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El Maleh Rachamim at the Jewish Cemetery of Ioannina on the eve of Yom-Kippur 2013

Cantor Haim Ischakis performs El Maleh Rachamim prayer for the Shoah victims at the Jewish Cemetery of Ioannina, a town at the northwestern part of Greece, on the eve of Yom-Kippur 2013.

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NYC Jewish Community Wields Growing Political Power zalman

Only 19 percent of the voters in the New York city mayoral primary on September 10 were Jewish. That is less than usual, said David Pollack, associate – Chabad News, Crown Heights News, Lubavitch News

In the Talmud, Jews in Exile Are Considered Defenseless Before Tablet Magazine

But in this week’s Daf Yomi reading, we learned that there was at least one faux  This is true not just of the Passover sacrifice, the Talmud says, but of ordinary 

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The Y-word: Should Tottenham fans be allowed to use it?BBC News

Most Spurs fans are not Jewish but the club has an historical association with London’s Jewish community and adoption of the Y-word by Tottenham fans is an 

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Highlights From ‘Hakafot Shniyot’ CelebrationsArutz Sheva

Thursday night saw communities across Israel take to the streets singing and  Jewish communities outside of Israel continue to celebrate the festival for an 

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Bringing Israelis Here Into The CommunityThe Jewish Week

A place where the guy at the local falafel greets you with a “ma nishma?”(what’s new?); where the neighborhood Aroma Café feels like is like your living room as 

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Hidden communityMumbai Mirror

The 26/11 terrorist attack on Chabad house in Mumbai, a Jewish outreach centre, where six of its occupants  What did the local Jewish population look like?

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Meet Jeff Levine; The New President of JNFThe Jewish Voice

On Tuesday evening, September 17, hundreds of prominent New Yorkers and concerned members of the Jewish community gathered for a lively cocktail 

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Sukkot celebration goes globalThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Numerous other sukkot represented various Jewish communities from countries around the world, such as Israel, the United States, France, Morocco, Turkey, 

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Too Close For Comfort In NairobiThe Jewish Week

This Nairobi synagogue is the center of an eclectic Jewish communityand is made up of (white) Kenyan Jews of European origin, some of whom have now 

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A state of the art, $5m synagogue in SiberiaJewish Chronicle

But the city has a secret: a Jewish community centre to make shul-goers across the world green with envy. In late August, the Jews of Novosibirsk celebrated the 

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Moving and ShakingThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Sponsors included the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Bill Resnick, Paula and Barry Litt, the Jumpstart board of directors, IKAR; Julie Hermelin 

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Does Iraq Deserve the Return of its Jewish Archive?The Jewish Voice

Lyn Julius, a London-based writer and advocate on behalf of Jewish communities from the Arab world, has noted that the archive was seized by Saddam’s 

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Celebrate the Holiday of Simchat Torah!

Dear reader,Immediately following the seven-day festival of Sukkot comes the festival of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (September 25-27, 2013) when we conclude – and begin anew – the annual Torah reading cycle. The holiday is marked with unbridled rejoicing, especially during the “hakafot” procession, as we march, sing and dance with the Torah scrolls.

“On Simchat Torah,” goes the chassidic adage, “we rejoice in the Torah, and the Torah rejoices in us; the Torah, too, wants to dance, so we become the Torah’s dancing feet.”

As the month of Tishrei comes to a close, we have experienced and celebrated the most powerful moments of the Jewish year. As the Torah reading cycle comes to an end, we have read, studied and were inspired by its timeless teachings. As we progress through the new year and start reading the Torah all over again, what new lessons, insights, and inspiration will we derive this time around?

Wishing you a most joyful holiday!

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Reminder: The Yizkor service is recited in the synagogue on Thursday, September 26

As we begin reading the Torah cycle anew, here are some links to bookmark to join in studying the weekly torah portion:

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Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands completes London’s first Jewish Architects’ Journal

As well as a nine-floor apartment block and youth centre on the north end of the site, the scheme on London’s Finchley Road includes an 268-seat auditorium, 

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Song linked to Shoah scrollSun-Sentinel

4, 1964, a total of 1,564 Czechoslovakian Torah scrolls from decimatedJewish communities were transported from a Czech synagogue where they had been 

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Rome ghetto gears up for Jewish Culture DayANSAmed

The theme selected for the XIV edition is ‘Judaism and Nature’, according to the website of the Union of Jewish Communities in Italy (UCEI), which coordinates 

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Torah Festival at Chabad Jewish Jupiter CenterTCPalm

