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“Parade Paradin” – The Great Parade Promo – 5773

Sunday, April 28, 2013
770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

NCFJE invites Jewish people from around the country to star in the greatest Jewish parade of its kind — anywhere.

What makes The Great Parade truly, incomparably great?

The full-day celebration—parade and fair—is themed on Jewish unity and pride, leaving each participant uplifted and feeling proud of who they are. The Great Parade is based on the legacy of Mesibos Shabbos and Lag B’Omer parades held on Eastern Parkway since the 1940s.

As the Jewish population in America spreads out, let us celebrate the life and learning of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, Rabbi Akiva and the great Jewish men and women who brought new joy and unity to Am Yisroel!

Jewish Life in Modern-Day Poland | Journal Reporters

Markus Reichert meets with Polish Jews in Krakow and discovers a new sense of Jewish identity. Just an hour’s drive from Auschwitz, more and more young Polish Jews are keen to discover their roots.

R’ Mendel Kessin, Purim – 5775


מטפסות ערים

קליפ חתונה-יוסי וציפי-חיים שפירא-צילום אירועים

Purim Music!!!!!

28 minutes of non stop great music for Purim and for all year round.

RITMO @ Moksha Purim 2012

TFN 2012 Purim dead sea Israel

Purim Street Party – Tel Aviv, 09/03/2012

Tel Aviv Purim Street Party 2012

מסיבת חומש של מוטי איבגי


Surviving the Holocaust in the Ukraine (Full Documentary)

תקציר החתונה של יהודה ודבוירי

How To Put on Tefilin

Part of a how to series given by Rabbi Joel Finkelstein of ASBEE

הרבנית רונית ברש – טו’ בשבט

שיעור תורה מפי הרבנית רונית ברש
~ טו’ בשבט ~
אשקלון 31.01.2015
צילום:עידן צרור

How to Tu B’Shvat

Livnot educators from Tzfat guide you in the origins and meanings of the Tu B’Shvat Seder.

Rav Elbaz at Kever of Chacham Ovadia Yosef

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“פתח ליבך” – השמעת בכורה למשפחות הנערים

Connecting to the Holy Land by Tasting Its Yummy Food

“Its Not Easy Being Fiveish” – Fiveish and Friends presented by Oorah

Oorah presents “Fiveish and Friends – It’s Not that Easy Being Fiveish”,
Join Fiveish as his friends help teach him an important lesson in life!
Also, be sure to get the latest from Oorah, Shmorg7, available now at

Vaad l’Hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel

The Vaad l’Hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel, a public not for profit organization, was founded in the early eighties for the purpose of restoring traditional Jewish life and culture in the countries formerly part of the Soviet Union. The 2013 annual dinner honors Keynote speaker Roy Neuberger.

The Effects of Anti-Religious Soviet Forces on Jewish Life in Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania

Roza Bieliauskiene – teacher at the Jewish school in Vilnius, Lithuania – remembers how all religious were suppressed during Soviet times and how that anti-religious attitude affected the Jewish community and Yiddish language.

Jewish Life in American Cinema: Stereotypes, with Peter L. Stein and Ruthe Stein, live at the JCCSF

From the earliest silent films right up to Woody Allen and Barbara Streisand, Peter Stein and Ruthe Stein showed examples of American films dealing with Nebishes, Jewish mothers and alter cockers. Some rare historical footage and lots of laughs.

Yachad International Choral Community Jewcer Campaign

Music has incredible transcendental qualities: it can connect people across borders created by age, race, gender, culture, nationalities, language, and time. YACHAD (Hebrew for “unity” and pronounced YAH-had) is an International Choral Exchange program developed to use music’s power to connect students and collaborating educators from all over the world. This program, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Culture Festival, both in Krakow, Poland, will bring students from the United States, Poland, and Israel together for the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow. Not only will students and educators learn about Jewish life beyond Auschwitz through in Jewish music and culture workshops, but they will teach each other about their respective country’s languages and cultures and will engage in international and multicultural dialogue. Finally, they will have the opportunity to perform as a combined choir at 25th Annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow alongside 20,000 musicians, artists, participants, and scholars from around the world. This program’s purpose is to foster international and multicultural dialogue through music to encourage peace and mutual understanding across global boarders.

Louis Sholzberg – interview

Best Jewish Wedding

Fashion Show Women of Today- Chabad Palm Beach


Shlomo Rechnitz interviewed by Larry King

Philanthropist and businessman Shlomo Rechnitz was interviewed in a “Profiles in Philanthropy” special by Larry King.  Highlights of this interview were featured on the 2012 Chabad Telethon.
King and Rechnitz discuss the motivation behind Rechnitz’s massive global charitable efforts, the secret behind his business success, his views on the future of the healthcare industry and his commitment to Chabad.  Rechnitz also talked about a special program at his company, TwinMed, LLC, which hires graduates from Chabad’s national drug and alcohol treatment center in Los Angeles, helping to integrate them back into the community.
Rechnitz co-founded TwinMed in 1998, and it has grown to become the largest medical supply distributor of the West Coast and one of the nation’s fastest growing distributors of medical supplies and services, serving as the primary distributor to over 2500 Skilled Nursing Facilities nationwide.  In 2004, Rechnitz  founded Brius Healthcare Company, a quality care provider with over 8,000 employees nationwide.
Rechnitz has utilized his success in the healthcare field to give back to the field of medicine, and has contributed millions of dollars to cancer research. He is President of Toras Emes Academy, the largest Hebrew Day School west of the Mississippi, and is Chairman of the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation in New York.   In 2011, Shlomo and his brother Steve were the winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award.  In May 2012, Rechnitz was honored by UCLA with Sidney Poitier, Terry Semel and Morgan Freeman when he received the ICON Award for Visionary Leadership in Business and Philanthropy.
In August 2012, Rechnitz hosted the largest celebration of Jewish learning since the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D., when 90,000 Jews gathered at New York’s MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the study of Talmud, a rigorous seven-and-a-half-year-long cycle of Talmudic learning.
In September, Rechnitz was featured at the Chabad National Telethon as the recipient of the Chesed Award, Chabad’s most prominent award.
Rechnitz is a pillar of the Los Angeles community, where he spends much of his time engaged in philanthropic and community efforts in the field of education, medical and humanitarian assistance.

Jerusalem Soul Center

יונתן שטענצל

L’intervention du grand rabbin de Tunis,le père de Yoav Hattab: “Les juifs sont respectés en Tunisie

Levayah of HaRav Hillel Zaks ZT”L | הלוויתו של הרב הלל זקס ז”ל

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24 Teves 5775 – Central Farbrengen at Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in 770

24 Teves 5775 – Central Farbrengen at Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in 770

Israel Awards Actor Michael Douglas $1 Million Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas has been awarded the $1 million Genesis Prize award, Read More Button--orange

Watch Michael Douglas Sneak Up On His Legendary Dad

Nancy O’Dell shares a beautiful talk with 97-year-old film legend Kirk Douglas (who is celebrating his birthday on Dec. 9!) and his famous son, Michael, who surprises him during the interview.

Michael Douglas visits the City of David


Michael Douglas Wins Golden Globe Awards 2014

The Dean Martin Roasts – Kirk Douglas (Man of the Week)

Original Air Date – October 12, 1973


The Centre For Jewish Life – Promotional Video 2014
The CJL five year anniversary dinner @the Montcalm Hotel.
Produced by: The CJL team

Centre for Jewish Life – London

Isaac Yitzchak Bitton Chabad at Union Square 2000, “In The Field”

Chabad concert with Isaac Bitton, in Union Square, before ‘Rosh Hashanah’ (Jewish New Year) 5761

Ralph Benmergui My Israel

Nefesh Yehudi-My Israel My Roots

My love Israel

Jerusalem – Yerushalayim


Israeli songs

Betzalel Ness | A JewishStar Contestant 2012 | Niggun Yomi.wmv

Dear Friends: This is an unknown niggun by the Great R’ Shlomo Carlebach, zt”l. Please remember it and sing it in your most challenging and most joyous moments and you are certain to rise to the top. Happy Chanukah to the entire world!! Much love, Betzalel Ness (Ps. If you can it would be appreciated if you could login to: and give me your vote, leave a nice comment too! Thank you and may G-d bless you all!!)

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature. Plumbing the depths of a Jewish world locked in crisis and on the cusp of profound change, he captured that world with brilliant humor. Sholem Aleichem was not just a witness to the creation of a new modern Jewish identity, but one of the very men who forged it. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness Opens at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema on July 8th


Hasidic Dance – Rabbi Nahman Meuman

Satmar Rebbe Dancing Mitzvah Tanz In Israel

Satmar Rebbe Of Williamsburg Rabbi Zalman Leib Teitelbaum Dancing Mitzvah Tanz At The Wedding Of His Granddaughter In Bet Shemesh, Israel Wednesday January 23 2013

Eli Rabinowitz

Meoras Hamachpela in Chevron 1st Night Channukah 5775

Old City – First Night of Chanukah 5775 | 2014 עיר עתיקה – הלילה הראשון של חנוכה

Exclusive: Satmar Kuf Alef Kislev 2014 | סאטמאר כ”א כסלו תשע”ה, ניו יארק סטעיט ארמארי, קראון הייטס

Third Annual Zichron Nosson Tzvi Melava Malka

What do you Love about being Chabad? Chony Milecki


DEC. 15, 2012 @ TERMINAL 5 NYC

Chanukah 2014 With Chabad of Suffern


Lighting Menorah at the Location Where the 2 NYPD Officers Were Fatally Shot

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Shabbos Angels [Official Music Video]

Belz Hasidic Dynasty Wedding Celebrated In Jerusalem

wedding between Ultra-Orthodox Jewish families which attracted 25,000 guests

Thousands of Orthodox Jews dancing with enthusiasm, amazing

Rabbi Buchdahl at White House Chanukah Party (Dec 17 2014)


Chanukah 5775/2014 movie Donetsk Jewish Community

Фильм-сюрприз от Донецкой общины, которая разбросана по городам и странам – но, ни смотря ни на что – вместе. Поздравления для всех общины с Ханукой 5775.

The Yeshiva Boys Choir – “Those Were The Nights (of Chanukah)”


Steven Sotloff Remembered in Chanukkah tribute

As the first day of Hanukkah arrived in South Florida, a touching tribute was held to remember a local journalist killed by ISIS terrorists.

At around 6 p.m. Tuesday the parents of Steven Sotloff, Art and Shirley Sotloff, arrived at the Chabad Center of Kendall. The tribute marked the first public appearance by Sotloff’s parents since their son’s memorial.

Obama Celebrates Freedom Of A Jew From Cuba On Hanukkah


Largest menorah in Louisiana 2014

1st night Hanukkah Largest menorah in Louisiana 2014

Hanukkah Menorah lit at White House

Vice President Biden participates in lighting of a giant Menorah behind the White House, marking beginning of Hanukkah. Duration: 00:36

The World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah lit in New York City on the first night of Hanukkah

A Bissel of Chanukah

A Bissel of Chanukah takes a lighthearted look at the things we commonly speak about during this festive time. Jewish Care Victoria residents give their views on how to spell Chanukah, how we light the candles and what makes a good latke?

This is the third video in our series “A Bissel of…”. We hope you enjoy it and share it with your friends and family.

Revolutionary Israeli Technology Breaking New Ground to Treat Wounds

Dr. Morris Topaz, founder of an Israeli breakthrough medical technology known as ‘Top Closure,’ gives a demonstration of his patent that will change the way the world’s medical community treats complex skin wounds.

Six13 – Chanukah (Shake It Off)

CHAG SAMEACH! Life got you down? You should be thinking about the miracle of light. Just shake it off… it’s Chanukah!

Hanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with Light

By Charlie Harary

The Hanukkah battle isn’t over. We fight with light.

You can fight with light. Join the resistance and add your light:

1st night of Chanukah

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Hanukkah – Dreidel – music video by Jewish a cappella group Shir Soul – Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah from Shir Soul! ~
contact David Ross: 917-817-2897

One Crazy Night @ Sinai Temple

As you can see, at Sinai Temple we have a lot of fun. Come join the stars of the promo – Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi Jason Fruithandler, Rabbi Nicole Guzik, Rabbi Erez Sherman and Cantor Marcus Feldman at Sinai Temple’s “ONE CRAZY NIGHT.” Details Below but you can pre-register at

Avinu Malkeinu – Varda Noga Spielman with B’nai Torah Choir – אבינו מלכנו – ורדה נוגה שפילמן

VARDA NOGA SPIELMAN – ורדה נוגה שפילמן
Live with B’nai Torah Choir
Avinu Malkeinu – אבינו מלכנו
A Prayer – Max Janowski

Udi and Varda-2013 Concert-אודי וורדה שפילמן

אנדרדוס – העמוד הרשמי


Hanukkah Menorah Night


The sculptured Chanukah lamps of the artist Oded Halachmi

The sculptured menorahs of Oded Halachmi are the essence of his jewish roots.
the menorhas are exhibited in the Babylonian Museum.

Chanukah Jewish Rock of Ages – Official Hanukkah Song (Video)

The parody of all parodies! “Chanukah: Rock of Ages” is a parody of Jewish holiday parody songs that have become so popular. It tells the Chanukah story in 8 hit songs, capturing the history of contemporary music and dance.

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift Parody – Hanukkah Edition

Happy Hanukkah from the Adam Karol & The Hotness fam! Lyrics for your sing-along pleasure are below and check us on…

Thousands Of Chabad Rabbis Dance At Shiluchim Dinner Roll Call

For info about Shiluchim conference please check out

World’s Largest Selfie. 2000 Chabad Rabbis

2,000 Rabbis gather for group shot at Chabad Hasidic movement’s international conference in Brooklyn, using 5-meter-long stick to hold up lens. I personally film from the inside the picture.

Chanukah ,,,, with Chabad,,,,,

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Chai Lifeline

Fighting Illness With Love
Chai Lifeline is a non-profit organization whose mission since 1987 has been to restore the light of childhood to Jewish children whose innocence ended when cancer, life-threatening, or lifelong illness was diagnosed.
Through programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.
For assistance please call 877 CHAI LIFE or 212-465-1300


Doc Paskowitz, Jewish Surfer Dude for Ages, Dies at 93
Jewish Daily Forward
What do you get when you mix West Coast catch-a-wave surfing culture with the profoundly Jewish sensibilities of the son of Yiddish-speaking .



Kosher Wines


 Tarbut Sefarad

Victoria Pelegrin, teniente de Alcalde, participó en el acto conmemorativo celebrado el 4 de julio en el call de Tarragona en representación del ayuntamiento de la ciudad. El suyo fue un discurso emotivo y comprometido con la recuperación de la judería tarraconense.

Holocaust Survivor Zofia Landau Testimony (Espanol)

This testimony from Jewish Holocaust Survivor Zofia Landau is from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute.

USC Shoah Foundation

The Idan Raichel Project הפרויקט של עידן רייכל


Strictly Kosher 1,2,3

All rights belong to ITV.

Strictly Kosher – Series 2 – Episode 1

Strictly Kosher – Series 2 – Episode 2


LivWise Foundation Liv, Love & Lyrics


2014 Concert — My Soul Longs For You: Melodies


Bais Chana

Meet Bais Chana women. They’re warm, smart, funny, unguarded and theyre interested and savvy about what they want to do with their Jewish lives.

Schonert playes The Jewish music and Gershwin

Schonert playes The Jewish music and Gershwin

ירושלים: מאות השתתפו בהכנסת ס”ת לע”נ בנות משפחת גרוס

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בירושלים התקיימה הערב תהלוכת ‘הכנסת ספר תורה’ שנתרם לעילוי נשמת אביגיל פסיה ויעל גרוס ז”ל, שנספו ב’אסון ההרעלה’ בגבעת מרדכי בירושלים.

התהלוכה יצאה מבית הכנסת ‘משכן שמואל’ בשכונת גבעת מרדכי בירושלים, לעבר בית הכנסת חניכי הישיבות ‘אוהל דוד’ שבסמוך לישיבת חברון.

צוותי כיבוי ומתנדבי איחוד הצלה איבטחו את התהלוכה שעברה ללא אירועים חריגים.

צילום: יוסי אייזנשטיין – סוכנות הידיעות “חדשות 24”

Chabad Novosibirsk – Siberia Russia .Rabbiner Mendel Schtroks

Dimitry exclusive driver of the Mitzwe Tank from Moscow to Novosibirsk.
Picked up Shalom and David from Omsk to drive around Siberia to find Jews to teach them more Jiddishkeit.

