Jewish Life & Events 24JEWISH ALERTS from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013





 

Hevron Sukkot Events to Go on As PlannedArutz Sheva

Members of the Jewish community in Hevron clarified on Sunday evening that any Sukkot eventsplanned for Monday will be held as scheduled, despite the 

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Just don’t ask him about the beard
Matisyahu has never enjoyed chatting with the press. The 34-year-old Jewish music superstar, born Matthew Paul Miller, has always kept his interviews short and his personal life elusive. (full story)

Philosophy & music will combineAllentown Examiner

Philosophy & music will combine. FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County will welcome David Brahinsky in a twopart 

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The ‘Jerry Herman’ TreatmentThe Jewish Week

“That’s among the hundred things we can all learn from Jews!” “Relax and be in the present,” is what Sherf has learned from Herman’s music. “In a way the music 

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Daniel Pearl World Music Day in FlintWNEM Saginaw

The Flint Jewish Federation is bringing Daniel Pearl World Music Day to Flint on Sunday October 6 at 2PM at the University of Michigan-Flint Theater.

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Lincoln Square Gets New Cantor With New LookThe Jewish Week

He later studied at Yeshiva University’s Belz School of Jewish Music, and has taken part in cantorial concerts in Israel and several foreign countries. The cantor 

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Sgt. Pepper reinventedCalgary Herald

 part of a large wave of Jewish emigration from the then-Soviet Union. That beginning has turned into a life-long love affair with the music John, Paul, George 

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Anthony Bourdain Reveals He’s Jewish During Season Premiere in Shalom Life

Anthony Bourdain, author of Kitchen Confidential and A Cook’s Tour, and host of No Reservations, The Layover, and now, CNN’s Parts Unknown, recently 

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When the Rabbis Do Things by the Book, They Give the Talmud Its Tablet Magazine

Near the end of this week’s Daf Yomi reading, the Talmud offered an anecdote that sheds light on the rabbis’ ideas about good manners. Rav Huna, we read 

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Israelis’ life expectancy has risen by two years over past decadeHaaretz

Women are also giving birth for the first time later in life, at the age of 27.3 on average, compared to 25.1 years in 1994. For Jewish and Muslim women the 

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Poll: American Jews with disabilities excluded by communityHaaretz

The results indicated that most people with disabilities opt out of Jewish life, after feeling alienated by Jewish organizations like day schools, camps and 

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Horsham Nursing Assistant HonoredPatch.com

A certified nursing assistant at Horsham-based Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life was recently recognized for providing exceptional care to 

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Show highlights life of Corrie ten BoomWilkes Journal Patriot

“Corrie Remembers,” a one-woman dramatization on the life of Corrie ten Boom, who hid Jewishpeople in her home during World War II, will be presented at 

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‘Big Bang Theory’s’ Mayim Bialik to Lead Jewish Entrepreneurial Shalom Life

Core18 describes itself as an entrepreneurial boot camp for emergingJewish business people between the ages of 19 and 25. The fully funded fellowship 

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Alumni sought for Jewish Cultural School and Society anniversaryNJ.com

The NJ nonprofit educational organization started life as The Suburban Jewish School and has evolved to serve as the only secular humanistic synagogue for 

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Foundation for Jewish Culture closing — Part IIJewish Telegraphic Agency

The board’s decision to close is a recognition that what matters most to the quality of Jewish life is the success of these initiatives, not their survival under the FJC 

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Bar mitzvah training goes digitalHoward University The District Chronicles

A Jewish adult must obey the commandments listed in the Torah. Cantor Sally Neff of Temple BethTorah in Upper Nyack, N.Y., said she occasionally uses 

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100 Years: Krinsky Family Begins New Sefer Torah | CrownHeights blifshitz

On Sunday evening, friends and family gathered at the home of Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Krinsky, the Rebbe’s trusted secretary and chairman of Merkos L’inyonei 

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Tough But True – The Torah RevolutionAriel ben Yochanan

B”H – Like it or not the Jewish idea is that Hashem is King and that we serve Him. The IDF requires its soldiers to declare their allegiance to the civil command 

The Torah Revolution: Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall do (Shemos [Ex.] 19:8)

Rapper Nissim Black Has a Spiritual Message for the Hip-Hop WorldTablet Magazine

The conversion, which took him out of the music game for two years, also makes him one of a small but influential group of black Orthodox Jewish hip-hop artists 

