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Unity in Motion: Waving the Four Species
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The Gemara [Sukkah, 37b], says that we should wave the Four Species back and forth, and up and down. Today the custom is to wave them in the four cardinal directions, plus up and down — six directions in total. “Rabbi Yochanan says, We wave them back 
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My Wife Completes the Process
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Well, the sages of the Talmud debated this, too. Rabbi Yosi, a fourth-generationTalmudic sage, once met the prophet Elijah. He inquired about the phrase and asked, “In what way does a wife help her husband?” Elijah answered, “When a man brings home 
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The Talmud (/ˈtɑːlmʊd, məd, ˈtæl/Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד talmūd “instruction, learning”, from a root lmd “teach, study”) is a central text of RabbinicJudaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas (ש״ס), a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, the “six orders”. The Talmud has two components. The first part is the Mishnah (Hebrew: משנה, c. 200 CE), the written compendium of Judaism’s Oral Torah (Torah meaning “Instruction”, “Teaching” in Hebrew). The second part is the Gemara (c. 500 CE), an elucidation of the Mishnah and related Tannaitic writings that often ventures onto other subjects and expounds broadly on the Jewish Bible. The terms Talmud and Gemara are often used interchangeably, though strictly speaking that is not accurate.

The whole Talmud consists of 63 tractates, and in standard print is over 6,200 pages long. It is written in Tannaitic Hebrew and Aramaic. The Talmud contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including Halakha (law), Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs,history, lore and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is much quoted in rabbinic literature. Source Wikipedia  read m ore… (Foto Wikipedia)

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Cours de Torah

6 nouveaux cours de Torah sont disponibles depuis cette semaine sur Torah-Box.com :

Téchouva (1/7) : ne pas s’attrister sur son passé (de Rav Mordehai BITTON)
Mini-guide de Souccot : le sens & les lois (de Rav Emmanuel BENSIMON)
Chalom Bayit (6/9) : devancer le besoin de l’autre (de Rav Avraham KADOCH)
Pourquoi est-il plus facile pour un homme d’aider une veuve ou un orphelin que de faire du ‘hessed à sa propre femme ?
Souccot : lois relatives au Loulav (de Rav Ron CHAYA)
Proposer à l’enfant : un environnement stable (de Rav Elie LEMMEL)
Prendre connaissance de l’impact que va avoir les environnements sur nos enfants : maternelle, école, collège, etc.
Lois relatives à la Soucca (1) (de Rav Ron CHAYA)

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Souccot – Halakha : que fait-on la veille de Souccot ?

18 Septembre 2013

Il est écrit dans la Torah (Dévarim 16, 14-15) « Tu te réjouiras pendant la fête, toi, ton fils et ta fille, ton serviteur et ta servante, le Lévi et le converti, l’orphelin et la veuve qui vivent dans ton entourage. Sept jours tu fêteras pour Hachem, ton D.ieu, à l’endroit qu’Hachem aura choisi, afin qu’Il te bénisse dans tes récoltes, et toutes tes entreprises, et ainsi tu ne seras que joyeux ».

Le Rambam écrit (Hilkhot Yom-Tov, chap.6, Loi 17) : « Un homme a l’obligation pendant la fête de se réjouir lui, sa femme et ses enfants, et tout son entourage. Et la Mitsva de réjouir chacun selon ses besoins, comment va-t-il l’accomplir ? Il donnera des douceurs aux enfants, et à sa femme, il achètera de beaux vêtements et des bijoux, suivant ses moyens. Et lui-même et les hommes qui l’entourent se réjouiront en mangeant de la viande et en buvant du bon vin ». (Sefer ha’Hinoukh, Mitsva 488)

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Souccot – Netilat Loulav : comment l’attacher et l’agiter ?

18 Septembre 2013

Après avoir eu le mérite d’acquérir des Arba’at Haminim (quatre espèces) exceptionnelles, on doit veiller à bien les conserver afin d’en préserver la fraîcheur. Dans ce but, on emballera le Loulav, le Hadass et la‘Arava dans une serviette humide ou bien on les placera dans un étui hermétique. (Péri ‘Ets Hadar T.2, p.8 ; T.4, p.26 ; ‘Hazon ‘Ovadia Souccot, p.322)

« C’est mon D.ieu, et je veux L’embellir »

Il est méritoire de placer son Étrog dans un beau coffret. Celui qui en a la possibilité utilisera même un coffret en argent. De même en ce qui concerne le Loulav, il est bien d’utiliser un étui particulièrement beau pour le protéger, afin de montrer notre amour et notre attachement à Hachem et à Ses Mitsvot.(‘Hazon ‘Ovadia Souccot, p.419)

Le moment de l’accomplissement de la Mitsva

La Mitsva de Loulav s’accomplit de jour et non de nuit, comme il est dit : « Vous prendrez pour vous le premier jour »et aussi : « Vous vous réjouirez devant Hachem votre D.ieu pendant sept jours », les jours et non les nuits. (‘Hazon ‘Ovadia Souccot, p.369)

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Torah-Box & vous – Interview : “La veillée de Hochaana Rabba se passe aussi sur Torah-Box.com”

18 Septembre 2013

Interview de Binyamin Benhamou pour Torah-Box, par le journal Hamodia du 16 Septembre 2013. A l’occasion du programme spécial “Hochanna Rabba”, une veillée d’étude en ligne organisée pour la première fois par l’équipe Torah-Box

– Hamodia : Torah-Box persiste et signe ? Après votre programme en ligne pour Ticha Béav… vous recommencez pour Hochaana Rabba, pourquoi ?

Effectivement, lors de Ticha Béav, nous avons compris qu’un besoin avait été comblé. Environ 23500 personnes se sont connectées dans le monde entier pour écouter cours après cours, enseignement après enseignement sur la destruction du Beth-Hamikdach et des lois de deuil, sur notre site Internet. Les réactions ont été incroyables. Beaucoup nous ont remercié de les avoir rapproché d’Hachem en ce jour, tant le thème du Temple dévoile l’amour de D.ieu pour son peuple. Chacun des rabbanim a passé le même message à sa façon. Et ils sont nombreux à avoir suivi les… 12 cours !

Ainsi, le public a besoin de cours de Torah vidéo en bonne qualité, compréhensible, intéressant et dévoilant un message concret à appliquer dans sa vie.

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Pensée Juive ! – La femme et ses actes de bonté véritable

18 Septembre 2013

Il est trois heures du matin. Esther balance la poussette, espérant endormir son nourrisson et pouvoir aller se coucher… Tout est silencieux, les grands dorment et son mari a déjà plongé dans un repos réparateur.

Tout à coup, un sentiment lourd commence à l’envahir. Une sorte de compassion pour elle-même…

Presque chaque nuit, elle ne dort que trois heures, et le matin – elle doit se lever et vaquer à ses occupations comme d’habitude, sans une once d’aide.

Des larmes mouillent ses yeux et elle se mord les lèvres avec amertume.

Comment tenir bon ?

D’après les convenances du monde superficiel qui nous entoure, le concept élevé de “bonté et don” a pris une appellation différente : “exploitation”.

On les entend régulièrement qualifier de “naïf” celui qui donne sans compter, dans la mesure où leur système relationnel est fondé sur l’action de prendre. Donner sans espérer un profit n’a pas de place dans un tel univers.

Notre monde est fondamentalement différent.

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Pensée Juive ! – [Vidéo] La Emouna commence là où la raison s’arrête…

17 Septembre 2013

Voici l’extrait vidéo d’un cours exceptionnel du Rav Yochiahou Pinto sur la Emouna, la foi juive.

Lorsque l’homme a une émouna (foi) forte, tout lui est facile. Les problèmes qu’il traverse dans la vie ont pour origine un manque d’émouna. Le grand problème entre des amis, entre D.ieu et l’homme, entre un mari et sa femme, entre des associés a pour origine la raison. Lorsque seul le cœur dirige les pensées de l’homme, les choses peuvent être stables. Mais dès lors que la raison s’infiltre, la stabilité s’estompe et tout devient intellectuel. Le véritable amour disparait alors.

Lorsqu’entre des associés, l’amour est présent dans le cœur, tout s’arrange. L’un cède à l’autre, ainsi que dit la michna : “L’amour couvre toutes les fautes.” L’amour couvre toute erreur ainsi que tout manquement. Bon cours…

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Souccot – Souccot : bien choisir son Etrog

17 Septembre 2013

Le Etrog se présente ainsi : le ‘hotem (le nez – c’est-à-dire la partie haute du fruit qui descend en pente), la pitma ou le dad (la tige du dessus), la chochana (la fleur qui est au dessus de la pitma), et le ‘okèts (la queue en dessous du étrog. C’est cette partie qui est reliée à l’arbre). On doit saisir le Étrog droit, de la façon dont il grandit sur l’arbre, c’est-à-dire le ‘hotem vers le haut et le ‘okèts vers le bas.

