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06.12.2012

Gali- singer\actress 25 years experience in entertainment industry many styles of music & I specializes in Jewish culture and tradition of ” Chenah” & Challah events for women and girls a powerful performance for Bat Mitzvah & woman events : “challaha ceremony” (hafrashat challaha)
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Concierto Música Hebrea

05.09.2012

Selihot Selichot סליחות – Moroccan מרוקאי (Learnable) – R. David Kadoch

12.08.2013

Moroccan Daily Halakhot
La Halakha Marocaine Quotidienne
http://www.darkeabotenou.com

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התזמורת האנדלוסית אשדוד-סליחות+שיר

07.09.2010

התזמורת האנדלוסית הישראלית אשדוד ב- קונצרט פיוטי סליחות לפני ראש השנה-התשע”א, בהשתתפות: הפייטנים חיים לוק וליאור אלמליח , הזמרים :מאיר בנאי, קובי אוז, מיכה שיטרית , ובהנחיית – ג’קי לוי.
הקונצרט התקיים בהיכל התרבות בתל אביב-

בסירטון — הפיוט ” ישן אל תרדם”- רבי יהודה הלוי/ ביצוע:-הפייטניפם:”חיים לוק” ו”ליאור אלמליח”

צולם ע”י — yaffa banouz
http://www.marocmoreshet.com

PURIM Section Jewish Torah Insights Channel shiurim Daf Yomi and Purim, : 24JEWISH ALERTS

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Yoma Daf

27.01.2014

Daf Yomi Megillah Talmud Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי מגילה ‘ הרב משה ויסבלום

Daf Yomi Talmud Succah  Gemarrah Succot Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי תלמוד גמרא סוכה

פורים!!-גילוי ההסתר!! -סיפור המגילה!! -הרב יצחק לסרי

09.02.2014

יצרתי סרטון זה באמצעות עורך הסרטונים של YouTube ‏(http://www.youtube.com/editor)

שיעורי תורה ב-HD הרב יוסף שובלי 5773-20 פרשת תצוה – “ענייני פורים והמגילה”

09.02.2014

‘משכיל לאיתן’ מציגים
שיעורי תורה – שנת תשע”ג
שיעור תורה בפרשת השבוע מפי הרב הצדיק רבי יוסף שובלי שליט”א
פרשת תצוה
שם השיעור “ענייני פורים והמגילה”

קישורים חיצוניים
breslev
ברסלב
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פורים | רק משלוח המנות תוצרת הארץ! | מרן הרב מרדכי אליהו

 09.02.2014

דברים נפלאים וחדים על החיוב והמעלה לתת משלוחי מנות רק מתוצרת הארץ הקדושה!
צפו בדברי הרב
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לתכנים וסרטים נוספים בקרו באתר הרב מרדכי אליהו
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הרב פינטו – רבי שלמה פינטו שליט”א – תפילה שיוצאת בלב שלם

09.02.2014

הרב יאשיהו פינטו http://www.rabbi-pinto.org
הרב יאשיהו פינטו, נצר לשושלת רבני מרוקו, פינטו ואבוחצירא.
הרב פינטו משמש כנשיא קהילת שובה ישראל
שמונה מעל 20,000 חברים, ב 23 מרכזים רוחניים ברחבי העולם.

הרב רפאל זר – כתית אמיתי (פרשת תצוה)

09.02.2014

נא לא להיכנס בשבת קודש.

עם ישראל נמשלו לזית כמה שיותר כותתים אותו כך הוא מוציא את שמנו.

הרב יאשיהו פינטו שמחת פורים

25.01.2014

הידברות-הרב יונה מצגר-פורים בשנה מעוברת

01.01.2013

פורים בשנה מעוברת
הרב יונה מצגר בפינה מיוחדת לחג פורים

הרב זמיר כהן- הלכות תענית אסתר וחג פורים

10.01.2013

לעילוי נשמת: שבתאי ארמא בן דינה
לעילוי נשמת: חנניה לוי בן יקוט
לעילוי נשמת: יקוט פחימה בת מסעודה
לעילוי נשמת: יעקב פחימה בן זהרה

ת.נ.צ.ב.ה

פרשת ויקהל – התקהלות בטהרה – בחבלי משיח – פורים – -הרב אלישע

וישליצקי – ערוץ מאיר – פרשת שבוע – שיעורי תורה – יהדות

03.03.2013

טיפ: הרשמו לערוץ שלנו ותקבלו עדכון על כל סרט חדש שנעלה!
הקליקו להרשמה: http://go.yahadoot.com/youtube/subscribe

אתר הוידאו הכשר הגדול בעולם: http://video.yahadoot.com
יצירת קשר עם ערוץ “יהדות”: youtube@yahadoot.com

חג פורים הרב יוסף בן פורת חובה לצפות מרתק ביותר!!!

