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Section Jewish Music & Simcha Channel: 24JEWISH ALERTS large selection videos and feeds in each section

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Yosef “Jo” Amar Concert & Yiddish ג’ו עמר

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Passover Haggadah Sephardic Poem & Singer Yehoram Gaon יהורם גאון

 11.08.2010

INP & IDF Band in Red Square Videos & Kremlin Photos
http://www.4law.co.il/tiz1.html

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Yemenite Jewish Dance Zion Golan & Gali Atari

19.04.2011

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY
http://www.4law.co.il/shosh1.html

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Violinist Mirel Reznik & Sister Pianist Miriam Reznik Wolf – Jewish “Samhem”

 26.10.2011

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY
http://www.4law.co.il/shosh1.html

 

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

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כתר הצניעות לקט מוזיקלי מפי הרב יצחק כהן שליט”א חזק! Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen

17.02.2014

מלא מלא הרצאות מידי יום כל הרבנים!

הצטרפו לערוץ צפו תהנו ושתפו!

Rabbi Dovid Feinstein

SUKKAH 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 חלק א – הרב יוסף שני שליט”א

 13.02.2014

פורים – חלק ב – הרב יוסף שני שליט”א

 13.02.2014

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.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWELj1CbewI

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

הרבי מליובאוויטש: ההכנות לחג הפורים

13.02.2014

בהתוועדות פורים קטן תשמ”ו עורר הרבי מליובאוויטש מלך המשיח, אודות ההכנות הנדרשות שלושים יום קודם חג הפורים.

הרב עובדיה יוסף שליט”א Porim 2 המשך הלכות פורים התשע”ד

12.02.2014

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

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!
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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/
Jewish Pathways is for people who want to take the next step in their Torah learning. Jewish Pathways courses are built around essential learning components like videos lectures, readings, slide shows and quizzes. Whether in areas of Jewish law or Jewish thought, Pathways will give you the confidence to handle all kinds of situations and issues that may come up.

Jewish Torah Insights Purim: Pride and Power

Available on naaleh.com at: http://www.naaleh.com/viewclass/2457/single/ In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, Mrs. Shira Smiles …

Jewish Torah Insights: Purim

Available on naaleh.com at: http://www.naaleh.com/viewclass/2455/single/ In this shiur (Torah class) on chinuch, Mrs. Shira Smiles, Rebbetzin …

Purim: A Time to Speak, A Time to be Silent

Available on naaleh.com at: http://www.naaleh.com/viewclass/2458/single/ In this Torah shiur (class) on Purim, Mrs. Shoshi

Tiferet Shiur on Purim by Mrs. Haber

21.02.2013
Mrs.Sara Leah Haber provides a deeper insight into the concept of simcha. May the proper understanding of simcha bring all of us to the ideal level of Purim celebration! Purim Samayach!

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

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Hamantashen for Hunger 2014

02.02.2014

To order Hamantashen from CBS USY, please go to:
http://www.tinyurl.com/hamantashenfor…

Questions or Comments:
Matt Rissien, Congregation Beth Shalom Youth Director: MRissien@BethShalomNB.Org

Oznei Haman 01

16.02.2014

Chicken Soup cooked by Jewish Bubbie Ruth Zimmer on Loving Spoonfuls

18.05.2009

Winnipeg Jewish Bubbie Ruth Zimmer shows David Gale how to make classic chicken soup. From the pilot of Loving Episode.

Kosher Cooking

 28.08.2010

Jeff and Tara show you how to cook chicken cacciatore–Kosher style.

Jewish Cuisine 2/3

 19.07.2012

Delicious slow cooked food, warm bread and the famous gefilte fish — the Jewish cuisine is the ultimate comfort food. Learn how to make these mostly Ashkenazi recipes such as the classic Chicken Soup, Gefilte Fish, Cholent, Borscht and the famous Orange and Almond Cake.

Happy Cooking!

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Jewish Cuisine 3/3

 19.07.2012

Jewish Recipe for Shabbat by IsraeliTov : Hamin moroccan style

How to Make Basic Potato Knish Filling and Kasha Potato Filling

26.07.2013 Leah Cooks Kosher

Follow Leah as she prepares the filling for her Knishes

How to make Ultra Fabulous Batter – Fried Chicken

12.12.2012

Frying chicken Kosher-style without the greasy mess. Watch Seattle’s top Kosher caterer, Leah Jaffee, make the most mouth-watering fried chicken you’ve ever tasted.

Everyday Kosher Cooking

15.10.2013

Everyday Kosher Cooking presents Chaia Frishman (of Fruit Platters & More)

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

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

Shira Chadasha Boys’ Choir at the Kotel

 16.02.2014

Shira Chadasha Boys’ Choir visit the old city of Jerusalem, in the days leading up to Tisha B’Av, singing Im Eshkachech.

Feature Film – Chabad of West Hempstead 2014

16.02.2014

Yumi Lowy & Yedidim Choir – חתונה חסידית ומקהלת ידידים

15.02.2014

1 Song “Ma Yufis” From Dudi Kalish/Yedidim “Ezkero” Album
2 Song “Lechu Venashuva” From Kumzing DVD – HaMenagnim
לכו ונשובה – לחן: הרב נח פלאי

Choir
Tzvi Blumenfeld
Shmily Spira
Yoel Hersh Fuchs
Menachem Moskowitz
Mendy Ornstien
Lieby weider

Music
Avrumy Berko on keys
Shlomy Coen on sax
Moshe Fried on trumpet
Y. Furkosh trombone
Zisha Glauber guitar

Solo
Yumi Lowy

Sound
Burech Yida Holtzler
Yoily Karpen Engeneer

A Yedidim Choir Production

cheder chabad purim katan

16.02.2014

Ari Goldwag Am Echad – One Nation – Official Music Video ארי גולדוואג – עם אחד – קליפ הרשמי

 08.09.2013

Ari Goldwag singing Am Echad – One Nation.
ארי גולדוואג שר עם אחד.

http://www.mostlymusic.com/am-echad-1…
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/am-…

