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Descent for the sake of ascent: the fast of 17 Tamuz

Descent for the sake of ascent: the fast of 17 TamuzPosted: 09 Jul 2014 10:41 AM PDT

EJmR3188046On Tuesday, July 15, many Jews will observe Tzom Tamuz, “the fast of Tamuz” — one of Judaism’s minor fast days, commemorating the breach of Jerusalem’s city walls which led (three weeks later) to the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 C.E.

I say “many Jews” because I know that the minor fasts are not universally observed, especially in liberal Jewish communities. The notion of commemorating the first chink in Jerusalem’s armor almost two thousand years ago may seem strange to us.

But I think there’s value in observing 17 Tamuz, and being conscious of the Three Weeks which link it with Tisha b’Av, even if you do not fast, and even if you aren’t certain you actually want to mourn the fall of a Temple you can barely imagine.

There is a deep wisdom in the way the Jewish calendar unfolds. Our festivals and fast days are waypoints along the journey we travel each year. 17 Tamuz marks the beginning of the descent toward Tisha b’Av. At Tisha b’Av, we mark the beginning of the ascent toward the Days of Awe.

In Hasidic tradition there’s the idea that often in order to rise, one first has to fall. Yeridah tzorech aliyah: one has to go down in order to be able to go up. Descent for the sake of ascent. This drama plays itself out in a variety of places in Torah — for instance, in the Joseph story, in which “descent for the sake of ascent” is a recurring motif. The downs are necessary precursors to the ups.

For Lurianic kabbalists, the whole of creation was a shattering which it is our unique privilege to be able to rebuild. If there had never been a rupture, then there couldn’t be a healing.

EMy+barn+This drama plays itself out on the stage of every human life. We fall down, we get up again. And while our modern sensibilities may be offended by the notion that tragedy or trauma is necessary in order for growth or forward motion to appear, I believe that there are gifts to be found when circumstances have laid us low. As the 17th-century Japanese poet Mizuta Masahide wrote, “My barn having burned down, I found I could see the moon.”

17 Tammuz, the Three Weeks which follow it, and Tisha b’Av which comes at the end of those weeks, are a time for us to delve together into descent. It’s not only “my barn” which has burned down — it’sour barn, the place which was spiritual home for all of us together. It’s not only my life which sometimes contains brokenness or sorrow — it’s all of our lives. We’re in this together.

It can be tempting to want to paper over the places that hurt. To look on the bright side, to put on a happy face, to focus on the positive. I do these things all of the time. But 17 Tammuz and the weeks which follow are an opportunity to let ourselves experience moments of descent, together.

17 Tamuz is a day to consider: when and how do your “walls,” the boundaries of your emotional and spiritual integrity, feel breached? What is it like to feel that something painful has come through your defenses? When and how do we come to feel that the integrity of our community has been shattered? What issues, subjects, or sore spots make us feel defenseless and alone?

The tradition says that 17 Tammuz is the anniversary of the day when Moshe came down the mountain, saw the people worshipping the golden calf, and in heartbroken fury shattered the first set of stone tablets containing God’s words. What are the idols our communities have fallen into holding sacred? Can we allow ourselves to grieve the ways in which our communities are not yet what we most yearn for them to be?

The point of 17 Tammuz and the Three Weeks and Tisha b’Av isn’t wallowing in anger and sorrow. It’s allowing ourselves to recognize the things that hurt, the places where we are broken, so that together we can emerge from those places humbled and energized to begin the climb toward the spiritual heights of the High Holidays. Descent for the sake of ascent. If we’re willing and able to go down together, we build bonds of community which will lift us to greater heights when it’s time to climb up.

All of the things I’ve just written are, I think, true every year as we reach this moment in our seasonal-liturgical cycle. Here is something which is unique to this year:

This year the 17th of Tammuz falls during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when our Muslim cousins are fasting from dawn to nightfall every day. (This “minor fast” in our tradition is observed in the same way — morning to night, not 25 hours like Yom Kippur.) And this year, 17 Tammuz arises amidst tremendous bloodshed and suffering in Israel and Palestine — the murders of the three Israeli teens Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Sha’ar, and Eyal Yifrah; the murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, apparently burned alive; Hamas firing rockets into Israel (see A view from Jerusalem – Israel at war); Israel bombarding Gaza in return (see You can never be emotionally ready).

Eliaz Cohen, a poet who lives in the settlement of Gush Etzion, has suggested that in the midst of so much sorrow and violence in Israel and Palestine, Jews and Muslims can choose to consciously fast on this day in solidarity with one another, as a “Hunger Strike Against Violence.” You can learn more at Fasting Together, Jews and Muslims Choose Life (FB, mostly in Hebrew) 0r War Looming: Make Fasts of 17 Tammuz and Ramadan Hunger Strikes Against Violence(English). Some of us who are the talmidim (students) of Reb Zalman are taking on this joint fast in his memory, knowing that he wept for both the children of Abraham and the children of Ibrahim.

Whether or not you fast from food and drink on 17 Tammuz, I ask my Jewish and Israeli readers to please consider fasting from negative assumptions about our Muslim cousins and Palestinian neighbors; whether or not you are observing the Ramadan fast from food, I ask my Muslim and Palestinian readers to please consider fasting from negative assumptions about your Jewish cousins and Israeli neighbors in turn. May this minor fast day, and the following Three Weeks of opening ourselves to grief, bring us together in our low places so that together we may begin the work of building a better world.

Remembering my rebbe

Remembering my rebbePosted: 07 Jul 2014 08:56 AM PDT

Zalman-faceHow can I begin to write about Reb Zalman?

So many others knew him longer than I did. And so many others have written, and will write, about how his extraordinary life and work have shaped Jewish life today. I only knew his work for the last twenty years; I only knew him in person for ten years. Many of his students, colleagues, and friends spent a lifetime with him.

Rabbi Arthur Waskow has written, “No one else in the 20th/ 21st century  brought such new life, new thought, new joy, new depth, new breadth, new ecstasy, new groundedness, new quirkiness, into the Judaism he inherited –- and transformed.” (Reb Zalman: His Light is Buried Like A Seed — To Sprout.)

Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan has written, “Reb Zalman was an extraordinary individual who appeared at an extraordinary moment in time, and helped shape a response. In many ways, all of Judaism today is a renewed Judaism.” (A Special Person at a Special Time: Reb Zalman’s Jewish Renewal.)

Rabbi Jay Michaelson has written, “Hundreds of teachers, rabbis, cantors, and Jewish leaders found in Reb Zalman’s ‘translation’ of traditional Judaism into contemporary life a way to savor the blessings of Jewish life and practice, while consciously confronting those aspects of Jewish tradition which needed to be renewed — or discarded outright.” (Reb Zalman, the Prophet of Both-And)

Other people have written about him wisely and well, is what I’m saying. But his teachings and his life have been so foundational to my sense of what Judaism is and can be — I can’t let his passing elapse without writing something here. Writing is how I remember, and I want to remember him. Have you ever been around someone who — the moment you enter into their presence — you can just feel that they really have it together, that they’re tapped into something deep? Reb Zalman was one of those people.

I said last week that Reb Zalman is the reason I became a rabbi. And he is. I became a rabbi because I wanted to serve God and the Jewish people. But for many years I thought that was a yearning which would go unfulfilled. I found my teachers, my community, and ultimately my rabbinic lineage through Reb Zalman.

RebZ-DalaiLamaAnd I found Reb Zalman through Rodger Kamenetz.

In 1994, my dear friend David (who is now soon to be ordained a rabbi himself) gave me a copy of Rodger Kamenetz’s book The Jew in the Lotus. The story it tells is a true one: about the delegation of rabbis spanning the breadth of Judaism and Jewish practice who went together to Dharamsala, India to meet with the Dalai Lama and answer his question of how the Jewish poeple had survived 2000 years of Diaspora.

I remember reading that book — I was in college at the time — and being deeply moved by Rodger’s descriptions of Reb Zalman. I remember in particular the scene where Reb Zalman  goes to daven alongside Sikhs at prayer in their temple. Rodger writes:

Reb Zalman’s spontaneous davening in a Sikh temple had placed him squarely on the side of total immersion dialogue. Explaining to me later, he quoted from the Psalms, “I am a friend to all who respect you, O Lord.” The Sikh guru and he are “in the same business, struggling to see holy values don’t get lost. I see every other practitioner as organically doing in his bailiwick what I am doing in mine. When a non-Jewish person affirms me, I feel strengthened in my work. When I affirm a non-Jewish person, he or she feels strengthened in their work.” Zalman also cited Isaiah’s prophecy, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

…I was electrified by his joyous crossing of boundaries, his davening chutzpah. It broke through my own neat categories. I associated Orthodox practice with insularity. Yet here was Zalman, making contact with another religion by davening maariv.

I read that and I thought: holy wow — his roots are so deep, and his wings are so broad.

Here’s another scene from that book which moved me profoundly:

 The morning [Reb Zalman] led the davening, he came up to me during the last part of the Shema, touched me on the shoulder, looked straight into my eyes, and said, “Your God is a true God.” I found that a powerful challenge.

I usually felt as I prayed in a group that I was assenting to ideas and images that were very foreign to me or that I didn’t have time to check out. Zalman’s gesture had cut through that in a very personal way…. My God is a true God? Whch God was he talking about? Long white beard, old Daddy in the sky? Autocrat, general, father, king? Master of the Universe, doyen of regulations and punishments? These were the images that made me reject the very idea of God.

But in a funny mental jujitsu, the more I struggled with these images, the more what Zalman said came through. “Your God is a true God” meant to me that the images and the language weren’t going to be supplied in advance. I would have to find them for myself out of my own experience….

I think of that scene every time I daven the words Adonai eloheichem emet, “your God is a true God.” What does it mean to assert that my God is true? Perhaps that I am ready and willing to continue engaging with the tradition, with God, with our central stories and beliefs, in order to wrestle forth from all of those things a true relationship with the Holy One of Blessing. One way or another, Reb Zalman’s challenge to Rodger continues to resonate in me.

And, of course, there’s the chapter where the angel of the Jews meets on a high plane with the angel of Tibet. (If you’ve read the book, you know the one I mean. If you haven’t, I won’t spoil you — it’s worth reading in context. Trust me, this book is incredible.)

Zss-celebratory-prayerI reached the end of that book and I thought, “Wow, that rabbi sounds amazing. I didn’t know you could be a rabbi like that.” He was so clearly erudite, grounded, rooted in Jewish tradition (ordained by Chabad, for heaven’s sake) — and also equally clearly open to the unique wisdom available in other spiritual traditions.  Around that time, when my then-boyfriend, now my husband, asked me to help him understand what I loved about Judaism — what I dreamed Judaism could be; why I was attached to it; what I loved about it — I lent him Judith Plaskow’sStanding Again at Sinai and Rodger Kamenetz’s The Jew in the Lotus. (It is a source of endless joy to me that I have now had the opportunity to get to know both Judith and Rodger!) Over the next several years I read what I could about, and by, Reb Zalman. His words and actions, in Rodger’s book, had touched something deep in me.

For personal reasons, in the years after college, I went through a period of painful alienation from Jewish community. What brought me back in? My first week at Elat Chayyim, the Jewish Renewal retreat center where I had my first living experiences of Jewish Renewal community, Jewish Renewal learning, and most importantly Jewish Renewal prayer.

For reasons I couldn’t consciously explain, despite feeling distant from Jewish community, I signed up for a week-long retreat at Elat Chayyim with Reb Zalman. I’d come away from The Jew In The Lotus wondering whether this guy could possibly be as wonderful as Rodger made him sound. I needed to know whether he was for real. Unfortunately that summer he needed surgery and wasn’t able to be at Elat Chayyim in person, but I’d already committed the money and planned to take a week there that summer, so I chose a different week-long retreat and took the plunge.

