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Thousands Attend Funerals of Har Nof Synagogue Massacre Victims

Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg in Jerusalem November 18, 2014. Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers, including Kopinsky, Levine and Goldberg in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious

American Moshe Twersky Killed at Israeli Synagogue Has Ties to NJ

LAKEWOOD – One of the three Americans that were among those killed in an attack Tuesday at a synagogue in Israel has ties to New Jersey.

Rabbi Moshe Twersky Hy”d on Being Killed For a Kiddush Hashem

This is an excerpt from a lecture Rabbi Moshe Twersky Hy”d delivered in Yeshivas Toras Moshe on June 22, 2012. The lecture was a conclusion on the topic of being killed על קידוש השם.
On November 18, 2014, Rabbi Twersky was praying at a synagogue in the Har Nof section of Jerusalem. Two Arab terrorists armed with an ax, a knife, and a gun, burst into the sanctuary during the prayers and brutally murdered Rabbi Twersky and four other rabbis. A Druze police office later died as well from wounds inflicted on him during a shootout with the terrorists. Many congregants were wounded during the attack, some critically.
The following is a transcript of the audio:
“Then it was more common, but again, you have to be ready for קידוש השם; you can never tell. One never knows. It can happen anywhere that a גוי says, “do an עבירה .” It can happen anywhere. It can happen in Moscow, it can happen in Paris, it can happen in London, it can happen in New York. It can happen in Yerushalayim somewhere, [that] some Arab could come with a knife, yes, it could happen. It’s not מובקע (a removed concept) today anywhere, and in any place. Any time and any place it could happen. זיכר (sure) it could happen, that’s for sure. It could happen im yirtze Hashem.”
It is important to note that Rabbi Twersky was, in fact, killed in Yerushalayim, by Arabs who were armed with a knife.
The picture on this video was taken at a Chanuka party held at Rabbi Twersky’s house in 2012. Notice the absent label on the bottle in front of him. Due to his extreme piety, Rabbi Twersky would produce and bottle his own wine. He would not eat any food produced outside his home.
Listen through headphones, rather than speakers, for best clarity.


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Rabbi Moshe Twersky, murdered in terror attack in Jerusalem, was scion of prominent Boston

This is like a Kennedy for the Jewish community. This is royalty,” said Professor Jonathan Sarna, professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis …

PM Netanyahu talks about the history of the Jews to Moses !

ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו נושא דברים לפני מנהיגי הפדרציה היהודית מצפון אמריקה במשכן הכנסת בירושלים.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks before Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly leaders at the Knesset

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Music: Bloch, Schelomo, Rhapsodie, Hebraique, Anne Gastinel

Yeshiva University Museum’s YouTube channel. Here you can view clips from our public programs, exhibition and artists’ features, and much more.

New Jewish Cinema: Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One

New Jewish Cinema: Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One watch, New Jewish Cinema: Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One videos Judy Gelman Myers speaks with Vanessa Lapa, director of The Decent One, a documentary that uses a collection of diaries, documents, photographs and letters.

A recently discovered cache of hundreds of personal letters, diaries and photos belonging to the Nazi Gestapo chief seems to reveal a thoughtful, loving husb.

A new documentary uses long-lost private letters, diaries and photos belonging to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler. Himmler was the author of Hitler’ plan to ext.

Entrevista con Vanessa Lapa, directora de Der Anständige. La película compite en la Sección Oficial de DocumentaMadrid14.

Der Anständige (The Decent One) en DocumentaMadrid14


Entrevista con Vanessa Lapa, directora de “Der Anständige”. La película compite en la Sección Oficial de DocumentaMadrid14.

Arise America: Documentary Film “The Decent One”

A new documentary uses long-lost private letters, diaries and photos belonging to Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler. Himmler was the author of Hitler’ plan to exterminate jews better known as the final solution (Endlosung). Arise America spoke with the filmmaker Vanessa Lapa

The Decent One – Errol Morris on The Importance of The Decent One Q&A


Q&A With Errol Morris and Vanessa Lapa

Popular The Decent One Videos

Casablanca Beth El Synagogue.wmv

סלאת גוזף מרקש מרוקו – Synagogue Joseph Marrakech Maroc

Kristallnacht 75

November 9, 1938 – The Night of Broken Glass – marked the beginning of the Holocaust. Thousands of Jewish homes, shops and synagogues were destroyed in Germany and Austria. More than 30,000 Jews were forced into concentration camps. Countless others were beaten or killed. On the 75th anniversary of that night, Holocaust survivors and others gathered for a stirring remembrance of what occurred then, and since.

Kristallnacht Video Project


בצל ליל הבדולח: אורי בן ארי וצבי בכרך

עדויותיהם של ניצולי שואה מגרמניה לאחר ליל הבדולח: אורי בן ארי נולד בברלין בשנת 1925. הוא נמלט מגרמניה בשנת 1939 והתיישב בארץ ישראל. הוא מילא תפקידים רבים בצה”ל, פרש בדרגת תת אלוף ולאחר מכן היה דיפלומט וכתב מספר ספרים. פרופ’ ולטר-צבי בכרך נולד בהאנאו שבגרמניה בשנת 1928. הוא היה אסיר כארבע שנים במחנות וסטרבורק, טרזיינשטט, אושוויץ, טאוכה, האסאג ובוכנוולד. הוא צעד בצעדת מוות ושוחרר על ידי האמריקנים. בכרך הוא פרופסור אמריטוס להיסטוריה כללית באוניברסיטת בר אילן. מתוך “חייהם של יהודים-גרמנים ערב מלחמת העולם השנייה, 2005”.

במאי: ראובן הקר. מפיקים: נעמי שחורי, ליאת בן-חביב, לירן עצמור, איתי קן-תור. חברת הפקות: בלפילמס בע”מ.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Survivors and Veterans Remember D-Day

Remembering “Kristallnacht” Popular Broken Glass & Kristallnacht videos

Remembering “Kristallnacht” Popular Broken Glass Videos

Jewish History as Part of Polish History

Dorota Liliental, actress and great-granddaughter of the Jewish ethnographer Regina Liliental, recalls suggesting a visit to the newly-opened Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, and the conversation about the Jewish and Polish History of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that followed.

Greeks, Jews & Hanukkah – A Story That Still Needs To Be Told

Presented by: The American Jewish Committee and The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston. 15 Dec 2011 at Hebrew College, Newton, MA.
Opening welcome and remarks by Rob Leikind – AJC Boston Director, Panayota Katsarou – Acting Consul General of Greece, and His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.
Panel discussion with:
Shaye J.D. Cohen, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy, Harvard University

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Chanukah Greeks Vs Jews

Jewish History of the Maccabees

A tour of the main Belzer Synagogue in Jerusalem

Bratislava Synagogue – Jewish Community Museum


The Jewish community has for many centuries lived in harmony and friendship with its Muslim and Christian neighbours in this most beautiful land of Morocco has been reduced to a mere few thousand from the 450 000 souls. These precious photos of the City of ELJADIDA formerly known as Mazagan give a small glimpse of its former Jewish Community which no longer exists.
Peace to all.

Full Recording – Israeli Declaration of Independence

Israeli Declaration of Independence as read by David Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv
The following day, the 1948 war started with all neighboring arab countries
sending thier armies to stop the foundation of a Jewish State.
when the war ended Jordan occupied the west-bank
and Egypt occupied gaza strip.
both Jordan & Egypt did not allow the founding of a Palestinian State under thier rule.

Full Recording – Israeli Declaration of Independence

A New Kristallnacht for Today’s European Jews?

Jewish Daily Forward (blog)
… Kristallnacht in the history of the Holocaust is the passage from anti-Jewish legislation … To be clear, in today’s democratic Europe, there is no risk of a new … Not on this anniversary — not at a time of great insecurity among Jewish …

Today in History

ABC News
Today is Sunday, Nov. … Today’s Highlight in History: … In 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in …

Kristallnacht – Antisemitic Pogrom 1938, Germany

Have a look at the listening guide: Montreal Holocaust survivors remember the November Pogrom called Kristallnacht – Night of Broken Glass in English – after the thousands of glass windows that were broken in synagogues and in Jewish-owned businesses from November 9-10, 1938. Kristallnacht is an important historical event which marked the escalation of state orchestrated persecution against Jews. Source: MHMC.

