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Yeshiva Darchei Torah Choir – Shalom Aleichem

Music video of Benny Friedman’s Shalom Aleichem, performed by the Yeshiva Darechi Torah Boys Choir. (5th Grade) Directed by Rabbi Yisroel Kleinman, The video was produced by Skyline Music & Kol Rom Media. The song was originally produced by Avi Newmark, arranged by Ian Freitor, and composed by Ari Goldwag.

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Chabad Nigunim Songs – Yaakov Shwekey in Brazil – November 2010, Kislev 5771

Benny Friedman & Shira Choir With Sympinny Band | בני פרידמן שירה וסימפני חתונה

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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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 This version is 14 minutes longer than the broadcast version and contains previously unpublished photographs and information in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s Yahrtzeit.


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Just A Jewish Mother’s Brisket

Learn how easy it is to make a traditional Jewish brisket- The NP – “No Patchke”, No Fuss Way

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Everyday Kosher Cooking – Tropical Fruit Soup

Everyday Kosher Cooking presents Chaia Frishman (of Fruit Platters & More) preparing a delicious dessert treat – Tropical Fruit Soup.

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Jewish Moroccan Challah Bread and Seperating (hafrashat) Challah

Step by step instruction how to make Jewish Moroccan Challah and how to preform the ancient tradition and positive commandment of seperating (hafrashat) challah

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Where is Moshiach?

Rabbi Moshiach Chudaitov and his family were active in the Jewish underground in Samarkand, Uzbekistan during Soviet times. When they succeeded in leaving the Soviet Union, they received some unexpected attention from the Rebbe, together with a very special blessing.

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Patcnews July 18, 2014 Reports Reports Israeli Military Women Pray For Israel

Mr. Patriot Conservative created this video Patcnews July 18, 2014 The Patriot Conservative News Tea Party Network Reports Israeli Military Women Song Title ‘Wings of A Dove’ By Buddy Davis

Joan Rivers — GOES OFF on Epic Israel/Palestine Rant

Joan Rivers dropped jettisoned comedy for politics … unleashing an impassioned defense of Israel that included an awesome New York/New Jersey analogy.

What Israeli Schoolchildren Sing to Deal With Rockets

This song was composed by a local teacher and has been taught to hundreds of schoolchildren within firing range of Gaza’s rockets to help them deal with the fear and trauma of having 15 seconds to run for cover when the Color Red siren sounds.

Shachar Bar, an art therapist who teaches in Sderot, became increasingly alarmed after seeing the thousands of children of the western Negev suffering the cumulative effects of trauma due to the ongoing barrage of Kassam rockets from Gazan Palestinians. Teachers reported the fear and panic being heightened each time the recorded alert “Color Red” sounded, giving students 15 second to run for cover.

“Children experienced real developmental regressions, some began bedwetting,” she said. “They were getting hysterical when the alarm sounded — some freezing in place, unable to seek cover. One day I felt like ‘now is the time’ and I took this song I’d made up to a kindergarten class.”

The song begins with the children mimicking the alarm system, chanting “tzeva adom, tzeva adom,” Hebrew for Color Red. The original alarm was “shachar adom” red dawn, but children named Shachar were reportedly being affected socially and the municipality changed it.

“By mimicking the alert system we touch slightly upon this threatening thing in a playful way, while in a safe, protected place with people we trust,” she explains. “That is the introduction.”

The song continues, with children seeking cover as they sing:

Hurry, hurry, hurry, to a protected area
Hurry, Hurry because now it’s a bit dangerous

“Running to our safe areas or ducking under the table, depending on where we are, coincides with the song,” Bar explains. “There is a fact: it is dangerous outside and we must seek shelter.”

My heart is pounding, boom, ba-ba, boom, boom, boom
My body is shaking, doom, da-da doom, doom, doom

“I am giving validation and legitimization to my fear and my body’s reactions,” Bar explains. “It is OK that my heart is pounding, I am even singing about it. It is OK that my body is trembling — I am afraid. Along with the words ‘boom-boom’ and ‘doom-doom,’ the movements of arms crossed and pounding on our chest borrowing from the EMDR method of treating trauma and anxieties. The movements help to break out of it and dissolve the anxiety, improving the mood.”

But I am overcoming
Because I am a little bit different
…The impact…boom — now we can get up

“Again, we remain in the reality,” Bar says. “We hear the impact and we can get back on our feet and begin with the release.”

Our body we shake, shake shake
Our legs we loosen, loosen, loosen
Breathe deep, blow far
Breathe deep, now we can laugh

“We breathe deep and release – a yoga method, even a yoga laughter method when we release the laughter,” Bar says. “Laughter releases endorphins into our brain and into our entire system.”

The song concludes: It all passed and I’m glad it’s over — Yes!!

Bar says the song has spread throughout Sderot and the area kibbutz and moshav schools as well. “The joy that the children display there with the release…Once they learned it they were asking to do it again and again. Suddenly they had a tool to deal with all this, that they could hold on to.”

“The words help you think logically and be a little less afraid,” fourth grader Yiska Yifrach of Kibbutz Sa’ad says.

Illana Madmoni, a second-grade teacher at the Kibbutz said that it used to break her heart to have nothing to say to comfort the children during the silence between the Color Red alarm and the impact. “There was fear in their eyes the moment the alarm went off. The void during that alarm, where everyone was silent and they were just hiding there helpless. Now they are not only less afraid, but the actions and movement empower them and they feel they have overcome the attack and are moving forward.”

This story, originally printed by IsraelNationalNews, is based on a short documentary filmed for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee by Yoav Shoam. For more information, email:
How different from the videos of the palestinian children learning to call for the murder of all Jews!!!!