My first week at Elat Chayyim proved to me that there was more in Judaism than I had ever dreamed. I came home from that week and told Ethan that I had found my teachers — that I wanted to become a rabbi someday like these people were rabbis. I learned that week that not only was Reb Zalman “for real,” but he was part of an amazing community of teachers, learners, and fellow seekers. People who yearned as I yearned. People who had dedicated their lives to opening up the immeasurable treasures of Jewish tradition to we who were thirsty. Reb Zalman was in many ways the grandfather of Jewish Renewal — and has left behind an amazing legacy of students, and their students, and their students, and generations of seekers and learners to come.

Reb Zalman on dialogue with Bishop Tutu, the Dalai Lama, and others: “What cosmology is needed to heal the planet?”One of the things which drew me to Reb Zalman and to Jewish Renewal was what he called “deep ecumenism” — not merely interfaith conversations on a surface or superficial level, but the need to enter into deep conversations with other people of faith, not only for our own sakes, but for God’s sake, and for the sake of the planet:

I’d like us to enter into dialogue with devoutness, a dialogue of devoutness. There is a dialogue of theology, and that’s mostly futile. Why? Because it begins with what we should finish with. All theology is the afterthought of a believer. If we can’t get to the primary stuff of belief …how do you get to the primary stuff of belief? By simply talking about how do you davven? If you show me your way that works for you I’ll show you mine and we can share. (From Deep Ecumenism, the transcript of a weeklong workshop taught at Elat Chayyim in 1998.)

He taught that every religion is an organ in the body of humanity — that we need each one to be what it most uniquely is (after all, if the heart tried to do the liver’s work, we’d be in trouble) and we also need each one to be in conversation and connection with the others (if the heart stopped speaking to the lungs, that wouldn’t be so good either.) I’ve pointed many times before to the story of Reb Zalman among the Sufis of Hebron, which remains one of my favorite stories about him. I was drawn from the start to his post-triumphalism — the knowledge that ours isn’t the only legitimate path to the One.

Reb_Zalman_2005Reb Zalman could be very serious when the moment demanded, but he was frequently merry when he taught or when he led davenen. His eyes twinkled. He laughed a big beautiful belly laugh. He sang often while teaching — lines of psalms or prayer, quotations, references, which were almost as likely to be in Arabic or Latin or Greek or Sanskrit as they were to be in Hebrew or Aramaic. He held an enormous wealth of kabbalistic and Hasidic teachings in his mind and was able to draw them forth and speak them in contemporary language, using metaphors which reached us where we are today.

He loved computer metaphors. He used to say that his first computer had only 36k of memory, and what he can do now on his computer he couldn’t have imagined then; just so, our increasing consciousness allows us to bring added holiness into the world in our generation. He taught us to think of the three words for “forgive us,” which we recite over and over on Yom Kippur, as “drag the sins into the trash; empty the trash; and wipe the hard drive clean.” I was always tickled when he pulled out science fiction metaphors, too. I remember hearing him teach about an imagined planet of two-headed beings; he used that story as a parable to explain the halakhic validity of counting those who are not men toward a minyan.

Or he would draw an analogy between how different religious traditions call on different names and faces of God, and “logging on” in different ways to the Cosmic life-source which we name as God. Our chants and prayers are the “password” which connect us with the Holy One of Blessing, and maybe our blessings connect us with this “port” and someone else’s words connect them with that “port,” but we’re all connecting with the same One. And, he would point out, in the past we saw a difference between praying, e.g., in the name of the God of Israel or praying Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim (in the name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate) or praying in Jesus’ name. But that kind of triumphalism is no longer fruitful. As he wrote in “An Empathic Ecumenism:”

In the past every religious community wanted to make the deposit in the God-field only in their own name. They even saw it as a great combat in Heaven. Which religion is going to win? Which are going to be the victors in the religious sphere? It may have been necessary at one time in our development that we have such an attitude. But, today, this attitude just doesn’t work. The question now is not who is going to be the champion of all religions, but how can we potentiate all the memory, all the energy, all the awareness, all the spirituality of all those forces in order to raise them?

The question isn’t who’s going to “win” — it’s how can we all bring our energy, our spiritual technologies, our hearts and souls, together in order to effectively transform the broken world? “The only way to get it together,” he used to say, “is together.”

Singing, Reb Zalman dons the Bnai Or rainbow tallit which he designed years ago.He taught about paradigm shift, and saw the great events of the 20th century (from the horrors of the Shoah to the wonder of seeing Earth from space) as part of a new paradigm shift, a new turning. He taught about the importance of integral thinking, of seeking to build change which could both include and transcend what had come before. (This very much shapes the way Jewish Renewal rabbis think about halakha.) He taught us new (old) ways of entering deeply into prayer. The words of prayer, he taught us, are like a recipe book — but in order to be sustained by the recipes, we have to enact them, to feel them in our hearts and souls.

In recent years he spoke to us frequently about how this “deployment” would someday end. I love that language: the sense that God had deployed his soul (indeed, has deployed all of our souls!) into this life to do particular work. He knew his time in this incarnation would not be forever. When he spoke to us in January at the OHALAH conference, he said:

It’s such a wonderful trip that the Ribbono Shel Olam put me on. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the movie in which I acted in life! It is so amazing. And yet. Movies come to an end too…

When my tour of duty is over, the One who deployed me will find others to deploy.

I posted not long ago about about the book The December Project, by Sara Davidson, which consists of interviews with Reb Zalman about death and dying and end-of-life work, framed by her experiences and her skepticism and her transformation. If you never had the blessing of being able to learn directly with Reb Zalman, this book is one way to get a glimpse of how he spoke. Another way, of course, is to dip into some of the wealth of material on YouTube. I am already finding sustenance in watching short YouTube videos — hearing his voice, seeing the sparkle in his eye, remembering that his teachings are alive even though his body has reached its rest. (I can also recommend his books — I frequently lend out my copy of Jewish With Feeling, and his recent book Davening: a Guide to Meaningful Jewish Prayer is terrific, and oh, his new edition of Psalms in a translation for praying…!)