בסוכה של אלי וחיה זקן 10.2014 The “Sukkah” of Eli & Haya Zaken

שמחה גדולה בסוכה של אלי וחיה זקן היקרים 11.10.2014. אלי זקן סקסופון
אלברט בירון קלידים.
11.10.2014 great joy at the “Sukkah” of dears Eli & Haya Zaken
Video By Moti Gabay

Diner En Blanc and mre…

The white picnic flash mob that originated in Paris is now taking hold in Tel Aviv.
“Diner en Blanc” is flash-mob-style picnic event started in Paris 25 years ago. Everybody dresses in white and eats off white tablecloths. And now Diner en Blanc has come to Tel Aviv!
Says host Shahar Cohen: “I see all these people that came and met together not for any cause, only to sit together and have a good time. People came from different places, with different foods and different beliefs and not because of religion and not because of anything else, only because they want to sit together and enjoy themselves from a really nice and quality evening.”


Elchanan Berkovitz

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12Tribe Films Foundation is a program provider specializing in movies and cultural events that show a side of the Jewish and Israeli narrative that receives little attention in the public discourse today. Our aim is to provide programs that allow people to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the Jewish people and the Land of Israel today.
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Spreading the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslev of blessed memory, and our contemporary spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Arush, our English-speaking rabbis include (alphabetically) Dr. Zev Ballen, Rabbi Lazer Brody, Rabbi Dror Moshe Cassutto, Rabbi Elchanan Elgorod, and Rabbi Natan Maimon.
Our channel also features inspirational clips and music from the Jewish music world’s leading performers.
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WorldJewish Congress


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


Centre for Jewish Life – London·

Transformational Tuesdays: TED Style – Keith Breslauer


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

Chabad House Bowery

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Le renouvellement du monde, il est impossible de le comprendre avec l’intelligence, mais seulement avec la Emounah. Et grâce à la Emounah il y aura à l’avenir le renouvellement du monde. Et alors il y aura ce chant. C’est le chant splendide qui correspond au fil de miséricorde. Il est la racine des Tsitsit. Ainsi grâce au fil sont attirés, à sa racine la clarification et la réparation de l’imagination. Et grâce à cela on répare les vêtements et les habits. Car ceux-ci proviennent de l’imagination. Elle est un vêtement par l’intelligence. C’est ainsi qu’un homme peut ressembler à un autre homme au moyen du changement de ses vêtements. Au point qu’il peut tromper et on ne le reconnaît pas. Ainsi il est possible au moyen de l’imagination tromper et modifier la compréhension. (p86) il est possible de déformer la compréhension d’un concept véritable vers un concept mensongère au point qu’il n’est plus possible de reconnaître l’essence véritable de la vraie compréhension. Parce que l’imagination, lorsqu’elle n’est pas clarifiée, revêt et cache l’intelligence au point de ne plus pouvoir distinguer l’essence de la vraie compréhension. Parce que l’imagination est un revêtement sur l’intelligence. Aussi c’est une nécessité vitale de parvenir à clarifier l’imagination. Car l’essentiel d’une Emounah entière est grâce à la clarification de l’imagination. C’est aussi la nécessité de s’efforcer de rechercher et de demander à ה de mériter de se rapprocher vers un vrai Juste qui possède le principe du souffle de sainteté. Cela afin de mériter grâce à Lui une Emounah complète, ce qui est la base de tout. Car tout cela provient du principe de la Tefila. . (Likoutey Halakhot Pourim 1 paragraphe 4) 20150213 0300.mp3

BOTBOL- 4 Ana Baada Farkoum

HAIM BOTBOL au Megarama de CASABLANCA – 27 Mars 2014
Produit et realise par MAURICE ELBAZ pour FTG records.

Chanson : “ana baada Farkoum la Galou Fiya”

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Tsahal – Armée de Défense d’Israël

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CRIF , Roger Cukierman



Colloque UPJF Quel Avenir pour les Juifs de France .mp4

Le thème de ce Colloque sur les Juifs de France sera toujours d’actualité quelque soit le Pouvoir ,qu’il soit de droite ou de gauche en France :
aussi doit-on de nouveau émigrer vers un autre pays ou immigrer en Israel ?

Cours de Torah : etre Juif en france ou Israel / Rav Shimon Gobert -(à Ashdod) 27/02/2013

JAUK ELMALEH – Casablanca 2013

Jauk Elmaleh interprète les “Trois Prophetes” à la Synagogue Benarosh en Avril 2013 a Casablanca
Soirée organisée par Vanessa Paloma en l’honneur des ambassadeur Sylvia et Sam Kaplan.

Copenhague: Inna Shevchenko, témoin de la fusillade, témoigne

La leader des Femen, Inna Shevchenko, participait au colloque qui a été visé par des dizaines de coups de feu samedi à Copenhague au Danemark. Elle témoigne en exclusivité pour iTELE : “Je parlais de la liberté d’expression, je disais que parfois on a l’illusion de pouvoir profiter de cette liberté, mais ce n’est qu’une illusion. Et c’est à ce moment-là qu’on a entenud des tirs, une rafale.”

Attaques à Copenhague : un lien avec Al-Qaida ?

Le gorille s’est éteint

Décès de l’acteur juif français Roger Hanin

Le célèbre commissaire Navarro est mort « d’une détresse respiratoire »

11 février 2015, 13:10

Roger Hanin est mort ! Remarquable hommage et retour sur sa carrière – 11/02

“Navarro” n’enquêtera plus. L’entourage de l’acteur a annoncé mercredi la mort de Roger Hanin, âgé de 89 ans.

Serge Moati: “On riait aux éclats” avec Roger Hanin

Toute l’actualité sur Serge Moati a qualifié Roger Hanin de “colosse chaleureux coeur d’or”, de “formidable comédien” ou encore d’homme “qui avait une sensibilité populaire”. “Il racontait toujours des blagues pieds noirs à François Mitterrand qui riait à gorge déployée.” Le réalisateur rappelle qu’outre Navarro, l’acteur, mort mercredi, a joué de prestigieux rôles au théâtre et au cinéma: “c’était un type assez complet”.

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Roger Lévy, dit Roger Hanin, né le 20 octobre 1925 à Alger et mort le 11 février 2015 à Paris1 à l’âge de 89 ans, est unacteur, réalisateur et écrivain français.

Roger Hanin est né au sein d’une famille modeste dans la basse casbah d’Alger2 en Algérie, où il grandit rue Marengo avant que sa famille ne s’installe à Bab El Oued3. Son grand-père était rabbin et son père, fonctionnaire des PTT4. Renvoyé du lycée à cause des lois antisémites de Vichy qui imposent un numerus clausus en Algérie pour les élèves juifs dès 19415, il devient engagé volontaire dans l’aviation en 1944. Roger Hanin se définit lui-même ainsi : « Mon vrai nom, c’est Lévy. Mon père s’appelle Joseph Lévy. Ma mère Victorine Hanin. À l’origine, c’était Ben Hanine. C’est une fille Azoulay. Je suis 100 % kasher sur le plan génétique. Je suis fils de communiste et petit-fils de rabbin. Je me sens très juif. » .  Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

Les miracles de D-ieu et la foi dans les Tsaddikim dissipent tous les doutes

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Herzl un héros, un pionnier du sionisme, car si nos ancêtres ont récité des siècles durant, la célèbre phrase « L’an Prochain à Jérusalem » à la fin de la Haggadah, lui, ce précurseur a tout fait pour que ce rêve ancestral devienne une réalité, un fait.
Ce que certains ne savent peut être pas encore, c’est que Herzl, fut le fondateur du Keren Kayemeth LéIsraël, et aussi le fondateur du sionisme moderne.
Son rêve est devenu une réalité

Le Mag-Féminin reçoit Rinati Lakel, créatrice de foulard pour femme – 613TV

Le Mag-Féminin et 613TV ont l’honneur et la joie de vous partager une interview exclusive avec Rinati Lakel, une créatrice de foulard pour femme de grand talent!
En bonus, une démonstration de Rinati Lakel: comment nouer son foulard avec originalité et élégance!
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L’ABC du judaïsme: d’où viennent mes rêves? – 613TV

Rav Avraham Kadoch et 613TV ont la joie de vous partager l’ABC du judaïsme!
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Conférence du Rav Benchetrit: la preuve irréfutable

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La ménopause

IRENE LANDAU , Coach et Psychothérapeute dirige le Centre de la Guérison Psychosomatique à Jérusalem.
Elle est l’auteur du livre Internet :
” la Mise en scène de la maladie et des symptômes “: 118 histoires thérapeutiques pour soulager vos troubles ”
Après une très longue formation incluant la psychanalyse, la psychogénéalogie, le décodage des maladies, la thérapie familiale, la thérapie de couple, les fleurs de Bach, l’EFT, la PNL, le coaching, l’hypnose, elle a pû venir en aide à des centaines de patients dans des domaines très variés.
Irène Landau et 613 TV ont le plaisir de vous faire découvrir des conférences passionnantes qui vous permettront de faire une “ouverture de conscience” et d’avancer ainsi sur le chemin du mieux -être, de la guérison et de l’épanouissement.
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TORAH NEWS (9) – 613TV

Retrouvez l’actualité juive au coeur du judaïsme avec Rav Avraham Blatner et tous ses invités exceptionnels!

Ma femme me soule – 613TV

Rav Nissim Haddad vous offre un chiour spécial sur le secret du Chalom Bait.

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Ayin Ara / Le mauvais oeil, ca existe? 5 5 5 5 5

Ce fameux Ayin Hara ou mauvais oeil…doit-on y croire? Doit-on s’en proteger?
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Week end à Tel Aviv au 20 Heures France 2

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L’univers de la Yechiva

VIDÉO | Israël | Netanyahu, hilarant, en mode Bibi-sitter : « C’est soit moi, soit Tzipi et Bugie »

Vote for the Bibi-Sitter

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Contrecarrer les activités terroristes à la frontière de Gaza

Comment l’armée israélienne surveille t-elle et met t-elle fin aux activités terroristes qui sont menées dans la bande de Gaza ? Lumière sur les technologies de pointe qui permettent à Tsahal de garder un oeil sur les terroristes.

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Bernard-Henri Levy, Benny Levy et Alain Finkielkraut – archives exclusives IsraTV – inauguration Institut Levinas à Jérusalem.
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CSOJ: Débat sur l antisémitisme avec Finkielkraut, Badiou, Haza 1 sur 2

CSOJ: Débat sur l’antisémitisme avec Finkielkraut, Badiou et Haza 2 sur 2

Renowned Israeli conductor dies on stage during concert
Israel Yinon, 59, collapses at Lucerne event; cause of death unclear

Israel Yinon est mort sur scène à Lucerne
Le chef dirigeait une représentation d’ « Une symphonie alpestre » de Richard Strauss

Orquesta Filarmónica de Zacatecas con Israel Yinon

Mort des 2 soldats israéliens : la France condamne l’attaque du Hezbollah < Le Monde Juif > ….

Témoignage d’un habitant du nord qui raconte l’explosion du véhicule militaire israélien après l’att

Mercredi matin, le Hezbollah a tiré un missile anti-char contre une jeep de l’armée israélienne à Har Dov, 2 soldats tués et 7 blessés

La Vie est un Test ! — Connaissance de Soi et du Monde

Mémoires d’Auschwitz – Témoignage de Jean Bito – TV5MONDE

Jean Bito

Né le 17 octobre 1930
Fils de déportés, arrêtés le 27 janvier 1944 et envoyés à Auschwitz par le convoi N°67

« De mon père, je me rappelle la patience, c’était un homme sage. De ma mère la gaîté, elle chantait »
Jean Bito a subi l’antisémitisme puis la mort des membres de sa famille comme les prémices d’une acculturation. Livré à lui-même au lendemain de la guerre il a dû se reconstruire seul, dans un environnement social et politique hostile ou indifférent aux enfants de déportés. Il pose à présent un regard désabusé sur la société française, et le judaïsme, mais n’en demeure pas moins animé d’un grand appétit de vivre.

L’enquête d’un philosophe aux racines du nazisme

Entretien avec Jean-Louis Vullierme, philosophe, auteur de “Miroir de l’Occident” aux éditions du Toucan.
Dans “Miroir de l’Occident, le nazisme et la civilisation occidentale” le philosophe Jean-Louis Vullierme se plonge dans le corpus idéologique des nazis. Il en rapporte que le nazisme n’est pas un monstre diabolique venu d’ailleurs, il est le produit méthodique et prévisible de la civilisation occidentale. L’un des événements les plus destructeurs de l’histoire moderne n’est pas seulement le fruit de la folie. Hitler a puisé aussi chez les penseurs américains et européens

Joel Mergui

Intervention du 11 Janvier à la Grande Synagogue de la Victoire pour la cérémonie en hommage aux Victimes des attentats de Paris

Je suis juive je suis française je suis israélienne à la synagogue de la victoire le 11 janvier 2015

Les murs de La Grande Synagogue de la Victoire n’ont pas vu une telle folie avant le 11 janvier 2015, je crois…

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Hollande rend hommage aux victimes de la Shoah

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Discours de François Hollande au Mémorial de la Shoah – Evénements

Inauguration de l’Exposition ” Les enfants dans la Shoah”

Inauguration de l’exposition de L’AMEJD Lille “les enfants dans la Shoah “, dans le cadre du 70ème anniversaire de la libération du Camp de Concentration d’Auschwitz.
Poème “Les clémentines sans pépins” d’Alexandre Olère, lu par les élèves de CM1 et CM2 de l’Ecole Boufflers de Lille

Message émouvant aux Juifs de France et d’Europe

Extrait du cours: J’AI ETE Charlie. Le cours entier est ici : Ne laissez pas vos amis dans l’ignorance partagez ce cours.
Retouver le rav Haim Dynovisz avec des cours profonds pour mieux comprendre l’actualité de notre temps et se ressourcer spirituellement.


Cette vidéo montre l’horreur des camps d’extermination durant le nazisme de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Les images sont ajustées dans l’ordre du déroulement des camps,c’est-à-dire de l’arrivée des prisonniers à leur mort s’ils n’ont pas survécu jusqu’à la libération.

Transmettre la Shoah

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Plus de 60 ans après la Shoah, à l’heure où la parole des témoins devient de plus en plus rare, il devient nécessaire de s’interroger sur la mémoire d’un des événements les plus importants du 20ème siècle, sinon le plus traumatisant…

Le film propose donc de parcourir les principaux questionnements autour de la mémoire de la Shoah et entraîne le spectateur dans les lieux du souvenir, à la rencontre des spécialistes et des témoins.

Reportage Auschwitz Birkenau camp documentaire 2014

Reportage amateur Auschwitz Birkenau 2014
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Entretien avec Serge Klarsfeld, historien français

L’historien Serge Klarsfeld développe dans cet entretien les thématiques suivantes : le maréchal Pétain et le premier statut des juifs, 1940
Jusqu’au dernier : la destruction des juifs d’Europe

La découverte des camps de la mort (1944 / 1945) | Au cœur de l’histoire | Europe 1


France et Europe: les musulmans, la gauche: la haine du Juif sous l’habit de l’antisionisme

Bizarrement c’est aux États-Unis que les médias analysent le mieux les phénomènes antisémites. En Europe et en France, les médias participent à la falsification des faits et attisent l’antisémitisme, par une désinformation sur le conflit judéo-musulman.


Le moment le plus fort de Shoah (de Claude Lanzmann)

Un homme de Corfou, déporté à Auschwitz-Birkenau, a vu disparaître sa femme, ses quatre enfants et son père dans les fours du camp d’extermination. 40 ans après, il en parle en tenant les quelques photos qu’il lui reste. Et puis on l’entend chanter la Hatvika, le chant de l’espoir, avec d’autres amis déportés, dans la synagogue de Corfou. Sa voix reflète à elle seule le souffrance qu’il a enduré. Son regard est fort. Sa bouche trahi ce qu’il endure encore éternellement… Des 1650 juifs de Corfou (île au large de la Grèce), 122 sont revenus…

Comment expliquer la hausse de l’antisémitisme en France ?

Retrouvez l’interview de Maître Benoît Louvet, avocat de la Licra, interrogé au journal de France 24 sur le phénomène de la hausse des actes et des menaces antisémites en France en 2014.
(Date de l’interview : 5 décembre 2014)

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A Tunis, veillée aux bougies pour Yoav Hattab

TUNIS – 17 jan 2015 – Veillée de recueillement samedi à Tunis, à la mémoire de Yoav Hattab. Ce jeune homme de 21 ans est l’une des 4 personnes décédées lors de la prise d’otages du supermarché cacher porte de Vincennes.
Pour saluer sa mémoire, une centaine de personnes ont déposé des bougies, au pied de la grande synagogue de Tunis.