11.06.2011

שלום חברים! כל מי שיכול בבקשה ממכם כל סרט טוב שאתם רואים ממה שאני העלתי או אחרים כמובן רק סרטי יהדות תלחצו על אהבתי וגם תגובה טובה או תודה וכמה זה חיזק אותכם זה מאוד חשוב לי ונותן כח להמשיך להעלות סרטים ליוטיוב תודה לכולם! שלום חברים! כל מי שיכול בבקשה ממכם כל סרט טוב שאתם רואים ממה שאני העלתי או אחרים כמובן רק סרטי יהדות תלחצו על אהבתי וגם תגובה טובה או תודה וכמה זה חיזק אותכם זה מאוד חשוב לי ונותן כח להמשיך להעלות סרטים ליוטיוב תודה לכולם! מעוניינים לשמוע עצות מקצועיות בחינוך ילדים?http://www.DifferentEducation.org.ilhttp://www.DifferentEducation.org.il הקליקו לעצות מקצועיות בחינוךילדים

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

Video from http://jewishpathways.com/
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Jewish Recipes : 24JEWISH Alerts Section jewish Recipes for PURIM Please Ask the Rabbi about Kashrut

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Kosher Honey Chicken Recipe

 25.01.2010

http://joyofkosher.com/recipe/honey-c… | Jamie Geller from JoyofKosher.com shows you how to make her delicious Kosher Honey Chicken recipe. This easy to make Kosher recipe is perfect for holidays or an elegant dinner party. Jamie Geller is the author of the critically-acclaimed cookbook, “Quick and Kosher: Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing” (Feldheim Publishers, 2007)

For all your kosher food needs, please shop http://www.kosher.com


Beignets- juifs de sefrou-marocain Sfinj

ספינג’-מרוקאים+מתכון

 01.12.2010

הספינג’ של- yaffa banouz -bente sefrou marocmoreshet

Sfenje Moroccan doughnuts / سفنج مغربي Beignets marocains
מתכון: – 1, ק”ג קמח / שתי כפות שמרים יבשים / כפית סוכר / כף ערק / כפית מלח / שתי כפות שמן / כ-3-כוסות מים פושרים +,

אופן הכנה: – את הקמח , השמרים , הסוכר , מאחדים ולשים ביחד לבצק דליל , אוספים את הבזק לגומה אחת בעזרת השמן והמלח ועוד שתי כפות מים ,
לתת לבצק לנוח ולטפוח עד שהוא מכפיל את נפחו כ-שעה לערך , לגלות אותו וללוש שוב , לאחר כ-1/2 שעה אפשר להתחיל במלכת הטיגון, שאת ההליך רואים בשרטון !!!!!

חג חנוכה שמח !!!!!

צולם ע”י –yaffa banouz -054-5913698
http://www.marocmoreshet.com

OHEL MALKA – Pourim 5771

29.03.2011

L’association a distribué 275 repas pour le Michté de Pourim 5771.
Un repas comprenant : Pains, riz, Pommes de Terres, viandes, Schnitzel, Salades, friandises et jouets pour les enfants.

איך להכין כדורי שוקולד טבעיים שילדים אוהבים

05.06.2011

Our Mother’s Recipes – Noodle Kugel

 08.02.2014

Get the recipe for The Best Ever Classic Jewish Noodle Kugel at See how to.

This is the second video in the Our Mothers Recipe series with Dorene Sager and Armin Feldman. They are demonstrating their mother’s recipe for noodle kuge.

Jamie and friends make an easy classic Kosher Spinach Noodle Kugel, the ultimate in Jewish food. Get the recipe here

Watch more Happy Hanukkah videos: People of any faith can prepare this fanta.

Watch me make noodle kugel and explain how to make it healthier! Here is the recipe for my kugel!

Happy Hanukkah from The Sam Livecast! We’re making a strangely delicious Noodle Kugel dish. It’s egg noodles but sweet. It has cottage cheese but is amazingl.

To view the next video in this series click: This video will show how to mix the ingredients for noodle kugel.

Order it online now! Michael, King and owner of Kosher Kingdom, shares his recipe for sweet noodle .

It’s easy. It’s tasty. It’s a traditional family recipe for the holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Now you can make Noodle Kugel! BTW.recipe uses an .

Jspace Food tells you how to make a savory noodle kugel, the perfect side dish for any meal! Find more recipes, tips and tricks for the Jewish kitchen at htt.

Kosher Deli Restaurant in White Plains New York. Making noodle kugel.

Denison’s Cross-Cultural Community is proud to announce the first annual International Food and Culture Festival! Inherent to one’s migration is the movement.

Get the App from Google Play: ☆ Kitchen Cat ☆ Apple Noodle Kugel Recipe. A recipe from the KC Des.

To view the next video in this series click: This video will show how to bake noodle kugel.

Get the App from Google Play: ☆ Kitchen Cat ☆ Apple Lokshen Noodle Kugel Recipe. A recipe from th.

Our Pineapple Noodle Pudding is a tropical twist on the original Eastern European dish known as kugel. Serve this warm or chilled for brunch or dessert and.

Jodie enjoyed her dinner last night – especially her noodle kugel from Aunt Joan – she had 2 helpings.

it tasted good,, i couldnt finish it all! mirracle noodles 100 g eggwhites 1 apple, chopped sweetener which bakes good cinnamon 0 cal non stick spray for loa.

This Philly Noodle Kugel is a great side dish that compliments any meat, fish, or poultry entrée. Serve either warm or cold. Whether you are traditionally Je.

This easy basic potato kugel recipe is a traditional baked Jewish casserole, served as a side dish. Moist on the inside and crispy golden on the outside it i.

12 oz wide egg noodles, cooked 4 min. 16 oz sour cream, 16 oz farmer’s cheese, 6 eggs, 1/4 c brown sugar, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt, bla.

Many people are unfamiliar with kugels, which are baked puddings associated with Eastern European Jews. They typically feature ingredients such as rice, nood.

I’ve finally got my act together to provide you with my families traditional holiday dish after years of being asked what is it and how do you make it. Enjoy.

| Jamie Geller from Kosher.com shows you how to make her simple and Kosher Cran-Apple Crunch Kug.

