Nigun chabad Reb shlomo sachniske nigun. A chosid of the alter rebbe Played by Shua Deitsch
Patient Autonomy in the Dying Process: A Jewish Perspective
The Annual Ben Zion and Baruch M. Bokser Memorial Lecture, this discussion features Dr. Daniel Sinclair, Wolff Fellow in Jewish Law and visiting professor of Law, Fordham University Law School, New York City; and professor of Jewish Law and Comparative Biomedical Law, Haim Striks School of Law at the College of Management – Academic Studies (COMAS), Rishon LeZion, Israel.
Autonomy is not generally regarded as a value in any area of Jewish law (halakhah), but the dying process may very well be an exception. Dr. Sinclair explores Rabbi Moses Feinstein’s approach to establishing an appropriate balance between the strong Jewish legal mandate to preserve life and the value of maximizing patient autonomy. Rabbi Feinstein’s biblical and talmudic sources, as well as the philosophical and ethical implications of his theory for end-of-life issues in Jewish and comparative law, are discussed.
Opportunities & Challenges for Innovation in Jewish Life
Opportunities & Challenges for Innovation in Jewish LifeUpStart Bay Area – UpStart Bay AreaAmerican Judaism is in the midst of a paradigm shift, as Jewish leaders look for new ways, and build new institutions, to engage American Jews in Jewish life. Fresh ideas and approaches seem to proliferate weekly: according to a recent report, more than 600 Jewish ventures have been created in the last decade alone. Organizations like UpStart Bay Area, Joshua Venture Group, and Bikkurim, exist to nurture and support these efforts. Established organizations are opening up to new approaches to creating and delivering Jewish experiences that more people find relevant and meaningful to their lives.While Jewish social innovation is thriving, Jewish leaders — professionals, lay leaders, funders, and entrepreneurs alike — are faced with a new set of important challenges to address, including:What relationships can be fostered between established organizations and emerging Jewish organizations, to thei
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German-Jewish life on the Eve of WWII
Uri ben Ari was born in Berlin in 1925, and was eight years old when the Nazis rose to power. He fled from Germany in 1939 and settled in Israel. In addition to being a diplomat and a writer, he has filled numerous posts in the Israeli army.
Prof. Walter (Tzvi) Bacharach was born in Hanau, Germany, in 1928. During World War II, he was interned for almost 4 years in the Nazi camps of Westerbork, Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Taucha, Hasag, and Buchenwald. Forced on a death march, he was eventually liberated by the Americans. He is Professor Emeritus of General History at Bar Ilan University.
Excerpt from: German-Jewish life on the Eve of WWII, 2005
Directed By: Reuven Hecker
Producers: Noemi Schory, Liat Benhabib, Liran Atzmor, Itai Ken-Tor
Production Company: Belfilms Ltd.
This video is part of “It Came From Within… Exhibition Marking the Events of Kristallnacht” http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhib…
Jewish Life at the College of Charleston
Jewish life at the College of Charleston is unique: our Hillel is located in the Jewish Studies Center on campus. Having the Jewish Studies professors nearby gives the Jewish students many resources for learning and growing as young adults. The Jewish Student Life staff and the JSU/Hillel Board work very hard to create programming that engages and interests students. Plus, our community outreach component is nearly unmatched, so students and faculty are a part of Charleston’s vibrant Jewish community. Learn more: http://jewish.cofc.edu
JSU/Hillel serves as the center for Jewish life for more than 800 students at the College of Charleston. We’re a student-run organization that offers a variety of Jewish-themed programming for the entire student body as well as a chance for Jewish students to connect with each other in a fun, laid back, and supportive environment. We offer weekly programs such as Meet-to-Eat and Shabbat services and dinner. Our programming varies from semester to semester, but always includes community services opportunities, social activities, and religious/cultural events. JSU/Hillel is truly a “home away from home” for Jewish students at the College. Learn more: http://jsuhillel.cofc.edu/about/index…
Academic Program: Jewish Studies
Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program at the College of Charleston. As such it offers courses from several different academic departments that focus on the Jewish tradition, past and present. Some representative offerings are Hebrew (Languages), Jewish Tradition (Religious Studies), Jewish Thought (Philosophy), Jewish History (History), Holocaust (History), Hebrew Bible (Religious Studies), The Jewish-American Novel (English), and The Modern Middle East (Political Science). These courses are taught by professors from a wide variety of disciplines with very different perspectives. Learn more: http://jewish.cofc.edu/program-inform…
Jewish life flourishes in Baltimore
Canadian Jewish News (blog)
When thinking about major Jewish communities in North America, several come to mind right away. New York, Los Angeles and even Toronto have large communities nestled within major urban centres. You might be surprised, however, to learn that …
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But now anyone can go back in time on Sourdough & Rye, a new online collection of historic photographs, videos and film clips, and see images of Jewish life in the Bay Area over the last 150 years. Young Men’s Hebrew Association barbell class in …
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Amid Detroit revival, rabbi inaugurates downtown’s Chabad house. The city that filed for bankruptcy last summer has a new home for Jewish life, the Detroit News reports. By Haaretz and The Associated Press | Feb. 13, 2014 | 3:47 PM …
See all stories on this topic »The Pew Study and Zionism: the Inconvenient Truth
The Jewish Press
At the same time the study showcased several highly successful aspects of OrthodoxJewish life in America. The high level of retention; the low rate of intermarriage (which, in the words of the survey, is “practically nonexistent among Orthodox Jews …
See all stories on this topic »Will Sharon Brous Bet her Own Life?
The Jewish Press
She’s a regular on both Newsweek’s and the Forward’s list of 50 most influential members of the American Jewish community. She was the founding rabbi of IKAR (Hebrew for “essence”), which describes its mission “[reanimating] Jewish life through soulful …
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World Jewish Congress
The regulation requires all animal slaughter to be carried out with prior stunning of the animal, which is against shechita (Jewish religious slaughter). The measure will go into effect on Monday. It will have little practical consequences for Jewish …
See all stories on this topic »UpStart accepting applicants for new cohort
UpStart Bay Area, an S.F.-based incubator of innovative nonprofits that aim to expandJewish life, has begun accepting applications for its next cohort of budding Bay Area Jewish entrepreneurs. Members of the 2014-15 cohort will participate in …
See all stories on this topic »Capital home from home attracts the marrying kind
Set up as a club for young Jews to meet, there is one statistic of which the Centre forJewish Life is particularly proud. Around 80 couples who have gone, or plan to go under the chupah, first met at its elegant premises in London’s West End …
See all stories on this topic »Ottawa Students Take Study Break to Bake for the Homeless
Jessica Rosen, president of the Rohr Chabad Student Network of Ottawa—its mission statement aims “to bring Jewish life to Ottawa university students at Carleton, the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College,” as well as offers programs and services …
See all stories on this topic »Interior Ministry forced to ban discrimination against converts moving to Israel
ITIM: The Jewish–Life Information Center, an organization that helps individuals navigate Israel’s religious bureaucracy, became aware of many such cases and decided to take action. “This is something that has been going on for years apparently, but it …
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