Il y a une écorce fine, une autre épaisse, puis la chair. C’est-à-dire, à l’extérieur se trouve une petite couche très fine transparente comme du plastique. Ensuite, si on retire cette très fine couche, on en a une autre de couleur verte ou jaune qui est plus épaisse. En dessous, on arrive à la chair du fruit qui est blanche et qui rejoint les graines.

La couleur de l’étrog

A priori, un Étrog de couleur jaune ou vert clair est « cachère » pour la Mitsva. S’il est très vert, mais on peut voir qu’il commence à devenir un peu jaune, on pourra faire la bénédiction dessus.

Pour faire passer un Étrog du vert au jaune, on donne le conseil suivant : on le placera parmi des pommes jaunes, car la nature du Étrog est de pomper la couleur, devenant jaune lui aussi. On veillera, pendant cette manipulation, à recouvrir le ‘okèts, car l’odeur des pommes peut affaiblir son lien avec l’étrog.

Cette manipulation sera également autorisée pendant Chabbath, sans craindre d’enfreindre l’interdiction de colorer.

Si la majeure partie du Étrog est noire, ou blanche, ou bien très rouge, ou encore marron foncé, le voilà inapte à la Mitsva le premier jour de fête.

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Souccot – [Imprimer] Pratique : Comment choisir son Loulav ?

16 Septembre 2013

Chaque jour de la fête de Souccot (à l’exception du Chabbath), nous avons une Mitsva de prendre les « Quatre Espèces » :  un Loulav (branche de palmier dattier), un Étrog (cédrat), trois Hadassim (branches de myrte) et deux Aravot (branches de saule).

Pour que votre Mitsva soit valable, les quatre espèces doivent satisfaire quelques règles de base.

Ainsi, Jonathan de l’équipe Torah-Box est heureux de vous offrir une fiche pratique pour savoir comment choisir ses “4 espèces” pendant ces jours d’avant Souccot. Les lois sont nombreuses, mais “selon la peine est le salaire“.

Imprimez ce document avant d’acheter votre Loulav, et faites la Mitsva de le partager à vos contacts.

A savoir : cette fiche est offerte dans les 15.000 exemplaires du journal Hamodia distribué en France, toute plastifiée.

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Souccot – Souccot, afin d’intégrer la vanité du confort matériel

16 Septembre 2013

Les émotions fortes de Yom Kippour sont derrière nous ! Les prières intenses pour le dévoilement de la royauté d’Hashem, les pleurs sur nos fautes, les résolutions… Tant de convictions théoriques, de désirs de faire mieux, mettre Hashem au centre de notre vie… Et d’un coup, devoir basculer dans la vie active, affronter les fournisseurs, les clients, les représentants… Cette redescente risque d’être violente, et de nous faire perdre toutes nos convictions en un instant !

D’autant plus que l’agriculteur reçoit dans cette période ses dividendes. Durant tout l’été, son blé a séché dans les champs. Ce dernier mois, il l’a battu puis vanné. A présent, il remplit sa grange, et s’apprête à commercialiser son produit. Peut être se tapoterait-il orgueilleusement la bidoche, fier de son labeur, oubliant Celui qui lui a envoyé la pluie et l’a protégé de tant d’intempéries !

Ainsi, la Torah ordonne de célébrer Souccot, juste après Yom Kippour: חַג הַסֻּכֹּת תַּעֲשֶׂה לְךָ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים בְּאָסְפְּךָ מִגָּרְנְךָ וּמִיִּקְבֶךָ – La fête des Souccot [cabanes] tu célèbreras pendant 7 jours, quand tu rentreras le produit de ton aire de battage et de ton pressoir.

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PhoTorah – PhoTorah de la semaine : 11 Tichri 5774

15 Septembre 2013

” Souccot, se réjouir avec D.ieu le coeur purifié ! “

Quel plaisir ! La fête de Souccot aura lieu cette semaine, à partir de Mercredi soir.

Nous abandonnons nos maisons ainsi que tous nos biens et venons nous abriter à l’ombre de laChekhina (présence divine). Nous allons alors mériter de goûter au plaisir exceptionnel et à la douceur extraordinaire que procure la proximité avec D.ieu. « A Son ombre, je me suis délectée et je m’y suis assise, et le fruit de Sa Torah était doux à mon palais ! » (Chir Hachirim 2, 3).

Comme l’a écrit le Sfat Emet : « Car, par essence, les âmes des Bné Israël languissent de la Présence Divine et sont attirées irrésistiblement vers D.ieu. Seulement les vanités de ce monde-ci masquent l’amour du cœur. Après Yom Kippour, les cœurs purifiés reviennent vers leurs racines. Alors l’âme juive peut retourner vers D.ieu et se réjouir ».

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Souccot – La Mitsva de construire la Soucca

15 Septembre 2013

C’est une grande Mitsva de commencer dès la fin de Yom Kippour la construction de la Soucca, afin de sortir d’une Mitsva pour réaliser une autre Mitsva, comme il est écrit « Ils progressent d’étape en étape. »(Téhilim 84,8). Ceux qui ont du zèle, s’empressent d’accomplir les Mitsvot (Rama Chap. 624).

Construction par un érudit

Bien qu’un érudit n’ait pas à effectuer des travaux devant les autres, cependant, la construction de la Soucca étant une Mitsva, il pourra l’accomplir lui-même. Car c’est pour lui un honneur de s’occuper d’une Mitsva d’Hachem, même en public. Les autres prendront exemple et agiront comme cet érudit. (Cha’aré Téchouva Chap. 625 – ‘Hazon ‘Ovadia Chabbath 1,17)

« La Mitsva par soi-même et non par un tiers »

Une personne âgée, qui n’a pas la force de construire la Soucca, nommera quelqu’un afin de le faire à sa place. Elle devra lui préciser qu’il effectue cette Mitsva pour elle. Néanmoins, elle essaiera de participer à la construction suivant ses possibilités, par exemple en posant le Ska’h (toit de la Soucca), au nom de la Mitsva. Ceci, en vertu du principe : « Il vaut mieux accomplir la Mitsva par soi-même que par l’intermédiaire d’un tiers » et de celui : « D’après la peine, la récompense ». Cela signifie que plus l’homme fait d’efforts et peine dans la réalisation d’une Mitsva et plus grande et élevée sera sa récompense auprès d’Hachem. (99) (‘Hazon ‘Ovadia, Chabbath 1,17)

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Torah-Box & vous – Le livre sur Souccot : 406 pages, pour 12 Euros !

15 Septembre 2013

La fête de Souccot a lieu cette année Mercredi 18 Septembre au soir.

Que ce soit pour ressentir l’esprit du ‘Hag ou pour connaitre toutes les lois complexes relatives à la “fête des cabanes”, nous vous conseillons sincèrement d’obtenir au plus vite le livre “Lois & Récits de Souccot“, soit 406 pages exactement pour entrer au coeur de la fête, avec des paroles claires et profondes :

– Récits : sur le peuple d’Israel dans le désert ainsi qu’au temps du Beth-Hamikdach à l’époque de Souccot
– Réfléxions : chaque soir dans votre Soucca, racontez l’histoire de l’invité d’honneur qui s’y trouve (Ouchpizin)
– Halakhot : toutes les lois à propos de la Soucca, du Loulav, ‘Hol Hamoed, Sim’ha Torah,…

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Musique juive – [Musique] Le Combat -du Yetser Hara-

15 Septembre 2013

L’association Torah-Box est heureuse d’encourager les chanteurs Francky Perez & Michael Abitbol dans un titre musical inédit à but de Téchouva et prise de conscience. Il s’intitule “Le Combat”… sous-entendu celui contre le mauvais penchant, le Yetser Hara.

En effet, Rabbénou Yona dans les Maximes des Pères explique que le seul et vrai combat est celui contre son mauvais penchant, puisqu’il grandit à mesure de notre évolution spirituelle. Ce combat ne finit jamais !

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

From Prins to Prinz: The Mysteries of the Chocolate TrailThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

I quickly scanned the online listing at The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People and found that the researcher’s name was Isak Prins, the Dutch 

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Heat, dust and history in the sand as the riddle of Masada was The Guardian

It was also the setting of one of the most powerful moments – or myths – inJewish history. According to the account of the Jewish-Roman historian Flavius 

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We would like to add a decidedly Zionist dimension to the Jerusalem Post

Large swathes of the non-Orthodox American Jewish world have ceased to of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, on the subject.