Ladino לאדינו : Entrevista kon Mordechai Frizis תיעוד ד”ר איציק לוי

לדינו : ראיון עם הרב מרדכי פריזיס הרב היוצא של קהילת סלוניקי בייוון צאצא למשפחת רומנייטים (שהוגלו בימי בית שני ע”י טיטוס לאימפריה הרומית) , יוני 2013

Grèce : Le Premier ministre Samaras reconnait sa défaite face à Syriza

Antonis Samaras, le Premier ministre grec sortant, a reconnu la défaite de son parti Nouvelle démocratie face à Syriza. “Syriza a gagné. La Nouvelle démocratie a bien résisté. Je vous promets que nous allons joué un rôle important dans l’opposition”, a-t-il déclaré dimanche soir à l’annonce des résultats partiels.

Rav Shimon GOBERT : Lorsque la terreur nous parle


Rav Shimon GOBERT : La souffrance de l’autre


La pensée de la pause café, sur le quai au feu rouge avant d’y aller !

“tout pour plair et toujours célibataire”
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Arabie saoudite: la mort du roi Abdallah, son demi-frère Salmane lui succède

C’est par un communiqué que le palais royal a fait savoir cette nuit la nouvelle de la disparition d’Abdallah. Le souverain s’est éteint à l’âge de 90 ans. Il souffrait notamment d’une pneumonie et avait été hospitalisé à de nombreuses reprises ces dernières années. Il doit être enterré ce vendredi.

La communauté juive entre inquiétude et protection militaire

Une semaine après le drame de l’Hyper Cacher, porte de Vincennes, la communauté juive reste inquiète. Même si le déploiement militaire rassérène la population. Reportage dans le quartier de la “Petite Jérusalem” à Paris.

Le genie de Maimonides – le Rambam

Qui etait le Rambam (Maimonides)?

Fils de Maïmon ben Yossef HaDayan et issu d’une longue et illustre lignée de rabbins et juges, que certains n’hésitent pas à faire remonter jusqu’à Rabbi Yehouda Hanassi (lui-même réputé de lignée du Roi David), Le Rambam naquit à Cordoue. Le fait que sa date de naissance soit connue au jour près (le 14 Nissan, encore qu’un doute subsiste sur l’année, 1135 ou 1138), ainsi que celle de son décès (20 Tevet) est indicateur de la réputation qu’il avait acquise de son vivant.
Racontons la vie de personnage fascinant docteur, scientifique et Rabbin et etudions ensemble les Chlochah Assar Ikarim: les « Treize Principes Fondamentaux » de la foi juive, qui découlent de la Torah. Maïmonide décrit ces principes de foi comme étant « les vérités fondamentales de notre religion et ses fondements même ».

Ce cours est dedie a la memoire de Yoan, Yoav, Phillipe et Francois-Michel qui ont perdu leur vie en faisant les courses de Chabbat, Que leur souvenir soit une benediction.

Royal: “l’antisémitisme n’a pas sa place en France”

Funérailles officielles pour les quatre Français juifs tués dans l’HyperCacher

Près de 2.000 personnes ont assisté ce mardi à Jérusalem aux funérailles des quatre Français juifs tués vendredi porte de Vincennes à Paris.
Une foule considérable composée des proches anéantis, d’officiels et d’anonymes français et israéliens s’est rassemblée à la mi-journée dans l’immense cimetière du Har Hamenouhot (mont du Repos) où ont été enterrés Yohav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham et François-Michel Saada. Le Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahu a participé aux funérailles. La France y était représentée par la ministre Ségolène Royal.

L’intervention du grand rabbin de Tunis,le père de Yoav Hattab: “Les juifs sont respectés en Tunisie

L’intervention du grand rabbin de Tunis,le père de Yoav Hattab: “Les juifs sont respectés en Tunisie,on n’a pas de pbm .Mon fils avait peur de sortir avec la Kippa en France””

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Entrevue avec Guta Tyrangiel Benezra pour la sortie de son livre “L’Ombre des prejuges”
Paris, Culture et Spectacles avec Monique Nakash

Nous sommes frères

Nous sommes frères

Hommage aux victimes de l’attaque contre Charlie Hebdo du 7 janvier 2015

Discours de Benyamin Natanyahou à la grande synagogue de Paris en hommage aux victimes des attentats

Discours de Benyamin Natanyahou en hommage aux victimes des attentats du 07 08 09 janvier 2015

Alya 2015 prévus pour tout les juifs de France si d veut

Rabbi Méir Baal Haness, une âme de la Fin des Temps

Ce cours révèle avec une nouveauté extraordinaire de nombreux secrets se cachant derrière l’un des plus grands Maitres d’Israël, descendant de convertis romains, Rabbi Meir.
Comment et pourquoi ce Maitre incarne la delivrance finale du monde?
Qui etait véritablement son épouse, Brouria?
Quel est le lien entre rabbi Meir et Pessah cheni?
Un cours qui nous fait rentrer dans les profondeurs les plus mystérieuses de l’histoire humaine et des secrets de la Torah.

A ecouter SANS MODERATION !! – Rabbi Meir- 14 Mai 2014

La grande force et l’histoire du Rabbi Meir Baal Haness – 613TV

Rav Itshak Attali et 613TV ont le plaisir de vous partager la grandeur du Rabbi Meir Baal Haness.

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Mémoires d’une miraculée, réalisé par son fils Michel Teyssier

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

613TV vous offre un reportage exceptionnel et en hommage au Rabbi de Loubavitch (que sa mémoire soit bénie).

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Haim look et Chekkara, voix du maroc

La rencontre des deux stars de la musique arabo-andalous, le représentant de la communauté musulmanne du Maroc et le représenant de la communauté juive du maroc

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JUIF ? selon…


“JUIF ?” est une série de 120 portraits vidéo d’anonymes et de personnalités , juifs et non juifs. À travers la série JUIF ? , Je crois écrire une petite virgule de l’Histoire de juifs en France d’aujourd’hui.Avec les 120 portraits, c’est un livre-DVD, qui verra le jour…
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Radio SHALOM, Charles Lugassy


Charles Lugassy is a cultivated journalist for Radio Shalom equipped with 15 years experience in journalism with Radio Canada, 20 years experience in immigration consulting and a highly active and reputable presence in the Jewish Sephardic community.


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Interview du Rabbin Laurent Chalom Berros sur Radio Judaïca Strasbourg.

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Deutsche Muslime und Antisemitismus: Woher kommt die Judenfeindlichkeit?

Einige Muslime vertreten antisemitische Thesen. Abdul-Ahmad Rashid spricht mit dem Berliner Rabbiner Daniel Alter und dem Psychologen Ahmad Mansour, der sich gegen Judenfeindlichkeit stark macht. (14.06.2013)

Immer wieder gibt es Angriffe auf Juden in Deutschland. Mutmaßliche Täter sind häufig muslimische Jugendliche. Zuletzt war das Anfang Juni im hessischen Offenbach so: Nach dem Angriff auf einen Rabbiner hat ein 14-Jähriger die Tat gestanden. Wie kommt es zu diesem Judenhass unter Muslimen? “Forum am Freitag”-Moderator Abdul-Ahmad Rashid spricht darüber mit Rabbiner Daniel Alter aus Berlin, der selbst Opfer eines Anschlages geworden ist, und dem Psychologen Ahmad Mansour, der mit Jugendlichen gegen Antisemitismus vorgeht.

Wenn Rabbiner Daniel Alter auf die Straßen Berlins geht, trägt er meistens zwei Mützen: die Kippa und darüber eine weitere – aus Gründen des Selbstschutzes: “Antisemitismus bekommt in der jüngeren Vergangenheit eine neue, offenere und aggressivere Qualität”, sagt der Rabbiner. Berlin ist die Stadt Deutschlands mit der größten jüdischen Gemeinde: Rund 10.000 Juden leben in der Hauptstadt. Immer mehr von ihnen wollen aber unerkannt bleiben. “Viele Mitglieder unserer Gemeinde versuchen es zu vermeiden, sich öffentlich als jüdisch zu identifizieren”, sagt Alter. Was passieren kann, wenn man als Jude ausgemacht wird, hat Alter am eigenen Leib erfahren: Vor den Augen seiner kleinen Tochter wurde er von Jugendlichen verprügelt. Einfach nur, weil er Jude ist.

Alltäglicher Antisemitismus

Viel häufiger begegnet einem der Antisemitismus unter muslimischen Migranten aber im Alltag, auf Schulhöfen, in Schulklassen, Moscheen, auf Facebook: “Jude” sei unter muslimischen Jugendlichen ein Schimpfwort geworden, schreibt Ahmad Mansour in einem Bericht für die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (BpB). Mansour, der mit Jugendlichen im Projekt “Heroes” arbeitet und dort judenfeindliches Gedankengut bekämpft, hört aber auch regelrechte Verschwörungstheorien: Es geht dort um die “Herrschaft der Juden” oder ihre aktive Rollen bei der Finanzkrise oder bei den Anschlägen am elften September.

Bei muslimischen Jugendlichen tritt antisemitisches Gedankengut dabei nicht nur vereinzelt auf. Die BpB spricht von einer “problematischen Größe“. Präzise Zahlen gibt es in Deutschland nicht, aber einige Studien, die Aufschluss geben. In einer Studie aus dem Jahr 2010 wurde die Zustimmung zur Aussage “Juden haben in der Welt zu viel Einfluss” abgefragt. 35,8 Prozent der arabischen und 20,9 Prozent der türkischstämmigen Jugendlichen stimmten ihr zu. Bei Jugendlichen ohne Migrationshintergrund lag der Wert bei lediglich 2,1 Prozent.

Maßnahmen gegen die Judenfeindlichkeit

Muslime, die solchen Thesen zustimmen, haben meist eins gemeinsam: Sie haben noch nie in ihrem Leben einen Juden persönlich getroffen oder mit ihm gesprochen. Sie assoziieren beim Wort “Jude” israelische Soldaten oder radikale Siedler. “Dass aber in Deutschland und anderswo Juden leben, die mit Israel kaum oder wenig zu tun haben, ist ihnen unbekannt.”, schreibt Ahmad Mansou für die BpB. Wenn Jugendliche etwa im Schulunterricht Holocaustüberlebenden begegnen oder einem Rabbiner, dann relativieren sich ihre antisemitischen Thesen. Mansour, der selbst palästinensische Wurzeln hat, hält es in Klassen mit einem hohen Anteil muslimischer Jugendlicher für sinnvoll, die Frage des Antisemitismus, des Holocaust und des Nahost-Konfliktes miteinander verknüpft zu behandeln. Leider fehlten dafür zurzeit noch die Unterrichtskonzepte, bedauert er im “Forum am Freitag”-Gespräch.

Purim 5775 (2015) _Rav Cherky

Rav Cherky spricht über das jüdische Purim-Fest, welches dieses Jahr am 04.03.15 stattfinden wird.

Anschläge in Kopenhagen: Dänische Polizei erschießt mutmaßlichen Attentäter


Schießerei in Kopenhagen: Björn Staschen, NDR, mit Informationen


Neue Stadtführung “Spurensuche jüdischen Lebens”

Die Aktion Zivilcourage bildet im Rahmen des Projektes “Spurensuche jüdischen Lebens in Pirna” neue 7 neue Stadtführer aus. Die Route für die Führung haben Ramona Meisel von der Aktion Zivilcourage und der Historiker Hugo Jensch zusammengestellt.

Israel Heute

Israelnetz Nachrichten


Breslev Deutsch

שלום לכולם וברוכים הבאים!

כמו באתר “ברסלב ישראל”, גם כאן נשתדל להעלות תכנים של שמחה, אמונה ואהבה על פי תורתו של רבי נחמן מברסלב, ברוח ספרי הרב שלום ארוש, “גן האמונה”, “גן הגעגועים”, “שעריו בתודה” ועוד

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Rabbi Schalom Arusch – Die spirituelle Bedeutung von Purim und seine Gebräuche – פּוּרִים

purim agudas achim 2012

purim 2012 Zürich

ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Purim – Das Purimfest “Jüdischer Karneval” Auch in den Synagogen 2011

Purim 2012 Jüdische Gemeinde Dresden

ZDFinfo Videos

»Schützt höhere Bildung vor Rassismus und Antisemitismus?«

»Schützt höhere Bildung vor Rassismus und Antisemitismus?«
Vorstellung einer Studie und Podiumsdiskussion am 20.2.2014 in der Akademie des Jüdischen Museums Berlin

Wie verbreitet ist ausgrenzendes Denken im akademischen Milieu? Vorgestellt und diskutiert werden die Ergebnisse einer empirischen Studie von Wassilis Kassis und Charlotte Schallié.

— Einführung von Yasemin Shooman (0:08)
— Vorstellung der Studie durch die Autoren (4:56)
— Podiumsdiskussion (20:50)

Teilnehmer der Podiumsdiskussion:
— Wassilis Kassis (Universität Osnabrück)
— Charlotte Schallié (University of Victoria, British Columbia, Kanada)
— Iman Attia (Alice Salomon Hochschule)
— Stefanie Schüler-Springorum (Technische Universität Berlin)
— Andreas Zick (Universität Bielefeld)

Deutsche und Juden – Trotz allem Versöhnung? – HISTORY LIVE am 10.11.2013

Deutsche und Juden – Trotz allem Versöhnung?
Kein Verbrechen, das je an einer Bevölkerungsgruppe begangen wurde, war so menschenverachtend und dabei so systematisch organisiert wie der Holocaust. Die Reichspogromnacht jährt sich in diesem Jahr zum 75. Mal. Dies ist für Guido Knopp Anlass, sich 70 Jahre nach dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs in History LIVE mit dem Holocaust und seinen Folgen für das deutsch-jüdisch-israelische Verhältnis auseinander zu setzen.
Guido Knopp diskutiert mit den Historikern Michael Wolffsohn und Götz Aly sowie dem Publizisten Yves Kugelmann.

“Jüdische Genies” – Warhols Juden

13. März 2012, Eröffnung der Ausstellung “Jüdische Genies” – Warhols Juden im Museum Judenplatz

Die Judenschublade – Junge Juden in D.

Ich bin Jüdin, aber ich heiße Sharons Politik nicht gut, mein Vater trägt keinen schwarzen Kaftan und ich mache meine Freunde, die so alt sind wie ich, nich.,,,,,,

Die jüdische Gemeinde in Saarbrücken

Aus der SR-Sendung “Direkt dabei” vom 27.10.2014.

O-TON: Zum Tod von Richard von Weizsäcker

Weizsacker Rede zum 8. Mai 1985 part 1-5

Deutsch-jüdische Spurensuche: Argentinien | Kultur 21

Deutsch-jüdische Spurensuche – Diesmal USA | Kultur 21

Deutsch-jüdische Spurensuche in Südafrika | Kultur 21

Spurensuche – Deutsch-jüdisches Kulturerbe weltweit | Im Focus

Brandenburgs erste Synagoge wird in Cottbus eingeweiht

Landesrabbiner Nachum Presman und Staatssekretär (MWFK) Martin Gorholt zur neuen Synagoge. Anschließend noch ein Teil des Thora-Festzuges in der mit Interessierten gefüllten Sprem.

Anne Frank Teil 1

Anne Frank Teil 2

Anne Frank

from Wikipedia

Annelies Marie „Anne“ Frank (geboren 12. Juni 1929 in Frankfurt am Main als Anneliese[1] Marie Frank; gestorben Anfang März 1945im KZ Bergen-Belsen) war ein jüdisches deutsches Mädchen, das 1934 mit seinen Eltern in die Niederlande auswanderte, um der Verfolgung durch die Nationalsozialisten zu entgehen, und kurz vor dem Kriegsende dem nationalsozialistischen Holocaust zum Opfer fiel. Zuvor hatte sie sich mit ihrer Familie in einem Hinterhaus in Amsterdam versteckt gehalten, wo sie ihre Erlebnisse und Gedanken in einem Tagebuch niederschrieb.