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.

http://www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org

Director, Marketing Communications: Christopher Massimine

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.

http://www.kuvienimages.com

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

Recette facile חלה “challah” pain traditionnel du Shabbat

 04.03.2012

Matériel utilisé pour cette vidéo :
Musique titrée “Cafe anatolia I love secret” prise sur youtube
Cette vidéo reflète ma propre croyance indépendamment à la croyance du compositeur de cette musique et de ceux qui l’accompagnent.

Vidéo filmée par moi-même.
Recette facile חלה “challah” pain traditionnel du Shabbat

OHEL MALKA – Pourim 5770 – MATANOT LAEVIONIM

03.03.2010

Distribution des matanots laévionims le jour de Pourim ainsi que de jouets.

Section Events, Jewish Life : 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection in each section

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Mark Glanville sings Vilne

25.01.2014

Mark Glanville sings Vilne at the Winter Jewish Music Concert. Accompanied by Alan Mason. January 18, 2014. Miami, Florida. http://www.JewishConcert.org.

Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, Concert at the Russian Cultural Foundation, 1998 – Hasidic Cappella

 16.07.2013

http://www.hasidic-cappella.com
The Moscow Male Jewish Cappella, Concert at the Russian Cultural Foundation, 1998 – Hasidic Cappella
Artistic Leader and Conductor – Alexander Tsaliuk

Speech by Eugene Weiner about Academic Jewish Musical Culture in Russia, and about future of the Moscow Male Jewish Cappella.

1. She-he-Heyonu – M. Mahtenberg, soloist – Leonid Bomshteyn
2. Havdalah – D. Fridman, Arr. E. Langer, soloists – M. Rubanov, R. Gusarov
3. Mi Shebeyrach – S. Ancis, soloists – L. Bomshteyn, A. Skenderov
4. Eyn kelokeynu – M. Himmelshteyn, soloist – V. Polonsky (7 years old!)

Speech by Arkady Arkanov, well known Soviet-Russian artist, about preservation of the Academic Jewish Music and The Moscow Male Jewish Cappella and it’s future.

5. Shen Har Ve Nahi – Georgian ancient song, soloist – G. Beshitaishvily
6. Tuman – Russian Folk Song, Arr. B. Shehter, soloist – Boris Finkelshteyn
7. Ki Lekah Toyv – D.Roytman, M. Rumshinsky, soloist – Boruch Finkelshteyn

Speech by Mark Kaufman about financial support for the Moscow Male Jewish Cappella

8. Kadsheynu – Zol Zim, Cantorial duet, soloists – L. Bomshteyn, B. Finkelshteyn

2014 Winter Jewish Music Concert promotional video

 04.01.2014

Here are some of the performers who will be appearing at the 2014 Winter Jewish Music Concert, Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. in Miami. Information and tickets at http://www.JewishConcert.org.

The best of Jewish music from around the world: Yiddish, cantorial, Ladino, Israeli, folk, pop, classical, jazz, and more, performed in a gorgeous sanctuary in Miami’s vibrant urban center.

The 2013 Winter Jewish Music Concert

17.02.2013

The nearly complete Fifth Annual Winter Jewish Music Concert, in Miami, Florida. January 19, 2013. The concert was held in the Bertha Abess Sanctuary of Temple Israel of Greater Miami.

With performances by Bagels ‘n Box, Natalie Young, Mark Kula, Sammy Schechter, Lisa Segal, Erik Contzius, Shira Silverman Nafshi, Ellen Stettner, Sagee Goldenholz, Aviva Bass, Michelle Auslander Cohen, Annette Sanders, Yonina & Miriam, Donna Mashadi-Azu, David Aaron Katz, Stephanie Shore, Dafna, Norman Cohen-Falah, Sharon Alcalay-Leiovici, Rebecca Schwartz, and Alejandra Czarny. The percussionist is Brian Potts, and the Program Director and Pianist is Alan Mason.

This video contains all parts of the concert for which we have acceptable quality video.

For more information on the Winter Jewish Music Concert, go to http://www.JewishConcert.org.

Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center’s Ultimate Mission to Israel Nov 2012

28.08.2012

Join us to uncover how Israel’s intelligence and security agencies confront the Jewish state’s existential challenges and strategic threats. Nov 5-12, 2012.
http://www.israellawcenter.org/page.a…

Shurat HaDin’s blog: http://israellawcenter.wordpress.com/
Shurat HaDin’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShuratHaDin
Shurat HaDin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ShuratHaDin
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Satmar Rebbe Learns Torah of the Rebbe Rashab | CrownHeights.info – Chabad News, Crown 

Satmar Rebbe Learns Torah of the Rebbe Rashab. 1. In the final Motzai Shabbos of his seasonal vacation the Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Yoel, Rabbi 
Jewish Hospital a Fixture in Tehran
New York Times
Dr. Morsadegh, the surgeon, has devoted his life to that diminishing community. He was a leader of the Tehran Jewish Committee, a group that supports synagogues, schools and other facets of Jewish life in Iran, and in 2008 was elected as the Jewish 
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Russian Jews remember Israeli athletes murdered at 1972 Munich Olympic Games
Washington Post
Many don’t even know they are Jewish, he said, after years of trying to hide their religion by marrying non-Jews. Now, he said, Jewish life is returning to Russia. Twenty years ago the country had two synagogues, in Moscow and St. Petersburg, he said.
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Freud and the Marranos: How Yosef H. Yerushalmi Gave Voice to Jews Caught 
Tablet Magazine
Now, four years after his death in 2009, Yerushalmi is the subject of two recent books that explore his life and work: The first is a series of interviews conducted with Yerushalmi by the French Jewish scholar Sylvie Anne Goldberg and published in 2012
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READER SUBMITTED: Jewish Farmers In Connecticut
Hartford Courant
Please join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at the Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown. Mary Donohue, the co-author of “A Life of the Land: Connecticut’s Jewish Farmers,” will 
See all stories on this topic »Torah damage brings faith communities together in Butler

“I hadn’t realized at first the Torah scrolls had been so affected, but they were,” Gray-Schaffer said. “I was at the definite low point by Tuesday and felt .

