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Michael Levitt: 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Press Conference (Livestream Version)

07.01.2014

All of the 2013 Nobel prizes have been announced! This year’s prizes went to people doing amazing work, but not everyone can be a winner. Trace looks at who .

Michael Levitt, professor of structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He shares the prize with Martin Karplus of Universit

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 Veteran Jewish Rock Stars ReunitedArutz Sheva

Almost 10 years since leading a revolution in Jewish music, the members of Reva L’Sheva are coming back to the stage. By Yoni Kempinski.
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Schools closed Monday due to inclement weather
The Agnon School and Fuchs Mizrachi School in Beachwood, Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike and The Lippman School in Akron will be closed Monday, along with most public school districts in Northeast Ohio due to inclement weather. (full story)Federation president Hoffman in spotlight Jan. 22
Henry J. Goodman, a past board chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, recently reflected on the appointment of Stephen H. Hoffman as Federation president three decades ago. (full story)

Music executive and film producer Saul Zaentz dies at 92
Saul Zaentz, the music industry executive who became a film producer for three movies that won Academy Awards for “Best Picture”, has died at the age of 92, his nephew Paul Zaentz said on Saturday. (full story)

Pope to travel to Holy Land in May amid peace push
Pope Francis says his upcoming trip to the Holy Land aims to boost relations with Orthodox Christians. But the three-day visit in May also underscores Francis’ close ties to the Jewish community, his outreach to Muslims and the Vatican’s longstanding call for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. (full story)


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Forest City Hebrew Benevolent Association meeting, 7:45 p.m., Oheb Zedek Cedar Sinai Synagogue, 23749 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst. 216-464-7390.This Day in History
1938: William Dodd, who had resigned as U.S. Ambassador to Germany in December, arrived in New York City where he said that he “doubted if an American envoy who held his ideals of democracy could represent his country successfully among the Germans at the present time.” Dodd was the first U.S. ambassador appointed after the rise of Hitler. In time he came to see the Nazi threat and tried to do what he could to warn America about the danger.

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Jerusalem Medley – 2 1/2 Cantors: Ben Tisser, Marcus Feldman, Sam Cohen

18.12.2012

“Jerusalem Medley” (arr. Ben Tisser) performed at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Los Angeles, February 2010. Featuring Cantors Ben Tisser, Marcus Feldman and Sam Cohen.

Accompanied by Nowakowsky Chorale and Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Noreen Green.

Chanukah 5773 @ Temple Gates of Prayer

 18.12.2012

Cantor Ben Tisser entertains at Temple Gates of Prayer’s Annual Congregational Chanukah Celebration, accompanied by Shlomo Shai

Thousands to Conclude Maimonides’ Code, and Begin AgainChabad.org

Thousands of people around the world this week will finish learning Maimonides’ magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah, which he termed a compendium 
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Judaic cantors to perform in Palm SpringsThe Desert Sun

Working alongside rabbis, they may teach reading from the Torah and conduct pastoral ceremonies. “The idea of cantors performing together en 
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Our ever-wayward ancestorsJerusalem Post

Not, I was quick to assert, that we had exhausted interpretations of the Torah – far from it. It was just that I and presumably some others in the group 
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The Singular TreeChabad.org

Traditionally Tu b’Shevat is a very auspicious time to pray for a kosher and beautiful etrog for use in the next Sukkot holiday – 8 months hence!
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A night of diverse Jewish musicSun-Sentinel

This year’s version of the Winter Jewish Music Concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Temple Israel’s Bertha Abess Sanctuary, 137 N.E. 19 St. in 
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Veteran Jewish Rock Stars ReunitedArutz Sheva

Almost 10 years since leading a revolution in Jewish music, the members of Reva L’Sheva are coming back to the stage. By Yoni Kempinski.
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Music executive and film producer Saul Zaentz dies at 92Cleveland Jewish News

Saul Zaentz holds the Best Picture Oscar for “The English Patient” and the Irving Thalberg Award as he poses for photographers at the 69th annual 
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Study Torah, Save Money: New Torah Study Track only $4.99 a monthpunktorah

We’re making Jewish education even more affordable with our new Torah Study Track. In this series you will learn each parshah (portion) of the Five 
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Stoughton synagogue changes date of trivia nightWicked Local

