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Eight Days- NBN Chanuka music video

Eight Olim. Eight locations across Israel. Eight days of Chanukah… and one convertible. Nefesh B’Nefesh presents ‘Eight Days’ — the 2010 Chanukah Music Video. (based on Matisyahu’s ‘One Day’ used with permission)
LYRICS: http://www.nbn.org.il/8days/lyrics/
MP3 Download: http://www.nbn.org.il/8days/music/
Special thanks to Aver Zussman for the use of his car!
Still photos courtesy Elle Yahalom
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WHERE ARE THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL Part 1

Yair Davidiy, Jewish scholar and author of the book, ‘The Tribes’ discusses the migrations of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel after the Assyrian captivity. He outlines their histories and migrations through the centuries and their geographical clusterings in the nations of the west.

WHERE ARE THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL Part 2

WHERE ARE THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL Part 3

WHERE ARE THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL Part 4

WHERE ARE THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL Part 5

The actor who quit Milan’s Jewish communityJewish Telegraphic Agency

Two years ago, his announced participation at an event in Siena for the European Day of Jewish Culture drew heated protests, including a long stream of 
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Chabad celebrates traditional Jewish wedding, sans marriageBinghamton University Pipe Dream

The ceremony was held Thursday evening at the Chabad Center for JewishStudent Life at Binghamton University on Murray Hill Road. It featured all theculture
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Will Mindfulness Change the World? Daniel Goleman Isn’t SureReligion Dispatches

Jay Michaelson, a Religion Dispatches associate editor and founder of Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture & Spirituality, writes regularly for the Forward and Tikkun.
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Hillel International shares Israeli culture with a night of traditional Lamron

“I feel like Hillel did a great job of getting people who aren’t Jewish and who are Jewish to have a sense of Jewish and Israeli culture through dancing,” Hillel 
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“Between Hebrew and Arabic in Israeli Literature” with Almog BeharBoulder Jewish News

His own fiction and poetry explore the connections between Hebrew and Arabic, insist on the importance of Arabic culture in contemporary Israel and highlight 

 

The actor who quit Milan’s Jewish communityJewish Telegraphic Agency

Two years ago, his announced participation at an event in Siena for the European Day of Jewish Culture drew heated protests, including a long stream of 
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Chabad celebrates traditional Jewish wedding, sans marriageBinghamton University Pipe Dream

The ceremony was held Thursday evening at the Chabad Center for JewishStudent Life at Binghamton University on Murray Hill Road. It featured all theculture
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Will Mindfulness Change the World? Daniel Goleman Isn’t SureReligion Dispatches

Jay Michaelson, a Religion Dispatches associate editor and founder of Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture & Spirituality, writes regularly for the Forward and Tikkun.
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Hillel International shares Israeli culture with a night of traditional Lamron

“I feel like Hillel did a great job of getting people who aren’t Jewish and who are Jewish to have a sense of Jewish and Israeli culture through dancing,” Hillel 
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“Between Hebrew and Arabic in Israeli Literature” with Almog BeharBoulder Jewish News

His own fiction and poetry explore the connections between Hebrew and Arabic, insist on the importance of Arabic culture in contemporary Israel and highlight 
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Kislev 12, 5774 · November 15, 2013
General Overview:
In this week’s reading, Vayishlach, Jacob returns to Canaan, but is fearful of his brother Esau. They meet and make peace. Jacob wrestles with an angel, and his name is changed to Israel. Jacob’s daughter Dinah is abducted by the prince of Shechem. Shimon and Levi destroy the city of Shechem and liberate Dinah. Rachel dies while giving birth to Jacob’s twelfth son, Benjamin. Isaac dies.

This Week’s Features Printable Parshah Magazine

By Mendy Kaminker
PARSHA
Jacob’s confrontation with Esau, the long journey to Seir, the abduction of Dinah, Reuben’s sin, and the eight primordial kings of Edom.

COLUMNISTS
How many Jewish Rothschilds are left in the world? G-d knows we could have used them…

By Yossy Goldman
If you were to stare evil in the eye, what would you see? What would be its character traits? What would form its origins?

By Chana Weisberg
Indeed, in any one individual there can nestle both a resister and an affirmer, at the same time. At one point the resister is dominant; at another, the affirmer.

By Tali Loewenthal
VIDEO
Study some of the highlights of the weekly Torah portion with insights from various commentaries.

By Elimelech Silberberg
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From Likutei Sichos – Vayishlach

Jacob hid his daughter from the wicked Esau. But did Dinah actually have the power to make Esau repent? Based on the commentary of Rashi on the verse (Genesis 32:23) “And [Jacob] arose during that night, and he took his two wives and his two maidservants and his eleven children, and he crossed the ford of [the River] Jabbok.” From Likutei Sichos, vol. 35, pp.150-155.

