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Elie kakou Mme sarfati et sa fille fortunée

03.04.2008

elie kakou sketch Mme sarfati et sa fille Fortunée

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Israel – Small but Outstanding

29.04.2012

http://www.israel.org

Israel, a small country of outstanding beauty, is so many different things:

It is a bridge between Africa, Asia & Europe, It has pulsating urban life, breathtaking nature, an abundance of plant & animal species, Thousands of years of fascinating history, a rainbow of cultures and traditions.

Israel offers an energizing experience with a vibrant cultural scene, and is proud to be an innovative leader in science & High-Tech.

Sounds too much? you’ll believe it when you see it.

Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels:

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Please credit the MFA and the creators of this clip for any use of this video.

Photographer and Editor: Eyal Bartov
Additional Photographs: Samuel Magal
After Effects: Gili Ittah
Original Music: Israel Kasif

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Simchas Beis Gorlitz Nasad Skver Flatbush, in Borough Park

16.10.2013

24Jewish Video Clip of the day, Simchas Beis Gorlitz Nasad Skver Flatbush, in Borough Park and  HaMenagnim Orchestra 

Megillas Lester Official Trailer

17.02.2014

Megillas Lester is a full length animated feature film depicting the fictional story of Doniel Lesterovitch (“Lester”); a boy whose imagination turns the Purim story upside down. Suddenly finding himself at the feast of King Achashverosh, Lester is ordered to summon queen Vashti to the party…and he inadvertently convinces her to go! With Vashti alive and well, Esther never needs to come to the palace – and that leaves nobody to save the Jews from evil Haman! Follow Lester’s hilarious and thrilling adventure as he tries to set his version of the Purim story back on track…

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Beri Weber Belz

16.02.2014

Acoustic Style with Moishey Schwartz on Guitar

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חתונה תולדות אהרן ט”ו בשבט תשע”ב

13.02.2012

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חתונה תולדות אהרן ט”ו בשבט תשע”ב

24Jewish Video Clip of the day, Valentine’s Day in Tel Aviv  and  A Jewish Star GREAT VIDEOS SELECTION

valentinexy February 14th marks Valentine’s Day, and though not a Jewish holiday, it appears the young and in love celebrate in the Jewish State as well. Jennifer KaidenAmerican Tourist in Israel: “I celebrate Valentine’s Day because celebrating love is important and it doesn’t matter where you are around the world, it’s important for everyone.”  Yuval Sela, Flower Shop Salesman: “Every year we sell on Valentine’s Day, it’s a big day for business, people like roses, like colors. It’s a love day, people like celebration, to go out. First they buy flowers, and then the rest.” Netta Kaiden, American Tourist in Israel: “I think it’s very nice to express your love to someone you love every day, but if you have a special day, even better.” Saint Valentine’s Day is of Christian origin. And in the Hebrew calendar there is another day celebrated by couples called ‘Tu Beav’. Oren Migdal, Chabad representative: “I think it’s very sad that Jews who have traditions of thousands of years and have their own holidays imitate the non-Jews and take their holidays”. Udi Kobi, Tel Aviv Resident: “People don’t know really what is to be a jew, what is Christianity. They don’t know. So they celebrate what they think is good. I don’t judge them, but it is confusion.” Netta Kaiden, American Tourist in Israel: “If they don’t lose their connection to their heritage, I don’t think there’s a problem, you can celebrate.” Jennifer KaidenAmerican Tourist in Israel: “It’s like eating different foods from all over the world.” Yossef Faibish, Bat Ayin Resident: “It’s a Christian holiday. I don’t know exactly what it means, but I know that if people are happy, it makes them happy and they celebrate together, that’s a good thing. So why not.” As in many other countries, many Tel Avivian restaurants, shops and boutiques offer special discounts on products and gifts in honor of the festive day. And though not everyone understands or agrees with the meaning of the holiday or where the tradition stems from, most people we spoke to here in Israel, always like a reason to celebrate. Yuval Sela, Flower Shop Salesman: “I celebrate anything I can celebrate. A party is a party, Valentine’s Day and other days, whichever.” Tamar Golan, Tel Aviv Resident: “If you want to celebrate love, just celebrate. For me, this is life, to enjoy life.” Oren Migdal, Chabad representative : Most of the Jews who celebrate this day, it isn’t because of religious reasons. It’s because they want to dance and party. We have our religion and thank God, we are happy about it.” And so, a Tel Avivian Valentine’s Day takes off, even here, in the Jewish State. Sivan Raviv, JN1, Tel Aviv  Part 2  

A Jewish Star

Defenders of the Negev: Ultra-Orthodox Jews in the IDF

12.02.2014

Soldiers in a new IDF company, called “Defenders of the Negev”, maintain an observant Jewish lifestyle as they work to protect the State of Israel. Their service reflects an important goal of the IDF: to help Ultra-Orthodox Jews integrate into the army.

MORE: http://www.idfblog.com/ http://twitter.com/idfspokesperson/ http://www.facebook.com/idfonline/

Rambam Trailer. JewishHistoryDotOrg

20.04.2009

http://JewishHistory.org

PHYSICIAN – PHILOSOPHER – CODIFIER – COMMENTATOR – SPIRITUAL LEADER Rambam, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon, was born in Cordova Spain, early in the 12th century. Facing the terror of the fanatic Muslim Almohads, he and his family fled Cordova. For seven years they lived in the mountains and caves of Spain. During that time, his remarkable Torah and Talmudic knowledge increased. His love of Torah combined with his avid study of healing and natural medicine, the sciences, mathematics, astronomy – as well as the works of the classical philosophers, began to shape the destiny of his life. The legacy he left behind is astounding. He wrote Perush Ha-Mishnayot – his commentary on the Mishnah, which included the Thirteen Principles of Faith, before he was 30. He also penned Mishna Torah – over 14 volumes of the laws of the Torah. Amongst his numerous works he wrote and defined Sefer Ha-Mitzvot and the 613 mitzvahs – and The Guide to the Perplaxed – as spiritual and philosophical treatise. Rambam was a holistic healer of body and soul. In an age of ignorance, he was a shining light of compassion and commitment toward his fellow human beings.

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Isaac Bitton is back with his new album “Generation Redemption.”

Isaac Bitton (RAYA MEHEMNA) is back with a all NEW album! “Generation Redemption” Part 2

Isaac Yitzchak Bitton Preforming in the Beer Sheva Jail (Ha’mayan) “He Was A Holy Man”

13.06.2013

Isaac Yitzchak Bitton Preforming in the Beer Sheva Jail (Ha’mayan) “He Was A Holy Man” 1985

Isaac Yitzchak Bitton at the Chabad Telethon 1995 “Dancing Man”

13.06.2013

Isaac Yitzchak Bitton (aka Jacky Bitton), preforming at the Chabad Telethon in Los Angeles.
With Dancer Chaky Abehsera

 

18.12.2011

Who is Isaac Bitton? Well Isaac (Jacky) Bitton was one of the founding members of the top French Rock Band LES VARIATIONS from the 70’s which was the first and only french rock band to adventure in the soil of America .Since he returned to his Jewish religious roots,he has been known in the Jewish music scene under the group name of RAYA MEHEMNA and more recently under his own name. In the early 80’s he released two albums titled SONGS FOR A BROTHER Vol 1 & 2.
Bitton is widely known for his energetic drumming style, soulful powerful voice, and for fusing traditional Moroccan tunes and scales with R&B, Blues,Soul and North African rythms. With this new CD Isaac is bringing to the table an originality rarely seen and heard even in the Big Scene of music. Listen to his vocal improvisation on track 6 in an Andalusic moroccan style never done before in English.
Now his third album titled “Generation Redemption” is FINALLY in stores and online on CD Baby. For more on Isaac visit his website http://www.IsaacBitton.com for more info on Isaac, and to hear the regal sound of Raya Mehemna!