Ahavath Torah Congregation, 1179 Central St., Stoughton, will hold a Trivia Fun-Raiser Night Saturday, Feb. 8, with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by 
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Young cantor brings talent, love of hazzanut to jobSun-Sentinel

Benjamin Tisser, who was formally welcomed as B’nai Torah Congregation’s new cantor last month, knows the modern synagogue musical repertoire.
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Jewish blood is not cheapSun-Sentinel

Although the Torah often points out the infinite value of every human life, this week’s parsha gives a clear message about the value of Jewish life.
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Book lovers flock to Cohan seriesSun-Sentinel

This book club offers great titles to enlarge my understanding of the Jewish life as it has gone through so many trials and many great triumphs that 
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Creating a special day at Southampton shulJewish Chronicle

He began teaching Sam one day a week in preparation for his barmitzvah; it was his first experience of Jewish life.” Mr and Dr Rachman moved to 
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Dr. Stuart Rockoff to Present ‘Southern Jews and Slavery’ in Broadway World

Dr. Rockoff is the director of the history department at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of SouthernJewish Life in Jackson, Mississippi. His talk will 
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Largest eruv goes live in ManchesterJewish Chronicle

The UK’s largest eruv is to become operational affording thousands of Manchester Shabbat observantJews life-changing facilities. The 13-mile 
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Tributes to celebrate Rev Weisman’s 50 years of serving small Jewish Chronicle

Rev Weisman added: “Mainstream Jewry doesn’t appreciate that you can have a positive Jewish lifein a small community with only 10 people.
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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Hybrid HistoryTablet Magazine

In this Scroll series, Wolpe examines a work of Jewish scholarship, either contemporary or classic, which has relevance for modern Jewish life.
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Seeking Kin: In Salonika, preparing for a unique graduationJewish Telegraphic Agency

The list also is being circulated in the 3,000-member Athens Jewish  titled “The Nicest Day of My Life,” on the boy’s joy when his father promised to 
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Judging Menachem Stark’s Jewish Life — Not Just His DeathJewish Daily Forward

But if Menachem Stark, a slumlord who gave slumlords a bad name, wasJewish in his death, was he also Jewish in his life? Was he Jewish when he 
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At Tu b’Shvat, digging for spiritual growthJewish Telegraphic Agency

Looking around the garage for a shovel, I wondered if there were a Jewish  A Tu b’Shvat seder introduces philosophical concepts into the holiday.
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(Even More of) 2013′s Bright Pro-Israel Lights on US CampusesThe Jewish Press

Mael, whose op-ed in The Jewish Press described a pro-Israel event at Brandeis last spring that went wrong and which was one of the main 

 

Indian Jewish novelist honored in LucknowSan Diego Jewish World

It presented to Sheela Rohekar an award to her for her depiction of the IndianJewish life in her latest novel Miss Samuel: Ek Yahudi Gatha (Miss 
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As the Jewish Community Goes Gray, Synagogues Adapt To Serve Tablet Magazine

As Jewish America gets older, synagogues have begun to adapt to serve  in New York, “it’s also an opportunity to enrich the life of the synagogue.”.
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What You Missed in the News: December 29 – January 5Shalom Life

Aruba may only have less than 100 permanent Jewish residents, but they ….Shalom Life’s mission is to share, discuss and inspire our readers with 
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Israel’s Sharon Fights For Life, But Doctors ‘Pessimistic’KTEP

“It was a hostile world the Scheinermans settled in, and Sharon learned aboutJewish self-defense from an early age. He joined a Jewish paramilitary 
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Jewish leader, Holocaust survivor dies in NaplesNaples Daily News

Founding president Ann Jacobson speaks to the gathering. Naples’ Holocaust Museum held “Triumph 2013: Lives of Valor,” celebrating 10 years of 

 

A Good Season To Live High on the ‘Khoge’Jewish Daily Forward

Just in time for the last week of December, Beth Kissileff has a query about the Yiddish word khoge, which denotes a non-Jewish holiday. Does it, she 
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The Community Speaks out about The Happy Minyan

