he broke the doctor versus doctor attempted murder story that received worldwide coverage. It will be rebroadcast today at 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on www.radio-j.com.

Actress Camryn Manheim wows 300 at Federation’s campaign kickoff event
About 300 people heard a humorous but heartfelt talk by actress Camryn Manheim at the opening event of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2014 Campaign for Jewish Needs Sept. 12 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. (full story)

CJN enters into exclusive partnership with ‘Shalom America’
The Cleveland Jewish News and Phil Fink’s “Shalom America” and “Shalom America Worldwide” have entered into an exclusive partnership that will promote and strengthen Jewish journalism. (full story)

Peres to honor Spielberg, Wiesel with medal
Israeli President Shimon Peres will award his Presidential Medal of Distinction to Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel and five other recipients. (full story)

Businesses ally to create cancer benefit
Three small businesses have joined forces in an effort to combat one common enemy: cancer. Leading members of Snow Bros. Appliances and Cleveland Lighting, both in Lyndhurst, and Marshall One Carpeting in Mayfield Heights have all been touched by the potentially deadly disease. (full story)

The CJN wishes you a meaningful and easy fast for Yom Kippur, which begins tonight at sundown.

Italy proceeds with masterpiece loan to IsraelJewish Telegraphic Agency

The fresco was shipped to Israel under armed guard and will go on show at the  which organized the loan along with the Uffizi Gallery, told Italy’s ANSA news 

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Israel readies for solemn Jewish holidayLas Vegas Sun

Israel is preparing to celebrate Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar, when the country comes to a virtual standstill. The military closed crossings 

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Netanyahu: Israel ready to defend itself despite deal over Syrian Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Netanyahu cautioned that “Israel must be prepared and ready to defend itself by  At a newsconference the previous day, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry 

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5773 — The year in reviewCleveland Jewish News

Cleveland Jewish News Foundation hosts debate between Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel who supports Republican 

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Jewish leaders debate how Syria’s civil war impacts IsraelThe Journal News | LoHud.com

WASHINGTON — New York Jewish leaders say Israel’s stake in what’s happening in Syria is the message that’s being sent to Iran about its development of 

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Peres to honor Spielberg, Wiesel with medalCleveland Jewish News

JERUSALEM — Israeli President Shimon Peres will award his Presidential Medal  of Israel, to the Jewish people and Tikkun Olam,” according to the statement.

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Israel ranks 11th happiest in the worldCleveland Jewish News

Israelis are once again among the happiest people in the world. The annual World Happiness Report, a 156-nation survey published by the United Nations 

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The Pope Separates Jews from IsraelisArutz Sheva

One of the grave dangers in the Vatican’s dialogue with Judaism is the Church’s attempt to drive a wedge between the “good” and docile Jews of the Diaspora 

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Moreland Hills woman puts heart, sole into shoe driveCleveland Jewish News

Carly Israel Borstein of Moreland Hills and her sons, from left, Lincoln, 5,  Borstein and her husband, Josh, members of Jewish Family Experience, have three 

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Hareidi Extremists Publish Guide to Military PrisonArutz Sheva

If only the places in which hareidi Jews work would be as free of the  Hareidi-religious Jews are facing the prospect of being required to enlist in the IDF, after 

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Youth Say Education Key in Solving Israel-Palestine ConflictNational Catholic Register

Christian, Muslim, and Jewish youths talked about problems and solutions for conflict in the  by ADELAIDE MENA/CNA/EWTN NEWS 09/13/2013 Comment.

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Quebec Jewish Groups: Ban On Personal Religious Articles The Jewish Week

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and B’nai Brith Canada say the  and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the News said.

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PA Workers in Israel: Pros and ConsArutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva’s weekly newspaper, B’Sheva, asked three Israeli public figures what  loss of Jewish identity on both the individual and national level, he warned.

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Israel closes off Palestinian territoriesThe Daily Star

The actual holiday for the Day of Atonement, which observant Jews will mark with  re-routing or postponing Christian parades, news website Ynet reported.