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מפרום חצילים – ישראל אהרוני

 02.05.2011

השף ישראל אהרוני מציג לנו מתכון פשוט להכנת מפרום חצילים. למידע נוסף, בקרו באתר מתכון בטוח: http://www.matkon-batuah.co.il/item/%…

Jewish Food Kasha Kasha Recipes Kupecheskaya Russian Jewish

17.02.2014  Ask the Rabbi about Kashrut

I have been taking requests for about six months now and doing mostly Asian and Italian cuisines as they are my fave cuisines. The fact is that I LOVE all food and that is why I cook. Last week one of my subbers made a request that I cook some Jewish food. To tell the truth I was stumped by the request because I have never cooked Jewish food. I mean I have eaten matzo ball soup and I make and eat chopped liver and I have eaten at Jewish deli’s but I have never made Jewish food/cuisine. So I did some research and I came up with a traditional Jewish comfort food called Kasha! This week I am going to make the Russian Jewish version of this traditional Jewish comfort food. It is usually called Kasha Varnishkes but in Russian it’s called “Kupecheskaya.” It is a version of Kasha made with onions, garlic, mushrooms and bowtie pasta with the addition of scrambled or crumbled hard boiled eggs. I will be using scrambled eggs as they soak up the flavors of this dish quite well. You can find the exact recipe for this dish on my blog @ http://www.richardblainesezcooking.co

Hamantashen for Hunger 2014

02.02.2014

To order Hamantashen from CBS USY, please go to:
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Questions or Comments:
Matt Rissien, Congregation Beth Shalom Youth Director: MRissien@BethShalomNB.Org

Izzy’s Traditional Jewish Recipes

 08.03.2007

Izzy originally from Poland, is an amazing person who spent from age 18 to 24 in German concentration camps doing slave labor, including Auschwitz. Never having had more then a 7th grade education he was liberated in 1945 with nothing more then the clothes he was given, yet he stayed in Germany and became a millionaire there while still in his thirties. In 1964 he came to the US and continued doing business here. Now at 85 he is retired doing the snowbird thing and doing his favorite thing, cooking. Everybody who has tasted his food raves about it, and everyone who knows him thinks he is a real character.
Just for a taste here are his Potato Latkes
available at http://www.simonsezproduction.com and Ebay
This is a 2 volumes, 2 discs DVD of Auschwitz survivor Izzy cooking up a storm in his kitchen. Watch him make Gefilte Fish, Chicken Soup, Lockschen Kugel, Potato Kugel, Potato Latkes, Horse Raddish, Brisket & Veal, Chicken Dish, Matze Brei and Butter Crumb Cake. Everything you need for the holidays. I’ve eaten this food and words can’t describe it. Don’t buy gefilte fish out of a jar make it from scratch, and you’ve never had chicken soup like this before. No wonder Izzy has so much energy at 85. He’s quite a character and fun to watch. This is truly food from the good old days and you can watch it being made. How easy is that to follow?

Now more recipes added: Izzy’s Cookies and Baking Dough, Apple Cake, Goulash, and Cucumber Salad. (The Goulash is my favorite) and really simple to make.

Oznei Haman 01

16.02.2014

מיכאלה ותמי אופות אוזני המן ללא גלוטן

25.02.2012

למצוא אוזני המן ברשתות ובמאפיות זאת לא בעיה, אבל מה עושים חולי הצליאק שלהם מגוון פחות רחב? פניתי למי שנחשבת לגורו של האפייה ללא גלוטן, מחברת הספר “אפייה ללא גלוטן”, תמי בן דוד שלה גם בלוג קולינרי בתפוז שבו היא מעלה את המתכונים שמותאמים לצרכים המיוחדים גם לה

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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)

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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
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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

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

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Rabbi yosef mizrachi Who God Is

 16.02.2014

L’influence du passé vers le futur par le Rav Dov Roth-Lumbroso

 11.11.2011

L’influence du passé vers le futur à travers les textes de la Torah par le Rav Dov Roth-Lumbroso.
Quelques révélations sur l’avenir …
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Le monde futur par le Rav Dov Lumbroso Roth – Partie 1

Le monde futur par le Rav Dov Lumbroso Roth – Partie 2

…הרב יוסף מזרחי | מסילת ישרים רמח”ל | חלק

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!
הקליקו להרשמה: http://go.yahadoot.com/youtube/subscribe

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!

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

Legends and stories from Toledo; the Inquisition, Hercules, Pin Street and Jewish keys to Toledo

 20.02.2014

http://i2imadrid.com
Take our fascination guide to the stories of old Toledo. Tales of the Spanish inquisition and expulsion of Jews, some of whom legend has it still hold keys to the city today. Hear about the bitter well a la Spanish Romeo and Juliet. Or take a peek at Pin Street if you need some luck to find a man! The Moorish Patio festival, festivals, knight-high arches, Alley of the Dead, Hercules caves.
For mrore details on tours of Toledo and Madrid, email grainne@i2itravel.com

UK Jewish Film Festival 2013 Launch

19.02.2014

The 17th annual UK Jewish Film Festival revealed its full programme yesterday at a press launch in Soho attended by guests including filmmaker/comedian Jes Benstock and comedian Arnold Brown. Running from 30 October — 17 November 2013, the festival will feature screenings of over 80 films and other special events across five cities – London, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. 53 of the films will be UK premieres, hailing from countries including Argentina, Israel, USA, UK, Germany, France and the Czech Republic. Please see here for the exciting festival programme: ukjewishfilm.org/ UKJF also launches, in its 17th year, a new VOD channel, sponsored by Think Jam: At the press launch, Festival Founder & Executive Director Judy Ironside MBE introduced some of the highlights of the festival including the UK premiere of the dazzling new comedy Blumenthal from New York writer/director Seth Fisher starring actor Brian Cox CBE. (Both will attend Festival screening for Q&A – 6 Nov, Phoenix Cinema, 20:45) Other highlights include the UK premiere of the award-winning US documentary Joe Papp In Five Acts, a portrait of the legendary New York theatre producer Joe Papp. The screening will be followed by a discussion, with actor Zoe Wanamaker CBE & director Tracie Holder (14 Nov, Barbican, 18:15), on A New Democratic Theatre For The UK. Comedian and filmmaker Jes Benstock was at the launch warming up the audience for his special Festival Comedy Event to be presented with Scottish Jewish comedian Arnold Brown, and a host of witty friends including Miriam Margolyes, Bill Paterson, David Schneider and Helen Lederer. Other guests attending the festival will include the esteemed Lord Michael Grade who will speak after Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (13 Nov, Barbican, 18:15); award-winning French director Ilan Duran Cohen who will be opening the festival with his gripping historical drama The Jewish Cardinal (30 Oct, BFI, 20:30); Czech writer/director David Ondricek presenting his debut feature In the Shadow (2 Nov, Tricycle, 19:00); and Israeli film director Eytan Fox who will close the festival on a high note with his heart-warming musical comedy Cupcakes (17 Nov, Tricycle 19:45). Other festival highlights include the UK Premiere of thriller Wakolda (5 Nov, Tricycle, 21:00), the new film from award-winning Argentinean director Lucia Puenzo; the Tribeca award-winning Israeli drama Room 514 (3 Nov, Tricycle,20:30); and an Exclusive Preview of The Congress (10 Nov, Odeon Swiss Cottage Imax Screen, 21:00), Ari Folman’s impressive follow-up to Waltz with Bashir.