Das nach dem Krieg von ihrem Vater Otto Frank veröffentlichte Tagebuch der Anne Frank gilt als ein historisches Dokument aus der Zeit des Holocaust und die Autorin als Symbolfigur für alle Opfer der Vernichtungspolitik der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Photo by Wikipedia    Gedenkstele an Anne Franks Geburtshaus im Marbachweg Nr. 307, in Ffm, von Bernd Fischer. Read More Button--orange

Chabad Berlin: Schabbat Nugget mit Rabbiner Yehuda Teichtal. Januar 16., 2015


7 Tage unter Juden (Reportage)

Datteln, Zimt und Kiddusch-Wein kommen zusammen in eine Küchenmaschine. Es duftet nach einer fremden Welt in der jüdischen Gemeinde zu Oldenburg. “Jede Zutat, jedes Gericht hat hier eine Bedeutung”, erzählt Oshra Levi. Sie kocht für die Pessach-Feiertage. Pessach ist das Fest, das an den Auszug der versklavten Israeliten aus Ägypten erinnert.
Tradition wird großgeschrieben

Jüdischen Museums Berlin

Wir freuen uns, eine Auswahl an Videos über die Sammlungen, Ausstellungen, Aktivitäten und Themen des Jüdischen Museums Berlin zeigen und teilen zu können.


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Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster, producing TV, radio and Internet programming for you in 30 languages – wherever you are in the world (YouTube programming in German).

Jüdische Musik

International Holocaust Remembrance Day videos

»Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Die Erschaffung der Welt« — Ausstellungseröffnung am 3.4.2014

»Die Erschaffung der Welt« — Illustrierte Handschriften aus der Braginsky Collection
Sonderausstellung vom 4.4.2014 bis 3.8.2014

Der Schwerpunkt der Sammlung liegt auf illustrierten Handschriften, die im 18. Jahrhundert in Mittel- und Nordeuropa entstanden und einen Höhepunkt der jüdischen Handschriftenkunst darstellen.

Weitere ausführliche Informationen zur Ausstellung auf der Website des Jüdischen Museums Berlin:


Shraga Elam

Das Gespräch wurde am 9. Juli 2014 aufgenommen.


R. Jaron Engelmayer,Rav Dani Fabian,R. Marcel Bordon,R.Yitchak Ziskind,R. Yechiel Brukner, und mehr…….

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Chabad Berlin: Schabbat Nugget mit Rabbiner Yehuda Teichtal. Oktober 8., 2014

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Rabbiner Mendel Schtroks

Chabad Berlin: Schabbat Nugget mit Rabbiner Yehuda Teichtal. Oktober 2., 2014


Bet Halevi – Golan Yonatan

Israel Tourism  Israel Active Interest Tour

Ralph Giordano

Yiddish Lessons

Shiur mit Rav Albert Shamonov.

Jüdischer Kultursommer 2011 Sephardische Melodie – Max Doehlemann Jazz Trio

Konzert Max Doehlemann Jazz Trio mit Saxofonen
Jüdischer Kultursommer im Jüdischen Museum Berlin, 2011
“Sefardische Melodie”
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Parshat  Language : german

Mehr Transparenz und Effektivität – Aufbruch der IKG Nürnberg – 06.02.2015

Thomas Senne berichtet über die Kehliáh in Nürnberg, über eine Gemeinde mitten im Aufbruch. Sowie Parascha “Jitro” von Rabbiner Joel Berger. (zur Startseite)Bucharajuden – Der letzte Rabbi von Buchara – 30.01.2015

Vor etwa 2600 Jahren zogen aus der Gefangenschaft freigelassener Juden nach Usbekistan, in das damaligen Handelszentrum Buchara. Heute gibt es in Buchara nur noch eine verschwindend kleine jüdische Gemeinschaft. Julia Smilga war auf Spurensuche in Usbekistan. Sowie Parascha von Rabbiner Joel Berger.

Leon Weintraub – Überlebender des Rassenwahns – 23.01.2015

Leon Weintraub hat nicht nur Auschwitz überlebt, sondern auch Getto Litzmannstadt, die Konzentrationslager in Groß-Rosen, Flossenbürg und Natzweiler und den Todesmarsch. Thomas Muggenthaler hat mit dem “Überlebenden des Rassenwahns” gesprochen. Sowie Parascha von Rabbiner Joel Berger.


Rabbanim Shiurim

Rav Joseph Pardes

Raw Frand zu Parschat Jitro 5774

Von der Wichtigkeit, eine Mission zu haben

Der Vers besagt: „Und ihr sollt für mich ein Königreich von Priestern und ein

heiliges Volk sein. Dies sind die Worte, die du zu den Kindern Israels sprechen sollst.” [Schemot 19:6]. Dieser Vers wird an der zeitlichen Schwelle zur Übergabe der Thora erwähnt – der Offenbarung G-ttes am Berg Sinai. Raschi kommentiert den Satzteil „Dies sind die Worte“ mit der Erklärung „nicht mehr und nicht weniger“.

Was sagt uns Raschi hiermit? Mein guter Freund, Rabbi Ja’akow Luban, teilte mit mir den folgenden Gedanken – zusammen mit einer Geschichte:

Dies ist der vielleicht verheissungsvollste Moment in der Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes. Sie stehen kurz davor, die Thora zu empfangen. Sie wissen nicht viel über die Thora. Mosche Rabbejnu schickt sich an, eine grosse Ansprache zu halten – kurz vor der Empfangnahme der Thora. Dies wird die grösste Rede seines Lebens! Was soll er ihnen sagen? Man könnte meinen, er solle ihnen erzählen, was die Thora ist, was Mizwot sind, was die Thora ausrichten kann, was Mizwot bewirken können. Es hätte eine stundenlange Predigt werden können!

G-tt sagte zu Mosche, er solle dem Volk aber folgendes sagen: Sie sollen für mich ein Königreich von Priestern und ein heiliges Volk sein. Das war’s! Im Hebräischen sieben Worte – nicht mehr und nicht weniger. Was hat das zu bedeuten?

Das Folgende ist eine wahre Geschichte: Es gab eine Familie in Jerusalem, deren Kind schwerbehindert war. Die Eltern kamen zu Rabbi Schlomo Salman Auerbach, um die Internierung ihres Sohnes in ein Heim zu besprechen. Wo sollten sie ihn hinbringen? Wie sollten sie es ihm sagen? (usw., usf.) – Der Sohn wollte nicht gehen. Rabbi Auerbach fragte die Eltern: Habt ihr es mit eurem Sohn besprochen? – Sie sagten: „Wir können es nicht mit ihm besprechen. Er es ist geistig beschränkt.“

Rabbi Auerbach bestand jedoch darauf. Ihr könnt ihn nicht einfach in einem Heim absetzen. Ihr müsst es zuerst mit ihm besprechen. Rabbi Auerbach sagte zu den Eltern: „Ich möchte den Jungen sehen.“ – Also brachten sie den Jungen zum Rabbi. Der grosse Rabbi fragte den Jungen: „Wie heisst du?“ – Der Junge sagte ihm seinen Namen. Rabbi Auerbach sagte zu dem Jungen: „Mein Name ist Schlomo Salman. Ich bin einer der Gedolej Ha’Dor (einer der grossen Thora-Gelehrten dieser Generation). Du wirst jetzt auf eine spezielle Schule kommen. Doch es gibt niemanden in dieser Schule, der überwacht, ob die Kaschrut (das jüdische Speisegesetz) eingehalten wird und alles rechtmässig abläuft. Ich mache dich zu meinem persönlichen Assistenten, um danach zu schauen, dass alles in der Schule koscher ist und mit rechten Dingen zugeht. Und ich gebe dir Semicha (Rabbiner-Diplom bzw. Ordination) und du bist von jetzt an ein Rabbiner. Ich möchte, dass du allen Leuten dort sagst, dass Rabbi Schlomo Salman Auerbach – einer der Gedolej Ha’Dor – dich zu seinem persönlichen Gesandten gemacht hat, um zu schauen, dass alles richtig abläuft.“

Sie brachten den Jungen in das Heim. Einige Wochen später, als die Eltern den Jungen über Schabbes nach Hause nehmen wollten, sagte er: „Ich kann nicht fortgehen. Rabbi Schlomo Salman hat mir gesagt, ich trage hier eine Verantwortung. Ich bin der Maschgiach (geistige Aufseher). Ich muss mich um vielfältige Dinge kümmern.“ Der Junge wollte nicht über Schabbes nach Hause kommen.

Was hatte Rabbi Auerbach getan? – Er gab dem Jungen eine Mission. Als der Junge den Auftrag erhalten hatte, sagte er: „Dem muss ich gerecht werden.“ Er kannte seinen Auftrag und wusste um die Wichtigkeit dieser Mission.

Mosche Rabbejnu sagt dem jüdischen Volk: Ich habe hier nicht vor, euch von Thora und Mizwot zu erzählen. Ich werde euch lediglich eine Mission überbringen: „Ihr sollt für mich ein Königreich von Priestern und ein heiliges Volk sein.“ Das ist euer Auftrag. Der Weg, ihn zu erfüllen, führt über etwas, das sich „Thora“ nennt. Wenn ihr die Thora bekommt, werdet ihr in der Lage sein, diese Mission auszufüllen. Doch das Einzige, was ihr jetzt wissen müsst, ist das Ziel des Ganzen – die ultimative Mission. Diese lautet: „Ihr sollt für mich ein Königreich von Priestern und ein heiliges Volk sein.“ Nicht mehr und nicht weniger. Dies ist die Einführung zur Übergabe der Thora.

Raw Zweig zu Parschat Jitro:

Nicht Opium fürs Volk, sondern für die Elite!

„Das ganze Volk sah die Donnerstimmen und die Flammen…“ [20:14]

Raschi zitiert den Midrasch, der uns die Bedeutung des Verses lehrt, „das ganze Volk sah die Donnerstimmen“ (hebr. wekol ha’Am ro’im et ha’Kolot, wörtl. Stimmen). Auf wundersame Weise, stellte sich bei all jenen, die an einer Sehstörung litten, die Sicht wieder her. Und im selben Masse – da es im Vers heisst, „wir werden tun und hören“ (hebr. na’asseh we’nischma) – wurden all jene geheilt, die taub oder stumm waren. Weshalb war physische Vollkommenheit eine Voraussetzung für die Offenbarung am Berg Sinai?

Die Thora zerstreut den Mythos, wonach Religion vor allem ein „seelischer Halt“ für die Unsicheren und die Unglücklichen der Gesellschaft sei. Religion war stets vor allem in den niederen Gesellschaftsschichten verbreitet, weil sie Trost und Hoffnung spendet, wo der Alltag beschwerlich und bedrückend ist. Die „Eliten“ haben überwiegend die Religion gemieden. Wo Gesundheit und Wohlstand vorherrscht, erscheint häufig keine Notwendigkeit, nach G-tt zu suchen.

Als das jüdische Volk aus Ägypten auszog, war es vollbeladen mit grossem Reichtum, und es war auf wundersame Weise von allen physischen Leiden geheilt. Der Allmächtige wollte uns damit lehren, dass es in Bezug auf das Wesen der jüdischen Religion keine Missverständnisse geben soll: Sie ist keine „Religion der Armen und Unglücklichen”, sondern – im Gegenteil – der Eliten!


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Egypt’s last Jews: ‘We are dying’ – BBC News

The Jewish community in Egypt is on the verge of disappearing.
Up until the 1950s, as many as 100,000 Jews called the country home – now, just 12 remain. The BBC’s Cairo correspondent Sally Nabil explains why.

Delegation of Dirshu Rabbanim Daven at the Tziyun of the Chafetz Chaim on Behalf of Thousands of Lom

Helsinki Jewish Tour July 15, 2014

Shore Excursion in Helsinki to the Jewish Memorial for 8 fallen martyrs and the local Jewish Synagogue with our Guide Andre Zweig

Torah Dedication Ceremony – Seoul, South Korea

Welcoming the first Ever Torah scroll to Korea.
י’ אדר תשע”ב
Sunday, March 4, 2012

101 One Chabad Gala 2015

L’chaim Chabad

Chabad of the Tri-Valley Hebrew School 5775 – Candlelight

Rav Talk

Talk show con i rappresentanti di Chabad Lubavitch a Roma, condotto da Rav Benedetto Carucci-Viterbi
Serata di Gala, 38 anni di Chabad Lubavitch a Roma
31 Gennaio 2015 – 11 Shevàt 5775

Chabad Lubavitch con Yoel Sharabi a Roma

Musica di Yoel Sharabi durante la serata di gala per festeggiare 38 anni di Chabad Lubavitch a Roma.
31 gennaio 2015- 11 Shevàt 5775

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Rabbi Vishedski Donetsk

Sprach at Kinus Hashluchim 5775

Kinus Hashluchim Haolami 5775 at Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters

Kinus Hashluchim Haolami 5775 at Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters – Broadcast LIVE via


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The most beautiful synagogue in the worold,Dohány Street Synagogue
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Synagogue Beth-Yaacov de Genève
The Belz Great Synagogue in Jerusalem.
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770 Eastern Parkway
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Great Synagogue (Jerusalem)

Musical Havdalah With the Rebbe

Un Minuto di Torah da Jewish Venice

Jewish Venice: Un Minuto di Torah – BeShallach

Shabbat at Chabad House on Campus

A first time video experience of a Shabbat meal at Chabad House on Campus and what it takes to make it (this video was not filmed on Shabbat).

Chabad on Campus

Chabad on Campus | Enriching University Life

Санкт-Петербургская хоральная синагога. История и музыка

Лекционно-экскурсионная программа, посвященная истории и музыкальной традиции Санкт-Петербургской хоральной синагоги. Экскурсовод: Мотл Гордон. Кантор: Григорий Якерсон. В рамках Фестиваля медленного чтения “От папируса до самиздата” (СПб, 7-10 марта 2013). Проект Материалы Фестиваля доступны на сайте “Эшколот”:

Y-ah Ribbon Alam. Raza de-Shabbat

A famous liturgical hymn for Shabbat, written by Israel Najara (16-17th century). Performed by Baruch Brener, Yair Harel, Yonatan Niv, Eitan Kirsch and Andre Haidu (“Raza de-Shabbat” ensemble) as part of the Eshkolot Festival in Jerusalem (June 2014). Lyrics in original Aramaic and Russian translation are available in the program book (p. 69);…

Full audio recording of Raza de-Shabbat performance:…

Full program of Eshkolot Festival in Jerusalem:

יהדות מרוקו סרט נדיר ביותר !!!!!!

לכל הצופים היקרים,אני מעלה סרט נדיר ביותר ששודר בעבר הרחוק בערוץ 1 ואשר חלקים ממנו מפוזרים ברשת באיכות לא טובה. הסרט הוא באיכות מעולה ומספר על יהדות מרוקו בעיר ובכפר. אני מעלה הסרטון באהבה ובהוקרה ובגעגועים למורשת מרוקו המפוארת והמעתירה. צפיה מהנה.

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Chabad Berlin Koscher Fest


AEPi – Chabad Roadtrip

SUNY Oneonta AEPi hits the road with Chabad to help connect Jewish youth to Jewish life on campus.

chabad Thailand koh samui 2005-2007

Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Day is an opportunity for the members of the Ottawa Jewish community to come together to volunteer their time and energy in the spirit of Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”). This is our chance to give back, one good deed at a time.

Join us this year on February 8, 2015.

2015 Annual Campaign Video (Jewish Federation of Ottawa)

Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s Annual Campaign Video – Campaign 2015.
Together, we enrich lives.

Violent clash with police in Argentina

A protest turns violent in Buenos Aires on January 19, 2015 as Argentinians mourn the sudden death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, a few hours before he demonstrates his evidences implicating the government in the 1994 terrorist attack against the Jewish community center, AMIA.

Published first in RT via Ruptly on January 20. Link here:…


Moshe Haschel & The Neimah Singers sing Verastich Li.wmv

Chazan Moshe Haschel & The Neimah Singers sing Verastich Li at the Chuppah of Heather & Charles Daniels – 13th November 2011

Tu B’Shevat – The seven species and their significance in Judaism

Dr. David Iluz of BIU’s Department of Geography and Environment and of The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences explains the significance of the trees of the seven species to the Jewish identity and the Israeli culture

Tu Bishvat

From Wikipedia

Tu Bishvat (Hebrew: טו בשבט‎) is a Jewish holiday occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat (in 2014, Tu Bishvat began at sunset on 15 January and ended at nightfall on 16 January). It is also called “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot” (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות‎), literally “New Year of the Trees.” In contemporary Israel, the day is celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration. Read More Button--orange



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Netanyahu to French Jews after attacks: ‘Israel is your home’


Across France, nearly 4 million march to honor victims of terrorist attacks-‘We are Charlie’


Hollande promises protection to Jewish community ahead of Paris rally


Netanyahu Calls for Jews in France to Return to Israel



26.12.2014 Amona the Beloved Community. The High Court of Israel has order it destroyed despite they have no legal foundation to do so. This community located in Binyamin next to Ofra has been here for 20 years and is the re-emergence of ancient Amona that existed on this same location in the days of Joshua. Some call it a west bank settlement or outpost but the truth is it is a excellent Jewish community.