27.08.2013

Created for The Happy Minyan Gala August 25, 2013

Produced by Howard Reichman, Lisa Tofler & Jill Moray Reichman

 

Tributes to celebrate Rev Weisman’s 50 years of serving small Jewish Chronicle

Since his appointment in 1963, Rev Weisman has travelled across the UK, serving small Jewish communities from Jersey to Canterbury, 
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Bukharian Jewish Businessmen from NY Visit ShomronArutz Sheva

Businessmen from the Bukharian Jewish community in New York visited the factories of the Shomron (Samaria) recently, in the wake of the European 
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Jewish teens return from Young Judaea winter break community JNS.org

(JNS.org) Young Judaea’s Alternative Winter Break (AWB) program sent more than 100 North American Jewish high school students to partake in 
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As the Jewish Community Goes Gray, Synagogues Adapt To Serve Tablet Magazine

The Jewish community in America is going gray—even more quickly than the rest of the country. As baby boomers hit their 50s and 60s, the United 
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The One Of Too Many That Enraged The Orthodox Community JP Updates

As people in exile, the Orthodox Jewish community was never expecting the treatment of all with white silk gloves. We well know our limitations and 
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Ten Days Left to #MakeItHappenBoulder Jewish News

#MakeItHappen invites individuals from all over the world to submit ideas for creating new Jewishexperiences in their communities. Schusterman will 
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Torrance’s Chayo Eatery brings kosher food to the South BayDaily Breeze

Chayo Eatery in Torrance is a kosher restaurant filling a niche in the local Jewish community. It makes fresh pizzas, salads, soups and sandwiches.
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Jewish leader, Holocaust survivor dies in NaplesNaples Daily News

“Whatever she touched was successful, and she improved every community in which she lived,” said David Willens, executive director of the Jewish 
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Shabbat morning kiddushJewish Chronicle

One mordant observer remarked that single-malt whisky is one of the main forces for cohesion in the North American Jewish community today.
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What Is Jewish Music? Ben Sidran at the Center for Jewish History in NY.

14.03.2013

An excerpt from Ben Sidran’s performance at the Center for Jewish History in December, 2012. Part of the “Jews as Culture Brokers” series

Dr Maurice Mizrahi – Jewish Views of God (Beshallach)

04.01.2014

In this week’s Torah portion, Beshallach, we read: “Zeh keli ve-anvehu — This is my God and I will glorify Him.” [Ex. 15:2]. What, exactly, is the relationship between Jews and God? It is actually quite complicated and anything but one-dimensional. Let us explore it.
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Good Riddance Day

by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.

Barbed Wire Haven

by Michal Eisikowitz
The Oswego refugee camp looked like a concentration camp, but it was the one bright light within a dark and shameful presidential policy.

Four Daily Moments to Connect to Your Spouse

by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin
Do this four times a day and see your marriage improve.

My Musical Journey

by Sarah Dukes
It was only after I gave up demanding perfection from myself that I was able to share my unique music with the world.

Does God Love Dogs?

by Rabbi Levi Welton
Some Jewish insights on animals.

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Chicken Soup with Chopsticks

by Jack Botwinik
Belinda and I struggled with the idea: Does God care if we intermarry?

The art and science of toleranceJerusalem Post

Moshe Kantor’s art collection aims to present the contribution of artists of Jewish origin to Russianculture and to promote tolerance. Talkbacks ().
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ADL’s Tammy Gillies to address CBI Men’s ClubSan Diego Jewish World

Prior to that, Ms. Gillies worked for two years at the Center for Jewish Culture, which runs the San Diego Jewish Film Festival and Book Fair, among 
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Gesher Theater marks 22 years of excellence in new seasonJerusalem Post

 that goes by different names in different cultures,” he continued, “and in Jewish culture the dybbuk is an external entity that invades the soul.”