Tefillin Wrapping (Left Handed) Chabad Style

19.02.2014

How to put on Tefillin Chabad style (for a left handed person).
Not a pro video – just whipped out my phone for my friend to review and practice.

yascha mounk at the harvard book store

20.01.2014

Yascha Mounk reading from his book Stranger in my own country; at the Harvard book store.

Jewish Gator Nation – Vision for the Future – Chabad at UF

20.12.2012

A film highlighting the past and promoting the vision for the future for Chabad at UF. Debuted at the 2012 Gala in Aventura, FL.

The Foundation for the Jewish Gator Nation – 352-336-5877 –http://www.JewishGator.com

Israeli and Palestinian Cinema Part 1 | The New School

Israeli and Palestinian Cinema Part 2 | The New School

07.10.2011

THE NEW SCHOOL FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT |http://www.newschool.edu/public-engag…

Israeli and Palestinian Cinema: Shaping Memory and Imagining the Future

Scholar Ella Habiba Shohat and curator Rasha Salti discuss the new edition of Shohat’s seminal book Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Library of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, 2010). This conversation is punctuated by brief excerpts from Palestinian films produced in Israel, and diasporic films that address the contested geography of Israel/Palestine. When it first appeared in 1989, this book shaped a new paradigm for critical discussion in Israel of “national cinema” and the Zionist master narrative. Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation explores cinema as a productive site of national culture. Taking its cue from the coincidental emergence of Zionism and the cinema around the same time, the book deconstructs the movement by considering the role that cinema has played in the “invention” of the Jewish nation. The book provoked a stormy public debate when it was translated into Hebrew. Rethinking the Eurocentric imaginary of East versus West, Shohat highlights the paradoxes of an anomalous national/colonial project, addressing issues such as the ambivalence toward the geographies of East and West; the Sabra as negation of the Diaspora Jew; the iconography of the land of Israel as a denial of Palestine; the narrative role of the good Arab and the limits of positive image analysis; and the oxymoronic place allotted to Arab-Jews/Mizrahim within an orientalist historical and social discourse.

The new edition includes an extensive postscript about the book’s original reception. It looks at the inscription of the Arab-Jewish memory of Muslim spaces, and reflects on the Palestinian narration of the Nakba within a revisionist cinema that actively constructs an audio-visual archive.

Ella Habiba Shohat is a professor of cultural studies and Middle Eastern studies at New York University. Rasha Salti is the former creative director and film programmer of Arte East. Presented in collaboration with Arte East.

Hosted by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics
http://www.newschool.edu/vlc
http://www.veralistcenter.org

*Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor – Monday, October 03, 2011 6:30 p.m.

“The New School” “New School University” “New School” “Vera List Center” arts “The New School for Public Engagement” cinema film Israel Palestine political”middle Eastern Studies” “Cultural Studies” “Ella Habiba Shohat” “Rasha Salti” “Arte East”

Mea Shearim e Bnei Brak

Jerusalem Through Music – Intro

02.02.2014

Videos of live music on the streets of Jerusalem.
Taste different styles, views, scenes and seasons.
More to come on: http://yovav-kalifon.tumblr.com/

Vayakhel: Shabbat, Tabernacle & Jewish vs. Israeli Culture War

As the nation of Israel winds down the Book of Exodus with this week’s penultimate Torah portion of Vayahkel, focusing on the eternal commandments 

Rabbi Berel WeinRabbi Isaac Halevi Herzog

But his main passion, intellectual, emotional and commitment wise, was Torah in all of its variety and ramifications. His many volumes of responsa as 

The Man Behind Call Of The Shofar

But he said at one point a friend convinced him to see “the Torah as more than just the history of going from Mitzrayim [Egypt] to Israel, but as more of a 

A Bible is illustrated as never before

CHULA VISTA, California — The Zohar teaches that there are many different layers ofTorah interpretation. This mystical work cautions us to take the 

Math Problem for Talmudic Rabbis: Building the Right Size Sukkah

OutOfTowner reviews Lipa Schmeltzer’s Dus Pintele – Jewish Music Report

Jewish Music Report ⋅ OutOfTowner
Lipa Schmeltzer is a trend setter. There is really no other way to say it. His musical talents and prowess are virtually unmatched and his energy is 

Gad Elbaz, Reva L’Sheva, Moshe Yess, Moshav Band & more!

J-JAM, The Greatest Hour of Jewish Music since the last time we had a whole extra month of Adar to enjoy! 2/19/2014, 7:00 AM. A7 Radio’s “J-Jam” 

Harmony library, arts board hosting concert next Thursday

The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars whose musicis steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, 

http://www.wsbradio.com/events/detail/4498741

Dessert reception at 8 p.m. for both show timesThe Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is an international cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture …

http://www.nj.com/messenger-gazette/index.ssf/2014/02/jewish

Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is hosting A Taste of Jewish Spain on Saturday, March 29, at 6 p.m. This program will share the heritage, culture …

From sea to thee: Kosher Catch delivers fresh fish

With the Boston Jewish Music Festival (BJMF) set to open Feb. 23, music lovers can look forward to an expanded run of five weeks, in celebration of 
For a thousand years, traditional Jewish education was focused on learning the Talmud. But as I’ve often found in reading Daf Yomi, learning the 

