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Jewish Budapest – בודפשט היהודית

04.03.2009

Antisemitism and Holocaust in Hungary
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Video on the Jewish history of Budapest before the 2nd World War as well about the terrible lost of Hungarian Jews caused by the hand of Hungarian and German nazis.
Budapest is the city of famous Jewish and Zionist figures like Theodor Herzl or Hannah Senesh.

Videómat azoknak ajánlom, akik hajlandóak elgondolkodni, és apáik/nagyszüleik helyett is erkölcsi felelősséget vállani azokért a szörnyűségekért, melyeket a magyar állam követett el magyar állampolgárok egy része ellen.
A visszacsatolt területeket is beleértve, több mint 600.000 magyarországi zsidó legyilkolásához adtak közvetlen és hathatós segítséget magyar csendőrök, és a kormányzó szélsőjobboldali horda. Deportálások, Dunába lövés, törvényerejű kirekesztés, és leszámítva pár jólelkű embert, a nagy tömegek hallgatása jellemezte a magyar történelem legsötétebb korszakát.
Évtízedes antiszemita hecckampány, numerus clausus tette lehetővé a borzalmakat.
Karádi Katalin híres betétdalát Szenes Hanna héber nyelven írt költeményének zenés átdolgozása követi.
A képek egy látszólag békés, háború előtti Budapestet mutatnak, majd fokozatosan bontakozik ki mindaz, amit a hungaristák mai utódai nem csak eltagadnak, de amire talán még büszkék is.

בודפשט, עיר היסטורית ליהדות ההונגרית וגם להרבה אנשים חשובים בהיסטוריה הציונית כמו ב. ז. הרצל או חנה סנש.
וידאו על בודפשט היהודית והשואה יהודי הונגריה

Budapest 2000 – Jewish Quarter

 25.03.2009

The Jewish community in Hungary before WWII was estimated at 725,000. During WWII, 600,000 Hungarian Jews were murdered. Tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest were saved by the Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, of blessed memory, who gave them false identity papers. He paid with his own life.

Budapest Ancient Synagogue-Israeli Tour Group, Ron Cantrell

14.09.2010

While visiting the ancient Synagogue in the heart of the Jewish Quarter of Budapest, an Israeli tour group came in at the same time. I enjoyed hearing the history in English and Hebrew as I filmed the inside of this amazing Synagogue