He taught me to talk not about God but to God — which has deeply informed not only my prayer life but also the way I’m trying to teach our son about God. At OHALAH in January he remarked:

When I drive, I have a sense that the Ribbono Shel Olam in blue jeans is sitting in the passenger seat and I can just talk. Even that kind of thing, having a daily conversation with the holy Shekhinah in that way, is what keeps you on track…

I can’t tell you how often I have followed his example and spoken with God while driving alone on a quiet country road, or how frequently that practice has opened my heart and sustained me.

The last time he and I spoke was some months ago when I shared a post I’d been working on for a long time — abouttaharah before cremation. Once the post was online, I sent an email about it to the listserv for OHALAH, the association of Jewish Renewal clergy. Within an hour of my sending it, I got a call from Reb Zalman. “Reb Rachel lebn,” he said, “I want to talk with you about what you’ve written.” And we talked, and he clarified some things about his own thinking, and later that day I added an addendum to the post. He was actively engaged with thinking and teaching until the very end of his life — he had just completed a Shavuot retreat at Isabella Freedman a few weeks ago when he fell ill and was hospitalized.

I am even more grateful now that I took our infant son to a Shavuot retreat with Reb Zalman at Isabella Freedman the spring before I received smicha  — and that I was privileged to hear in person the Torah he gave over at 4am that night, the last and most intense teaching of the tikkun which led us to the dawn. Someday I will be able to tell our son, “You don’t remember this, but your first Shavuot, I took you to a retreat with my rebbe, and it was amazing.”

I find myself thinking now about something else he said at OHALAH a few months ago: even as he was reminding us to hold fast to those things which are foundational and should not be changed, he also urged us to continue innovating and exploring. That was Reb Zalman in a nutshell: deeply rooted in the soil of our tradition, and also stretching branches out toward the highest heavens. He said:

Ours is the beta version of what klal Yisrael needs. And in a beta version, not everything that’s being tried is going to be finally adopted! But we have to continue to experiment, to experience, so that the things that come from the past, we can see how can they be updated and shaped. In this way the past can serve us in the present and in the future.

And when we realize that there are certain things that cannot be updated, and we open ourselves to theRuach haKodesh and ask ourselves what the future needs, then we learn to see in the present what we need to create.

That kind of openness is what led him to playfully experiment with so many different things: from recorded prayers designed to be heard on a walkman so that Hebrew would flow into one ear and English into the other, to bringing ancient Jewish meditation practices to the forefront of modern Jewish life, to workshops in “davenology,” to chanting English translations of Torah and haftarah to the ancient melodies of trope, symbolic rainbow-striped tallitot, calling people to the Torah in group aliyot and giving group blessings, eco-kashrut, and countless other ideas and innovations which have shaped Jewish life today across the denominations. As his official ALEPH obituary notes, “Where others saw walls, he saw doors.”

When I learned that Reb Zalman’s soul had left this earthly plane, I was at the synagogue preparing for Shabbat. One of my congregants, who was here that afternoon and saw me weeping, left a card for me on my desk. “How blessed we are if, in our lifetime, we meet someone whose guiding light leads us where we are meant to go,” she wrote. I am blessed indeed.

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What makes a rebbe? One traditional answer is that “A rabbi answers questions; a rebbe answers people. A rabbi hears what you say with your mouth; a rebbe hears what you say with your soul.” Reb Zalman taught that “rebbe” is a role — not a specific person, necessarily, but a way of relating. He taught that we can be rebbeim for each other, that we can consciously choose to move in and out of the rebbe role. “Everyone should, for time to time, get the chance to sit in the master’s chair,” he said in 2013. “Just so that they can get attuned to what happens when you reach up and say, dear God, what would you like me to share with these people? And to see what comes; it’s very beautiful, very holy.” He used to do an actual exercise where everyone would sit at the table, with him in the rebbe’s chair at the head, and he would offer a teaching — and then instruct everyone to rise and shift over one chair, and whoever had moved into the rebbe’s chair would have the opportunity to be in that role for a little while. (In retrospect I see in that teaching yet another gentle way of reminding us that his deployment wouldn’t be forever.)

It seems to me that a rebbe is not only a pastoral caregiver but a spiritual conduit. The Zohar, a foundational work of Jewish mysticism, refers to Moses as the raaya meheimna of Israel — a phrase which can be translated both as “faithful shepherd” and “shepherd of faith.” A rebbe, like Moses, not only cares for his flock, but serves as a conduit for our faith, connecting us with God. The rebbe is never the object of that faith, the endpoint of the faith — God forbid we should worship a rebbe, even a great one! Rather, the rebbe opens the door and helps us connect with God. She is not the moon, but the finger pointing to the moon.

It is said of Moshe Rabbenu, Moses our Teacher, that “never again will there arise a prophet like Moshe.” And indeed there will not. Moshe led the people out of Egypt and into a new reality. Moshe spoke directly to God, face-to-face. And there are ways in which Reb Zalman feels to me like a Moshe — irreducible, irreplaceable. There will never be another one like him. No one will ever bridge between pre-Shoah Europe and postmodern America, between deep Hasidic immersion and far-flung spiritual influences, between kabbalah and Sufism and Native American shamanistic practice and Buddhism and integral theory and transpersonal psychology and Gaia theory and computer metaphors, the way that he did. Never again will there arise a teacher like Reb Zalman.

And at the same time, I think back to a Hasidic story I heard Reb Zalman tell many times, about the hasid who inherited his father’s Hasidic dynasty and promptly began doing things differently than his father had done. His followers complained, but he countered that he was doing precisely what his father had done — “my father was the rebbe in the way his heart called him to be, and I am the rebbe in the way my heart calls me to be.”

There will never be another Reb Zalman, but I hope that all of us who are his students, and the students of his students, and the students of his students of his students, will follow in his footsteps — not by mimicking his life and practice but by living out Jewish Renewal in the ways our hearts and souls call us to do, and the ways we perceive the Holy One is calling us to do. By serving the Holy One of Blessing as only we can. By doing the work of healing and bridge-building for which our souls were deployed in this world. That’s how we can honor his memory. And I feel certain that somewhere, somehow, in some ineffable way that I can’t intellectually understand, he is smiling at us still, and singing with us, andshepping naches to see us continuing the work of renewing Judaism and healing our earth.


