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Satmar Rabbi Shushen Purim 5767, in KJ

m 21.03.2007

Thousands of People at the Satmar Rabbi’s Tish, Shushan Purim in KJ

Viznitz

29.01.2014

Viznitz Shul on Francis Place in Monsey

Satmar wedding zali side

25.10.2006

wedding of son of zalman leib

Bobov Rebbe Shlita dancing Mitzva Tantz at Wedding

 06.02.2011

Bobov Rebbe Shlita Dancing Mitzva Tantz at the Bobover Wedding

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Yoma Daf

27.01.2014

הרב עובדיה יוסף שליט”א Purim מהלכות פורים התשע”ד

05.02.2014
יום רביעי ה’ אדר א’ התשע”ד http://borokhov.kodesh.tv

הרב מרדכי שריקי שליט”א ברדיו מנטה

05.02.2014
הרב מרדכי שריקי שליט”א ראש מוסדות” בית יוסף ” מתארח ברדיו מנטה בנו וממשיך דרכו של האדמו’ר ” המלומד בניסים” הרב יוסף שריקי זכר צדיק וקדוש לברכה .

הרב זמיר כהן – סוד האותיות ושם האדם חלק

29.08.2013
להרצאות נוספות כנסו לאתר הידברות – http://www.hidabroot.org/. ערוץ הידברות משודר באפיק 97 ב-Yes ו-Hot. לפניות הציבור: 073-2221222

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT: You can build something indestructible that lasts.

20.09.2012

Rav Noach Weinberg on The Six Constant Mitzvos: Mitzvah

02.04.2011

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הרב משה צוריאל – פורים – מעניני המגילה

הרב משה צוריאל – פורים – מעניני המגילה

קול צופייך | פרשת תרומה | הלכות פורים ומגילת אסתר | מרן הרב מרדכי אליהו

מאמר “ויושט המלך לאסתר” שיעור

שיעור הכנה לפורים מיוסד על מאמר ד”ה ויושט המלך לאסתר

מגילת אסתר מפי הרב הרה”ג חיים אלמקייס שליט”א

Jewish Recipes : 24JEWISH Alerts Section jewish Recipes for PURIM Please Ask the Rabbi about Kashrut

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Le Nougat

14.02.2013
Voici une recette de pâtisserie orientale, qui est originaire d’Algérie, et que m’a transmise Nelly. Elle fait traditionnellement ce nougat lors de Pourim, une fête juive pendant le mois de février. Rien de compliqué à faire pour peu qu’on fasse bien attention à ne pas faire brûler les dattes sur le feu, et qu’on respect le temps de cuisson.
Ce nougat est un régal, essayez le vous m’en direz des nouvelles !
Merci à Nelly T. pour la recette 🙂

Le Roulé brioché “Crunch”special Pourim du Chef Stéphane Laïk

21.02.2013
Le Chef Stéphane Laïk vous délivres les secrets de son Roulé brioché “Crunch” au chocolat et noisettes caramélisées ;une recette special Pourim

Ingrédients pour 2 roulés.

4 verres de farine blanche tamisée (600 g)
1 cube de levure fraîche
1/2 verre de sucre (100 g)
100 g de beurre mou
2 œufs de taille moyenne
1/2 verre d’huile de tournesol
1 pincée de sel
Zest finement haché d’une orange ou d’un citron
1 cuillère à café d’extrait de vanille Bourbon ou 1 sachet de sucre vanillé

Les oreillettes de Pourim. Cuisson1

23.10.2011
Les oreillettes de Pourim.

Let’s Talk Nosh: Makin’ Hamantaschen

28.02.2013

Television chef Jeanette Friedman of ABC’s “The Taste”, let’s us into her world of cooking as she bakes hamantaschen assisted by Folkbiene Business Manager Jill Goldstein with a cameo appearance by Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek.

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12 Reasons why we eat Hamentashen on Purim

08.03.2012

The history and origin Hamentashen

Cookies are centerpiece of Jewish celebration

20.02.2013

Jews prepare to celebrate Purim

Purim Pastry! Hamantashen/Oznei Haman

09.03.2011

Baking Oznei Haman/Hamantashen for purim is so much fun. Enjoy!

LG
Recipe from back of poppyseed can!

Making of Bakery Hamantaschen for Purim – הכנת אוזני המן מאפיה לפורים

06.03.2012

Our friendly local bakers Guy and Avi at the Yesh Bakery in Modi’in Illit show us how they bake kosher Hamantaschen for Purim in the spirit of the Jewish holiday.