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Did Sukkot Help Shape Thanksgiving?Connecticut Jewish Ledger

“The Puritans did not believe in fixed holidays,” Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the Philadelphia-based 

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Conference explores why Jews left Muslim landsConnecticut Jewish Ledger

YPSA will explore this chapter in Jewish history at a daylong conference “Exodus or Exile? The Departure of Jews from Muslim Countries, 1948-1978” on Friday, 

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Are There Too Many Museums on Independence Mall?Curbed National

Museums such as the National Constitution Center (which charges $15 for an adult ticket) and the National Museum of American Jewish History (which charges 

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Outreach or inreach?New Jersey Jewish News

Jack Wertheimer, professor of American-Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, has thrown down the gauntlet on intermarriage, and the 

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Did Sukkot help shape the Thanksgiving holiday?St. Louis Jewish Light

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

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Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa MosquePress TV

Dozens of settlers were taken on a so-called Jewish historical tour of the compound where they were given lectures of the history of the area by a Jewish group 

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Adults drawn to ‘Pillars of Judaism‘ classSun-Sentinel

Prior to each module are two, free introductory lessons on Jewish Historyand Jewish Texts, which may be repeated, at no charge, before each 12-week session.

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Intro to Judaism course offered at B’nai AmoonaSt. Louis Jewish Light

Topics include Jewish customs, the calendar, life-cycle events, Jewish beliefs, the Jewish home, the Jewish community, Jewish history, Israel and a number of 

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KOLOT — American Antisemitism and Jewish Denial and AvoidanceConnecticut Jewish Ledger

It is a symbolic Fiscus Judaicus (Jewish tax) that Jews paid throughout history for the right to live as second-class citizens marginally protected by the state.

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Schama on talking of Jewish history: ‘Stop being so nervous’CNN (blog)

To many people, particularly non-Jews, the story of the Jewish people is one of sadness and tragedy; it is that very stereotype that Historian Simon Schama set 

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Cuisine With HistoryWall Street Journal

Cuisine With History  was born into an Orthodox Jewish family in London, and observed the rules of kashrut until he was in university. “We were so kosher that 

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The Space Between | Coaxing reality out of an ambiguous Polish Jweekly.com

Polish and Jewish history, together and separately, share this quality of being outrageously influenced by the movement of larger powers. Poland was 

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Millburn Township resident to teach at Jewish Cultural SchoolNorthJersey.com

Rorye G. Hoberman of the township has become the new history teacher at the Jewish Cultural School & Society (JCSS), the only secular humanisticJewish 

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Akron Jewish Community Board receives $10 million donationCleveland Jewish News

Akron Jewish Community Board receives $10 million donation  A $10 million gift to the JewishCommunity Board of Akron is by far the largest in its history, said 

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From Kolbasa To Borscht, ‘Soviet Cooking’ Tells A Personal HistoryNPR

From Kolbasa To Borscht, ‘Soviet Cooking’ Tells A Personal History  a dish that appears in various guises in novels about Jewish families, almost always at 

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Are There Too Many Museums on Independence Mall?Curbed National

Museums such as the National Constitution Center (which charges $15 for an adult ticket) and the National Museum of American Jewish History (which charges 

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Outreach or inreach?New Jersey Jewish News

Jack Wertheimer, professor of AmericanJewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, has thrown down the gauntlet on intermarriage, and the 

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Schama on talking of Jewish history: ‘Stop being so nervous’CNN (blog)

The default mode for Jewish life is not to self-ghettoize. So Jewish history has been American history and Russian history and British history and French history 

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Independence Mall attractions struggling with attendancePhiladelphia Business Journal

 2012 attendance was tepid at some of the key new attractions such as the National Constitution Center and the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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Baseball, American Jews And RepentanceThe Jewish Week

And there will be an ambitious exhibition next spring in Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History aptly named “Chasing Dreams: Baseball 

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Jewish Communities 24JEWISH ALERTS from 17 Sept. to 30 Sept.2013

Jewish Top 10s: iPhone AppsShalom Life

With the entire world learning how to use the new iOS 7 update, and with theJewish holidays upon us (hope you’re all enjoying time in your Sukkahs!) we’ve 

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Early Chanukah may impact holiday salesCleveland Jewish News

Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season.

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Hundreds of settlers at Solomon’s Pools near BethlehemMa’an News Agency

He said this was the first time the settlers set up tents and chairs to celebrate the Jewish holidays in the region, and he called this action a dangerous sign.

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Scarsdale Child Helps Jewish Seniors During Day Of KindnessThe Daily Voice

Scarsdale 8-year-old Sydney Rothschild decorates a flameless “senior-safe” Shabbat candle at theJewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester on Sunday.

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Jewish MP to Join Rouhani at UNArutz Sheva

Siamak Moreh Sedgh, (48) who represents the Iranian Jewish community at the national parliament, will accompany President Hasan Rouhani to the United 

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Periphery Communities Reject New Defense MethodArutz Sheva

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon decided to postpone the application of a program that would have removed IDF soldiers guarding Jewish communities in the 

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New hope for struggling Jewish day schools: Non-JewsHeritage Florida Jewish News

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

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Moving and Shaking: 9/11 memorial, Dr. Kenneth Bernstein and The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

The diverse range of subject matter covered in her blog posts include the special-needs program at Camp Ramah, how the Jewish communitycould improve on 

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Brewing Up Memories From Pushcart Days of Jewish Old MilwaukeeJewish Daily Forward

One aspect of his research has been the occupational diversity of early Jewish communities in the Midwest. When one researches who the presidents of early 

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Reading a new Torah at the new yearCanadian Jewish News (blog)

The High Holidays synagogue services offer an annual re-encounter with two key texts from the Hebrew Bible – the story of Abraham’s binding of Isaac on a 

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Faith CalendarHeraldNet

Simchat Torah, Lynnwood: Chabad of Snohomish County celebrates Simchat, or Rejoicing of theTorah, which marks the day when the synagogue concludes 

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Pies for Succot and Simhat TorahJerusalem Post

For Simhat Torah, we like to accent our pies with fruits and nuts that were available in the Land of Israel in biblical times, such as grapes or raisins, dates, figs, 

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Jews hunt out best etrog for SukkotYnetnews

VIDEO – On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Jews bless over the four plant species mentioned in theTorah, representing four types of people: The aravah, the 

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Beth El Synagogue in Margate announces that four couples will be Jewish Times of Southern New Jersey

Beth El takes pride in their achievement and are privileged to have them as part of the Beth El Family, Dr. David & Sandi Edelman, CHATANEI TORAH, Dr. Leo 

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Rabbi Philip BergTelegraph.co.uk

Kabbalah — a Hebrew word meaning “received” — holds that the Torahcontains hidden lessons about the meaning of life. Essentially Kabbalah purports to 

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Kibbutzim plant deeper rootsThe Times (subscription)

Simchat Torah yesterday followed the end of eight days in which, each year, Jews gather in temporary structures that have only leaves and fruit to serve as a roof 

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Concerns regarding measles outbreakHealio

Extensive studies during the 2009-2010 mumps outbreak revealed, however, that the New York Orthodox Jewish communities have an 89% to 90% vaccination 

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Punch TV Network Opens Sound Stage for Jewish HolidayPR.com (press release)

This year, The Chai Center and the rest of the Jewish community around the world observed Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Commonly referred to as the 

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Punch TV Network Opens Sound Stage for Jewish HolidayPR.com (press release)

Punch TV Network offered a warm welcome to the Jewish community at their studio location on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, California for the celebration of 

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Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni MovementArutz Sheva

The MiTzion Torani Tzioni Movement sends groups of Israeli post-army yeshiva students to form kollels and affect Jewish identity in Jewish communities all over 

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Torah | Sukkot’s bounty reflects our hope for a better worldJweekly.com

In a year when the world has been ravaged by earthquakes in China, reports of chemical attacks on Syrian civilians and bombs at the Boston Marathon, how do 

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Chabad Jewish Center launches Torah Studies courseTahoe Daily Tribune

Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe will launch a new Torah Studies course in October. This adult education offering is designed for people at all levels of 

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Dances with Torahs: A roundup of Simchat Torah eventsJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the heels of Shemini Atzeret, which begins at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 25. These are some 

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Rejoicing with our inheritanceMyCentralJersey.com