Some of the other posts I’ve found meaningful:

  • Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi – Jewish, With Feeling (Rabbi Shulamit Thiede) “Reb Zalman reached out to the disaffected, to the secular Jew, the alienated Jew, to any Jew. You only needed to stop for a moment and he could hold you with a story – each blessed with an unforgettable punch line that always, inevitably, elicited a smile, outright laughter, a nod, or a tear. // This morning I told a friend, ‘He gave something to everyone.'”
  • Rest in Peace Reb Zalman: My Rebbe Died Today (Amichai Lau-Lavie) “[T]he sacred master, holy fool, kindest soul, fierce teacher, visionary founding father and leader of  the Jewish Renewal movement, the holy spark responsible for countless souls on fire all over the world, for a global spiritual revolution, for the revival of a Judaism that matters to the body, earth, soul and mind, the genius whose prophecy of paradigm shift was and still is ahead of its time – died in his sleep today, at 89 years old…Few could straddle the authentic hasidic and mystical path along with true devotion to the soul of the planet, and to every sacred path. None did it with such elegance and depth and grace.”
  • Reb Zalman Married Counterculture to Hasidic Judaism (Shaul Magid) “Not since Mordecai Kaplan’s founding of the Reconstructionist movement has an American Jewish spiritual leader offered as detailed and as systematic a vision for Judaism in the twentieth century. Part of Schachter-Shalomi’s project is founded on his belief that exploring the untapped commonalities between religious traditions and spiritual practices would both enhance Judaism and move human civilization further toward overcoming oppositional barriers…”
  • On the Death of Zalman Schachter Shalomi, z’l: A Great Jewish Teacher and the Founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement (Rabbi Michael Lerner) “Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, [was] one of the most creative and impactful Jewish theologians of the last forty years… I write with tears in my eyes and love in my heart for this incredible teacher, a source of inspiration for literally hundreds of thousands. I loved this man very very deeply for the past fifty one years that I knew him… What was most amazing about Zalman was that he continued to grow throughout his life both intellectually and spiritually.”
  • Laying Our Rebbe to Rest (Rabbi Marc Soloway) “So many of us feel like we are among the mourners in this loss…I think the thousands and thousands of people who have been touched by Reb Zalman each carry their own piece, their own story, their own holy sparks of this great man. My hope and prayer is that we can and will each make manifest these holy shards, so that Reb Zalman’s light continues to shine in this dark world and that we, collectively, can continue his paradigm-shifting work of inspiring and lifting up souls.”
  • My mentor, my teacher, dear friend (Rabbi Art Green) “Our lives were dedicated to the very same question: How do we take this mystical Judaism we both love and make it alive and vital for the current era? Zalman was driven by that question, knowing how rich and deep the sources of that teaching are, and how alien and difficult their original garb is for those we teach. What should we keep of that tradition? What should we adapt? What should we lovingly leave behind? How do we figure out that balance, not “losing the baby with the bathwater,” as it were? We both have given our lives to that search. //…Zalman was my model of the contemporary Jewish seeker. That model means both feet firmly planted in the tradition; both eyes wide open to what’s happening in the world, both today and in anticipated tomorrow. Zalman PIONEERED this path; I was privileged to follow it, in my own way.”
  • Fifty Year Tribute, Passed but Present (Morah Yehudis Fishman) “In one recent class, he referred to the movie,Her, and especially the line that the man says to his living computer- ‘Are you as intimate with anyone else as with me?’ And the answer came back- ‘multitudes.’ Reb Zalman said that’s the way it is with G-d. And I would like to add, that’s the way it was with Reb Zalman. So many people, men women, and children-here and around the world felt that hug of intimacy from Reb Zalman as if you were his ‘one and only love.’ And each of us was, because his heart was bigger than this whole world, and will continue to embrace us from wherever he is.”
  • Obituary posted by Miles Netanel-Yepez, one of his dear collaborators: Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, Father of Jewish Renewal, Dies at 89. It’s an extraordinary obit, which explores (among other things) his legacy within Jewish Renewal, how he reached spiritual seekers who had been disaffected from Judaism, and his longtime friendship with spiritual leaders such as Thomas Merton and the Dalai Lama. Also don’t miss the recent exhibit curated by the University of Colorado: Reb Zalman and the Origins of Post-Holocaust American Judaism.



Memorial contributions may be made to ALEPH’s Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi Endowment for Jewish Renewal. Please give generously in his memory and to help sustain his legacy.

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The Chofetz Chaim was one of the most influential Rabbinic thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan is known principally for his dramatically creative analysis of the topic of forbidden speech (lashon ha-ra), and rose to prominence as a major scholar-leader of the Jewish people. Part of the Jewish Biography as History lecture series by Dr. Henry Abramson, more lectures available at http://www.jewishhistorylectures.org.


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Benny Friedman & Shira Choir With Sympinny Band

הכל תחת קורת גג אחד ובביצוע נשיר ומושלם בני פרידמן יקיר הקהל ומקהלת שירה המכובדת בלווי של תזמורת סימפני החדשה הקפיצו קהל אמריקאי משך שעות ללא הרף בחתונה חסידית במיטב הלחנים והלהיטים . המעגלים והריקודים נמשכו זמן רב שמחת חתן כלה בכל הפירושים וההסברים

Nigun Lev ניגון לב By Beri Weber

Brand new song by Beri Weber The single is titled “Niggun Lev” from his upcoming album that will be released by the end of the summer 2014 the song was composed with the spirit of the holy city of Tzfas and boasts an energetic vibe that is sure to warm and invigorate hearts all over.


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The Rebbe: Ani Maamin…

From an upcoming Living Torah, Never before seen footage of this Farbrengen 24 Tammuz 5736 – 1976, the Rebbe singing Ani Maamin…

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World Leaders including Yitzhak Rabin and Margaret Thatcher discuss the impact of The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership in this compelling documentary that paints a global picture of the Chabad Movement’s achievements and roots. A clarifying portrait of The Rebbe – Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson – produced at the height of his charismatic powers in 1992. Directed by filmmaker Jerry Levine, under the auspices of the World Lubavitch Movement and Jewish Educational Media. This version is 14 minutes longer than the broadcast version and contains previously unpublished photographs and information in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s Yahrtzeit.