Chabad of Great Neck Annual Dinner 2014

Chabad of Great Neck 23rd Anniversary. The Dinner was held on March 3, 2014 at Temple Israel of Great Neck.

Yud Tes Kislev Chassidic Celebration at Chabad RTC in San Francisco (2014)


החזן יחזקאל ציון ~ חופה בניו יורק 2014

Chanoeka 2014 Amsterdam Damsquare – Chabad celebrates with the Dutch Jewish Community

JP Updates Forum – ‘The State of The Jewish Community At Home And Abroad’

Featured speakers include Rabbi Steven Weil, CEO of The Orthodox Union (OU), who discussed New Year’s resolutions from a Jewish perspective; Ira Forman, U.S. special envoy of the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; and Benjamin Brafman, a renowned criminal defense attorney.

Rome, Italy: Jewish Quarter

More info about travel to Rome:; In this video, we’ll take a trip to Rome’s Jewish Quarter, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe.

The Secret Jews of Calabria (promo) – Help complete the film!!! Contact:

Many of the Italians living in Calabria (Southern Italy) have Jewish roots going back to the Inquisition. When an American rabbi of Italian descent, Barbara Aiello, returns to her ancestral village in Calabria to encourage the locals to discover their Jewish heritage, not everyone (Jews and Christians) welcomes her. This is the promo for the one hour documentary film now in production and seeking co-production and distribution agreements, foundation or private support to complete the film. Contact the producer, Carl Perkal –

Dining out with Italian Jews: quality kosher cuisine in Rome’s historic Jewish Ghetto

One thing that strikes you when you walk into the Jewish Ghetto in Rome is the enormous amount of restaurants. Kosher restaurants that serve the so-called Giudaico Romanescho, the Jewish-Roman cuisine. Restaurants where it’s very hard to get a table. So they must be very good. But what is it, that makes this Jewish Roman cuisine so special?


Il CENTRO CULTURALE EBRAICO Naàr Israel ha la sede a Milano, in Piazza Castello 5.

E’ una realtà ben radicata nel tessuto sociale della Città ed opera in sinergia con le Istituzioni delle Comunità Ebraiche.

Suo scopo è quello di promuovere la cultura ebraica attraverso vari momenti formativi e culturali.

Tra le iniziative annuali pubbliche sono da rilevare l’allestimento e l’accensione del candelabro gigante in Piazza Cadorna per la Festa di Hanukkah e la costruzione della Sukkah nel Castello Sforzesco in occasione della festa di Sukkot.




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Brooklyn Jewish Xperience

BJX (Brooklyn Jewish Xperience) makes Judaism and Jewish life accessible to Jews of all backgrounds and affiliations. BJX is a home away from home for unaffiliated college


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Jewish Culture Thriving in Djerba – Tunisia

Djerba is one the most beautiful spots in Tunisia and home to surprising harmony between Jews and Muslims. In this small island, two very different cultures meet; teaching a lesson on how two conflicted cultures can live peacefully together.

ג’רבה – האי הפלאי

ביקור באי’ ג’רבה, על בתי הכנסת העתיקים שלו, בתי היהודים והשווקים וכמובן הקהילה הקדושה.
הצצה אל חיי הקהילה היהודית באי, שחייה דומים מאוד מאוד למה שהשארנו אנחנו בלוב.
הרחובות והבתים המסויידים לבן,בתי הכנסת במודלים ארכיטקטונים זהים, עם הקשתות והעמודים המיוחדים.
בית הכנסת “צלאת אלטראבלסייה” עם השמש עאריבי הי”ו.

ריחות של פעם.

צולם בימים שעוד אפשר היה (שנת 2000).

Chai Lifeline Chanukah 2014 – Around the World

Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn

http://israelvideosfeed.comBorough Park (usually spelled Boro Park by its residents), is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City in the United States; Borough Park covers an extensive grid of streets between Bay Ridge and Prospect Park. Borough Park had its beginnings in a few streets of cottages called “Blythebourne” erected in 1887 by the speculative builder, Electus B. Litchfield.Another developer, William Reynolds, built more speculative housing in the area, which was served by a steam railroad, the Brooklyn, Bath and Coney Island West End Line.
Borough Park is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities outside of Israel, with one of the largest concentrations of Jews in the United States, and Orthodox traditions rivaling many insular communities. Since the average number of children in Hasidic and Hareidi families is 6.72, Borough Park is experiencing sharp growth. It is an economically diverse area, with rich, working class and poor people living side-by-side and going to the same schools and synagogues.
Its heart lies between 9th and 18th Avenues and 40th and 61st Streets. Borough Park is patrolled by the NYPD’s 66th [6] Precinct and by Boro Park Shomrim Citizen Safety Patrol

MaRan HaRav Elyashiv Zt”l Participating In A Hachnosas Sefer Torah To His Beis Medrash – 2010

Maran Harav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv Zt”l participating in a Hachnosas Sefer Torah dedicated to his Beis Medrash in his honor – 2010

Hindy Shur and Sruli Motzen Wedding Part 1

Music at the Hindy Shur and Sruli Motzen wedding

Hindy Shur and Sruli Motzen Wedding Part 2

Chabad of Lantau Candlelight Music Video

Performed by the students of JUDA & Gan. Shown at the 4th annual Chanukah in the Plaza.

אוהל חבד במוצאי שבת Ohel Chabad Winter Motzahi Shabat

Why I Go to Chabad


Chabad Lubawicz

Chabad Simchat Torah Promo

The Public Menorah Lighting for Chanukah at the Cliffs Pavillion

On Tuesday the 16th of December 2014 both Rabbi Bar and Rabbi Sufrin took part in a public lighting of the Menorah in Southend on Sea at the outdoor Menorah based outside the Cliffs Pavillion in Westcliff on Sea- seen by both members of the Jewish community and indeed the community as a whole it was a joyous time where singing and yummalicious donuts were had by all 🙂

Mayor Bill de Blasio Lights The Menorah At Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza

BROOKLYN – Tuesday night marked the beginning of Hanukkah.

Jewish community members celebrate the festival of lights, which started at sundown for the next eight days.

Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand to light the first candle on the menorah in front of Prospect Park at Grand Army Plaza.

Organizers say the goal is to bring awareness to the holiday and its universal message of increasing light to eliminate any darkness.

Talent search for Dancing Rabbis for Chanukah Telethon

Chabad Rabbi Perl searches the streets of NYC for Dancing Rabbis for the Chanukah Telethon Dec 14th. It was not that easy!! cable-stations across the Tri-state and streaming live

Chanuka Miracle With The Satmar Rebbe


A Conversation with Rabbis at the Katz Center (October 12, 2009)

Jewish Pride Radio: Interview with Rabbi Simcha Scholar, Executive Vice President of Chai Lifeline


Channukah in The City, Sydney, Australia organised by the Yeshiva Centre, Chabad HQ NSW Australia (Part 1 — Rabbi Feldman)

Bobov-45 Rebbe Dancing at London Hachnosas Sefer Torah Dec 2014

Bobov-45 Rebbe Dancing with Bobov-45 Rov & their children at London Hachnosas Sefer Torah Dec 6, 2014. Bobov 45 Rebbie went to London with big NY crowd. This is first trip that Bobov 45 Rebbie allowed a large NY crowd to come along.

20 מיליון שקל לחתונה היקרה אי פעם בישראל

200 בני אדם עבדו מסביב לשעון, במשך מספר חודשים, בשביל ערב אחד: חתונת בתו של המיליארדר מיכאל צ’רנוי. זו הייתה הפקת ענק, ממש כמו של כוכבים גדולים שמגיעים להופיע בארץ

Shragee Gestetner Singing at the Chuppah of Hershy and Sara Goldberger in Montreal

Shragee Gestetner Singing at the Chuppah of Hershy and Sara Goldberger in Montreal
and Pinny Ostreicher Playing on the keyboard!

Hataras Nedarim With Gedolei Yisroel In Bnei Brak – 2014

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Hataras Nedarim with various Admorim and Roshei Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. They are as follows, (named in the order shown on the video).The Nadvorna Rebbe, Rav Gershon Eidelstein, the Modzitzer Rebbe, Rav Dov Landau together with Rav Moshe Hillel Hirsch and the Premishlaner Rebbe. 2014

Brooklyn Jewish Center

Gaved Yerushalayim Visiting New York – Kislev 5775

Gaved Yerishulayim Visiting New York – Kislev 5775

Rabbi Gregory Groysman

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גם אני מגבה את חיילי צהל

Hanochas Even Hapina For The Grand Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok World Center – 2014

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Hanochas Even Hapina on the site of the proposed Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok world headquarters being built in the Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem. May, 2014

“With Jews We Lose”

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Ethiopian Jews celebrate SIGD 2014 in Manhattan

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Ethiopian Jews celebrate SIGD 2014 in Manhattan

Moishe House

Meet Dan, Benji, Sarah and Samantha, four roommates in Washington, DC, whose paths intersected when they all became Moishe House residents. Today, their home is a center of gravity for young Jews in the community who, like them, want to create and share Jewish experiences with friends.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MET Hebrew Manuscripts Panel


Moshe Normatov

Jewish Community Watch


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Karaite Synagogues in Israel and in other Countries



From Wikipedia, A shtick (Yiddish: שטיק) (or schtick) is a comic theme or gimmick. “Shtick” is derived from the Yiddish word shtik (שטיק), meaning “piece”; the closely related German word Stückhas the same meaning.

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Michael Elkabetz תזמורת המגרב פסטיבל קרקוב 2012


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Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ offer many ways to live generously, connect with our heritage, and build a vibrant Jewish community.




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If You’re Jewish and You Know It – Rick Recht at Camp Barney Medintz


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LiveShiur: Rabbi David Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel

We proudly welcomed Rabbi David Lau, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel to the yeshiva, where he welcomed our incoming talmidim to the new year of learning.

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Jewish Wedding Chazan in South Florida singing Ana Bekoach


Israeli humor – Hope kindergarten

A brilliant skit from the Israeli comedy show “Eretz Nehederet” (lit: “Wonderful Country) on Channel 2. This skit depicts a joint education program devised by the right-wing (yet mainstream) organization Im Tirtzu with the Ministry of Education that helps kindergarten children be prepared for the complicated life in Israel.

חזרה לגן: עומרי – ערוץ הופ!


Rebbe Clips Jewish Daily News.

Changing Jewish Communities TheJerusalemCenter


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


Chabad on Campus | Enriching University Life

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


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Haredi: The Ultra orthodox society in Israel 1-5

The Jewish View


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Szól a kakas már – Hungarian Jewish Folk Music

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Thema – Jewish Agency for Israel

Thema – Jewish Agency for Israel



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New Kosher restaurant in Brussels gains popularity


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Origins of Modern Jewish Humor (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson

This is a more-or-less scholarly discussion of the origins of modern Jewish history in Enlightenment Europe. Warning: there are a few jokes in this video, but they only start around the 15 minute mark. The rest is more theoretical and historical. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series, more available at

Jewish Life in Argentina Reflected in Yiddish Tango

Jewish people from across Europe and Russia have been immigrating to Argentina for hundreds of years. They brought with them dance music that was eventually mixed with Argentine tango. The result is Yiddish tango — a fusion of melodies and cultural experiences that is still evolving today. Elizabeth Lee reports from the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, where one band is bringing Yiddish tango to an American audience.

Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal


On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012, I told my girlfriend to meet me at my parent’s house for dinner. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her in the back of an open Honda CRV and give her some headphones. He “wanted to play her a song”…

Guy Sharett street art ,,, graffitis

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ISRAEL MUSIC HISTORY Tel Aviv Carnaval 1930 “AD DELO YADA ” Heb.קרנבל בתל אביב 1930

עדלאידע בתל אביב 1932.PURIM IN TEL AVIV

TEL AVIV 1934 תל-אביב

Tel Aviv – Land of promise 1934-5* הפרק על תל-אביב מתוך הסרט “לחיים חדשים” מציג את החיים בעיר העברית הראשונה במלאת לה 25 שנה. הסרט הופק על ידי קרן היסוד ומנהלה: ליאו הרמן באמצעות חברת “אורים” שהיו שותפים בה אנשי ההנהלה של קרן היסוד. הסרט המקורי נמצא בארכיון שפילברג והפקתי לו גירסה חדשה עם כתוביות בעברית, במלאת 75 שנה להפקת הסרט. כל הזכויות שייכות לארכיון שפילברג, ואפשר לראות את הסרט המלא ביוטיוב תחת שם הסרט: LAND OF PROMISE

Tel Aviv 1930

Tel Aviv History: Urban Planning 1920s

In a mini-series about the various aspects of Tel Aviv’s history, Leadel.NET brings you these enlightening shorts about this international city.

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Mainstay of the Home

Louise Hager, who developed a close relationship with the Rebbe’s wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, recalls speaking about her for the first time in public, and relates some important lessons the Rebbetzin taught her.

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The Andrew Sisters – Bei Mir Bist Du Shein

This comical video presentation by Spadecaller accompaines the Yiddush song originally composed by lyricist Jacob Jacobs and Sholom Secunda in 1932. In 1937, Sammy Cahn heard a performance of the song, sung in Yiddish by African American performers Johnnie and George at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and on seeing the response, got his employer to buy the rights so he (together with Saul Chaplin) could rewrite the song with English language lyrics. He then convinced The Andrews Sisters to perform the song (recorded November 24, 1937), and it became a major hit.

Kinderjohren yiddish song from Cracow

Performed by the norwegian-jewish singer and actress Bente Kahan. She was brought up in Yiddish tradition.
The song is written by the late poet Mordechaj Gebirtig, who was killed by the nazis in Cracow ghetto, 1942.

Kinder-johren (childhood)
About he poets childhood and youth in his little town Kazimierz (the jewish district of Krakow).
More information about the song and the poet is in the video.
Please rate and hounor the great yiddish poet Mordechaj Gebirtig.

Pictures are of children victims and survivors of the holocaust and also pictures of the town!

Want more songs of the album Farewell Cracow? Then message me!

Few People Know About Austrian Composer’s Hebrew Psalms
Jewish Daily Forward
As Joshua R. Jacobson, an authority on Jewish choral music noted, Schubert was, in fact, the “only great composer before the twentieth century to …

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Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

From Wikipedia

Maureen Diane Lipman, CBE (born 10 May 1946) is a British film, theatre and television actress, columnist and comedienne.

Lipman was born in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Maurice Julius Lipman and Zelma Pearlman.[1] Her father was a tailor; he used to have a shop between the Ferens Art Gallery and Monument Bridge. She attended Newland School for Girls in Hull,[2] and became interested in performing as a youth; Lipman performed in school shows, attended an early Beatles concert, and watched Elizabeth Taylor’s Butterfield 8 15 times.[3] Her first performances at home included impersonations of Alma Cogan- ‘ a nice Jewish girl, she was big in our house’ [4] and she was encouraged into an acting career by her mother, who used to take her to the pantomime and push her onto the stage.[citation needed] Lipman trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  Photo by YouTube  Read More Button--orange

Rklayn at the yiddish school

The Aheym project is a collection of Yiddish oral history interviews of Jewish World War II survivors from Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Moldova and Slovakia. We incorporate the youtube videos in our website, found under

Prayers with an Italian flavor in Jerusalem

An early 18th century Rococo synagogue last used in Italy in World War I, it was reconstructed in Israel in 1952 and has since formed the heart of Jerusalem’s Italian-Jewish community, according to Gilad Levian, director of the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art in which this architectural gem is housed.

The synagogue was originally built in Conegliano Veneto, a village located between Padua and Venice, where Jews lived from the 16th century. They prayed in the synagogue in front of a beautiful Holy Ark with fine golden carved wooden decorations.

Watch Ariel University architecture Prof. David Cassuto, whose family came from Italy, describe the rich history of Conegliano Veneto Synagogue and its new life in Israel.

