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Chizuk Amuno Congregation hosts Sukkot bashCarroll County Times

Some people/families may eat meals in their succas, during this joyous Sukkot holiday week. Among one of the many local celebrations of this holiday, Chizuk 

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How much did Sukkot’s influence help to shape Thanksgiving?Jewish Advocate

The traditional Jewish observance had a clear impact on the very popular U.S. holiday D id Sukkothelp shape America’s Thanksgiving? The full version of this 

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Celebrating SukkotConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz teaching the children of the Selma Maisel Nursery School of Temple Sholom about the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in the Temple sukkah.

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Argentine Rabbi Makes History With Vatican Visit Over SukkotAlgemeiner

Rabbi Skorka spent several days during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at the Vatican guesthouse (Santa Marta) where the modest Pope lives. The Pope is 

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A tasty Sukkot at the Katz JCCJewish Community Voice

Executive Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake helped dozens of families enjoy a tasty Sukkot as children had an opportunity to make miniature edible sukkot 

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The Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life, & the Foundation StoneArutz Sheva

Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman relate how the events of this past Sukkot bore witness to a great outpouring of Jewish love, dedication and devotion to the 

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Jewish Family Escapes Lynch Mob, but Trauma RemainsArutz Sheva

The family was attacked by a large group of Arab men and youths as they visited the capital during the Sukkot holiday last month. In addition to physical injuries 

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Seeing the Shifting Face of American Judaism at Hershey ParkThe Jewish Press

Most years on the first weekday of Chol HaMoed Sukkot, my wife and I take our four children to Hershey Park. The park, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania., 

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Thanksgiving Meets ChanukahChabad.org

Actually, if you’re looking for a Jewish thanksgiving, it’s SukkotSukkot is the original Biblical Thanksgiving. The Torah calls it The Festival of Ingathering—in 

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The PERSON in the PARSHAJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

The Torah is replete with inspiring stories of its heroes. The lives of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and David, to name just a few, are narrated at great length and in 

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paracha de la semaine, parache, noah, noe, adam 
catégories: La Paracha  –Paracha Noah- 30 Sept 2013 vues: 1371 …. Les 49 ou 50 etoiles 
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Cour de Torah sur la paracha Noa par Avy Allouche 
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L’ une des explication sur le fait que le monde était désordonné avant le don de la torah. En quoi 
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Rabbi Bill Cosby teaches Parshat HaShavuaArutz Sheva

Rabbi Bill Cosby teaches Parshat HaShavua. TTA for Parshat No’ach. Phil Chernofsky talks about Noah and the ark and dissects a classic Bill Cosby routine 

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2éme Cour de Torah sur la paracha Noa par Avy 
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L’ une des explication sur le fait que Noa apporta le repos au monde . En quoi sa nous parle 
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After the destruction of civilization in the great flood a new generation arose and searched for a way to immortalize itself – so that their existence would withstand any new natural disasters. They gathered in the Tigris-Euphrates valley and there built the great city that would be called Nineveh. And to guarantee that their achievements would be forever remembered, they embarked on building a colossal structure – a great tower pointing towards – and seemingly even touching – the sky. It was the first ancestor of our modern-day skyscrapers. This was the great technological leap forward in the discovery of creating bricks as a building material, which enabled such a project to be…

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La paracha de la semaine : Noa’h. La purification 
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La paracha en 5 minutes. 5 minutes sur la paracha de cette semaine Noa’h par le Rav 
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Chalom,

Paracha de la semaine : Noah 5774

Feuillet dédié à la réussite matérielle et spirituelle de Jean-Yves Guez- La mission de Noa’h : accepter ses responsabilité
– Les lettres de l’alphabet ont traversé les cieux
– Pourquoi la vieillesse ?
– Perle : “Punir un homme c’est…” (Baal Chem Tov)
– Récit : A quand les trois étoiles dans le ciel ?
– Halakha : Réciter une bénédiction, proche des toilettesVous avez la possibilité de dédier un prochain feuillet pour toute occasion :http://www.torah-box.com/dons/chavoua-tov/

Cours de Torah

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

La débauche, c’est consommer son monde futur ici-bas (de Rav Raphaël SADIN)
Quel est le problème dans la débauche, le laisser-aller… d’après le Maharal de Prague.
Beth-Hamikdach : savoir se taire au bon moment (de Rav Ariel GAY)
Etude brillante de la page 56 du traité Guittin dans le Talmud, sur la destruction du Beth-Hamikdach.
Noa’h : qui sont les véritables enfants d’un individu ? (de Rav Avraham DRAI)
La jalousie entre frères et soeurs (de Rav Elie LEMMEL)

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Monde de la Torah – [Vidéo] 50.000 au Kotel pour Rav ‘Haïm Ovadia Yossef !

2 Octobre 2013

Qui peut réunir une foule aussi nombreuse en quelques heures ? Dimanche dernier, 29 septembre 2013, se sont réunis 50.000 personnes au Mur occidental afin de prier pour la guérison du grand maître de la génération, Rav (‘Haïm) Ovadia Yossef, hospitalisé actuellement.

Etaient également présents : le fils du Rav et nouveau Grand Rabbin d’Israel, Rav Itshak Yossef; Rav Chalom Cohen, Rav Reouven Elbaz, Rav Arié Derhy.

Ce dernier a galvanisé la foule après une longue période de Téfila en annonçant une amélioration de l’état de santé du rav, comme il est écrit que “la prière d’un grand public n’est jamais repoussé“.

Hier, mardi 1er octobre 2013, le Rav Ovadia a passé toute la journée les yeux ouverts, pour la première fois depuis son hospitalisation. Continuons à lui montrer notre grande reconnaissance en priant et étudiant la Torah pour sa guérison, Amen.

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Noa’h – Noa’h : l’importance de la gratitude (hakarat hatov)

2 Octobre 2013

Il est écrit dans notre paracha Noa’h : « ‘Hachem descendit pour voir la ville et la tour que les fils d’Adamconstruisaient. Hachem dit : “Voici une nation qui partage un langage commun et c’est ainsi qu’ils ont commencé à agir !” » (Beréchit, 11:5-6.)

Rachi, sur les mots « les fils d’Adam » commente : « Les fils de qui d’autre pouvaient-ils être ? De l’âne ? Du chameau ? En fait, de par leurs actes, ils montraient qu’ils étaient les fils d’Adam Harichon, qui avait fait preuve d’ingratitude en disant : “La femme que Tu m’as donnée…”. Ces personnes furent pareillement ingrates en se rebellant contre Celui qui leur prodiguait ses bienfaits et les avait sauvés du déluge. »

En nous racontant l’épisode de la tour de Babel, la Thora fait allusion à un grave défaut dont ces nations se rendirent coupables en construisant une tour qui servirait à combattre D.

Rachi, citant le Midrach, nous informe qu’Hachem les compara à leur ancêtre, Adam qui fut ingrat ; quand il commit la faute de manger du fruit interdit, il accusa Hachem d’avoir créé la femme qui l’incita à fauter. En réalité, Hachem lui avait procuré un grand bienfait en lui accordant une partenaire. De même, Hachem sauva Noa’h du déluge et au lieu d’apprécier Sa bonté, les descendants de Noa’h voulurent se battre contre Lui.

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Monde de la Torah – [en Direct] Rav ‘Haïm Ovadia Yossef : combat pour la vie de notre maître

1er Octobre 2013

L’état de santé de notre maître, Rav Ovadia Yossef, s’est brusquement dégradé. En proie à des problèmes de respiration, il a été opéré dimanche dernier 22 Septembre afin de lui implanter un ‘pacemaker’ (stimulateur cardiaque).

Il se trouve actuellement dans l’unité de soins intensifs de l’hôpital ‘Hadassa Ein Kerem’ à Jerusalem dans un état de faiblesse extrêmement dangereux puisque respirant de façon artificielle.

Le prénom ‘Haïm (vie) lui a été ajouté afin d’aider à son rétablissement. L’ensemble des rabbanim, des Guédolim, toutes tendances confondues, demandent à chacun de s’arrêter dans ses préoccupations et de prier pour la guérison de celui qu’on appelle ‘Maran’.

[Message de l’équipe Torah-Box à tous ses internautes]Le Rav Ovadia Yossef est sans conteste un pilier du monde. Il protège l’état d’Israel, et tous les Juifs où qu’ils se trouvent. Il est un pilier de la Torah, du ‘Hessed (charité) et de la Ahavat Israel (amour du prochain). Il a donné sa vie entière pour son peuple, sans relâche. Chacun de nous a été influencé par ses décisions halakhiques.

Par reconnaissance, nous devons chacun consacrer au moins quelques minutes à prier, étudier et surtout changer de comportement et prendre dès maintenant des nouvelles résolutions dans notre service divin… tout ceci pour déchirer les cieux et faire agréer nos prières afin que ‘Maran’ revienne à son état normal, continue de diriger le peuple, terminer la rédaction de ses précieux livres et nous protéger.

Réunissez vos enfants pour lire des Téhilim, prenez la décision de vous renforcer dans la Tsniout, partez étudier dans votre centre d’étude le plus proche.

>> Dirigez chacune de vos Mitsvot pour la guérison complète du Rav ‘Haïm Ovadia ben Gourgia.

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Pureté Familiale – Rav Yochiahou Pinto : “De bonnes racines pour nos enfants !”

1er Octobre 2013

Extrait d’un cours du Tsadik Rav Yochiahou Pinto, que l’équipe Torah-Box vous offre sous forme d’article et d’une vidéo, pour la guérison de notre maître, Rav ‘Haim Ovadia Yossef ben Gourgia.

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Temps Messianique – Le suicide d’Amanda Todd & la fin des temps

1er Octobre 2013

Souvent, à la suite d’une grande catastrophe, certaines personnes (toutes religions confondues) affirment que la fin du monde approche. Le 11 septembre, la guerre de Gog et Magog, l’ouragan Katrina, l’apocalypse… (Le Talmud dans Avoda Zara 8a nous raconte qu’Adam HaRichon paniqua dès les premiers jours d’hiver. Il ne savait pas que les jours allaient en raccourcissant et crut que c’était la fin du monde !)

Bien que je ne puisse rayer ces événements, un incident à plus petite échelle me convainquit que la fin du monde était proche : le suicide de l’adolescente Amanda Todd, âgée de 15 ans.