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Music in the shadow of warThe Guardian

He had to mask his feelings, however; overtly pro-Jewish music would presumably have been frowned on in Stalin’s Russia, even at that time. So Shostakovich 

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Millburn resident takes Jewish Cultural School & Society history NJ.com

The JCSS Children’s Sunday Education program features history, literature, conversational Hebrew,holidays, and arts. It culminates in a Graduation/B’nai 

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Sukkot CelebrationWFMY News 2

pubId=34300080001 Sukkot Celebration At Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, a sukka is being built to celebrate Sukkot, a seven day Jewish holiday. holiday 

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24JEWISH ALERTS videos and feeds Jewish News חדשות יהודיות, from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013

Israel recognizes two men as baby’s biological parentsCleveland Jewish News

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Interior Ministry recognized the two biological fathers of the same baby — the first time that both members of a same-sex couple in Israel 

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Merkel: Support for Israel Security Part of German National EthosThe Jewish Press

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced one week before her country’s upcoming federal elections that “Germany’s support for Israel’s security is part of 

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Today’s Best Bet
“The Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing Religious Beginnings of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism” with Dr. Adolfo Roitman, noon, Siegal Beachwood facility, 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood. $25. Register at216-368-2091 or www.case.edu/lifelonglearning.

This Day in History
2005:  Haaretz reported that construction would begin next year on the first synagogue to be built in Estonia since World War II. President Moshe Katsav will attend the cornerstone laying ceremony, which will be held on the 61st anniversary of the murder of 2,000 Estonian Jews.

Beachwood council OKs OMNOVA plan
Beachwood City Council authorized Mayor Merle S. Gorden to enter into a development agreement with OMNOVA Solutions during a meeting that lasted more than three hours Sept. 16. (full story)

Anthony Bourdain reveals Jewish heritage on ‘Parts Unknown’ Jerusalem
On last night’s season premiere of “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unkown,” the CNN travel show’s host traveled to Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank. (full story)

New IOC chief Thomas Bach says he’ll quit Israel boycott group
Thomas Bach, the newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee, said he will resign from an Arab-German trade group that boycotts goods from Israel. (full story)

Woody Allen to be honored at Golden Globes
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has chosen Woody Allen to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. (full story)

David Spevack, husband of longtime CJN columnist, dies
David Spevack, husband of Cleveland Jewish News Cavalcade columnist Violet Spevack, died Monday night. He was 101. Check www.cjn.org throughout the day for funeral arrangements.

Jewish Communities The Last Rabbi of Fes amd more… 24JEWISH ALERTS from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013







 

The Torah Revolution: Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall Ariel ben Yochanan

With reference to the mass xtian assault on Judea & Samaria, here is an open letter from a TRUE friend of the Jews, who unlike the Wallers, is not a xtian any 

The Torah Revolution: Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall do (Shemos [Ex.] 19:8)

Velveteen Rabbi: Cloud of glory: a d’var Torah for chol ha-moed rbarenblat@gmail.com (Velveteen Rabbi)

Here’s the d’var Torah I offered yesterday morning at my shul. (Crossposted to my From the Rabbi blog.) This Shabbat falls during chol ha-moed, the 

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Passing Down the TorahThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

At Kol Nidrei services for Beit T’Shuvah (which can still be viewed here, in case you haven’t checked them out yet!), Rabbi Mark shared the thought that there are 

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Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope dedicates new Torah for News 12 Brooklyn

Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope dedicates new Torah for 150th anniversary  Members of Congregation Beth Elohim say the new Torahis special 

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Feeling it when you’re not really feeling it: Being joyful on SukkotHaaretz

In the book of Deuteronomy (16:13), the Torah commands rejoicing for all members of the Israelite community: “You shall rejoice in your festival, with your son 

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The End and the BeginningHouston Chronicle (blog)

Thursday night, we will observe Simchat Torah – a joyful celebration when we conclude the annual cycle of the reading of the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) 

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French town unveils hidden Jewish treasuresJewish Telegraphic Agency

The oldest item found at the former synagogue was a ruined Torah scroll dating back to 1592. Jean-Camille Bloch, the vice president of the SHIAL historical 