I also applaud this teacher. You cannot just stand by without making making an effort to shield their hearts and minds. Even if for a little while take them figuratively to another place that will occupy their minds and hearts. I am a CHRISTIAN FROM INDIANA AND I STAND WHOLEHEARTEDLY WITH ISRAEL. MAY THE GOD OF THIS UNIVERSE STRECH FORTH HIS ARMS AND PROTECT ISRAEL, MAY HE GIVE SHARON AND THE PRIME MINSTER THE GUIDANCE AND WISDOM TO DEFEND ISRAEL IN THE CAPACITY THEY HOLD. ISRAEL FOREVER. MUCH LOVE

Someone asked what do the children in Gaza sing ,search you tube the last I clip I saw they were singing about killing the Jews!!!!!

Grandma 90th – Part I (Draft #2)

Grandma 90th – Part I (Draft #2)

Tefillin – Spiritual Protection

Teffilin – Spiritual Protection
The Mitzvah that brought the victory during the Six-Day War 5727 – 1967
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Israel Rally – Chabad of Coral Springs

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Artists 4 Israel – Murality 3, Ep. 4: The Colors of Hebron

The people, art and joy of Hebron. Even in the midst of all the fear and violence, the citizens of Hebron find comfort and laughter in the bright colors of Artists 4 Israel and SKI & 2ESAE (UR NEW YORK), UTAH & ETHER, EWOK MSK and BAMER, SILO16 and DASE AFK.

Lone soldier is not alone — 30,000 honor Max Steinberg at funeral – Mourners by the Fresh Graves of Fallen IDF Soldiers Killed by Hamas Terrorists – Levayah of Mrs. Zahava Goldwasser, A”H

Kol Maleh Rahamim at Funeral of Max Steinberg z”l

Jewish songs on the Dam in Amsterdam

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After the pro Israel event spontaneously Jewish songs were sung

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19.07.2014 Gabriel Zyserman
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The Minyan That Saved Our Lives

A fascinating story of Hashgacha Protis occurred to Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, and his family while they were visiting Moscow this week, which he shared with and our readers

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Queen of Denmark, Copenhagen;Moscow Male Jewish Cappella,Alexander Tsaliuk,

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Concert dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the salvation of European Jews by the Danish King during WWII, performed before the Queen of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1993;
Soloist – Chief cantor of St. Petersburg Synagogue Baruch Finkelstayn;Recorded Live.

Beverly Hills Jewish Wedding Video Highlights | Nessah Synagogue Jewish Wedding

Beverly Hills Jewish Wedding video highlights by David Medill for Graham & Graham Photography. Los Angeles Jewish wedding at Nessah Synagogue of Beverly Hills.

Chasidim dancing at a wedding in Israel

באמצע הכנסת ספר תורה נשמעה אזעקה


שבעה עשר בתמוז בהר הבית עם יהודה גליק

מתכוננים לעליה להר הבית בשירי כיסופים למקדש וברכת שלום לשוטרי משטרת ישראל

Getting Haircuts Before the Start of the Three Weeks


IDF Soldiers Singing as they march off to War

IDF soldiers preparing for their deployment to Gaza. They are singing “Israel, trust in G-d, he is your helper he is your saviour.”

Chabad Supporting Israeli Soldiers near Gaza

Watch Chabad volunteers distribute donated basic supplies to Israeli soldiers near Gaza

Breslov Supports Israeli Soldiers on the Border of Gaza

ברסלב הולך לחזית עזה

ישראלי פטריוטי

הערוץ מגדיר את עצמו כבעל אוריינטציה ציונית-פטריוטית, ומזמין כל מידע “ערכי” — יהודי או ציוני להתפרסם בו.

Hasidim and the Israeli Defense Forces (Artillery Reserve Battalion 531, Battery A) Making Fun (2)

During the “Pillar of Defense” (Amud Anan) operation, the Hasidim visited and cheered the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces (Artillery Reserve Battalion 531, Battery A) which spontaneously demonstrated their brotherhood and their joy of life and joined the party!!!

The purpose of the “Pillar of Defense” operation was to bring back the security and the calmness to the south population of Israel – it is needless to mention that the IDF achieved their causes as they use to all the time.

Thanks a lot to all the soldiers who participated in the “Pillar of Defense” operation.

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The Largest Mitzvah Tank Parade Heads to Manhattan

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ישראל 3 The Voice – גל צברי – שיר ישן

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Sanz Rebbe Menachem Avel The Father Of Terror Victim Eyal Yifrach HY”D

Sanz Rebbe Menachem Avel The Father Of Terror Victim Eyal Yifrach HY”D

Sanz Rebbe Menachem Avel The Mother Of Terror Victim Eyal Yifrach HY”D

Sanz Rebbe Menachem Avel The Mother Of Terror Victim Eyal Yifrach HY”D

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 ( 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.

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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.

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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,’s own Rabbi Motti Seligson interviewed …
My Very Own Chanukah Party – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids –
Watch children host a Chanukah celebration and a grand dreidel game especially for kids!
Out of Egypt – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids –
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 –
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  –
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 –
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Young Abraham – Children’s Videos – Jewish Kids –
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 –
Famed Jewish children’s entertainers, Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men, sing songs and entertain at the Lag B’Omer children’s rally at …
Orthodox Union Orthodox Union

OU Solidarity Mission to Israel

Thursday, July 24 through Monday, July 28, 2014

Register Now

Please join us for a solidarity mission – this Thursday evening through Tuesday morning – that will include hospital visits, shiva visits and expression of support to our soldiers who are risking their lives for Klal Yisroel.

We will be leaving Thursday evening, spending a powerful Shabbos in S’derot with special guest speakers including the political, military and religious leadership of S’derot and the southern communities. Starting Motza’ei Shabbos through Monday night, we will feel, experience and participate with our brothers and sisters who have been living a tenuous existence over the last two weeks.

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil, together with the OU staff who work daily with the population on the front lines throughout Southern Israel, will be taking us throughout the communities, hospitals and areas that have been impacted.

Mission Details:
Thursday, July 24 – Monday, July 28, 2014

The land cost of the mission is:
$400 per person (double occupancy)
$550 per person (single occupancy)

Flights can be made through Murray’s Travel at 1-800-727-2875 (Ask for Murray)

Please note: Passports must have at least an additional six months from the return date in order to participate.