By Zalman Dubinsky
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Letters and Numbers of Torah – Vayishlach

In the verse (Genesis 33:4) that tells us how Esau kissed Jacob, the word “kissed” has a dot over each letter. How does this hint to the idea that the greatest enemy of spiritual growth is the resistance to studying the mystical parts of Torah?

Aaron L. Raskin
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AUDIO
Get a detailed overview of the weekly Torah portion sewn together with keen insights and timely life messages.

By Baruch Epstein
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A five minute weekly Torah insight based on the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidut

By J. Immanuel Schochet
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Typhoon Haiyan: Marines Bring Much-Needed Aid to Philippines

U.S. aid reaches the country devastated by one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land.

Israel offers typhoon aid to Philippines: Asian nation left utterly devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

As countries worldwide pour in to help people affected by the disaster left in the Philippines by typhoon Haiyan, Israel has sent experts trained in search, rescue and medicine to assist with the relief effort.

Typhoon Haiyan Aid Effort Underway: Israeli charity IsraAID confirms plans to assist typhoon victims

Israeli-based aid charity IsraAID has confirmed they will be providing humanitarian assistance to the Philippines following the carnage caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The IsraAID team will consist of professionals in the fields of medicine, trauma and disaster relief who will work alongside local NGOs and UN agencies within the disaster zone.

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Israel joins Philippines aid effort: Jerusalem offers mobile hospital for Typhoon Haiyan victims

Just days after deadly Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines and left a trail of debris and corpses, global relief efforts have started trickling into the ravaged eastern part of the country. Countries around the world have pledged tens of millions of dollars. The Israeli government has sent an emergency response team to areas where Typhoon Haiyan hit the hardest. Israel has also sent a military team which consists of search and rescue experts as well as doctors.

Israeli Aid for Philippines: Jewish state sends help to Asian nation devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

Filipinos in Israel waiting for news of their loved ones, as Israeli humanitarian organizations and military send their teams to aid the relief efforts from the Typhoon Haiyan. With the Philippines police forces announcing that an estimated 10,000 people have died as a result of the disaster.

‘Fringes’: Documentary explores different ways to be JewishJerusalem Post

 and cultural struggles of that dichotomy, choosing instead to focus on that the Jewish journey of both Esther and Pablo as they welcome their new son, Aryeh.
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Netanyahu and Son On Stage as Masa CelebratesArutz Sheva

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, addressed on Thursday evening 3,000 MasaIsrael 
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Simon Weisenthal Center Exposes European anti-SemitismArutz Sheva

Demonizing Israel and the Jews documents that 150 million out of 400 million adult  The news follows reports earlier this month that a report by the Advisory 
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Crooner Sir Tom Jones Condemns Boycotts of Israel by Musicians Algemeiner

British crooner Sir Tom Jones condemned boycotts of Israel by musicians after playing two sold out shows in Tel Aviv last month, the UK Jewish News reported.
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Temple to host solidarity conference with IsraelPalm Beach Daily News

They are planning the first South Florida Summit for Israel: Christians & Jews the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem; and Gil Tamary, Israeli news 
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The actor who quit Milan’s Jewish communityJewish Telegraphic Agency

When he announced in a newspaper interview last week that he planned to quit the Milan Jewishcommunity over its approach to Israel, Ovadia touched off 
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Poll shows Jews in Europe don’t report anti-Semitic eventsIsrael Hayom

Perhaps the most startling statistic pointed to a trend where Jews in Europe seem unwilling to report isolated, personally directed anti-Semiticevents to the 
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Hanukkah family festivals offer free eventsCamarillo Acorn

The public is invited to two free events to celebrate and learn about Jewishholiday  Family Festivals, hosted by the Thousand Oaks Chabad JewishCenter and 
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Catholic fringe disrupts Kristallnacht ceremonyLas Vegas Sun

Sunday night they disrupted one of his favorite events, an interfaith  mark the anniversary of Kristallnacht, when 1,000 Jewish synagogues were burned in Nazi 
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Jews of Thessaloniki lectureNeos Kosmos

It is worth noting that the members of the Thessaloniki Association have now resolved to institute an annual event commemorating the Jews of Thessaloniki, with 
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West Coast HappeningsThe Jewish Press

Events In The West: On November 19, Rabbi Avi Stewart will speak about  and the NBA’s L.A. Clippers will celebrate Jewish Heritage Day at Staples Center.
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Celebrating Jewish Films in Hong KongWall Street Journal (blog)