Des survivants montréalais de l’Holocauste se souviennent des pogroms de novembre appelé Kristallnacht (Nuit de Cristal en français) en référence aux milliers de vitres qui ont été brisées dans les synagogues et les commerces appartenant à des Juifs les 9 et 10 novembre 1938. Il s’agit d’un événement historique important qui montre l’escalade de la persécution orchestrée par l’État nazi contre les Juifs. Source: MHMC. Vous pouvez maintenant consulter le guide d’accompagnement:

USC Shoah Foundation

Conversations with History – Avner Cohen

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes author Avner Cohen for a discussion of his new book The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb. Tracing the history of Israel’s nuclear weapons program, Cohen explicates Israel’s nuclear doctrine of amimut (opacity) analyzing its implications for Israel’s democracy and for Israel’s international engagement. Though the doctrine made sense in earlier phases of Israel’s nuclear program, Cohen argues that in today’s post-911 world, it conflicts with the norms of the international system, especially the effort to adapt non-proliferation to the realities of the 21st century. The conversation concludes with an analysis of the threat posed to Israel if Iran succeeds in acquiring nuclear weapons.
Ex-Hungarian Jewish leader’s government gig sparks talk of betrayal
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Gusztav Zoltai, former executive director of the Federation of Jewish ReligiousCommunities of Hungary, attending a meeting at the umbrella …

Shoah (Holocaust) / Porajmos in Hungary 70 – About anti-Semitism, racism and prejudices

Zoltai Gusztáv nem hiszi el Szegedi Chanád Dovid egyetlen szavát sem – Klub rádió (2014-02-28)

Ancient Syrian synagogue destroyed: 2,000 year old Jewish temple latest casualty of conflict

One of the world’s oldest synagogues has reportedly been partially destroyed by Syrian government shelling. The Jobar Synagogue in Damascus is about 2,000 years old, and is thought to have been built on top of a cave where the prophet Elijah is said to have concealed himself from persecution.

Ancient Fez Synagogue restorded to former glory: government backed restoration project

A 17th century Moroccan synagogue which was abandoned and then converted first into a carpet factory and then a boxing ring, has been restored and reopened thanks to funding from the Jewish association of Fez and the German government. Today we go to Fez to see how this intervention has helped restore the former glory of the synagogue.

אנחנו מקווקז-היהודים ההרריים(קווקזים)KAVKAZ JUHURO

We are from The Caucasus- The Mountain – Jews

Mountain Jews (Juhuro) History – Pictures- ההיסטוריה של יהודי ההרים

כמה תמונות של חפצים ומכתבים נדירים ותמונות מאירועים מיוחדים שבעזרתם ניתן לאפיין את קהילת יהודיי ההררים

התמונות לקוחות מהספר
Mountain Jews: customs and daily life in the Caucasus

Some rare pictures of special objects,letters and pictures from special events that help us to characterize the Mountain Jew community in Kavkaz.

The Pictures were taken from the book
Mountain Jews: customs and daily life in the Caucasus

Документальный фильм “Мы с Кавказа” – “אנחנו מקווקז”

אנחנו מקווקז-היהודים ההרריים(קווקזים)KAVKAZ JUHURO-חלק 1

רבנים קווקזיים

אזרבייג’ן (קרסניה סלובודה) קובה חב”ד

Gwozdziec Re!construction – replica roof of the synagogue installed at the Museum!

The Synagogue in Wielkie Oczy, Poland

Survivor Mitzvah Slideshow – Meet the Survivors

TIME IS RUNNING OUT for needy Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe. Having lost everything during the war, they still do not have enough money for food, medicine, shelter and heat. Help save a life. DONATE to a survivor TODAY.

בית הכנסת הרמא קרקוב Remu Synagogue Krakow

912 days of the Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto was established by the German Governor-General Hans Frank on October 16, 1940. Frank ordered Jews in Warsaw and its suburbs rounded up and herded into the Ghetto. At this time, the population in the Ghetto was estimated to be 400,000 people, about 30% of the population of Warsaw; however, the size of the Ghetto was about 2.4% of the size of Warsaw.
The construction of the ghetto wall started on April 1, 1940, but the Germans closed the Warsaw Ghetto to the outside world on November 16 that year. The wall was typically 3 m (9.8 ft) high and topped with barbed wire. Escapees could be shot on sight. The borders of the ghetto changed many times through the next years.
The ghetto was divided by Chłodna Street, which due to its importance (Warsaw’s major street leading to the east) was excluded from it. The area south of Chłodna was known as “Small Ghetto”, while the area north of this street — “Large Ghetto”. Those two parts were connected by Żelazna Street (special gate was built at its intersection with Chłodna Street). In January 1942 a wooden footbridge, which after the war became one of the symbols of the Holocaust, was built there to ease pedestrian traffic. The first commissioner of the Warsaw ghetto was his chief organizer SA-Standartenführer Waldemar Schön. He was succeeded in May 1941 by Heinz Auerswald.
On January 18, 1943, after almost four months without any deportations, the Germans suddenly entered the Warsaw ghetto intent upon a further deportation. Within hours, some 600 Jews were shot and 5,000 others rounded up.
The Germans expected no resistance, but preparations to resist had been going on since the previous autumn. The first instances of Jewish armed resistance began that day. The Jewish fighters had some success: the expulsion stopped after four days and the ŻOB and ŻZW resistance organizations took control of the Ghetto, building shelters and fighting posts and operating against Jewish collaborators.
The final battle started on the eve of Passover of April 19, 1943, when a Nazi force consisting of several thousand troops entered the ghetto. After initial setbacks, the Germans under the field command of Jürgen Stroop systematically burned and blew up the ghetto buildings, block by block, rounding up or murdering anybody they could capture. Significant resistance ended on April 28, and the Nazi operation officially ended in mid-May, symbolically culminating with the demolition of the Great Synagogue of Warsaw on May 16. According to the official report, at least 56,065 people were killed on the spot or deported to German Nazi concentration and death camps, most of them to Treblinka.

the Balfour Declaration Rabbi Berel Wein MOST INGENIOUS

להורדה חינם את ספר-ההוכחות-החד-משמעיות-שיש-בורא-לעולם-ו­התורה-אמת-מאת-עו”ד-ערן-בן-עזרא ליחצו על הקישור

The Forgotten Refuge – Full Documentary Movie

The Forgotten Refugees
A film about the mass exodus of up to one million Jews from Arab countries

In 1945, up to one million Jews lived in the Middle East outside of the Palestine Mandate and in North Africa. Within a few years, only a few thousand remained.

This is the story of the thousands who fled their homes, who endured in refugee camps, and who today quietly carry the memory of a destroyed civilization.

The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years.

Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen, these personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including rescue missions of Yemenite and Iraqi Jews.

Golda Meir and the Foundations of Israel Dr. Henry Abramson Jewish History Lectur

A Problem, an Instrument, a Recognition: Various Attitudes Toward Jews Within Polish History

New Warsaw museum tells the story of Poland’s Jews – and Poland
The Poles have no definitive museum on the history of their country, so the … But the museum’s directors make clear that this isn’t a Holocaust museum. … (in present-dayUkraine) at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, October 21, 2014. Photo by The Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Palestinians have Jewish ancestry

Recent discoveries found on Palestinian homes.

Palestinians come from Arabized Jewish Ancestry, not Arab.
Over the years many Palestinians have admitted of coming from Jewish ancestry, along with Judaic traditions in their culture. They would carve Star of Davids in their homes before 1948, they would light candles in Prayers, on Friday Nights (Shabbat), some Palestinian graves also had Star of Davids and Menorah carved.
Recent DNA has also confirmed that most Palestinians don’t have not close or related DNA genetics, but the SAME DNA genetics as Ashkenazi Jews, Sephardic Jews and Mizrahi Jews. During the Arab invasion and conquest of the Holy Land, the 10-15% of Jews & Samaritans who remained living in the land (After the Romans exiled most Jews) were Arabized and converted to Islam in 636 AD, but yet they still kept some Jewish traditions alive in their family and culture.
This gives Palestinians a even more reason to recognize the Hebrew Jewish State of Israel and to convert to Judaism if they want and return back to their true nation. I’m sure their Hebrew ancestors would be glad to see this.

The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community: Mossad, Aman, and Shin Bet (1990)

The Mossad (Hebrew: הַמוֹסָד‎, IPA: [ha moˈsad]; Arabic: الموساد‎, al-Mōsād; literally meaning “the Institute”), short for HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים‎, meaning “Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations”; Arabic: الموساد للاستخبارات والمهام الخاصة‎ al-Mōsād lil-Istikhbārāt wal-Mahāmm al-Khāṣṣah), is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security).

The Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism, as well as bringing Jews to Israel from countries where official Aliyah agencies are forbidden, and protecting Jewish communities. Its director reports directly to the Prime Minister.…

The Directorate of Military Intelligence (Hebrew: אגף המודיעין‎, Agaf HaModi’in — lit. “the Intelligence Section”, often abbreviated to Aman) is the central, overarching military intelligence body of the Israel Defense Forces. Aman was created in 1950, when the Intelligence Department was spun off from the IDF’s General Staff (then, Agam: אג”ם); the Intelligence Department itself was composed largely of former members of the Haganah Intelligence Service (HIS). Aman is an independent service, and not part of the ground forces, navy or the Israeli Air Force.
It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Mossad (national intelligence) and Shin Bet (general security). It is currently headed by Major General Aviv Kochavi. It has a staff of 7,000 personnel (1996 estimate). Its special forces and field-reconnaissance unit is Sayeret Matkal.…)

Sherut haBitachon haKlali (Hebrew: שירות הביטחון הכללי‎, General Security Service), better known by the acronym Shabak (Hebrew: שב״כ‎, IPA: [ʃaˈbak], Arabic: شاباك‎), in English as the Israel Security Agency (ISA) or the Shin Bet (a two-letter Hebrew abbreviation of the name), is Israel’s internal security service. Its motto is “Magen VeLo Yera’e” (Hebrew: מגן ולא יראה‎, lit. “Defender that shall not be seen” or “The unseen shield”). It is one of three principal organizations of the Israeli Intelligence Community, alongside Aman (military intelligence) and the Mossad (foreign intelligence service). Shin Bet’s special operations unit is Yamas.

Image By Israel Defense Forces from Israel (Female Soldiers Unload their Weapons) [CC-BY-2.0 (…)], via Wikimedia Commons

a collection of documentaries about Israel.

What is between Chanukka and nations? Multilingual Subtitles

Please choose your language of subtitles (captions) by clicking on subtitles icon (next to the clock) or choose transcript by clicking on transcript icon (next to the Add to)

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – The Secrets Of Chanukah


From Wikipedia

From Wikipedia

“A Hanukkah Project” exhibition at The Jewish Museum (New York) in 2010 presented a rare selection of Hanukkah lamps from the Museum’s collection.

Hanukkah (/ˈhɑːnəkə/ hah-nə-kə; Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, usually spelled חנוכה, pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew; a transliteration also romanized as Chanukah or Chanukkah), also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalemat the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah or hanukiah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night. The typical menorah consists of eight branches with an additional raised branch. The extra light is called a shamash (Hebrew: שמש‎, “attendant”)[1] and is given a distinct location, usually above or below the rest. The purpose of the shamash is to have a light available for practical use, as using the Hanukkah lights themselves for purposes other than publicizing and meditating upon Hanukkah is forbidden . From Wikipedia

Chanukah – The Ongoing Battle

Joy of Israel Episode 5 – City of David Tour

Jamie Geller goes back in time to the ancient City of David in Biblical Jerusalem. See what people experienced during the time of King David, some 3,000 years ago. Take this sample tour with Jamie and get excited for your next trip to Israel where you can delve even deeper into the history. Find out more and book your City of David tour here Stay tuned for part 2, our City of David cooking show with Israeli Master Chef Tom Franz to debut next week. See all our of Joy of Israel episodes here

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Chabad Jewish History Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

3 Tamouz – Hilloula du Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson zal – 613TV

Israel: The Birth of a Nation ( ישראל לידתה של אומה )

Israel: Birth of a Nation documentary shows true history of Israel’s legitimate establishment

Jewish Diaspora


Jewish Diaspora 2

History of Israel – Documentary on Israeli Jewish history and the Jewish diaspora in Europe and the Middle East part 2
This documentary explains of the Jewish diaspora from ancient Israel that later formed the Ashkenazi Jews of Western and Eastern Europe and the Sephardic/Mizrahi Jews of Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The Kabbalah of Forgiveness and more…. (Dr. Henry Abramson)


Dr. Henry Abramson channel

היסטוריה ארץ ישראל

היסטוריה ככלליתון

ל”ג בעומר במירון תשע”ד 2014 מיום חמישי עד יום ראשון


YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Dr. Henry Abramson This Week in Jewish History

The Fate of Jewish Communities: Before,During and After the Holocaust

Rav Berel Wein is a new Destiny website where one can study Jewish History online.

Rav Berel Wein Jewish History Crash Course

Jewish Documentary – Full Film

21.04.2009 Faith and Fate is a documentary telling the story of the Jews in the 20th Century.


SRAEL is the historic homeland of the Jewish people. God gave that land to the descendants of Abraham and Sarah, who are the Jews. The Bible says he’ll never break that covenant: Judges 2:1 “I brought you unto the land which I swore unto your fathers; and I said, I will Never break my covenant with you”. God set forth what he had done for Israel, and what he had promised.

The Rebbe and The Resurgence of Orthodox Judaism

Menachem Mendel Schneerson built the Lubavitcher movement from a relatively small sect within Hasidic Judaism into the powerful force in Jewish life that it is today. Samuel Heilman, Professor of Sociology at CUNY, explores Schneerson’s beliefs and the rise of orthodox Judaism. Series: “Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies” [11/2011] [Humanities] [Show ID: 22631]

Rabbi Israel Meir Kahan, the Chofetz Chaim (Jewish Biography as History)

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

2000 Years of Jewish History, 1. Rabbi Menachem Levine


30k Jewish Pilgrims Celebrate Rosh Hashana in Uman, Ukraine: Hasidic Leader Remembered

Jews from across the world have celebrated Rosh Hashana in the Ukrainian city of Uman. As many as 30,000 Jews flocked to the two-day celebration, centering on the tomb of Rebbe Nachman, the founder of the Breslov Hasidic movement who died in 1810.

Rosh Hashanah Jewish Holiday (Jewish New Year) in USAF

What Rosh Hashanah Means: Israelis in Jerusalem explain the Jewish New Year Holiday

Israeli History – Jewish migration to Europe

Jewish history on the destruction of Ancient Israel in 70 AD and the result of the Jewish migration to Europe (Roman colonies of modern day Italy, Spain, France, Germany).



ריימונד אבקסיס – “דאכ אלחביב”

“מרוקאית” ריימונד אבקסיס “דאכ אלחביב רב עלייא”

עו”ד שגית דרעי – טבילה ומקווה אצל נשות מרוקו

הרצאה שנשאה עו”ד שגית דרעי בכנס אדוות תשע”ד-2014, במסגרת המושב הראשון לכנס שעסק בנושא “מה סיפרו לי על הטבילה”?.
הכנס נערך ביום י’ בכסלו תשע”ד 13.11.13 .

Judaism: Inside the Torah – Exodus – National Geographic

Shalom education 1993

This channel is essentially a high-quality database of the educational programs which I have enjoyed since childhood, remastered by me if necessary, and occasionally containing the odd video for which I did not want to make another channel to upload.

Israel Scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar at AFDI Rally for Israel and Persecuted Minorities Under Islam

August 17, 2014 Union Square ( with short closing remarks by Pamela Geller)

Union Square August 17, 2014

Amb. Dore Gold

Les musulmans ont sauvé la vie à des juifs. Imam algérien Ben Ghabrit (histoire véridique)

Si Kaddour ben Ghabrit est né en 1868 à Sidi bel-Abbès en Algérie et il était le recteur de la mosquée de paris. Plus d’un millier de juifs et de résistants ont pu échapper à la barbarie de la guestapo en utilisant les caves de la Mosquée de Paris, et son accès à la Bièvre. on dit même que le recteur a fourni des attestations de conversion à l’Islam pour les sauver des rafles il y a eu même des tombes qui ont été maquillées avec inscription des noms similaires dans le but de prouver que leurs parents étaient réellement musulmans….
Des Albanais, des Bosniaques ou des Turcs ont fait pareil pour leurs voisins et amis juifs au péril de leur vie.

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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis speaks at Bruriah


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Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

The course will survey the main processes of human history from the appearance of humanity until today. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the key processes and key turning points of history, and at the same time to examine the relations between human history, human biology, and the global ecological system.

National Museum of American Jewish History – Philadelphia, PA

American Jewish History Museum on Independence Mall tells an epic story within an innovative glass and terra-cotta architectural masterpiece that features geometric and asymmetric views in an atrium with bridges and stairways. Building designed by James Polshek of Ennead Architects. It is a must see for visitors to Philadelphia.