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19.01.2014

Culture Minister Michael Chan apologizes for comments about Jewish 
Toronto Sun
As reported by Sun Media, Chan told a Chinese-language newspaper that the Stephen Harper Conservative government has been unfairly partial to the Jewish community, over other communities, and may have been motivated by a desire to gain votes and 
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EJA Director Urges Israeli Authorities to Send Security Forces to Protect the 
Yeshiva World News
Rabbi Margolin similarly appealed to all the heads of the European Union institutions, the foreign ministers and Ambassadors of the EU member states to lobby their Ukrainian counterparts to increase security to safeguard the country’s Jewish community.
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Jewish Communal Awareness of Disabilities Is Growing, But Advocates Say Not 
Jewish Exponent
Nonetheless, advocates say the Jewish community still has a long way to go when it comes to opening doors for Jews with disabilities, a diverse group estimated to make up 15-20 percent of the total Jewish population. It’s a group that encompasses 
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Tifereth to host talk on Jews living in Iran
The Island Now
Houman Sarshar, the author and editor of Esther’s Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews andJewish Communities of Iran, presents a talk on the history of Jewish communities in Iran from their earliest documented settlement in 722 B.C.E. to the end of 
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Acting Ukraine leader vows to defend Jews
Haaretz
Interim Ukrainian President Oleksander Tuchynov pledged Wednesday that he would do everything in his power to protect the country’s Jewish community, Israel Radio reported. Tuchynov met with the country’s chief rabbi, Yaakov Dov Bleich, after former 
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Agencies send help to Ukraine Jews; synagogue attacked
Jweekly.com
Money will come from the agency’s Emergency Assistance Fund for Jewish Communities, which enables Jewish communities at risk to strengthen security measures. The fund was established in the wake of the March 2012 terror attack in Toulouse, France, 
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Ukrainian Jews turn to Israel for Assistance
Shalom Life
Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director-general of the European Jewish Association (EJA), has urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to urgently send security forces to the Jewish communities in Ukraine, which he says 
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At Federation event, Rabbi Wolpe extols power of kindness
Jewish Post
A haimish (homey, folksy) Rabbi David Wolpe used humor and storytelling to entertain and enlighten a crowd of more than 500 at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s “Together” event on Feb. 12 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. “When I grew 
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Jewish leader urges Netanyahu, Ya’alon to send forces to protect Ukrainian Jews
JNS.org
(JNS.org) General Director of the European Jewish Association Rabbi Menachem Margolin asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to send Israeli security forces to protect the Ukrainian Jewish community.
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Ukraine Jews hunkering down
Intermountain Jewish News
KIEV — The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge. After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and parliament 
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EJA Director Urges Israeli Authorities to Send Security Forces to Protect the 
Yeshiva World News
Rabbi Margolin similarly appealed to all the heads of the European Union institutions, the foreign ministers and Ambassadors of the EU member states to lobby their Ukrainian counterparts to increase security to safeguard the country’s Jewish community.
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Ontario minister should apologize for remarks on Israel and Jewish community
Sun News Network
TORONTO — Ontario Tourism, Culture and Sport Minister Michael Chan should apologize or resign for comments he made criticizing attention paid to Israel and the Jewish community, PC MPP Todd Smith says. As reported by Sun Media, Chan told a 
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Jewish Communal Awareness of Disabilities Is Growing, But Advocates Say Not 
Jewish Exponent
Nonetheless, advocates say the Jewish community still has a long way to go when it comes to opening doors for Jews with disabilities, a diverse group estimated to make up 15-20 percent of the total Jewish population. It’s a group that encompasses 
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Tifereth to host talk on Jews living in Iran
The Island Now
Houman Sarshar, the author and editor of Esther’s Children: A Portrait of Iranian Jews andJewish Communities of Iran, presents a talk on the history of Jewish communities in Iran from their earliest documented settlement in 722 B.C.E. to the end of 
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Ukrainian Jews adjusting to life in uncertain times
Jerusalem Post
The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge. President Viktor Yanukovich was ousted over the weekend, following months of mass protests in the capital Kiev that left dozens dead, including at least one Jew, at the 
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Agencies send help to Ukraine Jews; synagogue attacked
Jweekly.com
Money will come from the agency’s Emergency Assistance Fund for Jewish Communities, which enables Jewish communities at risk to strengthen security measures. The fund was established in the wake of the March 2012 terror attack in Toulouse, France, 
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Acting Ukraine leader vows to defend Jews
Haaretz
Interim Ukrainian President Oleksander Tuchynov pledged Wednesday that he would do everything in his power to protect the country’s Jewish community, Israel Radio reported. Tuchynov met with the country’s chief rabbi, Yaakov Dov Bleich, after former 
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Ukrainian Jews turn to Israel for Assistance
Shalom Life
Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director-general of the European Jewish Association (EJA), has urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to urgently send security forces to the Jewish communities in Ukraine, which he says 
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At Federation event, Rabbi Wolpe extols power of kindness
Jewish Post
A haimish (homey, folksy) Rabbi David Wolpe used humor and storytelling to entertain and enlighten a crowd of more than 500 at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s “Together” event on Feb. 12 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. “When I grew 
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Jewish leader urges Netanyahu, Ya’alon to send forces to protect Ukrainian Jews
JNS.org
(JNS.org) General Director of the European Jewish Association Rabbi Menachem Margolin asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to send Israeli security forces to protect the Ukrainian Jewish community.
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pelegs Jewish history project

27.02.2014

Jewish Culture

27.02.2014

This video is about Jewish Culture

CITIZENS OF LITHUANIA SPEAK OUT

BORO PARK YIDDISH (2nd decade of the 21st century)

Yiddish Whitechapel (Yiddish in London)

Litvak Yiddish & Lore

Pianist Evgeny Kissin “Unforgettable” in Concert of Jewish Music and Poetry at Kennedy Center 

Pianist Evgeny Kissin “Unforgettable” in Concert of Jewish Music and  an exploration of Jewish music and Yiddish poetry–both performed by him.