Additional details and a full itinerary will be sent out to registered participants. Space is limited. First come, first serve.

Register Now

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Michal Tal

Israel in the Media

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive – Jerusalem On Line Broadcast to JTN LA

Jerusalem On Line Broadcast to JTN Los Angeles
62:17 min.

Panel discussion between MKs Eliyahu Ben Elissar, Rabbi Menachem Porush and Simcha Dinitz over the question of religious pluralism in Israel and Jewish identity.

“A kas fun a yidene” fun Y.-L. Perets (Khane Fishman-Gonshor)

י.־ל. פּרץ און די ייִדישע פֿרױ
פֿיפֿטער טײל׃ „אַ כּעס פֿון אַ ייִדענע”
חנה פֿישמאַן־גאָנשאָר

Lectures sponsored by the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal.

דער לײענזאַל
Leyenzal – A Yiddish Literacy Project

“Being Connected in Any Way is Important to Me”: Yiddish and My Jewish Identity

Bina Addes, Wexler Oral Historian and child of Holocaust survivors, speaks about her own connection to Yiddishkeit, the diffusion of Yiddish into mainstream culture, and the need to actively preserve Jewish traditions following the Holocaust.

To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:…

I AM A JEW — Introduction

The American Jewish pre-teen considers their Bar or Bat Mitzvah to be various things. For some it is the end of religious schooling. For others it is the task of learning a Torah portion. For many, it’s plans for a big party. And while formal Jewish education may indeed conclude at the age of 13, a young person’s understanding and appreciation of their roles as Modern Jews has only just begun to develop. As these perceptive ‘tweens’ approach the often-confusing stages of adolescence, their Judaism can continue to be an integral source of dignity and strength in their lives. The time for answering their questions about Judaism will soon be over. The opportunity to build an intellectual foundation of progressive Jewish pride is now.

The goal of the film ‘I Am A Jew’ is not to teach students ‘how to be a Jew’, but rather how to think about and practice Judaism in a proud new way. Only then will they understand and appreciate what it means to say, “I Am A Jew.”

For more information, visit


A kind of making of …

edited by Marek Gajczak


A radically Yiddish Film: Boris Dorfman – A Mentsh
by Uwe & Gabriela von Seltmann
© Apfelstrudel Media Berlin/ Stowarzyszenie Film Kraków

“A Mentsh” is a movie shot entirely in the Yiddish language. It’s set in the former multinational city of Lviv, Ukraine, and the first part of a planned Yiddish trilogy (Lviv, Tel Aviv,New York). Lviv was a centre of Jewish life for more than 600 years. During World War II this special culture was destroyed. 75 years after the beginning of the war, Boris Dorfman takes us on an oneiric trip to all the places of horror and hope reflecting the Jewish history. The 90-year-old activist is virtually the last one in town still speaking the almost extinct language of Yiddish – he is like a living relic of the past and a fighter against oblivion. While remembering the past, he lives in the present and tries to prepare the people for the future — he is “a mentsh”, someone full of love and empathy.

Written and directed by Uwe and Gabriela von Seltmann
Director of Photography and Film Editor: Marek Gajczak
Producers: Kai-Alexander Moslé, Uwe P. Tietz, Uwe & Gabriela von Seltmann
Coproducers: Cristian Lamping, Cornelia Stocker, Dagmar Friede
Executive Producer: Aneta Zagórska
Sound: Michał Dominowski
Music: Christian Dawid
Music edited by Gabi von Seltmann
Digital postproduction & digital intermediate: Di Factory
Jędrzej Sabliński, Rafał Golis, Julia Skorupska
Sound-mixing: Melange Studio
Production: Apfelstrudel Media Berlin, Stowarzyszenie Film Kraków
A film made in collaboration with Weiterdenken Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Sachsen
Genre: Documentary (50 min length)
Year of Production (end): 2014, April
Language: Yiddish – subtitles in English, German and Polish

Author of Trailer: Marek Gajczak

Architect of the Jewish Future (Mordecai M. Kaplan)

21.03.2014 The Program for Jewish Civilization, the Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood, and the Department of Jewish Studies of McGill University are hosted a conference on the life, work, and legacy of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan.

Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan (1881-1983) is now widely acknowledged to have been one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of the 20th century as a founder of Reconstructionist Judaism. During the conference presenters explored the ways in which his thought may be even more important in the 21st century.



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Soprano Helene Williams, accompanied at the piano by Leonard Lehrman, sings Rachel’s Romance, “Il va venir,” from Act II of Jacques Fromental Halevy’s LA JUIVE, at the Jewish Kultur Festival of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Mar. 6, 2014.

Popular Erwin Schulhoff Videos

Schulhoff Mayerova 1931.jpgErwin Schulhoff (Czech: Ervín Šulhov; 8 June 1894 – 18 August 1942) was a Czech composer and pianist. He was one of the figures in the generation of European musicians whose successful careers were prematurely terminated by the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany and whose works have been rarely noted or performed.

Schulhoff was born in Prague into a family of Jewish German origin. The noted pianist and composer Julius Schulhoff was his great-uncle. Source Wikipedia

Popular Alfred Schnittke Videos


Alfred Schnittke April 6 1989 Moscow.jpgAlfred Schnittke (Russian: Альфре́д Га́рриевич Шни́ткеAl’fred Garrievič Šnitke; November 24, 1934 – August 3, 1998) was a Sovietand Russian composer. Schnittke’s early music shows the strong influence of Dmitri Shostakovich. He developed a polystylistic technique in works such as the epic First Symphony (1969–1972) and First Concerto Grosso (1977). In the 1980s, Schnittke’s music began to become more widely known abroad with the publication of his Second (1980) and Third (1983) String Quartets and the String Trio (1985); the ballet Peer Gynt (1985–1987); the Third (1981), Fourth (1984), and Fifth (1988) Symphonies; and the Viola (1985) and 1st Cello (1985–1986) Concertos. As his health deteriorated, Schnittke’s music started to abandon much of the extroversion of his polystylism and retreated into a more withdrawn, bleak style.Schnittke’s father, Harry Viktorovich Schnittke (1914–1975, rus.), was Jewish and born in Frankfurt.[1] He moved to the USSR in 1927 and worked as a journalist and translatorfrom the Russian language into German. His mother, Maria Iosifovna Schnittke (née Vogel, 1910–1972), was a Volga German born in Russia. Schnittke’s paternal grandmother, Tea Abramovna Katz (1889–1970), was a philologist, translator, and editor of German-language literature. Source Wikipedia

Popular Viktor Ullmann Videos

Viktor Ullmann (1 January 1898, in Teschen – 18 October 1944, in KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau) was a Silesia-born Austrian[1] composer, conductor and pianist of Jewish origin.