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אופים ידידותי שלנו גיא ואבי במאפייה יש במודיעין עילית הראה לנו איך הם אופים אזני המן לפורים ברוח החג.

How to make Hamantashen for Purim

 07.03.2009

Making Hamantashen

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Purim Katan 5771 with Motta Frank & Lipa Schmeltzer – Part 5 of 6

Purim Spiel 2013

25.02.2013

All of our thanks love devotion stalking attention to Sarit Lapp. Without her nothing would be possible. Not this video. Not the cure for the common cold. NOTHING!!!!!!!
And thank you to everyone who participated in this video. You’re all brilliant and we love you.

a DBLU and BeoncaFresh production
Chag Sameach everybody!

Pre Purim Concert With Avraham Fried, NYBC, Lipa and Pruz!

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National Council Of Young Israel In Conjunction With Queens Jewish Community Council
Proudly Presents Pre Purim Celebration! Avraham Fried, Michoel Pruzansky, Lipa and New York Boys Choir.

Featuring Zemiros Choir

pre purim

Sunday Evening, February 23rd • 7:30pm Sharp at the Colden Center At Queens College • Lie At Kissena Blvd.
Tickets: $25, $36, $54, $72, $100, Vip • Jewishtickets.com, Separate Seating Also Available

For More Info Please Call 718-544-9033 • Portion Of The Proceeds To Benefit Project Chaim

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National Council Of Young Israel In Conjunction With Queens Jewish Community Council Proudly Presents Pre Purim Celebration! Avraham Fried 

Abie Rotenberg Composes Song for Ill Young Man

24.10.2013

Avi Silver is a young man (in his early 20’s) who is desperately ill with Yener Machlah. He was diagnosed one year ago and his condition has slowly deteriorated. This morning he was in a crisis situation and although he’s been stabilized, he remains in great danger.

He and his incredible mother have exhibited extraordinary Emunah in Hashem throughout their ordeal and they have been supported by an incredibly involved group of friends in Toronto… as well as the North American community of Jewish Music artists and of course Chai Lifeline.

Avi has had Mordechai Ben David, Baruch Chait, Abie Rotenberg, Yaakov Shwekey, Lipa Shmeltzer, Sheya Mendlowitz and many other renowned performers sing at his bedside. Kumsitzes have been commonplace in their living room — which has become a sort of Mikdash Me’at for T’fila, Bitachon — through the medium of Jewish Music.

A while back Avi was hospitalized and while visiting, Abie Rotenberg offered to write a song in honor of Avi. Avi and Bracha chose the words: ה’ שמעה בקולי תהיינה אזניך קשבות לקול תחנוני
(Hashem listen unto my voice, may Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications).

Abie wrote music to those words and an arrangement was crafted by Toronto musician and engineer Eli Woznica. Abie, Baruch Levine, Reb Baruch Chait, Rivie and Eli Schwebel and Shlomo Simcha lent their voices to the recording — which was mixed and mastered last night. This morning it was emailed to the hospital and Avi and Bracha listened to it for the first time.

Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan 10th Annual Concert with YBC and Abie  – Jewish Music Report

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Yeshiva Ketana of Manhattan 10th Annual Concert with YBC and Abie Rotenberg.

15th Annual Mosaic Luncheon

The Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin will host  All proceeds from the Mosaicevent, co-chaired by Nora Lieberman and 

Gordon Zacks, 80, Fostered Jewish Education for Youth and Adults

 would become the Chabad House of Greater Cleveland, frequently traveled to Columbus to hold Jewish events for students at Ohio State University.

OU Announces SPIRIT Initiative for Seniors in Boca Raton, February 18 and 20 at Congregation 

OU member synagogue Congregation Torah Ohr and STAJE, (a communal organization seeking to help make the retirement-age years meaningful 
Is the Holy Temple a Building of Stone, or a Castle in the Air?