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Tishrei 8, 5774 · September 12, 2013
This Week’s Features

Aaron L. Raskin

The Ten Days of Repentance

Jewish Crafts with Abbey

By Abbey Wolin
Watch Watch (5:55)
By Aryeh Weinstein
Watch Watch (5:04)

Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 25

with Manis Friedman and Michael Kigel
Watch Watch (17:31)
By Tzvi Freeman
Watch Watch (3:06)
By Elimelech Silberberg
Watch Watch (47:56)

A Short Biography of the Mother of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Watch Watch (9:34)

Why is fasting more important than praying on Yom Kippur?

By Moishe New
Watch Watch (40:00)

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Flemington JCC celebrates Simchat TorahHunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com

The holiday of Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the annual cycle of  Rabbi Evan Jaffe “since the Torah is continuously read throughout the year, 

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Reinventing the bar mitzvahEl Paso Inc.

Jordan Sachs-Amrami, center, reads from the Torah at his bar mitzvah in Los Angeles. American Jews often view the coming of age ceremony as an ending, but 

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A good influence: Take a page from the Torah and start anew againJuneau Empire (subscription)

For most of us, the new year is long past and we’ve likely forgotten about any resolutions we’ve made — we can start fresh this coming January — or if you are a 

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Netanyahu Hails ‘Magnificent’ Archaeological Find in JerusalemThe Jewish Voice

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed the discovery of one of the oldest Torah ornament ever found in archaeological digs as a “wonderful gift to the 

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World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers to Launch 

The World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers (WCJCC,) together with its partner organizations, is launching “Amitim-Fellows – A Global Leadership 

eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource

The Hot House: A New Year’s quandaryWicked Local

Topic for debate: Belmont should join other surrounding communities in recognizing Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – as a holiday. Discuss. First let me 

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Early celebration: Lunar calendar brings on Jewish High Holy DaysAnniston Star

Rabbi Irving Bloom reads from the Torah scroll during Rosh Hashanah services at Temple Beth-El in Anniston. Bill Wilson/The Anniston Star. slideshow. If you’re 

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Guidance for Turbulent Times from Maran Harav Shteinman shlit”aYeshiva World News

Now, English speakers throughout the world will have access to Rav Shteinman’s careful, Torah-based guidance on many fundamental topics, including 

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State Shuts Down Jewish Ritual Chicken Slaughter Operations On LAist

Leading up to Yom Kippur, some ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities follow the tradition of “kaparos/kaparot,” which is the ritual killing of chickens. And in Los 

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Britain’s Jews fall in number but grow in self-confidenceThe Guardian

Yet the significance of – and, according to its founders, the need for – JW3 is that the Jewish community of Britain has changed seismically in recent years.

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Thousands taking part in Montreal march against Quebec values CTV News

Members of the Muslim, Sikh, native and Jewish communities have said they will join the march against restrictions on the wearing of religious symbols in the 

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Community Helpers donations as of Sept. 15, 2013OregonLive.com

The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation awarded $110,300 in higher education,  grant from the Cycle Oregon Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

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Shalom, y’all: Anniston’s Temple Beth El bucks regional trend by Anniston Star

In 1893, Anniston’s early Jewish community built the temple so that Blanton,  “If there was a bricks-and-mortar building, the Jewish community would persevere 

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Touro University to close several days this month to observe Jewish Vallejo Times-Herald

Touro University California on Mare Island will be observing the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot, an eight-day harvest holiday that arrives during the Hebrew 

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Jews mark holy day of Yom KippurDuluth News Tribune

The holiest of the Jewish holidays began Friday at sunset and runs until dusk  The holiest of theJewish holidays began Friday at sunset and runs until dusk 

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Trading Spaces: Neat Nooks Just for the HolidaysThe Jewish Voice

Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov of Munster, Ind., transporting a specially constructed holy ark from For motorists on Ridge Road, one of the main arteries of Munster, 

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The Yom Kippur Paradox – Why is fasting more 
The purpose of fasting on Yom Kippur is to induce a contrite and humbled heart before the 
chabad.org
Congregations to Mark Simchat Torah TogetherPatch.com