Viktor Ullmann was born on January 1, 1898 in Těšín (Teschen), modern Český Těšín / Cieszyn. It belonged then to Silesia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is now divided between Cieszyn in Poland and Český Těšín in Czechoslovakia. Both his parents were from families of Jewish descent, but had converted to Roman Catholicism[2] before Viktor’s birth. As an assimilated Jew, his father, Maximilian, was able to pursue a career as a professional officer in the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In World War I he was promoted to colonel and ennobled. Source Wikipedia


Yiddish Theater Director Szymon Szurmiej

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Szymon Symcha Szurmiej (18 June 1923 − 16 July 2014) was a Polish-Jewish actor, director, and general manager of the Ester Rachel Kamińska and Ida Kamińska State Jewish Theater in Warsaw. He was formerly director of the Yiddish Theater of Warsaw.[1]Since July 2004, he has been an honorary citizen of Warsaw.[2] Member of the World Jewish Congress. aged 91. Source  Wikipedia

Szymon Szurmiej – Małgorzatka (Festiwal Warszawa Singera 2008)


Popular Yiddish theatre & Yiddish Language videos

German-Jewish Culture in Turkey | Arts.21

In the 1930s, Turkey as the refuge for many persecuted European Jews. Artists and intellectuals, in particular, found safety from the Nazis here. But many of them left again when Turkish nationalism and anti-Semitism reared their heads in Turkey again in the 1950s. Those who remained enrich the city’s cultural life to this day. For more go to…

Hershey Felder

Felder was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 9, 1968 to Jacob Felder (born in Ustrzyki, Poland, 1929) and Eva Surek Felder (born in Budapest, Hungary, 1946). A first-generation North-American, much of Felder’s upbringing included Eastern European traditions, in particular traditions associated with the Jewish faith into which he was born. Early schooling included Hebrew Academy Day School of Montreal as well as synagogue affiliations with Tifereth Beth David Jerusalem Synagogue in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec.(Hershey Felder (born July 9, 1968) is a Canadian pianist, actor, playwright, composer, producer, and director. He created (as playwright, actor, and pianist) the role of American composer George Gershwin for the theatrical stage in the stage play George Gershwin Alone. Combining the craft of acting and concert-level piano performance, George Gershwin Alone was followed by the creation of the role of Fryderyk Chopin, the Polish composer/pianist, the roles of Ludwig van Beethoven and Gerhard von Breuning inBeethoven, As I Knew Him, the role of Leonard Bernstein in The Making of a Maestro: Bernstein, and Franz Liszt in Rock Star. These works comprise “The Composer Sonata.”Wikipedia)

Afghan Jewish Cultures & traditions with Michael Choen

A book (Biography) was published about Afghan Jewish Cultures & traditions by Michael Cohen.
With Shabbat and holidays music, that we all want to listen to and read the book.
Which will bring back the old good memories?
This book will bring back childhood memories.

To order a copy of this book please visit:

Natan Sharansky – This is Your Life – Limmud Conference 2013

From being a refusenik in Russia to deputy Prime Minister of Israel, Natan has led an extraordinary life. He talks about his life to Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Daily Forward.

COJECO 10th Anniversary Celebration – Feliks Frenkel

Alon Nechushtan Videos

Alon Nechushtan Trio performs “Muppet Shock” at the Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City. Celebrating the release of the “Words Beyond” CD on Buckyball Records.
Alon Nechustan – piano, Michael Bates – bass, Howard Owen – drums

Mark Rothko (Марк Ро́тко) Artworks and Analysis (Abstract Expressionist) – The Powerful Story of Art

Mark Rothko (Latvian: Markus Rotkovičs, Russian: Марк Ро́тко; born Ма́ркус Я́ковлевич Ротко́вич; Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz; September 25, 1903 — February 25, 1970) was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. He is generally identified as an Abstract Expressionist, although he himself rejected this label and even resisted classification as an “abstract painter.” With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists.
“If you are only moved by color relationships, you are missing the point. This documentary is interested in expressing the big emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, doom.”

“Di farshtoysene” fun Y.-L. Perets (Khane Fishman-Gonshor)

י.־ל. פּרץ און די ייִדישע פֿרױ
דריטער טײל, חלק ב’׃ „די פֿאַרשטױסענע”
חנה פֿישמאַן־גאָנשאָר

Lectures sponsored by the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal.

דער לײענזאַל
Leyenzal – A Yiddish Literacy Project

Magillah : Rozhinkes mit Mandlen [Raisins and Almonds] (Live 2012)

April 5th, 2012 – A huge yiddish hit by A. Goldfaden, from the yiddish theatre (Michelle Heisler – voice, Henri Oppenheim – accordion, Julie Triquet – violin, Andy Dacoulis – guitar, Mathieu Deschenaux, double bass, Eric Breton – drums, Damian Nisenson – sax).

Music In the Holocaust – A Sonja Larson Presentation

Encounters with the Past: Remembering the `Bygone’ in Israeli Culture: Part 1-3

The University of Washington’s 34th Annual Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies featured Professor Yael Zerubavel, director of The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers University. Zerubavel concludes the three-part series, Encounters with the Past: Remembering the “Bygone” in Israeli Culture, by looking at the new commemorations of Israel’s pioneering period, which have transformed into an “old past.” These changes illuminate profound transformations in contemporary Israel and Israelis’ understanding of their identities as well as their pasts.