Credits:
Video Produced and Directed by Sarah Gordon
Cinematography by Yirmiyahu Vann
Video Effects by VideoSparks
Makeup by Yasmine Bar-On
Sketches drawn and Illustration painted by – Gadi Pollack
Artist Portrayed by – Yedidya Shaked
Young Dancer – Moshe Dov Goldwag

Song composed by Ari Goldwag
Lyrics by Miriam Israeli
Arrangements and Instrumentation by Ian Freitor

כשאני לעצמי
ואתה לא איתי
מה אני כשאני בנפרד
כי אני יהודי
לא הולך לבדי
רק איתך, ידידי, יד ביד
עם אחד, שיר אחד
בוא אחי ותן לי יד
ונוכל לשמוח ולרקוד יחד
כאיש אחד בלב אחד
לא רוצה להיות לבד
רק לנצח שבת אחים גם יחד
להיות משפחה
זהו סוד השמחה
כי ביחד הכל טוב יותר
ואנחנו שרים
כל ישראל חברים
על אף אחד לא נסכים לוותר

אם נצליח לאהוב
ונשיר הנה מה טוב
המשיח עוד יגיע בקרוב

Translation:
When I am for myself
And you are not with me
What am I when I am separate?
For I am a Jew
I do not go alone
Just with you, my friend, hand in hand
One nation, one song
Come my brother and give me your hand
And we will rejoice and dance together
As one person, with one heart
I don’t want want to be alone,
Just forever brothers sitting together
To be a family
Is the secret of joy
For everything is better together
And we sing
All Israel are friends
We won’t give up on anyone

If we can successfully love
And sing ‘how pleasant..’
The Moshiach will come soon

Beri Weber Hashem Melech Acoustic – בערי וובר השם מלך

 22.12.2013

Gad Elbaz Hashem Melech acoustic cover by Beri Weber and Moishy Schwartz on guitar
גד אלבז ה׳ מלך בערי וובר מושי שוורץ

Life Giving Water

 26.01.2014

Our sages teach that in the merit of Miriam’s righteousness, a miraculous well accompanied the Jewish people throughout their wanderings in the desert and provided them with water.

Through her unique contribution, Miriam acts as a role model for all Jewish women.

Just as water serves a vital function in the body by dissolving nutrients from food and transporting them to every part of the body, the Jewish woman serves an indispensible function within the Jewish people as a whole.

12 Tammuz, 5721 — June 26, 1961

From Living Torah Volume 123 Program 490

News from the Inside

13.02.2014

An excerpt from a recorded meeting between the Rebbe and Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow, during his visit to the United States.

1 Tammuz, 5728 — June 27, 1968

Rabbi yosef mizrachi The War For Our Jewish Existence

15.02.2014

Centennial Celebration – Organized Jewish Community in Akron

16.02.2014

Ari Goldwag and Rabbi Avi Stewart Shomer Yisrael

 15.12.2013

From a concert performance in the Shul on the beach in Venice, California, during Aseres Yemei Teshuva of 5774. Shomer Yisrael first appeared on the album ‘Lishuascha Kivinu.’
הנה לא ינום ולא יישן שומר ישראל. שומר ישראל, שמור שארית ישראל, ואל יאבד ישראל האומרים שמע ישראל.
Behond, the Guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps. Protector of Israel, guard the remnant of Israel, and do not cause Israel to be lost, they who say ‘Hear O Israel.’

Hair – Got that covered? Shalev Center

07.01.2014

Chaya gives over her own home-spun spoken-word response to the query, “What is that rag wrapped ’round your head?”…a protest against Miley Cyrus, of course…
For more info about Chaya’s performance-art, therapy and organization visit http://www.shalevcenter.org

Wrapunzel Tutorial – The Naomi Knot! Andrea-Yonatan Grinberg

Reading the Megillah in a leap year

 the solar calendar of the seasons(Otherwise, Jewish holidays would move around the year, instead of staying anchored in their accustomed times.).
Jewish Musical Dreams
New Voices
Every night, I fall asleep to a playlist titled “Jewish Sleep Music.” Once upon a time, as a child, it consisted of mainly Kol B’seder’s covers of melodies that I’d learned inHebrew School, like Shalom Rav and Oseh Shalom. At the time, before I really 
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3-day festival celebrates diversity of Jewish music
Lancaster Newspapers
The diversity of Jewish music, from rock to folk to a traditional form of eastern European music known as Klezmer, is typified by the internationally known singer/songwriter Beth Schafer, who is coming to Shaarai Shomayim next weekend. Schafer, who 
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Composer runs Jewish music site
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Two of her compositions were selected by Shalshelet, the Foundation for New JewishLiturgical Music, and presented in Shalshelet International Festivals. Two of her compositions have been published in the URJ Books and Music Shabbat anthologies.
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Andalusia calls
Jerusalem Post
A man holds a Torah scroll during the festive procession returning it to Trancoso. Photo: Courtesy Michael Freund. How are we to view Spanish and Portuguese legislative initiatives that would, at some unknown future date, offer citizenship to Sephardi 
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Passion for preserving Jewish culture
OCRegister (subscription)
But as Gelman has turned 90, he says his biggest accomplishments were in his efforts to help perpetuate Jewish culture and faith through education. In that light, Irvine’s Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School might be his life’s crowning achievement.
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The Parameters and Paradoxes of Being an Orthodox Woman
The Jewish Press
I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. I am an observer of Halacha. I am a professional. I am a shul board member. I am a writer. I am Orthodox. I am committed toJewish tradition, to the Oral and Written Torah. I am a proponent for the advancement
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Curing Internet Addiction with Torah Novelties

While walking the streets of Jerusalem on Friday, I noticed flyers for a local high school play called “Attraction to Distraction.” The graphic depicts two 

Handwritten Torah a labor of faith

He completed a handwritten Torah in Hebrew that a certified scribe in Israel started about a year ago, the first Sefer Torah to be acquired by the 