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The Largest Mitzvah Tank Parade Heads to Manhattan

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ישראל 3 The Voice – גל צברי – שיר ישן

המתמודד חולם להקסים את המנטורים! האם הוא יצליח לכבוש את הבמה?להצטרפות לערוץ: http://bit.ly/1iw6OgN

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The 17th of Tammuz Blues

That day’s never been a good day for the Jews.

Music and Lyrics by Ari Lesser
Illustrations by Hadassah Cowland

Divorce TV Jewish Marriage and Divorce 3


Jewish Music Concert. Suite from the stage music to ‘Stempenyu the Fiddler’ by J. Achron (2014)

This concert was organized by the European Humanities University (www.ehu.lt) in partnership with Vilnius University, Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum and supported by the Embassy of Germany in Vilnius and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); the event was part of EHU’s Center for German Studies Colloquium Vilnense public discussion program.

Orthodox Jewish Wedding Cinematography Trailer in Jerusalem, Israel [HD]

From the flowing fields of Bet Shemesh before the wedding to the majestic walls of Jerusalem’s Old City in the wee hours of the morning, we truly had amazing time creating the cinematic of Chavi & Baruch Ber’s wedding in Jerusalem, Israel.

Kosher Meals by Table D’Hote Foods | Kosher Products for Hotels and Commercial Establishments

Kosher Meals can be found at http://tabledhotefood.com

Table d’Hote is a supplier of fine foods located in Montreal. As our product line is extremely extensive and always growing, the industries that our clients represent run the gamut from education through to hospitality. With a strong but not exclusive emphasis on the Kosher market, we seek to connect our clients with a diverse array of major suppliers from throughout North America. Through the strong relationships we create, we strive to tailor all of our clients’ orders to match their needs and meet their satisfaction. Our business is to grow yours!

Thousands Jews Gather To Pay Respects To Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson Lubavitcher Rebbe

Tens of thousands of worshipers from around the world headed to Queens Tuesday, to observe the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

As CBS 2’s Steve Langford reported, the crowds lined up in intense heat at Ohel at Montefiore Cemetery in Cambria Heights, Queens, to pray and show their respects to the man simply known as “the Rebbe.”

Schneerson was last Grand Rebbe of Lubavitcher Hasidim. He was considered by some to be the most influential rabbi of modern history.

Rabbi Berel Pewzner came all the way from the Cayman Islands for the memorial event.

“This is a very, very important event not only for me personally, but for the entire Chabad movement, and the entire Jewish world at large,” Pewzner said.

The lines to pay tribute to Schneerson stretched out to and along Francis Lewis Boulevard. Families came with their young children.

The occasion, rarely observed up close, revealed the emotional moment when personal printed prayers were read before Schneerson’s gravestone. The sheets of paper on which the prayers were written were then tossed into a huge container before the Rebbe’s headstone.

“Jewish tradition teaches that the day of a righteous person’s passing is an auspicious day for our prayers to be answered,” said Leah Schmetov of Stamford, Connecticut.

When Rabbi Schneerson died in 1994, his passing drew great crowds and sparked an emotion in the streets of Brooklyn. A generation later, the Rebbe may be even more influential.

In fact, a recent biography of the Rebbe became a New York Times bestseller this spring.

Those who came to the cemetery to honor the rebbe’s memory spoke of the example he set.

“Just because he was un-judgmental — he never judged people,” said Lev Rivkin of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. “He taught his students to love other Jews in any way or form, color or no color.”

The memorial event was considered a living, breathing testament to the powerful memory of a historic figure.

Jews Gather To Pay Respects To Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Tens of thousands gathered in Queens to pray and show their respects. CBS 2’s Steve Langford has more.

3 Tammuz 5754 – June 12, 1994 Windows To The Soul – The Lubavitcher Rebbe

This classic biography of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, provides a rare glimpse into the scope of this great Jewish leader’s life’s work and his monumental contributions to Jewish education across the globe. Includes interviews with Yitzhak Rabin, Margaret Thatcher and Benjamin Netanyahu. Featuring amazing footage filmed at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn and throughout the world, this is the 30-minute broadcast version of the original documentary, released one year after The Rebbe’s passing in 1995. Executive Producer Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky. Produced and Directed by Jerry Levine.

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Fourth Annual Light in Jerusalem Festival 2014 | אור בירושלים פסטיבל שנתי

The Festival of Light in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, enables via the use of light a dramatic and artistic dimension to the Old City’s nights.

From the illumination of architecture to light statues, the festival is be a public and family oriented celebration that artists from different fields will partake in.

In the last three years artists from Israel and from abroad took part in the festival and used light in order to create statues, installations, performances and artwork. During each year, the festival brought 250,000 visitors to the Old City and succeeded in introducing a new trend in Jerusalem nightlife.

The Festival of Light will take place from June 11- June 19, 2014 in the Old City of Jerusalem. This year the festival has grown and will include ten international artists who will display the best artistic work in the field alongside dozens of performances, tours, artists, sites and more.



פסטיבל האור בעיר העתיקה בירושלים, ישראל, מאפשר באמצעות השימוש באור ממד אמנותי ודרמטי ללילות העיר העתיקה.

מההארה של אדריכלות לפסלי אור, הפסטיבל הוא חגיגת אוריינטציה ציבורית ומשפחתית שאמנים מתחומים שונים להשתתף בו

בשלוש השנים האחרונות אמנים מישראל ומחו”ל לקחו חלק בפסטיבל ומשמשים אור על מנת ליצור פסלים, מיצבים, מיצגים ועבודות אמנות. במהלך כל שנה, הפסטיבל הביא 250,000 מבקרים בעיר העתיקה והצליח בהחדרת מגמה חדשה בחיי הלילה של ירושלים.