A Guest at the Forverts – Motl Gordon

Motl Gordon visits “FORVERTS”
A program hosted by Boris Sandler

The Pin at Anne Frank Center


L’Chayim – Janusz Makcuh – Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow

The non-Jewish founder and director of the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, Janusz Makuch sits to discuss his connection to the Jewish heritage and how he came to create one of the largest Jewish culture festivals in the world. With Mark S. Golub on LChayim.

The Dorel Livianu Music Museum

The Belzer Rebbe by the Kotel on Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5774 אדמו”ר של בעלז בכותל בראש חודש סיוון


Answering Kidnapping with Kindness – Salomon Says

Our role in the rescue mission

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

For more articles and videos by Rabbi Salomon visit

Special Mass Prayer at Talmon


The Jewish Mobsters

Etgar Keret

Talk Yiddish To Me (Nisht-Dirty Parody)

Doni zasloff thomas


Elie Wiesel Interview with Oprah

Ben Gurion University

Lithuanian Jewish Culture

Temani Yemanie Hebrews

JEWISH WORLD : JewishNewsOne

Israel and Jewish Culture Michael Laitman

Popular Festival of Jewish Culture in Warsaw videos


Popular San Francisco Jewish Film Festival videos SFJFF Presents: The Tailor

Culture and confusion meet on a Brooklyn street, in this hilariously charming tale of similarities amid diversity. Film directed by Gordon Grinberg

This short film is part of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival short film showcase program, SFJFF Presents. To discover more great Jewish short films each month, join the SFJFF YouTube channel by clicking the red SUBSCRIBE button above.

For more details about SFJFF films and programs, visit http://www/




Variations on a liturgy for Tisha b’Av

Variations on a liturgy for Tisha b’Av

Posted: 28 Jul 2014 12:00 PM PDT

Tisha b’Av is almost upon us — that painful day when we remember the fall of the first Temple in 586 BCE, and the fall of the second Temple in 70 CE. The anniversary, tradition teaches, of all kinds of other atrocities, from Crusades to the Expulsion from Spain to the Chmielnicki massacre in Poland in the 17th century to the expulsion from the Warsaw Ghetto during the last century.

It’s a dark day. It’s also a darkness which contains within it the seeds of light and redemption. Tradition teaches that the messiah will be born on the afternoon of Tisha b’Av — that from the depths of our grief will come the spark of our greatest hopes for transformation and wholeness.

This year I’m delighted to be able to share two versions of a Tisha b’Av liturgy — a collaboration between myself and Reb David (rabbinic student David Markus) who serves Temple Beth El of City Island. One version will be used at his “shul by the sea;” the other will be used at Congregation Beth Israel here in the Berkshires:


Download For the Sake of Ascent TBE [23 pages, 1.7mb, pdf]

Download For the Sake of Ascent CBI [17 pages, 173k, pdf]


Both versions feature excerpts from Eicha (Lamentations), the prayers of the evening service, and poems by Yehuda Amichai, Toge Sankichi, and Mark Nazimova, among others. Both feature prayers written by David and by me.

The TBE version draws a closer connection to the 9/11 bombings (after all, from City Island they could see the smoke rising); the CBI version draws a closer connection with recent trauma in the Middle East. The TBE version has a few songs which aren’t in the CBI version; the CBI version contains a text study which isn’t in the TBE version. The CBI version interweaves Eicha with the evening service, while the TBE version doesn’t. They’re variations on a theme.

I hope that these siddurim will open up some of this holiday’s power and potential for the daveners who use them.

Tisha b’Av begins next Monday, August 4, at sundown. (CBI’s service will be at 8pm on Monday evening; all are welcome.)


Preparing for Elul

Posted: 28 Jul 2014 06:05 AM PDT

ElulReflections-FrontCoverToday is Rosh Chodesh Av, the first day of the lunar month of Av. One month from now we’ll enter Elul, the month immediately preceding the Days of Awe. Many of us strive to make Elul a month of introspection and spiritual preparation for the powerful holidays ahead.

Last year I blogged daily during the month of Elul, as part of #blogElul, an internet-wide carnival of posts on pre-high-holiday themes organized by Rabbi Phyllis Sommer (a.k.a. Ima Bima.)

Some weeks after the holidays were over, I began receiving email from my friend and teacher Rabbi Daniel Siegel in response to my #BlogElul postings. He suggested that I might share these Elul meditations in printed form, for those who would enjoy having a tangible book to hold and leaf through.

I did a bit of editing and pruning and layout work. And now, in time for the Elul to come, I offer a new chapbook of Elul material: Elul Reflections. Here’s a description:

Prepare for the Days of Awe (the High Holidays) by reading these daily meditations for the lunar month of Elul, exploring the season’s themes of forgiveness, transformation, and change. Each day of Elul is matched with a short essay or poem arising out of that day’s theme. And each theme is a verb, an invitation to action, from “Prepare,” “Act, and “Bless” to “Know,” “Believe,” and “Return.”

This volume is meant to help you enter wholly into the spiritual potential of this month, the season of teshuvah, repentance/return. Also in these pages: a Psalm 27 variation by Rabbi Brant Rosen, a set of other Elul resources, and ample space to jot down your own responses as you do your Elul work.

Of course, you’re also welcome to simply return to my 2013 archives and reread last year’s posts here. And who knows, it’s possible I’ll do #blogElul again this year too, in which case those who subscribe to this blog will receive new material every day of Elul once again! But for those who liked what I shared last year and would enjoy being able to reread those posts in bound form, here you go. My thanks are due to Reb Daniel for his encouragement, and to R’ Phyllis Sommer / Ima Bima for running #BlogElul in the first place.