Vous n’avez peut-être pas entendu l’histoire d’Amanda Todd. J’en fus informé par quelqu’un qui répondit à l’un des textes que j’avais écrits sur les adolescents brimés. Voici brièvement son histoire :

Il y a trois ans, quand Amanda était en 5ème (elle devait alors avoir environ 12 ans), elle « tchattait » avec un inconnu – qui s’avéra être d’au moins 15 ans son aîné. Celui-ci la persuada de se dévêtir. Il la photographia et utilisa le cliché comme outil de chantage. En fin de compte, le persécuteur d’Amanda envoya par e-mail la photo de sa victime à toutes ses connaissances – amis, famille et camarades de classe.

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Torah-Box & vous – Concours “Glace & repas de pain”, jusqu’à dimanche 6 !

30 Septembre 2013

Concours pour gagner le tout nouveau livre des Editions Torah-Box : “Les Aventures de Yaacov ben Israel“, le premier livre-jeu de Torah dont le lecteur est le “héros” ! (à partir de 13 ans jusqu’à l’âge adulte). Vous le recevrez directement par voie postale.

Le gagnant sera celui qui répondra le plus précisément à la question suivante avec le maximum de précisions (sources, raisons, détails,…) avant dimanche 6 octobre à 12h.

Question :  Doit-on prononcer une bénédiction sur une glace que l’on mange en dessert à la fin d’un repas où l’on a consommé du pain ? Pourquoi ?

Vos réponses peuvent être postées en commentaires ci-dessous, ou envoyées par email à :jonathan@torah-box.com

Le nom du gagnant apparaitra sur cette même page, dimanche dans l’après-midi, avec l’aide d’Hachem.

Bé Atsla’ha à tous !

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Noa’h – Noa’h : des bêtes impurs, ou qui ne sont “pas purs” ?

30 Septembre 2013

Dans la Parachat Noa’h (7,8), il est écrit : וּמִן הַבְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר אֵינֶנָּה טְהֹרָה (“Des bêtes qui ne sont pas pures”).

Dans le Talmud, Rabbi Yéhochoua ben Lévi a enseigné : Que l’homme n’émette jamais une parole indécente de sa bouche. Nous voyons en effet que la Torah a rajouté huit lettres pour ne pas employer un langage indécent et a écrit « des bêtes qui ne sont pas pures », plutôt que « des bêtes impures » (Pessa’him 3).

Le passage talmudique ci-dessus demande une explication. En effet, le mot « impur » est employé à maintes reprises dans la Torah. Or selon le Talmud, n’aurait-il pas plutôt dû être remplacé par l’expression « qui n’est pas pur » ?

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Torah-Box & vous – Nouveauté ! Les Aventures de Yaacov ben Israël (tome 1)

29 Septembre 2013

L’équipe Torah-Box a le plaisir d’offrir aux francophones le premier livre-jeu interactif de Torah dont vous êtes « le héros ».

Tout en jouant dans une aventure dont il est l’acteur principal, le lecteur (à partir de 13 ans jusqu’à l’âge adulte!) peut enrichir ses connaissances en Torah et confirmer celles qu’il possède déjà.

Au fil des pages, selon tes réponses à des questions de judaïsme et de bon sens, tu vas faire progresser le récit et vivre une aventure pleine de rebondissements. Tu vas découvrir les grandes communautés juives en exil, et en même temps tester tes connaissances de Torah, de Loi juive et de Moussar !

Voilà un véritable “madrikh”, une sorte d’accompagnateur intéressant, encourageant… qui vous apprendra également la bonne conduite juive, les “bonnes Middot” !

Très fiers d’avoir reçus les approbations de grands maîtres comme le Rav Israel GANZ ou le Rav Yossef-‘Haim SITRUK, nous espérons que le public tirera un grand profit de cette nouvelle série de livres.

>> Feuilleter le livre-jeu

>> Obtenir le livre !

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Torah-Box & vous – Nouvelle version de l’application iphone Torah-Box (v.2)

29 Septembre 2013

1 an et demi après le lancement de notre application iPhone Torah-Box, devenue entre temps l’application de Torah la plus téléchargée par les francophones, nous sommes heureux de vous proposer une mise à jour, avec une seconde version.

Vous apprécierez certainement la navigation plus agréable, de nouvelles rubriques, la possibilité de nous envoyer vos photos et textes de Torah et… le meilleur reste à venir.

N’oubliez pas d’activer la fonction “Push” afin de recevoir nos annonces importantes !

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PhoTorah – PhoTorah de la semaine : 25 Tichri 5774

29 Septembre 2013

” Comment acquérir l’amour de l’étude de la Torah ? “

Au début, il faut utiliser des moyens externes, jalouser les étudiants assidus et les grands érudits en lisant des ouvrages qui témoignent de l’amour enflammé que portaient nos Sages à l’étude. On peut lire aussi des textes
qui traitent de la grandeur de la Torah, ce qui nous amènera à vouloir nous rapprocher d’elle.

Mais le désir profond pour elle ne viendra qu’après avoir investi ses forces selon la règle : celui qui étudie n’a pas forcément envie d’étudier, mais il finira par en avoir envie. C’est pourquoi il faut mener parallèlement les deux démarches.” (Rav Yaakov-Israel Lugassy)

 

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Techouva – 6 raisons de se hâter à faire Téchouva

29 Septembre 2013

1. La possibilité de faire Téchouva est un avantage au-delà de nos droits stricts et si nous avons eu le privilège de nous éveiller aujourd’hui, qui dit que nous l’aurons encore par la suite ?

2. Qui peut garantir que les préoccupations qui font que nous tardons à faire Téchouva ne vont pas aller en s’intensifiant ?

3. Celui qui tarde à faire Téchouva augmente ses « dettes », semblable à un débiteur qui, au lieu de rembourser, les amplifie. Plus il tardera, plus il lui sera difficile de « rembourser ».

4. Il mourra peut-être sans avoir eu l’occasion de faire Téchouva.

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Berechit – Berechit : la détermination, seul moyen de contrôle du Yetser Hara

27 Septembre 2013

Lors de la fameuse histoire de Caïn et Abel, la Thora nous prodigue la toute première leçon sur le yétser hara (le mauvais penchant) ; quand Hachem ignora l’offrande de Caïn et qu’il accepta celle d’Abel, Caïn eut une réaction négative. « Caïn était très en colère, son visage fut abattu. » Suite à cela, Hachem prévint Caïn des conséquences probables de sa réaction. « Hachem dit à Caïn : « Pourquoi es-tu fâché, pourquoi ton visage est-il abattu ? N’est-ce pas que si tu agis correctement, tu seras pardonné ? Mais sinon, la faute est tapie à la porte, elle t’attend ; malgré tout, tu la domineras. »

Le Kli Yakar explique ce verset énigmatique grâce à une guemara dans Berakhot ; le Talmud compare leyétser hara à une mouche. Il précise que la mouche n’a pas assez de force pour écorcher la peau d’une personne si cette dernière n’est pas blessée, mais lorsqu’elle trouve un accès, elle a suffisamment de force pour élargir une plaie et l’envenimer. De même, le yétser hara n’est pas assez puissant pour mettre à nu la faiblesse de quelqu’un qui n’a pas trébuché dans sa avodat Hachem (son service de D.).

Par contre, quand l’individu s’affaiblit, il crée une brèche par laquelle le yétser hara peut entrer et inciter la personne à commettre d’autres fautes. C’est ainsi que l’on peut expliquer la guemara dans Chabbat qui affirme : « Celui qui vient fauter, cela lui est ouvert (permis) ». Le Kli Yakar explique que l’ouverture évoquée est celle que l’homme a faite pour laisser le yétser hara entrer et agrandir la brèche jusqu’à ce que la blessure devienne incicatrisable.

Le yétser hara se tient à l’entrée, il attend que la personne chancelle, or si cette dernière ne trébuche pas, elle pourra dominer le yétser hara, parce qu’il n’aura pas la force de l’inciter à fauter si elle reste ferme dans sa avodat Hachem. Par contre, si elle faute, même de façon minime, le yétser hara peut entrer par l’ouverture et il sera alors beaucoup plus difficile de surmonter ses tentations. Hachem prévint Caïn qu’il était sur le point de tomber dans le piège du yétser hara en lui ouvrant la porte. Caïn ne tint pas compte de l’avertissement d’Hachem et préféra affronter Abel, ce qui permit au yétser hara de prendre le pouvoir et de l’inciter à commettre ce terrible meurtre.

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Parashat Noah

Why Does Noah Need a Rainbow?
Doesn’t Noah already trust in God after he’s been saved from the flood? Isn’t the rainbow covenant a bit superfluous? MORE>

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Noahsummary of the portion

Haftarah for Noahsummary of the haftarah

When Life Changesfrom Torah Topics for Today

Biblical Affirmative Action, from Hillel

Noah in His Generationfrom Jewish Outreach Initiative

The Earth Was Filled With Violencefrom AJWS

The Power of Languagefrom Women of Reform Judaism

Lessons From the Floodfrom Orthodox Union

Accessing God in a Man-Made Worldfrom Orthodox Union

Was God in Labor?, a recap from Kveller

Section Jewish Culture & Yiddish: 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection videos and feeds in each section

 

Iraqi Jewish Treasures Displayed in DC Before Being Shipped Back Tablet Magazine

While international law may be clear—belligerent troops may not cart away the cultural treasures of a conquered nation—for many Jews, the law doesn’t seem to 

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Jews will continue to circumciseIsrael Hayom

Jews will continue to circumcise  when he classified the Jewish faith as a primitive hindrance to the progress of Hellenistic culture and outlawed circumcision.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Ron Frank on the Impact of the Catskills and Shalom Life

“Why are there so many Jewish comedians?” The new documentary When Comedy Went to School aims to answer that age-old question by profiling some of 

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Israeli Christians Declare Fealty to the Jewish StateThe Jewish Press

Israeli Christians Declare Fealty to the Jewish State  a closer affinity to Israel and the Jewishpeople, which their culture and religion originally derived from.

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Iran’s Jewish community reflects a complicated relationship with IsraelWashington Post
But one group that rejects such claims is Iran’s large community of Jews, a lasting reminder of the long relationship between Persian and Jewish culture that 

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The case against assimilationJewish Telegraphic Agency

Roth directs his spiel not at “the very small Orthodox community” or “genetic essentialists,” but rather cultural Jews like himself, who, he maintains, feel anxious 

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Jet Black: Breathing new life into old ideas?Nottingham Post (blog)

Despite not being religious, I want, maybe even need, to honour and keep my Jewish culture. They are a vital aspect of my roots. So, while I may balk at the idea 

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EXCLUSIVE: Mohawk-Jewish Art Curator, Steve Loft, Discusses Shalom Life

The dominant theme in Loft’s exhibit is the fact that until now, there has only been one perspective of indigenous and aboriginal cultures being collectively taught 

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Question for Jews: religion or ancestry?Columbus Dispatch

Sixty-two percent of Jews surveyed say that being Jewish is mainly a matter of ancestry and/orculture, while 15 percent say it is mainly a matter of religion.