As the entire people of Israel read the weekly Torah portions that describe the desert Tabernacle, forerunner of the Holy Temple, and all the details of 

High Court ruling is discriminatory, say haredi MKs

Members of the United Torah Judaism party also criticized the move. “The [High] Court is acting like a hooligan,” said MK Moshe Gafni. “Funding for 

 

Jason von Ehrenkrook

Jason von Ehrenkrook, the Perlow lecturer in Classical Judaism at the University of Pittsburgh, will be the scholar-in-residence for Torah Weekend in 
Finding Acceptance as an Orthodox Teenage Girl—Among Non-Jews
Tablet Magazine
My own family was more tolerant, but in our regimented Orthodox life and neighborhood, goyim just didn’t come into play very much at all. When a rare non-Jewish family moved onto our block, one neighbor took it upon herself to call every Jewish parent 
See all stories on this topic »How Yelena Goltsman Ended Up on the Front Lines in the Battle To Boycott the 
Tablet Magazine
“She had the personal experience of life under oppression, of immigrating to freedom. She appreciated how the wisdom of Jewish tradition at its best teaches responsibility to the stranger and the exile. And she has the fire inside, the drive, to make 
See all stories on this topic »Jewish groups rejecting Hungary’s grants for Holocaust events
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
As part of the observances, the Civil Fund issued monetary grants to about 400 projects linked to commemoration, Jewish heritage or Jewish life. In declining the grant, the president of the Nove Zamky Jewish community, Tomas Lang, wrote to the Civil 
See all stories on this topic »Faith, Family and God — L’chaim! (To Life!): From Jewish Scripture to Gay 
Rainbow Times
The Talmud, a sacred Jewish book distinct from the Torah (Hebrew Scriptures, improperly referred to as the Old Testament) is divided into two parts: the Mishnah and Gemara. It contains wisdom about law, ethics, history, folklore, and philosophy from 
See all stories on this topic »The upside of intermarriage
Haaretz
Beyond the hostile (and essentially fearful) attitude American Jews tend to espouse, lies in mixed marriages a special lesson in coexistence. I learned this on a recent trip to Jordan from a Muslim Palestinian of Jewish descent who has committed his 
See all stories on this topic »AJC Says State Assembly Bill Punishing Israel Boycotts Was Ill-Advised
The Jewish Week
“There is no question that the academic boycott against Israel is a gross violation of academic freedom,” said Steven Bayme, AJC¹s Director of Contemporary Jewish Life. “But the proposed legislative action, which itself raised academic freedom 
See all stories on this topic »Jewish-Japanese Woman Takes the Entertainment World by Storm
Shalom Life
Everyone has a person in their life that is successful at a ridiculous amount of things and always seems to keep their hands busy. The question that crosses your mind when dealing with these types is usually, “How does she/he do it?” Well, Francesca 
See all stories on this topic »Jewish Hall of Fame: Gustav Mahler
Shalom Life
Shalom Life’s newest weekly feature, the Jewish Hall of Fame is a way to recognize the remarkable advancements these members of our community have made on today’s society. These are people who have truly changed the world, and have earned the 
See all stories on this topic »Jewish Repertory Theatre’s ‘Dai’ explores harsh realities of life in Israel
Buffalo News
That enormous challenge, of communicating the peculiar feeling of daily life in a politically and physically insecure environment, was part of what motivated Iris Bahr to write her one-person show, “Dai.” It has its local premiere tonight in the Jewish 
See all stories on this topic »Blind attorney, Ironman to speak about inner strength
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
20, at the Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University School of Law and is an attorney with The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, 
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Michel Friedman, Necla Kelek und Peter Hahne über den islamischen Antisemitismus in Deutschland

06.09.2012

Michel Friedman, Necla Kelek und Peter Hahne reden über den islamischen Antisemitismus in Deutschland. Michel Friedman war jedoch wieder etwas naiv und zu gutmenschlich.

Sarahs Schwestern – Jüdische Frauen in Deutschland

28.02.2012

Nach den Festen, den Hochzeiten, der Architektur und der Kindheit, stehen 2010 die Frauen im Zentrum der Dokumentationsreihe “Religionen in Deutschland”. Ob Judentum, Buddhismus, Islam oder Katholizismus: Frauen wird von den Religionen eine ganz bestimmte Rolle zugewiesen. Inwieweit gläubige Frauen diese erfüllen bzw. sich bewusst dagegen entscheiden, will die 4-teilige Serie anhand von ausgewählten Beispielen beleuchten. Im Zentrum stehen dabei pro Film zwei sehr unterschiedliche Frauen, die ihre Religion und ihren Glauben aus ihrer ganz persönlichen Sicht erklären. Die Rabbinerin Irit Shillor ist gebürtige Israelin. Mit den Ritualen des Judentums ist sie wie selbstverständlich groß geworden, eine besondere, religiöse Erziehung hat sie jedoch nicht genossen. Als sie nach ihrem Mathematikstudium nach England zog, lernte sie die liberale Strömung des Judentums kennen und lieben. Heute pendelt sie zwischen England und Deutschland, wo sie in der kleinen Hamelner Gemeinde als Rabbinerin tätig ist. Als religiöses Vorbild will sie ihrer Gemeinde vor allem die Gleichstellung von Mann und Frau nahe bringen. Joelle Spinner ist orthodoxe Jüdin und nimmt die religiösen Vorschriften sehr ernst. Die aus der Schweiz stammende Frau ist wie selbstverständlich mit der Orthodoxie aufgewachsen.Die promovierte Kunsthistorikerin ist verheiratet mit dem Vorsitzenden der Lauderfoundation und hat mit ihren drei Töchtern und dem Haushalt, der jede Woche am Shabbat seine Türen für Gäste aus aller Welt öffnet viel zu tun. Ihr Mann und sie kamen 2000 nach Berlin, sie waren die ersten, sichtbaren Juden am Prenzlauer Berg. Joelle Spinner zeigt, wie es gelingen kann als moderne, weltoffene Frau das orthodoxe Judentum ganz selbstverständlich hier in Deutschland zu leben.