For the past couple of years, I have had the unique privilege of celebrating Simchat Torah with my residents at the Martin and Edith Stein Assisted Living 

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Succot: Despite everything – together!Jerusalem Post

The Torah emphasizes that the mitzva of picking up the four species is not just to hold them in one’s hand, but to rejoice in them: “And you shall take for you on 

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NY Jewish community wields growing political powerJerusalem Post

That is less than usual, said David Pollack, associate executive director of the Jewish CommunityRelations Council. Traditionally, the Jewish vote is 20-32% of 

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Kosova: Religious Communities Convene For Conference On UNPO

Leaders of the Muslim, Orthodox, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish communities in Kosova have gathered in Pristina to participate in an OSCE-organized 

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Nationwide study sheds light on Jewish givingCleveland Jewish News

“The biggest takeaway for me was the extent to which connectedness to the Jewish communitydrives giving to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes,” said 

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As waters recede, flood victims counting on usJweekly.com

As our story on page 8 details, the Jewish communities of Boulder and surrounding towns were not spared. Several synagogues were flooded, one Hebrew 

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Soviet Jewry activists from ’70s guide LGBT battle vs. RussiaJweekly.com

A cross-section of the Bay Area Jewish and LGBT communities came together in San Francisco last month to discuss working together to fight the rising tide of 

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Non-Jews filling out ranks of struggling Jewish schoolsJweekly.com

Four years ago, the school — then known as the Jerome Lippman JewishCommunity Day School — was struggling. Enrollment had tumbled to 63 students, and 

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Marblehead Ministerial Covenant to pass to Grace ChurchMarblehead Reporter

A special service will be held at Grace Community Church on Sunday, Sept.  and desecration at Temple Emanu-El and at the Jewish Community Center.

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Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni MovementArutz Sheva

The MiTzion Torani Tzioni Movement sends groups of Israeli post-army yeshiva students to form kollels and affect Jewish identity in Jewish communities all over 

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Carrie Goldner Hemenway: By overlooking Jewish holidays, Gazette GazetteNET

The Jewish High Holy Days just passed, Roshashana last week and Yom Kippur this past weekend, and not a word in the Gazette. I was expecting to see a 

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Professors should understand Jewish students’ desire to observe SU The Daily Orange (subscription)

“You are going to miss the most important class of the year.” These were the words of one professor responding to an email from a Jewish student asking for the 

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Julie Silver: A Journey of Faith, Family, and SongSouthFloridaGayNews.com

It’s the season of the High Holidays for Jews around the world—and that means that Julie Silver, one of the most popular singers and songwriters ofJewish 

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Millburn Township resident to teach at Jewish Cultural SchoolNorthJersey.com

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

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Al Aqsa mosque under threat from Israel – PalestineAl-Bawaba

Alongside calls for mass marches in Jerusalem on the occasion of the Sukkot Jewish holiday next week, the Knesset issued a law allowing “Jews to worship on 

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Happy Rosh Hashana, y’all: Texas barbecue hits holiday menuThe Journal News / Lohud.com

That beef is brisket, the same cut of meat that’s the star attraction at many Jewish holidaycelebrations. And with Rosh Hashana on the heels of Labor Day this 

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10 Things CNN Needs to Fix in “10 Things to Know”Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Likewise, in his article, Teller himself refers to the site as “the last structure remaining from theJewish Temple.” In fact, the Western Wall is not a remnant of the 

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Conference explores why Jews left Muslim landsConnecticut Jewish Ledger

“These were very ancient communities that disappeared: in many cases, the Jews had lived in these countries before the arrival of Islam,” he says. “I want the 

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KOLOT — American Antisemitism and Jewish Denial and AvoidanceConnecticut Jewish Ledger

I have grave concerns regarding lack of assertiveness by the West Hartford Jewish community due to several reasons. First, Liah felt attacked by the Jewish 

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Did Sukkot Help Shape Thanksgiving?Connecticut Jewish Ledger

“The Puritans did not believe in fixed holidays,” Sarna, professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and chief historian of the Philadelphia-based 

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Conversation with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner — Finding the sacred Connecticut Jewish Ledger

The entire Jewish community is acting like their own corpses – it’s the end or the death of the old year and of the old ego. If you want something new, you have to 

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San Diego State U replaces map ‘Palestine’ mapConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Ghada Osman, chair of the SDSU Linguistics & Asian/Middle Eastern Languages department, eventually wrote to concerned community members that Zakaria 

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Repurposing Your Lulav and EtrogConnecticut Jewish Ledger

These ritual uses are considered a respectful way to dispose of the lulav, which has the status of a sacred object in Jewish law. Havdalah B’samim made out of 

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On the road in Israel: What Coast Guard cadets did on their summer Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Some differences, such as between the Orthodox and secular Jews, were visually  We met with a Druze community and listened to a lecture from Khaled Abu 

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“Dovid Meyer” comes to MysticConnecticut Jewish Ledger

The film tells the story of the Kalmans, a proper British, secular Jewish family, who hire an au pair for their two young children. Hoping for a real-life Mary Poppins 

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Oslo Accords debated, rather than celebrated, on 20th anniversaryConnecticut Jewish Ledger

“There is no other option than to have a Jewish state and a Palestinian state that  The second assumption is that Arabs and Jews should not live together, and 

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











 

Prime Minister Menachem Begin and the Rebbe

Sukkot: Jewish festival celebrates completion of harvestIndianapolis Star

Cantor Janice L. Roger of the Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (Kelly Wilkinson / The Star) <b>06/26/2010 – B03 – MAIN – 2ND 

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Celebrate Sukkot with Beth HallelLodi News-Sentinel

Beth Hallel Messianic Fellowship will be will be celebrating Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, at 11 a.m. Saturday at Vinewood Community Church. The worship 

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Orchester Jakobsplatz München to perform at JCCCThe Olathe Edge

The programming focuses on rarely played works by Jewish composers combined with music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The orchestra also commissions 

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Maestro Mehta leads the wayAustralian Jewish News

The AWO orchestra will comprise 105 musicians including 48 from overseas. Shimshon Drory, conducted orchestras of Jewish musicians in British-ruled 

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Students Kosher Up at Kansas U. Dining HallChabad.org

Tiechtel, co-director of the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life with his wife, Nechama, pushed for the availability of kosher food for a while now. After all, some 

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Hungarian National Gallery opens exhibitions of the work by Marc Art Daily

The life and art of these two men were shared, despite the fact that they  inspiration from theJewish life of his Russian homeland and the experiences he lived 

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A Place for Jewish CultureJewish Daily Forward

As American Jews become less and less engaged in religious life, the broad category of arts and culture provides a vital connection to the larger, ongoing 

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Sweet symbol of Jewish holidayPalm Beach Daily News

Aviella Tyson creates an edible sukkah using graham crackers, marshmallows and pretzels during a story time recently at The Society of the Four Arts that was 

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

The Torah commands us to be happy over Sukkot, but is it possible to feel real joy simply because it is a mitzvah? By Rabbi Micah Peltz / Jewish World blogger 

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Celebrating the joy of multiple perspectivesJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Simchat Torah is one of the most unique Jewish holidays, where we  There is a practice in many synagogues on Simchat Torah to raise the Torah up 

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Feast or Famine: SukkotThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

But this contradicts the Torah. The Israelites lived in tents in the Sinai. The prophet Balaam does not praise Israel against the wishes of his patron, Balak, 

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Chief Rabbis Join PM for Torah Study SessionArutz Sheva

“Tanakh” is the Hebrew acronym for the books of the Written Law (the Five Books of the Torah, The Prophets and The Writings). The tradition of Israeli Prime 

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The harvest festival: Time to reestablish a vegetarian dietJerusalem Post

A shift to vegetarianism is a way to be consistent with many values and teachings related to the joyous festivals of Succot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.

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Copper theft leads to minor explosion at Torah warehouse in Upper The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com

Someone stealing copper wire from an Upper Mount Bethel Township business caused a “minor explosion,” Pennsylvania State Police at Belfast report this 

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Think Again: All in this togetherJerusalem Post

The etrog has both taste and fragrance, representing those Jews who possess both Torah and mitzvot; the lulav has taste but no fragrance, representing Jews 

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Funny Friends Will Turn Out to Honor Bob Lazarus Sunday NightPatch.com

Proceeds from the show will benefit Lazarus’ daughter, Carly, and wife, Kathi, as well as Stoughton’s Ahavath Torah Congregation, of which he was an active 

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Sukkot Dvar Torah Has only 9 ViewsThe Jewish Press

Sukkot Dvar Torah Has only 9 Views. By: Yori Yanover. Published: September 18th, 2013. Tweet · print. tell a friend. Sukkot Dvar Torah Has only 9 Views.