The members of Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, in Cold Spring Harbor, and Temple Beth El of Huntington will join with congregants of Huntington Jewish Center 

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Torah StudyJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

12- Week Torah Studies Course to be held in Linwood. Chabad at the Shore will launch the new course in September. Classes will be held at the the Linwood 

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Simchat Torah – roll those scrollsCanadian Jewish News (blog)

Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek are on a roll with the publication of their latest cookbook in their popular Made Easy Series. When Passover Made Easy was 

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Fall sweeps in with fun activities at Or ShalomVernon Hills Review

School is back in session and activities at Congregation Or Shalom are in full swing, starting with a celebration of Simchat Torah, featuring the Or Shalom T’fillah 

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Yom Kippur: An Opportunity to Come Closer to GodAlgemeiner

People are often surprised when I say there is no actual commandment in the Torah to repent. You might compare it to the afterlife. It was something that was so 

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Why I’m not apologizing to everyone this yearThe Times of Israel

The Talmud tells of a man who wished to convert to Judaism and learn the entire Torah while standing on one foot. The common interpretation is that he was 

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Shabbos – A Day With Hashem; Sincere RepentanceThe Jewish Press

Every Shabbos we look forward to the delightful seudos where we enjoy delicious food and drinks, sing zemiros, say divrei Torah, and spend wonderful time 

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Beth Israel Vineland Sukkot ServiceJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

26, at 9 a.m., and Yizkor will be chanted at 11:15 a.m. Simchat Torah (Rejoicing in the Law), which concludes the annual cycle of the Torah reading, will be 

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Hyman Bloom’s Studio – Paintings and Drawings (1940-2005)The Jewish Press

Totally dominating the pristine gallery space are 18 large oil paintings of rabbis each holding a largeTorah scroll. It is as if the artist invited you into the most 

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Brandeis Bridges encourages students to connect culturallyThe Brandeis Hoot

A diverse group of Brandeis University undergraduates seeks to bridge divisions between the Jewish and black communities on campus. As part of a new 

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New hope for struggling Jewish day schools: Non-JewsJewish Telegraphic Agency

Four years ago, the school — then known as the Jerome LippmanJewish Community Day School — was teetering. Enrollment had tumbled to 63 students, 33 of 

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New York community devastated by Hurricane Sandy still rebuildingHeritage Florida Jewish News

Like so many communities devastated by the super storm, the Jewish community of South Beach has spent nearly a year rebuilding. Still, much remains to be 

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Spain plans to make Holocaust education in schools obligatoryWorld Jewish Congress

The president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain, Isaac Querub, said the proposal “certainly represents progress,” but added that the federation 

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Scheduling gaffe for anti-Charter of Values demoCJAD

A scheduling gaffe in tomorrow’s anti-Charter of Values rally means many members of Montreal’sJewish community won’t be able to take part. Côte Saint-Luc 

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Jewish congregation tries novel attractions for new membersBoston.com

On a recent Friday evening — the beginning of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath day of rest — joyful music emanated from the Ahavath Torah Congregation in 

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Torah | Like Jonah, our insights can spark growth and changeJweekly.com

The week before Rosh Hashanah, I had the honor and privilege of sitting on a panel as part of the third annual rabbis’ roundtable, a community conversation 

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Musician Jon Swann to lead dynamic musical service at Temple Your Houston News

Musician Jon Swann to lead dynamic musical service at Temple Beth Torah on  One of the most dynamic celebrations in the Jewish year is Simchat Torah

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New England Academy of Torah embraces new mobile technologyJvhri

Chava Herzog, a NEAT 9th grader, left, works with her teacher, Nomi Feinberg. /RABBI PERETZ SCHEINERMANPROVIDENCE – How can schools meet the 

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Cantor brings Torah Scroll for Jewish New YearDaily Astorian

The congregation read from the Torah Scroll as part of the service. “This is very, very special,” said Carol Newman, a resident of Brownsmead, about the scroll 

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B’Ohel Haneviyim: Shabbos Yom Kippur 5774Yeshiva World News

