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Jewish community returns to Shanghai

 14.02.2014

Jew collects old memories in Shanghai

16.01.2013
Modern Shanghai, an international-trade mecca, is known as the Paris of Asia, as it has been strongly influenced by foreign cultures. Jews were one group that left an indelible mark on the city, according to Marwyn S. Samuels, who is a Jew himself. He has been studying the history of the Jewish community in China for decades and doesn’t want its impact to be buried in the past.

Shanghai- Israeli PM Netanyahu in China ,speech Nazi genocide

07.05.2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on a five-day visit to China. He arrived in Shanghai on Monday, and has addressed Israeli and Chinese business leaders at a reception organized by the Israeli Consulate.

Netanyahu began his speech by thanking Shanghai for helping the Jewish people during World War Two.

“We had Jews fleeing for their lives in the great Nazi holocaust, and they found refuge in Shanghai. And we say thank you. We never forget our friends,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said

Николай Левашов и Берл Лазар О Торе

 15.02.2014

The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community: Mossad, Aman, and Shin Bet (1990)

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14.02.2014

The Mossad (Hebrew: הַמוֹסָד‎, IPA: [ha moˈsad]; Arabic: الموساد‎, al-Mōsād; literally meaning “the Institute”), short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים‎, meaning “Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations”; Arabic: الموساد للاستخبارات والمهام الخاصة‎ al-Mōsād lil-Istikhbārāt wal-Mahāmm al-Khāṣṣah), is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security).

The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism, as well as bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities. Its director reports directly to the Prime Minister.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_…

The Directorate of Military Intelligence (Hebrew: אגף המודיעין‎, Agaf HaModi’in — lit. “the Intelligence Section”, often abbreviated to Aman) is the central, overarching military intelligence body of the Israel Defense Forces. Aman was created in 1950, when the Intelligence Department was spun off from the IDF’s General Staff (then, Agam: אג”ם); the Intelligence Department itself was composed largely of former members of the Haganah Intelligence Service (HIS). Aman is an independent service, and not part of the ground forces, navy or the Israeli Air Force.
It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Mossad (national intelligence) and Shin Bet (general security). It is currently headed by Major General Aviv Kochavi. It has a staff of 7,000 personnel (1996 estimate). Its special forces and field-reconnaissance unit is Sayeret Matkal.

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Sherut haBitachon haKlali (Hebrew: שירות הביטחון הכללי‎, General Security Service), better known by the acronym Shabak (Hebrew: שב״כ‎, IPA: [ʃaˈbak], Arabic: شاباك‎), in English as the Israel Security Agency (ISA) or the Shin Bet (a two-letter Hebrew abbreviation of the name), is Israel’s internal security service. Its motto is “Magen VeLo Yera’e” (Hebrew: מגן ולא יראה‎, lit. “Defender that shall not be seen” or “The unseen shield”). It is one of three principal organizations of the Israeli Intelligence Community, alongside Aman (military intelligence) and the Mossad (foreign intelligence service). Shin Bet’s special operations unit is Yamas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Bet

Image By Israel Defense Forces from Israel (Female Soldiers Unload their Weapons) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…)], via Wikimedia Commons

e hounded, Sephardic Jews find Spanish embrace
Salt Lake Tribune
Madrid • They were burned at the stake, forced to convert or chased into exile. Now Spain is moving to right a half-millennium old “historic mistake” against its onetime flourishing Sephardic Jewish community: the EU country is on the verge of offering 
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Israeli Gov’t To Spend $285MA Year To Keep Diaspora Jews Jewish

Its goal is to work with Jewish communities abroad to collaboratively formulate and fund programs to prevent assimilation. Bennett said it represents a 

Rabbis hold dialogue on community’s future

Rabbis hold dialogue on community’s future  last week to have a public conversation about the future ofJewish communities, Rabbi Flanzraich said 

New Summer Camp Program of Their Own for Deaf Jewish Boys

 after years of intensive Judaic studies in Canada and the United States, the California-born Soudakoff has served Jewish communities as a rabbinic .

Hungarian Jews get backing for boycotting 70th anniversary of Nazi occupation
Jerusalem Post
Last Sunday, the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) declared the boycott of all events associated with Hungary’s 2014 Holocaust remembrance year over allegations that the government has recently been engaged in historical 
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JDate Launches “Get Chosen” Campaign to Mark Company’s First-Ever Rebrand

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 14, 2014) – JDate.com, the iconic community responsible for moreJewish marriages than all other dating sites 

A people of unparalleled tenacity

Despite our marginal numbers, the Jewish community harnesses a unique kind of strength. We have a
connection to each other and to our Jewish 

Outreach to interfaith families strengthens the Jewish future

NEW YORK (JTA)—All in favor of a strong Jewish future say “aye.  definition ofJewish community that seeks to include, educate and embrace, 

TriValley Central
Now Spain is moving to right a half-millennium old “historic mistake” against its onetime flourishing Sephardic Jewish community: the European Union country is on the verge of offering citizenship to descendants of victims estimated to number in the 
See all stories on this topic »Portugal to grant Sephardic Jews citizenship
Jerusalem Post
An applicant will be required to present a certificate either from the Federation of Jewish Communities or from a recognized rabbinical body overseas. “People who speak Ladino [Judeo-Spanish] will also be considered, and those who have Sephardi last 
See all stories on this topic »New Summer Camp Program of Their Own for Deaf Jewish Boys
Chabad.org
In many ways, Yehoshua Soudakoff is a typical 22-year-old Chabad yeshivah student. Recently ordained after years of intensive Judaic studies in Canada and the United States, the California-born Soudakoff has served Jewish communities as a rabbinic 
See all stories on this topic »Orthodox synagogue Dor Tikvah installs its first rabbi
Charleston Post Courier
Not many Orthodox rabbis, especially not ones immersed in Jewish hubs of the Northeast, raise their hands to serve small communities such as the Lowcountry, where a kosher deli is harder to find than a snowball or skyscraper. But Rabbi Michael Davies did.
See all stories on this topic »‘Kosher’ Chicken Sold on ‘Holy’ Lower East Side Was Really Treyf
Jewish Daily Forward
Jewish communal leaders are worried about the startling number of these conversions, particularly in Trieste and outside the large cities, where Jewish communities are small and weak. Many parents are having their children converted, since the only 
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