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Gad Elbaz Full Concert HD in Vienna 2013 – גד אלבז – הופעה חיה בווינה

14.12.2013

Auf das Leben! Jüdisch in Deutschland

20.06.2012

Drei Lebensläufe, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten: In der jungen blonden Frau, die voller Fröhlichkeit ihre Hochzeit vorbereitet, dem geschäftig-nüchternen orthodoxen Rabbi und dem ebenso amüsanten wie klugen Musikhistoriker zeigt sich die Vielfalt wiedererwachten jüdischen Lebens in Deutschland. Unter den vielen Sätzen des Films, die aufhorchen lassen, ist jener des Sprechers der orthodoxen jüdischen Gemeinde Hannovers, er wisse kaum etwas über die liberale jüdische Gemeinde am gleichen Ort, kenne noch nicht einmal deren Anschrift. Oder jener eines neunzig Jahre alten Holocaust-Überlebenden, er habe in den letzten Jahrzehnten niemals antisemitische Worte oder auch nur Ansätze gespürt. Zugleich aber findet in die jüdische Kindertagesstätte nur Einlass, wer durch Kamera und Guckloch als vertrauenswürdig eingestuft wird.

Der Norddeutsche Rundfunk glaubt, „Auf das Leben — Jüdisch in Deutschland” sei die erste ausführliche filmische Dokumentation über den Wiederaufbau jüdischen Lebens in Deutschland, während bisher Filme sich auf den Holocaust und die Folgen konzentrierten. NDR-Intendant Lutz Marmor sagt, diese seit vier Jahren vorbereitete Produktion — eine einstündige Fassung strahlt die ARD aus, eine Langfassung von neunzig Minuten 3Sat — sei dem Sender wie auch ihm besonders wichtig gewesen. Dass die Filmemacherin Gesine Enwaldt dafür Hannover auswählte, war kein Zufall. Dort gab es vor 1933 eine der größten jüdischen Gemeinschaften Deutschlands, dort war die Synagoge einst das größte Gotteshaus der Stadt.

Heute leben wieder mehr als 8000 Menschen jüdischen Glaubens in Niedersachsen. Es sei „im jüdischen Bereich Vorzeigeland”, sagt Michael Fürst, seit 21 Jahren Vorsitzender des Landesverbandes der jüdischen Gemeinden. Auch heute weise keine andere Stadt, auch nicht Berlin, eine solche konfessionelle Vielfalt jüdischen Lebens auf, sagt der gebürtige Hannoveraner, der als erster jüdischer Soldat in der Bundeswehr diente. Fürst lobt die Wiederverankerung des Judentums in der Gesellschaft, sucht auch — in dieser Form einmalig in Deutschland — das Gemeinsame mit der Palästinensischen Gemeinde. Die Vorsitzende der liberalen Gemeinden — die Mutter der Braut im Film — fühlt sich dagegen eingeigelt.

Der Film setzt gezielt auf Emotionen, will aber nicht belehren. Er lässt weitgehend ohne erläuternde Kommentare die Porträtierten zu Wort kommen. Neben der Vielfalt, die Zwist verdeckt, innerhalb der jüdischen Gemeinden, erstaunt, wie wenig Deutsche über das Judentum wissen. Die Porträtierten berichten, dass ihnen immer wieder in einer Mischung aus Neugier und Unsicherheit gesagt werde, sie seien „die ersten Juden”, die man treffe. Fast alle Filmemacher, auch Kameraleute und Tontechniker, berichten, das sei für sie ihr erster Einblick gewesen in eine für sie fremde Welt. Der Film gibt einen solchen Einblick — in die Synagogen der Liberalen und der Orthodoxen, in die Feiern zum Schabbat an Freitagabenden, dem Ruhetag als Feiertag. Wir sehen, wie Kindern in der Kita erklärt wird, was die Tora, das heilige Buch, bedeutet. Was genau, sagt ein Junge, sei ihm noch nicht klar, wohl aber, dass das mosaische Gesetz für ihn so wichtig sei wie Wasser für die Fische. Ein Thema wird immer wieder angesprochen: die Frage nach der Loyalität zwischen zwei Heimaten. Der Sammler jüdischer Orgelmusik Andor Izsák sagt, er könne sich nicht vorstellen, irgendwo anders als in Hannover beigesetzt zu werden, jedenfalls nicht in Israel. Andere zögern bei ihrer Antwort. Dann aber sagt Izsák, der wie Fürst in Hannover und darüber hinaus „jeden” kennt, über seine Landsleute: „Wir sind weit voneinander, obwohl wir Nachbarn sind.”