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On the Same Night…The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

But Sukkot is quickly slipping by, which only leaves Simchat Torah as the last hoorah before a month without festivities at all. Unfortunately, for my family Sukkot 

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Surviving My Parents: A Golem’s Painful Memories of Childhood Tablet Magazine

Reconciling Modern Biblical Scholarship With Traditional Orthodox Belief. Who wrote the Torah? An unlikely group of Orthodox scholars has launched a website 

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Lauder responds to Polish magazine’s Jewish property allegationsJewish Telegraphic Agency

The Forbes report, published several weeks ago, comprised several articles that targeted the leaders of Poland’s organized Jewish community along with the 

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Netanyahu: Jews can move into Hebron building near where IDF Jerusalem Post

Hebron’s Jewish community had purchased a three-story building across from the Cave of the Patriarchs, known as Beit Hamachpela, and moved at the end of 

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Russian community partners in entrepreneur programCanadian Jewish News

Rabbi Zaltzman said there were plenty of applicants from the RussianJewish community. Today’s young Russians are far different than the earlier waves of 

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Israel cuts back protection for border townsIsrael Today

Ya’alon has announced that Israeli soldiers would be pulled back from Jewish towns and villages on the edge of the Gaza Strip and along the northern border 

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Brooklyn Orthodox Communities Get $1 Million For Surveillance Gothamist

Assemblyman Hikind maintained that the cameras are still very necessary: “It’s not that we have more crime than another community, but being that it’s a Jewish 

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A Place for Jewish CultureJewish Daily Forward

Those who don’t care to enter the Jewish community through the synagogue door often chose the cinema instead, or the dance studio, or the lecture hall, and 

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French Muslim leader resigns over invite to pro-Israel Jewish Jewish Telegraphic Agency

 for inviting a Jewish, pro-Israel lawmaker to the group’s inaugural event. of French Jewish communities, according to a statement by the Muslim group.

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Program Planned to Promote Jewish Medical AwarenessPatch.com

Presented by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute in partnership with Chabad of Port Washington, the six-session Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on 

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Equal in Life, and in DeathArutz Sheva

Therefore it is proper to allow the burial of non-Jewish soldiers who gave theirlives for the nation of Israel beside their comrades at a military cemetery.”.

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Inside Polanski’s MindThe Jewish Week

For the Polish-Jewish filmmaker Roman Polanski, instinct rules human life The first few decades of Polanski’s life were marked by harrowing near misses.

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The Fundamental Flaw In Jewish EducationThe Jewish Week

The majority were raised in an intensive Jewish day school system and simply chose to opt out ofJewish life, at least during their college years. For many, their 

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ADL: Racism targeting new Miss America recalls Myerson’s treatmentThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

It helps bring biblical stories to life so Jews can better engage with their religion.  America recalls the harsh treatment visited on Bess Myerson, the first Jewish 

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Sukkot And The Great UnificationThe Jewish Week

“And you shall take on the first day the fruit of a splendid tree, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook” [Leviticus 23:40].

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Reign of Terror: The Budapest Memoirs of Valdemar Langlet 1944 The Jewish Voice

Under these conditions, Langlet risked his life to shelter Jews and other refugees in safe houses throughout Budapest. After the war, Langlet returned to Sweden 

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DePauw Jewish community celebrates High HolidaysThe DePauw

Students and community members during the services for the celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, at the Spiritual Life Center on Wednesday, 

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Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence breaks down barriersHerald Sun

The taskforce’s Sheiny New said there had been scepticism in parts of the Jewish communityabout whether abuse happened. “No community is immune, not the 

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New interactive map for regional Jewish heritage tourism trail in Art Daily

From humble cemeteries to imposing synagogues, these towns contain invaluable reminders of a centuries-old Jewish presence that has survived invasions, 

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The Jewish Genome ChallengeFailedMessiah.com

The results of this challenge would be summarized in a paper in Frontiers in GENETICS under the topic Population genetics of worldwide Jewish people 

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Guarding Peripheral Communities – Without SentriesArutz Sheva

The IDF has decided to change its system of guarding Jewish communities against terrorist attack, following a long period of staff-level planning work. The new 

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Thompson’s Jewish Backers Not Rushing To Rally Behind Bill de Yeshiva World News