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The Jewish Learning Institute to open branch in Lake MaryHeritage Florida Jewish News

“At the heart of Jewish culture there has always been Jewish learning—an engaged and vibrant meeting of minds,” explains Majesky, “We’re excited to be able 

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The end of culture?The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

The recent news that the New York-based Foundation for Jewish Culturewill go out of business next year after more than a half century of activity sends an 

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Two-day celebration at UMaine highlights Jewish cultureBangor Daily News

ORONO, Maine — The North American debut of Orchester Jakobsplatz Munich at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine Oct. 17 will highlight 

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Breakthrough Jew – Rebecca SklootShalom Life

Skloot is the New York Times best-selling author of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which is currently being adapted for an HBO film by Oprah Winfrey.

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U.S. debut is homecoming for Klezmerson’s ShwartzThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Benjamin Shwartz wants to apologize for his English. The 38-year-old Mexico City-based composer and founder of the Latin-infused klezmer band Klezmerson 

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Nursery group opens nursery in Jewish cultural centreNursery World (subscription)

An artist’s impression of the JW3 Centre in North London The setting opened on 9 September on the top floor of the £50 million JW3 building. It brings the chain’s 

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The Vanishing American Jew?

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
The recent Pew Report on Jewish identity is a wake-up call for all of us.

A Black South African, Israel & Apartheid

by Prager University
Is the charge that Israel is an apartheid state valid or a slander? Who better to answer this question than someone who lived in a real apartheid state.

How Rebbetzin Heller Changed My Life

by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
In memory of Rabbi Dovid Heller, of blessed memory.

Just Do It

by Rivki Silver
Why I observe Judaism even when I don’t feel like it.

Tough Teachers

by Emuna Braverman
The gift of great expectations.

JconnecT

by Laurie Rappeport
Hebrew school for the 21st century.

Just Breathe: Comparing Yourself to Others

by Rabbi Tzvi Sytner
No two people are the same.
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A Leg to Stand On

by Andrea Kahn
At 13, Yitzy Haber decided to have his cancerous leg amputated. He’s never looked back.

The Often Invisible Non-Jews

by Dr. Simon Yisrael Feuerman
Acknowledging the gentiles who keep our synagogues running.

My Most Important Piece of Marriage Advice

by Mrs. Lori Palatnik
Marriage isn’t a partnership; it’s a merger.

Honey, Your Success is Shrinking Me

by Rabbi Yaakov Salomon
Men have a hard time when the women around them do well.

Embarrassed by Spouse

by Emuna Braverman
No matter what, we should always have our spouse’s back.

Dear Emuna: Different Parenting Styles

by Emuna Braverman
He thinks I’m overprotective and I think he’s not careful enough.

Shabbat: God’s Perfect Universe

by Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld
Why we rest on Shabbat.
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The Year of The Seed

by David A. Linn
A college student infiltrates and exposes a messianic cult.
Cities across Europe celebrate Day of Jewish CultureJerusalem Post

Finally, in 2004 the AEPJ (European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage) was created in order to co-ordinate the 

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Two-day celebration at UMaine highlights Jewish cultureBangor Daily News

Two-day celebration at UMaine highlights Jewish culture  will highlight two days of music, lectures and film celebrating Jewish culture and honoring its history.

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Festival films highlight Jewish history, cultureYoungstown Vindicator

The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, now in its 11th year, will screen six films this month that explore facets of Jewish life, history and culture. The festival 

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Iran’s Jewish community reflects a complicated relationship with IsraelWashington Post

But one group that rejects such claims is Iran’s large community of Jews, a lasting reminder to the long relationship between Persian and Jewish culture that 

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Cemetery facelift ‘reparation’ for expulsion, Spanish Jewish leader Jewish Telegraphic Agency

29, marked as the European Day of Jewish Culture, in the presence of representatives of the Jewish community of Spain. Isaac Querub, president of the 

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Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (1933 – 1941)US-China Institute

With the aid of Iraqi Jews living in Shanghai, and later of Russian Jewish locals  This international conference on Shanghai culture, “Cosmopolitan Shanghai,” 

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Parenting: When a good eater goes pickySan Jose Mercury News

Crackers and cookies might seem like typical fare for a 2-year-old, but, in my Persian Jewish culture, home cooking is synonymous with sound parenting.

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Weekly Schmooze: Thanksgivukkah’s around the cornerJerusalem Post

Jewish culture news worldwide: Stream HAIM’s new album; Lena loves Blerta;  Meanwhile, three Jewish sisters are taking the indie rock scene by storm.

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Jonathan Franzen’s Love Letter to the Doyen of Jewish Intellectual Tablet Magazine

Still, these essays are worth struggling with, not least for the light they shed on the dilemmas of German Jewish culture in one of its most glorious phases. Thanks 

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Can Drake reinvent the Toronto Raptors à la Jay-Z?The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

From left: Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri, rapper Drake and President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tim Leiwekea after an 

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Pakistan’s ‘Jewish‘ rootsHaaretz (blog)

Established just a year before the State of Israel, Pakistan’s founders were well aware of the parallels between themselves and the Zionists. By Simon J.

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Three talks kick off new Jewish Studies seasonTwin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

The ethnographers collected Jewish religious manuscripts and culturalartifacts, and snapped hundreds of photographs of Jewish daily life and material culture.

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Jewish Plays Project Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Jewish Broadway World

We believe that jewish identity and culture are specific manifestations of universal human cravings for spiritual, ethical, moral and worldly joy. “Matrilineal 

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Gene Demby | NPR | October 1st, 2013, 5:39pm89.3 KPCC

A big survey by the Pew Center is out today on Jewish life in America, and it shows a stark shift away from religious belief and toward cultural identification.

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World must battle racism every day, Yair Lapid tells Hungarian MPs Jerusalem Post

Hungary still has one of the largest and oldest Jewish communities in Europe, and Jewish culture has flourished there in recent years, despite the decimation of 

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Increasing Number of Jews Are Not Religious: Pew StudyWall Street Journal

“In America, being Jewish is not just a matter of religion. We found that being Jewish, for most people, is mainly about ancestry and culture,” said Alan 

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What Pew’s Jewish poll reveals about the faithful —and faithlessWashington Post (blog)

The greatest surprise in the new Pew study of U.S. Jews and Jewish identity,  of the custodians ofJewish culture who are commenting on the study and its 

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Italy’s president joins European Day of Jewish Culture ceremonyJewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) — Italian President Giorgio Napolitano participated in ceremonies in Naples launching Italian observances of the annual European Day of Jewish Culture.

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A Portrait of Jewish AmericansThe Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by 

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Poll: American Jews identifying as more cultural, less religiousWashington Post (blog)

What primarily makes someone Jewish — a sense of humor and an emphasis on justice work, or following Jewish law and believing in God? A new poll out 

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Judaism: Rome’s chief rabbi, our ecology in BibleANSAmed

 at an event in the Italian capital on Sunday to mark the European Day of Jewish Culture The Jewish interpretation is completely different’, said Di Segni.

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When Hollywood’s Jewish moguls took their cues from BerlinHaaretz

Though it sometimes overreaches, Ben Urwand’s provocative book on the time the American movie industry tailored its scripts to the dictates of the Third Reich is 

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Jewish Cultural Centre JW3 Opens in LondonIBTimes.co.uk

Welcome to London’s newest postcode: JW3. Here, in a suburban side-street just off Finchley Road, you can find exhibitions, take cookery classes, attend 

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European Day of Jewish Culture—Today!The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

If you’re in Europe today — Sept. 29 — chances are that there are Jewish cultural events going on for you to visit. Today marks the annual European Day of 

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CAJE storytelling program a real hitSun-Sentinel

One mother of a two-year-old girl is thrilled that her daughter now knows the words to the “Eentsy, Weentsy Akavich.” One grandmother of a five-year-old girl and 

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Slovenia Marks European Day of Jewish HeritageSTA – Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija (subscription)

The Centre of Jewish Culture – Synagogue Maribor, the national coordinator of the events, said in a press release that the cities where the events were being 

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Throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the modern era, there were flourishing Jewish communities in Italy. Italian Jews had their own unique culture and lifestyle as well as their own customs and individual ritual for prayer and worship. Their synagogues were and are things of beauty, containing many fascinating Jewish artifacts. Travel with Rabbi Berel Wein as he introduces you to the world of Don Isaac Abarbanel, Rabbi Meir of Padua, the contrast of Spanish and Italian Jewry, as well as a Jewish view of the Vatican.

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 This series represents some of the thoughts of the great biblical commentators of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, set in their times and place, with their unique problems and struggles clearly reflected in their approaches to these Torah topics. Over the past number of years Rabbi Berel Wein has taught portions of these commentaries on Friday mornings at Beit Knesset HaNassi in Jerusalem. Now available for wider distribution, those listening to these lectures will certainly be uplifted, educated and inspired by the fabulous insights of some of these great scholars of Israel.

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Great Mothers of Israel
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Rabbi Wein compares sixteenth century Tsfat to a little pond full of big fish. With the greatest Torah scholars living in one small town, controversy was inevitable. Yet within this intense environment emerged one of the greatest innovations in Jewish thought – the popularization of Kabbalah. Understanding the background and history of the great men of Tsfat, and the momentous issues they debated, broadens our understanding not only of their times but of our current Jewish world.
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Cultural pride, and unlikely guests, at Kurdish Jewish festival

The Times of Israel-29.09.2013
Ben Yosef’s uncle, Aviv Shimoni, the leader of the community at the … old people, but I saw young people dancing, singing, it was really great. …the history of Kurdistan’s Jews, Mordechai Yona directed volunteers …built palaces near the City of David, and became famous in Jewish lore as Heleni HaMalka.

Songs to Atone By: Dylan, Jolson, Streisand, Oysher

Jewish Daily Forward (blog)-13.09.2013
It’s a variation on the “Jazz Singer” theme with Oysher playing a young …Here’s an excellent Hasidishe version, sung by Mordechai Ben-David.

