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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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