Music by Tres Tristes Tangos – Planta Baja

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Algemeiner ‘Jewish 100’ Gala, 2015: Honoring Yuli Edelstein, Joan Rivers and Donald Trump (PROMO)

Algemeiner ‘Jewish 100’ Gala: Harvey Weinstein presents Elie Wiesel with Warrior for Truth Award

The Algemeiner unveiled its first annual ‘JEWISH 100’ list celebrating the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life” at its 40th anniversary gala April 23rd in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

The star-studded event, which was hosted by Fox News’s Heather Nauert, featured Elie Wiesel, The Journal’s Advisory Board Chairman, as the keynote speaker. Other attendees included film producer Harvey Weinstein, Yuri Foreman, Ronald Lauder, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Alan Dershowitz, William Kristol and many notable political figures and Jewish leaders.

The festive evening commenced with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by none other than Tony Orlando. Mr. Orlando noted that he had never sung the anthem at an official event before. “I’ve turned down Tommy Lasorda and the Dodgers but I couldn’t turn down The Algemeiner,” the veteran crooner said, before launching into a rousing rendition of the national anthem.

Other speakers during the night were Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Izzy Ezagui, a ‘JEWISH 100’ honoree who was the first Israeli soldier to return to active service after losing an arm in battle, Mr. Weinstein, who presented Mr. Wiesel with The Algemeiner ‘Warrior for Truth’ Award, and philanthropists Neil and Sharon Book, who were the evening’s honorees. The event was chaired by the honorees’ proud parents Bob and Amy Book.

“The evening was electric” said Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Dovid Efune, “the diversity of the guests in attendance was a strong reflection of the breadth of our growing readership.”

“I was deeply moved by the confluence of notable and powerful storytellers coming together at our Algemeiner 40th Gala — Harvey Weinstein, Elie Wiesel and the Algemeiner — all courageous voices dedicated to helping people look at the world in a new way,” said Algemeiner publisher Simon Jacobson.

Representing a varied cross spectrum of Jewish life, politicians and rabbis mixed with artists and athletes, in what was an occasion to both celebrate and be celebrated. Among the guests in attendance were many of the ‘JEWISH 100’ awardees themselves, including Czech Ambassador to the United States Petr Gandalovič who represented Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas, Malcolm Hoenlein, Abraham Foxman, Arthur Schneier and American Jewish World Service CEO, Ruth Messinger.

The ‘JEWISH 100’ acceptance toast was delivered by Israel’s Consul General in New York Ido Aharoni.

Founded in 1972 as a Yiddish broadsheet by veteran journalist Gershon Jacobson, The Algemeiner today publishes a weekly newspaper in English and runs an ever popular website.

Elie Wiesel: Buchenwald Obama

Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel describes his visit to the German death camp of Buchenwald with President Obama, comments on the President’s speech in Cairo, and discusses his latest novel, “A Mad Desire To Dance.” A Shalom TV exclusive.

Biography of Elie Wiesel

A brief summary of Elie Wiesel’s life

Second Annual Gershon Jacobson Lecture: Dr. Elie Wiesel

Shula Swerdlov Shloshim – Chava Tombosky Opens Evening


Samson Kemelmakher – SHTETELE BELTZ – Yiddish Song

“Vu iz dus gesele?” (Where is the little street?) yiddish song JAN PEERCE, vocal

The king of Yiddish Music: Leo Fuld – Where can I go? (Wo Ahin soll Ich Geh’n?)

The king of Yiddish Music: Leo Fuld – My Yiddishe Mama (Oriental Style)

Yossele Rosenblatt Live – My Yiddishe Mama

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Jewish Crossroads – portrayal of Rabbi Yehuda Amital, Survivor and Rosh Yeshiva

Excerpt from a Yom Ha’atzma’ut Program held in May, 2014 at Suburban Orthodox Congregation, Cong. Toras Chaim, Baltimore, MD. Shlomo Horwitz of Jewish Crossroads plays the role of Rabbi Yehuda Amital,(1924-2010), a Holocaust survivor and IDF veteran who became the founding Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion. The material is based upon direct excerpts from Rav Amital’s autobiography. Other characters not shown in this excerpt include Rav Yissachar Teichtal (d. 1945), Rav Isaac Halevy Herzog (d. 1959) and Dr. Moshe Amital (b. 1924).

This film was edited by Chaim Kalish of Build A Film Studios (

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Emanuel Schlechter

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Emanuel Schlechter (pseudonyms Eman, Olgierd Lech) (Emanuel Szlechter) (26 March 1906 – 1943) was born and died in Lwów. He was a Polish-Jewish artist, lyricist, screenwriter, librettist, writer, satirist, translator, composer and director.

His father was an owner of restaurant in Lwów.[1] The family name of his mother was Brecher.[1] When Szlechter was 14 years old, he joined to Małopolskie Oddziały Armii Ochotniczej (Lesser Poland’s Volunteer Army) and during summer 1920 he participated in defense of Lwów.[1]

After passing his matura exam around 1923[1] he studied law at the Jan Kazimierz University in Lwów and worked briefly in a law firm. His earliest lyrics were written for Leon Borunski’s songs, staged at the Morskie Oko theater’s Parada gwiazd show in 1930, performed and recorded by Syrena Rekord star Kazimierz Krukowski.[2]

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Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish Speech in Stockholm 1978

יצחק באַשעוויס־זינגער’ס רעדע אויפן באַנקעט אין שטאׇקהאׇלם ערב זיין באַקומען דעם נאׇבעל־פּרייז פאַר ליטעראַטור אין דעצעמבער 1978 מיט א קורצן אַריינפיר־וואׇרט פון אפרים שעדלעצקי, טראַנסמיטירט אויף “קול ישראל” אויף יידיש מוצאי פּורים, תשל”ט לפ”ק

Aaron Lebedeff A Chazindel In America

Aaron Lebedeff (1873–1960)
In the years when the Yiddish theatre flourished in the United Stales one of the most cheerful and original personalities in Yiddish musical comedy was Aaron Lebedeff, Gifted with a lyric voice, an engaging stage presence, a unique zest for improvisation, clowning and dancing, he undoubtedly had the longest career as a juvenile song-and-dance man in the history of the New York theatre, Yiddish or English. In 1936, Variety cited him, at the age of sixty-two, as “the world’s oldest juvenile”; in 1955, at eighty-two, he was still appearing in musicals in what then remained of the Yiddish theatre.

The ever-young Aaron Lebedeff was born in Homel, White Russia in 1873. As a boy he sang in the local choir, but since he showed no interest in study, his parents, who kept a clothing shop, early apprenticed him to learn a trade. The boy ran away from home to join a Russian theatre troupe touring Bohroisk. Minsk and other cities. After hard times disbanded the group, he returned to Homel, where he opened a dancing school and dabbled in amateur Yiddish theatricals. When one of the early professional Yiddish troupes, headed by Lazar Bernstein, passed through the town, Lebedeff begged for a job with the company and promptly got one – combination chorus boy, porter, wardrobe assistant and prompter. It was not long before he became a character actor, making his debut as the Pipkincr Rav in Shomer’s Baal Tshuva. Then he moved over to operetta, which gave wider scope to his varied talents.

After many years on the road with travelling shows, he finally became a star in Warsaw in 1912-13, where he was known as Der Litvisher Komiker. This was the start of a lifetime career in the theatre, interrupted only by a brief period of military service in Kerensky’s Revolutionary Army in Harbin, Manchuria. Eventually he gathered all his savings together to buy his way out of the army, and began a long trek to the United Stales by way of Siberia. Manchuria, China and Japan. All in all, he spent a year barnstorming in the Orient and in that time managed to master one dialect of Chinese.
Whcn he finally arrived in New York in 1920. he scored an immediate personal success at Boris Thomashcfsky’s storied National Theatre in a play called Liovka Molodez. Thus began sixteen years on Second Avenue, during which he played a full season each year, never missing even a week. Ever gay, in his straw hat and faultlessly tailored clothes, he seemed to many the Maurice Chevalier of the Yiddish stage. He became famous for roles like The Rumanian Litvak, and though after awhile his vehicles assumed a typed character, the audiences loved him. The New York Times in a review in October 1932 commented that he delighted the public in roles in which he was invariably “an ingratiating provincial who is always the victim of misfortune in the first act, only to shine forth resplendent with simoleons and a slick sennet in the closing act.”

At sixty-one, when he was stilt playing romantic leads (albeit wearing a hat to hide a receding hair fine), he divulged to a reporter for the New York American his formula for perpetual youth: “Dress well, eat and drink what you like, and remain constantly in love.” Though he was surrounded by adoring females wherever he went, he remained happily married to the actress Vera Lebedeff (Rebecca Shehtman).

Even the rise of talking pictures and the decline of the Yiddish stage dimmed his luster only slightly, for he went on to star m Yiddish vaudeville at the National and Clinton Theatres, where Yiddish talkies and eight live acts shared the bill. To list all the ephemeral Yiddish plays in which he appeared is almost impossible. Among his notable musicals were My Malkele (1937) and Bublitchki (1938) in which he co-starred with Molly Picon, Yankele Litvak, Yoshke Chvat, Motke from Slobodke, Money Talks, (with Michael Michaclesko, 1952), The Magic Melody (1953) and My Weekend Bride (1955). In 1953 he was one of the famous Yiddish stars honored at a special anniversary performance for Israel Bonds at the National Theatre (and the only one, true to his usual form, who was called back for several encores).

It is interesting to note that Lebedeff wrote many of his Yiddish and English lyrics himself. Most of the lines virtually defy translation, for they are highly idiomatic, with a humor that is difficult to render into English. Ail the songs breathe nostalgia and are magically evocative of the Russian-Rumanian milieu and the immigrant world in New York. The allusions to food and drink are legion; the homesickness is for the village life of the vanished prewar world. For sheer exuberance and uninhibited merry-making, few performers can match Aaron Lebedeff at his best.

Aaron Lebedeff

Kapelye: Ot Azey Neyt a Shnayder

Kapelye – Ken Maltz (clarinet), Pete Sokolow (piano and vocals), Eric Berman (bass and tuba) – with Larry Eagle (drums) – performing a classic of the Yiddish theater at Eisenhower Park on Long Island, 29 August 2010.

The Association For Society and Culture – Yemenite Jewish Tradition

The Rabbi’s Cat Official US Release Trailer #1 (2011) – Animated Movie HD

Safed, Israel’s mystical holy city

Take a walk with us through the ancient cobblestoned city that is infused with art, music and spirituality.

Licensed tour guide Adam Budenstein calls Safed (Tzfat) a “beautiful, mystical, magical place. Every stone has a different story to it.”
Surrounded by the mountains and forests of the green Upper Galilee, Safed is world-famous for its winding alleyways and old majestic synagogues, its Artists Quarter and its musicians, its history of kabbalah and spirituality.
“But we’re not disconnected from the rest of the world at all,” says Budenstein. “This is a place where people actually come to connect and I would invite you to come and connect yourselves.”

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Marc Chagallʼs Illustrations of the Bible Exhibited at the Tarble Arts Center,,,
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
He was born in Vitebsk, Belarus, into a traditional Hasidic Jewish culture. As a Jewish artist, Chagall broke new ground by illustrating the Hebrew …

Marc Chagall

A collection of Marc Chagall’s art to the music of Pachelbel’s Canon

Interview de Marc Chagall à Saint-Paul de Vence en 1967

Marc Chagall ouvre les portes de “La Colline”, sa maison saint-pauloise, à l’occasion de l’anniversaire de ses 80 ans. Vidéo extraite du site de l’I.N.A.

File:Yury Pen - Portrait of Marc Chagall.jpgMarc Chagall

From Wikipedia

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (/ʃəˈɡɑːl/ shə-gahl;[3][nb 1] 6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist.[1]:21 Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century” (though Chagall saw his work as “not the dream of one people but of all humanity”). An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists”. For decades, he “had also been respected as the world’s preeminent Jewish artist”. Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra. Read More Button--orange  From Wikipedia Photo by Wikipedia

Bess Meyerson, First and Only Jewish Miss America, has died

Myerson was born in the Bronx in 1924 to Russian-Jewish immigrant … of American-Jewish culture is being reared with an emphasis on education, …

Bess Myerson 1957.jpgBess Myerson

From Wikipedia

Bess Myerson (July 16, 1924 – December 14, 2014) was an American model, television actress, politician, and civil rights activist who was crowned Miss America in 1945.

At the time of her death, Myerson was the only Jewish Miss America. Myerson won the Miss America beauty pageant at a time when World War II had just ended. Myerson’s winning the title of Miss America took on heightened significance in light of newly emerging information about the Holocaust. In her obituary from The New York Times, it was noted that she was seen as “a hero to the Jewish community.”[1][2] Myerson biographer Susan Dworkin said that “In the Jewish community, she was the most famous pretty girl sinceQueen Esther.”[1]  Read More Button--orangeFrom Wikipedia  Photo by Wikipedia

Miss America 1945, Bess Myerson Dies At The Age Of 90

CBS2’s Dana Tyler has a look at Myerson’s history-making and scandal plagued life.

File:Barry sisters.JPGThe Barry Sisters

From Wikipedia,

Minnie (c. 1923 [1]– October 31, 1976) and Clara Bagelman (October 17, 1920 – November 22, 2014),[2] best known under the stage names Merna and Claire Barry, were popular American Klezmer and jazz entertainers from the 1940s to the early 1970s.

Minnie and Clara were born in the Bronx, New York to Ashkenazi Jewish parents, Herman and Ester, from Russia and Austria, respectively, and two younger sisters, Celia and Julia. When Minnie and Clara decided to entertain by singing in Yiddish, as The Bagelman Sisters, their father told them they would need to do it in the manner of the Old World and not with American accents.[3]Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia

BUDAPESCHT ( BUDAPEST) yiddish song Karsten Troyke

Mix – Tumbalalaika – The Barry Sisters – Yiddish

Five best Jewish moments in movies of 2014
The Times of Israel
(“World War Z”) and a nice Jewish doctor played by Natalie Portman slapped her Space Goy boyfriend and said “you …. (courtsey Music Box Films).

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Marie Lafôret – ראָזשינקעס מיט מאַנדלען (Rozhinkes mit Mandlen – Raisins secs et amandes)

ידעיש ,,,Yitskhok Meyer Vaysenberg,,,,Joseph Budko,,Jacob Dinezon,,,,,

Shir Appeal

Shir Appeal is Tufts University’s ONLY Co-ed, Jewish A Cappella group! We sing a variety of Jewish music: Hebrew Pop, Israeli Rock, Traditional/ Liturgical melodies, and even English songs with Jewish themes.
For information on booking, performance schedule, or ordering CDs, e-mail us at!

Rabbi James Stone Goodman with Brothers Lazaroff – “Alma Vida y Corazon”

Rabbi James Stone Goodman with Brothers Lazaroff playing “Alma Vida y Corazon” at the Bosnian Memory Concert Show .. “Mystery Tale of the Sarajevo Haggadah”

Yom Zeh (This Day)

Rabbi James Stone Goodman – “Soul Dialogue” / Book Of Healing

James Stone Goodman with Brothers Lazaroff – Eighth Night

Rabbi James Stone Goodman – Prayer For Healing

Backed by the “Eight Nights Orchestra” … consisting of Brothers Lazaroff, Will Soll, Shlomo Ovadya, Ben Reece and Adam Hucke .. Rabbi James Stone Goodman performs his modern adaptation of the ancient prayer for healing – with supplemental poetry:

Limmud Conference: Daniel Roth: Jewish Constructive Conflict

Limmud Conference: Daniel Roth: Jewish Constructive Conflict from Shalom TV. Like this? Watch the latest episode of Shalom TV on Blip!

Limmud Conference: Daniel Roth “Join in (Re)Creating 9 Adar! The International Day of Jewish Constructive Conflict”

See all episodes of Shalom TV
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Oesch’s die Dritten, Ich schenk Dir einen Jodler – Glückliches Jahr  Israel Music History


Hava Nagila

From Wikipedia

Hava Nagila” (הבה נגילה Havah Nagilah, “Let us rejoice”) is an Israeli folk song. It is perhaps the first modern Israeli folk song in the Hebrew language that has become a staple of band performers at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. It was composed in 1920s Palestine at a time when Hebrew was first being revived as a spoken language for the first time in 2,000 years (in other words, since 70 CE, the destruction of the Second Temple). For the first time, Palestinian Jews were being encouraged to speak Hebrew as a common language, instead of Yiddish, Arabic, Ladino, or other regional Jewish languages

Charles Aznavour chante Hava Naguila avec Enrico Macias – 1973

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Hava Nagila Original

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Slavi Trifonov & Sania Kroitor – Hava Nagila

The Best Hebrew Songs Ever

The russians singing in this beautiful video a wonderful songs from the jewish people Like Hava Nagila Sim shalom Ani Maamin Etc….
Nine Jews who changed the sound of jazz

Jazz originated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in African-Americancommunities — most notably in New Orleans. As it spread, the music …

 Willie “The Lion” Smith

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Jewish Culture Movie for NU204

Written and Narrated by Svetlana, produced by John M.
This is a general description of the Jewish culture.
Several Jewish songs were used as the soundtrack.
The remake of “Hava Nagila” that plays at the end was performed by John M.
All images were found on various web sites using “Google Images.” I have no rights over any of this material. This was made for a short-term, educational experience. There will be no sale of, or profit derived from this work.