Iranian Jews in Israel Skeptical About RouhaniThe Media Line

Salome Worch was born in Iran, grew up and spent most of her adult life there. The daughter of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, she was registered as a 

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Brain Cancer Therapy Discovered in IsraelThe Jewish Press

A postdoctoral fellow at Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School identified a genetic protein involved in the development of glioblastoma, a common and 

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When Israel is attacked, Jews must step upNew Jersey Jewish News

If you’ve been trying to get into New York City lately, especially anywhere on the east side, you know that traffic is jammed because of the United Nations 

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Jewish Family Escapes Lynch Mob, but Trauma RemainsArutz Sheva

Jewish Family Escapes Lynch Mob, but Trauma Remains. Jewish family struggles with physical, emotional scars from attack by Arab mob in Jerusalem.

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Video: Newark Mayor Delivers a Dvar Torah | CrownHeights.info zalman

Corey Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey and Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, delivers a Dvar Torah based on Chasidus’ interpretation of the Posuk 

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Gematriot – Revealing Torah Secrets: #193 – The All-Encompassing shimonmatisyahu

Speaking of the number five, the word Simcha (happiness), the basis of the name of the holiday Simchat Torah, has the same letters as the word Chamisha (five) 

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What’s behind the rainbow?Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

The words for this blessing are rooted in this week’s Torah portion, Noah. In one of the most iconic biblical stories, God directs Noah to create a colossal boat 

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The world’s oldest Jewish prayer book? Hebrew text predates Daily Mail

Hebrew text predates earliest known copy of the Torah by four CENTURIES  claims the book predates the earliest Torah scrolls ever found by around 400 

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JEC offers ‘Hi-Tech TorahJewish News of Greater Phoenix

The Jewish Enrichment Center begins its “Hi-Tech Torah: Applying timeless Torah wisdom to modern-day technology” series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the 

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Female Soldier Makes History by Being Called to the TorahShalom Life

A female IDF soldier has made history by being the first woman to be called to the torah to say the proper blessings, something normally only reserved for males, 

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Women of the Wall Blame Gov’t for Their Damaged Torah ScrollThe Jewish Press

The Women of the Wall are unhappy again. Yes, they can read from theTorah, but now that have no scroll. It was damaged by dampness, and WoW blames the 

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Local rabbi’s historical thriller promotes modern view of TorahSt. Louis Jewish Light

Yes, because it was there that I have been explaining the documentary hypothesis—the construction of the Torah as a series of documents. But questions 

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Rav E. MelamedVegetarianism or Meat Consumption? What the Arutz Sheva

The main rule is that animals should be treated humanely and fairly, and the Torah prohibits causing harm to animals. In addition, it is not only forbidden to harm 

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Zebulon and Issachar: Closing the Chasm Between Business Huffington Post

The concluding section of the Torah includes Moshe’s last speech, given during his final day on earth. Before departing, Moshe blessed the 12 tribes, including 

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Sacred inheritance for humankindSt. Louis Jewish Light

Twenty-four spare the animals. All of them indicate human survivors. Noah is identified as the first tzaddik, or righteous person in Torah. He is also referenced as 

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Hareidi MKs Furious at Religious Zionists over Foreign StudentsArutz Sheva

Amid other angry remarks by hareidi MKs, Moshe Gafni (United TorahJudaism) warned Bayit Yehudi’s (Jewish Home) MK Nissan Slomiansky, the head of the 

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Celebrating the TorahSun-Sentinel

Throughout most of the year, Beth Torah Congregation in Miami restored the parchments of a Torah scroll that was written in 1890 and rescued from The 

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Temple unwraps Torah scroll to celebrate holidaySun-Sentinel

According to Temple Dor Dorim’s Rabbi Norman Lipson, “Simchat Torah is a joyous festival in which we affirm our view of the Torah as a tree of life and 

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Torah & Norman SolomonThe Jewish Press

Having just celebrated Simchat Torah, the festival of the Torah, the question of its source and authority remains at the very center of our current religious debate.

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Answering the CallChabad.org

The early history of humanity as told in the Torah is a series of disappointments. G‑d gives human beings freedom, which they then misuse. Adam and Eve eat 

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R’ Eliezer Knew More Science than R’ YehoshuaThe Jewish Press (blog)

The Torah Temimah explains what R’ Eliezer means using (then) modern science. R’ Yehoshua is correct. The waters of the oceans are salty and unfit for 

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Noah: The Garden Versus the Tower (Noah, Genesis 6:9-11:32)Huffington Post

In the midst of the post-flood re-creation stories in this week’s Torah reading, we find two different responses to the tragedy of the world’s destruction. The first, in 

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Gafnei: The 1800 Ilui’im is a Deal BreakerYeshiva World News

Gafne added committee members compared limud Torah to general studies, adding “with all due respect to academic studies, Torah study is in another league.

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Hassidic groups remain undecided on Lion despite endorsement of Jerusalem Post

Agudat Yisrael in particular, the hassidic party of the national United Torah Judaism list, is being extremely cautious with regards to its ultimate endorsement of a 

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Tourist tip #348 / The Friday dog adoption market in Tel AvivHaaretz

You may not have thought to adopt a husky during your visit, but you can always pitch in to help, which is sanctioned by Torah. By Ruth Schuster | Oct. 2, 2013 

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Shrugging at censure, Chovevei’s Asher Lopatin articulates vision Jewish Telegraphic Agency

NEW YORK (JTA) — When Rabbi Asher Lopatin is formally installed as the new president of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah on Sunday, the program will showcase 

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The IYYUN Torah is almost complete! You can still be a part of it Rochie

Own a part of the IYYUN Community Torah. Visit the Torah Website and find out how!

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

B”H – In Judaism for gentiles there is only one way to be righteous and that is by accepting Hashem’s seven universal Noahide laws upon themselves.

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

Congregation Anshai Torah’s Wolfstein’s Deli Sets a Place at the Dallas Morning News

Students were shaking things up, specifically the lulav and etrog, symbols of the holiday of Sukkot, at the year’s launch of Wolfstein’s Deli at Congregation 

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Agudath Israel condemns Chovevei Torah for multidenominational Jewish Telegraphic Agency

With Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the liberal Orthodox rabbinical school founded by Rabbi Avi Weiss, set to install Rabbi Asher Lopatin as its new president next 

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Female soldier gets called to Torah in IDF synagogueIsrael Hayom

Female soldier called to recite blessings over Torah portion for the first time on Simchat Torah holiday • Religious soldiers at base synagogue felt the event 

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TorahTorahTorah! To be on view at the MetExaminer.com

Mishneh Torah by Moses Maimonides with illustrations by the Master of the Barbo Missal. MishnehTorah by Moses Maimonides with illustrations by the Master 

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Zionists behavior not in line with Talmud, Torah– Jewish lawmakerAhlul Bayt News Agency – abna.ir

Zionists behavior not in line with Talmud, Torah– Jewish lawmaker. The representative of the Jewish community in Iran’s Majlis (Parliament) Siamak Mare Sedq 

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Hareidi MK Threatens to Leave Committee on Army EnlistmentArutz Sheva

The quota would see 1,800 students able to continue full-time Torahstudies, with all remaining hareidi students allowed three years of study from the age of 18 

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Parting Gifts From God: The End of the Jewish HolidaysHuffington Post

This is how we end the holidays — rejoicing on Simchat TorahTorah, the timeless, portable, sublime vehicle that allows the Jewish people connect to God, 

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Irvine STEM course encourages failure and innovationOCRegister (subscription)

For nearly two hours a day, in a Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School science lab, teachers avoid answering questions, and students are encouraged to fail 

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Gur: Rebbe Plays a Pivotal Role in FundraisingYeshiva World News

As part of the Gerrer Chassidus’ motzei Simchas Torah 5774 appeal, it was announced that 200 chassidim willing to part with a minimum of $50,000 will merit 

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P’sul Found in Sefer Torah in Rav Kanievsky’s Vosikin MinyanYeshiva World News

kann During kriyas HaTorah on Shabbos morning parshas Bereshis 5774 the Sefer Torah in HaGaon HaRav Chaim Kanievsky’s Shlita minyan was found to be 

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50-day Holy Day food drive a successHuntington Herald Dispatch

Thursday was the last holiday of the season — Simchat Torah — Rejoicing in Torah. It also marked the end of our 50-day High Holy Day food drive to benefit the 

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Reconciling with God after Auschwitzthejewishchronicle.net

NEW YORK — Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, is bracketed by two ShabbatTorah portions in which God proclaims his intention to hide his 

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MK Lipman and activist Haimovich hope to bring Meatless Monday Jerusalem Post

This week’s upcoming Torah portion says, “every moving thing that lives shall be food for you,” but at least one rabbi is looking to limit meat intake. Meatless 

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Your spouse — if against you — is helping?Intermountain Jewish News

ONE would think that the most important relationship in life, the marital relationship, receives much attention in the Torah. One would be wrong.?Besides the 

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Haredi parties kick off their Jerusalem election campaignJerusalem Post

United Torah Judaism, the mainstream national haredi party, published advertisements in the haredi daily newspapers for the first time on Sunday with the 

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Israeli pianist Gortler returns Oct. 27Cleveland Jewish News

Cuyahoga Community College’s annual Classical Piano Recital Series returns with a concert byIsraeli pianist Daniel Gortler at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at the 

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Netanyahu: The Jews are Home – And We’re Not LeavingArutz Sheva

Israel wants to make peace with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Arab world, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the United Nations during his 

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40% of US Jews: God Gave Israel to JewsCleveland Jewish News

Jews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew 

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Arab Leftist gets Community Service in Rape CaseArutz Sheva

He met his victim on a mainstream news website in early 2012. Athamneh posed as a 25-year-old named Amir – a common name among Jewish Israelis – and 

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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII Praised for Denouncing AntisemitismThe Jewish Press

“For us in the Jewish community, Popes John Paul II and John XXIII have already  resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israel news for Jewish 

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Zoey Sara ZelmanCleveland Jewish News

Zoey Sara Zelman, daughter of Ivy and David Zelman, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood. She attends Hathaway Brown 

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Indians return to postseason; fans again catch playoff fever
The bourgeois days of the ’90s – when as early as Opening Day, Indians fans enjoyed the luxury of planning their October around an almost-certain playoff run – have faded into history. (full story)

CJN Inside Politics: Beachwood Mayoral Debate ‘SOLD OUT’
It took just 20 minutes for the “CJN Inside Politics: Beachwood Mayoral Debate” to be a “sell out!” (full story)

Watch: Ben Stiller, James Franco in Arcade Fire’s new video
In this era of tiny attention spans, 22 minutes seems like a long time to spend watching a music video on your computer. (full story)

Netanyahu warns: If necessary, Israel will stop Iran on its own
Israel is prepared to strike on its own if Iran is poised to obtain a nuclear weapon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly. (full story)


Today’s Best Bet
National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland section opening fall meeting, 1 p.m., Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood. $20. Purchase tickets at 216-378-2204 orwww.ncjwcleveland.org.
This Day in History
1943: The first Jewish paratroopers from Palestine landed in the Balkans. Many of them had been chosen because they were born in the region and spoke the languages of the land like natives. These Jews agreed to help organize non-Jewish underground units on behalf of the British war effort. The British agreed to let them aid other Jews once they had completed their primary mission. The British also made it clear that they would not offer support for this secondary party of the mission.