Charity and social events — week of Feb. 17
Akron Beacon Journal
Jewish Community Board of Akron 100th Anniversary — 5-7 p.m. at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron. Champagne, cake and ice cream to honor the history and accomplishments of the Jewish community. Free; baby-sitting available. To RSVP, call 
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Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi
Reuters India
 used to in Russia, but as a positive. “What is this heritage about, what is our Torah about, how the grandparents and great grandparents lived in the Jewish way of life – they want also to adopt that way of life today here in Russia.” (Editing by 
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From The Jewish Feminist Frontier
The Jewish Week (blog)
The Jewish feminist movement has brought about remarkable changes in religious community life. But not everyone welcomes these shifts. More than one influential blogger has pointed to the “feminization” of Judaism, particularly in the more liberal 
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The secrets of successful synagogues
Jewish Chronicle
From this, you might conclude that the synagogue, the linchpin of Jewish life for 2,000 years, was in eclipse as Jews put their energies elsewhere. Over the past 20 years or so, the creative spirit of British Jewry has been more apparent in ventures 
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Real Housewives of Atlanta Charity Fail
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
What was fascinating was they made my comment about me being Jewish. They chose to point a racist finger at me by being anti-Semitic. Life must be a struggle when you are so stupid. Moving onto the pigs. We start off this week at the salon with Kenya, 
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“Ari heißt Löwe” Erinnerungen

25.01.2014

Ari heißt Löwe. Buchvorstellung und Gespräch mit dem israelischen Journalisten Ari Rath im Jüdischen Museum Hohenems am 11. Dezember 2013. Moderation: Peter Niedermair

Herzlich Willkommen beim You Tube Kanal des Jüdischen Museums Hohenems. Sie finden auf dieser Seite Videos von Ausstellungseröffnungen und Veranstaltungen des Museums.

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Herbert Rasenberger: In Erinnerung an die jüdische Nachbarin

 24.07.2013

Herbert Rasenberger erinnert sich an seine jüdische Nachbarin Tante Hedwig. Als Kind verstand er nicht, warum die Nationalsozialisten sie schikanierten und schließlich deportierten.

Reise der jüdischen Gemeindevorsteher

12.09.2012

300 jüdische Gemeinde-Mitglieder reisen aus den USA nach Deutschland, 70 Kantoren der amerikanischen “Cantors Assembly” und ihre Angehörigen. Kantoren oder Chasan, die Vorbeter jüdischer Gemeinden, sind aus alter Tradition Meister der Liturgie mit herausragenden Stimmen. Ihre Stationen in Deutschland sind Orte der Erinnerung an jüdisches Leben genauso wie Orte, an denen jüdisches Leben noch lebendig ist – aber vor allem Orte, wo Musik ist, wie die Synagoge in der Berliner Rykestraße.