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Jewish Treats Acts of Kindness for Israel

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.



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Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank

Israel’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon explains the historical facts relating to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The video explains where the terms “West Bank”, “occupied territories” and “67 Borders” originated and how they are incorrectly used and applied. Also follow on Twitter: and

KiruvMedia Subbotniks – Russians who embraced Judaism – Khazars and more…


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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Thousands Attend Funerals of Har Nof Synagogue Massacre Victims

Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg in Jerusalem November 18, 2014. Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers, including Kopinsky, Levine and Goldberg in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious

“A Rebbe for the World” — Lecture by Joseph Telushkin


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This Day in Jewish History / The reluctant quarterback who changed football forever

This Day in Jewish History / The reluctant quarterback who changed … Sid Luckman was the most successful Jewish football player in NFL history.

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QB #42 Sid Luckman, HB1 #34 Walter Payton, HB2 #40 Gale Sayers, HB3 #77 Harold Red Grange, HB4 #15 George McAfee, FB #33 Bronko Nagurski, TE#89 Mike Ditka, LT #67 Joe Stydahar, LG #64 Dan Fortmann, C #53 George Trafton, RG #78 Stan Jones, RT #62 George Musso, LE1 #65 Ed Healey, LE2 #56 Bill Hewitt, RE #81 Doug Atkins, DT1 #99 Dan Hampton, DT2 #75 William Lyman, Backup LOLB #71 George Connor, MLB1 #50 Mike Singletary, MLB2 #61 Bill George, MLB3 #66 Clyde BD Turner, and ROLB #51 Dick Butkus.

Arizona Cardinals(#1 Seed)

QB #1 John Paddy Driscoll, HB1 #33 Ollie Matson, HB2 #26 Charley Trippi, FB #44 Ernie Nevers, TE #85 Jackie Smith, LT #72 Dan Dierdorf, RG #50 Walt Kiesling, CB #22 Roger Wehrli, and FS #8 Larry Wilson.

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Sid Luckman

From Wikipedia,

Sidluckman.JPGSidney Luckman, known as Sid Luckman, (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for theChicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 to 1950. During his 12 seasons with the Bears he led them to four NFL championships.

Luckman was the first modern T-formation quarterback[1] and is considered the greatest long range passer of his time.[1][2] He was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1943, and Pulitzer prize winning sports writer Ira Berkow wrote that Luckman was “the first great T-formation quarterback”.[3] Following his retirement from playing, Luckman continued his association with football by tutoring college coaches, focusing on the passing aspect of the game.

Luckman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965,[4] and in 1988 he was declared a joint winner of the Walter Camp Distinguished American Award.[5]

Luckman was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish immigrants from Germany. His father sparked his interest in American football at age eight, by giving him a football to play with.[1] He and his parents lived in a residence near Prospect Park and it was here as a youngster that Sid first started throwing the football around.[6]   Readmore….From Wikipedia,

This Day in Jewish History / The man who persuaded Cromwell to let Jews return to England dies

In 1610, the family moved again, this time to Amsterdam, where Jews had recently been granted permission to live openly, and Manoel and his brother …

Menasseh ben Israel Institute Lecture Series 2010 — Yovel JCKAmsterdam

Mystics and Wanderers: the Marranos’ Impact on Spanish Culture in the Golden Age (lecture in the series Caught Up in the Clash of Civilizations, Jewish Culture between East and West,organized by the Menasseh ben Israel Institute in De Balie in Amsterdam).

Menasseh Ben Israel

From Wikipedia

Menasseh ben Israel 1642.jpgManoel Dias Soeiro (1604 – November 20, 1657), better known by his Hebrew name Menasseh ben Israel (מנשה בן ישראל), also,Menasheh ben Yossef ben Yisrael, also known with the Hebrew acronym, MB”Y, was a Portuguese rabbi, kabbalist, writer, diplomat, printer and publisher, founder of the first Hebrew printing press (named Emeth Meerets Titsma`h) in Amsterdam in 1626.

Menasseh was born on Madeira Island in 1604, with the name Manoel Dias Soeiro, a year after his parents had left mainlandPortugal because of the Inquisition. The family moved to the Netherlands in 1610. The Netherlands was in the middle of a process of religious revolt against Catholic Spanish rule throughout the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648). The family’s arrival in 1610 was during the truce mediated by France and England at The Hague.

Menasseh rose to eminence not only as a rabbi and an author, but also as a printer. He established the first Hebrew press in Holland. One of his earliest works, El Conciliador, published in 1632,[2] won immediate reputation; it was an attempt to reconcile apparent discrepancies in various parts of the Hebrew Bible. Among his correspondents were Gerhard Johann Vossius, Hugo Grotius, António Vieira and Pierre Daniel Huet. In 1638, he decided to settle in Brazil, as he still found it difficult to provide for his wife and family in Amsterdam. He may have visited the Dutch colony’s capital of Recife, but did not move there. One of the reasons his financial situation improved in Amsterdam was the arrival of two Portuguese Jewish entrepreneurs, the brothers Abraham and Isaac Pereyra. They hired Rabbi Manasseh to direct a small college or academy (a yeshibah in Spanish-Portuguese parlance of the time) they had founded in the city.[3] <<<  From Wikipedia



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This Day in Jewish History / Adolf Hitler’s Jewish commander is born

This Day in Jewish History / Adolf Hitler’s Jewish commander is born … on April 30, 1945 – as this was usually reserved for commissioned officers.

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American Jewish Congress parades in protest against Adolf Hitler and Nazi treatment of Jews.

American Jewish Congress parade and demonstration against Adolf Hitler in New York City, United States. Walking on trolley tracks. They march with flags and signs in hands. A sign reads: ‘Hitler Cease Barbarism’. One person carries an Israeli flag Location: New York City. Date: May 10, 1933.

This Day in Jewish History / Visionary biologist who saw Vietnam War clearly is born

George Wald, teenage dilettante turned Nobel laureate, made it to Nixon’s enemies list, attended Tehran conference on West’s evils. By David B.
George Wald nobel.jpgGeorge Wald (November 18, 1906 – April 12, 1997) was an American scientist who is best known for his work with pigments in theretina. He won a share of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Haldan Keffer Hartline and Ragnar Granit.
Wald was born in New York City, the son of Ernestine (Rosenmann) and Isaac Wald, Jewish immigrant parents. He was a member of the first graduating class of the Brooklyn Technical High School in New York in 1922. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in 1927 and his PhD in zoology from Columbia University in 1932. After graduating, he received a travel grant from the US National Research Council. Wald used this grant to work in Germany with Otto Heinrich Warburgwhere he identified vitamin A in the retina. Wald then went on to ,,,,,,,

American Scientist and Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: George Wald Interview

George Wald (November 18, 1906 — April 12, 1997) was an American scientist who is best known for his work with pigments in the retina. He won a share of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Haldan Keffer Hartline and Ragnar Granit.

This Day in Jewish History / A musician who ignored boundaries is born

November 17, 1930, is the birthdate of David Amram, an eclectic and multi-talented musician and composer who has connected with audiences the …

David Amram: The First 80 Years – The Movie Trailer

David Amram

From Wikipedia

David Amram (born November 17, 1930) is an American composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and author. As a classical composer and performer, his integration of jazz (including being one of the first noted as an improvising jazz French hornist[1]), folkloric and world music has led him to work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Willie Nelson, Langston Hughes,Charles Mingus, Pepper Adams, Leonard Bernstein, Sir James Galway, Tito Puente, Mary Lou Williams, Joseph Papp, Arthur Miller,Arturo Sandoval, Stan Getz, Pete Seeger, Elia Kazan, Christopher Plummer, Ingrid Bergman, Odetta, Lord Buckley, Dustin Hoffman,Steve Allen, Machito, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Allen Ginsberg, Nina Simone, Gregory Corso, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, Gerry Mulligan,Sonny Rollins, T.S. Monk, Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Levon Helm, Betty Carter and Jack Kerouac. In the early 1950s, he was encouraged to pursue his unique path by mentors Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, the New York Philharmonic’s conductorDimitri Mitropoulos, Miles Davis, Aaron Copland, Gunther Schuller, and visual artists Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. Today, as he has for over 50 years, Amram continues to compose music while traveling the world as a conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar, and narrator in five languages. ……….