Over the years, the festival has evolved into one of Hong Kong’s most lively and offbeat film events, drawing filmgoers from well beyond the city’s smallJewish 
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How Lauren Met MichelNY Blueprint

Lauren had invited Michel to a Sukkot party, along with other guys, family and lots of girlfriends. They dropped off a friend and were left alone in the car.
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Case Western Reserve names acting deans of law school
Two of what Case Western Reserve University describes as its “renowned scholars” will lead the university’s law school while Dean Lawrence E. Mitchell is away on temporary leave. (full story)Here’s to you, Vi – a Hall of Famer
Many reporters, editors and columnists have come and gone since the Cleveland Jewish News debuted on Friday, Oct. 30, 1964. (full story)Watch: Billy Crystal and Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Schmuck Dynasty’
Billy Crystal has “a bone to pick” with”Duck Dynasty,” the comedian and author of “Still Foolin’ ‘Em” told Jimmy Fallon the other night. (full story)Player of the Week: Aidan Bobrow
Aidan Bobrow, a freshman wing player at Hawken School, scored a goal with 19 seconds left to propel the Hawks to a 2-1 victory over Kinsman Badger in the Division III regional semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association boys’ soccer tournament Oct. 30 at Brunswick. (full story)To be considered for the High School Player of the Week, coaches and parents should email Ed Wittenberg at ewittenberg@cjn.org by noon on Sunday. Provide the player’s name and statistics for the week and a contact telephone number and email.


Weekend’s Best Bet
Saturday, Nov. 16: “The People vs. Abraham,” 7:30 p.m., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Moot Court Room, 1801 Euclid Ave., Cleve. Tickets: $30-$125. www.kolhalev.net/trial.
This Day in History
1935: Under the Nuremberg Laws, German Jews are formally stripped of their citizenship meaning, among other things, that they cannot vote, hold public office or be employed by the government.

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Parshat Vayishlach: Who Did Jacob Actually Wrestle?

http://www.g-dcast.com/vayishlach
Download the Curriculum: http://www.g-dcast.com/vayishlach-les…

Ready to rumble? Award-winning novelist Dara Horn brings a real chiddush – new angle – to the incredible story of Jacob’s midnight wrestling match. Prepare to get the wind knocked out of you.

This is Episode 8 of the weekly Torah cartoon from G-dcast.com. Each week, a different storyteller – some musical, some poetic, some just straight-up, tell the story of the current Torah portion…and then we animate it!

Kislev 12, 5774 · November 15, 2013
Countdown to Chanukah!
Hey Kids!With less than two weeks left until Chanukah – what are you doing to prepare?

Here at jewishkids.org we have been working on our huge collection of Chanukah videos and activities for you to enjoy!

And while you’re visiting, do you notice anything else different?

Shabbat Shalom!
Your Friends @ Chabad.org/kids (jewishkids.org)

This Week’s Features

Meet kids with inner “super powers”!

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Visit a Chanukah candle factory

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Try your hand at this challenging search game!

Hear the awesome Chanukah adventure retold in this action-filled play

Listen Listen (27:14)
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Chabad.org Kids is a Joint Project of Tzivos Hashem & Chabad.org

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This Day in Jewish History / Jews ask Holy Roman Empire to Haaretz

This Day in Jewish History / Jews ask Holy Roman Empire to upgrade them to citizens. That didn’t work but the Germans did agree to rescind the discriminatory 
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This Day in Jewish History / A masterful Wall Street con man is Haaretz (blog)

This Day in Jewish History / A masterful Wall Street con man is arrested. Ivan Boesky elevated insider trading to an art form. The police didn’t see it that way, 
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This Day, November 15, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

Screaming “Aux Juifs” they plundered and murdered in the Jewish quarter for four days. Some Jews took refuge in the royal prison. Hughes Abriot, the Provost, 
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This Day in Jewish History / A masterful Wall Street con man is Haaretz (blog)

This Day in Jewish History / A masterful Wall Street con man is arrested. Ivan Boesky elevated insider trading to an art form. The police didn’t see it that way, 
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This Day, November 15, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

1215: Pope Innocent III opened the convocation of the Fourth Lateran Council, considered the most important council of the Middle Ages. By its conclusion it 
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Jim Joseph gives $1.5 million to local Jewish educationJweekly.com

12 announcement of grants also included Brandeis University, the nonprofit Facing History and Ourselves, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, 
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Jews of Thessaloniki lectureNeos Kosmos