Yiddish Culture in the Bronx

Yiddish Culture in the Bronx:
Miriam Isaacs and Sarah Myerson
A program hosted by Itzik Gottesman

Yidl Mitn Fidl Part 2 (Yiddle With his Fiddle) 1936 Yiddish Film


Chava Alberstein – Rivkele

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Farewell Cracow! Yiddish songs by Mordechaj Gebirtig

Tribute to the great yiddish poet Mordechaj Gebirtig,(who was killed by the Nazis 1942) and every single holocaust victim…

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The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of Sholem Aleichem,,,,,,Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 7pm
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Panel Discussion

Jonathan Brent, Executive Director, YIVO
Jeremy Dauber, Columbia University
Adam Kirsch, The New Republic (Moderator)

Novelist, playwright, journalist, essayist, and editor, Sholem Aleichem was one of the founding giants of modern Yiddish literature. The creator of a pantheon of extraordinary characters, his literature provided readers with a window into the world of Eastern European Jews as they confronted the forces of modernity that tore through Russia at the end of the 19th century. But just as compelling as the fictional lives of his characters, was Sholem Aleichem’s own life story. Born Sholem Rabinovitch in Ukraine in 1859, he endured an impoverished childhood, married into wealth, and then lost it all through bad luck and worse business sense. Turning to his pen to support himself, he switched from writing in Russian and Hebrew to Yiddish in order to create a living body of literature for the Jewish masses. Jonathan Brent, Executive Director at YIVO, Jeremy Dauber, author of the recently published book, ‘The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem: The Remarkable Life and Afterlife of the Man Who Created Tevye’, and Adam Kirsch joined each other on stage for a lively discussion about the fascinating life and work of the “Jewish Mark Twain.”

Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

Join us for Yidstock 2014: The Festival of New Yiddish Music! YIDSTOCK 2014 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events.

Joe Biden Speaks at National Menorah Lighting

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the lighting of the National Menorah in Washington Tuesday, speaking about the Jewish people’s overcoming of great odds to protect their culture. (Dec. 16)

Hanukkah Blessings


MEOR DC a Kagan on Being Jewish Justices

In Madrid, fans of literature are showing that reading can be a social affair, with one group getting together to talk specifically about Jewish authors. We’ve come to have a look at this book club with a difference, where one can enjoy a coffee with Kafka.


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Trying to feel the most fascinating art of all arts, the art of Nature in it’s bewildering, endlessly inconceivable deep harmony, goodness and beauty.

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The Jewish cultural heritage in Bardejov and in Slovakia

The Jewish cultural heritage in Bardejov and in Slovakia
▪ the Bardejov Jewish Preservation Committee ▪ ( ▪ the Jewish cultural heritage in Slovakia ▪ ( ▪ the Jewish cultural sites in Bardejov and the history of the Bardejov Jewish community ▪ (

Choosing Freedom

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Most of the Israelites didn’t leave Egypt. How do we become free?

Chava Alberstein – Melache Meluche

Chava Alberstein
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VOI XTRA: Can Religion be a Force for Peace rather than a Cause of Conflict in the Middle East?

Europeans for Israel hosts a fascinating panel with The Reverend Canon Andrew White, Rabbi Michael Melchior, and Melanie Phillips.

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The Barry Sisters- yiddish favorites

Barry sisters

Barry sisters


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David Ezra Okonsar

Metaphor – Visual Storytelling


The Brody Jewish Center

Comic Artists in Their Own Voices

Video copyright Yeshiva University Museum, 2011


Di Shekhter-tekhter / The Schaechter Sisters gave their premiere performance as a sister duo in Paris in February 2008 (at age 13 and 8) and have given many performances in Yiddish (English translations provided) around the world since then, including in Australia, Israel, Toronto, and across the USA.
A documentary film . concert video was recently made of them, “When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: The Schaechter Sisters on Stage”, in Yiddish with English subtitles, directed by the Academy-award-nominated documentary filmmaker, Josh Waletzky. The film was accepted to the Miami Jewish Film Festival, the Montreal International Yiddish Theatre Festival, and the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto, was recently released on DVD, and can be ordered from For more info about Di Shekhter-tekhter / The Schaechter Sisters: .

Zamora Sefardí Tarbut Sefarad

Reportaje emitido por Canal Camp (La Selva del Camp-Tarragona) con motivo de la visita del director de teatro israelí Eduardo Kofman a la localidad, donde impartió una conferencia/taller sobre el proyecto ‘Teatro por la paz’, en colaboración el Grup de Teatre La Moixera. (Catalán y castellano).
Victoria Pelegrin, teniente de Alcalde, participó en el acto conmemorativo celebrado el 4 de julio en el call de Tarragona en representación del ayuntamiento de la ciudad. El suyo fue un discurso emotivo y comprometido con la recuperación de la judería tarraconense.

Nesiya Institute



Sophie Tucker Sings “My Yiddishe Momme”

“The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”
Premieres November 7th in South Florida
Coming Soon to Select Theaters Nationwide

Hebrew Yiddish and German Jewish music



Frank stella

 the jewish museum

San Diego JCC

Modern Hebrew Q&A with eTeacherHebrew

Ulpan-Or: Learn Hebrew The Fun Way

the Boston Jewish Film Festival

lecture , Veranstaltungen the Jewish Museum Berlin

Learn To Tell Your Story: Peter Guber

Peter Guber, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, discusses the how and why of telling purposeful stories with University of Phoenix students. Whether it’s for a job interview or to get customers, clients and patrons to agree to your point of view, telling a purposeful story is the secret sauce to your success

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The Sofaer International MBA is part of Tel Aviv University’s Recanati Business School, the top business school in Israel and the only Israeli institution to be awarded international accreditation by the AACSB.

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Culture – 20/10/2014

we talk about an exhibition on Amy winehouse with israeli curator asaf galay and guitarist Robin Banerjee; composer Gil sochat’s new classical work unveiled in Israel; and we’ visit a kimono fashion show in Japan

Beginner Hebrew

B’Nai Or Music


Yiddish Еврейская песня

Jan Peerce Eishes Chayil Благородная женщина Woman of Valour
Ян Пирс Благородная женщина (И.Румшинский – И.Лиллиан) Дир.- Гершон Кингсли Еврейская песня Перевод частичный: “Настоящая благородная, честная, достойная, добрая, родная, дорогая, золотая душа, радость и удовольствие, хороший друг и маменю”.
Jan Peerce Eishes Chayil Woman of Valour אשת חיל (J.Rumshinsky – I.Lillian) Cond.- Gershon Kingsley Yiddish song Translated, in part: “Real noble, honest, decent, kind, darling, golden soul, joy and delight, a good friend and dear Mameniu”.
לילי איסאַדאָר יאָסף רומשינסקי אַן אמתע אשת חיל אַן אמתע אשת חיל אַ טײַערע קײַן טײַערע אַןפֿון

Lithuanian Jewish Culture



KIDS-TEENS: Mitzvah Boulevard #3 – Shabbos Trailer

שי בן צור והרג’סטאן הופעה מלאה 2013

“Jessica Livianu Loves The YouTube Biography of Rabbi Haim ASA, by David LIVIANU”

SFJFF Presents: Online Short of the Month .SFJFF Presents: A Tale of a Woman and a Robe

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Salomon Rossi Hebreo (1570 – 1630) סלומונה רוסי

ימי הרדיו מאוצרות קול ישראל

Michal Tal

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

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.important in the 21st century.



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Who Was Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav? Jewish Biography as History

One of the most creative, unusual, and controversial Hasidic leaders at the turn of the 19th century, Rabbi Nahman of Bratzlav (Nachman of Breslov) continues to inspire generations of disciples. Part of the Jewish Biography as History series, more available at

The Jews – History of a People – Zion – Documentary

1. Introduction
2. Moses Mendelsshon
3. The Czernowitz Jews
4. Mary Antin
5. Shtetls of the Ukraine
6. Hasidism
7. Immigrants in America
8. Jewish Community of New York City
9. Theodor Herzl and the Zionists
10. German Jews
11. World War I and Anti-Semitism
12. The National Socialist Movement
13. The Yad Vashem Memorial

A closer look at the Jewish community in France / History of anti-Semitism in France

A closer look at the Jewish community in France
French Pres. Francois Hollande called the hostage-taking at a kosher market a “terrifying anti-Semitic act.” J.J. Goldberg, editor at large for The Jewish Daily Forward, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the history of anti-Semitism in France.

Willesden Jewish Cemetery 1873,Walking Tour

Hebrew בית עלמין
One of Londons most prestigious Jewish Cemeteries that was opened in 1873.
Jack Cohen, son of Polish emigrant founded TESCO in 1919
Rosalind Franklin (1920–1958), co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
Photo taking and filming and cameras is not allowed.

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In praise of THEODOR HERZL

Theodor Herzl
Benjamin Ze’ev (Theodor) Herzl (Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar, Hebrew: בנימין זאב הרצל (Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl)) (May 2, 1860 — July 3, 1904) was an Austro-Hungarian Jewish journalist who founded modern political Zionism.

Herzl was born in Budapest, Hungary, but his family moved to Vienna when Theodor was 18. There, he studied law, but he devoted himself almost exclusively to journalism and literature, working as a correspondent for the Neue Freie Presse in Paris, occasionally making special trips to London and Istanbul. Later, he became literary editor of Neue Freie Presse,and wrote several comedies and dramas for the Viennese stage.

The Leader of the Zionists
It is widely believed that Herzl was motivated by the Dreyfus Affair, a notorious anti-Semitic incident in France in which a French Jewish army captain was falsely convicted of spying for Germany. Herzl had been covering the trial of Dreyfus for an Austro-Hungarian newspaper. He also witnessed mass rallies in Paris following the Dreyfus trial where many chanted “Death To The Jews!”, and in June, 1895, he wrote in his diary: “In Paris, as I have said, I achieved a freer attitude toward anti-Semitism… Above all, I recognized the emptiness and futility of trying to ‘combat’ anti-Semitism.”

Song: Stout-Hearted Men sung by Nelson Eddy.
(from the NEW MOON. Music: Sigmund Romberg.
Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II/)



Herzl un héros, un pionnier du sionisme, car si nos ancêtres ont récité des siècles durant, la célèbre phrase « L’an Prochain à Jérusalem » à la fin de la Haggadah, lui, ce précurseur a tout fait pour que ce rêve ancestral devienne une réalité, un fait.
Ce que certains ne savent peut être pas encore, c’est que Herzl, fut le fondateur du Keren Kayemeth LéIsraël, et aussi le fondateur du sionisme moderne.
Son rêve est devenu une réalité

It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

The Dreamer who became the Father of a nation…

The untold story of how one man changed Jewish history forever, It Is No Dream, is the latest production from Moriah Films, the two-time Academy Award™ winning documentary film division of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The film examines the life and times of Theodor Herzl who was responsible for creating the political movement that led to the founding of the Jewish State in 1948.

1949 Theodore Herzl returns to Israel

Theodor Herzl (Hebrew: בנימין זאב הרצל‎ (Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl)) (May 2, 1860July 3, 1904) was a Hungarian Jewish journalist who was the father of modern political Zionism. Herzl was born in Pest, the Kingdom of Hungary (today the eastern half of Budapest, then a separate city). When Theodor was 18 his family moved to Vienna, Austria-Hungary. There, he studied law, but he devoted himself almost exclusively to journalism and literature. As a young man, Herzl was engaged in a Burschenschaft association, which strove for German unity under the motto Ehre, Freiheit, Vaterland (“Honor, Freedom, Fatherland”), and his early work did not focus on Jewish life.As the Paris correspondent for Neue Freie Presse, Herzl followed the Dreyfus Affair, a notorious anti-Semitic incident in France in which a French Jewish army captain was falsely convicted of spying for Germany. He witnessed mass rallies in Paris following the Dreyfus trial where many chanted “Death to the Jews!” Herzl came to reject his early ideas regarding Jewish emancipation and assimilation, and to believe that the Jews must remove themselves from Europe and create their own state.From April, 1896, when the English translation of his Der Judenstaat (The State of the Jews) appeared, Herzl became the leading spokesman for Zionism.Herzl complemented his writing with practical work to promote Zionism on the international stage.His supporters, at first few in number, worked night and day, inspired by Herzl’s example.In 1897, at considerable personal expense, he founded Die Welt of Vienna, Austria-Hungary and planned the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. He was elected president (a position he held until his death in 1904), and in 1898 he began a series of diplomatic initiatives intended to build support for a Jewish country. In August 1903 he received an offer on the part of the British government to facilitate a large Jewish settlement, with autonomous government and under British suzerainty, in British East Africa, known as the ‘Uganda Project.’ Herzl did not live to see the rejection of the Uganda plan; he died in Edlach, Lower Austria in 1904 of heart failure at age 44. His will stipulated that he should have the poorest-class funeral without speeches or flowers and he added, “I wish to be buried in the vault beside my father, and to lie there till the Jewish people shall take my remains to Palestine”. In 1949 his remains were moved from Vienna to be reburied on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Herzl envisioned a Jewish state which combined both a modern Jewish culture with the best of the European heritage.He did not envision the Jewish inhabitants of the state being religious, but there is much respect for religion in the public sphere.Herzl did not foresee any conflict between Jews and Arabs. The one Arab character in Herzl’s novel “Altneuland,” Reshid Bey, who is one of the leaders of the “New Society”, is very grateful to his Jewish neighbors for improving the economic condition of Palestine and sees no cause for conflict. All non-Jews have equal rights, and an attempt by a fanatical rabbi to disenfranchise the non-Jewish citizens of their rights fails in the election which is the center of the main political plot of the novel.

However, in his diary, Herzl wrote that land in Palestine was to be gently expropriated from the Palestinian Arabs and they were to be worked across the border “unbemerkt” (surreptitiously), e.g. by refusing them employment. Herzl’s draft of a charter for a Jewish-Ottoman Land Company (JOLC) gave the JOLC the right to obtain land in Palestine by giving its owners comparable land elsewhere in the Ottoman empire. According to Walid Khalidi this indicates Herzl’s “bland assumption of the transfer of the Palestinian to make way for the immigrant colonist.

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive – Theodor Herzl – A Living Portrait

Name: Theodor Herzl – A Living Portrait
Year: 1960
Duration: 00:55:05
Language: English

Abstract: A dramatized film, based on historical documents, portraying Theodor Herzl’s life.

The Spielberg Jewish Film Archive –
The 500 films, selected for the virtual cinema, reflect the vast scope of documentary material collected in the Spielberg Archive. The films range from 1911 to the present and include home movies, short films and full length features.

שם: בנימין זאב הרצל – דיוקן חי
שנה: 1960
אורך: 00:55:05
שפה: אנגלית

תקציר: סרט עלילתי, המבוסס על מסמכים היסטוריים, ומתאר את חייו של בנימין זאב הרצל.

ארכיון הסרטים היהודיים על שם סטיבן שפילברג –
חמש מאות הסרטים שנבחרו עבור הקולנוע הווירטואלי משקפים את ההיקף הנרחב של החומר התיעודי בארכיון שפילברג. באתר ישנם סרטים משנת 1911 ועד ימינו אלה ביתיים, קצרים ובאורך מלא.