Orthodox aber modern — Der deutsch-jüdische Schriftsteller Benjamin Stein | Video des Tages

06.07.2010

Benjamin Stein ist Computerfachmann, berät Unternehmen und schreibt Romane. Er lebt nach den Gesetzen der Thora. ‘Die Leinwand’, sein neuestes Werk, kann man buchstäblich von zwei Seiten lesen. Eine Geschichte, in der sich die Protagonisten unweigerlich auf einen Zusammenprall hinbewegen. Eine deutsch-jüdische Identität – spannend wie ein Krimi.

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Frankfurt Jüdisches Museum – Stein für Stein zum neuen Haus

Klare Kante: Künftig wird der Altbau des Jüdischen Museums (rechts) von hinten über einen Anbau erschlossen. Foto: staab Architekten.
Der jüdische Denker
Jüdische Allgemeine
Obwohl sich Sperber bereits früh gegen die Religion entschieden hatte, bildete die Begegnung mit dem jüdischen Messianismus in jenen Jahren einen wichtigen Bezugspunkt für sein gesamtes Leben. »Es mag sein«, schrieb er später, »dass ich, seit ich 
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Eine Erinnerung an das jüdische Leben
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Dort gab es einst blühendes jüdisches Leben: Neben vielen jüdischen Familien, die dort lebten, gab es auch eine Synagoge und einen Jüdischen Friedhof. Die Synagoge steht noch – heute ist sie ein Wohnhaus in der Neukelsterbacher Straße. Als sie Ende 
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Spenden für Frankfurts jüdisches Kulturerbe
Journal Frankfurt
Für die Finanzierung dieser Projekte startet die Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer des Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt am Mittwoch gemeinsam mit der privaten Bethe-Stiftung Köln eine Spendenaktion. Das Motto: “Stein für Stein zum neuen Haus – Sie 
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Stein um Stein zum neuen Haus
Jüdische Allgemeine
Das Jüdische Museum in Frankfurt steht vor einem Neubeginn. Viele neue Projekte sind geplant. Die Ausstellungsfläche soll verdoppelt, der Zugang zum Museum der Judengasse verbessert und ein neues Zentrum innerhalb der Dauerausstellung 
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Es war ein Urknall«
Jüdische Allgemeine
Es ist kurz vor zwölf Uhr an einem Sonntag, doch am Rande der Gelsenkirchener Innenstadt ist einiges los. »Wir mussten früher öffnen, weil die ersten Leute schon vor der Tür standen«, erzählt Judith Neuwald-Tasbach, Vorsitzende der JüdischenGemeinde.
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Erinnerung im Nebelwald
Jüdische Allgemeine
In dieser einsamen Berglandschaft siedelten sich Anfang der 40er-Jahre aus Deutschland und Österreich stammende jüdische Flüchtlinge an, um eine landwirtschaftliche Kooperative zu gründen. Nach dem Krieg verließen viele wieder das Land.
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Klatsch und Tratsch aus der jüdischen Welt
Jüdische Allgemeine
Artur »Atze« Brauner wehrt sich gegen Vorwürfe, er habe Steuern hinterzogen. Laut »Der Spiegel« sei der Name des Berliner Filmproduzenten auf einer Steuer-CD aus der Schweiz aufgetaucht, auf der Daten der israelischen Bank Leumi gespeichert 
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Respekt, alter Mann!«
Jüdische Allgemeine
Premieren, Promis und Porträts: Die 5. Jüdischen Filmtage München waren ein Erfolg auf ganzer Linie. Besonders groß war der Andrang bei der Premiere des Films Der letzte Mentsch mit seinen beiden Hauptdarstellern Mario Adorf und Hannelore Elsner im 
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Noch beherbergt die Alte Synagoge Nijmegen ein Naturkundemuseum. Bald 
Jüdische Allgemeine
In zwei Jahren soll in der Alten Synagoge statt Naturschönheiten wieder Jüdisches zu erleben sein: Lesungen, Ausstellungen, Konzerte, Vorträge. Ein Kulturzentrum soll hier entstehen, wenn das Naturkundemuseum in sein neues Domizil umgezogen ist.
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Das Schma Jisrael und der Motorradfahrer
Jüdische Allgemeine