On Yom Kippur we read the Torah twice. Both Krios have a Haftorah. The Haftorah for the second Kriah (at Mincha) is Yona. Yona is one of the “trei Asar” (twelve 

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7th century gold discovered in IsraelThe Hindu

Hanging from a gold chain, the menorah medallion is most likely an ornament for a Torah scroll. In that case it is the earliest Torah scroll ornament found in 

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Synagogue eventsTimes Herald-Record

Simchat Torah Evening Celebration, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Sing and dance in celebration of the annual completion of the Torah reading. All are welcome. Free 

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Shas Announces Candidate for Mayor of EladArutz Sheva

Krispal will run against United Torah Judaism’s candidate, Yisrael Porush. Krispal, who has served in the past as mayor of Elad, came to the home of Shas’ 

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Jewish congregation tries novel attractions for new membersBoston.com

On a recent Friday evening — the beginning of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath day of rest — joyful music emanated from the Ahavath Torah Congregation in 

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Torah | Like Jonah, our insights can spark growth and changeJweekly.com

The week before Rosh Hashanah, I had the honor and privilege of sitting on a panel as part of the third annual rabbis’ roundtable, a community conversation 

See all stories on this topic »

Musician Jon Swann to lead dynamic musical service at Temple Your Houston News

Musician Jon Swann to lead dynamic musical service at Temple Beth Torah on  One of the most dynamic celebrations in the Jewish year is Simchat Torah

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New England Academy of Torah embraces new mobile technologyJvhri

Chava Herzog, a NEAT 9th grader, left, works with her teacher, Nomi Feinberg. /RABBI PERETZ SCHEINERMANPROVIDENCE – How can schools meet the 

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Cantor brings Torah Scroll for Jewish New YearDaily Astorian

The congregation read from the Torah Scroll as part of the service. “This is very, very special,” said Carol Newman, a resident of Brownsmead, about the scroll 

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B’Ohel Haneviyim: Shabbos Yom Kippur 5774Yeshiva World News

On Yom Kippur we read the Torah twice. Both Krios have a Haftorah. The Haftorah for the second Kriah (at Mincha) is Yona. Yona is one of the “trei Asar” (twelve 

See all stories on this topic »

7th century gold discovered in IsraelThe Hindu

Hanging from a gold chain, the menorah medallion is most likely an ornament for a Torah scroll. In that case it is the earliest Torah scroll ornament found in 

See all stories on this topic »

Synagogue eventsTimes Herald-Record

Simchat Torah Evening Celebration, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Sing and dance in celebration of the annual completion of the Torah reading. All are welcome. Free 

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Shas Announces Candidate for Mayor of EladArutz Sheva

Krispal will run against United Torah Judaism’s candidate, Yisrael Porush. Krispal, who has served in the past as mayor of Elad, came to the home of Shas’ 

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Want Jewish communities to be sustainable? Pay upHaaretz

Jews who can afford it must be willing to pick up the tab for communal events and activities. By Joel Braunold / Jewish World blogger | Sep. 12, 2013 | 12:57 PM 

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The Plight of the Jewish Community of IranArutz Sheva

What is it like for our brothers, the up to 25,000 Jews still living in Iran? An overview in response to Rouhani’s New Year message.

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Ancient fragments bring to life all but vanished Indian Jewish Jweekly.com

A scalloped wooden doorframe inscribed with passages from Psalms and ornamented with lotus blossoms. A 13-foot-tall Torah ark painted in maharajah red 

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Jewish food drive in metro Detroit marks start of Yom KippurDetroit Free Press

It’s an annual tradition for 22 years that binds the Jewish community around helping the needy at a time of the year that encourages good deeds. More than 

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World Jewish Relief: It’s our duty to act on SyriaJewish Chronicle

Mr Anticoni was keen to stress that WJR’s appeal “will not take away from our efforts to Jewish communities around the world — particularly in the Soviet Union.