Leon Goldenberg, a well known community leader who backed de Blasio ever since, told the Jewish Week he believed the Democratic nominee will do well with 

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Ex-employee of Australian Jewish school convicted of sexual Haaretz

SYDNEY, Australia – An ongoing child sex abuse scandal continues to rock the Melbourne Jewish community after a former security guard at an Orthodox 

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JDate’s Next Top Proposal: Nationwide Call for Video SubmissionsWall Street Journal

“JDate’s mission is to strengthen the Jewish community and ensure that Jewish traditions are sustained for generations to come,” said Greg Liberman, CEO of 

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Boulder Jewish Community Flood Round UpBoulder Jewish News

As residents of Boulder County, and the whole Front Range, start to take stock of their situation, and the weather forecast finally calls for sunshine and dry 

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Florida’s ties to IsraelFlorida Trend

Florida is home to the third-largest population of expatriate Israelis in the world, and the south Florida area has one of the world’s largest Jewish communities.

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Peter Brill – Tuesday ThoughtPeter Brill is a member of the Bristol This is Somerset

This weekend marked the end of the most important part of the year for Bristol’s Jewish communities. Following Rosh Hashanah (New Year), ten days of 

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English medical community denounces Charter of Quebec ValuesMontreal Gazette

Following the strong position taken by the Jewish General Hospital last week, a notice went out on Monday to the medical communities of the MUHC, the faculty 

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Thousands protest in Montreal against religiousYnetnews

Members of Quebec’s Muslim, Sikh communities rally against plan to ban public employees from wearing conspicuously visible religious symbols. Jewish group 

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Religious leaders debate US involvement in Syrian conflictDetroit Free Press

Rabbi Steven Rubenstein of Congregation Beth Ahm of West Bloomfield, who was on the White House call along with Allan Gale of the Jewish Community 

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History of the Jewish People 24JEWISH ALERTS from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013




YIVO Institute For Jewish Research Appoints First Kronhill Visiting Jewish Daily Forward

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has appointed Stanford University Jewish history scholar Steven Zipperstein as its first Jacob Kronhill visiting scholar, 

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Jewish Twins Make Sukkot Fun in KidLit NovelHuffington Post

These books have covered all of the Jewish holidays, Shabbat, Israel, Jewish history and Jewish ethics. My family is grateful for the wonderful gift of literature 

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Today in History: Sept. 18Richmond Times Dispatch

18, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed a commission naming Rabbi Jacob Frankel of Rodeph Shalom Congregation in Philadelphia the first Jewish 

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Berlin’s Svetlana Kundish Wows at Yiddish SongfestJewish Daily Forward (blog)

This concert marked the first collaboration of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, The Center for Jewish History, The Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center 

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‘Jerusalem’ IMAX Movie By National Geographic Is Just Stunning Huffington Post

Revital would point out Jewish history, but when I asked her if she knew about the Christian or Muslim attachment to the same places, she didn’t. The same was 

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Jews Boycotting Ster-Kinekor?News24

Jewish boycotters have labelled the poster as an “incorrect” representation that does not reflect established history and have criticised Ster-Kinekor for allowing 

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History of anti-SemitismFox Business

History of anti-Semitism  DON: A COUNTRY WHERE THERE IS NO JEWS. BUT THIS  IN MEDIEVAL TIMES IT WAS THESE WIDE JEWISH MONEYLENDER 

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Reconciling Modern Biblical Scholarship With Traditional Orthodox Tablet Magazine

Schechter had a point about prejudice. Many German critics were not disinterested academics, seeking a purely historical reconstruction of Jewish history and 

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Millburn resident takes Jewish Cultural School & Society history NJ.com

Rorye G. Hoberman of Millburn has become the new history teacher at the Jewish Cultural School & Society, the only secular humanistic Jewish congregation 

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When Jews Were Funny: Toronto ReviewHollywood Reporter

Seeming at first to be a history of Jewish comedians, the film sits down with vets including Shecky Greene and Shelley Berman. Trouble is, none of them buys his 

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The Best Jewish HolidayHuffington Post

Thus, lulav and etrog demonstrate our link to Jewish history throughout time. According to Pesikta De-Rav Kahana, each of the plants symbolizes a different type 

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Jew Hatred Officially Backed by BelgiumThe Jewish Press