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New beginnings, joy of Judaism highlight Tarbut V’Torah ceremonyOCRegister (subscription)

Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School in Irvine celebrated the joy and vibrancy of Jewish life, the start of the school year and the beginning of the Jewish New 

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Does Jewish law mandate vaccinations?Jerusalem Post

The Torah commands us not to stand idly over someone else’s blood, thereby imposing a  TheTorah promises that God will protect those who observe the 

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U of C designs Sukkah Wall for Jewish holidayCalgary Herald

Strength in Numbers – Program Four Hundred 
During the days between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, known as the ten days of repentance 
chabad.org
CALGARY — The University of Calgary’s Environmental Design School has created a major Jewish ritual object for the observance of the holiday ofSukkot 

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Word of the Day / Hol hamo’ed: The profane part of the festivalHaaretz

The intermediate days of Sukkot, of which today is one, offer neither loving hate nor feather of lead, but they are known by a seemingly self-contradictory term of 

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Is The Fruit of Leviticus Really an Etrog?Jewish Daily Forward

Besides the sukkah itself, nothing is more associated with the holiday ofSukkot than the “four species” — the arba’a minim, as they are called in Hebrew.

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All About HoshanotChabad.org

Hoshanot (derived from the words “hoshah nah” — “bring us salvation, please”) 1: the special prayers recited each day of Sukkot while holding the lulav and 

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A Jewish community chooses to rejoiceFlorida Times-Union

A group of men cross heavily traveled San Jose Boulevard on their way toSukkot services at Etz Chaim on Thursday. Back Photo: 2 of 4 Next. Esther Ohayon.

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The Other Son’ is powerful, life-affirmingQuad City Times

‘The Other Son’ is powerful, life-affirming. Saved  What: 11th annual Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad-Cities. All films have 

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Han Tao, Jewish Student Life and Asian Pacific Student Services Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription)

Hillel, Han Tao, Jewish Student Life (JSL) and Asian Pacific Student Services (APSS) hosted the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival & Sukkot Celebration, an event 

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Jews, gentiles worship at Life Impact ChurchVictoria Advocate

The Rev. Ray Vargas gripped a small, black microphone and asked his congregation to listen to his words. His voice, serious for a moment, called upon the 

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Religion briefs for Sept. 21: Jewish academy offers fall coursesVentura County Star

The Conejo Jewish Academy will offer learning opportunities to the community during its fall semester. The academy is in the new Center for Jewish Life, 30347 

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Jerusalem’s ‘Modesty Police’Shalom Life

Jerusalem residents who went on the town recently, on the eve of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, were surprised to see two ultra-Orthodox women in their 

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Han Tao, Jewish Student Life and Asian Pacific Student Services Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription)

Hillel, Han Tao, Jewish Student Life (JSL) and Asian Pacific Student Services (APSS) hosted the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival & Sukkot Celebration, an event 

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Rabbi Philip Berg, Who Updated Jewish Mysticism, Dies at 86New York Times

Many mainstream Jewish leaders condemned Rabbi Berg as purveying a by Rabbi Berg, including “The Wheels of a Soul: Reincarnation, Your LifeToday 

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Reggae band Rebulation makes surf music for the soulThe Times of Israel

The Israeli and Jewish music Rachmany heard growing up have also played a role. “Life on the Line,” one of the singles on Rebelution’s most recent album 

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Inspirational Jewish Teaching series beginsWicked Local

Marblehead resident Amanda Neilson, left, of the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, and Swampscott resident Marcy Yellin, music specialist at 

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New York International Film Festival – LA EditionThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Wednesday night I was thrilled to attend the Red Carpet Opening Night Event of the New York International Film Festival – LA Edition. Friends invited me, and 

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Wealth of events on offer at new JW3 centreHam&High

Chief executive Raymond Simonson defied anyone – old and young, Jewish and non-Jewish – not to find an event they’d enjoy and hoped the range on offer 

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UK Jewish Film FestivalThe Upcoming

For example, Let’s Dance! will be shown on November 3 and will invite the audience to join in with a giant traditional Hora after the eventJewish culture is also 

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Hevron Ready for Sukkot Events, Ya’akov Shwekey ConcertArutz Sheva

Hevron Ready for Sukkot Events, Ya’akov Shwekey Concert. Spokesman No’am Arnon of the HevronJewish community said, Friday, that preparations have 

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Dances with Torahs: A roundup of Simchat Torah eventsJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the heels of Shemini Atzeret, which begins at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 25. These are some 

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New York International Film Festival – LA EditionThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Wednesday night I was thrilled to attend the Red Carpet Opening Night Event of the New York International Film Festival – LA Edition. Friends invited me, and 

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Wealth of events on offer at new JW3 centreHam&High

Chief executive Raymond Simonson defied anyone – old and young, Jewish and non-Jewish – not to find an event they’d enjoy and hoped the range on offer 

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UK Jewish Film FestivalThe Upcoming

For example, Let’s Dance! will be shown on November 3 and will invite the audience to join in with a giant traditional Hora after the eventJewish culture is also 

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Hevron Ready for Sukkot Events, Ya’akov Shwekey ConcertArutz Sheva

Hevron Ready for Sukkot Events, Ya’akov Shwekey Concert. Spokesman No’am Arnon of the HevronJewish community said, Friday, that preparations have 

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Dances with Torahs: A roundup of Simchat Torah eventsJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Simchat Torah begins at sundown on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the heels of Shemini Atzeret, which begins at sundown Wednesday, Sept. 25. These are some 

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Akron Jewish Community Board receives $10 million donationCleveland Jewish News

The 40-acre campus on White Pond Drive will be renamed the Albert L. and Janet A. Schultz Campus for Jewish Life. Koch called the $10 million gift “a 

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Norwalk Aquarium Erects First Ever Public “Sukkah” for Jewish Patch.com

Rabbi Levi Stone, the executive director of the Schneerson Center for Jewish Life, a Chabad organization in Westport that services all of Fairfield County, 

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Passion and visionPacket Online

 in 2005 to assume the role of executive director of The Center for Jewish Life, she  of Excellence Award from Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

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Chabad Jewish Center launches Torah Studies courseTahoe Daily Tribune

“This course is truly novel in the way it probes the depths of classic Jewish thought to address the issues we face in contemporary Jewish life,” Rabbi Mordechai 

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TV imitates real life in new sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’Jweekly.com

TV imitates real life in new sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’. by naomi pfefferman, l.a.  This article was reprinted from the L.A. Jewish Journal. To view the full story, visit 

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Wealth of events on offer at new JW3 centreHam&High

Listen We’re Family by Kerry Shale is a specially commissioned verbatim theatre piece dissecting Jewish family life through interviews with all generations.

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Thousands Attend ‘Rabbi of the Stars’ Funeral in SafedShalom Life

It’s okay, you don’t have to be Jewish to study in the Kabbalah Center.”  and together they managed to make the Kabbalah doctrine relevant for people’s lives.

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Film features Prague’s Old Jewish CemeteryTemple Daily Telegram

The Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center will present the film “House of Life” about Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery, which now attracts nearly a 

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Breakthrough Jew – Ilan ZechoryShalom Life

Hot, hip, and heady, the next wave of Jewish artists and influencers has already arrived.  The real life Seinfeld imagines that his fictional counterparts would be 

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Which Milk (alternative) Should You Be Drinking?The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

RELIsh Life is Arielle’s healthy lifestyle website/blog. Arielle is a certifiedlife and wellness coach who helps you find balance in life by creating practices for the 

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Reconstructing the Music of Roman JewsNew York Times (blog)

It being the first night of Sukkot on Wednesday, naturally we went to hear ancient Roman-Jewish liturgical melodies and World War II Italian Resistance anthems 

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Western Cinema Overlooked Soviet Holocaust DeathsJewish Daily Forward

As a teenager growing up in Ufa, Russia, I used to play piano in a Jewish music ensemble. Our group was once invited to play a prescreening concert at a local 

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Music in the Shadow of War, Wigmore Hall, reviewTelegraph.co.uk

Having turned the scherzo into a white-knuckle ride, these players were searing in the Jewish musical character of the finale – written as a protest against 

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Woodlciff Lake cantor presents Shabbat YachadNorthJersey.com

The music draws from popular, Chasidic, and classic Jewish music styles. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required, as each text is printed in Hebrew, English 

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UK Jewish Film Festival – 30 Oct – 17 Nov 2013 Full Festival The Fan Carpet

Comedian and filmmaker Jes Benstock was at the launch warming up the audience for his special Festival Comedy Event to be presented with ScottishJewish 

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Film features Prague’s Old Jewish CemeteryTemple Daily Telegram

The Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center will present the film “House of Life” about Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery, which now attracts nearly a 

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Shaker Heights can’t avoid Yom Kippur kickoffCleveland Jewish News

High schools with significant numbers of Jewish students have rescheduled athletic events from the first day of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for decades.