פסטיבל האור יתקיים בין 11 ביוני – 19 ביוני 2014 בעיר העתיקה בירושלים. השנה הפסטיבל גדל ויכלול עשרה אמנים בינלאומיים שיציגו את היצירה האמנותית הטובה ביותר בתחום לצד עשרות מופעים, סיורים, אמנים, אתרים ועוד.

“Di Goldene Land” (Yiddish Choral Music)

“The Golden Land”

Words and Music: Elyokum Zunser (1836-1913)
Choral arrangement: Binyumen Schaechter, after Maurice Rauch

First published in the Yiddish Daily Forward in 1893

Catch the Tel Aviv vibe at Drummers Beach


The beat goes on every Friday afternoon on a South Tel Aviv beach.

From the early afternoon until late at night every Friday, a crowd gathers to welcome the weekend with an impromptu chorus of bongos at Tel Aviv’s Drummers Beach (also called Dolphinarium Beach).

But it’s not only about drums; there are also jugglers, dancers, Capoeira artists and lots of merrymaking, making this weekly ritual a favourite with locals and visitors alike.

12Tribe Films

12Tribe Films Foundation is a program provider specializing in movies and cultural events that show a side of the Jewish and Israeli narrative that receives little attention in the public discourse today. Our aim is to provide programs that allow people to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel today.
See our premier production: http://www.12tribefilms.org/homegame

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Focus your efforts on prayer. It makes a difference.

Please pray for the safe and speedy return of Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah, Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim, and Eyal ben Iris Teshura.



Channel of Breslev Israel

Breslev Israel Films is your cyber haven for love, soul, and joy.
Spreading the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslev of blessed memory, and our contemporary spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Arush, our English-speaking rabbis include (alphabetically) Dr. Zev Ballen, Rabbi Lazer Brody, Rabbi Dror Moshe Cassutto, Rabbi Elchanan Elgorod, and Rabbi Natan Maimon.
Our channel also features inspirational clips and music from the Jewish music world’s leading performers.
Check out our multi-language web portal at http://www.breslev.co.il.

The Jewish World

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Jewish life in Ukraine today: Yaakov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Vice-President of the WJC, offers his perspective on the challenges ahead of one of the biggest Jewish communities in Europe. Distributed by OneLoad.com


Centre for Jewish Life – London·

Transformational Tuesdays: TED Style – Keith Breslauer


The Centre for Jewish Life offers a varied and exciting programme of discovery as you explore classic and mystical themes in a format tailored to you.

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Rabbi Wein speaks In memory of…Eyal, Gilad and Naftali HY

A Memorial Lecture given by Rabbi Berel Wein in Jerusalem
in memory of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali HY”D
Live Broadcast: Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries – Sunday, January 26 / 5:30 
Join over 3000 Chabad-Lubavitch women emissaries and their guests as they celebrate at the annual banquet, the culmination of a five-day …
Oprah’s Visit to Hasidic Brooklyn – A Jewish.TV Exclusive Interview – Inside Chabad-Lubavitch
Oprah Winfrey spent a day visiting Hasidic communities in Brooklyn, NY. At the end of the day, Chabad.org’s own Rabbi Motti Seligson interviewed …
My Very Own Chanukah Party – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids –Chabad.org
Watch children host a Chanukah celebration and a grand dreidel game especially for kids!
Out of Egypt – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids – Chabad.org
Experience the miraculous exodus of the Jewish people out of the mighty Egyptian empire—in a unique, fun-filled (and educational) style!
Mitzvah Island Episode 1 – Mitzvah Island – Jewish Kids –Chabad.org
Sarah and Avi find a letter “mem,” and help him find a mitzvah that starts with the letter “mem.”
Matzah: What’s Up With It? – A Matzah Documentary by Jono – Inspiration  – Chabad.org
Take a video tour of an authentic matzah bakery in this hilarious documentary-style presentation, hosted by Jono.
What If We Never Left Egypt? – What If? – Jewish Kids – Chabad.org
Parents: Subscribe to Chabad.org Kids! Stay up to date on the latest fun and educational features and videos on Chabad.org Kids. Sort By: Newest
Young Abraham – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids – Chabad.org
The famous story from the Midrash about how Abraham destroyed the idols in his father’s shop. An excerpt from the one-hour DVD “Young Abraham.”
Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids – Chabad.org
Famed Jewish children’s entertainers, Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men, sing songs and entertain at the Lag B’Omer children’s rally at …

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Ahavah Rabah Ahavtanu – Beth Medrash Govoha Tea Presentation – 2008
Pidyon Peter Chamor In Detroit – Full Video

This Video was shown at the Beth Medrash Govoha ladies tea of 2008. The song was composed by Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman and is sung on this presentation by Nechemia Brodt .
Raw footage of the Pidyon Peter Chamor In Detroit, Michigan – Pesach, 2014
Almost two thousand men, women and children packed the auditorium of the Young Israel in Oak Park, Michigan to participate in the rare Mitzvah of Pidyon Peter Chamor (redeeming of the firstborn male donkey). The ceremony took place on April 17th, 2014, the first day of Chol Hamoed Pesach.

Chabad on Campus | Enriching University Life

Numerous prominent university presidents and deans express how Chabad on Campus plays an integral role at their school.