Shockingly, in Belgium, history lessons about Nazism and the Holocaust are  Palestinians by the Israelis today with the treatment of the Jews by the Nazis in 

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Jewish settlers storm Aqsa Mosque compound againwww.worldbulletin.net

A total of 132 Jewish settlers, including 42 intelligence agents, toured the compound while listening to lectures on the history of the alleged “Temple Mount,” 

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Alumni sought for Jewish Cultural School and Society anniversaryNJ.com

Its major project, however, has remained the Children’s Sunday Program with classes in History, Holidays, Literature, Conversational Hebrew and Art. The 

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A Two-State Critic, and His CriticsNew York Times

Anyone who cares about the Jewish people and takes into account both the wonderful aspects as well as the immense tragedies of Jewish history must shudder 

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This Day, In Jewish History…: 24JEWISH ALERTS from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013





This day in Jewish history / The man who taught the US about Haaretz

September 29, 1915, is the birthdate of Oscar Handlin, the prolific historian who was one of the first to attempt to systematically study the effect of immigration on 

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This day in Jewish history / An Italian chief rabbi sees Jesus on Yom Haaretz

Israel Zolli, chief rabbi of Rome, had a religious epiphany that led him to convert to Christianity and take the name Eugenio Maria Zolli, after Pope Pius XII.

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This Day, September 27, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

1331: Polish forces under Wladyslaw and his son Casimir defeated the Germanic Knights at the Battle of Plowce. From a military point of view the battle may 

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This day in Jewish history / A father of biblical archaeology in Israel Haaretz

Nahman Avigad, one of the first biblical archaeologists in modern Israel, revealed much of the history of the Jewish Quarter of the Second Temple and Byzantine 

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This day in Jewish history / A German patriot and producer of anti Haaretz

Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, a German himself, recognized the dangers Germany posed to Jews early on and acted to frustrate it, and to rescue 

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This Day, September 26, In Jewish HistoryCleveland Jewish News (blog)

1348: Pope Clement VI issued a Bull contradicting the libel against theJews stating that they were suffering just like the rest of Europe. Other rulers issued like 

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This day in Jewish history / NY residents drop 1920s blood libelHaaretz

The Jews of Massena were suspected of kidnapping a local girl for a Yom Kippur sacrifice before she was discovered safe and sound on this day. By David B.

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This day in Jewish history / ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ premiers on BroadwayHaaretz

Its first critics panned it, but the play inspired by a Chagall painting went on to win 9 Tonys. By David B. Green | Sep. 22, 2013 | 10:15 AM 

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This Day, September 22, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

384: Roman Emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I forbid Jews from buying or owning Christian slaves. If any such slaves are found with Jews, they 

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This Day, September 22, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

384: Roman Emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I forbid Jews from buying or owning Christian slaves. If any such slaves are found with Jews, they 

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The devil wears (Jewishhistory: Dive into the world of dybbuksHaaretz

Dr. J.H. Chajes, researcher of Jewish culture in the early modern era, University of Haifa, talks about the Jewish definition of the karma concept and whether he 

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This day in Jewish history / A father of industrial gefilte fish diesHaaretz

The Manischewitz clan also pioneered the industrial matzo, despite concern as to its kashrut for Passover. By David B. Green | Sep. 20, 2013 | 10:48 AM 
This day in Jewish history / The US Army gets its first Jewish chaplainHaaretz

Rabbi Jacob Frankel was assigned to a hospital in Philadelphia after President Abraham Lincoln intervened. By David B. Green | Sep. 18, 2013 | 9:34 AM 

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SThis Day, September 20, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

357 B.C.E.: Birthdate of Alexander the Great. Alexander’s eastern conquests would bring the Jews in contact with Greek Culture. The conflict between Greek and 

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This day in Jewish history / A prominent Spanish inquisitor is stabbedHaaretz

Father Pedro Arbues, the chief inquisitor of the kingdom of Aragon, was attacked at a cathedral altar, allegedly by Conversos. By David B. Green | Sep. 17, 2013 

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This day in Jewish history / A prominent Spanish inquisitor is stabbedHaaretz

Father Pedro Arbues, the chief inquisitor of the kingdom of Aragon, was attacked at a cathedral altar, allegedly by Conversos. By David B. Green | Sep. 17, 2013 

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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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