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Eretz Yisroel Levayah of HaRav Chaim Stein ZT”L by the Mir Yeshiva



Thousands gathered by the Mir Yeshiva in Yerushalayim on erev shabbos for the levayah of HaRav Chaim Stein ZT”L, Rosh Yeshiva of Telshe Cleveland.

Hespedim were delivered by the Rosh HaYeshiva of the Mir, HaRav Nosson Tzvi Finkel, HaRav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein, HaRav Yitzchok Zilberberg, HaRav Zalman Dov Tzvikerman, Rav Mattis Weinberg, and Reb Sheftel Weinberg (oldest grandson).

The crowds then accompanied the aron towards Highway 1, where the chevra kadisha took the aron to the beis hakvaros.

Credits: Kuvien Images –

Rav Avraham Chaim Levin Speaking At A Simchas Beis Hashaevah On Inyanei Sukkos – 2012


Harav Avraham Chaim Levin Shlit”a – Rosh Yeshivas Telz , Chicago Speaking At A Simchas Beis Hashaevah In Detroit On Inyanei Sukkos – 2012

Jewish Immigration to France During the Interwar Period


Holocaust survivors from France describe the experience of Jewish immigrants to France during the interwar period.

This video contains excerpts from the Holocaust survivor testimonies of: Alexander Timar, Cecile Kaufer, Rene Marxheimer, Mirka Mora and Helga Franks

This video is part of a thematic and chronological narrative of the Holocaust with related video, photos, documents and more on the Yad Vashem website…

The Jewish Community of Würzburg During the Interwar Period


Holocaust survivors from Würzburg, Germany, describe the Jewish community of Würzburg during the interwar period and during the Weimar Republic

Survivors’ names: Ib Bamberger, Margo Reiser, Herbert Mai, Sidney Reiter, Ilse Joel

The video is part of the exhibition “The History of the Jewish Community in Würzburg” on the Yad Vashem website:…

Irish-Jewish community has evolved to be part of the social fabric
Irish Times
By the mid-18th century, the Dublin Jewish community was immersed in the commercial life of the city, and had abandoned Crane Lane. It worshipped in temporary locations around the north inner city. However, the Irish Naturalisation Act of 1783 excluded 
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Online Event Sees Israeli, Diaspora Leaders Unite
Arutz Sheva
The cause: to determine ways to secure the Jewish community’s future, strengthen young Jews’ Jewish identities, and fortify ties between Israel and the Jewish world. The initiative was spearheaded by the two leaders, who have participated throughout 
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Israel: Portuguese citizenship granted to descendants of Sephardic Jews 
Portuguese American Journal
The announcement follows a recent amendment to Portugal’s “Law on Nationality” that allows descendants of Jews who were expelled in the Portuguese Inquisition to become citizens if they “belong to a Sephardic community of Portuguese origin with ties to 
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Czech scrolls anniversary draws worldly crowd
Jewish Chronicle
They are places where you might not even suspect there would be a Jewish community: Succasunna, New Jersey; Munster, Indiana; Peabody, Massachusetts; Tyler, Texas. But they all have one thing in common – their synagogues house one of the scrolls 
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Intra-Jewish fissure over Israel bubbles to the surface
Haaretz (blog)
But now with debate about Israel swirling at a fevered pitch, I’m wondering how elastic a word like “connection” is actually understood to be by Jewish communities across North American. One of the figures profiled in the New York Times piece expressed 
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Make Jewishness a part of NM diversity
ABQ Journal
In cities with larger Jewish communities, Jews and non-Jews alike engage with Jewish culture on a daily basis. It is time for New Mexico to have a similar public conversation – though the New Mexican Jewish community often struggles to survive, it 
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Waves of immigration changed Israeli ideology
San Diego Jewish World
Population changes have been dramatic since 1948, with virtually all of them producing a population much different from the American Jewish population. Each of the groups have been complex in themselves, differing in large or small ways by country of 
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