‘Bethlehem’ wins six Israeli OscarsCleveland Jewish News

JERUSALEM — The Israeli film “Bethlehem” won six Ophir Awards and will represent Israel at the Academy Awards. Israel’s equivalent of the Oscars was held 

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Israel Holocaust museum awards Arab who saved JewsKFVS

AP National News VideoMore>>  to a belief that recognizing the Jewish genocide could add legitimacy to Israel’s existence, Yad Vashem’s website argues.

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Denmark Grapples with Past Relations with Nazi GermanyArutz Sheva

Among the thousands of Jews smuggled out of Denmark was the father of Bent Bluednikow, a historian who is now a journalist at the Berlingskenewspaper.

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Greek PM to Dismantle Golden Dawn Neo-Nazi PartyThe Jewish Press

 said at an American Jewish Committee reception in his honor on Monday.  resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israelnews for Jewish 

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Another Reason to Make Aliyah :Israel’s Jobless Rate DropsThe Jewish Press

The jobless rate in August was 6.1 percent, compared with a 7.3 percent in the United States. The rate for September is expected to remain the same. However 

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Hungary vows to fight anti-semitismJerusalem Post

Hungary still has one of the largest and oldest Jewish communities in Europe,  several times vilified Jews and the state of Israel in speeches in parliament, where it  and said in a newspaperinterview Jobbik was a real danger to democracy.

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Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody
What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? (full story)

New study: 6.8 million Jews living in U.S.
An estimated 6.8 million Jews live in the United States, with 65 percent of them concentrated in six states, according to a new study. (full story)

Overcoming bureaucratic tangle, producers bring Jerusalem IMAX film to screen
Five years in the making, the first IMAX film ever made about Jerusalem is as much a visual tour de force as a marvel of cultural diplomacy. (full story)

Mandel JCC Jewish FilmFest ticket giveaway
The CJN is giving away five Mandel JCC Leonard Krieger movie packages. To enter, call 216-342-5216or send an email to editorial@cjn.org and leave your name, daytime telephone number and email. Winners will be selected at random to each receive two tickets to a movie. Entries must reach us by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Winners will be notified by telephone and must claim their prizes at the CJN.


Today’s Best Bet
“Japanese Relics” discussion with Erwin Edelman hosted by the Women of Fairmount Temple, 1 p.m., Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood. 216-464-1187 orwww.fairmounttemple.org.

This Day in History
2012: A movie based on Mark Zuckerberg and the founding years of Facebook, “The Social Network,” was released today.

Israel museum awards Arab who saved Jews in WWIIKWQC 6

Israel museum awards Arab who saved Jews in WWII – News and Weather For …. honoring an Egyptian doctor who risked his life to rescueJews during World 

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ABC network orders pilot based on Israeli bookCleveland Jewish News

Two Israeli authors are about to see their work of fiction on American television screens. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has requested a script for 

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Historic Gathering in Auschewitz to Combat Anti-SemitismArutz Sheva

In a symbolic message that anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish or Israeliissue, but a global struggle, the Israeli delegation will be joined by a large number of 

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Study Finds US Jewish Community Larger than Previously ThoughtArutz Sheva

A study released by the Steinhardt Social Reseach Institute (SSRI) and Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University has yielded some 

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Feiglin: Israel’s Strategy Against Iran has CollapsedThe Jewish Press

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish newsfrom around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you 

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Israel and Iran: Is Netanyahu Winning or Losing?OpEdNews

By Steve Weissman, Reader Supported News. If you have two Jews, you’ll have three synagogues,” my mother loved to say, and she would  fact that Iran possesses nuclear weapons, which weakens Israel strategically and is liable to cause 

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Greek paper apologizes for implicating Jewish businessman in Haaretz

The mainstream Sunday newspaper To Vima said it had named Sabby Mionis  said that Mionis may have been singled out because he isJewish and Israeli

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100 swab, seek Holocaust survivors
More than 100 people, including many Holocaust survivors, contributed samples for the genetic database of the DNA Shoah Project Sept. 29 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood. (full story)

CJN’s Jews of Interest: Bill Kap
The tiny birds in the aviary in a back room at Bill Kap Piano in East Cleveland make sounds that are music to the ears of the store’s namesake owner, a canny collector and longtime merchant of pianos and aspirations. (full story)

ABC network orders pilot based on Israeli book
Two Israeli authors are about to see their work of fiction on American television screens. (full story)

Israel, other countries warned Kenya of terror attack risk
Israel was among the countries that warned Kenya’s government about the high risk of a terrorist attack in the months before last week’s attack on a Nairobi mall. (full story)

Mandel JCC Jewish FilmFest ticket giveaway
The CJN is giving away five Mandel JCC Leonard Krieger movie packages. To enter, call 216-342-5216or send an email to editorial@cjn.org and leave your name, daytime telephone number and email. Winners will be selected at random to each receive two tickets to a movie. Entries must reach us by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. Winners will be notified by telephone and must claim their prizes at the CJN.


Today’s Best Bet
Cleveland premiere of “University Circle: Creating a Sense of Place,” 5:30-8 p.m., Wolstein Building Auditorium at Case Western Reserve University, 2103 Cornell Road, Cleve. Free. Reservations recommended. 216-368-2242 or humanities.case.edu.
This Day in History
1954: The U.S.S. Nautilus, an atomic submarine, was launched by the United States Navy. The Nautilus was the first atomic powered vessel launched by the United States. It was also the progenitor of what would become America’s major “ace-in-the-hole” during the Cold War – the fleet of atomic powered submarines armed with ballistic missiles.  Admiral Hyman Rickover was the father and driving force behind the sub fleet.

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Reality check: The world has checked out of realityWashington Times

The internet and television are fantastic mediums to accomplish this. There is an oft-repeated debate over the status of the ‘Modern-Orthodox’ Jewish community 

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Jewish groups slam Council of Europe Assembly resolution on European Jewish Press

”Circumcision on the eighth day is nearly universally practiced among Jews, and its ban could lead to entire Jewish communities leaving Europe,” he added.

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Negligence of the state prevents Jews from attending InSerbia News

BELGRADE – Jewish community has not attended the commemoration of the victims killed in Nazi concentration camps in Serbia for years. The reason for this 

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Jewish cemetery in Malden restored to honor forgotten soulsBoston Globe

Malden once boasted a very large Jewish community that reached its peak in the 1930s and 1940s at almost 15,000, according to the Mystic River Jewish 

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Speech I Delivered At Sinai Temple For High Holy DaysThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Before the High Holy Days, Craig Taubman, a well-known Jewish musician and communityorganizer, who often helps Rabbi Wolpe lead Friday Night Live 

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Joe Lhota Claims He’s More In Sync With The Jewish CommunityYeshiva World News

lhota ohel 3 Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota knows Bill de Blasio is very popular in theJewish community, especially in the Orthodox community in 

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‘Indian Jews must play a role akin to Diaspora in US’Zee News

Ramle: Indo-Jewish community in Israel must play a role akin to the Indian and Jewish Diaspora in the US to build strong bridges of friendship between the two 

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KKBE Senior Shabbat Services program received grantMoultrie News

There is a pressing need to fund programs that enable, enrich, and engage the aging Jewish population. According to the National Jewish Population Survey 

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UK Muslim Leader Hopes London Jewish Community Center Will Algemeiner

Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, assistant secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, told the JewishNews he felt “encouraged” to see the word ‘Jewish‘ in 

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Building Bridges the Brandeis wayBrandeis University

Then the students will visit Haifa, a great example of cooperation between the Arab and Jewish communities. Last stop is Tel Aviv, to learn about Israel’s African 

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Homesh is Jewish Land – With God’s Help We Will ReturnArutz Sheva

Homesh is Jewish Land – With God’s Help We Will Return. Activists defiantly return to abandoned Jewish community, repaint symbolic menorah after it was 

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Orthodox, Reform donors open new synagogues in KievJewish Telegraphic Agency

27 dedication ceremony of the Reform synagogue and community center of  Ukraine has some 360,000 Jews, according to the European Jewish Congress.

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Charity scandal elicits little soul-searching among New York Jewish Haaretz

Rapfogel’s arrest – and the extensive charges against him – left the localJewish community, where he was widely viewed as an exemplar of effective leadership 

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MK’s Outrage at Attempt to Ban Jews from Land RegistryThe Jewish Voice

The controversy began when a group of residents from the Israeli Jewish community of Psagot, in the Binyamin region, asked to see the land registry (Tabu) in 

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EXCHANGE: Judaism adapts in RockfordDanbury News Times

15, 2013 photo, Rabbi Binah Wing speaks to the Jewish communitymembers in the  Temple Beth-El, a reformed Jewish community at 1203 Comanche Drive, 

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Sephardic Jews Call $6M Heritage Project ‘Reparation’ for Jewish Daily Forward

Isaac Querub, president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain, said during the ceremony in Avila that the rededication — paid for by the local 

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As Baby Boomer Population Grows, Chabad Reaches OutLubavitch.com

“Many of us grew up Jewish, but we never truly studied and learnt the rich depth of the Torah,” says Lapkin who moved to the 55-plus community in her late fifties 

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Pew survey of US Jews: soaring intermarriage, humor more Jweekly.com

“Our job as Jewish communal leaders is to help provide that community, meaning, connection and continuity to the Jewish community, whatever it looks like, 

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Proposed circumcision ban a ‘sign of anti-Semitism’Jerusalem Post

“This is a sign of anti-Semitism, in my opinion,” Benjamin Albalas, President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, told The Jerusalem Post on 

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The Pew Poll and The Elephant in the RoomArutz Sheva

Dr. Woolf accurately notes that stunning contrast between the American and Israeli Jewish communities, but at the same time, fails to note the “elephant in the 

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Read the survey, then count your blessingsJweekly.com

And it will always have the power to nourish and preserve a core Jewish community, even as others stake their claim as Jews on other grounds.