Jeden Sonntagmorgen freue ich mich auf die Studierstunde mit zwei jüdischenChirurgen. Jede Woche ergründen wir die Bedeutung eines Abschnitts aus dem Siddur (Gebetbuch für den Alltag). Wir waren beim Schma Jisrael angelangt, dem bedeutendsten 
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Eine Erinnerung an das jüdische Leben
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Dort gab es einst blühendes jüdisches Leben: Neben vielen jüdischen Familien, die dort lebten, gab es auch eine Synagoge und einen Jüdischen Friedhof. Die Synagoge steht noch – heute ist sie ein Wohnhaus in der Neukelsterbacher Straße. Als sie Ende 
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Es war ein Urknall«
Jüdische Allgemeine
»Wir haben hier einen Ort, an dem man jüdisches Leben sehen kann«, sagt die 54-Jährige. Oft kommen auch nichtjüdische Besucher zu Schabbat-Gottesdiensten. »Manchmal sind es mehr Besucher als Gemeindemitglieder. Ich würde mich freuen, wenn alle 
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Frankfurt am Main – Einblicke in gegenwärtiges jüdisches und muslimisches 
Hessen Tageblatt
Die Jüdische Gemeinde Frankfurt gehört mit ihren 7.161 Mitgliedern zu den vier großen Jüdischen Gemeinden in Deutschland. Sie bietet ihren Mitgliedern eine Vielfalt von Einrichtungen und Mitgliederdiensten, die für jüdisches Leben notwendig sind.
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Der jüdische Denker
Jüdische Allgemeine
Obwohl sich Sperber bereits früh gegen die Religion entschieden hatte, bildete die Begegnung mit dem jüdischen Messianismus in jenen Jahren einen wichtigen Bezugspunkt für sein gesamtes Leben. »Es mag sein«, schrieb er später, »dass ich, seit ich 
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Respekt, alter Mann!«
Jüdische Allgemeine
forsch Für den Zuschauer wird Gül zu einer Art Guide in das jüdische Leben von Schwartz und in dessen Vergangenheit. Dass Gül eine junge Türkin ist, hat dabei gleich zwei Vorteile für das Verständnis des Holocausts und das Trauma der Überlebenden: 
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Spenden für Frankfurts jüdisches Kulturerbe
Journal Frankfurt
Außerdem wolle man dort in Zukunft einen noch deutlicheren Eindruck vom jüdischen Leben geben und eine engere Verbindung zur Börnegalerie und dem alten jüdischen Friedhof schaffen, sagt Raphael Gross, Direktor des Jüdischen Museums.
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Ich bin in Sehnsucht eingehüllt«
Jüdische Allgemeine
Das Leben der Juden in Rumänien galt nichts mehr, nachdem im Juni 1941 das mit dem Balkanstaat verbündete Nazideutschland in die Sowjetunion einmarschierte. Im »blutigen Juli« 1941 kam es zu einem Pogrom in Czernowitz. Drei Tage lang wurde 
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Erinnerung im Nebelwald
Jüdische Allgemeine
»Ich möchte dem Staat und der Bevölkerung Boliviens meinen tiefen Dank aussprechen, dass sie durch ihre Gastfreundschaft vielen jüdischen Bürgern das Leben gerettet haben«, sagte der deutsche Botschafter in Bolivien, Peter Linder, bei der Einweihung.
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Letzter Winter in Sanssouci
Jüdische Allgemeine
Anfangs hatte ich eine ziemliche Abneigung gegen die deutsche Sprache. Aber die Stadt wurde uns dann doch vertrauter, wenngleich der eher geringe Kontakt zu meinen Eltern in Moskau immer etwas schmerzt. Jüdisches Leben ist sehr familiengeprägt.
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Party in russischer Synagoge und Holocaust-Gedenkstätte verursacht Aufruhr

Der Russische Jüdische Kongresses wehrt sich gegen Kritik für die  Prawda, “während die amerikanischen Juden oft Veranstaltungen in Synagogen 

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Join the Rabbi at Purim in Japan

 01.03.2007

A persoanl invitation to join us at Purim in Japan in Nashville, TN

Chabad Tokyo Japan (part 1)

08.03.2009

http://www.chabadjapan.org
Chabad Tokyo Japan. We want Moshiach now!