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Kibbitizing with caplanSt. Louis Jewish Light

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO TWO EVENTS – the Society of Midwest Metalsmiths’ member show being held in Ladue and “SCOPE the Night,” which will honor 

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Jewish Teenager Clings to Life After Florida Yom Kippur TragedyJewish Daily Forward

A teenage girl who was hit by a car while walking to attend Kol Nidrei services on Yom Kippur is in critical condition after undergoing several surgeries.

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Sukkot: Life Beyond the Newest iPhoneThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Sukkot seems to present a paradox. In our prayers, Sukkot is referred to as Zman Simhatenu – the “Season of Our Joy.” One would think that joy includes all of 

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Welcome people into your sukkah and into your lifeJewish Community Voice

As Jewish tradition teaches, on the last night of Sukkot, known as Hoshanah Rabbah, the sky is said to be open for a minute and wishes come true. So, three 

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Colchester woman elected Jewish War Veterans national presidentConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Her 96-year-old mother still lives in Palmer, Mass., where Blum grew up. She met  JewishMilitary History and is a life member of the National Ladies Auxiliary.

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Jewish community throws support behind ‘Manifesto for inclusive Globalnews.ca

The non-partisan organization devoted to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada is also calling on members of the Jewish community and Quebecers to 

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Federation’s funds give Leeza a new lifeJewish Community Voice

Leeza is a single mother of six who lives in a low-income neighborhood in Netivot, Israel. “We’re not far from the Gaza Strip, so we are under daily threat of 

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The Jewish Jane AustenThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

“I wish you a lot of luck finding the best,” says Isaac, though life usually has  The author is interested in the lives of the religious, both Jewishand Muslim, and 

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New beginnings, joy of Judaism highlight Tarbut V’Torah ceremonyOCRegister (subscription)

Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School in Irvine celebrated the joy and vibrancy of Jewish life, the start of the school year and the beginning of the Jewish New 

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Objectifying Palestinians in Beinart’s ‘American Jewish Cocoon’ EssayDaily Beast

He says: “The American Jewish community is hamstrung in its ability to are also excluded by the Hillel guidelines that claim to govern Jewish lifeon campus.

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Jewish Museum in New York features “Chagall: Love, War, and PanARMENIAN.Net

It hauntingly reflects the tragedies in Chagall’s life at the time, from the death of his wife, Bella, to the suffering of the Jews throughout Europe. This and the other 

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Jewish holiday of Sukkot celebrated at University of La VerneSan Bernardino Sun

La Verne >> Setting a speed record for new construction at a university, University of LaVerne students, faculty and staff erected a wooden hut in a campus park 

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Celebrating the joy of multiple perspectivesJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Simchat Torah is one of the most unique Jewish holidays, where we paradoxically celebrate the most intellectual of Jewish activities (Torah study) through the 

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Did Sukkot help shape the Thanksgiving holiday?St. Louis Jewish Light

‘The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,’ by Jennie A. Brownscombe. JNS.org examines whether Thanksgiving was shaped by Sukkot. Image: Jennie Augusta 

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When Etrogs are ExclusiveJewish Daily Forward (blog)

Sukkot has traditionally been one of the easiest Jewish holidays to relate to current environmental concerns. The ritual of voluntarily “living” or eating meals in 

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Coalition wants Montgomery County schools to close on Muslim Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

The decisions to close school on or near Christian and Jewish holidays were not based on similar analyses of attendance records, Ali said, and Muslim holidays 

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JFNA Provides Aid As Colorado Rains Complicate High HolidaysThe Jewish Week

“Our Hebrew school is gone,” he said. “The water is two feet deep. Humidity has warped all our sacred books.” Rabbi Borenstein worried he might not draw a 

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Book review: Forbidden Music: the Jewish Composers Banned by The Independent

A poet beloved of 19th-century composers, Heinrich Heine was aware of the complexities of German national identity, particularly for German Jews. His epic 

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Soul Doctor — Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi Comes to BroadwayConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Following a sold‐out, Off‐Broadway run last summer, the hit musical Soul Doctor – the story of the beloved yet controversial composer of popularJewish music

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David Spevack, husband of CJN columnist, dies at 101Cleveland Jewish News

Music was always an important part of David Spevack’s life, and it was music that brought him and longtime Cleveland Jewish News columnist Violet Spevack 

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New cantor at Temple Beth OrrSun-Sentinel

In 1988, she received her Masters of Sacred Music and ordination as a cantor from the Hebrew Union College in New York. “I always had a love for Judaism and 

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Holocaust survivor, top German lit critic diesThe State

Reich-Ranicki was born into a Jewish family in Wloclawek, Poland, on June 2, 1920. When he was 9, his family moved to Berlin following the bankruptcy of his 

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Sukkot: Life Beyond the Newest iPhoneThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Sukkot seems to present a paradox. In our prayers, Sukkot is referred to as Zman Simhatenu – the “Season of Our Joy.” One would think that joy includes all of 

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Repurposing your lulav, etrogJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Those who observe Hoshanah Rabah towards the end of Sukkot, however, will be familiar with the custom of whacking bundles of aravot against the ground, 

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Etrog farm is long-term commitmentJewish News of Greater Phoenix

The etrog is a citrus fruit used for the holiday of Sukkot, which starts the evening  For most people, an etrog is on their mind only around Sukkot time, but for one 

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Jewish holiday of Sukkot celebrated at University of La VerneSan Bernardino Sun

La Verne >> Setting a speed record for new construction at a university, University of LaVerne students, faculty and staff erected a wooden hut in a campus park 

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On Sukkot, turning oy into the season of joyThe Times of Israel

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — In open opposition to Kohelet (Ecclesiastes), which tells us on Sukkot “there is nothing new under the sun,” I decided to build a solar 

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Sukkot” holiday starts in IsraelXinhua

A Jew senior meets with friends in a ritual booth known as “Sukkah” during the eve of “Sukkot” in Jerusalem, on Sept. 18, 2013. The “Sukkot“, Feast of 

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Sukkot and Squash Make a Lovely Fall MealAlgemeiner

JNS.org – Sukkot is the early Thanksgiving, that perfect season when we might still have access to late tomatoes and zucchini, but the winter squash is coming in 

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Sukkot reminds us of the frailty of existenceJewish Community Voice

During the festival of Sukkot, we temporarily leave the comfort of our own homes to take meals, study and maybe even sleep in a make-shift hut — colorfully 

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Rocket falls in Hof Ashkelon on eve of SukkotYnetnews

Qassam rocket fired at Israel late Sukkot eve found in Hof Ashkelon field by IDF forces. Rocket ‘ruins the holiday, but we’ll keep sitting in the Sukkah – if there is 

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Brisk trade, big dreams in the Sukkot four species businessHaaretz

For many of the twentysomethings pitching up shop at Tel Aviv’s Four Species festival every year, lulav and etrog sales are part and parcel of the holiday.

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Temple Micah to host Sukkot “Pizza Party” on Sept. 20The Central Jersey Sun

Temple Micah will be holding its annual Sukkot “Pizza Party” in the Sukkah at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. Kabbalat Shabbat services will take place at 7:30 p.m. 