In einer Szene werden die drei Hauptpersonen filmisch zusammengefügt: bei einer Feier in der Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen, in der Izsák seinem Freund Christian Wulff, damals niedersächsischer Ministerpräsident, den Ablauf erläutert. Neben diesem und einigen anderen ernsten Momenten wird viel gelacht. Vor allem der Menschenfreund Izsák und der Brautvater zeigen Emotionen, wie das sonst im Fernsehen unüblich ist, und lachen beständig, sind zudem offen: etwa wenn der Brautvater über seine Frau und Tochter sagt, sie seien anstrengend, aber langweilig werde es nie. Der Rabbiner bei der Hochzeit, mit der der Film endet, sagt, er habe bei einem Besuch in New York ständig gehört, jüdisches Leben könne in Deutschland nicht wieder erstehen, schon weil Traditionen und Werte fehlten — die Hochzeit aber belege das Gegenteil.

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Ungarn: Jüdische Gemeinden boykottieren Holocaust-Gedenkfeiern
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Ungarns damalige Machthaber stünden damit zu Unrecht als personifizierte Unschuld da, meinen der jüdische Verband sowie zahlreiche namhafte Historiker. Demnach wäre die Deportation von rund 600.000 ungarischen Juden in Nazi-Konzentrationslager 
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Jüdische Gemeinden boykottieren Holocaust-Gedenkfeiern.
Wiener Zeitung
Budapest. Der Verband Jüdischer Gemeinden Ungarns hat aus Protest gegen die Regierung seine Teilnahme an den staatlich organisierten Holocaust-Gedenkfeiern abgesagt. Die Entscheidung fiel am Sonntag nach einer Generalversammlung der 
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Bericht: Nahles will Rentengesetz für ehemalige jüdische Ghetto-Arbeiter ändern
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Arbeitsministerin Andrea Nahles (SPD) will einem Medienbericht zufolge das Rentengesetz für ehemalige jüdische Ghetto-Arbeiter ändern lassen, um tausenden Betroffenen noch ausstehende Altersbezüge aus der Rentenkasse zahlen zu können.
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Jüdische Allgemeine
Harry Etllinger war mit dem Ergebnis des Films übrigens sehr zufrieden, wie er vorab im Interview mit der Jüdischen Allgemeinen sagte: »George Clooney hat einen super Job gemacht. Der Film ist unterhaltsam und anspruchsvoll zugleich. Er zeigt, was für 
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Akademische Feier im Landratsamt
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Kommunalpolitiker, Vertreter der Kirchen sowie jüdischer Nachbargemeinden waren zur akademischen Feier des Fördervereins gekommen. „Das Geheimnis der Erlösung heißt Erinnerung“, zitierte der ehemalige Landrat Willi Blodt aus seinem Vorwort zu 
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Hollaender-Abend Verruchte Unschuld und traurige Zuversicht
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Manche haben darin das einzig Jüdische an dem nicht jüdischen Berliner Juden Friedrich Hollaender gesehen. Sie mögen recht haben. Denn jüdisch, das ist nach Alfred Polgar auch “das Wissen um die Traurigkeit und die Ohnmacht aller Menschendinge 
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Rosl und Paul Arnsberg-Preis ausgeschrieben
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(10.02.14) Zum vierten Mal lobt die Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft den Rosl und Paul Arnsberg-Preis zur Erforschung jüdischen Lebens in Frankfurt am Main aus. Rosl und Paul Arnsberg stehen als jüdische Bürger Frankfurts für ein Lebenswerk im 
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Sachsen hält an umstrittener Extremismusklausel fest
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Die stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Gesellschaft für christlich-jüdische Zusammenarbeit Dresden hatte zwei jüdische Theologen aus Prag als Referenten zu einem Vortrag eingeladen. Dafür beantragte sie Fördergelder von “Weltoffenes Sachsen”.
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Auf dem Weg nach Kanaan erhielten die Juden von Gott die Zehn Gebote und die Thora 
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Ein jüdisches Schicksal: Das Leben des Isaak Behar 
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Walter Frankenstein, der mit seiner Familie durch die Hilfe von Theodor Kranz den 
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Beschneidungsurteil : Rabbiner sehen jüdische 
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Nahostkonflikt : Obama findet jüdische Siedlungen 
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CHAZAQ Event with Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland on “Dating and Marriage”

 09.02.2014

Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Rabbi Kurland has warmed the hearts of hundreds of students throughout his thirty-eight years as a lecturer of Talmud and Ethics and as a mentor at Sh’or Yoshuv Institute of Jewish Studies in Far Rockaway, New York. He is a long-time student of its founder, Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld, of blessed memory. Rabbi Kurland lives with his wife Leah and family in Far Rockaway, New York. He is a popular speaker and the author of a series of books entitled A Time to Laugh, a Time to Listen, volumes 1-3.

On January 26th 2014 the CHAZAQ organization hosted Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland. The event took place at the Beth Gavriel Community Center in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

The topic of the lecture was “Dating and Marriage”

Please Note that the last few minutes of the lecture are missing.

For upcoming CHAZAQ events and programs email Info@Chazaq.org or visit http://www.CHAZAQ.org

Superbowl lecture by R’ Igal Haimoff on “Being Proud” – February 2, 2014

 06.02.2014

On February 2nd 2014 the CHAZAQ organization hosted Rabbi Igal Haimoff who is the Rabbi of Yeshiva Ohel Simcha in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The event took place at the Beth Gavriel Community Center in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

The topic of the lecture was “Being Proud”

For upcoming CHAZAQ events and programs email Info@Chazaq.org or visit http://www.CHAZAQ.org

R’ Uri Zohar speaking about his Life plus Questions & Answers session – ENGLISH lecture!