Chabad Tokyo Japan (part 2)

Hungarian Jews set to ‘physically hinder’ Neo-Nazi rally in former synagogue
Jerusalem Post
The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) may send people to physically prevent members of the ultra-nationalist Jobbik party from holding a rally at a former synagogue next Friday, The Jerusalem Post has learned. Jobbik, which the 
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Jewish groups rejecting Hungary’s grants for Holocaust events
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
In declining the grant, the president of the Nove Zamky Jewish community, Tomas Lang, wrote to the Civil Fund that while some Hungarian leaders, including Deputy Prime Minister Tibor Navracsics, had recognized Hungarian responsibility in the Holocaust 
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Hungarian Jewish group considering physically preventing Jobbik from 
JNS.org
(JNS.org) The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) is considering sending people to physically prevent Hungary’s ultra-nationalist Jobbik party from holding a rally at a former synagogue on Feb. 14. Jobbik, which holds 43 of 386 seats 
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JEWISH POP’ goes on the road: first stop was Burlington County
Jewish Community Voice
Burlington County’s Jewish population skews older and tends to be wealthier and more educated than South Jersey’s Jewish population as a whole. About two-thirds of them are clustered in three towns—Marlton, Mt. Laurel and Moorestown— with the rest 
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Jewish Center of Sochi Imported Additional Rabbis to Accommodate Olympic 
JP Updates
Unique to this challenge is that unlike other host cities of past Olympic games, like London and Vancouver that have large Jewish communities, Sochi has but one rabbi in town, and the distance between various sports arenas is considerable. With the 
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Aljazeera Runs ‘News Program’ as Promo for Boycott
The Jewish Press
 was a bald-faced commercial for boycotting Israel under the guise of a supposed news program that featured two pro-Arab interviewees and, just to make an uneven program seem half-legitimate, Danny Dayan of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities 
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Communities teaming up on new business corridor
Jewish Advocate
Cambridge’s Kendall Square and the Innovation District along the South Boston waterfront will soon need to make room for the state’s newest startup area: the N2 Innovation Corridor, which could greatly benefit the area’s Jewish community. The full
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Pursuing Peace In The Classroom
The Jewish Week
Carolyn Gerecht, who grew up in Washington, D.C.’s Reform Jewish community and ran an experiential Jewish education program in Pittsburgh’s Beth Shalom Conservative synagogue, was encouraged to apply to the conflict resolution program as part of 
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Model rabbinic leadership
Jerusalem Post
A striking demonstration of true rabbinic leadership was unveiled this week, in what may be the most unlikely of countries. One would expect creative rabbinic rulings for the good of an entire community to emanate from the great centers of Jewish study 
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Mina Bern on Yiddish Theater’s Legacy

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The late Mina Bern, one of Yiddish theater’s veteran performers, speaks about her vision regarding the future of Yiddish theater.

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11.04.2012

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An overview of the Milken Archive’s project on immigrant-era American Yiddish theater. Includes footage from 2001 recording sessions in Barcelona and Vienna, featuring Simon Spiro, David Krakauer, Nell Snaidas, Robert Bloch, and the late Bruce Adler. Narrated by Mike Burstyn.

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On my two rabbinic communities, Rabbis Without Borders and ALEPH


On my two rabbinic communities, Rabbis Without Borders and ALEPH

Posted: 05 Feb 2014 11:53 AM PST

Stamp_mini“What does it mean to be a rabbi without borders?” people ask. “Is it like Doctors Without Borders? Do you travel the world?” Not in the sense of accruing more stamps on my passport. The travel is between perspectives and viewpoints, not between nations.

Longtime readers know that I went to a transdenominational rabbinic school where students and faculty from all of the major streams or denominations of Judaism learned together. There are three such seminaries now, though I believe that ALEPH was the first, and ALEPH is unique in its explicitly Jewish Renewal orientation. Anyway: my whole adventure of rabbinic school learning was a transdenominational one. My primary context for rabbinic community has always involved people from different Jewish backgrounds with differing Jewish practices.