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ORF III – Kultur Heute, Jüdisches Leben in Wien – Bucharische Gemeinde 2013

11.12.2013

CLUB CHAI Video Magazin #8

17.12.2013

Juden als Zwangsarbeiter bei BaťaPrager Zeitung

Der Schuhkonzern in Zlín soll während des Krieges Hunderte von Juden aus Ghettos und Konzentrationslagern als Zwangsarbeiter ausgenutzt haben 
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„Der Tanz zum Tode“Neue Nordhäuser Zeitung

Am kommenden Sonntag findet in der Sonder-Ausstellung „Jüdisches Leben in Nordhausen“ ab 15.30 Uhr eine Lesung statt, initiiert vom 
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Jerusalems früherer Botschafter in Buenos Aires spricht von Jüdische Allgemeine

Bei dem Selbstmordattentat auf das jüdische Hilfswerk Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina kamen 85 Personen ums Leben, 300 wurden zum Teil 
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Sammler zwischen den WeltenRundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Als Sohn einer jüdischen Familie von den Nazis verfolgt, musste er seine  Auch das Jüdische Museum ehrt den Kunstsammler: 2005 erhält er den 
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Warburger entdeckt jüdisches KultbadNeue Westfälische

Volkmarsen. Es war eine Überraschung, als Peter Kirschbaum, Ernst Klein und Joachim Geritzen auf die Überreste eines jüdischen Kultbads in 
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Im Kosmos jüdischer MusikKieler Nachrichten

Als sich das Stühlerücken im und vor dem Statt-Café langsam beruhigt, und dann doch jeder der vielen Zuhörer irgendwie eine Sitzgelegenheit 
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Warburger entdeckt jüdisches KultbadNeue Westfälische

“Es ist spannend, durch solch einen Fund wieder in Berührung zu kommen mit dem jüdischen Leben, das hier einst zu Hause war”, schildert Joachim 
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Center for Jewish History 1

 03.04.2011

#1: True Jewish Leadership

2.01.2014

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The Secret Jewish History of CherJewish Daily Forward

While Cher has no Jewish background, many of the key people in her life — friends, boyfriends and collaborators — have been Jews. Her somewhat 
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Jonathan Sarna Elected President of Association for Jewish StudiesJewish Daily Forward

Jonathan Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, was elected president of the Association for Jewish Studies at its 
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Against Michigan, Aaron Liberman’s kippah makes hoops historyJewish Telegraphic Agency

In the process, the redshirt freshman made history twice:  (Aside: I attended the game featuring the “Jewish Jordan” with my hometown rabbi.).
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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: A Hybrid HistoryTablet Magazine

Rosman’s book, How Jewish is Jewish History? published in 2007, elaborates and responds to such questions. It explains how our story became 
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Jewish identity classes start February in OrlandoOrlando Sentinel (blog)

To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History will be conducted by Rabbi Yanky Majesky of Chabad North 
‘Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts’: Israel and International LawThe Jewish Press

The name Palestine was given to the former land of Israel by the Romans. The Roman objective was to erase any Jewish history within the region and 
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Holocaust film premiering – in WarsawHaaretz

 will have its world premiere on Wednesday – at Warsaw’s Museum of theHistory of Polish Jews. There could hardly be a better place to screen a film 
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Jewish history revealedThe Maitland Mercury

The Friends of Maitland Jewish Cemetery, along with Maitland City Council, will host an information day in February to share the history of the 

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Jerusalem’s Torah Ore

 28.06.2010

Fundraising film for Torah Ore, 2002. Directed and edited by Howard Reichman for Village Filmworks. http://www.VillageFilmworks.com

This Day, January 7, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

This discovery gave rise to charges of ritual murder for which all the Jews of Lincoln were seized and imprisoned in Lincoln. Berechiah reportedly 
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This Day in Jewish History / First Soviet yeshiva in 20 years opens in Haaretz

January 6, 1957, is the day that Yeshiva Kol Ya’akov opened in Moscow. The last still-functioning yeshiva had closed during the 1930s, and even the 
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This Day in Jewish History / Maryland Jews get the voteHaaretz

Thomas Kennedy made it his business to secure Jews the right to vote, though he claimed never to have met one. Photo by Archives of Maryland.
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This Day in Jewish History / Maryland Jews get the voteHaaretz

This Day in Jewish History / Maryland Jews get the vote. The General Assembly of Maryland in 1826 granted Jews the right to vote or to hold public 
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This Day, January 5, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

(As described by The History of the Jewish People)  1814:Today Chief Rabbi Lehmans of The Hague organized a special thanksgiving service and