 15.01.2014

The event was titled “Once a Movie Star…. NOW a Leading Rabbi!” On January 14th, 2014 the CHAZAQ organization hosted a Special Evening with Rabbi Uri Zohar a Man who once attracted thousands to the Movie theaters and now attracts thousands to the Torah way of life! The event began with words of introduction from Yaniv Meirov the Operations Manager of CHAZAQ and followed by Rabbi Zohar’s lecture. There were 2 Videos shown during the lecture of the Lev L’Achim organizations vital work.

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Sochi boasts religious accommodation for Jewish athletes

The Sochi Jewish community began preparing for the games last year, with a massive renovation of the city’s small permanent synagogue and the 
09/02/2014Germany to improve pensions for Jewish ghetto workers: report

The Nazis established hundreds of ghettos to isolate Jewish communities. Many were used as transit camps for Jews before they were sent to 
Hungarian Jewish community threatens boycott of official Holocaust events
Haaretz
Hungarian Jewish community threatens boycott of official Holocaust events. Jewish leaders feel nation has not fully faced up to its wartime past; Local Jewish leader: It was Hungarians who locked me up, not Germans. By Reuters | Feb. 9, 2014 | 7:28 PM 
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Russia’s historic welcome of Israeli Olympic delegation
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Though treatment of minority groups in Russia has received a lot of negative attention leading up to the Sochi Games, the Jewish population here is in the midst of a renaissance. Despite a long history of anti-Semitism in Russia, and particularly 
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Jewish Communities Cannot Continued to be Stonewalled’
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“Building Jewish communities in the stretch of land between Jerusalem and Ma’ale Adumim, at Mevaseret Adumim, will prevent Palestinian settlement of the mountain,” she stated. “The Palestinians understand this very well and have been working to 
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Sochi boasts religious accommodation for Jewish athletes
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The Jewish infrastructure in Sochi is aimed not only at serving Jewish visitors but also at advertising what the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia calls a Jewish revival in the former Soviet Union. Boruch Gorin, a senior 
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Hungary Jewish group threatens memorial boycott
Washington Post
BUDAPEST, Hungary — The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities said Sunday it will boycott all government events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary unless the government cancels some of the planned memorials.
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Hungary’s main Jewish umbrella votes to boycott state Holocaust commemorations
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Representatives of Mazsihisz, the Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities, at a special assembly on Sunday voted 76-2 to “distance” the organization from the government’s program marking the 70th anniversary of the mass deportation of Hungarian 
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Hungarian Jewish federation threatens boycott of government’s Holocaust 
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BUDAPEST, Hungary – The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities says it will boycott all government events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary unless the government backs down on controversial plans for two World 
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New Jewish center opens arms to students, community
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The new Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center, at 2021 NW 5th Ave., spans 23,000 square feet, and includes a synagogue, kosher café, guest lounge, fitness room and laundry facilities. The $4.8 million center, a project that has been 
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Spanish Jews: Reports of new Sephardic citizenship law, premature
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A spokeswoman for the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain told the Post that she believed it was “very important that the media get the story right in order to avoid a run on consuls around the world by people seeking Spanish nationality.” Friday 
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Hungarian Jews Back Holocaust-Ceremonies Boycott in Orban Rebuke
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Leaders of Mazsihisz, the Budapest-based Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities, voted to support the boycott at a meeting, saying a statue marking the 1944 Nazi invasion of Hungary was an attempt to deflect the nation’s responsibility for the 
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A shmek yidish—Lomir. . . ! ! . . .לאָמיר

22.09.2011

Watch Yuri Vedenyapin introduce the concept of lomir (apos;let usapos;) and many new Yiddish verbs.

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Looking To Creativity As Central To The Future Of Jewish Culture

07.02.2014

Lawrence Bush, Editor of Jewish Currents magazine, describes what he sees as the future of Jewish culture and gives his advice for the next generation of Jews beyond spirituality, through Holocaust remembrance, and Israel perspective.

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COMMENT: Owning Our World

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Owning Our World
Adar I 9, 5774 · February 9, 2014
Lessons from Parshat Ki Tisa

When I was about eleven years old, one night my mother called and asked me to load and turn on the dishwasher. I really didn’t want to, but I did it anyway. After stuffing in all the dirty dishes, I reached for the detergent. It was right next to the regular dishwashing soap. I hesitated only for a moment, then poured the green liquid into that little plastic box, closed the door and pushed the button. I didn’t mean any harm; I was just curious if it would make a difference. I then went upstairs to sleep.

I hadn’t yet learned my lesson

When my mother woke me in the morning, she let me have it. She had come home after a long day at work, followed by some meeting, to find the whole kitchen filled with a foot or so of suds. After two hours of her work, our kitchen was cleaner than it had ever been.

I was smart; I denied having done anything wrong. She was smarter; she had opened the little plastic box, and found the remnants of my “experiment.” I was never again asked to load the dishwasher.

I hadn’t yet learned my lesson.

Some months later, we got a thin plastic record in the mail as an ad for a fast-food restaurant chain. Remember records? You know, back before MP3s, CDs, or even cassette tapes were popular? Anyway, I was still the curious type—my parents always encouraged curiosity—and although I wouldn’t have taken any of our records and scratched them up, I didn’t see how anyone could object to me ruining the McDonald’s jingle.