For that reason, although I knew I would enjoy the Rabbis Without Borders fellowship, I wasn’t sure how groundbreaking or new it would feel to me. After all, sitting around a study table with Jews ranging from Reform to Orthodox was already a familiar part of my worldview, and so was the assumption that there is a multiplicity of valid paths toward truth. So maybe it’s not surprising that my experience of RWB/Clal has been in many ways parallel to my experience of ALEPH. It’s not so much that the passionate pluralism of RWB feels new, as that it’s a delight to discover another transdenominational rabbinic hevre (community of colleagues and friends) who share my ideals and my yearning to bring Judaism and God-connection to those who thirst.

In an ALEPH context, we come together across our differences of interpretation and practice beneath the common umbrella of Jewish Renewal. We share a yearning to revitalize Judaism (or Judaisms), respect for the groundbreaking work of our forebears (among them Reb Zalman), an investment in deep ecumenism, and a unique blend of feminism, progressive values, and neo-Hasidism. In a RWB/Clal setting, the umbrella is klal Yisrael, the Jewish community writ large. Though the qualities which are most central to Jewish Renewal aren’t necessarily focal points in RWB, it seems to me that both communities come together across our differences of interpretation and practice to jointly serve the Jewish community in all of its forms, and to bring Jewish wisdom to the wide world. We are, you might say, responding to the same divine call.

In RWB we gather with the utmost respect for each other’s perspectives and training. We don’t gloss over the places where our practices and comfort zones differ. And we act in the good faith that each of our forms of Judaism is one piece of the Jewish puzzle, one partial truth within the greater truth which belongs to the Jewish community as a whole. For me as a Renewal rabbi, of course, the same metaphor holds true with regard to the religious world — Judaism has one piece of the truth, Christianity has another piece, and so on, and so on. (I think many RWBs agree on this one, too. Day before yesterday I learned some amazing Hasidic texts with RWB Hanan Schlesinger, who taught — drawing primarily on the Sfat Emet — that our real challenge is finding Torah, which is to say finding truth, everywhere. Not only in our own tradition, but everywhere. How beautiful is that?) This is a pluralism which feeds my soul.

And I believe it’s a pluralism which the world desperately needs. So much of the news we receive speaks in stark black and white, particularly about religious differences, but reality is far more nuanced and subtle. Truth and meaning aren’t the unique purview of any community; as Reb Zalman likes to say, God broadcasts on all channels and each tradition receives revelation based on how we’re attuned. I believe that there are glimmers of truth even in worldviews with which I deeply disagree (though sometimes it stretches me mightily to try to find them). And I can seek to open the wellsprings of Jewish wisdom and tradition even for those with whom I have substantial differences. As Rabbi Brad Hirschfield hasso eloquently argued, you don’t have be wrong for me to be right. I’m more interested in what connects us than in what divides us: across the different branches of Judaism, and across our various politics, and across the varied manifestations of our human family tree.

One of the questions which I think animates this Rabbis Without Borders community is: how can we bring Jewish wisdom to the wide world? What sustenance can we draw forth from our living well which might feed people’s hearts and souls in years to come?

EarthIn Jewish Renewal we often speak in terms of paradigm shift. When the Temple fell, there was a transition to rabbinic Judaism, which wasn’t always easy or comfortable but was utterly necessary in order for Judaism to continue to thrive — that was a paradigm shift.Reb Zalman has argued that we’re experiencing another paradigm shift now, in which we must come to see Judaism, humanity, and our planet in a new way. (The last century’s massive destruction, including Hiroshima and the Shoah, is one side of the paradigm shift; seeing our planet from space, that beautiful blue-green ball suspended in blackness, is another piece of the shift. Both of these together call us to co-create new responses to the new challenges at hand.) I believe that the work my Renewal and RWB colleagues are doing, striving to bring Jewish wisdom to the wide world, is part of the tikkun (healing) which this new paradigm shift calls forth.

In RWB (and I think also in ALEPH), the borders we cross are those of perspective and practice. We don’t all have the same answers. We don’t all maintain the same practices. Some of us daven in gender-segregated spaces, and some don’t. Some of us maintain deep attachments to the classical halakhic system, and some don’t. Some of us are comfortable with substantial liturgical variation, and some aren’t. Some of us daven every word in the classical siddur at lightning speed; some of us soak ourselves in slow contemplative liturgical chant. (And some of us do both on alternate days!) We dress this way and thatway. We eat this way and that way. But we’re united in our belief that we are part of the same enterprise, and that without compromising our ideals or our practices we can work together to bring healing to Judaism and to bring Jewish wisdom to the world.