The Thessaloniki Association ‘White Tower’ held a lecture last Sunday on the history of the Jewishcommunity of Thessaloniki, delivered by Dean Kalimniou.
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Review: Brothers face Poland’s dark history in ‘Aftermath’Los Angeles Times

Its devastating story involves Jews and the Holocaust, yet not a single  Instead there are only Poles, grappling to different degrees with a history that is as 
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“Between Hebrew and Arabic in Israeli Literature” with Almog BeharBoulder Jewish News

Dr. Liora Halperin, Assistant Professor in History and Jewish Studies, is also coordinating a special colloquium on Wednesday, November 20 at 5:00 pm titled 
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VIDEO: Superman Comes To Jacksonville Jewish Book FestWJCT NEWS

Larry Tye, author of Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most  will be speaking at the Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance tonight as part of 
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American Jewish leaders only care about themselvesHaaretz (blog)

Jewish history will not forgive them for their inaction and pusillanimity. In the 1970s, Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef recognized the Ethiopian diaspora as Jews.
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Don’t Pull ‘Jewish‘ From Montreal Hospital NameJewish Daily Forward (blog)

My name is Dr. Evan Kovac and I am a Jewish surgeon, here in Montreal. I would like to personally take this opportunity to educate you on the history of the 
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Knesset bill would require all schools to teach Israel is Jewish StateJerusalem Post

One of the purposes of the education system is already to learn the values of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, the Torah, Jewish history and Jewish 
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Karachi Yahudi: Pakistan’s Vanishing (Or Vanished) Jewish International Business Times

Pakistan, one of the pillars of the global Islamic community, is probably the last place one would associate with Jewish culture. Since the formation of the state of 
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St Oswald’s Hospice marks Mitzvah DaySky Tyne and Wear

St Oswald’s Hospice, based in Gosforth joined forces today with the local Jewish community, St John’s Church, the Changing Lives charity and Chi Onwurah, 
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Share this ArticleAlgemeiner

JNS.org – JERUSALEM—The changing nature of the American Jewish community has been a much-debated topic ever since the release of the recent Pew 
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Thirty-five days of ChanukahHeritage Florida Jewish News

Unlike Jewish communities that have a Home for the Jewish Aged, every facility the Jewish Pavilion staff and volunteers visit has a different feel. The culture of a 
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The Rabbi Who CodesClal

“Beyond bringing more Jewish people to synagogues, how can we engage and excite the next generation about the beauty and wisdom of Jewish culture and 
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Jewish Community Housing Corporation Promotes Senior Safety TheAlternativePress.com

WEST ORANGE, N.J., November 11, 2013 – Approximately 250 residents plus family members and guests from local towns will be more prepared for natural 
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The actor who quit Milan’s Jewish communityJewish Telegraphic Agency

ROME (JTA) — Since the 1980s the Italian Jewish actor Moni Ovadia has garnered a popular following with stage productions and cabaret acts largely based on 
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US Jews ask Washington not to return Jewish antiquities to IraqJerusalem Post

The documents, which the Hussein regime confiscated from the Jewish community, were discovered by coalition forces in the basement of the headquarters of 
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Siegal: ‘Leadership in our DNA’Cleveland Jewish News

Michael Siegal of Cleveland is the chair of the board of trustees of the Jewish  is president of the Federation, is a past CEO of the United Jewish Communities.
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JCF helps donors ‘Create a Jewish Legacy’ with a wide range of Kansas City Jewish Chronicle (blog)

During her lifetime, Devinki found great meaning in personal commitment and service to the Jewish community. She was one of the first women to create a Lion 
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Mount Freedom Jewish Center set to fete 90 yearsNew Jersey Hills

It serves a diverse Jewish community of individuals, couples and families in Morris and surrounding counties. An open orthodox congregation, MFJC is 
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Canadians address Knesset’s Diaspora affairs committeeCanadian Jewish News

I was touched by the warm reception our delegation received, especially from representatives of the Jewish communities of Belgium, France, and Spain,” she 
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Italy launches crackdown on neo-Nazi Internet groupThe Times of Israel

Renzo Gattegna, president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, issued a statement expressing “warm thanks” to the forces of order for the “massive” 
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Should the Jews be the ones to stop Putin’s anti-gay crusade?Haaretz

This was one of the topics explored at “Crossroads: Jewish, Gay and Russian,” a panel discussion Kleinbaum hosted at Manhattan’s Jewish Community Center 
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European, American Orthodox rabbis stand up for Israel’s Chief Jewish Telegraphic Agency

If we can mobilize Jewish communities to pressure the prime minister, this will move to the top of the agenda.” Tags: Breaking News, Israeli Chief Rabbinate, 
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