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Orthodox Union Orthodox Union

Today in Israel, children and teens in bomb shelters are profoundly affected by the continual Hamas bombardment. They in particular need emotional and physical support right away. The OU is providing that assistance and you can help now, by supporting the Orthodox Union’s Israel Emergency Fund. 100% of proceeds go directly to help people in need.The OU Israel team has programs currently in action across the country. Whether it’s offering respite to traumatized children and teens in the south with day trips to northern Israel away from the barrage of rockets, providing called-up IDF reservists with food and artwork from children, or providing psychological services in towns like Sderot, Beit Shemesh and Ofakim, your support provides direct assistance during this period of uncertainty.

In the coming days OU Israel’s efforts will expand to other towns and cities in need and so we ask for help in ensuring their success.

Support the Orthodox Union’s Israel Emergency Fund.Please share this:   Facebook   |   Twitter

With much appreciation,

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
Executive Vice President, Emeritus
Orthodox Union

Fasting today with Jews and Muslims for peace

Fasting today with Jews and Muslims for peacePosted: 15 Jul 2014 07:04 AM PDT

10504985_10154414238775171_7317168910845165076_oI don’t usually fast on the 17th of Tamuz.

For that matter, I didn’t even take on the practice of fasting for Tisha b’Av until a few years ago. (See This year’s wrestle with Tisha b’Av, 2011.) I didn’t grow up observing the minor fasts, and I’ve never taken them on as a practice.

Instead I’ve tended toward finding other ways of understanding 17th Tammuz. Instead of focusing on the breach of Jerusalem’s walls 2,586 years ago, I ponder breaches in the emotional walls which keep us safe, or the internal and interpersonal walls which need to come down in order for genuine connections to form.

But this year there is so much trauma and tragedy in Israel and Palestine, so much grief and destruction and fear happening right now, that I am fasting today and I am dedicating my fast to peace, compassion and kindness in that beloved corner of our world where so many people are suffering.

This was not my idea. Across Israel and Palestine, groups of Jews and Muslims are consciously choosing to fast on this day in solidarity with one another as what was initially called a Hunger Strike Against Violence, and has become part of an initiative called בוחרים בחיים / اختيار الحياة / Choose Life. The idea came from Eliaz Cohen, an Israeli Jew who lives in Gush Etzion, and Ali Abu Awwad, a Palestinian Muslim who lives in Beit Ummar, north of Khalil (Hebron). Cohen is a poet and a self-identified second-generation “settler kid” who supports the idea of one homeland for two peoples. Abu Awwad is founder of Al Tariq (The Way), which teaches Palestinians principles of nonviolent resistance.

(For more, see the front-page story in yesterday’s Times of IsraelAided by calendar, Jews and Arabs Unite in Joint Fast: West Bank activists organize Choose Life, a shared initiative to combat political violence and promote coexistence.)

ChooselifeprayerThough the fast originated in the Middle East, it has spread around the globe. Joint Jewish-Muslim fasts (and dual-faith study sessions and communal joint iftar / break-the-fast meals) are taking place not only in Israel and Palestine but also around the United States, in various locations around Europe, even in Kuwait. (For more information, you can check out the Choose Life FB page; for English speakers, I recommend the parallel site Fast for Peace, which arose independently but is very much the same.)

What does abstaining from food and drink for a day actually accomplish? I know that it won’t change the external realities on the ground. But communal fasting is a very old Jewish way of connecting with others in grief and in hope. I hope that the fast will make an impact on we who are participating in it, and will inspire us to take action to bring peace and healing. And perhaps the fast will bring some hope to those who hear or read about it, and will inspire them to take action, too. Here’s something written by Rabbi Jill Jacobs at T’ruah:

As Jews, we know that fasting is one of our tradition’s main expressions of a public crisis. While most of us don’t believe that God will literally heed our fast and come to intervene, we nevertheless yearn for a way to express our sorrow and to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters. Publicly embracing an interfaith  spiritual action is a small step, but it is better than privately wringing our hands and beating our breasts.

I know from my other experiences of religious fasting (on Yom Kippur, which I’ve done almost every year since I became bat mitzvah, and on Tisha b’Av in more recent years) that a religious fast entails a kind of spiritual journey. I was in one spiritual / emotional place when the fast began this morning; I expect that I will be in a different place by the time it is over. I won’t know where the journey is going to take me until I get there.

The original call to fast for peace arises out of the violence, fear, and heartbreak happening in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza right now. There’s a natural commonality in the fact that both Jewish and the Muslim communities will be fasting today from sunup to sundown. I am glad to join Jews and Muslims around the world in dedicating our fast to praying for an end to the violence in the Middle East.

I also find myself returning to prayers for kindness and compassion, both in those wartorn places and in the rest of this world. The violence isn’t happening on the ground where I live, but the hatred and mistrust which have ousted kindness and compassion from the hearts of those who commit that violence — that hatred and mistrust are everywhere.

Fastforpeace-01My online friend Lee Weissman, who blogs and tweets under the moniker Jihadi Jew, recently posted that he can no longer engage in conversations about Israel and Palestine via social media because the vitriol is so great that he has given up that public discourse. I understand the impulse. The rhetoric I’ve been seeing (from all “sides”) has been bringing me to the brink of panic attacksbecause I am so emotionally invested that my heart feels bruised by every instance of violence, every angry comment, every insistence that “they” deserve whatever they get. If we can’t collectively transcend that kind of thinking, I don’t see how the situation will ever improve.

17 Tamuz is the day when the Jewish community remembers the breach of Jerusalem’s city walls by the Babylonian army in 586 BCE. That breach was the first damage to the city’s integrity. Three weeks later, the Babylonian army destroyed the Temple and exiled the Jews. This year what is broken on 17 Tamuz is my heart. I’ve always been a “sensitive soul,” moved by strong emotion (both my own feelings, and those expressed by those around me). And I was in Israel and the West Bank only a few months ago, which rekindled my feeling of connection with that land and with its peoples. Maybe these are the reasons why this year the renewed violence and bloodshed there are so emotionally and spiritually devastating to me.