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Annual Meeting highlights a year of responding in the face of crisisJewish United Fund

More than 1,200 people attended this year’s meeting. In addition to members of JUF’s agencies and beneficiaries, Jewish community leaders and Jewish youth 

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An honorary SpaniardJerusalem Post

 president of the Council of Sephardi and Oriental Communities of Jerusalem.  and absence of Jewish life compared to the prosperous Jewish communities 

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Enfócate: Video de Rosh HaShaná and more… Jewish Life & Events from 12 Sept. to 16 Sept.2013



Back to the future as Israel remembers Yom Kippur 1973ABC Online

Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. In Israel, the country comes to a standstill. But many are remembering events there 40 years ago, when on Yom 

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A Dream Comes to Fruition: Rochester’s New QuartersChabad.org

 Chabad House-Center for Jewish Life at the University of Rochester celebrated the grand opening of its new 6,000-square-foot Jewish student center on Sept.

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What You Missed In the News: September 8 – 15Shalom Life

Shalom Life is proud to announce our official sponsorship of the ‘Schmooze Cruise’, a networking event for young Jewish professionals, and are offering a FREE 

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‘Never again’ doesn’t mean ‘never again, unless it’s the Middle East Las Vegas Sun

We also have experience in the downside of life — man’s inhumanity toward man. Yom Kippur follows Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The Ten Days of 

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Bulgarian Jews prepare country’s first Jewish culture festivalJerusalem Post

The festival, which will feature Jewish music, cinema, literature and learning in 18 succa-shaped stalls, was “not easy in the current political situation,” Benvenisti 

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The Story of the Jews: Simon Schama looks at a time of Unreality TV

One of the most fruitful branches of this Jewish renaissance in music, and the stellar careers of Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn established the 

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the chol hamoed succos spectacular! – Jewish Music ReportJewish Music Reporter

Sun. & Mon. eve Sept. 22 & 23, 745pm Coming to the Brooklyn School of Music, are 2 amazing current star packed shows, which will cater to all Jewish music 

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Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian JewsWUNC

The unique musical traditions of Rome’s ancient Jewish community were almost lost for good. Now, those melodies are being revived — not by musicologists, 

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Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian JewsOPB News

The unique musical traditions of Rome’s ancient Jewish community were almost lost for good. Now, those melodies are being revived — not by musicologists, 

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Britain’s Jews fall in number but grow in self-confidenceThe Guardian

But changes in Jewish life in Britain go deeper than the divide between the charedim and the rest, says Stephen Miller, emeritus professor of social research at 

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Santa Barbara Hillel receives the Indispensable Campus Partner Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Hillel is one of five Hillels worldwide to receive a 2013 Vision and Values award from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

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Jewish youth choir seeks members for new seasonJewish Post

The Tucson Jewish Youth Choir, led by Cantor Janece Cohen, is seeking singers for its 14th season. The group, for ages 7-14, performs at major events 

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Fall book preview: Festivals and big releases highlight the upcoming Vancouver Sun

Here are five fall events focused on readers and writers:  The Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival brings together prominent and emergingJewish writers 

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Reliving the glorious days of Kochi’s JewsThe Hindu

The exhibition, ‘Global India: Kerala, Israel, Berkeley’, opened on Tuesday, showcasing artefacts from Jewish life in Kerala. Oil lamps, photographs, decorated 

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Brokenness Is A Part Of LifeThe Jewish Week

On the High Holy Days, we are encouraged to look back. We ponder the year that has passed, what has transpired, and how we might change it in the future.

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3 Yom Kippur Foods That Will Change Your LifeNeon Tommy

I’m not Jewish, but I did grow up in an area with many Jewish families. Several of my friends areJewish and I’ve grown very fond of the Jewish traditions in my 

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Survey: 73% of Israelis Fast on Yom KippurShalom Life

Why do most Israeli Jews fast on Yom Kippur ? A survey conducted by the BINA organization forJewish pluralism and social action reveals that 73% of the 

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$22 Million Holocaust Memorial to be Built in BudapestShalom Life

To coincide with the 70th anniversary of the deportation of 437,000 Hungarian Jews in 1944, it has been announced that a $22 million memorial will be built at a 

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Should Jews break bread on Yom Kippur?Mondoweiss