Hoffman brings new novel to Brandeis event
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
In Alice Hoffman’s new novel, “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” a young woman raised in an oddities museum and a photographer estranged from his Jewish past make a connection over the mystery of a girl who disappeared during the Triangle 
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More than 100 brides attend Jstyle Weddings event
Cleveland Jewish News
“Starting 20 minutes prior to opening the doors, The Ritz was buzzing,” said Zach Marcus,events manager for LINQ2 Communications, a division of the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company, who planned the event. “Brides were ecstatic about being able to 
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Charlotte Jewish Film Festival celebrates 10 years
Charlotte Post
The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year with a full slate of award-winning, entertaining and thought-provoking films. The full line-up of 17 films and 21 events, through April 6, includes all genres from comedy 
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Jewish LIFE presents A Taste of Jewish Spain
NJ.com
Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is hosting A Taste of Jewish Spain on Saturday, March 29, at 6 p.m.. This program will share the heritage, culture, and lifestyle of Spanish Jewry. The evening will feature Gerard Edery, guitarist, storyteller 
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In Hebrew immersion day camps, summer fun augmented with learning
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
“Hebrew immersion camps are a powerful way for Americans to feel empowered in Hebrew language and Israeli culture,” Rabbi David Gedzelman, executive vice president of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, told JTA. The Steinhardt Foundation is a 
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Jewish Community Federation announces engagement program grants in Marin
Marin Independent Journal
The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties has announced three new Marin-based grants designed to connect Marin families to Jewish life, according to a press release issued Tuesday. The three 
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Vassar Jewish Union declares itself an ‘Open Hillel’
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)
“We believe that this policy censors and delegitimizes the diverse range of personal and political opinions held by Jewish students,” the Vassar Jewish Union said in its statement. ”We believe that fostering a pluralistic community and supporting all 
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What I Thought I Knew About The Jews Of The Former Soviet Union
The Jewish Week
So I was a bit surprised by my own ambivalence when I recently decided to go on a UJA-Federation rabbinic mission to the former Soviet Union (FSU) to see what Jewish life is like there today. Growing up, my father always used explain to me that Israel 
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First annual Jewish Film Festival to kick off this weekend
Student Life
Organized by an independent group led by sophomore Ari Allen, this weekend’s JewishFilm Festival is designed to provide cultural programming for Jewish students who are less interested in religious programs. Allen said, “Looking at what the Jewish 
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Victim or victimizer?
Jerusalem Post
It is not possible to study history and see the dark image of all that has happened to the Jewish people without recognizing the horror that has followed Jewish life around the globe. It is a tale of woe that begins thousands of years ago, and that 
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Rabbi David Katz
thejewishchronicle.net
Questions about the place of art in Jewish life swirled within me and only became clear when I read this week’s Torah portion, Vayakheil. Lo and behold, God actually commissions a work of art in this parshah. The artist is Bezalel, because he has been 
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JFCS serves up optimism for brighter tomorrows
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
El drew parallels from his personal life journey, guiding the audience to envision the possibilities for others who could benefit from programs provided by Jewish Family & Children’s Service. El’s personal story seemed like a script from Showtime’s 
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Auf das Leben! Jüdisch in Deutschland

 20.06.2012

Drei Lebensläufe, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten: In der jungen blonden Frau, die voller Fröhlichkeit ihre Hochzeit vorbereitet, dem geschäftig-nüchternen orthodoxen Rabbi und dem ebenso amüsanten wie klugen Musikhistoriker zeigt sich die Vielfalt wiedererwachten jüdischen Lebens in Deutschland. Unter den vielen Sätzen des Films, die aufhorchen lassen, ist jener des Sprechers der orthodoxen jüdischen Gemeinde Hannovers, er wisse kaum etwas über die liberale jüdische Gemeinde am gleichen Ort, kenne noch nicht einmal deren Anschrift. Oder jener eines neunzig Jahre alten Holocaust-Überlebenden, er habe in den letzten Jahrzehnten niemals antisemitische Worte oder auch nur Ansätze gespürt. Zugleich aber findet in die jüdische Kindertagesstätte nur Einlass, wer durch Kamera und Guckloch als vertrauenswürdig eingestuft wird.

Der Norddeutsche Rundfunk glaubt, „Auf das Leben — Jüdisch in Deutschland” sei die erste ausführliche filmische Dokumentation über den Wiederaufbau jüdischen Lebens in Deutschland, während bisher Filme sich auf den Holocaust und die Folgen konzentrierten. NDR-Intendant Lutz Marmor sagt, diese seit vier Jahren vorbereitete Produktion — eine einstündige Fassung strahlt die ARD aus, eine Langfassung von neunzig Minuten 3Sat — sei dem Sender wie auch ihm besonders wichtig gewesen. Dass die Filmemacherin Gesine Enwaldt dafür Hannover auswählte, war kein Zufall. Dort gab es vor 1933 eine der größten jüdischen Gemeinschaften Deutschlands, dort war die Synagoge einst das größte Gotteshaus der Stadt.

Heute leben wieder mehr als 8000 Menschen jüdischen Glaubens in Niedersachsen. Es sei „im jüdischen Bereich Vorzeigeland”, sagt Michael Fürst, seit 21 Jahren Vorsitzender des Landesverbandes der jüdischen Gemeinden. Auch heute weise keine andere Stadt, auch nicht Berlin, eine solche konfessionelle Vielfalt jüdischen Lebens auf, sagt der gebürtige Hannoveraner, der als erster jüdischer Soldat in der Bundeswehr diente. Fürst lobt die Wiederverankerung des Judentums in der Gesellschaft, sucht auch — in dieser Form einmalig in Deutschland — das Gemeinsame mit der Palästinensischen Gemeinde. Die Vorsitzende der liberalen Gemeinden — die Mutter der Braut im Film — fühlt sich dagegen eingeigelt.

Der Film setzt gezielt auf Emotionen, will aber nicht belehren. Er lässt weitgehend ohne erläuternde Kommentare die Porträtierten zu Wort kommen. Neben der Vielfalt, die Zwist verdeckt, innerhalb der jüdischen Gemeinden, erstaunt, wie wenig Deutsche über das Judentum wissen. Die Porträtierten berichten, dass ihnen immer wieder in einer Mischung aus Neugier und Unsicherheit gesagt werde, sie seien „die ersten Juden”, die man treffe. Fast alle Filmemacher, auch Kameraleute und Tontechniker, berichten, das sei für sie ihr erster Einblick gewesen in eine für sie fremde Welt. Der Film gibt einen solchen Einblick — in die Synagogen der Liberalen und der Orthodoxen, in die Feiern zum Schabbat an Freitagabenden, dem Ruhetag als Feiertag. Wir sehen, wie Kindern in der Kita erklärt wird, was die Tora, das heilige Buch, bedeutet. Was genau, sagt ein Junge, sei ihm noch nicht klar, wohl aber, dass das mosaische Gesetz für ihn so wichtig sei wie Wasser für die Fische. Ein Thema wird immer wieder angesprochen: die Frage nach der Loyalität zwischen zwei Heimaten. Der Sammler jüdischer Orgelmusik Andor Izsák sagt, er könne sich nicht vorstellen, irgendwo anders als in Hannover beigesetzt zu werden, jedenfalls nicht in Israel. Andere zögern bei ihrer Antwort. Dann aber sagt Izsák, der wie Fürst in Hannover und darüber hinaus „jeden” kennt, über seine Landsleute: „Wir sind weit voneinander, obwohl wir Nachbarn sind.”