Israel Heute

Israelnetz Nachrichten

Wir junge Juden sind und bleiben in Deutschland«
Jüdische Allgemeine
»Bei uns in Hessen würde man dazu sagen: Nachtigall, ich hör dir trapsen«, kommentierte Moderator Daniel Neumann vom Landesverband jüdischer Gemeinden in Hessen das Fernbleiben der Linkspartei. Die erste Frage in der Runde ging an Noach 
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Musik und Ritual in der jüdischen Religion
musik heute
(mh) – Musik spielt im jüdischen Gottesdienst eine besonders große Rolle, kaum ein Element des Rituals wird nicht musikalisch gestaltet. Über “Musik und Ritual in derjüdischen Religion” spricht Prof. Jascha Nemtsov am Donnerstag in einer öffentlichen 
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“Jiddisches Lied von 1500 bis 1800” in der Alten Synagoge
Deutschland Today
In ihrem Konzert gehen die vier Musiker von simkhat hanefesh der Frage nach, wiejüdische Musik im Deutschland in der Zeit der Renaissance und Barock klang. Auf diese Frage, die für die Geschichte der Jüdischen Musik von großer Bedeutung ist, hat 
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Die Toten Hosen bekommen Preis von Jüdischer Gemeinde
Frankfurter Rundschau
Die Jüdische Gemeinde Düsseldorf zeichnet Die Toten Hosen aus. Die Band hat im Oktober 2013 bei gemeinsamen Konzerten mit dem Sinfonieorchester der Düsseldorfer Robert-Schumann-Hochschule an von den Nazis geächtete Musik erinnert.
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Israelische Künstler zu Gast
Rhein-Zeitung
„Musik in der Synagoge“ heißt die neue Reihe der Landesstiftung Villa Musica:Jüdische Musik erklingt in der neuen Synagoge Mainz und in ehemaligen Synagogen von Rheinland- Pfalz, die in der Reichspogromnacht gerettet werden konnten. Wenige Tage 
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Bad Liebenzell: Musik als Spiegel jüdischer Geschichte
Schwarzwälder Bote
“Wenn ich Musik komponiere, dann spüre ich, dass sie von Gott kommt”, bekennt derjüdische Komponist und Pianist Alyosha Ryabinov schlicht und ehrlich im Hinblick auf sein musikalisches Schaffen. Mit sehr persönlichen Eindrücken sowie faszinierender 
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Kompakt: Musik in Synagogen
Rhein-Zeitung
Konzerte – Seit Jahren setzt sich die Landesstiftung Villa Musica in Konzerten und CD-Einspielungen für die Erinnerung an die Musik jüdischer Komponisten ein, ebenfalls seit Jahren gastiert die Villa Musica auch immer wieder mit Kammerkonzerten in den 
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Musica Sacra präsentiert christliche und jüdische Klänge
Westfälischer Anzeiger
WERNE – Die Stiftung Musica Sacra Westfalica lädt für Sonntag, 9. Februar, zu 17 Uhr in der Werner Christophorus-Kirche zu einem Konzert mit dem Titel „Musik aus Kirche und Synagoge“ ein. Es werden christliche und jüdische Musiktraditionen einander 
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Giora Feidman – jüdisch und jazzig
Trierischer Volksfreund
Seine Musik verbindet Völker, Religionen und Generationen: Klarinettist Giora Feidman ist der Altmeister des Klezmer, der traditionellen jüdischen Musik aus Osteuropa. Mit einem Ausflug in die Welt des Jazz ist er am Sonntag in Trier aufgetreten 
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Amnesty-Konzert füllt die Klosterkapelle
Grafschafter Nachrichten
Jüdische Märchen, spannend erzählt von Heike Koschnicke aus Nordhorn, undjüdische Klezmer-Musik, von fünf Musikern aus Haltern hervorragend gespielt, machten das Benefizkonzert von Amnesty International zu einem besonderen Erlebnis.
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Wissen über Juden in Jena erweitert
Ostthüringer Zeitung
Im Bild von rechts : Emmy und Emil Wandersleb, Hildegard Grebe sowie Rosalie und Siegfried Czapski, die Eltern des gleichnamigen Zeissianers. Foto: Stadtarchiv/Frank Döbert. Jena . Mit einer Reihe von Veranstaltungen wird anlässlich des Internationalen 
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Buchvorstellung: „Jüdische Vielfalt zwischen Ruhr und Weser“
Lokalkompass.de
 umrahmt wurde die Veranstaltung durch den Kantor der Jüdischen Gemeinde Unna, Didij Podzsus, 14 Bilder. Musikalisch umrahmt wurde die Veranstaltung durch den Kantor der Jüdischen Gemeinde Unna, Didij Podzsus, der Lieder der Synagoge spielte.
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Gemeinde verleiht Neuberger-Medaille an »Die Toten Hosen«
Jüdische Allgemeine
Die Punkrock-Band »Die Toten Hosen« erhält in diesem Jahr die Josef-Neuberger-Medaille der Jüdischen Gemeinde Düsseldorf. Die Musikgruppe aus der nordrhein-westfälischen Landeshauptstadt werde für Veranstaltungen zum Thema »Entartete Musik« 
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Jüdisches Museum Wien hat 100.000sten Besucher
Wiener Zeitung
Auch für das Jahr 2014 seien Wechselausstellungen und zahlreiche Veranstaltungengeplant”, sagte Museumsdirektorin Danielle Spera. Die neue permanente Ausstellung “Unsere Stadt! Jüdisches Wien bis heute”, die anlässlich der Jubiläen 25 Jahre 
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VA-Tipp: “Judenverfolgung in Dresden – eine unbequeme Wahrheit”
Dresden Fernsehen
Im November 1942 mussten die letzten 300 jüdischen Einwohner in Dresden ihre Wohnungen räumen, um in das eigens für die Juden gebaute Lager Hellerberg am Nordrand der Stadt gebracht zu werden. Ein halbes Jahr später wurden die Lagerinsassen in das 
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Veranstaltungen zum Tag des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus
Frankfurt-Live.com
Januar, beteiligt sich in ihrem Jubiläumsjahr die Goethe-Universität mit dreiVeranstaltungen. Das Jahr 1933 markiert eine tiefe Zäsur in der 100-jährigen Geschichte der Universität, deren Gründung 1914 nur durch die maßgebliche Unterstützung jüdischer 
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Jüdische Organisationen in Ungarn boykottieren Holocaust-Gedenkjahr der 
Pester Lloyd
der Regierung Orbán, haben mehrere jüdische Organisationen die Zusammenarbeit mit der Regierung im diesjährigen Holocaust-Gedenkjahr für beendet erklärt, d.h. dass bereits bewilligte Förderungen für Projekte in Höhe von über 150.000 EUR aus dem 
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Jüdisches Museum Wien mit 100.000 Besuchern im Jahr 2013
Kathweb
Wien, 29.01.2014 (KAP) Das Jüdische Museum Wien kann für das Jubiläumsjahr 2013 mit einem Anstieg der Besucherzahlen aufwarten: vier Prozent mehr als im Jahr zuvor und somit fast 100.000 Menschen haben die Ausstellungen, Veranstaltungen und 
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Jüdische Allgemeine
Ein Freund sagte dazu: »Dank Facebook kenne ich jetzt viel mehr jüdische Veranstaltungen, zu denen ich nicht hingehe.« Facebook hat unsere Informiertheit erhöht. Und unsere Entscheidungsfreiheit auch: Wir können wissen, aber wir müssen nicht 
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Die städtischen Museen: Das Programm im Jüdischen Museum
Abendzeitung München
An der Reihe der Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen rund um das Gedenkjahr „100 Jahre Erster Weltkrieg“ nimmt das Jüdische Museum München ab dem 9. Juli mit der Wechselausstellung „Krieg! Juden zwischen den Fronten 1914 – 1918“ teil.
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Die städtischen Museen: Das Programm im Jüdischen Museum
Abendzeitung München
Februar zeigt das Jüdische Museum die Werkschau „Smiling at You. Sharone Lifschitz Works 2000 – 2014“. Die in London lebende Künstlerin gewann 2004 mit ihrer Arbeit „Speaking Germany“ den QUIVID – Kunst-am-Bau-Wettbewerb für das Jüdische 
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Aus eins mach zwei fürs Jüdische Museum
Frankfurter Neue Presse
Zwei Millionen Euro will das Jüdische Museum für die Umgestaltung und Erweiterung des Hauses durch Spenden einnehmen. „Stein für Stein zum neuen Haus- Sie spenden, wir verdoppeln.“ So lautet das Motto der Spendenaktion. Auf Werbeplakaten wird 
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Stiftung verdoppelt Betrag Jüdisches Museum sammelt Spenden für Umbau
FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Stiftung verdoppelt Betrag Jüdisches Museum sammelt Spenden für Umbau. 28.01.2014 · Zwei Millionen Euro will das Jüdische Museum in Frankfurt für seinen Umbau einsammeln. Die Kölner Bethe-Stiftung will alle bis Mai eingehenden Spenden verdoppln, 
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Bürgermeister von Tel Aviv: Hoffen auf Jüdisches Museum Bürgermeister von 
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger
Der Oberbürgermeister von Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, hofft auf baldige Fortschritte beim Bau des Jüdischen Museums Köln. „Dieses wichtige Projekt zeugt von ihrem Bekenntnis zum jüdischen Erbe ihrer Stadt, und ich würde mich sehr geehrt fühlen, das Museum 
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Brauer illustriert Haggada für Jüdisches Museum
ORF.at
Brauer illustriert Haggada für Jüdisches Museum. Der Maler Arik Brauer hat eine Haggada – die Erzählung des Auszugs der Juden aus Ägypten – für das Jüdische Museum bebildert. Seine Illustrationen sind jetzt dort in einer Ausstellung zu sehen.
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Jüdisches Museum Wien mit 100.000 Besuchern im Jahr 2013
Kathweb
Wien, 29.01.2014 (KAP) Das Jüdische Museum Wien kann für das Jubiläumsjahr 2013 mit einem Anstieg der Besucherzahlen aufwarten: vier Prozent mehr als im Jahr zuvor und somit fast 100.000 Menschen haben die Ausstellungen, Veranstaltungen und 
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Museumsraub! Jüdisches Museum sucht Kinder mit Spürnase
Frankfurt-Live.com
(29.01.14) Museumsraub im Jüdischen Museum! Jungen und Mädchen mit Spürnase sind am, Sonntag, 2. Februar, 14 Uhr, eingeladen, auf Spurensuche zu gehen. In kleinen Ermittlerteams begeben sich die jungen Teilnehmer auf die Suche nach 
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Meldungen: BerlinNews I
Berliner Morgenpost
Der Jurist Martin Michaelis wird neuer Geschäftsführender Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin. Er folgt auf Börries von Notz, der das Museum Ende Januar verlassen wird, wie das Jüdische Museum am Dienstag mitteilte. Notz übernimmt die Leitung der 
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Bolivien: Neues jüdisches Museum erinnert an Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland
ShortNews.de
Aktuell wurde in der bolivianischen Stadt Charobamba das erste jüdische Museum des südamerikanischen Landes eröffnet. Anfang der 1940er Jahre flohen zahlreiche Juden aus Deutschland und Österreich nach Südamerika. Nahe bei Charobamba wurde 
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Celebrating Purim in Boro Park