The most pressing issue facing Jewish life – the willfully ignorant and terribly belligerent attitude toward Palestinians to whom we owe justice as justice was once 

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State Farm Center to offer kosher dogsDaily Illini

Illinois Chabad, a center for Jewish life, announced that they will be serving kosher options at sporting events through their new partnership with Illinois Athletics 

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West Bloomfield Event Planning Expo Expands With ‘Corporate Blitz’Patch.com

The annual Joe Cornell Event-Planning Expo, held Oct. 6 at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, expands this year to include the “Corporate Blitz”, 

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Ancient fragments bring to life all but vanished Indian Jewish Jweekly.com

A scalloped wooden doorframe inscribed with passages from Psalms and ornamented with lotus blossoms. A 13-foot-tall Torah ark painted in maharajah red 

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KU students, Lawrence residents to celebrate holiest day on Jewish Lawrence Journal World

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life at KU will host a day of fasting, prayer and reflection at its Yom Kippur celebration that begins Friday night in Lawrence.

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All Aboard the Schmooze Cruise! [FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY INSIDE]Shalom Life

Shalom Life is proud to announce its partnership with the networking & mingling event ‘Schmooze Cruise’ for young Jewish professionals, and offer a free ticket 

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Make your life count, be someone’s hero in just one hourJweekly.com

Would you save the life of a stranger? Sure you would. Jews save lives. (Not “risk your life.” Just save the person without endangering your ownlife.) What if she 

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Kafka — demystifying the man behind the “Kafkaesque” mystiqueThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Saul Friedlander’s short biography in Yale’s Jewish Lives series, “Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt” (Yale University Press, $25.00), offers an intriguing effort 

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Polish scholar Barbara Engelking receives Karski awardJewish Telegraphic Agency

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Jewish Historical Institute in  about Jewish life in Poland and the contribution of Jews to Polish culture.

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A dose of nuance: For the sins we have committedJerusalem Post

For the sin we have committed by imagining that Jewish life as we know it could survive without a Jewish state, and for the sin we have committed by being 

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In Israel, the Sanctity of Life Trumps Religion and ConflictHuffington Post Canada

According to Jewish law, if taking a single life is like destroying an entire world,  It’s a way of lifethat’s etched into the moral fabric of every Israeli and which 

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For Jews, Yom Kippur’s message fits well with writing ethical willsMilwaukee Journal Sentinel

“It was wonderful to think how blessed I’ve been in my life, and each of my daughters was so thrilled.” Jewish educator and singer-songwriter Marge Eiseman 

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‘The Voice’ makes local teen’s musical dreams a realitySt. Louis Jewish Light

Eighteen-year-old Caroline Glaser has loved music and singing for as long as she can remember. Recently, the 2012 Marquette High School graduate got to 

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A Yom Kippur Playlist for 5774Tablet Magazine

One of Jewish music’s most venerable traditions is that of borrowing love songs from popular culture and repositioning them in a religious context. Yisrael Najara 

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Pittsfield: Schmolze to perform music of ’20s and ’30sBerkshire Eagle

Pittsfield: Schmolze to perform music of ’20s and ’30s  The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will sponsor the program, “Boom or Bust,” with singer and 

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews and more…: 24JEWISH ALERTS from 12 Sept. to 16 Sept.2013




Yom Kippur 2013: Facts and History of the Jewish HolidayLatinos Post

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men pray as they perform the Tashlich ritual near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the southern city of Ashdod September 12, 2013, 

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Barbez Mines Resistance And Tradition Of Italian JewsWUNC

The unique musical traditions of Rome’s ancient Jewish community were  of Leo Levi’s recordings and learned about the history of the city’s Jewish community.