West County Senior Activities: Classes, information and more

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 1414 Walnut St. Art, exercise, Hebrew and Yiddish, yoga, photography.
arts, culture & judaica | Bucharest’s Jewish theater once again struggles to 
Jweekly.com
bucharest, romania | When secret police opened fire on protesters near her home, Maia Morgenstern headed for the Jewish State Theater. It was 1989 and Morgenstern, then 27, and a few of her friends took refuge in the theater as protesters outside 
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American Jews: The true Hollywood story
Haaretz
The once elusive Jewish cinematic undercurrents were now blatantly supported by the antiwar, rebellious American cultural revolutions, which attracted young Hollywood writers, directors, and performers who were not ashamed to embrace their Jewishness 
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arts, culture & judaica | Performing Wagner: How Jewish colleagues reconciled 
Jweekly.com
Art challenges us with all manner of serrated edges, not least the paradox that beautiful and beloved works can be produced by loathsome — or at least deeply flawed — people. Often it becomes easier over time to ignore the repugnant personalities and 
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‘Too Holy To Print’: The Forbidden Books of Jewish Magic
Tablet Magazine
That magic was taboo, however, does not mean that its adepts were viewed as evil or in rebellion against the authority of Jewish tradition. Magical adepts could be culturalheroes, and magical prowess so attractive and impressive that its attribution 
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L.A. music fest aims to prove Sephardic culture rocks
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Sephardic music traces its roots to the Jews of medieval Spain and is often composed inHebrew as well as in Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language that was to Sephardic Jewswhat Yiddish was to Ashkenazim. Safar’s festival has featured many artists who 
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Authors Polacco, Snyder and Bascomb receive 2014 Sydney Taylor Awards
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Winners of the Sydney Taylor Awards, honoring the best of Jewish children’s literature, were announced last week. The awards are named after the author of the perennial favorite, “All of a Kind Family,” one of the only Jewish books listed on the recent 
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Funds donated to conserve 5 Jewish sites
San Diego Jewish World
The sites that will benefit from this award are extraordinary places both for their architectural beauty and their significance as an educational resource for telling the history of Jewish culture around the world.” schola canton. Aron Kodesh, Schola 
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Time is of the essence in ‘Zol Zayn’ exhibition
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
“For Jews, thinking about the end of the world is really about the here and now, and thinking about how to make the here and now a better place in preparation.” For “End(s) of the World,” Becker and 31 collaborators shot video at locations across the 
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Jewish cultural arts degree will train leaders for summer camps, museums
GW Hatchet (subscription)
Two of GW’s graduate schools will pair up to launch a program that promises to prepare leaders of Jewish cultural programs, like museums and summer camps. The master’s degree in experiential education and Jewish cultural arts is the first of its kind 
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Incubating Jewish experiences
Jvhri
The goal of this program is to efficiently create and launch camps with a concentrated focus on specific activities, and to couple that focus with a mission to weave Jewish culture, values and learning throughout the camp program. The first cohort of 
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Jewish diversity should be preserved, professor says

However, Weiser, Silber family professor of modern Jewish studies at York University where he also teaches Yiddish, would go to events with his

Kabbalistic Secrets for Lasting Relationships

Adar I 27, 5774 · February 27, 2014
This Week’s Features

By Rivkah Slonim

The Power of Optimism

By Dov Greenberg
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Getting “Somewhere”

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Talmudic Principles on Retroactive Disqualification, Lesson 3

By Binyomin Bitton
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Life Lessons from Parshat Pekudei

By Yehoshua B. Gordon
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Practical Parshah – Pekudei

By Mendel Kaplan
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The Gold Band Worn by the High Priest

Aaron L. Raskin
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PARSHAH PICKS: The Golden Tzitz (Pekudei)

By Mendy Kaminker
By Lazer Gurkow

A person must behave in a way that is beyond reproach, both the reproach of G‑d and of his fellow man.

By Aryeh Citron

History’s pages are littered with examples of prodigies who blossomed and then faded.

By Elisha Greenbaum

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How Do Torah and Mitzvahs Contribute to World Peace?

How Do Torah and Mitzvahs Contribute to World Peace?
Adar I 27, 5774 · February 27, 2014

Take a moment to imagine the following scenario. Bored with your job and the same daily routine, you decide one day to do something radically different. You take a crash course on robotic computer programming, and discover an unknown aptitude and penchant for this kind of work. After some preliminary projects, you get started on your real masterpiece, your own mini-world, replete with plant, animal, and functional human-like life.

Your robots are each created with a special task in mind. Each has its own niche in your world. At first, your creations are well in tune with your plans, and life is harmonious.

After some time, the robots grow restless. They begin to explore their own freedom and ability to do as they please. Your carefully designed blueprint is ignored. Your robots lose interest in the purpose you had in mind for them, and look for their own meaning, and sometimes find it in places which wreak havoc on the mini-universe. The place is becoming chaotic.