 20.03.2011

Purim is celebrated annually on the 14th day of Adar the day following the victory of the Jews over their enemies.
Purim is characterized by public recitation of the Scroll of Esther (keriat ha-megillah), additions to the prayers and the grace after meals (al hannisim), giving mutual gifts of food and drink (mishloach manot), giving charity to the poor (mattanot la-evyonim),[4] and a celebratory meal (se’udat Purim);[5] other customs include drinking wine, wearing of masks and costumes, and public celebration.

JCC Annual Dinner Video Honoring the 1st Hineni Award Recipient, Joyce Zeff

 03.11.2011

JCC Annual Dinner Video Honoring the 1st Hineni Award Recipient, Joyce Zeff

Israel Celebrates Ethiopian Jewish Holiday

18.11.2009

For 1500 years, Beta Israel held onto their Jewish traditions in Ethiopia, praying on the Sigd holiday to one day return to Jerusalem. This year, Israel celebrates with them. By Sara Sorcher

The Malta-Israel Cultural & Friendship Society Chanukkah 2012 in Malta

 17.12.2012

Hanukka 2012 (Dec, 09th Sunday), celebrated in Jean de la Vallette square, Valletta Malta. event organised by Lawrence Attard-Bezzina, president of the Malta-Israel Cultural & Friendship society and Rabbi Haim Segal from Chabad, with the cooperation of the Abulafia Jewish Foundation of Malta and the Jewish Community. raw footage some of which was screened on NET TV Malta. Lawrence Attard Bezzina

Southern supermarket giant Winn-Dixie bets big on kosher

“I’ve lived in a lot of Jewish communities, especially in New Jersey, and no standard supermarket has the breadth of merchandise that Winn-Dixie has

The secrets of successful synagogues

The gap between practice and belief among UK Jews was again demonstrated in the new National Jewish Community Survey carried out by the 
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 
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Israeli Government Rejects Annexation of Judea-Samaria
Israel Today
“It is fitting that Israel remove itself of responsibility and control of the Palestiniancommunities in Judea and Samaria, and yet not abandon communities in these areas where there is a Jewish majority,” Regev stated in the explanatory notes 
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Rabbis hold dialogue on community’s future
Canadian Jewish News (blog)
TORONTO — When Rabbi Aaron Flanzraich, spiritual leader of Beth Sholom Synagogue, and Holy Blossom Temple’s Rabbi John Moscowitz came together last week to have a public conversation about the future of Jewish communities, Rabbi Flanzraich 
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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.
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Israeli Gov’t To Spend $285MA Year To Keep Diaspora Jews Jewish
JP Updates
The government’s strategic plan for the Diaspora, known as the World Jewry Joint Initiative, is a collaboration between Bennett’s ministry, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Jewish Agency. Its goal is to work with Jewish communities abroad to 
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The secrets of successful synagogues
Jewish Chronicle
The gap between practice and belief among UK Jews was again demonstrated in the new National Jewish Community Survey carried out by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. Four out of every five Jews, for example, attend a Seder most years or 
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Gladys Vega of Saugus sees Israel as part of ADL mission
Wicked Local Saugus
7-16 as part of the ongoing joint initiative to build bridges between the Latino and Jewish communities and expose Hispanic-American leaders to the complex issues affecting the region. The group attended briefings with a variety of Israeli leaders 
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Southern supermarket giant Winn-Dixie bets big on kosher
Jerusalem Post
“I’ve lived in a lot of Jewish communities, especially in New Jersey, and no standard supermarket has the breadth of merchandise that Winn-Dixie has,” Chanie Kirschner, a mother of four who moved to the area a year and a half ago, told JTA. “It’s a 
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The Verdict – Lori Almost Live

 16.02.2014

Three things can change a decree.

For more articles and videos by Lori, visit http://www.aish.com

Baroque Jewish music from the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam

14.01.2010

Boij besalom and Col anesama (Halleluyah), by Christian Giuseppe Lidarti (1730- c. 1793), edited by Israel Adler. This was a commission for the anniversary of the inauguration of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. Janet Pape, soprano, Yoko Honda, Xavier Lambert, baroque violon, Elena Adreyev, baroque violoncelle, Nicholas Fairbank, harpsichord.

The Hebrew Hammer – Certified Circumcised

21.03.2011

Trailer from Hebrew Hammer

Ki Tisa: Shabbat, the Golden Calf, and Rest


Ki Tisa: Shabbat, the Golden Calf, and RestPosted: 16 Feb 2014 04:00 AM PST

Worshiping_the_golden_calfHere’s the d’var Torah I offered yesterday at my shul. (Cross-posted to my From the Rabbi blog.)