In the traditional Jewish understanding, a public communal fast can be a tool of teshuvah / turning-toward-God, an expression of grief and mourning, and/or an opportunity for supplication and pleading with God. My fast against violence today aims to be all three of these. I seek to make teshuvah for the ways I’ve been complicit in allowing violence to continue. I grieve every single death in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, most especially those of children. And I ask God with all my heart, all my soul, and all my might to help us build a different world, a world of connection and compassion and peace. Please, God, please, God, please.

I’ll close this post with a prayer written by Sheikh Ibtisam Mahamid and Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, distributed by the Choose Life folks along with prayers and scriptural quotations for study in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. They write:

God of Life
Who heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds

May it be your will to hear the prayer of mothers
For you did not create us to kill each other
Nor to live in fear, anger or hatred in your world
But rather you have created us so we can grant permission to one another to sanctify
Your name of Life, your name of Peace in this world.

For these things I weep, my eye, my eye runs down with water
For our children crying at nights,
For parents holding their children with despair and darkness in their hearts
For a gate that is closing and who will open it while day has not yet dawned.

And with my tears and prayers which I pray
And with the tears of all women who deeply feel the pain of these difficult days
I raise my hands to you please God have mercy on us
Hear our voice that we shall not despair
That we shall see life in each other,
That we shall have mercy for each other,
That we shall have pity on each other,
That we shall hope for each other

And we shall write our lives in the book of Life
For your sake God of Life
Let us choose Life.

For you are Peace, your world is Peace and all that is yours is Peace,
And so shall be your will and let us say Amen.


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A prayer in remembrance – now in Hebrew

A prayer in remembrance – now in HebrewPosted: 14 Jul 2014 08:26 AM PDT

Not long ago I posted a prayer co-written with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb in remembrance of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Sha’ar, Eyal Yifrah, and Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir. (It’s here: A prayer in remembrance.)

Rabbi Lila Veissid, who serves Kibbutz Ha-Ma’apil in central Israel,  has translated that prayer into Hebrew. With her gracious permission, her translation is reprinted here.


תפילת זיכרון
מאת הרבה רחל ברנבלט
והרבה לין גוטליב


יהי רצון שזכרם של בנינו
שנהרגו בשל שנאה חסרת פשר
יהיה לברכה.

יהי רצון שרוחם תעלה
ותתנחם בחיבוקה החם
והאימהי של אלוהים.

יהי רצון שילדינו היקרים יהיו בטוחים מכל צרה.
יהי רצון שכל הילדים יהיו ילדינו.
יהי רצון שנגן על כל ההורים מן השכול.

יהי רצון שלבבנו ולבבם של בני עמנו
יירפא במהרה בימינו
מפצעי העבר וההווה.

יהי רצון שכל הורה אבֵל ימצא ניחומים.
יהי רצון שנזכה לראות את היום
שבו לא יהיו עוד הורים אבֵלים
(You can read the prayer in English at the original post: A prayer in remembrance, July 3 2014.)

Poetry and prayer are all I’ve gotPosted: 13 Jul 2014 04:44 AM PDT

I have been watching the news (and reading blog posts and tweets and Facebook updates) out of Israel and the Palestinian territories with a sense of unbearable heartbreak. It brings me to the brink of something like a panic attack: my chest tightening, my throat choked with tears, the embodied feeling that the grief will wash me away altogether. And I am aware that those who live there are experiencing something far more powerful.

The only thing which brings any comfort is poetry and prayer. Bethlehem Blogger posted A prayer in times of violence,which though it is explicitly Christian speaks to me nonetheless. Wendell Berry’s poem The peace of wild things speaks right to my heart. I daven the oseh shalom blessing — “may the One Who makes peace in the high heavens make peace also for us” — with particular fervor.

If there are prayers or poems which bring you comfort at times like these, please feel free to share them in the comments so that other readers (and I) can benefit from them.

I wrote a prayer in 2012 called Prayer for the Children of Abraham / Ibrahim, which begins:

For every aspiring ballerina huddled
scared in a basement bomb shelter

For every toddler in his mother’s arms
    behind rubble of concrete and rebar

For every child who’s learned to distinguish
“our” bombs from “their” bombs by sound…


I hate that it is once again resonant. I yearn for the day when this prayer will look outdated and ridiculous — when the children of our children, running across this prayer in some shred of their grandparents’ generation, will say “I can’t believe that war went on for so long.” Please, God, may the day come speedily and soon.


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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.

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

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

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On this Fast of the 17th of Tammuz, Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, the Director of NJOP, discusses how remembering what happened on this day in Jewish history helps us identify with our past but it is also a day when we need to identify with the present and future. Even while people are protecting themselves from Hamas’ rockets, some admirable stories are coming out from Israel. Rabbi Buchwald tells of a couple that’s wedding was canceled in the south of Israel due to rockets nearby and a councilman treated them to a wedding in Jerusalem. This should remind us that all the meritorious acts will be for the merit of those in Israel. So let’s use this day and the coming days to do acts of kindness so that our people will be spared any future sorrow and God should bless us with goodness and peace.

Interview with SWC’s Rabbi Marvin Hier on the enemy Israel faces today: Hamas terrorists

“The Jewish people have had many enemies our history. None can compare with the Nazi regime, but even they revered life over death, rather than Hamas terrorists who embrace their culture of death, over life. You cannot have a unity government with these terrorists,” Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Dean & Founder

TAKE ACTION: Sign the Center’s petition to President Obama urging that he withdraw funding for a Palestinian Authority/Hamas Unity Government

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The Subbotniks were ethnic Russian peasants in southern Russia who embraced Jewish practice and converted to Judaism more than 200 years ago under the Czarist regime.
They were referred to by the term “Subbotniks” because of their love of the Subbot, which is Russian for Sabbath.
In the early 19th century, Czar Alexander I expelled them from their homes and deported them to the far reaches of the empire as punishment for their adoption of Judaism.
They were later ruthlessly persecuted by the Communists, and thousands of them were murdered by the Germans after the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II.
There are still an estimated 15,000 Subbotnik Jews living primarily in southern Russia and in Siberia, most of whom wish to return to the traditions of their ancestors and emigrate to Israel.