Desperate, you decide to be bit less subtle. You call a mass meeting with all the robots and lay out your plans: Each creation has their own unique purpose, each has a predetermined way to fulfill it, and living in the manner you had envisioned for them will secure their ultimate happiness.

Your robots have chutzpah. They’re not going to take this lying down. “How can you claim to know what’s best for us?” “How do we know this is a good idea?” “Who says listening to you will bring any peace to this chaotic world?”

But of course you know best. You programmed the world! You designed every detail! If your creations would follow your dictates, existence would be perfect.

Each of us has a purpose in this world. The Master Designer has a plan worked out for us to the most minute detail. The job of every Jew is to follow Torah’s instructions, and that of any Gentile is to observe the seven Noahide laws as instructed by G‑d. How does that ensure world peace? The same way your robots will achieve peace by following your instructions. He designed this place. He knows best.

Malkie Janowski for Chabad.org

 

The Fabulous Single Life

by Shira S.
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.

How Do I Stop a Harmful Habit?

by Lauren Roth
How can someone change a habit or their thought process?

Video: Cell Phones on a Plane

by Mrs. Lori Palatnik
Why it’s a terrible idea.

Video: Shaking Hands with Women

by Rabbi Yaakov Salomon
Would you support a candidate who doesn’t shake hands with the opposite sex?

A Glimmer of Vinaigrettes

by Lauren Stacy Berdy
Maximize flavor with these easy to prepare and even easier to use dressings.

Fulfilling Our Potential

by Rabbi Yehonasan Gefen
Greatness comes to those who undertake the responsibility to complete the task.

Way #18: The Use of Physical Pleasure

by Rabbi Noah Weinberg
The physical world is for our pleasure. Spiritual growth comes through elevating the mundane world.

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Deception

by Sara Yoheved Rigler
Living in a world where appearances mask reality.

Almost done; living in hope


Almost done; living in hopePosted: 27 Feb 2014 08:48 AM PST

There’s a particular energy which comes from the momentum of a big creative project approaching fruition. It’s a combination of excitement, anticipation, glee, eager nervousness, hope. Above all, hope. Hope that this prayerbook reaches the people who need it. Hope that I have made something worthwhile, something of use.

I scroll through the draft, admiring the product of countless hours of work. I discover a new image I want to include, dash off an email asking permission to reprint, teeter at the edge of my chair until that permission is granted.

I spend hours learning to use online image-editing software so that I can take apart the cover (designed for a left-to-right book) and reconstitute it for a right-to-left printing. Then I ask an actual graphic designer to do it better.

It’s a little bit like anticipating a birth. So many months (or in this case, years) have gone into growing and shaping this creation. Soon it will be born into the world, and people’s response to it will be beyond my control.

I go through phases where the project consumes me, and all I want to do is read it and reread it. I proofread again, searching for typos, making sure the internal page references are all correct.

I look back through correspondence and silently thank God again for everyone who agreed to let me include their work for free, because they believe in the project. I hope the project will live up to their expectations.

I try not to imagine the project’s reception, or who will use it, or how it might speak to the people who use it — and of course I fail. All I can think about is seeing this book in someone else’s hands, hoping ardently that it is enriching their prayer experience. There’s that hope again. It fills my chest as the presence of God filled the mishkan, displacing everything else.

And maybe no one will ever use what I have spent so long shaping. I need to be okay with that, just as when I put a poem (or a collection of poems) out into the world. How can I be okay with that? But becoming okay with that — that’s part of the work, too. This is my offering: to God, to community, to whoever thirsts. And it’s almost done.

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The Lithuanian Holocaust History Day Project 2014

27.02.2014

This documentary describes the Lithuanian Holocaust based on the novel Between Shades of Gray by author Ruta Sepetys who gave permission for excerpts from her book video to be used. The documentary is a History Day Project and was complete in February 2014. It was developed by Max Anderson, Ian Dougherty, and Nathan Thies.

Yiddish Language and Culture; Litvak Yiddish; Lithuanian Jewish Culture; Holocaust in the Baltics

First Days of the Lithuanian Holocaust

First Days of the Latvian Holocaust

 

The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis (Rabbi David G. Dalin)

01.06.2013

Rabbi David Dalin talked about his book “The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis”, published by Regnery. He writes that Pope Pius XII was not complicit with Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, as some historians contend. Rabbi Dalin examines the actions of Pope Pius XII and also traces the actions of the Catholic Church during the late 1930s and through World War II. The author writes that Pope Pius XII was not an anti-Semite and that the Catholic Church did more than any other religion to save the lives of European Jews during the Holocaust. At the same time the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, became Hitler’s staunch ally and a promoter of the Holocaust, with a legacy that feeds radical Islam today. After his presentation, Rabbi Dalin answered questions from members of the audience.