Amram is mentioned in the popular children’s song “Peanut Butter Sandwich” by Raffi, in the line “one for me and one for David Amram”  From Wikipedia

Mervyn Smith, South African Jewish Leader, Dies at 77

Jewish Daily Forward
Mervyn Smith, president of the South African Jewish Congress and a major anti-apartheid activist in the Jewish community, has died. … This week’s #Seesaw advice column: “It’s something I have never … It’s National Pickle Day! Brush up on the surprisingly dark history of your favorite Jewish food: ..

Mervyn Smith – President of the African Jewish Congress address ZJC reunion


Mervyn Smith – President of the African Jewish Congress address ZJC reunion in Cape Town – March 2013

Five Israeli students talk about their recent visit to South Africa


The students were sent to help counter the Israel Apartheid week and spent nearly a week in Cape Town and they told the over 200 member audience at the TbT debate of their experiences.

‘The problem is that Jewish Americans don’t know Israel’

Jewish American thinker Leon Wieseltier tells Israel Hayom that he opposes ….America represents a revolution in the history of the Jewish people.

Leon Wieseltier

From Wikipedia,

Leon Wieseltier (/ˈwzəltɪər/; born June 14, 1952) is an American writer, critic, philosopher and magazine editor. Since 1983, he has been the literary editor of The New Republic.

A child of Holocaust survivors,[1] Wieseltier was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended the Yeshiva of Flatbush, Columbia University, Oxford University, and Harvard University. He was a member of Harvard’s Society of Fellows (1979-82).[2]

Wieseltier has published several books of fiction and nonfiction. Kaddish, a National Book Award finalist in 2000, is a genre-blending meditation on the Jewish prayers of mourning. Against Identity is a collection of thoughts about the modern notion of identity.

Wieseltier also edited and introduced a volume of works by Lionel Trilling entitled The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent and wrote the foreword to Ann Weiss’s The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a collection of personal photographs that serves as a paean to pre-Shoah innocence. Wieseltier’s translations of the works of Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai have appeared in The New Republic and The New Yorker.

During Wieseltier’s tenure as literary editor of The New Republic, many of his signed and unsigned writings have appeared in the magazine. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Jewish Review of Books.  From Wikipedia,

This Day in Jewish History / ‘Gilligan’s Island’ guru Sherwood Schwartz is born

The man who also created ‘The Brady Bunch’ once even compared the amity on the island with the reconciliation needed to solve the Arab-Israeli .

“Gilligan’s Island” creator Sherwood Schwartz on casting the series – EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG


Sherwood Schwartz

From Wikipedia

Sherwood Schwartz Star Ceremony.jpgSherwood Charles Schwartz (November 14, 1916 – July 12, 2011) was an American television producer. He worked on radioshows in the 1940s, and created the television series Gilligan’s Island on CBS and The Brady Bunch on ABC. On March 7, 2008, Schwartz, at the time still active in his 90s, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1] That same year, Schwartz was also inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.[2]

Schwartz’s entertainment career came “by accident”. He relocated from New York to southern California to pursue a Master of Science degree in Biology. In need of employment, he began writing jokes for Bob Hope’s radio program, for which Schwartz’s brother, Al Schwartz, worked. Schwartz recalled that Hope “liked my jokes, used them on his show and got big laughs. Then he asked me to join his writing staff. I was faced with a major decision—writing comedy or starving to death while I cured those diseases. I made a quick career change.”[3]

He went on to write for Ozzie Nelson’s The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and other radio shows. Schwartz was a writer on theArmed Forces Radio Network before he got his break in television. He went on to create and produce Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch. He wrote the theme song for three of his shows: Gilligan’s Island (co-wrote), It’s About Time, and The Brady Bunch.

Syndication turned his two major successes into TV institutions with cultural relevance. He made them icons, and as a result he became a television icon.[4]  From Wikipedia <<<<<<<<

In rural Uganda, Conservative prayer services with an African lilt

The Times of Israel
For decades, Uganda’s local Jewish community was isolated from the larger … According to Abayudaya history, after spending days poring over the text, … Today, the Abayudaya community numbers around 2,000 people after it …

Abayudaya Jews


From Wikipedia

The Abayudaya (Abayudaya is Luganda for “People of Judah”,[1][2] analogous to Children of Israel) are a Baganda community in eastern Uganda near the town of Mbale who practice Judaism. They are devout in their practice, keeping their version of kashrut, and observing Shabbat. There are several different villages where the Ugandan Jews live. Most of these are recognized by the Reform and Conservative movements of Judaism. However, the villagers of Putti are still seeking an Orthodox conversion and practice strict Rabbinical Judaism.[3]


Their population is estimated at approximately 2,000 having once been as large as 3,000 (prior to the persecutions of the Idi Aminregime, during which their numbers dwindled to around 300); like their neighbors, they are subsistence farmers. Most Abayudaya are of Bagwere origin, except for those from Namutumba who are Basoga. They speak Luganda, Lusoga or Lugwere, although some have learned Hebrew as well

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The sect owes its origin to Muganda military leader Semei Kakungulu. Originally, Kakungulu was converted to Christianity by British missionaries around 1880. He believed that the British would allow him to be king of the territories, Bukedi and Bugisu, that he had conquered in battle for them. However, when the British limited his territory to a significantly smaller size and refused to recognize him as king as they had promised, Kakungulu began to distance himself from them. In 1913, he became a member of the Bamalaki sect following a belief system that combined elements of Christianity, Judaism and, most notably, a refusal to use western medicine (based on a few sentences taken from the Old Testament). This led to conflict with the British when the Bamalaki refused to vaccinate their cattle. However, upon further study of the Bible, Kakungulu came to believe that the customs and laws described in the first 5 books of Moses (Torah) were really true. When, in 1919, Kakungulu insisted on circumcision as is prescribed in the Old Testament,the Bamalaki refused and told him that, if he practised circumcision, he would be like the Jews. Kakungulu responded, “Then, I am a Jew!” He circumcised his sons and himself and declared that his community was Jewish. According to Henry Lubega,[4] “he fled to the foot of Mt. Elgon and settled in a place called Gangama where he started a separatist sect known as Kibina Kya Bayudaya Absesiga Katonda (the Community of Jews who trust in the Lord).” The British were infuriated by this action and they effectively severed all ties with him and his followers. <<<<<<<<<  From Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A rebellious artist who would become the ‘father of Impressionism’ is born

This Day in Jewish History / A rebellious artist who would become the … His father, Abraham Gabriel Pizarro, was the son of converso Jews who had …

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Camille Pissarro

From Wikipedia

Pissarro-portrait.jpgCamille Pissarro (French: [kamij pisaʁo]; 10 July 1830 – 13 November 1903) was a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter born on the island of St Thomas (now in the US Virgin Islands, but then in the Danish West Indies). His importance resides in his contributions to both Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Pissarro studied from great forerunners, including Gustave Courbet and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. He later studied and worked alongside Georges Seurat and Paul Signac when he took on the Neo-Impressionist style at the age of 54   ………..

Jacob Abraham Camille Pissarro was born on 10 July 1830 on the island of St. Thomas to Frederick and Rachel Manzano de Pissarro.[3][4] His father, who was of Portuguese Jewish descent, held French nationality and his mother was native Creole.[2] His father was a merchant who came to the island from France to deal with the business affairs of a deceased uncle, and married his widow. The marriage, however, caused a stir within St. Thomas’ small Jewish community, either because Rachel was outside the faith or because she was previously married to Frederick’s uncle, and in subsequent years his four children were forced to attend the all-black primary school.[5] Upon his death, his will specified that his estate be split equally between the synagogue and St. Thomas’ Protestant church.[6]      ………..From Wikipedia

The Importance Of A Global Day  Of Jewish Learning

Today, for reasons historical and otherwise, we are living at a time when this label applies to too many people. It is therefore our duty to enable thos

‫tikkun chatzot and learn Torah while Midnight in kollel chatzos

Every night– yes, every single night – dozens of Torah scholars learn Torah for your benefit.
Every night, from midnight until morning, dozens of Torah scholars study Torah the sake of Am Yisrael. They’re tired; they’ve worked hard all day. But they courageously fight off sleep to avail themselves of these special hours.

King David studied Torah at midnight because he understood that then, when light and darkness are intertwined, the Gates of Heaven are flung open to accept our prayers. “Blessed is the portion of those who, at that special time, arise from their sleep to engage in Torah.” It’s an “et ratzon” (an opportune moment), when Hashem’s attribute of mercy rules the world. And it’s then, when Hashem is longing for our prayers and midnight learning, that over sixty Torah scholars leave the comfort of their homes to mourn the destruction, learn Torah and pray for their learning partners and for the entire Jewish nation.