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No way de Blasio missed Sandinistas’ anti-SemitismNew York Post

When it came to the 50 Jews in a few families who made up Nicaragua’s entire Jewish community, the Sandinistas had only scorn and hostility, even before 

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Tunisian Jewish community targeted with impunity | Morocco World Samir Bennis

The country’s Jewish community has seen its numbers fall dramatically in recent decades, from an estimated 100,000 at the time of independence in 1956 to 

Morocco World News

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthConnecticut Jewish Ledger

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Jewish Family Service will educate and empower the community with a wellness symposium on 

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Tunisian Jewish community targeted with impunityAFP

Tunis — A Tunisian rights group on Wednesday accused the police of harassing the tiny Jewish community on the southern island of Djerba, saying it had come 

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Guide for the perplexed Israel advocateConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Jewish organizations are stepping up their Israel-advocacy efforts, not just in policy circles but on college campuses and in many Jewish communities.

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Conversation with Esther PerelConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Perel spoke with the Ledger about the particular challenges facing the Jewish family andcommunity, and how her work is informed by her unique background.

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Netanyahu at the UNConnecticut Jewish Ledger

NEW YORK, NY – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned UN delegates on Tuesday to stand firm in putting pressure on Iran to open up its nuclear 

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Torah Portion – Parshat NoachConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Many of our traditional Jewish commentaries link these three laws to the Seven Noahide Laws of universal morality to which God obligates Noah and all human 

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Oslo Accords debate continues at Los Angeles conferenceConnecticut Jewish Ledger

(JNS.org) The debate on the merits of the Oslo Accords, whose 20th anniversary passed in mid-September, continued at a Sept. 29 conference in Los Angeles.

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ADL to Honor Fairfield ResidentsConnecticut Jewish Ledger

 have committed themselves to serving the Lower Fairfield County community the UJA/Federation of Greenwich and Jewish Family Services of Greenwich.

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CNN mistranslated Rouhani Holocaust remarksConnecticut Jewish Ledger

But in general I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity including the crime the Nazis created towards the Jews is reprehensible and 

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Hartford appoints first Jewish interim assistant fire chiefConnecticut Jewish Ledger

The West Hartford resident was the first Jewish firefighter promoted to the city’s deputy fire chief in March 2011. The following April, he was selected (through 

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JTS to hold first “Jewish Women’s University for a Day”Your Houston News

“The event showcases the academic excellence of JTS and its local communal and academic partnerships in this vital Jewish community. These partnerships 

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Three talks kick off new Jewish Studies seasonTwin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

“The partnership between the Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewishcommunities of the Twin Cities is one of our central missions,” said Riv-Ellen Prell, the 

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London’s new Jewish center seek lead role in Anglo Jewry Jerusalem Post

At his office in London’s newly opened, $80 million Jewish communitycenter, Raymond Simonson fumbles with a state-of-the-art telephone switchboard. “Sorry 

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Hungary Vows Crackdown Against Anti-SemitismJewish Daily Forward

Hungary still has one of the largest and oldest Jewish communities in Europe, mostly in the capital, despite the decimation of the population in World War Two, 

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Holocaust refugees’ influences on Latin AmericaRapid City Journal

His family did not survive the Holocaust, but today Argentina has the fifth largest Jewish population, in a large part due to those refugees, Chavarria said.

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UK-based charity launches online archive of Jewish survivalJerusalem Post

The new website, he said, provides members of the Jewish community with a platform to share their own families’ “stories of survival,” as well as constituting a 

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New US Jewish population figures may allow community to ‘get JNS.org

Click photo to download. Caption: A new interactive map of the U.S.Jewish population from the Steinhardt Social Research Institute. The map can be found at 

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Italy’s president joins European Day of Jewish Culture ceremonyJewish Telegraphic Agency

The European Day of Jewish Culture, or EDJC, is loosely coordinated by the  Italy had an extensive program, with activities in some 70 towns and cities 

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IDF Foils Terror Attack Near Gaza, Ordered Jews to Remain in HomesThe Jewish Press

Terror from Gaza resumes. The army spotted two armed terrorists and opened fire before the cell could carry out an attack on a nearby Jewish community.

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London’s American-style JCC seeking lead role in Anglo Jewry Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Models portraying Adam and Eve at the Genesis-themed opening of London’s JW3 Jewish community center, Sept. 29, 2013. (Blake Ezra Photography).

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WJC welcomes support of Polish bishops for overturning of religious World Jewish Congress

The same problem was highlighted by the Union of Jewish Communities in Poland, which has applied to the Constitutional Court over the ban on kosher and 

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Planned Giving: Jewish Giving and the New World OrderSan Diego Jewish Journal

The report’s main finding confirmed what a lot of people already knew: the more connected Jewish people are to the Jewish community, the more likely they are 

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New London culture center drives forward British Jewish conversationHaaretz

A few months ago, when the permanent sign was put atop the JW3 building, the new Jewish community center that on Sunday opened on North London’s 

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Germany’s Largest Jewish Organization Is at the ‘Edge of Chaos’Jewish Daily Forward

Claudia Keller, writing in the respected newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, observed that “the situation in the Jewish community has reached an unprecedented low 

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Ban on ritual slaughter can only be fought through the courts, Polish Jerusalem Post

Subsequently, the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland brought a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court, claiming that the ban infringed religious rights 

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Greek Jews laud Golden Dawn arrestsJerusalem Post

“As Jews, we are very happy” about the arrests, Benjamin Albalas, head of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece (KIS), told The Jerusalem Post 

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A land of their ownNorth Andover Citizen

The Jewish community of North Andover and several surrounding towns could soon have their own synagogue. Rabbi Zalman Borenstein and his wife Mushkie 

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European Day of Jewish Culture—Today!The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

29 — chances are that there are Jewish cultural events going on for you to visit. Today marks  de Sefarad, and the European Council of Jewish Communities.

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For the recently retired, fear and possibility in the transition stageJewish Telegraphic Agency

“I want to bring the resources of Jewish life to bear on the experiences of growing older,” said Rabbi Dayle Friedman, a pioneer in spiritual guidance for the 

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Festival films highlight Jewish history, cultureYoungstown Vindicator

The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, now in its 11th year, will screen six films this month that explore facets of Jewish life, history and culture. The festival 

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Lantos’ daughter calls for ‘Solidarity Sabbath’ in Europe, N. AmericaJewish Telegraphic Agency

Katrina Lantos Swett made the suggestion on Tuesday at the “Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism” conference, a two-day forum being held in Budapest sponsored by 

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Study: 1 in 5 US Jews not religiousFort Wayne Journal Gazette

Secularism has long been part of American Jewish life, which includes movements such as the Society for Humanistic Judaism founded in Detroit in the 1960s.

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Hungary Vows to ‘Crack Down’ on AntisemitismThe Jewish Press

 Tibor Navracsics vowed to “crack down” on antisemitism in his country through legal and political means during a conference on Jewish life and antisemitism 

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Iranian Jews in Israel Skeptical About RouhaniThe Media Line

Salome Worch was born in Iran, grew up and spent most of her adult lifethere. The daughter of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, she was registered as a 

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Contemporary Jewish Museum explores farm collectivesSan Francisco Chronicle

And that’s in parallel with our mission: Each generation reinvents ritual and life for its own – we’re about reinterpreting Jewish life for contemporary artist.”.

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Patricia Polacco’s ‘The Keeping Quilt’ Beguiles a New Generation of Tablet Magazine

In it, an elderly Jewish lady and a young black boy come together to care for Tush, a tailless cat—like so many of Polacco’s children’s books, it’s a multicultural, 

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Jewish Medical Ethics Symposium in West HartfordConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Families grapple to make end-of-life decisions that impart the final moments of a  from the perspective of Jewish Law on how to navigate such challenges.

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Blessed talent: York resident releases third album of spiritual folk Seacoastonline.com

Given that background, it’s perhaps not surprising that much of her latest album of Jewish spiritualmusic has a strummy folk sound not typical of the genre.

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“Sound of Ecstasy” Honors Rabbi Zalman Schachter-ShalomiBoulder Jewish News

The program features Tufts University’s Rabbi and Professor Jeffrey Summit and CU College of Musicand Program in Jewish Studies Professor Yonatan Malin, 

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Pittsburgh Symphony takes Stock in its BNY Mellon Grand Classics Tribune-Review

It is in three movements — the first quite rhythmical, the second encompassing the most diverse material, and the finale filled with Jewish music. Stock has found 

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Cities across Europe celebrate Day of Jewish CultureJerusalem Post

In Spain this year twenty four cities participated in the event that offered guided night tours in Calahorra (La Rioja), an inside view of the Jewish call (quarter) of 

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Jewish Community Center to offer free fitness eventsBrighton-Pittsford Post

Jewish Community Center to offer free fitness events. The Jewish Community Center will offer free fitness events Oct. 7-13. email · print. Brighton-Pittsford Post.

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Art Exhibit and Events Carry the ‘Pure Joy’ of Judaism into the YearChabad.org (blog)

Art Exhibit and Events Carry the ‘Pure Joy’ of Judaism into the Year  And on Wednesday, Oct. 2, an event called Chabad X, inspired by TEDx talks, will feature 

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A word with Joel Shenker and Rabbi Yossi FeintuchColumbia Business Times

Shenker: Our congregation caters to an unusually wide range of Jewssome are infrequent attendees but come to social events or educational activities, some 

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Jewish Plays Project Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Jewish Broadway World

Using a curated jury process followed by a series of live selection events, the Contest will give equal voice to jewish audiences and artists in creating jewish 

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No gym, but lots of Jews: A JCC opens in LondonThe Times of Israel

LONDON – After a decade of planning, London’s first Jewish community center opened Sunday, attracting over 5,000 people to its inaugural events. The £50 

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Sukkot in the Vatican: Rabbi spent the holidays with Pope FrancisJewish Telegraphic Agency

Rabbi Abraham Skorka from Argentina recently spent several days in the Vatican, hanging out with his good friend and countryman Pope Francis and staying at 

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Special needs students perform Sukkot mitzvahSun-Sentinel

Matthew Lesser, 16, of Boca Raton, wasn’t very talkative three years ago when he started at South Florida Jewish Academy. The academy, located in Coconut 

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Celebrating SukkotEdison Sentinel

This sukkah, at the home of Edison Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, is unique because it is a gazebo with a nonpermanent wooden roof, as is required by Jewish 

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It’s a new twist on an old traditionMail Tribune

Rabbi Avi Zwiebel of the Chabad Jewish Center pedals his bicycle-powered Sukkah on the streets of Ashland in celebration of the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

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Meeting Menahem Begin with KKL-JNF in the Judean HillsJerusalem Post

As is the case every year, about 1 million visitors filled KKL-JNF’s parks and forests throughout Israel during the recent Sukkot holiday. KKL-JNF organized 

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Sukkah a hit at Marlins ParkSun-Sentinel

Weiss’ 15-year-old son Eli did the Sukkot blessings during one of the game and said about his deed, “The Lubavitcher Rebbe put us on a mission basically to 

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Art Exhibit and Events Carry the ‘Pure Joy’ of Judaism into the YearChabad.org (blog)

Less than a block from where crowds just danced in the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in celebration of Sukkot, an art exhibition showcasing Jewish artists 

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Lapid tells Hungarian MPs: Anti-Semitism must be fought every dayJerusalem Post

Lapid participated in a conference on Jewish Life and anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe, hosted by Hungary, the country where his father, former justice 

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Survey: One in Five American Jews Have ‘No Religion’Shalom Life

“This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public,” said Pew’s Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report.