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Pope John XXIII and the Jews

A widely-published scholar of American Jewish History and Catholic-Jewish relations, Rabbi Dalin is Professor of History at Ave Maria University in 
Jewish history: improbable yet true fulfillment of prophecy
Jewish Post
Our Jewish history is extraordinary. According to the laws of nature, the course of our nation should have been drastically different. (You’ve probably gotten an email or two about this topic with the subject line reading FW: FW:). What is even more 
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Adventures in San Diego Jewish History, November 1, 1957, Part 1
San Diego Jewish World
Attention Family Historians: If you would like a JPG photo copy from the Southwestern Jewish Press of any “Adventures in San Diego Jewish History” article that has been reprinted on the San Diego Jewish World website, simply copy the website address of 
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This Day in Jewish History / Immigrant sons make biochemistry breakthrough
Haaretz
This Day in Jewish History / Immigrant sons make biochemistry breakthrough. Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben identify the isotope carbon-14, making it possible to date artifacts. By David B. Green | Feb. 27, 2014 | 4:57 AM 
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Elsewhere: Chabad ‘Shofar’ alarm, Dara Horn’s history, Jews for Wagner
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Chabad sounds alarm: Popular ‘Call of the Shofar’ workshops, which mix Judaism and Eastern thought, worry Lubavitch leadership. (N.Y. Jewish Week). Dara Horn on tech, history and her new novel: Novelist Dara Horn opens up about Jewish history, pacing 
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This Day, February 28, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin
Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
1255: Bishop Richard of Worms transferred to the chapter of the local cathedral, among other revenues from the city, the sum of 40 pounds heller which the Jewish community was obliged to pay annually on St. Martin’s Day which falls on November 11.
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Jews and American holidays focus for lecture
Jewish Post
Wenger is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, where she serves as chair of the history department. Her most recent book is “History Lessons: The Creation of American Jewish Heritage.” She is also the author of “The Jewish Americans: 
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Funds donated to conserve 5 Jewish sites
San Diego Jewish World
The sites that will benefit from this award are extraordinary places both for their architectural beauty and their significance as an educational resource for telling the historyof Jewish culture around the world.” schola canton. Aron Kodesh, Schola 
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An “epic and modern” take on Jewish art
Houston Chronicle (blog)
For the works on Manhattan’s “Gilded Age,” Rosner relied on historical photos. The process is “very surreal,” he says, and although he hasn’t ever been very religious, he says he feels a connection to Jewish history. “I feel that by telling these tales 
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Jewish women entrepreneurs
Jvhri
/Minis House / Museum of Southern Jewish-American HistoryIn 2002, the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Massachusetts opened a new exhibit, Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business, which celebrated the accomplishments of female 
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Never mind the swastikas: the secret history of the UK’s ‘punky Jews
The Guardian
Never mind the swastikas: the secret history of the UK’s ‘punky Jews‘. Punk svengalis Malcolm McLaren and Bernie Rhodes were Jewish, and the faith had an influence on UK labels and journalists. For Jewish kids, meanwhile, the subculture was an 
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Gilad Atzmon at Brave New Books 2/24/2014: A Study of Jewish Identity Politics

 27.02.2014

Former IDF soldier Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, writer, and devoted political artist. At this appearance at Brave New Books in Austin, Texas, Gilad plays some music with local jazz guitarist Trevor LaBonte and discusses Jewish identity politics, Israel, Zionism, the oppressiveness of political correctness, and the growing shift of consciousness.

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Gilad Atzmon is the author of The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics
http://www.gilad.co.uk/the-wandering-…

Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ‘Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.