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A Very Mollie Katzen Sukkot MenuJewish Daily Forward (blog)

“Would You Make This?” is a sporadic new column where personal chef Alix Wall evaluates a new cookbook by making some of its recipes, sharing them with 

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More than 5000 Christian pilgrims visiting Israel for Feast of JNS.org

20 at the Oasis Hotel in Ein Gedi on the Dead Sea and will continue for the reminder of Sukkot at Jerusalem’s International Convention Center. The weeklong 

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Sukkah Hill Spirits: The spirit of SukkotThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

“I started making it after Sukkot, when you have all these leftover etrogim,” Marni Witkin said. “It came out pretty good.” After some prodding by friends and 

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Rabbi Eli Seidmanthejewishchronicle.net

One of the many names for the holiday of Sukkot (aka Booths) is zeman simchateinu (the time of our happiness). Why, of all of the holidays, does Sukkot have 

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Transit Sam, Sept. 18, 2013Downtown Express

The Sukkot Block Party and Family Festival will close Duane St. between Church St. and West Broadway 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The Stone Street OysterFest 

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TorahPortion — SukkotConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Why do we sit in the sukkah for seven days? This question is most significant because of the introductory verse, “so that your generations may know.” Although 

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Alternate Side Parking Suspended for Sept. 19, 20Patch.com

Sukkot lasts a week, during which work is forbidden on the first two days. For more information and to view 2013’s alternate side parking cancellation days, visit 

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Yom Kippur War Memorial With Poetry for Sukkot EveArutz Sheva

On Thursday evening September 19th a special Yom Kippur War memorial will take place at the Nitzanim Synagogue in Jerusalem. The event is being 

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Welcome people into your sukkah and into your lifeJewish Community Voice

As Jewish tradition teaches, on the last night of Sukkot, known as Hoshanah Rabbah, the sky is said to be open for a minute and wishes come true. So, three 

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Katriel Camp is the winner of the Chronicle’s Sukkot Cover Contestthejewishchronicle.net

Katriel Camp, winner of the Chronicle’s Sukkot Cover Contest, is a third-grader at Community Day School. She writes, “My picture shows the excitement and 

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Chag Sameach From Joe LhotaYeshiva World News

“I want to wish all my friends celebrating the joyous holiday of Sukkot a Chag Sameach. Sukkot is a wonderful testament of faith and trust in God as Jews 

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Jewish community brings holiday tradition to teen in hospitalFirst Coast News

Orly Ohayon, 16, will still be receiving care at UF Health during the Jewish holiday Sukkot, so a group from her former middle school brought the seven day 

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Central Queens Y to Close for Three DaysPatch.com

22 at 8 a.m.. Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that lasts a week, during which work is forbidden on the first two days. Comment Recommend. Flag as Inappropriate 

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Klezmer Orchestra entertains those in attendanceThe Stylus

Although they mostly play for Jewish weddings, they also are hired for other Jewish and non-Jewish events. The program and music has influences from all over 

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




Lithuania marks 70 years since Nazis wiped out Vilnius ghetto
GlobalPost
Lithuania on Monday marked 70 years since Nazi Germany wiped out the Vilnius ghetto, all but obliterating the vibrant Jewish culture of a capital once known as the “Jerusalem of the North”. State officials and Holocaust survivors attended a memorial 
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Chagall’s Dark Side on Display in New York
Tablet Magazine
He often painted poetic, classic scenes of Jewish culture, such as wedding ceremonies, klezmer bands playing the fiddle, and bustling shtetl streets. Chagall’s artistic expression took a drastic turn when he visited Vilna for the inauguration of a new 
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Borderline Views: Succot celebrations in the Jewish state
Jerusalem Post
I have never understood the mass exodus of those who are not interested in Jewish religious cultureor heritage, their annual escape from the country during this period. Nor does it make any sense that thousands of Jewish youths who have come to Israel 
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Adult ‘pilgrims’ see two sides of PolandNew Jersey Jewish News

 decades teens have traveled with USY — the Conservative movement’s United Synagogue Youth organization — to Poland to see the remnants of Jewish life 

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Creating a Beautiful New Home for the TorahTablet Magazine

In this video shot in their expansive home-studio in Brooklyn, Alex discusses his life moving from his native Argentina to Israel and later the United States; how 

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Bennett: Murder Reminds Us Who Our Partner IsArutz Sheva

“The Nation of Israel sends its condolences to the Hazan family, whose son Tomer  Minister and Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Chairman Naftali Bennett Saturday  Deputy Transport Minister Tzipi Hotovely responded to the news by saying it 

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Arab MK: Prevent Jews from ‘Contaminating’ Temple MountArutz Sheva

Much to the outrage of Jewish groups, the Israeli police has strictly enforced the ban, in spite of numerous court orders insisting that Jewish rights on the site be 

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South Euclid councilman sues ODOT
South Euclid Councilman Marty Gelfand has filed a lawsuit in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court against the Ohio Department of Transportation and a local deputy director. (full story)

Film about Arendt probes sensitive, timeless issues
A rich intellectual thriller, “Hannah Arendt” probes the connection between the controversial German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt and the Nazi Adolph Eichmann, her most famous subject. (full story)

Andy Samberg might be getting hitched this weekend
The community of women who love nerdy/hilarious/supercute Jewish guys is about to suffer a big blow this weekend when, if the rumors are true, Andy Samberg marries Joanna Newsom. (full story)

Player of the Week: Louiza Wise
Louiza Wise may only be a sophomore, but she has been the top runner for Solon High School’s girls’ cross-country team all season. (full story)
Know a student athlete you would like to nominate for High School Player of the Week? Coaches and parents should email Ed Wittenberg at ewittenberg@cjn.org by noon on Sunday. Provide the player’s name and statistics for the week and a contact telephone number and email.

CJN on WELW 1330AM
Listen to CJN Managing Editor Bob Jacob as he reviews the past CJN issue and previews the upcoming CJN issue on “Shalom America.” The show can be heard from 7-9 a.m. on Sundays on WELW 1330 AM.


Today’s Best Bet
Orange Schools Community Night, 5:30 p.m., Lewis W. Black Stadium, 32000 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike. www.orangeschools.org.
This Day in History
1944: The Jewish Brigade Group is formed by the British high command. After a long battle by Chaim Weizmann and Moshe Sharret, the British agreed to the establishment of a Jewish Army to fight alongside British troops. In all more than 5,000 people from pre-state Israel, including many who had fled from Europe, enlisted. Seven hundred of them lost their lives. After the war they formed the nucleus for those working to get Jews from Italy and the Balkans by legal or illegal efforts.

Sukkot: Jewish festival celebrates completion of harvestIndianapolis Star

As autumn begins this weekend, stories of flooding in Colorado and Mexico have filled the news media. The experience of these natural disasters coincides, this 

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Sukkot veggie heavenThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Sukkot is a wonderful time of year to incorporate seasonal ingredients into your cooking. Beets, cabbage and squash are vegetables that are especially 

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Jews hunt out best etrog for SukkotYnetnews

VIDEO – On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Jews bless over the four plant species mentioned in the Torah, representing four types of people: The aravah, the 

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Faith Digest: Sukkot fest, Quaker barbecue and moreIndianapolis Star

Messianic Jewish Congregation Shaarey Yeshua in Indianapolis will celebrate Sukkot, the biblical Feast of Booths, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Broad Ripple Park 

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Sukkot Across America’ planned Sunday by Beth IsraelEnterprise-Record

CHICO — Congregation Beth Israel will host a “Sukkot Across America” celebration for the Jewish community starting at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the synagogue 

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Sukkot observance in Citrus CountyHeritage Florida Jewish News

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala and the Nature Coast Unitarian Fellowship of Citrus County will hold a joint service of welcome and celebration of the fall 

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How Americans in the West Bank do Sukkot (+video)Christian Science Monitor

As the evening call to prayer reverberated through the hills surrounding Ramallah last night, the kids of Kochav Yaakov were clamoring down the empty streets 

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Hillel Sukkahs Raised For Sukkot 2013Huffington Post

The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is upon us, and university Hillels are celebrating with beautiful sukkahs, which are temporary dwellings with thatched roofs that 

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Life in the shadows / Shabbat Hol Hamo’ed SukkotHaaretz

The days of a person’s life are like a passing shadow, in contrast with God’s eternality. By Yakov Meir | Sep. 20, 2013 | 6:46 PM 

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Madonna’s Sukkot at Kabbalah Rabbi MemorialJewish Daily Forward (blog)

Madonna, one of the world’s most prominent Kabbalah followers, decided to skip the funeral of mentor Rabbi Philip Berg — and instead attended a joyous 

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COMMUNITY HEBREW SCHOOL PREPARES FOR SUKKOT.Jewish Times of Southern New Jersey

Sstudents at the Community Hebrew School learn all about the Holiday of Sukkot. With hands on activities and real life crafts, the story of Sukkot came alive.