This week’s Torah portion begins with Moshe atop Mount Sinai, communing with God. The last thing God says to Moshe is a set of verses we now know as V’shamru, commanding us to keep Shabbat throughout the ages as a sign of covenant with God. Then God gives Moshe the two tablets, inscribed by God’s own hand.

Meanwhile, the people are anxious. Moshe has been gone for a long time. They implore Aaron, his brother, to “make them a god.” They donate their gold jewelry, and from that jewelry is fashioned a calf which they begin to worship.

When Moshe comes down the mountain, he shatters the tablets in his fury.

Many commentators have seen this incident as a kind of spiritual “adultery.” Here is God reminding us of the Shabbat which serves as the sign of our eternal relationship, and meanwhile we’re off giving ourselves over to something which is not God. The Torah frequently compares our relationship with God to a marriage…and here we are, “cheating on” God when the ink on our ketubah is barely dry.

As punishment, Moshe grinds up the calf and makes the people drink it — which is strikingly similar to the punishment for a woman accused of adultery, as described later in Torah. I’m always struck by the symbolism of making the people confront their own misdeeds in this way. They have to literally swallow what they have done. They have to take ownership of the damage they have done to their relationship with God.

Seen in this light, Moshe’s shattering of the tablets is a sign of the spiritual brokenness in that relationship. But what becomes of those broken stones?

We read in Talmud:

Rabbi Joshua ben Levi said to his sons: Have care for an old person who has forgotten his/her learning. For we say: Both the whole tablets and the shattered tablets lie in the Ark. (Talmud Bavli, Berakhot 8b)

In the ark of the covenant, which will be kept inside the mishkan / dwelling-place for God, our ancestors carried both the second set of tablets (which are whole) and that first set of tablets (which are broken).

For Rabbi Joshua ben Levi, this holds a message about how to treat our elders. Just as we cherished both sets of tablets, so we should cherish both those who are whole, and those whose wholeness has been broken by sickness or by age.

Perhaps when Moshe broke the tablets, he was demonstrating his own brokenness. His wholeness was broken when his people demonstrated their lack of commitment and faith. Just as our ancestors kept the broken tablets along with the whole ones, we cherish the memory not only of Moshe’s beautiful moments, but also his times of imperfection and anger.

Each of us is like Moshe. Each of us carries her own history in the ark of her own heart. In our own holy of holies, we hold our sweetest memories — and also the times when we have felt shattered. Without both, we wouldn’t be who we are.

How does all of this relate to Shabbat and to v’shamru?

The verses of v’shamru, from this week’s portion, charge us with keeping Shabbat as an eternal covenant. It is a sign, God says, between us for all time. A reminder that on the seventh day God rested and so do we.

Shabbat is a covenant between us and God. When we keep Shabbat — whatever that means to us; as liberal Jews we shape our Shabbat observance in accordance with a variety of values — but when we keep Shabbat, however we keep Shabbat, we re-enact the covenant.

Every week, we renew our wedding vows with the Holy One. We reprise the central act of our relationship, an act of pausing to notice the sacredness of creation.

Every Shabbat is the antidote to the sin of the Golden Calf. Then we were anxious and we put our faith in something gleaming, something we could see and touch. Now we remind ourselves that relationship exists even when we can’t see it. That when we make Shabbat, we emulate the ineffable force behind the cosmos in rhythms of creation and rest.

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The secrets of successful synagogues
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By contrast, support for social justice (81 per cent) or Jewish culture (71 per cent) was much higher. From this, you might conclude that the synagogue, the linchpin of Jewish life for 2,000 years, was in eclipse as Jews put their energies elsewhere 
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Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

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Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with devil.

Olympics of the Soul

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In this Issue:
  • Health Risks and Halacha
  • You CAN Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gender Differences in Keys to Longevity
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Health Risks and Halacha

Our Chachamim enlighten us to a concept that is central to the perspective that we must have in guiding the decisions we make regarding our health. The Gemara in Masechet Chullin (10a) and in Masechet Pesachim (76b) presents to us the dictum of “Chamira Sakanta M’Issura”. This essentially means that something that poses a severe health risk is considered more stringent than a regular prohibition.
A practical application of this concept comes in the prohibition recorded in the Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh De’ah 116) of being careful not to eat meat and fish together. The mixture may cause a dermatological condition. It is generally accepted that this prohibition includes chicken, turkey, and all other fowl as well. This is also the reason why in between a meat and fish course, for example on Shabbat, after the fish, we rinse our mouths (or drink) and eat something parve like bread – kinua’ch v’hadacha. The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 173:2) brings down the custom to wash hands in between, and, some maintain that it is preferable to have the fish course before the meat course as well.
All of this is done just to maintain a separation between the two, and to make sure that at the time of eating one, there should not remain even a trace or residue of the other. Chamira Sakanta M’issura – A Health Risk is more strict than a prohibition. A good example of the difference with a prohibition is in the halacha of bittul/nullification. In a normal scenario where one encounters something non-kosher which might have accidentally fallen into a kosher mixture, the halacha, in most cases, maintains that if there is present 60 times the amount of kosher against the non-kosher, the non-kosher product is considered nullified, and one is permitted to partake of the mixture. However, in the case of a severe health risk, halachically, there is no nullification, as halacha is extremely cautious when it comes to people’s health.
The Magen Avraham addresses the observation that there are plenty of people in the world who do mix meat and fish, and there are no reports of widespread dermatological reactions. He advances the notion that environmental conditions have since changed, and therefore one does not need to worry about this. Other notable authorities, including the Aruch HaShulchan and the Mishna Berura seem to accept this argument as halacha. Furthermore, there is no mention of this danger of eating meat and fish together in any of the works of the great physician, the Rambam.
However, most halachic authorities do not agree with this chiddush/innovation and maintain that the basic halacha follows the Shulchan Aruch and that this mixture remains forbidden.
Chamira Sakanta M’Issura – A health risk is more strict than a prohibition. Make this an affirmation and re-examine all the choices you make when it comes to your health – food, drink, tobacco, medication, etc. Yes, there are severe health risks associated with the SAD diet (Standard American Diet, which, by the way, is very sad!)! Yes, there are severe health risks associated with the continued consumption of sugary, carbonated beverages, adulterated juices, or excess alcohol! Yes, there are proven severe health risks associated with nicotine and tobacco use (don’t get me started on smoking and the yeshiva world)! Combine this with the injunction of “U’Shmartem et Nafshoteichem” – “And you shall guard your well-being”, and the path to optimal health and Torah living becomes very clear.