“Gilad Atzmon decided to open Pandora’s Box, and ignite a debate that has been frustratingly dormant for too long. His experiences are most authentic, views are hard-hitting, and, at times, provocative. It must be read and discussed.”
-Ramzy Baroud, Palestine Chronicle

“A transformative story told with unflinching integrity that all (especially Jews) who care about real peace, as well as their own identity, should not only read, but reflect upon and discuss widely.”
-Professor Richard Falk, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestine

“Fascinating and provocative”
-Professor John J. Mearsheimer

“Gilad’s book constitutes an excellent critique of Identity Politics in general and Jewish Identity Politics in particular from a humanistic perspective. These hysterical attacks upon Gilad only reveal the weaknesses, insecurities, double-standards and hidden agendas of those who attack him. Gilad’s humanism and plea for humanism shine through every page of this book—obviously influenced by his Jazz. A Love Supreme!”
-Professor Francis A. Boyle

“Atzmon addresses in The Wandering Who? important issues that deserve careful consideration by everyone—Jews, Palestinians and others—who are concerned with the interrelated topics of Zionism, the Jewish state, Palestinian oppression and Jews.”
-Professor Norton Mezvinsky ( Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May 2012)

“Atzmon’s insight into the organism created by the Zionist movement is explosive.”
-Professor William A. Cook

“Gilad’s ‘The Wandering Who’ entertains, pushes and irritates us. His painful journey through what it means to be Jewish, what the consequences are of carrying that realization around, and his ultimate acceptance of who he is makes me awfully glad I was raised a Methodist. Not to be missed and not to be put down for later, his book is one of the best reads of 2012.”
-Greta Berlin – Co-Founder, the Free Gaza movement

“Gilad Atzmon’s book, The Wandering Who? is as witty and thought provoking as its title. But it is also an important book, presenting conclusions about Jews, Jewishness and Judaism which some will find shocking but which are essential to an understanding of Jewish identity politics and the role they play on the world stage.”
-Karl Sabbagh

“A pioneering work that deserves to be read and Gilad Atzmon is brave to write this book!”
-Dr. Samir Abed-Rabbo

“Gilad’s escape from spiritual claustrophobia towards a free and open humanitarianism is fearless”
-Robert Wyatt

Carbon Dating: (How) Does It Work?

Carbon-14, 14C, or radiocarbon, is a radioactive isotope of carbon with a nucleus containing 6 protons and 8 neutrons. Its presence in organic materials is the basis of the radiocarbon dating method pioneered by Willard Libby and colleagues to date archaeological, geological and hydrogeological samples. Carbon-14 was discovered on 27 February 1940, by Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley. Its existence had been suggested by Franz Kurie in 1934.

There are three naturally occurring isotopes of carbon on Earth: 99% of the carbon is carbon-12, 1% is carbon-13, and carbon-14 occurs in trace amounts, i.e., making up about 1 part per trillion of the carbon in the atmosphere. The half-life of carbon-14 is 5,730±40 years. Carbon-14 decays into nitrogen-14 through beta decay. The primary natural source of carbon-14 on Earth is cosmic ray action upon nitrogen in …

 25.07.2009 

This Day in Jewish History / Immigrant sons make biochemistry breakthrough
Haaretz
This Day in Jewish History / Immigrant sons make biochemistry breakthrough. Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben identify the isotope carbon-14, making it possible to date artifacts. By David B. Green | Feb. 27, 2014 | 4:57 AM 
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1255: Bishop Richard of Worms transferred to the chapter of the local cathedral, among other revenues from the city, the sum of 40 pounds heller which the Jewish community was obliged to pay annually on St. Martin’s Day which falls on November 11.
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He built a number of fine homes along present day Pennsylvania Ave.  For more about the history of the Jewish community in Washington you might 

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Mitzvah Tantz With The Bobover Rebbe Zt”l In Israel – כ״ק האדמו”ר מבאבוב זצ״ל

 14.02.2014

The Bobover Rebbe Zt”l dancing Mitzvah Tantz at the wedding of his granddaughter to the grandson of the Vizhnitzer Rebbe Zt”l.

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25.11.2011
The secret to a Jewish marriage is hidden in the wine. Charlie Harary discusses the hidden secrets and symbolism of wine in a Jewish marriage ceremony.

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 18.02.2014

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01.04.2008

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach from the archives of Israel Television in the early Seventies.

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Refuah Sheleimah Ya’akov Shwekey,Baruch Levine Caesaria

29.01.2013

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Habet Mordechai Ben David and Chaim Eliezer Hershtik Radio Kol Chai

02.02.2014

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03.04.2008

elie kakou sketch Mme sarfati et sa fille Fortunée

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Israel – Small but Outstanding

29.04.2012

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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.

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Simchas Beis Gorlitz Nasad Skver Flatbush, in Borough Park

16.10.2013

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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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13.02.2012

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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  

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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.

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Rambam Trailer. JewishHistoryDotOrg

20.04.2009

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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.