The fact that I’ve found not one but two rich spiritual communities of colleagues and teachers who are driven by these passions, who share these commitments to traditional depth and intellectual / spiritual breadth, and who are both willing and able to draw on a variety of different wisdoms (whether within our own tradition, or across many traditions) in order to serve God and to serve the needs of our communities — it’s incredible. I am so blessed.

 

For more: see RWB FAQ: What is a Rabbi Without Borders? and Kol ALEPH: What is Jewish Renewal?

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KABBALAH of the HEART | Sefer Tanya

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Who’s the boss of your body: your heart or your brain? Rabbi Tzvi Freeman explores the untapped powers of the mind.

LESSONS IN TANYA:

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LESSONS IN TANYA: Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Adar I 6, 5774 · February 6, 2014
Likutei Amarim, middle of Chapter 27

The central point of the above discussion was that through the occurence of evil thoughts in one’s mind, and through one’s battle against them, the sitra achra is subdued, causing great pleasure above.

The Alter Rebbe now goes on to say that this subjugation of the sitra achra and the consequent Divine pleasure are brought about not only by one’s struggle against thesitra achra when it attempts to lead one to sin (as in our case, where the lack of a struggle against evil thoughts, and the continued meditation on them would constitute a sin). Rather, one produces the same effect by struggling with one’s nature in abstaining from permitted matters. For as explained in ch. 6, any permitted action done without the specific intention of leading one to the serving of G‑d (as, for example, eating in order to obtain strength for Torah study or performing the mitzvot) derives its vitality from thesitra achra. (This term simply means “the other side,” i.e., the absence of holiness.) Only an action so directed can draw its vitality from the realm of holiness. Therefore, whenever one refrains from doing even a permissible act (in which this intention is lacking) in order to subdue the sitra achra, he gives rise to Divine pleasure.

ולא עוד, אלא אפילו בדברים המותרים לגמרי

Furthermore, not only by fighting his evil thoughts does one subdue the sitra achra,but even in matters that are fully permissible,

כל מה שהאדם זובח יצרו אפילו שעה קלה, ומתכוין לאכפיא לסטרא אחרא שבחלל השמאלי

every act of sacrificing one’s impulse, even if only for a short while i.e., if he delays partaking of even the permissible and essential, with the intention of subduing the sitra achra in the left part of his heart, achieves this end.

כגון שחפ׳ לאכול, ומאחר סעודתו עד לאחר שעה או פחות

For example: when he wants to eat but delays his meal for an hour or less,

ועוסק בתורה באותה שעה

and during that time he studies Torah.

For if he occupies himself with other physical matters, he does not subdue the sitra achra by postponing his meal, since he is in any case indulging his animal soul; but if he studies Torah during that time then even when the delay of his meal does not gain him any time for Torah study, for he would have studied Torah regardless (as will soon be stated), and despite the fact that he eventually does eat, yet he subdues the sitra achraby the mere effort of postponing his meal, and thereby he brings about the Divine pleasure caused by every subjugation of the sitra achra.

כדאיתא בגמרא: שעה רביעית מאכל כל אדם, שעה ששית מאכל תלמידי חכמים

As the Gemara states: 1 “The fourth hour [of the day] is when all men eat, but the sixth hour is the mealtime for scholars,”

והיו מרעיבים עצמם שתי שעות לכוונה זו

because they would go hungry for two hours with this intention,

אף שגם אחר הסעודה היו לומדים כל היום

although even after the meal they would study all day.

וכן אם בולם פיו מלדבר דברים שלבו מתאוה מאד לדברם מענייני העולם

So too if one restrains his mouth from saying things which he greatly desires to say, concerning mundane matters — even where is nothing wrong with the words per se, yet he refrains from speaking them precisely because he feels a desire to do so;

וכן בהרהורי מחשבתו

and likewise regarding the thoughts of his mind he suppresses an urge to think about some mundane matter.

אפילו במעט מזעיר דאתכפיא סטרא אחרא לתתא

Even by the slightest subjugation of the sitra achra here below,

אסתלק יקרא דקודשא בריך הוא וקדושתו לעילא הרבה

the glory of G‑d and His holiness is greatly elevated on high.

FOOTNOTES
1. Shabbat 10a.
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