“Whoever arises at Chatzos, Hashem Himself heeds that person’s prayers, and all his requests and blessings are fulfilled” (Zohar).

Their prayers are answered!We have seen yeshuos! People ask these Torah scholars to pray for them – for children, for health, for parnassah, to find a mate, and their prayers are fulfilled, a living testimony to the blessing that is drawn from Torah learning at midnight.

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“He who cannot rise at midnight should support one who does rise, and he will have a share in the Torah learning”
Chutzos Damesek.


From Wikipedia

A sepia photograph shows three elderly Jewish men sporting beards and holding open books, posing for the camera. Against a backdrop of leafy vegetation, the man in the centre sits, wearing a black hat and caftan, while the two others stand, wearing lighter clothes and turbans.A kolel or kollel (Hebrew: כולל‎, pl. כוללים, kollelim, a “gathering” or “collection” [of scholars]) is an institute for full-time, advancedstudy of the Talmud and rabbinic literature. Like a yeshiva, a kolel features shiurim (lectures) and learning sedarim (learning sessions); unlike a yeshiva, the student body of a kolel are all married men. Kolels generally pay a regular monthly stipend to their members.

Beginning in the last third of the 20th century, the kolel concept expanded with the introduction of community kolels. Community kolels are a kiruv (Jewish outreach) tool which aims to increase Jewish knowledge and identity as a hedge against assimilation.[1]Community kolels are typically composed of a minyan of students who engage in advanced Torah study with their own rabbis andshiurim for part of the day, and then conduct one-on-one learning sessions, free classes, and holiday activities for the Jewish community at large during the other part of the day.

Originally, the word was used in the sense of “community”. Each new group of Jews, who came from various European countries to settle in Palestine, established their own separate community with their own support system. Each community was referred to as the kolel of … to identify the specific community of the Old Yishuv. The overwhelming majority of these Jews were scholars, who left their homelands to devote themselves to study Torah and serve God for the rest of their lives. The kolel was the umbrella organization for all their needs.

The first examples were Kolel Perushim who were the students of the Vilna Gaon, and who established the first Ashkenasi Jewish settlement in Jerusalem, Colel Chabad for the Russian Hasidim. The Polish Jews were divided into many Kollelim; Kollel Polen(Poland) headed by Rabbi Chaim Elozor Wax; Kollel Vilna Zamutch was under different leadership; and the Galicians were incorporated under Kolel Chibas Yerushalayim. The last initially included the entire Austro-Hungarian Kingdom, but as each subparty looking for more courteous distribution, the Hungarians separated into Kolel Shomrei HaChomos.   <<<<<<<<<<     From Wikipedia

US museum tells the story of the American Jews who defended their country

… Tuesday at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. … sought to publicize a talk on this Veterans Day by a Jewish author of a new …

Semper Fi: A U.S. Marine in Vietnam features the Magen David on his helmet, circa 1968.


Honoring America’s Jewish military veterans at the Adas Israel Synagogue in Washington DC


It’s Veteran’s Day here in the United States and across the country Americans are taking the time to remember those who’ve served and sacrificed in the US military. And here at Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, DC, Jewish war veterans are taking the spotlight, as military men hold a discussion of how their Jewish faith has informed their many years of service in the US forces.

This Day in Jewish History / Repentant killer canary dies from hotel window fall

… the workings of a criminal organization that came to be known as Murder, Inc., to go down in history as “the canary who could sing, but couldn’t fly.”.

Abe Reles Midnight Rose’s


Midnight Rose’s Saratoga Ave in Brownsville Brooklyn. Abe Reles would meet here with Lepke, Anastasia and many others to discuss future crimes. The building remains very much the same as it did back in the days of murder inc. My THANKS to Frankie for taking me to visit this historic old site. Interested in the old mob? Then buy thne book Brooklyn Gangsters 70 Square Miles of Blood and Balls, By Frankie Dimatteo, from Tell Frankie you got to him via my you tube videos. Thanks..
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Abe Reles

 From Wikipedia

Abe-reles.jpgAbe “Kid Twist” Reles (May 10, 1906 – November 12, 1941) was a New York mobster who was widely considered the most fearedhit man for Murder, Inc., the enforcement contractor for the National Crime Syndicate.[citation needed] Reles later turned government witness and sent several members of Murder, Inc. to the electric chair.

Abraham Reles, the son of Austrian Jewish[1] immigrants, was born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, on May 10, 1906. His father worked in one of the garment trades until sometime during the Great Depression. His father’s last known occupation was peddling knishes on the streets of Brownsville. His full formal Hebrew name was Elkanah ben Shimon.[2]

Reles attended school through the 8th grade. After leaving school, he began hanging out at pool rooms and candy stores in and around Brownsville. He soon teamed up with two of his childhood friends, Martin Goldstein and Harry Strauss, who eventually rose to power with him in the group conventionally known as Murder Inc. His first arrest came in 1921 for stealing $2 worth of gum from a vending machine, and he was sent to the children’s village at Dobbs Ferry, New York, for four months.<<<<<<  From Wikipedia

This Day, November 12, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
Prior to this period, Polish Jews were dependent upon the academies in Austria and Germany. Considering the importance of study to Jewish survival, 

Jewish Museum and Synagogues in Venice to Undergo $12 Million Restoration

New York Times (blog)
Jewish Museum and Synagogues in Venice to Undergo $12 Million Restoration … To this day, the ghetto, which is about the size of a city block, remains the … history of the Venetian and Jewish communities, today is about the future.

Museum Planet – Jewish Ghetto & Cemetery – Venice, Italy

This Day in Jewish History / Communist US author of Spartacus is born

This Day in Jewish History / Communist U.S. author of Spartacus is born. Howard Fast’s political bent didn’t stop him from serving in the U.S. army, but …

Profile: Howard Fast

“Howard had a tremendous interest in America—and a tremendous love for this country,” says Mimi Fast, wife of the late novelist Howard Fast.

Fast (1914–2003) was one of the most prolific American writers of the twentieth century. He was a bestselling author of more than eighty works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. In 1950, his refusal to provide the United States Congress with a list of possible Communist associates earned him a three-month prison sentence. During his incarceration, Fast wrote one of his best-known novels, Spartacus (1951).

Throughout his long career, Fast matched his commitment to championing social justice in his writing with a deft, lively storytelling style. For the first time, sixty-three of his works will be available as ebooks. Watch Mimi Fast, son and author Jonathan Fast, and author and daughter-in-law Erica Jong speak about his legacy.

Howard Fast

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Howard Fast.jpgHoward Melvin Fast (November 11, 1914 – March 12, 2003) was an American novelist and television writer. Fast also wrote under the pen names E. V. Cunningham and Walter Ericson.

Fast was born in New York City. His mother, Ida (née Miller), was a British immigrant, and his father, Barney Fast, was a Ukrainian immigrant whose name was shortened from Fastovsky upon his arrival in America. When his mother died in 1923 and his father became unemployed, Howard’s youngest brother, Julius, went to live with relatives, while he and his older brother Jerome worked by selling newspapers. He credited his early voracious reading to his part-time job in the New York Public Library.

Fast began writing at an early age. While hitchhiking and riding railroads around the country to find odd jobs, he wrote his first novel,Two Valleys, published in 1933 when he was 18. His first popular work was Citizen Tom Paine, a fictional account of the life ofThomas Paine. Always interested in American history, he also wrote The Last Frontier, about an attempt by Cheyennes to return to their native land; and Freedom Road, about the lives of former slaves during Reconstruction…………………  From Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Victor Berger, a socialist, is denied a seat in Congress

… in Austria-Hungary (today in Romania). His parents, Ignatz and Julia Berger, wereJewish, and the prosperous owners of an inn in nearby Letschau.

Victor L. Berger

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Victor Luitpold Berger (February 28, 1860 – August 7, 1929) was a founding member of the Social Democratic Party of Americaand its successor, the Socialist Party of America. Berger was an important and influential socialist journalist who helped establish the so-called Sewer Socialist movement. In 1910, he became the first Socialist elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1919, he was convicted of violating the Espionage Act for his anti-militarist views and as a result was denied the seat to which he had been twice elected in the House of Representatives. The verdict was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court, and he was elected to three successive terms in the 1920s.