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The Rebbe and The Resurgence of Orthodox Judaism

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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


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Benefit Evening 2014

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Livnot Galilee Fellowship June 2014

27.07.2014 | For 34 years, Livnot U’Lehibanot has been providing unaffiliated young Jewish adults an opportunity to explore Judaism in an open, non-coercive environment. Livnot’s mission is the preservation and cultivation of Jewish identity through a balanced program of hiking the land of Israel, informal Jewish study, and meaningful community service. Our Israel experience programs encourage their participation in the organized Jewish community upon their return to North America.

At the time that Livnot was founded, there were two basic options for an Israel experience: yeshiva or kibbutz ulpan. Today, there is an abundance of programs and providers but studies show little significant increase in participants’ post-trip Jewish communal involvement. The Israel experience can be one of the most powerful tools to build Jewish identity and involvement, but only if it equals a *Jewish* experience. What can we offer this generation of Jews who have become distanced from Jewish life for a variety of reasons, beyond a camel ride and felafel? What can we give them from their rich heritage that they will treasure and keep alive upon their return? How do we show them the beauty and joy of a Jewish community, so that they will seek out connection to their people as they move forward in life?

Shabbat and holidays, Jewish values, learning, and unity are among the treasures that Livnot imparts to our participants. We believe it’s not enough to teach about them, but to learn by doing. Every Galilee Fellowship participant celebrates Purim, Tu B’Shvat, Independence Day, Shabbat and other holidays by creating the holiday experience for themselves. With guidance from our dedicated educational staff, they learn the deeper meaning of these days, perform skits, dress in costumes, braid challah, cook and bake, sing, dance, and bring the holidays alive together in a personally meaningful way. They learn together and from each other. They connect with themselves and the community through service. Livnot provides the tools to the participant to take this experience home.

Rome, Italy: Jewish Quarter

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Young, Jewish and Proud

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund has a rich variety of programs that engage the young adult Jewish community in the Bay Area. This video provides a snapshot of some of the people and programs that strengthen our Jewish community and inspire the next generation of Jewish machers, leaders, and innovators.

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Pro-Israeli rally: Israel’s ambassador gets standing ovation

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Israeli Football Players Attacked With FLYING KICKS By Pro-Palestinians During Friendly Match!!!

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In previous years, the festival’s themes went far into history and Klezmer music dominated on the main square of Krakow’s historical Jewish district, Kazimierz.

This year DJ’s from Israel play to an international audience on the banks of the Vistula river and events are held all over town. The city’s historical background is preserved, but members of the younger generation want to discover more.

Loud, Proud & Jewish

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Jewish News premieres the first in its brand new series of documentaries, focusing on issues at the very heart of modern Jewish life in Britain.

The first explores the Jewish LGBT community’s ongoing struggle for broad acceptance among Anglo-Jewry.

Produced and directed by london-based filmmaker Ben Burman, the documentary features provocative perspectives from Surat Knan, founder of Rainbow Jews, founder of HotSaltBeef Allan Davis and Rabbi Alan Plancey, former Rabbi of Borehamwood and Elstree Synangogue, who offers a mainstream Orthodox standpoint.

Watch the film and leave your comments!

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Some English subtitles and comments.

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Video footage of the clashes show the group chanting racist slogans as they roamed the streets.

It came as President Francois Hollande warned that he did not want to see ‘the Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France’.

French Jewish groups have complained about an increase in anti-Semitism in recent months, with many accusing Muslim youths of targeting them.

But a video shot close to the Place de la Bastille on Sunday, and verified by police before being posted on YouTube, appears to show pro-Israel groups are also actively involved in clashes.

In Paris, CRS riot police did not arrest any of the group, thought to be linked to the Jewish Defence League, despite them openly fighting in broad daylight.

In the video, those amongst the group can be heard chanting ‘**** you Palestine’ as they smash up chairs and metal tables to be used as missiles

The men are armed with gas canisters, pepper spray, metal bars and wooden sticks and some wear crash helmets.

The video shows the men running towards pro-Palestinian demonstrators, before skirmishes break out.

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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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When: Monday, July 28th at 12:30 PM

Where: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (2nd Avenue and 47th Street), New York City

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Rita Levi-Montalcini, the Nobel Prize winning biologist who conducted research in despite Fascist persecution, has died at her home in Rome at the age of 103. Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called her passing a great loss “for all of humanity”. He praised her as someone who represented “civic conscience, culture and the spirit of research”.

Rita Levi Montalcini.jpgRita Levi-Montalcini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈrita ˈlɛvi montalˈtʃini]; 22 April 1909 – 30 December 2012) was an Italian neurologist who, together with colleague Stanley Cohen, received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF).[1] Also, from 2001, until her death, she served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life.[2]

Rita Levi-Montalcini had been the oldest living Nobel laureate and the first ever to reach a 100th birthday.[3] On 22 April 2009, she was feted with a 100th birthday party at Rome’s city hall.[4][5] 

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Born on 22 April 1909 at Turin[6][7] to a wealthy Italian Jewish family,[8] she and her twin sister Paola were the youngest of four children. Her parents were Adamo Levi, an electrical engineer and mathematician, and Adele Montalcini, a painter.[6] Source:Wikipedia

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“I am still a living witness and can, from my own memory, give you many names of gallant Jewish soldiers of the confederate Army. I had ample opportunity to see and to know. Many a wounded Jew have I met in the hospitals of Richmond and administered to his wants, and many a Jewish soldier have I seen walking on his crutch or having his arm in a sling, traveling to and from his command during the war. And I know further that it was simply a sense of loyalty to their homes and their neighbors that prompted them to fight for the South. If not, they could readily have left this country at any time as I myself could have done, had I so chosen. But love for our adopted country kept us here and we offered all we had in its behalf.” – Joseph Goldsmith 1895

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Jewish History Lecture Series by Rabbi Dovid Katz

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