You CAN Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is arguably the biggest health problem facing North America today. According to the National Diabetes Clearinghouse, almost 26 million people, or just over 8 percent of the population, had diabetes last year. And that number is growing daily. Type 2 Diabetes is by far the most common form of diabetes. Unlike people with Type 1 Diabetes, people with Type 2 Diabetes do produce insulin. However, the pancreas either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body does not use it properly – a condition known as insulin resistance. These insulin imbalances can cause glucose (aka sugar) to build up in the blood, which leads to cell damage throughout the body.
Statistics show that diabetes occurs among the Jewish community from two to six times as often as it does among the non-Jewish community. It is really a disease of the the developed world, and this is supported by the Ethiopian Jews now living in Israel. Pre-emigration to Eretz Yisrael, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart attacks were virtually non-existent for this group of people. Now, 17 percent of the 75,000 or so Ethiopian Israelis have diabetes. The cause of the onset of the disease to this group is attributed to the dramatic change in lifestyle – from living a “primitive” farming lifestyle to living in a higher stress, fatty-food laden lifestyle.
Nine in ten Type 2 Diabetics are overweight, which makes blood sugar control more difficult and increases the risk of neuropathy, vision loss, kidney dysfunction, and heart disease. The new term being thrown around these days is diabesity. But there is a bright side. Losing weight is all it may take to normalize blood sugar and improve overall health. The easiest path to weight loss is to first eliminate all sugars and eat several smaller meals daily. This eliminates the food cravings that sabotage even the most committed dieter. There are specific foods that have been shown to produce positive effects on blood sugar control. These foods include olives, soybeans, other legumes, nuts, artichokes, bitter melon, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, mangoes, and onions. These foods all have a low glycemic index and glycemic load and are high in fiber. Cinnamon may also be helpful in controlling blood sugar levels. According to research, cinnamon might be acting as an insulin substitute in Type 2 Diabetes.
With the right diet and lifestyle adjustments, Type 2 Diabetes can be treated and often reversed.

Gender Differences in Keys to Longevity

While quality sleep and a healthy diet are basic tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle, the extent to which these factors contribute to an extended lifespan may differ between men and women. Mark L. Wahlqvist and colleagues from Monash University in Australia investigated the ways that diet contributed to the relationship between sleep quality and mortality, among a group of 1,865 men and women, ages 65 years and older, enrolled in the Nutrition and Health Survey in Taiwan. The researchers observed that sleep played a more important role in men’s mortality than women’s. Among women, those who ate a varied diet that included foods rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits. Observing that: “Sleep quality played a more important role in mortality for men than for women,” the study authors write that: “In women, Vitamin B6 levels predict mortality more than sleep does.”
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Yi-Chen Huang, Mark L. Wahlqvist, Meei-Shyuan Lee.  “Sleep Quality in the Survival of Elderly Taiwanese: Roles for Dietary Diversity and Pyridoxine in Men and Women.”  Journal of the American College of Nutrition; Volume 32, Issue 6, December 2013, pages 417-427.)

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The Jewish Americans (1 & 2): They Came to Stay & A World of Their Own

11.08.2013

Originally broadcast on PBS, The Jewish-Americans covers 350 years in the lives of Jews who have struggled to maintain their religious identity and still be fully accepted as Americans. It is a story at once specific and universal, one that can be appreciated by any ethnic or religious minority who tests whether “democracy, like America, can find room for everyone.”

Beginning with 23 Jewish exiles seeking safe haven in New Amsterdam in 1654, writer-director David Grubin does an admirable job of charting the often rocky and treacherous course for Jews in this country, and their personal “tug of war between being American and being a Jew.” Do they consider themselves Jewish-Americans, or American Jews? Carl Reiner, Mandy Patinkin, Sid Caesar, Jules Feiffer, playwright Tony Kushner, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are among the more recognizable personalities who offer illuminating commentary and bittersweet reminiscences. But Grubin presents what he calls “an ensemble of voices” rather than “a star-studded parade.” Authors, historians, sociologists, academics, and rabbis share a rich personal and cultural history.

Narrated by Liev Schreiber, The Jewish-Americans is comprised of three two-hour episodes, “They Came to Stay,” “The Best of Times, the Worst of Times,” and “Home.” Each is a richly textured tapestry of talking heads, still photos, archival footage, and audio and film clips (the inevitable Gentleman’s Agreement), and reveal how Jews have become woven into the fabric of Jewish life. Songwriter Irving Berlin wrote “God Bless America,” and the holiday classics “White Christmas” and “Easter Parade.” Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster created Superman.

Another crossover pop culture success was Gertrude Berg as Molly Goldberg of the Bronx, offering sage advice and homespun wisdom on radio, television and the movies. One illuminating segment reveals how assimilated movie mogul Louis B. Mayer’s Andy Hardy films, with their “fairy tale visions of small town life,” were the “American fantasies of a Jewish immigrant.” Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head throughout the series. Grubin captures the hysteria surrounding the murder trial of Georgia factory worker Leo Franks, who, in 1915, was falsely convicted in the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, and subsequently lynched by a homicidal mob. The segment that addresses the Holocaust documents America’s indifference in dealing with Hitler’s “Final Solution.” Grubin notes how political activism has long been a part of Jewish-American life, and how Jews took an active role in the Civil Rights struggle.