Maccabiah Camp Kimama Michmoret 2014 1st session


Camp Kimama Israel, is the first and best Jewish international summer camp in Israel , for ages 6-17

Maccabiah Camp Kimama Michmoret 2014

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Life in Israel Gaza Rockets Interrupt Wedding in Ashdod

RT, Russia Today, Iron Dome, Israel, Air raid sirens, Tel Aviv, Israel’s Iron Dome, Gaza rocket, Gaza Strip (Administrative Division), anti-missile system

Haredi: The Ultra orthodox society in Israel 1-5

An Arab and a Jew Save Each Other’s Lives

A kidney patient’s wife donated a kidney to a stranger, and in return, the son of that stranger, donated a kidney to her husband. Haifa residents Muhammad Akrat, 32, and David Ben-Yair, 57, were hospitalized in the same room at Rambam Health Care Campus. Until a week ago, they did not know each other. Today, their relationship will never be broken.
In the world of medicine their relationship is a called a “crossover transplantation.” Crossover transplantation is performed when no family member with a matching blood and tissue type can be found for the patient. In such cases, cooperation between hospitals in Israel helps to match the best possible kidney donor with the recipient.
On May 28, 2013, donors Rasha Akrat (Muhammad’s wife) and Shmuel Ben Yair (David Ben-Yair’s son) were simultaneously wheeled into adjacent operating rooms at Rambam, to remove their kidneys. After almost three hours, their operations were completed. Muhammad Akrat and David Ben Yair were then wheeled into two other surgical suites. Three and a half hours later, both men had undergone successful kidney transplantations.
Two days later the donors and recipients met for the first time since giving each other the gift of life. “We talked about everything—children, family, life,” said David. “Muhammad is a lovely person and I’m glad to know him. Fate brought us together, connected our bodies and minds.”
Mohammad also praised David: “David is a great man. We enjoy and care about each other. We are an integral part of one another now—really family!”
Videography: Offer Golan. Produced by the Spokesperson’s Office, Rambam HCC.


18.06.2014 The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute – מכון ון ליר בירושלים
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
describing and analyzing Jewish identities that take into account changes in public and academic discourses, as well as demographic changes, transformations of identity politics, globalization, and race relations; and the resurgence of anti-Semitism.
The symposium will focus on issues related to Jewish identities in academic and social discourses around the world and will examine the impact of the racialization of discourses about the Jews, which have always been complex and must be understood in their historical and ideological contexts. Recent developments in genetics have renewed biological definitions of Jewish identity, and yet the debate is still locked into black/white binaries. How Jews are perceived and how Jews perceive other ethnic groups will be examined in order to better understand the impact of prejudiced perceptions on representations in popular culture and academic discourse. Among the topics to be discussed will be whiteness, racism and anti-Semitism, stereotyping, relations between Jews and other Others (Blacks, Muslims, Arabs), globalization, postcolonialism, the Jewish body, Black Jews / Jews as Blacks, European diversity and adversity, and multiple or conflicted identities that cross boundaries of gender, color, sexuality, and religion.
link to the event in the web site: http://goo.gl/435AXR

The Jewish View

Kathy talks about how she became interested in politics after graduating from Siena College and how she rose through the ranks to her current position. Kathy reveals how she developed an interest in budgeting, which led to serving as a staffer on an important NYS Senate committee. Kathy also talks about her support for casinos

Baltimore Jewish community mourns slain Israeli teens

President Peres at the Jewish community in New York at the Park Avenue Synagogue


The Russian Émigré Seder

In 1980, Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha, through the efforts of its Past President Arthur S Becker, z’l, and in conjunction with the Jewish Community Center San Francisco, joined forces to welcome a significant influx of new Russian Jewish immigrants, and among other things, to help them celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover. This is a document of the 33rd anniversary of that seder which continues to this day.

Images of the Jewish Community of Rhodes

Images of the Jewish Community of Rhodes. Music by Judy Frankel and photos collected by Aron Hasson.

Guimel Tamuz 5772 (2012) – Ohel – Momento Especial

Grupo de brasileiros visita o túmulo do Rebe, em Nova York, na véspera do dia de seu falecimento, 3 de Tamuz
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Community Lecture Series

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Moishe House

Moishe House, a pluralistic international organization, provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. Our innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers.

Our approach has enabled the existing 64 houses worldwide to engage more than 80,000 attendees a year. From Shabbat dinners and Learning Retreats to book clubs and sporting events, residents find ways to connect their peers with community, wherever they are. To learn more about our unique model, click here

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Judaism and Jews in Greece – Greek Jewish Diaspora

Thema – Jewish Agency for Israel

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Comunidade na TV 20 a 26/04/2014

O Comunidade na TV é um programa da Federação Israelita do Rio de Janeiro.

O programa é exibido no Canal 14 da NET aos Domingos (7h, 16h e 21h), com reprises ao longo da semana!.

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The Jews of Holland – History of the Jewish communities of the Netherlands – Lectures – Chabad.org
Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, chief rabbi of the Netherlands, describes the rich history of the Jewish people in his native country from medieval times until …


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The Rebbes Menorah

The story behind the large menorah that was lit in front of the Rebbe on Chanukah.

24j-latest2Jewish History Lecture Series by Rabbi Dovid Katz Winter 2013 Lecture 2

The Seventh Annual Winter
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Rabbi Dovid Katz
Progress Without Peace:
Israel and the Jewish People, 1952-1956
Around the (Jewish) World in Eighty Minutes: The Diaspora in 1953
Sponsored by Michael and Hazel Radowsky in gratitude for Rabbi Katz’s tribute to her father’s memory
Sponsored by Zev and Dina Raden, In honor of their parents, Alex and Eva Raden and Rabbi Baruch and SarahLeah Rubinstein

WINDOWS TO THE SOUL – 20th Anniversary Director’s Cut

World Leaders including Yitzhak Rabin and Margaret Thatcher discuss the impact of The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s leadership in this compelling documentary that paints a global picture of the Chabad Movement’s achievements and roots. A clarifying portrait of The Rebbe – Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson – produced at the height of his charismatic powers in 1992. Directed by filmmaker Jerry Levine, under the auspices of the World Lubavitch Movement and Jewish Educational Media. This version is 14 minutes longer than the broadcast version and contains previously unpublished photographs and information in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s Yahrtzeit.

Jewish History Lecture Series by Rabbi Dovid Katz

The National Center for Jewish Film.

Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Dave Foley, and Martin Short contribute to this hilarious must-see documentary. David Steinberg—aptly described as a cross between Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce—took the comedy world by storm in the 1960s. Steinberg’s satiric, literate and defiantly Jewish material landed him on Nixon’s enemies list and on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show couch more than 100 times (second only to Bob Hope). Today, Steinberg is a sought after comedy director.

Part of The National Center for Jewish Film’s Jewishfilm.2014

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