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North Shore religion calendarThe Salem News

Program includes sukkot stories, kite-flying, snacks and a visit to Chabad’s sukkah (hut) where families can shake the lulav (palm, willow and myrtle leaves) and 

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Israeli rallies threaten Aqsa, Jerusalemwww.worldbulletin.net

The Municipality of Jerusalem has announced rallies across Jerusalem on September 24 as part of the celebration of Sukkot. “Such rallies pose dangers to 

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and Sukkot CelebrationLos Angeles Loyolan (subscription)

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival and Sukkot Celebration. Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 11:00 am. Students celebrate by enjoying Chinese food alongside the 

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religion briefsMail Tribune

The Havurah will hold its annual Sukkot Festival at 6 tonight at the Havurah garden, 185 N. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The event will include grilled kosher hot 

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Israelis worry not about al-Assad, but about the ‘Persian bazaar’CNN

(CNN) — This week marks the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Across Israel, families build primitive structures with branches or palm fronds as roofs. They do so to 

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Toasting the harvest at MoldawSan Jose Mercury News

 Oshman Family Jewish Community Center’s Preschool Sukkot Mini Camp for the annual Sukkotholiday, a harvest festival in the Jewish religion on Thursday.

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Sacred Spaces religion briefs for the week of Sept. 21, 2013Marin Independent Journal

Congregation Gan HaLev’s Sukkot party and Sunday school are at 9:30 a.m. at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center at 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Go 

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Six years of utter blindnessIsrael Hayom

Some colonel was prancing through the rooms wishing people a “HappySukkot” and it sounded like a stupid joke. The sky collapsed above me, just as it fell in 

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See no evilIsrael Hayom

On Wednesday, the eve of the Sukkot holiday, a man named Eli Gur illegally entered the Bat Hefer home of his estranged wife, Ronit, and choked her 

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Israel, allies fend off international censureU.S. News & World Report

VIENNA (AP) — Israel and its allies have fended off an Arab-led attempt to censure the Jewish state’s refusal to acknowledge that it possesses nuclear weapons.

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Hold the gas masks – for nowCleveland Jewish News

That’s good news for those of us who live here in Israel and were thinking about dusting off our gas mask kits in case of an attack by Syria in retaliation for a U.S. 

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Rabbi Naim Yosef, 92Arutz Sheva

News from America 9:03 AM. Jewish MP to Join Rouhani at UN. Middle East 11:13 AM. Israeli’s Body Found in Germany. Global Agenda 7:32 PM 9/19/2013 

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Belgian Education Ministry Publishes anti-Semitic CartoonShalom Life

After being exposed by a local Jewish newspaper, Joods Actueel, the cartoon has  “Jews want the entire area of Palestine back”; or “Jews call Palestine Israel.

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Temple Israel to host Sushi in the sukkahCleveland Jewish News

Temple Israel will host Sushi in the Sukkah from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at the temple, 33 Merriman Road in Akron. Sushi On the Roll, a food truck 

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Hometown election stirs Beachwood memoriesCleveland Jewish News

At the same time, one of the most wonderful things about living in Israel is that it is a place where secular Jews like myself as well as religious and ultra-Orthodox 

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Israeli bird sanctuary to be named after Stephen HarperYahoo! News Canada (blog)

Josh Cooper, CEO of the Jewish National Fund, told Yahoo Canada News that Harper is being recognized for his record on the Israel file. “Prime Minister Harper 

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Stars attend funeral for Kabbalah rabbi in IsraelU.S. News & World Report

 Mila Kunis have attended the funeral of a Kabbalah teacher to the stars in Israel and the home of the Jewish mystics who defined it six hundred years ago.

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Rejoicing on SukkotHuffington Post

In the rhythm of Jewish time, the festival of Sukkot is known as “z’man simchateinu,” or “season of our joy.” On Sukkot, joy is halakhically mandated; we are not 

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Sukkot at Marin JCC to include a bit of good cluckJweekly.com

When 15-year-old Luca Citroen and his 9-year-old sister Logan returned from Camp Newman this summer, among the things they told their mom were stories 

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Sukkot BBQ Party features bubble show, bounce houseTCPalm

PALM CITY — Chabad Jewish Center is holding a spectacular Sukkot BBQ party open to all on Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Chabad Jewish Center Sukkot, 2809 

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Arsonists set sukkot, apartment on fire in JerusalemYnetnews

Firefighters in Jerusalem have contained four fires during the morning hours. Two sukkot (temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival 

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Sukkot holidayKyiv Post

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys carry palm branches to be used during the celebration of Sukkot, the feast of the Tabernacles, in the conservative central Israeli city 

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Children celebrate Sukkot at Wakeman FarmWestport-News

Sunday School children from the Congregation for Humanistic Judaism will be among those celebrating the harvest at a Sukkot party at Westport’s Wakeman 

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Finding Market for the Four Species of SukkotJewish Daily Forward

When Yoni Wattenshtein was younger and Sukkot rolled around, he wanted to be like the big boys. While he was stuck at home watching TV, his brothers were 

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A Hasidic pilgrimage to Saint Mary of the EtrogHaaretz

A Hasidic pilgrimage to Saint Mary of the Etrog. Every year ahead ofSukkot Orthodox Jews descend on Italy’s Calabrian coast, known for its world-class citrons.

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Hevron Ready for Sukkot Events, Ya’akov Shwekey ConcertArutz Sheva

Spokesman No’am Arnon of the Hevron Jewish community said, Friday, that preparations have been completed for the community’s Sukkot (Tabernacles) 

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Beit El Hosts Sukkot Activities Sunday through TuesdayArutz Sheva

The Binyamin-region Jewish community of Beit El is hosting three days of activities for the intermediate days of the Sukkot (Tabernacles) holiday, Sunday 

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J-Bagel creates ‘From Our Hut to Your Heart’ sukkahThe Daily Pennsylvanian

One of the many sukkot participating in this year’s Sukkathon — hosted by Penn Hillel — is the “From Our Hut to Your Heart” sukkah at the corner of 40th and 

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Festival puts focus on helping the homelesJweekly.com

Since Sukkot this year coincides with San Rafael’s Homelessness Awareness Month, the SukkotHarvest Festival at the Osher Marin JCC will highlight 

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Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni MovementArutz Sheva

Vayikra 23 tells us: “Sit in a Sukka– so that all generations will know that I Hashem put Bnei Yisrael in sukkot when I brought them out of Egypt.” But this only 

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Synagogue eventsTimes Herald-Record

A special adult education class on sukkot. Simchat Torah Evening Celebration, 7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Sing and dance in celebration of the annual completion of 

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Finding faith and spirituality in the San Fernando Valley and beyond Los Angeles Daily News

Sukkot service at Temple Judea: 6:15 p.m. today. 5429 Lindley Ave.  Outdoor Sukkot service at Temple Ahavat Shalom: 7 tonight. 18200 Rinaldi Place 

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Israel gets etrogs from MoroccoJweekly.com

Israel received its first-ever shipment of etrogs from Morocco for the Sukkot holiday, the Jerusalem Post reported. The etrog, a fruit of the citron tree, is one of the 

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Reconstructing the Music of Roman JewsNew York Times (blog)

It being the first night of Sukkot on Wednesday, naturally we went to hear ancient Roman-Jewish liturgical melodies and World War II Italian Resistance anthems 

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The case of the stolen lulav: a lesson in ethical consumerismHaaretz

In honor of the festival of Sukkot, I want to talk about the strange ritual of gathering the four species central to the observance of the holiday, and shaking them 

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Word of the Day / Ushpizin: The inns and outs of Sukkah guestsHaaretz

One of the customs associated with Sukkot is inviting invisible guests into the sukkah.  OnSukkot we get seven such guests, one for each day of the holiday: 

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Israel compared to Nazi Germany on Belgian Education Ministry’s Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israel compared to Nazi Germany on Belgian Education Ministry’s website  teachers comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany, a newspaper in Antwerp  “Jews want the entire area of Palestine back;” or “Jews call Palestine Israel.”.

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Thousands Gather To Hear Gilad Shalit Speak in TorontoShalom Life

 a symbol for the Israeli people; his face was constantly plastered in the news in IsraelJewish and human rights groups organized rallies and events that aimed to  His story touched both the Israeli and Jewish communities in a deep and 

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Jocelyn TrostlerCleveland Jewish News

21 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. She attends Brady Middle School. Her mitzvah project involved collecting donations for Rescue Village, Geauga 

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Jerusalemites Relax, Focus On Holidays Instead of Gas MasksThe Jewish Week

In the days before Yom Kippur on Saturday and the start of Sukkot on Wednesday night, between concern over a possible with Syria and the announcement of a 

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Logan RockCleveland Jewish News

Logan Rock 0 comments. Logan Rock, son of Dina and David Rock, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. He attends Solon 

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Bird sanctuary in Israel to be named after Stephen HarperMetroNews Canada

Since coming to power, Harper has backed the Jewish state in its conflicts with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the anti-Israeli regimes in 

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