In einer Szene werden die drei Hauptpersonen filmisch zusammengefügt: bei einer Feier in der Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen, in der Izsák seinem Freund Christian Wulff, damals niedersächsischer Ministerpräsident, den Ablauf erläutert. Neben diesem und einigen anderen ernsten Momenten wird viel gelacht. Vor allem der Menschenfreund Izsák und der Brautvater zeigen Emotionen, wie das sonst im Fernsehen unüblich ist, und lachen beständig, sind zudem offen: etwa wenn der Brautvater über seine Frau und Tochter sagt, sie seien anstrengend, aber langweilig werde es nie. Der Rabbiner bei der Hochzeit, mit der der Film endet, sagt, er habe bei einem Besuch in New York ständig gehört, jüdisches Leben könne in Deutschland nicht wieder erstehen, schon weil Traditionen und Werte fehlten — die Hochzeit aber belege das Gegenteil.

Kreuzfahrt mal ganz koscher

14.08.2012

Gaby und Tikwah Lock sind streng orthodoxe Juden, seit 40 Jahren verheiratet und waren noch nie zusammen im Urlaub. Jetzt haben sie eine Kreuzfahrt gebucht, aber nicht irgendeine, sondern eine koschere Reise zwischen Mittelmeer und Adria.Das Besondere auf der “Golden Iris”: neben den typischen Theaterstücken und der Animation an Bord werden auch religiöse Diskussionsrunden angeboten und Beratungen bei Eheproblemen. Die Eheleute entdecken somit nicht nur andere Länder auf ihrer Reise, sondern auch andere Seiten beim Partner und bei sich selbst. Die Reise verändert Gaby und Tikwah im Umgang miteinander. Und auch die strengen orthodoxen Regeln spielen an Bord eine Rolle, vor allem für Gaby.Eine Weltweit-Reportage mit vielen Überraschungen und zwischenmenschlichen Spannungen auf einer 12-tägigen Kreuzfahrt.

Eine Weltweit-Reportage von Paddy Wivell

Jüdisches Leben in Hessen

07.03.2013

Videoüberwachung, Polizeipräsenz, Sicherheitskontrollen statt offener Tore: Jüdisches Leben findet in Hessen zumeist hinter dicken Mauern statt – leider, sagen viele Juden, darunter die Frankfurterin Esther Ellroth-Freimann, die Führungen durch die Westend-Synagoge organisiert. Dialog ist ihr wichtig, Vorurteile abbauen – und das funktioniert nur über das Kennenlernen.

Die Juden – Geschichte eines Volkes

Wochenabschnitt

31.10.2013

Wie kann man die Quelle der Jugend pflegen und sie am Leben halten?
“Anti Aging” nach dem Konzept der 4 schönsten Frauen in der Welt:
Eine spannende Reise zu einer Frau, die das Alter besiegt hat.
Ewig Jung Bleiben- nach der Figur unser Mutter Sara
Ein Shiur passend zum Wochenabschnitt von Rabbiner Shlomo Raskin. Unser Programm finden sie auf der Website:http://kabbala-frankfurt.com/index.html

Goldenes Kalb 1 Kabbala Fankfurt

12.02.2014

Das goldene Kalb
Zitat 1
1 Als aber das Volk sah, dass Mose ausblieb und nicht wieder von dem Berge zurückkam, sammelte es sich gegen Aaron und sprach zu ihm: Auf, mach uns einen G-tt, der vor uns hergehe! Denn wir wissen nicht, was diesem Mann Mose widerfahren ist, der uns aus Ägyptenland geführt hat.
2 Aaron sprach zu ihnen: Reißt ab die goldenen Ohrringe an den Ohren eurer Frauen, eurer Söhne und eurer Töchter und bringt sie zu mir.
3 Da riss alles Volk sich die goldenen Ohrringe von den Ohren und brachte sie zu Aaron.
4 Und er nahm sie von ihren Händen und bildete das Gold in einer Form und machte ein gegossenes Kalb. Und sie sprachen: Das ist dein G-tt, Israel, der dich aus Ägyptenland geführt hat!
(2. Moses 32:1-4)

Zitat 2
19 Sie machten ein Kalb am Horeb und beteten das gegossene Bild an
20 und verwandelten die Herrlichkeit ihres G-ttes in das Bild eines Ochsen, der Gras frisst.
21 Sie vergaßen G-tt, ihren Heiland, der so große Dinge in Ägypten getan hatte,
22 Wunder im Lande Hams und schreckliche Taten am Schilfmeer.
23 Und er gedachte, sie zu vertilgen, wäre nicht Mose gewesen, sein Auserwählter; der trat vor ihm in die Bresche, seinen Grimm abzuwenden, dass er sie nicht verderbe.
(Psalmen 106:19-23)

Zitat 3
Wo keine Rinder sind, da ist die Krippe leer; aber die Kraft des Ochsen bringt reichen Ertrag.
(Sprüche 14:4)

Zitat 4
3 Ein Ochse kennt seinen Herrn und ein Esel die Krippe seines Herrn; aber Israel kennt’s nicht, und mein Volk versteht’s nicht.
(Jesaja 1:3)

Shlomo Raskin öffnet für euch ein Fenster zu den chassidischen, spirituelle Gedanken der Geheim-Lehre der Thora, nach der Lehre vom Lubawitchen Rebbe.

Die Kabbala-Lern Abende sind für die alle offen die Änderung und sinfolles Leben wollen!

Für weitere Informationen besuchen sie unsere Website: http://www.kabbala-frankfurt.com

david verwandlungen part  ,,,,

16.03.2013

Eine Hommage an den Hohenemser David von Pavel Schmidt. Buchvorstellung mit Pavel Schmidt und Himi Burmeister im Jüdischen Mueum Hohenems am 7.3.2013.