So, I pretended to be one of those “cool” DJs who would make interesting sounds with scratched disks. I had about ten minutes of fun. Somehow, the musical result that I got did not resemble anything that I had seen on the newly launched MTV. I did, however, succeed in ruining the needle on the record player. This time my mother got smart. She made me pay for the new needle. It cost forty-six dollars. That was months of babysitting money. I vowed never to experiment again.

The difference between the two incidents was that I now owned the results of my behavior. I wonder what would have happened if my mother had woken me the first time around to clean up the suds. I probably would have enjoyed the bizarre fluff on the kitchen floor, and it could have been a funny bonding experience between myself and my mother. As it was, I never even got to see the mess that I had made.

The lesson that I needed to learn was that of responsibility. As long as my mother “owned” the results of my actions, I didn’t have to. It was only when I was the one who had to deal with the consequences that something shifted. As long as we don’t feel that it is our world and that we personally will be dealing with the results of how we treat it, we will live in the moment, regardless of the long-term effects of our actions.

I now owned the results of my behavior

We see this very clearly from the beginning of time. When Adam and Eve were placed in the garden, they were told to “work it and guard it,” but at that point, they had invested absolutely nothing in their world. Everything that they saw was G‑d’s and not their own. They may not have intended for things to turn out as they did, but if they had personally invested as much in the world as G‑d had, they would have been much more careful about how they treated it.

Until we all feel a personal responsibility, and a partnership with G‑d, for how this “earth experiment” turns out, we will continue with our mistakes. We have to own a significant amount of stock in the company to care about its welfare.

This dynamic comes up again in the story of the golden calf. If you read the chapters in order, it is really very disturbing. G‑d sends ten miraculous plagues, the sea splits, enemies are destroyed. Bread falls from the sky, water pours from a rock. They come before Mount Sinai and prepare for the most momentous occasion. They hear the voice of G‑d, their Redeemer. He lays the bedrock of world morality as a gift to the Jewish people. One of the basic rules is “no other gods.” Forty days later Moses comes down the mountain with the most magnificent betrothal rock anyone has ever seen, only to find the “bride” bowing to a golden calf.

We’ve heard the story so many times that we are not disturbed by it anymore, but we should be. Can you imagine? It is as if a couple were on their honeymoon, the groom walks away for a minute, and he returns to find that his bride left him for another man! It just doesn’t make sense.

When G‑d gave us the Torah, He had invested everything in the project. We had invested very little. He had created the world; taken us out of Egypt; turned nature, the work of His hands, upside down—all to bring us to the point of accepting the Torah. We were a bunch of newly freed slaves. We had little to invest, and even less to lose. While there were other issues that led up to the calf, much of it was simply the fact that we did not feel that we owned our world.

Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah, describes “awakening from above” and “awakening from below.” G‑d is always conscious, looking for ways to draw us close; but in order for us to be able to receive His gifts, we must awaken ourselves. When spiritual bounty comes into the world from an awakening from below, it can be much more powerful than the gift of an awakening from Above. It has the power of partnership.

We had little to invest, and even less to lose

This lesson of balance and responsibility is one that applies to all our important relationships. Management theories, parenting skills, marriage improvement techniques, are all based on building a sense of ownership and responsibility.

Jewish history has been a process of us growing into ownership of our very specific role in humanity. Each time we were exiled from one place to another, we made a decision. Is this Jewish commitment that I have more important than my job, my family’s stability, in some cases my life? Each time we subjugated ourselves to the spiritual path, we bought stock in the company.

The question has been asked: if two Holy Temples in Jerusalem were already destroyed, who’s to say that when the redeemer comes, we won’t goof again and lose the third Temple? I think the answer is clear. The third Holy Temple will be our own spiritual dishwasher. We will own it; we will understand its value. For this exile we are enduring is not for nothing. It is teaching us responsibility and consequences, and is making us very aware that how things are is not how things should be.

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Leah Vincent’s Cut Me Loose


Leah Vincent’s Cut Me LoosePosted: 08 Feb 2014 06:38 AM PST

Cutmeloose_finalI can’t remember how I first heard about Leah Vincent’s memoirCut Me Loose: Sin and Salvation After my Ultra-Orthodox Girlhood. I suspect I read an excerpt, probably at Unpious.com, and on the strength of that excerpt pre-ordered the Kindle edition long before publication. (Unpious is the magazine edited by Shulem Deen — the blogger formerly known as Hasidic Rebel — which specializes in “voices generally suppressed” in Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox publications. It’s worth checking out if you don’t know it already.) One way or another, the memoir materialized on my Kindle, so I read it. And holy wow, is this one powerful, painful, and ultimately redemptive story.

Many years ago I reviewed the anonymous YA novel Hush by Eshes Chayil, which told a story of sexual abuse in a Hasidic community. There are ways in which Vincent’s memoir reminds me of Hush — the trajectory from loving and comfortable religious community to ostracism; the unflinching descriptions both of what can be sweet about growing up in a deeply religious community, and also of what can be almost unthinkably bitter. Of course, Hush is fiction whileCut Me Loose is memoir. (Also one is set in a Hasidische community and the other in a Yeshivish community — though I suspect that distinction won’t make much difference to a lot of readers; the two versions of deep Orthodoxy will seem equally foreign.)

Maybe because I came to the book only having read one excerpt, without having read the back jacket copy or any reviews, the book took me frequently by surprise. A trajectory from ultra-Orthodoxy, to going “off the derech,” to some kind of new life in the non-ultra-religious world — that, I expected. But I didn’t expect the many mini-journeys along the way: to Britain, to Israel, the rastafarian “boyfriend,” the cutting and suicide attempt, each turn off of the prescribed path darker and more painful. Vincent writes about all of this with powerful clarity, and I followed her emotionally into every place her journey went.