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Three talks kick off new Jewish Studies seasonTwin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

The ethnographers collected Jewish religious manuscripts and cultural artifacts, and snapped hundreds of photographs of Jewish daily life and material culture.

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No gym, but lots of Jews: A JCC opens in LondonThe Times of Israel

The £50 million ($81 million) venture is expected to dramatically enhanceJewish life in North London, offering over 1,300 activities in its first three months alone.

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Survey: 1 in 5 American Jews Say They Have No ReligionOpposing Views

“This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public,” Pew’s Religion and Public Life Project reads. “Americans as a whole – not just 

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Study: American Jews losing their religionCNN (blog)

The most essential parts of being Jewish, according to American Jews, are remembering the Holocaust (73%), leading an ethical life (69%) and working for 

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Survey: Being Jewish means being funny, and that’s no jokeUSA TODAY

First in the list of qualities was remembering the Holocaust, which 73% of Jews said was essential to their Jewishness. Next came leading an ethical life (69%), 

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Jewish Organizations Host An Evening with Mark ShriverPatch.com

The event is collaboratively sponsored by Jewish Senior Life, Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter and JVS’s Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish 

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Survey: America has more Jews than IsraelJewish Chronicle

“But it poses a challenge for the Jewish community. What’s clear is that even though levels of engagement with Jewish life in America may be increasing, there’s 

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Roger W. Anliker, 89, artist who taught at TemplePhilly.com

25, of complications from dementia at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Anliker distinguished himself early, winning 

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Hislahavus’ Review of Fried’s Ah Mechaye – Jewish Music ReportHislahavus

There had been a bit of a clamor of voices asking Avremel to return to a Yiddish album. After all, his Yiddish Gem series, along with his many random Yiddish 

Jewish Music Report

Attention all Sydney singers!Australian Jewish News

If you reckon you’ve got what it takes to make it in the music business then have we got  wowing the crowds at the Shir Madness Sydney Jewish Music Festival.

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Broadway’s “Soul Doctor” Touches the SoulArutz Sheva

Shlomo Carlebach’s music remains lastingly important and rich, and his soulful prayers are sung all around the world. When he left us, I and millions of Jews felt 

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Metro Briefs September 26thejewishchronicle.net

Atzilut, a 10-member Middle Eastern “peace orchestra” consisting of Arab and Jewish musicians, will perform at Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, 

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‘Humanity in Harmony’ concert to feature stringed global music The Flint Journal – MLive.com

FLINT, MI — The legacy of a slain journalist will be music on Sunday as the Flint Jewish Federation brings Daniel Pearl World Music Day to the University of 

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Hobby Lobby accused of anti-SemitismNew York Daily News

Marlboro is a heavily Jewish area, and Berwitz said that is reason enough for  Hobby Lobby now says it is reviewing its decision not to carry Jewish holiday 

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The Holiday SprawlThe Jewish Week

In day school they tell you that the Hebrew month after the jam-packed fallholidays is called Mar-Heshvan; the pre-fix “mar” here means “sad.” We are sad that 

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Sukkot in the Vatican: Rabbi spent the holidays with Pope FrancisJewish Telegraphic Agency

Never before in the history of Christian-Jewish relations have a Pope and a Rabbi celebrated their friendship by living in the Vatican together for several days, 

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents Steve Solomon’s Broadway World

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-2014 season on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm with My Mother’s Italian, My 

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Beachwood Planning Commission recap, events at the schools and Plain Dealer

26 Beachwood Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, a pair of events at the Beachwood Schools and a reminder about the Mandel Jewish Community 

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YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser to feature evening of standup comedy Jewish United Fund

For the sixth year in a row, JUF’s Young Leadership Division’s (YLD) BigEvent Fundraiser will be the place to be for young Jewish adults in Chicago. This year 

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New Jewish cultural centre opens in HampsteadITV News

London’s new Jewish community centre, JW3, is set to open its doors to the  than 1300 events and courses in its opening season of events, “In the Beginning”.

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Sukkot DiaryChabad.org (blog)

Here are some quick snippets of what life is like around here before, during, and after Sukkot. I have not had much time to write, so you are getting it all at once .

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Yes, Joe Biden Had A Sukkah, And Matan Kids Decorated ItThe Jewish Week (blog)

By this point, there’s been quite a bit of buzz in the Jewish community about the fact that Vice-President Joe Biden not only celebrated Sukkot, but did so in a 

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Congregation Anshai Torah’s Wolfstein’s Deli Sets a Place at the Dallas Morning News

With the holiday of Sukkot so close to the beginning of school, we are thrilled to welcome the kids into our sukkah for our first Wolfstein’s Deli,” said Rabbi Stefan 

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The future of frumkeit in Lancaster, Pa.JNS.org

On the first weekday of chol hamoed Sukkot, most years, my wife and I take our four children to Hershey Park. The park, which is in Lancaster, Pa., is closed to 

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Poll: American Jews identifying as more cultural, less religiousWashington Post (blog)

What primarily makes someone Jewish — a sense of humor and an emphasis on  or portend an eventual fading of all but Orthodox Jewish life from America.

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Family of real-life ‘Pianist’ loses caseSky News Australia

His family took issue with certain quotes by Polish-Jewish singer Wiera Gran in a 2010 biography of her life written by Agata Tuszynska. The remarks see Gran 

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First Egyptian Honoured as Righteous Among NationsShalom Life

During a large wave of Jewish deportation, Helmy hid Gutman in a cabin in Much like the Jews, Helmy was forbidden from working in public medicine, and 

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The life of Anne Frank as a computer gameDeutsche Welle

Kira Resari doesn’t think his game trivializes the life of the most discussedJewish victim of the Holocaust. “Many think computer games are first and foremost 

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In Search Of TrochenbrodThe Jewish Week

Once upon a time there was a village in which everyone was Jewish. They were all happy and lived full and rich Jewish lives for over 130 years. Then the Nazis 

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Jewish Jesus Visits the Jewish MuseumHuffington Post

Magical, allegorical and playful images of Jewish life. At first he hesitated when I asked him about the painting, but when I pressed he said “it’s troubling” but 

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Belgian Museum Shows Travel Could Be Life or DeathABC News

In today’s world of cruise ship travel, it is easy to forget how life-changing boarding a  Otherwise we would have been killed,” the Jewish feminist leader said, 

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Israel’s Holocaust memorial posthumously honors 1st Arab for Greenfield Daily Reporter

Israel’s Holocaust memorial said it is posthumously honoring the Egyptian doctor who risked his lifeto rescue Jews during World War II, the first Arab ever to 

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Sunda Croonquist To Play Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory, 10 Broadway World

Joining Croonquist during the seven day, 14-show residency will be her Jewish Life TV talk show (“James & Sunda”) co- host writer/ comedian James Harris and 

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Home Sweet Home jumpstarts Women’s Alliance Annual CampaignJvhri

Michelle Cicchitelli, Director of Jewish Life at the Alliance, spoke about the impact of the programs the Alliance delivers. She noted that through Shalom Rhode 

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Parting Gifts From God: The End of the Jewish HolidaysHuffington Post

The two-month marathon of Jewish holidays is over. For many, (myself included), there is a feeling of some of relief — no more cooking, no more emails piled up 

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As Israelis celebrate holidays, Gazans suffer fuel shortfallwww.worldbulletin.net

Repeated border closures in September coincided with Jewish religiousholidays. Gas seller Samir al-Telmis says the frequent closures have squeezed the 

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Kosher Food Firms Rush to Introduce New ProductsThe Jewish Press

Several kosher food manufacturers and distributors introduced new products in time for the Jewish holidays as part of an overall push to gain an edge over 

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Chanukah and Thanksgiving: A Brief HistoryChabad.org

Yes, this Chanukah, if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, you’ll want to light the second candle of the menorah at your turkey dinner. No, it’s not true that this has 

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Mumbai ups security at Jewish institutions following alertIsrael Hayom

Mumbai ups security at Jewish institutions following alert  at Israeli and Jewish institutions in Mumbai and other parts of the country during the High Holidays.

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Italy’s president joins European Day of Jewish Culture ceremonyJewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano participated in ceremonies in Naples launching Italian observances of the annual European Day of Jewish Culture.

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Sukkot Goes GreekChabad.org (blog)

As part of its ongoing effort to spread the joy of the holiday of Sukkot on college campuses around the world, Chabad on Campus International Foundation is 

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Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootingsthejewishchronicle.net

It is the harvest festival of Sukkot, which is known as z’man simchateinu, the time of  Sukkot must be about temporary structures allowing for views of the stars 

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Doors open at London’s new Jewish community centerJerusalem Post

Members of the British capital’s Jewish community celebrate the launch of the new center, which aims to invigorate Jewish life as well as catering to the local 

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Exclusive: Ciamak Morsadegh, MP on life as a religious minority in CNN (blog)

He discussed the historic contact between the political leadership of the United States and Iran, and described what life is like as a Jewish minority in Iran.