As the old saying goes, you don’t have to be Jewish to be compelled and profoundly moved by this ambitious documentary miniseries. But it couldn’t hurt. –Donald Liebenson

The Jewish Americans (3): The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

11.08.2013

The Jewish Americans (4): Home

11.08.2013

Liepaja Massacre A Jewish Tragedy The killing pits Massacre de Liepaja, les fosses de la mort

 16.02.2014

Il s’agit de ma musique illustrant les massacres devant des fosses, dans les pays baltes, Liepaja en 1941 ayant fait l’objet de photos prises par les nazis

WJC Says Hungarian Government is Falsifying History
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During the first years of the 20th Century the Jewish population of Eretz Yisrael — Palestine — suffered terribly. A massive plague of locusts, famine and disease hit the community hard. Ottoman officials harassed, tortured, imprisoned and expelled 
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It is one of the darkest periods in French history. During the Second World War around 76,000 Jews were deported from France and sent to almost certain death at Nazi extermination camps. Among them were more than 11,400 children, often separated from 
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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, September 20, 1957, Part 2
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New Southern Jewish culture center at the College of Charleston to highlight 
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John Schlesinger – CityLights 1981 interview with John Schlesinger (1)

 06.12.2010

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Director John Schlesinger (Darling, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Eye for an Eye; and Oscar®-winner for Midnight Cowboy) talks to Brian Linehan.

In part 1 of this 1981 CityLights interview Brian Linehan talks to John about his film Honky Tonk Freeway and working with Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn and William Devane; the challenges of shooting freeway scenes during a Florida heat wave with over 100 actors; and John reflects on whether he was a good actor.

John Schlesinger passed away in 2003.

CityLights footage is provided courtesy of CTV Limited and The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation. © CTV Limited. © The Brian Linehan Foundation. All rights reserved.

John Schlesinger – CityLights 1981 interview with John Schlesinger (2)

Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow reads his fiction

16.03.2012

In Saul Bellow: At Ease, the Nobel Prize-winning author speaks with the Columbia, Maryland, community in February 1986 at Howard Community College, reading from Henderson the Rain King and referencing other works, such as Herzog and Seize the Day, as he responds to audience queries about his early influences, intersections of life and literature, the harmonies of storytelling, the pleasures and pains of writing, the impact of criticism, and the comic imagination. Then, in an impromptu press conference with area journalists, Bellow shares his views on the possibilities of fiction and the creative imagination to help us orient ourselves within our personal and ancestral histories, on public life after the Nobel Prize, the effects of TV on what used to be “the living room,” and critical thinking as the essence of democracy. A long-time teacher at the University of Chicago, he remarks, “I don’t know what I would do without my students, for I’m able to talk with them…about things that matter…matter deeply to me.”
For more information about “The Writing Life” and HoCoPoLitSo (the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society), visit http://www.hocopolitso.org.

The Greatest American Essays: Saul Bellow (Herzog, Seize the Day, Humboldt’s Gift) (1998)

18.12.2013

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 — April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation’s lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.

In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited “the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age.” His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt’s Gift and Ravelstein. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest authors, Bellow has had a “huge literary influence.”

Bellow said that of all his characters Eugene Henderson, of “Henderson the Rain King,” was the one most like himself. Bellow grew up as an insolent slum kid, a “thick-necked” rowdy, and an immigrant from Quebec. As Christopher Hitchens describes it, Bellow’s fiction and principal characters reflect his own yearning for transcendence, a battle “to overcome not just ghetto conditions but also ghetto psychoses.” Bellow’s protagonists, in one shape or another, all wrestle with what Corde (Albert Corde, the dean in “The Dean’s December”) called “the big-scale insanities of the 20th century.” This transcendence of the “unutterably dismal” (a phrase from Dangling Man) is achieved, if it can be achieved at all, through a “ferocious assimilation of learning” (Hitchens) and an emphasis on nobility.

In 1989, Bellow received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. The Helmerich Award is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust.

Bellow attended the University of Chicago but later transferred to Northwestern University. He originally wanted to study literature, but he felt the English department was anti-Jewish. Instead, he graduated with honors in anthropology and sociology. It has been suggested Bellow’s study of anthropology had an influence on his literary style, and anthropological references pepper his works. Bellow later did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Paraphrasing Bellow’s description of his close friend Allan Bloom (see Ravelstein), John Podhoretz has said that both Bellow and Bloom “inhaled books and ideas the way the rest of us breathe air.”

In the 1930s, Bellow was part of the Chicago branch of the Works Progress Administration Writer’s Project, which included such future Chicago literary luminaries as Richard Wright and Nelson Algren. Many of the writers were radical: if they were not members of the Communist Party USA, they were sympathetic to the cause. Bellow was a Trotskyist, but because of the greater numbers of Stalinist-leaning writers he had to suffer their taunts.

In 1941 Bellow became a naturalized US citizen. In 1943, Maxim Lieber was his literary agent.

During World War II, Bellow joined the merchant marine and during his service he completed his first novel, Dangling Man (1944) about a young Chicago man waiting to be drafted for the war.

From 1946 through 1948 Bellow taught at the University of Minnesota, living on Commonwealth Avenue, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 1948, Bellow was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship that allowed him to move to Paris, where he began writing The Adventures of Augie March (1953). Critics have remarked on the resemblance between Bellow’s picaresque novel and the great 17th Century Spanish classic Don Quixote. The book starts with one of American literature’s most famous opening paragraphs, and it follows its titular character through a series of careers and encounters, as he lives by his wits and his resolve. Written in a colloquial yet philosophical style, The Adventures of Augie March established Bellow’s reputation as a major author.

In the late 1950s he taught creative writing at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. One of his students was William Kennedy, who was encouraged by Bellow to write fiction.

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

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This Day in Jewish History / Polish-Jewish socialist Wiktor Alter executed in 
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(It is unclear whether Erlich was executed, or if he succeeded in killing himself in prison.) This fate became known only in 1991, when Alter and Erlich both were rehabilitated by the post-Soviet government of Russia. Today, a marker in the Jewish 
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This Day in Jewish History / ‘Midnight Cowboy’ director John Schlesinger is born
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This Day in Jewish History / ‘Midnight Cowboy’ director John Schlesinger is born. British filmmaker, born in 1926, won a Best Director Oscar for his 1969 classic and was also nominated for ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘Darling.’ By David B. Green | Feb.
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This Day, February 16, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
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Louis had financed his first crusade (known to history as The Seventh Crusade) in part by expelling all of the Jews engaged in usury and confiscating their property. Further acts of his pre-Crusade piety included the burning of some 12,000 manuscript 
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