“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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Jugendkongress: Auf ein Neues
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Darüber sollten wir aber nicht vergessen, ein positives und selbstbewusstes jüdisches Leben zu führen. Veranstaltungen wie der Jugendkongress bieten dazu eine gute Plattform. Zumindest einmal im Jahr sollte jeder junge Jude die Möglichkeit haben, mit 
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Zahlen Der jüdischen Gemeinschaft auf Kuba gehören derzeit rund 1300 Mitglieder in acht Städten an. Die meisten, rund 500 Familien, leben in der Hauptstadt Havanna. Es gibt insgesamt vier Synagogen, zwei sefardische und zwei aschkenasische.
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Mobiles Heiligtum
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Man sieht hier, dass der erste Tempel eine zentrale Rolle im religiösen, sozialen und wirtschaftlichen Leben des jüdischen Volkes spielte. Die Propheten Jeschajahu, Micha und Jirmijahu begannen sogar, den Tempelkult zu verurteilen, weil er nicht mehr 
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Jüdische Welten am Rhein
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Am kommenden Sonntag beginnt in Düsseldorf das Paul-Spiegel-Filmfestival. Vom 23. bis zum 27. Februar können interessierte Zuschauer einen Blick in »Jüdische Welten« werfen. Unter diesem Motto werden insgesamt sieben Filme bei dem von der 
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Der Streit um den Vorsitzenden der Jüdischen Gemeinde Berlin, Gideon Joffe, geht in eine neue Runde. Nachdem ein Abwahlbegehren in der letzten Woche scheiterte, spricht die Opposition von Wahlbetrug und Stimmenklau. Am Donnerstag will sie vor der 
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In London sorgt ein neues jüdisches Restaurant für Furore: das »1701«
Jüdische Allgemeine
Hinter einem Gittertor steht fast unscheinbar zwischen den riesigen Gebäuden der City of London und dem ehemaligen jüdischen East End die älteste Synagoge Englands: Bevis Marks. Sie wurde 1701 von der damaligen portugiesisch-jüdischen Gemeinde 
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Jüdische Allgemeine
Zum ersten Mal hat sich ein Mitglied der jüdischen Gemeinde in Kuba in einem ausländischen Medium ausführlich geäußert. David Prinstein, der stellvertretende Vorsitzende des »Hauses der Hebräischen Gemeinde Kubas«, kündigte in einem Interview mit 
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Literarischer Salon widmet sich jüdischen Autoren
Schwäbische Zeitung
Ehingen / sz Die Vielfalt jüdischer Autoren ist das neue Thema des Literarischen Salons. Von Februar bis Juli wird über Romane diskutiert, die zeigen, wie jüdische Traditionen auf der ganzen Welt gelebt werden. Die Reise führt unter anderem von 
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Eichstätt: Studenten der KU bei jüdisch-christlichem Dialog in Augsburg
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Eichstätt (upd) Zum Ende des Wintersemesters machten sich 16 Eichstätter Studenten und Dozenten auf den Weg nach Augsburg, um dort die Synagoge und das jüdischeKulturmuseum zu besuchen. Außerdem hatte die Gruppe die Gelegenheit, mit 
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Raubgut vom Tigris
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Der Senat der Vereinigten Staaten hat – wie sonst nur selten – über Parteigrenzen hinweg votiert. In einer Resolution forderten seine Mitglieder von der Obama-Administration, das sogenannte Irakisch-Jüdische Archiv entgegen getroffener Vereinbarungen 
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Auszüge aus einer Rede des Zentralratspräsidenten vor Teilnehmern des 
Jüdische Allgemeine
Das ist die grausame Linie, die vom Wannsee ganz direkt in meine eigene Biografie führt, in meine eigene geschundene Seele hinein – und so geht es vielen, vielen anderenjüdischen Menschen auch. lehren Was sind nun die Konsequenzen, die wir heute 
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Spuren und Beweise
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Schon im Sommer 1944 nahmen jüdische Intellektuelle im von der Roten Armee befreiten Lublin die Dokumentation der NS-Verbrechen auf. Immer mehr Archivare, Historiker, Publizisten, die mit knapper Not im Untergrund, im Lager oder als Partisanen 
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Die wundersame Wandlung des Csanád Szegedi
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Gebannt verfolgt das Publikum eine fast unglaubliche Entwicklung: Aus der eigenen Partei wird der Rechtsextremist mit Recherchen über seine jüdischen Wurzeln konfrontiert und erpresst. Schließlich zeigt der Film, wie Szegedi selbst nachforscht und 
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Jüdisches Museum Wien hat 100.000sten Besucher
Wiener Zeitung
Wien. Das Jüdische Museum Wien, ein Unternehmen der Wien Holding, kann für das Jubiläumsjahr 2013 mit einem besonders erfreulichen Ergebnis aufwarten: Die Anzahl der Besucher ist um rund vier Prozent gestiegen. Rund 100.000 Menschen haben 
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Aus eins mach zwei fürs Jüdische Museum
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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
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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 
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Der Oberbürgermeister von Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, hofft auf baldige Fortschritte beim Bau desJüdischen 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
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Brauer illustriert Haggada für Jüdisches Museum. Der Maler Arik Brauer hat eine Haggada – die Erzählung des Auszugs der Juden aus Ägypten – für das Jüdische Museumbebildert. Seine Illustrationen sind jetzt dort in einer Ausstellung zu sehen.
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Jüdisches Museum Wien mit 100.000 Besuchern im Jahr 2013
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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
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(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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Kunst, Künstler, Politik“ ist im Jüdischen Museum zu sehen. Kostenlose öffentliche Führungen werden regelmäßig sonntags um 14 Uhr und mittwochs um 18 Uhr angeboten; am letzten Tag der Laufzeit gibt es die Möglichkeit, um 11 Uhr an einer zusätzlichen 
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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
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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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The Jewish Communities of Old Shanghai

 17.02.2014

In the 1930s and 1940s, Shanghai was home to a diverse polyglot population, a mix races and linguistic groups.Making up a small yet visible number of the population, foreigners were often referred to as the Shanghailanders. Meet the foreign community of Shanghai in the pre-war years, including the Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewish communities

Jewish Family and Children’s Services Receive Tribute & Help by Charles Myrick of ACRX

 19.02.2014

http://www.freecharityhelp.com .”
Enjoy a brief recap of this great organization
doing a fantastic service in the community!”
– American Consultants Rx-Charity Help New ….

Shoshana Stombaugh of the Seattle Jewish Community School

19.02.2014

Shoshana Stombaugh, a teacher at the Seattle Jewish Community School and the recipient of the 2012 Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award speaks about the necessity for professional development in Jewish education.

Jews and the Fight Against Racism In England

 16.02.2014

http://www.lukeford.net/blog/?p=52461http://geoffreyalderman.com“Geoffrey Alderman (born 10 February 1944) is a British historian, especially of the Jewish community in England in the 19th and 20th centuries, and also an academic, political adviser and journalist.” (Wikipedia) He talks to Luke Ford about Anglo-Jews and their attitude to race, speech, and immigration.

Haredi ultra-orthodox Jewish wedding in Jerusalem

Jewish bride Rebecca Hanna and her groom Aharon Cruise’s wedding in the in Jerusalem follows the strict rules of the Haredi community.

Tradition, bias rules help veil number of Jews who go hungry

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Federation sponsors multiple missions

The mission goal: to train and encourage a select group of young individuals to become “the foundation of the local Jewish community” through 

Natural Outdoor Play Space at Schenectady Jewish Community Center Named Grand Prize 

Selected from the Top 10 finalists, a Natural Outdoor Play Space at the Schenectady Jewish CommunityCenter (SJCC) was named the grand prize 

Rabbis Remain Silent as ‘Price Tag’ Vandalism Worsens

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Spain: Sephardic Jews are Welcome Back… Maybe

Spain has one of the smallest Jewish communities in the European Union. Fewer than 50,000 Jews currently live in Spain—out of a total Spanish 

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#2 Yiddish Fest 2013.

 15.12.2013

“It Was Kind Of Like Israel”: Yiddish Was Immediately Intriguing

18.02.2014

Ethan Kaseff reflects on why he decided to enroll in a January term intensive Yiddish class and why he liked the immersive format of the course.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell….

#29 Yiddish Fest 2013. acapella YF & Dobranoc

14.02.2014

плейлист YF2013 добавляется постепенно тут!http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

В видео использованы в том числе аудио- и видеодорожки Алексея Розова.
http://www.facebook.com/retro.dance.band

The objectives of the festival is the promotion of Jewish music and culture on the territory of the former Soviet Union.