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Jewish Book Festival Lineup AnnouncedPatch.com

Most events will be held at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta  who will speak about his HISTORY Network program, “History Decoded: The 10 

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Film looks at history of Jewish comedy in the CatskillsTimes Herald-Record

The documentary “When Comedy Went to School” says the answer lies in the Catskill Mountains — comedy boot camp for American humor. Through archival 

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Reliving the glorious days of Kochi’s JewsThe Hindu

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley, is hosting an exhibition of over 100 items that document thehistory of the 

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Should Jews break bread on Yom Kippur?Mondoweiss

By refusing to pay lip service to Yom Kippur, Jews of Conscience display their primal colors. As has often been the case in Jewish history, Jews need to mourn 

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Top 10 Jewish Basketball Players.Hoopsvibe.com

People don’t usually associate the NBA with Jewish players, but thehistory of Jewish ballers making a serious impact on the game is very real. It exists today 

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letters: In Canada, intolerance is a two-way streetNational Post

Allan Levine singles Quebec out for its history of intolerance against minorities, insinuating that it is somehow more intolerant of other groups, specifically Jews.

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Did Sukkot help shape Thanksgiving?Heritage Florida Jewish News

“The Puritans did not believe in fixed holidays,” Sarna, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor ofAmerican Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief 

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Learning Polish Jewish historySun-Sentinel

Local educators recently familiarized themselves with a new institution — The Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The museum opened its doors to the public 

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Unearthed treasure confirms Jewish history in JerusalemIsrael Today

Recent excavations near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem unearthed a literal treasure trove once again confirming an ancient Jewish presence in the city.

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Today in HistoryWashington Post

There are 109 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset. Wednesday’s Photos of the day. Today’s Highlight in History:.

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Jewish Athens community, UGA students prepare for Yom KippurRed and Black

The University’s IDEA Society and Athens’s Turkish community are holding an exhibition about Turkish-Jewish history to show how peace between 

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Polish scholar Barbara Engelking receives Karski awardJewish Telegraphic Agency

The award ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. The award founded by Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski is given 

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Pope Francis praises Jews for keeping their faith amid ‘trials’Jewish Telegraphic Agency

ROME (JTA) – Pope Francis praised Jews for keeping their faith despite the Holocaust and other “terrible trials” throughout history, and reaffirmed Judaism as 

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This Day, September 13, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

586 BCE (3 Tishrei 3338): On the civil calendar assassination of Gedaliah ben Achikam. He had been appointed Governor of Judea by Nebuchadnezzar in an 

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Where Was Sandy? The Koufax MidrashThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

But Midrash, in many cases, can feel like reality. Rabbis often teach these stories as if they are a part of Jewish history. While Judaism is made up of laws, rituals, 

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Young leaders travel with Ethiopian Jews on aliyah flightSun-Sentinel

Drowos, a financial advisor, said he got a better understanding of the more than 2,500-year history of the Jews in Ethiopia and the work of the three agencies 

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Section This Day, In Jewish History : 24JEWISH ALERTS from 12 Sept. to 16 Sept.2013



This day in Jewish history / A luxury car’s namesake is bornHaaretz

The nickname of Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek, the granddaughter of a highly distinguished rabbinic scholar, later became associated with the Nazis’ 

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This Day, September 16, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

1380: King Charles V of France died. Charles ruled during a very difficult time in French history – the 14thcentury – that included the One Hundred Years War 

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This day in Jewish history / A refuge for persecuted Jews is founded Haaretz

The colony of Ararat never materialized, but the story behind it remains one of the more curious blips in American-Jewish history. By David B. Green | Sep.

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This Day, September 14, In Jewish HIstory by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

81: Domitian, the third of the Falvians, became Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Like his father Vespasian and his brother Titus, 

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This day in Jewish history / Prominent American Jew ‘Sir Oracle’ is Haaretz

Cyrus Adler was behind most important American Jewish institutions, for all that he didn’t command much contemporary respect. By David B. Green | Sep.

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This Day, September 13, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

586 BCE (3 Tishrei 3338): On the civil calendar assassination of Gedaliah ben Achikam. He had been appointed Governor of Judea by Nebuchadnezzar in an 

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This day in Jewish history / An artist who painted his politics is bornHaaretz

Ben Shahn’s social realism focused on social injustices, the Great Depression, and Jewish themes like the Passover story. By David B. Green | Sep. 12, 2013 

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