Victor Berger was born to a Jewish family[1][2] in Nieder-Rehbach, Austria-Hungary (today in Romania) on February 28, 1860,[3] He attended the Gymnasium at Leutschau (today in Slovakia) and the universities at Budapest and Vienna.[4] He emigrated to theUnited States in 1878 with his parents,[3][5] settling near Bridgeport, Connecticut.[6] Berger’s wife, Meta Schlichting, later claimed that Berger had left Austria-Hungary to avoid conscription into the military.[7]

After arriving in the United States, Berger settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1881, which was home to a large population of German-Americans and had a very active labor movement. Berger joined the Socialist Labor Party (then headed by Daniel de Leon), and became the editor of two newspapers – the Social Democratic Herald and the Milwaukee Leader.[8] Berger taught German in the public school system, where his father-in-law was the school commissioner. His wife, Meta, was an active socialist organizer in Milwaukee, and was for many years a member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.[9] …………..  From Wikipedia,

This day in history: Nov. 9, 2014

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Katowice Conference

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The Katowice Conference (also known as the Kattowitz Conference)[1] was a convention of Hovevei Zion groups from various countries held in Katowice, Germany in November, 1884. It was assembled to address the need of a Jewish state and to develop a plan for the creation of a Jewish state.

The Hovevei Zion movement began in Russia and Romania and slowly spread out to the rest of the Jewish world. Important early members were: Chaim Weizmann, Ahad Ha’am, Menachem Ussishkin, Israel Zangwill, and Leo Motzin. The Hovevei Zion organizations were usually small and independent. In 1882, Leon (Yehuda Leib) Pinsker, influenced by a string of pogroms in his town of Odessa, anonymously published “Auto-Emanzipation. Ein Mahnruf an seine Stammesgenossen. Von einem russischen Juden” (Self-Emancipation. A Warning Addressed to His Brethren. By a Russian Jew) Pinsker outlined his belief that the root cause of anti-Semitism was that the Jews were a people without a nation of their own. He called on Jews to organize themselves for the establishment of a Jewish homeland.  From Wikipedia

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Elie Wiesel

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Elie Wiesel 2012 Shankbone.JPGEliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE (/ˈɛli vɨˈzɛl/; born September 30, 1928)[1] is a Romanian-born[2] Jewish-American[1] professor and political activist. He is the author of 57 books, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a prisoner in the Auschwitz, Buna, andBuchenwald concentration camps.[3] Wiesel is also the Advisory Board chairman of the newspaper Algemeiner Journal.

When Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, the Norwegian Nobel Committee called him a “messenger to mankind,” stating that through his struggle to come to terms with “his own personal experience of total humiliation and of the utter contempt for humanity shown in Hitler’s death camps,” as well as his “practical work in the cause of peace,” Wiesel had delivered a powerful message “of peace, atonement and human dignity” to humanity.[4]

Wiesel was born in Sighet (now Sighetu Marmației), Maramureș,[5] Romania,[5] in the Carpathian Mountains. His parents were Sarah Feig and Shlomo Wiesel. At home Wiesel’s family spoke Yiddish most of the time, but also German, Hungarian, and Romanian.[6][7]Wiesel’s mother, Sarah, was the daughter of Dodye Feig, a celebrated Vizhnitz Hasid and farmer from a nearby village. Dodye was active and trusted within the community. In the early years of his life Dodye had spent a few months in jail for having helped Polish Jewswho escaped and were hungry. From Wikipedia

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Frances Wisebart Jacobs

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Frances Wisebart Jacobs.jpgFrances Wisebart Jacobs (March 29, 1843 – November 3, 1892) was born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Bavarian immigrants and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married her brother Jacob Wisebart’s partner, Abraham Jacobs, and came west with him to Colorado where Wisebart and Jacob’s had established businesses in Denver and Central City. In Denver Frances Jacobs became a driving force for the city’s charitable organizations and activities, with national exposure. Among the philanthropical organizations she founded, she is best remembered as a founder of the United Way and the Denver’s Jewish Hospital Association.

Frances Wisebart was born March 29, 1843 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky to Leon Wisebart, a tailor, and his wife.[1] In addition to Frances, they had a son, Jacob (also called Benjamin), and five more girls, all of whom attended public school.[1][2] Frances was a school teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio before she married Abraham Jacobs[2] on February 18, 1863.[1] After their marriage, the newlywed couple traveled by wagon to Colorado where Abraham Jacobs and Frances’ brother, Jacob Wisebart had established stores in Denver and Central City. Frances and Abraham had two sons, one named Benjamin, and a daughter, named Evelyn.[1][2]From Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Former KGB spy Kalmanovich shot to death in Moscow

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Shabtai Kalmanovich

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Shabtai Kalmanovich (Hebrew: שבתאי קלמנוביץ’‎, Lithuanian: Šabtajus Kalmanovičius, Russian: Шабтай Генрихович Калманович; 18 December 1947 – November 2, 2009), alternatively spelled Shabtai Kalmanovic,[1] was a KGB spy, who later became known in Russia as a successful businessman, concert promoter and basketball sponsor.

Kalmanovich was born in Kaunas, Soviet Lithuania to an impoverished Jewish family in 1947. His mother was a Holocaust survivor who had been sheltered by a Lithuanian family after escaping Nazi captivity in the Ninth Fort.[2][3] He studied chemical engineering, and joined the Soviet Army soon after his studies. When his commanders learned that his family was planning to emigrate to Israel, he was summoned to the Jewish administration of the KGB, and was recruited as a spy in exchange for expediting the emigration procedures for himself and his family. In 1971, he emigrated to Israel with his family after they received exit permits.[4]

In Israel, Kalmanovich became active in the Israeli Labor Party, worked in the Government Press Office, and as a parliamentary aide in the Knesset.[5] His government positions gave him access to information about Nativ, an Israeli liaison organization that maintained contact with Jews in the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries. Kalmanovich had been instructed to infiltrate Nativ by his KGB case officer and pass intelligence on its activities.[4] According to his indictment, Kalmanovich handed over information to the Soviets over a period of 17 years. Kalmanovich became a businessman after the KGB funded investments for him in Israel. He became wealthy by exploiting cheap labor in South African bantustan of Bophuthatswana, in conjunction with other Israeli, South African and Taiwanese businessmen. He lived and worked for a time in Sierra Leone, where he made a fortune in the diamond trade and worked as a representative for Israel.[6]From Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Joseph Pulitzer, wanna-be soldier and little man’s champion, dies

His father, Fulop Pulitzer, was a prosperous, Jewish grain merchant whose family had emigrated from the town of Pullitz, in Moravia, in the late 18th …

Joseph Pulitzer

From Wikipedia Joseph Pulitzer (Listeni/ˈpʊlɨtsər/ puul-it-sər,[2] [ˈpulitzɛr] in original Hungarian; April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911), born Pulitzer József, was a Hungarian-American Jewish newspaper publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Pulitzer introduced the techniques of “new journalism” to the newspapers he acquired in the 1880s. He became a leading national figure in the Democratic Party and was elected Congressman from New York. He crusaded against big business and corruption, and helped keep the Statue of Liberty in New York.

In the 1890s the fierce competition between his World and William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal caused both to use yellow journalism for wider appeal; it opened the way to mass-circulation newspapers that depended on advertising revenue and appealed to readers with multiple forms of news, entertainment and advertising.

Today, he is best known for the Pulitzer Prizes, which were established in 1917 by money he bequeathed to Columbia University to recognize artistic and journalistic achievements. The prizes are given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama. Pulitzer founded the Columbia School of Journalism by his philanthropic bequest; it opened in 1912. From Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Jack Benny takes act to TV, grumbling all the way

Lousy student and supposedly a worse violinist, he was also terrible at business but discovered a rare talent for ad-libbing. By David B. Green | Oct. 28 …

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Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television, and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

Benny was known for comic timing, and the ability to create laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from the 1930s to the 1970s, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.

Benny was born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894, in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in neighboring Waukegan, Illinois.[2]He was the son of Meyer Kubelsky and Emma Sachs Kubelsky. Meyer was a Jewish saloon owner, later, a haberdasher, who had emigrated to America from Poland.[3][4][5][6][7] Emma had emigrated from Lithuania. Benny began studying violin, an instrument that became his trademark, at the age of six, his parents hoping for him to become a professional violinist. He loved the instrument, but hated practice. His teacher was Otto Graham Sr., a neighbor and father of Otto Graham of NFL fame. At 14, Benny was playing in dance bands and his high school orchestra. He was a dreamer and poor at his studies, and was ultimately expelled from high school. He did poorly in business school later, as well as attempts to join his father’s business. At age 17, he began playing the violin in local vaudeville theaters for $7.50 a week.[8] He was joined by Ned Miller, a young composer and singer, on the circuit.[9]   From Wikipedia

This day in Jewish history / The woman who discovered nuclear fission dies

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Other than Marie Curie, little is known about women scientists. Ruth Lewin Sime, author of Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics, discusses the life of Meitner, a pioneer in nuclear physics and the epic story behind her co-discovery of nuclear fission.