Teachers who worked at the festival:

David Krakauer (USA)
Alexey Rozov (RUS)
Merlin Shepherd (UK)
Polina Shepherd (UK)
Mark Kovnatskiy (DE)
Adrienne Cooper (USA)
Merilin Lerner (CAN)
Efim Chorny (MOL)
Stanislav Rayko (DE)
Alicia Svigals (USA)
Frank London (USA)
Alan Bern (DE)
Gennadiy Fomin (UA)
Michael Alpert (USA)
Joshua Dolgin (CAN)
Alexandr Danilov (MOL)

Today “Yiddish Fest” is the largest festival of Jewish music in the former Soviet Union, which always have full sold out in the best halls of Moscow.

This seminar-festival was founded in 2005 by Anatoly Pinsky. After his death, a festival run by his daughter Anna and Zoya and is dedicated to the memory of Anatoly.

“Yiddish Fest” include a large Festival concert program with appearances of the most famous performers and ensembles of Jewish music in Russia, Europe and USA.
Along with the concert program, “Yiddish-Fest” also include an International music seminar, which will be lead by the most esteemed specialists in the field of Jewish music and culture.
The seminar program includes:

1. vocal and instrumental master classes;
2. participation in vocal and instrumental ensembles;
3. Jewish folk dance lab;
4. regular jam sessions;
5. preparation and participation in the final Gala-Concert;
6. discussions and exchange of experience and knowledge between the participants;

yiddish.fest@gmail.com
http://www.jewish-museum.ru/ru/events/54

плей-лист с нашей съёмкой 2011 года здесь:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

фрагменты плясок 2010 года здесь:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

On taharah before cremation

Posted: 19 Feb 2014 08:45 AM PST

Bmc pic for webLongtime readers may recall that I have been blessed for many years to serve on my community’s chevra kadisha (volunteer burial society). We are the group of community members who, before burial, lovingly wash, dress, pray over, and care for the body of each person in our community who dies. Recently I’ve been pondering a question which is increasingly pressing in my corner of the Jewish community: in the case of someone who chooses cremation, may the work of the chevra kadisha still be performed?

The simplest traditional answer, of course, is “no.” Most halakhists will argue that in the traditional paradigm, Judaism forbids cremation. Therefore, taharah (the washing / dressing / blessing of the body) is not performed when someone chooses cremation, because by choosing cremation that person has implicitly opted out of Jewish tradition. There are dissenting voices arguing that it is not so simple — Rabbi Gershon Winkler, e.g., writes “It is not so absolutely black and white clear that cremation is forbidden by Jewish law” — but by and large, most traditional sources regard cremation as forbidden, and in many communities after a cremation the mourners are denied the traditional practices of mourning such as shiva and kaddish.

However, an increasing number of Americans today choose cremation, and Jewish Americans are part of that trend. (See More Jews Opt for CremationThe Forward.) I have complicated feelings about that choice, because I am attached to the “old ways” of Jewish burial, from the biodegradable wooden aron and linen garments (worn by rich and poor alike) to all of the tactile and embodied experiences of casket and shovel and soil. But what I am most attached to is the gentle care of the chevra kadisha. Is there an argument for retaining that gentle care even in cases of cremation?

My Reform community entered into a discernment process last year around the question of burying “cremains” in our cemetery. I shared excerpts from numerous rabbinic responsa (Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox) as our religious practices and cemetery committees discussed this issue. In the end, my community’s decision accords with what seems to be mainstream Reform thinking — that we strongly encourage traditional burial, but we grant our members the right to make their own informed choices even on this matter. (For two very different Reform perspectives on the issue, seeDebatable: Is Cremation An Acceptable Practice for Reform Jews? Reform Judaism magazine.) In our cemetery, there is now a separate section where such remains may be interred.

At the OHALAH conference last month, my colleague Rabbi Efraim Eisen offered a précis of his teshuvah (rabbinic responsum) on the burial of cremains. (See my post Real world halakhic issues in a time of paradigm shift.) He noted that the Babylonian Talmud sees cremation as a denial of the belief in resurrection of the dead, and as such, a denial of the dignity of the body and of God Who created the body. I know that many liberal Jews today do not believe in resurrection, and I wonder: how does that change our relationship with this Talmudic teaching? For instance: for someone who resonates with Jewish teachings about reincarnation, rather than the (generally older) Jewish teachings about resurrection, does that change the sense of what cremation means?

Mpqn7651046None of this speaks directly to the question about the chevra kadisha. The mainstream perspective largely opposes offering this comfort to those who choose cremation, I suspect because rabbis have not wanted to give even tacit permission to this choice. But it is clear that many people are making this choice, whether we permit it or not. And that, in turn, suggests to me an open opportunity for offering spiritual support and care.

The official stance of the Reform movement is that Reform rabbis should not refuse to preside over the funeral of someone who was cremated. Does it then follow that Reform chevra kadisha members may, or should, be involved in taharah beforehand? This isn’t a question in the Reform movement alone. Reconstructionist rabbinic student Joysa Winter writes:

[C]remation does not have to be viewed as “anti-Jewish,” but simply as one more adaptation in response to a changing world. Nor do cremation practices, including the scattering of ashes or their burial in unmarked grounds, obviate other Jewish burial traditions. The cycle of mourning practices; the ritual of tahara, or purification of the body, prior to interment or cremation; the graveside service at interment or scattering; all of these can be performed.

(See Jewish Burial in an Age of Ecological Crisis [pdf] in Jewish Currents.)

There are Orthodox thinkers too whose writings suggest a broad perspective on the question of who should receive Jewish burial practices such as taharah. Rabbi Moshe Feinstein permits offering taharah to someone who will be buried among non-Jews, though suggests that in that case the ceremony be somewhat modified; this is not precisely the case at hand, but shows a willingness to expand the boundaries of taharah. And his student Rabbi Moshe Heinemann distinguishes between someone who chooses cremation themselves and someone whose family chooses it for them, and offers taharah for those in the latter category. Both of these open the door for a more inclusive understanding of who merits taharah. (Both of these rulings are cited in the Taharah Manual of Practices, ed. R’ Moshe Epstein. Thanks to Rabbi Michael Bernstein for pointing me in this direction.)

We live in an era marked by what Rabbi Irwin Kula has called increased “mixing, blending, bending and switching” of religious practices. An increasing number of Americans feel free to pick and choose among religious practices and interpretations of those practices. It may once have been the case that choosing cremation necessarily implied rejection of Jewish tradition and rejection of the other mitzvot of Jewish burial (taharah among them), but today that isn’t necessarily so. Given the value accorded to informed choice in many of today’s Judaisms, what once would have been impossible juxtapositions (considering oneself wholly shomer Shabbat while spending the afternoon on Facebook chat, e.g., or a Hebrew school conversation about the appropriate bracha for bacon) are now commonplace. Taharahfollowed by cremation may today be one of those juxtapositions.