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What You Missed In The News: September 22 – 29Shalom Life

It was an incredible week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we  The Jewishcommunity of Santiago is large and thriving. Jews are well 

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What’s happening in OctoberOntario Argus Observer

The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus recorded this event. According to The Romans who had found them were so moved that their lives were spared. That is 

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Elie Wiesel, Rwandan president discuss genocideNYU Washington Square News

 Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and Rwanda President Paul Kagame discussed U.S. intervention in Syria at The Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 

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The RighteousJerusalem Post

One may argue that the Righteous among the Nations title granted by Yad Vashem to gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust is the 

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Pope Francis appreciates Jewish quest for continuity: MarmurToronto Star

Greenberg writes that after the Holocaust “the overwhelming majority of survivors, far from yielding to despair, rebuilt Jewish lives and took part in the 

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Germany’s Largest Jewish Organization Is at the ‘Edge of Chaos’Jewish Daily Forward

Today, Berlin’s einheit gemeinde, or unified community, has become predominantly Russian. And with the addition of the Israelis, Jewish lifehas become more 

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Mamesh Choir & Band – “Boruch Hu” – Jewish Music ReportJewish Music Reporter

Every single note and sound in the first music video from the Mamesh Music Choir and Band was actually sung or played by the children themselves.

Jewish Music Report

Jewish Music and Cultural Festival 2013Syracuse.com

Middle, Nurit Nussbaum, of Jamesville, Maya Roopnarine, 11, and her sister, India, 8, middle left, and Open Hand Theater puppeteer Morgan Smith, 17, 

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Metro Briefs September 26thejewishchronicle.net

Atzilut bills itself as the only international touring ensemble that features virtuoso instruments makingHebrew and Arabic music by Jewish and Arab performers.

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CAJE storytelling program a real hitSun-Sentinel

One mother of a two-year-old girl is thrilled that her daughter now knows the words to the “Eentsy, Weentsy Akavich.” One grandmother of a five-year-old girl and 

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Google, Moscow Jewish Museum launch virtual exhibitionJewish Telegraphic Agency

The exhibition includes pictures, posters, theater programs and Hebrew and Yiddish literature on thehistory of the Jewish Theater in Moscow. According to the 

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Historian Simon Schama’s BBC epic testifies to Britain’s fascination Haaretz

I hadn’t worked on Jewish history for decades, since my book on the Rothschilds [published in 1978]. I had that sense that I’m an old geezer and I had to give it a 

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Lecture gets to the root of Cleveland’s Jewish existenceCleveland Jewish News

Orthodox synagogues were also established early in Cleveland Jewish history, as were Jewish schools. Jewish social service organizations served as models 

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Judaism: Monumental HubrisArutz Sheva

Judaism: Monumental Hubris  speaker and educator, admired the world over for his audio tapes/CDs, videos and books, particularly on Jewish history.

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Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion’ film: A look back at the controversySt. Louis Jewish Light (blog)

It was feared that the Gibson film would revive false readings of history in a film with  and incendiary in the way it depicted the role of the Jews in Jesus’ death.”.

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Slideshow: Libya’s Jewish HeritagePublic Radio International

But whether he liked it or not, if he wanted to document Jewish history in Libya, he had to do it secretly. Like a spy. When they confiscated his film and kicked him 

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Beth Israel Sunday SchoolJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

The program combines the study of prayer book-based Hebrew with Jewish history, holidays and customs, worship services and parent participation.

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PJ Library sends children Jewish booksSun-Sentinel

Each explores a Jewish event or value, such as the Sabbath, holidays, family life or history. For many, reading the new arrival is a family ritual experienced at 

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This day in Jewish history / A Belgian immunologist and Holocaust Haaretz

On October 3, 1989, Joseph Wybran, a Belgian immunologist and head of the umbrella organization of Belgian Jewish groups, was shot to death in the parking 

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Jewish dreamers, schemers of the San Fernando ValleyThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

In the late 1860s, Lankershim moved to Los Angeles, where, according to David Epstein, the co-publisher of Western State Jewish History (which created the 

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Polish Jewish Museum Delays Opening of Main Exhibit Amid $2.5M Jewish Daily Forward

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has gone over budget and the official opening of its permanent core exhibition has been pushed back. The official 

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Jewish Prayer Book Predates Oldest Torah ScrollDiscovery News

Italian archaeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old intact Etruscan tomb that promises to reveal new depths of one of the ancient world’s most fascinating 

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Jewish historian, in Vatican newspaper, defends ‘Italian Schindler Catholic Culture

Anna Foa, a Jewish history professor at the Sapienza University of Rome, has come to the defense of Giovanni Palatucci (1909-45), an Italian layman previously 

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NB Jewish museum seeks $100000 to surviveCanadian Jewish News (blog)

Proceeds from the event will go the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Fund, administered by the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, which gives 

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How Jewish comics in Catskills wrote the book on funnyJweekly.com

The comparison is not inapt, for both institutions were important signposts in the history of Jews in America. And now, both belong more to the past than the 

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‘Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado’ fades into history; now it’s Intermountain Jewish News

THE Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and the Jewish Community Foundation merged into JEWISHcolorado at the annual meeting of the federation this 

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Art and the history of the Israeli ‘kibbutz’KTVU San Francisco

The two new exhibitions explore the influence and history of the kibbutz on art and Jewish life. To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History traces the growth and 

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The Buzz: What’s Hot In The ArtsThe Jewish Week

The YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History has a new exhibit about the Jewish community of Metz, France, in the 18th and 19th centuries, including rare 

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Festival films highlight Jewish history, cultureYoungstown Vindicator

The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, now in its 11th year, will screen six films this month that explore facets of Jewish life, history and culture. The festival 

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Cities across Europe celebrate Day of Jewish CultureJerusalem Post

Music, history, lectures, photography, literature and above all, great gastronomic treats helped celebrate the undeniable Jewish past of these European 

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Hundreds of Polish, Israeli youths honor Treblinka death camp victimsHaaretz

It was held at the initiative of Mazowsze Governor Jacek Kozlowski, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Struggle and Martyrdom Museum in 

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Contemporary Jewish Museum explores farm collectivesSan Francisco Chronicle

“Work in Progress: Considering Utopia” looks at the Israeli farm collectives via the work of threeJewish artists, and “To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History” provides 

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Local rabbi’s historical thriller promotes modern view of TorahSt. Louis Jewish Light

It’s an empty space in Jewish history. The Jews were in Babylonia for 50 years. What did the Jews do for worship? No-one knows. But, by the way, for every one 

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Jewish Museum Hires Daniel S. Palmer as Assistant CuratorGalleristNY

“His diverse background and knowledge of contemporary art as well as Jewish history and culture make him a valuable addition to our curatorial team.

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History of the Grandparents I Never HadTablet Magazine

The Polish government disassociated itself from these abuses in favor of a more “civilized” anti-Semitism: changing the electoral system to prevent Jews from 

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IsramWorld Cuba trips target LGBT Jewish travelersTravel Weekly

15 to June 15, includes meetings with Jewish Cubans and visits to synagogues and institutions associated with Jewish history and culture. The tour is priced 

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Judaism: After the HolidaysArutz Sheva

Judaism: After the Holidays  historian, speaker and educator, admired the world over for his audio tapes/CDs, videos and books, particularly on Jewish history.

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CNN mistranslated Rouhani Holocaust remarksConnecticut Jewish Ledger

But in general I can tell you that any crime that happens in history against humanity including the crime the Nazis created towards the Jews is reprehensible and 

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Center for Jewish History to open a rare books roomMobyLives

It’s the first time that the CJH will have a shared exhibition space for its five partner institutions: theAmerican Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi 

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Center for Jewish History to open a rare books roomMobyLives

A new sanctuary for rare and valuable Jewish texts is set to open this weekend, Robin Pogrebin writes for the New York Times’s Arts Beat blog. The Center for 

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Shalom, Glasgow: A Jewish Culture GuideShalom Life

World cities, provincial towns, and even the most unassuming of suburbs are infused with Jewish history and culture, some of which is waiting to be discovered.

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The Ultimate October SurpriseThe Jewish Week

Jerome Chanes is the author of four books and numerous articles on Jewish history and public affairs. He is a fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies at the 

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Three talks kick off new Jewish Studies seasonTwin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

Israeli documentaries, Russian-Jewish photography from the early  will explore these questions, offering new understandings of American Jewish history.

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Pakistan’s ‘Jewish‘ rootsHaaretz (blog)

And unlike Pakistan, the geography of the modern Jewish state coincides with key sites of Jewish historical and religious significance, and most important, the 

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Holocaust historian Gutman dies, 90Deutsche Welle

For decades, Poland’s Jewish history had been hidden in silence.  There are cultural festivals, exhibitions and a new Jewish museum – and a difficult debate 

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Sukkot in the Vatican: Rabbi spent the holidays with Pope FrancisJewish Telegraphic Agency

Never before in the history of Christian-Jewish relations have a Pope and a Rabbi celebrated their friendship by living in the Vatican together for several days, 

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Guardian Revisionism of Rouhani Holocaust RemarksThe Jewish Press (blog)

But in general, I can tell you that any crime or – that happens in history against humanity, including the crime that the Nazis committed towards the Jews, as well 

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Hungary recognizes involvement in Holocaust, vows to fight anti The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Mor and Hungarian Jewish leader Andras Heisler stressed the importance of a new national high school curriculum that will teach about Jewish historyand the 

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Poll Shows Major Shift in Identity of US JewsNew York Times

The first major survey of American Jews in more than 10 years finds a significant  of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, in New York.

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What’s Defines A Jew? New Study Reveals Divides On Identity Huffington Post

And how does one practice being a Jew? After thousands of years ofJewish history, the answer to the question remains complicated, according to a new survey.

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Happy, sad, mad, gladJvhri

The antique photo shown on page 21 is one of many available for viewing at the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association. Remember, The Jewish Voice is 

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‘Steerage Song’ tells America’s immigrant history through musicMinneapolis Star Tribune

‘Steerage Song’ tells America’s immigrant history through music REVIEW: ‘Steerage Song’ offers an amazing collection of Jewish folk songs and native songs 

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Hatzolah CEO Resigns Amid Questions About Role In Met Council The Jewish Week

Rabbi David Cohen, who has a long history with the scandal-plagued Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has resigned from his current job as CEO of 

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Judaism: Rome’s chief rabbi, our ecology in BibleANSAmed

But all patriarchs of the Jewish people were shepherds. In spite of this, however, at one point in ancient Jewish history it was clear that if flocks multiplied, the 

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Chanukah and Thanksgiving: A Brief HistoryChabad.org

Yes, this Chanukah, if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, you’ll want to light the second candle of the menorah at your turkey dinner. No, it’s not true that this has 

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history of appeasing aggressionJerusalem Post

Forty years ago, on the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Israel was attacked by the armies of ….The writer is a PhD student in history at the Hebrew University.

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Germany’s Largest Jewish Organization Is at the ‘Edge of Chaos’Jewish Daily Forward

But the legendary stereotype of Germany’s punctilious Jewish community, one steeped in German culture, history and propriety, as evoked by the slang term 

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