This is a tough book to read for me as a passionate liberal religious Jew, especially as a Jewish Renewal rabbi who claims connection through Reb Zalman with Hasidic lineage. I can see in this book some of the things I envy about committed religious community — families automatically living according to our tradition’s rhythms, from choosing a perfect etrogat Sukkot to dancing at Chanukah to turning the house upside-down cleaning for Pesach, experiencing every Shabbat as a time apart from time. But I also see here the things which are most upsetting about insular religious community: control, a rigidity which has no room for personal deviation, and a system which relies upon keeping young women thoroughly uninformed about the outside world (in the name of keeping them “pure”) which, when it backfires, can be life-destroying.

It’s easy to imagine the ways in which the grass is greener on the other side of that fence — to fantasize that in a community where everyone cares about Judaism and God as much as I do, it must be easy to keep the rhythms of Jewish life; to live in constant devekut / union with God; to aspire to serve God with joy in all things. This book reminds me that there is a terrible shadow side to that kind of insularity, and that those who deviate from the community’s norms — especially women — pay an unthinkable cost.

Looking at the book with my Bennington MFA hat on, I relate to it as a gripping memoir. Vincent is a skillful writer with a keen eye for the details which will make a scene pop right off the page. That old writerly adage of “show, don’t tell” –? She does that, in spades. Several times, reading this, I thought back on Bennington conversations and panel discussions about memoir, memory, and the complicated ethics of telling one’s own story when that story inevitably involves other people who may not wish for it to be told, or for it to be told in the way that feels true to the person writing the memoir.

Looking at the book with my rabbi hat on, I relate to it as though it were a congregant’s story, and that makes my heart ache. This book isn’t a polemic against ultra-Orthodoxy or against religion. It’s just Vincent’s own story, and the story speaks for itself. I’m thankful that in the end there is redemption, as well as a community of former compatriots (seeFootsteps) who understand both where Vincent is coming from and where she’s choosing to be. Still, I come away from the book aswirl with emotions. Wonder, anger, admiration, grief, and above all gratitude that we, her readers, are privileged now to bear witness to the story she so deftly tells.

There’s a part of me that wishes I could offer pastoral care to the author of this book. I wish I could sit down with her over coffee or a glass of wine and offer her the listening ear and the loving response which her religious community didn’t give. I can’t help clinging to the hope that Vincent’s sense of herself as a spiritual being, and her connection with God, wasn’t thoroughly shattered by the ordeal of her upbringing and its aftermath. That’s my own bias as a reader, and I own that. Part of what makes me angriest about Vincent’s description of her upbringing is just how badly this religious community mis-served her — how a family and a spiritual community which should have been a source of nurturing and support became a fountain of rejection, neglect, and emotional abuse.

The author’s twitter handle, @EhyehLeah, hints both at God (Who, you may recall, named Herself/Himself/Hirself to Moshe as Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, “I am Becoming Who I Am Becoming”) and at the author’s own becoming. Maybe that’s the best blessing I can offer: celebration of her process of becoming as it unfolds in these pages. May the Source of All Being bring comfort and companionship, self-determination and meaning, joy and gladness in the life she has chosen. And may there be many more books from this strong new literary voice. Kein yehi ratzon — may it be so!

There’s an excerpt from the book at JTA: The first step out of an ultra-Orthodox world.

With Jewish Friends Like These….writes Isi Leibler
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Freud and the Marranos: How Yosef H. Yerushalmi Gave Voice to Jews Caught 
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Section Jewish History : 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection in each section


 

09/02/14 – Remember the Days of Old: Jewish Consciousness in Historical Context – w/R. Mike Feuer

08.02.2014

Sunday, Feb 9, 2014
Today’s Topic: From Mishna to Gemara

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What is history? This question will drive our class as we search for truth along the path that Am Yisrael has traced through time. If you want to revolutionize your context for learning Torah and understanding our national experience, to infuse history with the depths of Jewish thought, then join this weekly exploration of Jewish consciousness in its historical perspective. We will anchor ourselves in a timeline of people and events, laid out from Daniel to the Zionist era. Our primary task will be to analyze the relationship between world history and the Jewish experience. Our goal will be a holistic vision of Jewish history. In addition to a sound education in the scope of history, this class offers a unique framework for an integrated understanding of the path we have taken through time. Come find the insight the past offers, and taste it’s inspiration for the future.

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Rav Mike’s teaching style is a mix of desire for rigorous analysis and a passionate love of the poetry found in learning. He approaches learning and teaching as a process of mutual self development between teacher and student.

Rabbi Mike Feuer has learned Torah in a number of Jerusalem area institutions, including Yeshivat HaMivtar, the Mir Yeshiva and Sulam Yaakov. He received his semicha in Shabbat and Issur v’heter from Sulam Yaakov in conjunction with completing the Israeli Rabbinate issur v’heter certification.

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Rabbi Dovid Katz Jewish History Lecture 15

 09.02.2014

The Seventh Annual Winter Jewish History Lecture Series
by Rabbi Dovid Katz
Fourteen lectures held on Saturday evenings, Oct. 2013-Jan. 2014

Progress Without Peace:
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Considering the Future from the Perspective of the Past: The Middle East in the Second Decade of the 21st Century
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