For me, the fundamental principle at work is kavod ha-meit (honoring the dead.) This comes into play in at least two ways: honoring the wishes of the person who has died, and treating their body with honor and care after death. (On the matter of honoring the person’s wishes, there’s an interesting Conservative teshuvah by Rabbi Morris Shapiro in which he cites the Magen Avraham’s point that if someone should leave a will indicating the wish for cremation, that wish should be honored. That teshuvah is online here [pdf]. Also noteworthy: this Reform responsum on the question of a parent requesting cremation, which argues that in the North American Reform movement, cremation is not considered a sin.) While it was once standard Jewish opinion that cremation constituted nivul ha-meit (desecration of the body), it seems clear that many Jews no longer see it as such. Inviting the chevra kadisha to tend to a body before cremation could certainly be understood as a practice of kavod ha-meit.

In the talk by Rabbi Efraim Eisen which I cited before, he noted that there’s precedent for halakha conforming to existing cultural practices: “In Brakhot 45a we learn that going out to see what the people are doing is one way to see what the halakha should be.” I’ve had a number of conversations with friends and colleagues who are involved with chevra kadisha work where they live, and I’ve learned that in many communities, there is a practice of performing taharah on the bodies of those who have chosen cremation. Some suggest one modification to traditional practice, to wit, after the prayers and the washing and dressing and blessing of the meit (the body of the person who has died), the meit is swaddled in a plain white linen or cotton sheet, instead of in tachrichim (the traditional white linen shrouds) and then in such a sheet. Others retain the tachrichim, but modify the prayers and words recited during the process. And still others keep their usual practices entirely intact.

Chevra+Kadisha+ewer+2Rabbi Elana Zelony reframed the question for me in an interesting way: just because someone isn’t performing one mitzvah (burial in the earth), do we want to therefore take away from them the opportunity to experience another mitzvah (taharah) — or would we rather seek interpretations which allow us to help the people we serve to embrace as many mitzvot as possible? “My tendency,” she writes, “is to encourage people to pursue any mitzvah that interests them, rather than punish them by taking away the opportunity to do a separate mitzvah.”

That we are living in a new paradigm, in which old-paradigm practices may need rethinking in order to be both “backwards-compatible” and also living responses to the unique needs of our moment, is a central tenet of Jewish Renewal. It seems to me that one of the characteristics of this moment in time is the increasing porousness of the boundaries our communities maintain around who’s “in” and who’s “out.” Once upon a time, choosing cremation automatically meant that the person was “out.” By virtue of making that choice, that person declared themselves to be outside of communal bounds, and therefore it made sense that such a one would not receive the care of the chevra kadisha. But in many liberal Jewish communities today, the choice of cremation no longer carries those same connotations.

Offering a modified taharah to those who choose cremation would root them and their mourners more wholly in our traditions. This practice would also offer spiritual comfort to the mourners (who would have the consolation of knowing that their loved one’s body has been lovingly washed and cared-for) — and to the soul of the person who has died. Jewish tradition holds that the soul of the person who has died lingers with the body for a time, and that the first mourner’s kaddish recited at the funeral helps that soul to let go and to move on. (See the Jewish Renewal answer in this Ask the Rabbis: What About Life After Death?) In accordance with that teaching, I believe that the loving practices of taharah help to smooth and soothe a soul’s transition from this life into whatever comes next. I can’t imagine why that wouldn’t be so in the case of someone who was going to be cremated. Indeed: one could make a case that such a person might need this extra love and blessing, this extra help in making that transition, even more than others do.

Perhaps a new prayer should be composed to recite before taharah in cases where cremation has been chosen. That prayer could gently remind the soul that in life it made this choice, and ask for God’s gentle care as the soul returns to the Mystery from which it came. Our sages teach (Mishnah Yoma 8:9) that “God is the mikveh of Israel,” and that when we seek to immerse ourselves in divine presence (e.g. during Yom Kippur) God’s presence purifies us. A prayer for taharahbefore cremation could assert that as the water we pour cleanses the body, a return to God’s enfolding presence purifies the soul, and that that return takes place regardless of what becomes of the body’s component molecules.

At the end of Reb Efraim’s presentation, he shared something which Reb Zalman said to a chevra kadisha at Temple Adath Or in May 2001. That link will take you to Reb Zalman’s whole presentation, but here’s the quote which Reb Efraim cited:

I don’t want to give you a big green light for cremation. Because a lot of stuff in Judaism says it’s a no-no. But some years ago I published something where I said I wanted my remains to be cremated and the ashes to be taken to Auschwitz. My father was born in Oswiecen, my zaide was a shochet there, and when I was half a year old, they took me to zaide so he should bless me. This has become such a terrible place for us…

One of the reasons why they say no to cremation is because of something that it says in the Talmud. Titus, who had desecrated the Temple, wanted to have his corpse burned and his ashes strewn all over so that God wouldn’t be able to call him to judgement. In other words, people who go to cremation won’t be resurrected. But if God isn’t going to resurrect the people who burned at Auschwitz, I don’t want to be resurrected either.

_8764944I resonate both with Reb Zalman’s desire to continue to promote traditional Jewish burial practices, and also with his sense that in a post-Shoah world, it may be necessary to rethink our relationship with cremation. When we affirm that our souls return to that great Mystery which we name God whether the body dissolves via the slow decomposition of earth and water, or via the fire and air which once consumed our offerings on the altar, we sanctify the memories of those who were burned… and we open up new ways of caring for those who choose counter to traditional Jewish burial.

Inviting the participation of the chevra kadisha before cremation is one way for us to tend to both the living souls of mourners, and the in-transition soul of the person who has died. This practice can coexist with encouragement toward traditional burial in the living soil of our earth. And our openness to these differing paths may open up, for those we serve, the possibility of deeper spiritual engagement with preparation for death; with the journey of death itself; and with the rhythms of mourning after a loved one is gone.


An addendum, after a conversation with Reb Zalman:

Zalman-faceAfter the Shoah our relationship with cremation has changed. For those whose family and loved ones perished there, and for we who remember them, our relationship with cremation is different than it used to be.

It was out of desire to assert the holiness of those who perished in the crematoria, and desire to honor them, that Reb Zalman once wrote that he would like to be cremated and to have his ashes scattered there. Although this is no longer his intention, for familial reasons, he still feels that those who choose cremation today can sanctify their choice, and sanctify the memories of the six million, by explicitly linking them together.

When Rabbi and sofer Kevin Hale went to Auschwitz recently, Reb Zalman asked him to bring back some earth from that place. That earth has now been given to the chevra kadisha in his town, so that when someone chooses cremation, a finger’s worth of that soil may be buried with their ashes. In this way, we join today’s ashes with the memories of the six million.

Long ago our sages mandated plain white shrouds for everyone because some people were choosing ornate, expensive burials and were thereby shaming those who could not afford such things. Today a funeral can be prohibitively costly. For fiscal reasons, if no others, some people will continue to choose cremation.

We can’t change that reality. But if we inter their ashes with soil from the camps, we can link them with, and uphold the memories of, those who perished for kiddush Hashem.

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