It is customary in Jewish communities to read one portion of the Torah five chapters of the Torah during the year, beginning with Genesis and ending with 

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Readers’ Choice 2013:

Bay Area Friendship Circle has filled an important niche in San Francisco and on the Peninsula for 10 years, creating Jewish community for youth with special 

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Why I am going to be a rabbi in Krakow, PolandJerusalem Post

Next week I begin teaching Torah and catering to the old and new Jewish community in Krakow, Poland. My first reaction when hearing about the position was a 

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Boston-based Ruderman Foundation launches ‘American Jewish Connecticut Jewish Ledger

“What’s happening in the American Jewish community?” and how those events impact future support for Israel never seem to enter the conversation, according 

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Russia’s Jewish community unimpressed with Rouhani’s Holocaust RT

A senior member of the Russian Jewish community said the acknowledgement of the Holocaust by the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was neither new, nor 

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Destination: Jewish Barbados A family celebration with the oldest Connecticut Jewish Ledger

BRIDGETOWN – In 2014, Congregation Nidhe Israel in Barbados will turn 360, making it the oldestJewish community in the Western Hemisphere. The story of 

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JW3 Jewish Community Centre by Lifschutz Davidson SandilandsBuilding Design

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands’ new Jewish Community Centre in north London carefully avoids clunking symbolism, but does it take neutrality a step too far?

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West Hartford educators recognized for innovative programmingConnecticut Jewish Ledger

SSDS recently received a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford to integrate the Reggio Emilia Approach into its early childhood 

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Israel’s Stunning Response to Palestinian AggressionConnecticut Jewish Ledger

(Hebron’s Jewish community had purchased most of the building in March 2012 but its members were expelled from it by the Israeli government a few days later 

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Down on the farm: Connecticut Rabbi Practices Jewish AgrarianismConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Jews first settled the Land of Israel in order to be farmers, and our calendar and  a non-profit organization founded in the ’70s as an “intentional community” of 

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Hamden Jewish cemetery vandalized before High HolidaysConnecticut Jewish Ledger

HAMDEN – Jimmy Shure makes regular rounds of New Haven-area Jewish cemeteries, stopping at the graves of his own parents in the Beth El Keser Israel 

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Claire Danes wins Emmy for the Israeli-Influenced “Homeland”Connecticut Jewish Ledger

( Actress Claire Danes won her second award for outstanding leading dramatic actress in a series at the Emmys ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 22, for her 

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Favorite “Key Issue” Fizzles OutConnecticut Jewish Ledger

The idea that solving the Israel/Palestinian question is the key to unlocking the problems of the region was what everyone who wanted to sound as if they knew 

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On Monday, a statement from the Central Board of Jewish Communitiesin Greece said the Sept. 18 stabbing death of Pavlos Fyssas again showed the need for 

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No Holds Barred: The rabbi as a declining Jewish professionJerusalem Post

Welcome to a new era in the Jewish community, where money has so overtaken our professions that even doctors and lawyers are seen as failures compared to 

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Scottish police upset over racismJewish Chronicle

 Scottish Council of Jewish Communities‘ report on Being Jewish in Scotland,  feel threatened and vulnerable because, as Jews, they are held responsible 

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Q&A: Reviving Jewish life – if not now, neverJerusalem Post

In the FSU the activities are mainly for the Jewish population. World ORT is dealing with education in the wider sense of it – formal and informal, for children, 

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Guess Who’s Coming To The UN? Iran Bringing Sole Jewish MP To International Business Times

“Denial of such a great historical tragedy that is connected to the Jewishcommunity can only be considered an insult to all the world’s Jewishcommunities,” he 

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To Reach Diaspora, Make Israel Welcoming to All JewsJewish Daily Forward

To Reach Diaspora, Make Israel Welcoming to All Jews  that his ultimate objective is “to improve Israel’s ties with all Jewish communities in the Diaspora.”.

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You Can’t Rebrand the OccupationJewish Daily Forward

The Jewish Agency has teamed up with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin is to strengthen the connection between Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities.

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Head of Jewish security named to gov’t advisory panelJewish Telegraphic Agency

Paul Goldenberg, the director of the Secure Community Network, was appointed to a three-year term on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. The Jewish 

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Under the stars: Sukkot continues through WednesdayMarietta Daily Journal

MARIETTA—After a weekend of atoning for the past year’s sins, Cobb County’s Jewish communitywill be observing a different holiday, this time with plenty of 

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