Lise Meitner

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Lise Meitner (1878-1968), lecturing at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., 1946.jpgLise Meitner (7 November 1878 – 27 October 1968) was an Austrian physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics.[3]Meitner was part of the team that discovered nuclear fission, an achievement for which her colleague Otto Hahn was awarded theNobel Prize.[4] Meitner is often mentioned as one of the most glaring examples of women’s scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.[5][6][7] A 1997 Physics Today study concluded that Meitner’s omission was “a rare instance in which personal negative opinions apparently led to the exclusion of a deserving scientist” from the Nobel.[8] Element 109, meitnerium, is named in her honour.Meitner was born into a Jewish family as the third of eight children in Vienna, 2nd district (Leopoldstadt). Her father, Philipp Meitner,[12] was one of the first Jewish lawyers in Austria.[7] She was born on 7 November 1878. She shortened her name from Elise to Lise.[13] The birth register ofVienna’s Jewish community lists Meitner as being born on 17 November 1878, but all other documents list it as 7 November, which is what she used.[1] As an adult, she converted to Christianity, following Lutheranism,[1][14] and was baptized in 1908.

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Lev Nussimbaum (Kiev, October 17, 1905 – Positano, August 27, 1942), who wrote under the pen names Essad Bey and Kurban Said, was a writer and journalist, born in Kiev to a Jewish family,[1] who spent his childhood in Baku before fleeing the Bolsheviks in 1920 at the age of 14. In 1922, while living in Germany he obtained a certificate claiming that he had converted to Islam in the presence of the imam of the Turkish embassy in Berlin.[2] He created for himself a niche in the competitive European literary world by writing about topics that Westerners, in general, knew little about – the Caucasus,[3] Russian Empire,[4] Bolshevik Revolution[5] newly discovered oil,[6] and Islam.[7] He wrote under the name of Essad Bey in German   …….    Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A violinist who survived Stalin’s purges dies on tour

On October 24, 1974, the great Russian-Jewish violinist David Oistrakh died at the age of 66. Oistrakh is recognized as one of the 20th century’s finest 

David Oistrakh

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David Fyodorovich Oistrakh[nb 1] (September 30 [O.S. September 17] 1908 – October 24, 1974) was a renowned Soviet classicalviolinist.

Oistrakh collaborated with major orchestras and musicians from many parts of the world, including the Soviet Union, Europe, and the United States, and was the dedicatee of numerous violin works, including both of Dmitri Shostakovich’s violin concerti, and the violin concerto by Aram Khachaturian. He is considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century.

He was born in the cosmopolitan city of Odessa in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine) into a Jewish family of merchants of the second guild. His father was David Kolker and his mother was Isabella Beyle (née Stepanovsky), who later on married Fishl Oistrakh.[1] At the age of five, young Oistrakh began his studies of violin and viola as a pupil of Pyotr Stolyarsky. In his studies with Stolyarsky he made very good friends with Daniel Shindarov, with whom he performed numerous times around the world, even after becoming famous, for students at Stolyarsky School of Music. He would eventually come to predominantly perform on violin. From Wikipedia

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כא אד”ש כמשפט לאוהבי שמו אל המתנדבים בעם לעשות צדקת ה’ עם ארצו הקדושה לתת מדי שנה בשנה חוק הקצוב מעות אה”ק תוב”ב אליהם תטוף מלתי ותזל כטל אמרתי לזרז לזריזים ולחזק ידים רפות במתן דמים מעות א”י מדי שבת בשבתו ולפחות מדי חדש בחדשו מערכו הקצוב לערך שנה וכל כסף הקדשים אשר עלה על לב איש להתנדב בלי נדר לפרנסת אחינו יושבי אה”ק מדי שנה בשנה. כי הנה מלבד הידוע לכל גודל מעלת הזריזות בכל המצות הנאמר ונשנה בדברי רז”ל לעולם יקדים אדם לדבר מצוה כו’ וזריזותי’ דאברהם אבינו ע”ה היא העומדת לעד לנו ולבנינו עד עולם כי העקדה עצמה אינה נחשבה כ”כ לנסיון גדול לערך מעלת א”א ע”ה בשגם כי ה’ דיבר בו קח נא את בנך כו’ והרי כמה וכמה קדושים שמסרו נפשם על קדושת ה’ גם כי לא דיבר ה’ בם רק שא”א ע”ה עשה זאת בזריזות נפלאה להראות שמחתו וחפצו למלאות רצון קונו ולעשות נחת רוח ליוצרו וממנו למדו רז”ל לקיום כל המצות בכלל ובפרט מעשה הצדקה העולה על כולנה המגינה ומצלה בפירותיה בעוה”ז מכל מיני פורעניות המתרגשות כדכתיב וצדקה תציל ממות וכ”ש משאר מיני יסורים הקלים ממות כ”ש שטוב לנו גם בעוה”ז להקדימה כל מה דאפשר שהרי אדם נידון בכל יום: Ori Zadok

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Who’s the boss of your body: your heart or your brain? Rabbi Tzvi Freeman explores the untapped powers of the mind.


Rambam on Medicine


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קריאת ספר תהילים השלם – אבידני יובל – ספרדי ירושלמי – Complete Tehilim by Avidani Yuval

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ביצוע: אבידני יובל.
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מוקדש למען זיכוי הרבים – מצווה להפיץ.
לשחרור ממאסר של כל השבויים בגוף ובנפש בפרט לשחרורו המהיר של יהונתן בן מלכה למשפחת פולארד הכלוא עשרות שנים.
לעילוי נשמת: שרה שרח(סרח) בת סולטן, מרגלית מיג’בורה בת צ’חלה רחל, פלו תופאחה כתון בת צ’אחלה רחל, פרחה פלורי יעקב בת צ’אחלה רחל, סלים בן צ’אחלה רחל, משה בן צ’אחלה רחל, יצחק בן צ’אחלה רחל, מאיר בן צ’אחלה רחל, מנשה בן צ’אחלה רחל, צ’אחלה רחל בת חנה, צ’אחלה רחל בת חווה, לאה בת טובה, לאה בת חווה, שאול בן חווה, עבדך מורנו ורבנו חכם עלואן שמעון בן גאולה, עבדך מורנו ורבנו הרב מרדכי צמח בן מזל, עבדך מורנו ורבנו רבי יוסף חיים בעל ה”בן-איש-חי”, עבדך מורנו ורבנו רבי ישראל אבוחצירא ה”בבא סאלי”, עבדך מורנו ורבנו רבי יצחק בו תופאחה, עבדך מורנו ורבנו הרב רבי נחמן בן שמחה ובן פייגא מברסלב, ולכל הצדיקים האמיתיים שוכני עפר קדושים אשר בארץ המה. זכותם תעמוד לנו ולכל ישראל אמן וכן יהי רצון.

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‫tikkun chatzot and learn Torah while Midnight in kollel chatzos

Every night– yes, every single night – dozens of Torah scholars learn Torah for your benefit.
Every night, from midnight until morning, dozens of Torah scholars study Torah the sake of Am Yisrael. They’re tired; they’ve worked hard all day. But they courageously fight off sleep to avail themselves of these special hours.

King David studied Torah at midnight because he understood that then, when light and darkness are intertwined, the Gates of Heaven are flung open to accept our prayers. “Blessed is the portion of those who, at that special time, arise from their sleep to engage in Torah.” It’s an “et ratzon” (an opportune moment), when Hashem’s attribute of mercy rules the world. And it’s then, when Hashem is longing for our prayers and midnight learning, that over sixty Torah scholars leave the comfort of their homes to mourn the destruction, learn Torah and pray for their learning partners and for the entire Jewish nation.

“Whoever arises at Chatzos, Hashem Himself heeds that person’s prayers, and all his requests and blessings are fulfilled” (Zohar).

Their prayers are answered!We have seen yeshuos! People ask these Torah scholars to pray for them – for children, for health, for parnassah, to find a mate, and their prayers are fulfilled, a living testimony to the blessing that is drawn from Torah learning at midnight.
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“He who cannot rise at midnight should support one who does rise, and he will have a share in the Torah learning”
Chutzos Damesek.

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