כל הזכויות שמורות לארכיון הסרטים היהודיים על שם סטיבן שפילברג ולאוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים 2010; דף הבית;

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Tetouan had a Jewish Community too
Erfoud had a Jewish Community too
Israel s Other Pioneers Part II Nissim Shitrit of Sedot Mikha
Israel s Other Pioneers Part I Nissim Shitrit of Sedot Mikha
Israel s Other Pioneers Part VII Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha
Israel s Other Pioneers Part VI Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha
Israel s Other Pioneers Part V Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha
Israel s Other Pioneers Part IV Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha
The Other PioneersPart III Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha
The Other Pioneers Part II Esther Amsalem of Sedot Mikha
The Other Pioneers Part I Esther Amsalem of Sedot Micah
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part X
Tangier International City
Meknes Memories
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part VIII
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part VI
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part V
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part IV
Casablanca City of Dreams.wmv
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part III
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part II
Zohara Moroccan Folk Poetry Wisdom Part 1
Casablanca still has a Jewish Community
Demnat had a Jewish Community too
La contribution de Harif au développement de la pensée Juive
Harif Contribution to Jewish Knowledge Development
Jewish Learning and Modernization in Morocco
Meknes had a jewish community too
Leather work in Morocco
Artistic Merit and Craftmanship in Moroccan Pottery
Essaouira had a Jewish Quarter too
The Moroccan Heavenly Community Oven
Vollubilis and the antiquity of the Jews in Morocco
Rabat had a Jewish Community too
Chefchaouen had a Jewish Community too
Belmonte, Portugal Apartment
The Saint of Ouazzane
Maimonides, Averroes or Ibn Rushd
Illicit departures from Morocco to Israel .wmv
Essaouira Jewish Cemetery
Marrakesh Jewish Quarter The Melah
Marrakesh Jewish Cemetery
Beni Melal – Jewish Moroccan Community
Roots in Belmonte
אני דוד כהן יש לי מה להגיד.wmv
Building the Roof of the Jewish Moroccan Archive.wmv
Solika the Just and the Fes Jewish Cemetary.wmv
Rambam Community Centre.wmv
Fes Mellah the old Jewish Quarter.wmv
Fes Ben Saadoun Synagogue.wmv
Religious Learning in Casablanca.wmv
Aging honorably in Casabalanca.wmv
Casablanca Jewish Community Centre.wmv
Casablanca Beth El Synagogue.wmv
Leather Making in Fes Morocco .wmv
kosher chicken slaughter in fes שחיטה כשרה בפס
Sculpting the Gate of the Jewish Moroccan Museum and Archive1.wmv
Painting the Jewish Moroccan Museum and Archive mural1.wmv
You home at sedot mikha
Jewish Moroccan Contemporary Artists
Eroba, Eroba, exposition d’ Eliany
Eliany’s Gates of Welcome a Painting Tribute to Moroccans
מוזיאון וארכיב יהדות מרוקו לתרבות חיה
Le musée et archive du judaisme marocain
Building the Jewish Moroccan Museum and Archive Dec update
Sculpting with mud
פיסול בבוץ

Solika the Just and the Fes Jewish Cemetary.wmv

The Fes Jewish Cemetery and its saints
קדושים בבית הקברות היהודי של פס

Photo documentation in video format of the Fes Jewish Cemetery 1991.Solika the Just and Ben Atar are reverred. Jews and Arabs make pilgrimage to these site to make wishes for good health or birth of a male or female child…
תיעוד בצילום בפורמט וידיאו של בית הקברות היהודי של פס 1991
מקום קבורת צדיקים נערצים כמו סוליקה הצדיקה ורבי יהודה בן עטר.
כאן מתקיימות הילולות שנתיות ועליה לרגל לקברות צדיקים כל השנה…

Charity as you step in
צדקה בכניסה
Mourners’ bench
ספסל אבלים
A smiling caretaker
קברן עם חיוך
כאן נקברים למרגלות המלח
A burial below one’s window
This courtyard was a refuge before
חצר זו שימשה מיקלט לפנים
נוף מרהיב מחלקת המכובדים
A view from the notables’ lot
A tomb with a view
קבורה עם נוף
כאן נתקדשה סוליקה הגיבורה
Pilgrims love Solika the Just
Ben Atar is the Just next door
בשכנות בן עטר המכובד
מלבד יהודים, שכנים מדליקים נרות כאן
Jews among others make wishes here
All wishes come true here
כל הבקשות מתגשמות כאן
העיצוב היה מופתי
exemplary design
M. Eliany
Photography & Videography
Music courtesy of Ziva Atar
Jewish Moroccan Museum ©
Sedot Micah, Israel

מ. אלחיאני
צילומים & וידיאוגרפיה
שירה בנדיבות זיוה עטר
מוזיאון יהדות מרוקו©
שדות מיכה, ישראל

Exploring Jewish Morocco: Ben Danon Synagogue in Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage site

The Mellah of Fes is home to some 30 synagogues with unique histories and traditions and JN1 has come to Fes to discover one such historic synagogue considered a World Heritage site.


The ruins of a once beautiful synagogue built by Nessim Bensimon in 1927
Les ruines de ce qui fut une belle synagogue a El Jadida,Maroc, Morocco

Who Was Gluckel of Hameln? Jewish Biography as History by Dr. Henry Abramson

Gluckel of Hameln, a Jewish woman who lived in late 17th-century Germany, left a remarkable memoir describing her life. Part of the Jewish Biography as History series by Dr. Henry Abramson, more available at

Bilder aus der Hölle – KZ Auschwitz Doku


France et Europe: les musulmans, la gauche: la haine du Juif sous l’habit de l’antisionisme

English subtitle

Tales of the Sea, by Shlomo Horwitz

The dramatic true story of how German Jews were rescued from Nazi submarines in 1940. Shlomo Horwitz of Jewish Crossroads assumes the identity of a survivor as well as the U-boat commander. More info available at Produced by Chaim Kalish of BuildaFilm Studios

ברל כצנלסון סדרת גדולי העם היהודי – ארכיון המדינה Katznelson Jewish sages series

Israel State Archives

Chabad Lubavitch Some Awsome Rebbe Pictures I Have YouTube 360p


Jewish Philosophy Matters: The Philosophical Mind of The Talmud

Jewish Philosophy Matters with Professor Howard Lupovitch
Session1: The Philosophical Mind of The Talmud
Series info:
What are the concepts and dilemmas that have engaged Jewish philosophers through the centuries? Which of these are still relevant today? In this series, we will explore that and other related questions.

Session Info:
Though not a work of philosophy, the Talmud is full of philosophical ideas, questions, and answers about the meaning of existence (“Why are we here? Why are we Jewish? Where are we heading?”), the relationship between Heaven and Earth, the purpose of Mitzvot, and the path to a moral and ethical life.

Howard N. Lupovitch is Associate Professor of History and the director of Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University.

Jack Mayer Oral History Interview

Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Jack Mayer. Mayer was born in Speyer, Germany, in 1930 and lived there with his parents and older brother. After Hitler came to power in 1933, German Jews became increasingly restricted, which the Mayer children perceived at their young ages. Gentile friends would no longer play with them, they could not go to the movies, and they had to go to a Jewish school at their synagogue. They already had two uncles in the United States, who began making arrangements to get their relatives out of Germany. Mayer’s father came in early 1937 and started saving money for their visas and travel arrangements, borrowing money from members of the local Jewish community. Mayer and his mother and brother arrived in Ohio in April 1938. Due to his uncles’ foresight, none of their relatives died in the Holocaust. They still faced discrimination in the United States, but not because they were Jewish; people were wary of German immigrants during the war. In this interview, Mayer also discusses his experiences during the March of the Living, which he has done twice.

Who Were the Soncinos? Jews and the Gutenberg Revolution(s)

Early adopters of the newest disruptive technology, the Soncino family were the first Jewish printers in 15th century Europe. This lecture discusses some aspects of the early decades of Jewish printing, and meditates on the meaning of the current digital revolution for Jewish culture and society. Part of the Jewish Biography as History Series, more at

Remembering Menachem Begin

A very special look at the sixth Prime Minister of Israel, Menachem Begin. A Lapos;Chayim presentation on Shalom TV.

Tough on Israel – Doha Debate 1/4

Tough on Israel – Doha Debate 2/4

Tough on Israel – Doha Debate 3/4

Tough on Israel – Doha Debate 4/4

The Septuagint (This Week in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson


The Septuagint, an ancient translation of the Torah into Koine Greek, had a tremendous impact on the later Christian understanding of Jewish theology. Part of the This Week in Jewish History, more videos available at

Ark Shanghai – A History of Jewish Refugees in Shanghai (Part 1)

From 1933 to 1941, Shanghai became a modern-day “Noah’s Ark” accepting around 30,000 Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust in Europe. In the “Designated Area for Stateless Refugees” in Tilanqiao area of Shanghai, about 20,000 Jewish refugees lived harmoniously with local citizens, overcoming numerous difficulties together. By the time the Second World War ended in 1945, most of the Jewish refugees had survived. Dr. David Kranzler, a noted Holocaust historian, called it the “Miracle of Shanghai” and commented that within the Jewry’s greatest tragedy, i.e. the Holocaust, there shone a few bright lights. Among the brightest of these is the Shanghai haven. In the “Tilanqiao Historic Area”, the original features of the Jewish settlement are still well preserved. They are the only typical historic traces of Jewish refugee life inside China during the Second World War.

The Jews in Shanghai and Hong Kong – A History

70 years on, Jewish refugees return to Shanghai

Shanghai Jews: A Visit to the Jewish Refugees Museum

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Warsaw Ghetto: Possibly corpse of starvation victim in front of building at Leszno 43 street
Photo by Wikipedia

912 days of the Warsaw Ghetto


Bar-Ilan University Videos in English 2014

ראיון עם פרופ’ מרים פאוסט, הרקטורית החדשה באוניברסיטת בר-איל++++ bar ilan universit

אוניברסיטת בר-אילן למען הקהילה

חגים ומועדים bar ilan university

טעימות מחקריות: מיטב החוקרים בבר-אילן מספרים על מחקרם

The Jewish Kingdom of Khazaria (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson

This video briefly discusses the conversion of the Khazars to Judaism in the 8th century, and is part of HIS 155: History of the Jewish People I by Dr. Henry Abramson

Origins of Polish Jewry This Week in Jewish History Dr. Henry Abramson

This week marks the death anniversary of King Boleslaw V (The Chaste) in 1279. Boleslaw followed the tradition of his predecessors in Poland by creating incentives for Jewish settlement in Poland, including the establishment of Magdeburg Recht. Ultimately, these policies proved extremely attractive to Ashkenazi Jews from the Rhineland, making Poland a great center of Jewish civilization by the early modern period.

Virtual Tour of Yad Vashem’s New Holocaust Museum

Yosef Neuhaus: The Vibrancy of the Jewish Community in Lodz before the Holocaust

“My Lodz No Longer Exists” – The story of Yosef Neuhaus

Yosef Neuhaus – Life Before the War

Religious Life in Trzebinia, Poland: Survivor Testimonies

Syrian Jewish bibles at core of ownership dispute

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two decades after Israeli spies helped whisk ancient Hebrew bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel’s national library has asked an Israeli court to grant it official custodianship over the manuscripts.

Partisan woman Vitka Kovner, Now I Am Talking , By Yael Katzir & Elik Ritvas

The film unfolds the story of a Woman Partisan Vitka- Kovner, who fought the Nazis in a Jewish Brigade, in Vilna ghetto & the Rudnicki Forset. Vitka was a fearless fighter who took active part in the resistance -movement. She blew up a German train in 1942, for which she earned a Soviet Medal. While many deny the Holocaust the is a first hand testimony by a woman who brings an important less known, perspective of the role of women in the resistance movement to the Nazis: Vitka is a courageous, inspiring – woman. A moving and thought provoking film

File:Ghetto Vilinus.gifAbba Kovner

From Wikipedia

Abba Kovner was born on March 14, 1918, in the Crimean Black Sea port city of Sevastopol. His parents were Rachel (Rosa) Taubman and Israel Kovner. At a young age he moved with his family to Vilnius, which at this time was part of Poland, where he grew up and was educated at the secondary Hebrew academy and the school of the arts. While pursuing his studies, he joined and became an active member in the socialist Zionist youth movement HaShomer HaTzair.,,,,,,,,,,,From Wikipedia

In June 1941, Nazi Germany attacked Vilnius, which was by that time in the Lithuanian SSR, after the illegal annexation/occupation of Lithuania (and the other Baltic States) into the Soviet Union July 21, 1940; Vilnius was given toLithuania after Nazi Germany and Soviet Union invaded and divided Poland. After occupation established the Vilna Ghetto. Kovner managed to escape with several friends to a Dominican convent headed by Anna Borkowska (Polish Righteous among the Nations) in the city’s suburbs, but he soon returned to the ghetto.[2] He concluded that in order for any revolt to be successful, a Jewish resistance fighting force needed to be assembled.,,,,,From Wikipedia Continue reading

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UPCOMING HOLIDAY Purim Mar. 4 – Mar. 2015 ! 

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This Day in Jewish History / The ‘mother’ of collective farming in the Land of Israel dies

Manya Shochat, a daring pioneer from the Second Aliya, also furthered the development ofJewish self-defense. By David B. Green | Feb. 17, 2015 …

Berlin-Jerusalem (sub ita), Amos Gitai FILM COMPLETO

Two women, the German Else Lasker-Schüler and the Russian Mania Shohat, are each travelling to Jerusalem, a mythical but also very real city that they must confront… Based on the biographies of these two women, one of the first Russian Zionists and a German Expressionist poetess, the film moves back and forth between the dim cafés of Berlin in the 1930s and the hills of Jerusalem. Berlin Jerusalem or the history of crushed utopias…

“In Berlin Jerusalem, the city [of Jerusalem] organises the narrative: that is where the film’s two heroines want to go, where they meet each other and where the narrative ends. In this film, Jerusalem appears in all its chimerical aspects. It is a mythical city, Else Lasker-Schüler’s poetic city, but also the city of the first Jewish migrants, an Arab city and a contemporary megalopolis. Its appearance in the end and its mirage, which appears from the beginning, bind the entire narrative into parallel layers (…). Reality erupts into the film as something sudden and lethal, like the gunshots, the explosions, the chaos (…) A conventional world of ruins is transformed into a convulsive world of violence.”
Mikhail Iampolski, “The Road to Jerusalem”, in “The Films of Amos Gitai”, edited by Paul Willemen, BFI, London, 1993

Cast Liza Kreuzer, Rivka Neuman, Markus Stockhausen, Benjamin Levy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Veronica Lazare, Bernard Eisenschitz, la Pina Bausch Company Screenplay Amos Gitai, Gudie Lawaetz Cinematography Henri Alekan, Nurith Aviv Sound Antoine Bonfanti Music Markus Stockhausen Editing Luc Barnier Production design Marc Petit Jean, Emanuel Amrami Costumes Gisela Storch Production Agav Films, Channel Four (UK), La Sept (France), Nova Films (Italy), Rai2 (Italy), Orthel Films, NOS (The Netherlands) Executive producer(s) Laurent Truchot Producer(s) Ilan Moscovitch, Amos Gitai

Venice : Biennale di Venezia / Mostra d’arte cinematografica 1989 – In competition. Critics’ Award
Istanbul International Film Festival 1989 – Grand Prix

File:Manya Shochat.jpgManya Shochat

From Wikipedia,

Manya Shochat (1880–1961) was a Belarusian-Jewish politician and the “mother” of the collective settlement in Palestine, the forerunner of the kibbutz movement.

Manya Wilbuszewitch (also Mania, Wilbuszewicz/Wilbushewitz; later Shochat) was born in the Grodno Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Belarus) to middle-class Jewish parents, and grew up on the family estate of “Łosośna”. One brother, Isaac, studied agriculture in Russia. He was expelled for slapping a professor who, in the course of a lecture, stated that the zhids (a derogatory term for Jews) were sucking the blood of the farmers in Ukraine. In late 1882, he left for Palestine and joined the Bilumovement. His letters home were a powerful influence on young Manya.[1] Another brother, the engineer Gedaliah, went there in 1892, and helped fund his younger siblings’ education. As a young adult, she went…….Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

Reb Moshe Weinberger – The Message of Purim

Fighting the coldness of Amalek by appreciating the little good deeds of life
The Shtiebel 7 Adar 5773 די שטיבל ז’ אדר תשע”ג

Purim in the streets of Jerusalem   Photos by Wikipedia 

File:V08p430002 Megillot.jpgPurim

From Wikipedia

Purim (/ˈpʊərɪm/; Hebrew: About this sound פּוּרִים  Pûrîm “lots”, from the word פור pur,[2] related to Akkadian: pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire where a plot had been formed to destroy them. The story is recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Ester מגילת אסתר in Hebrew).

According to the Book of Esther, Haman, royal vizier to King Ahasuerus (presumed to be Xerxes I of Persia[3][4][5]), planned to kill all the Jews in the empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin and adopted daughter Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. The day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing.



Based on the conclusions of the Scroll of Esther (Esther 9:22): “[…] that they should make them days of feasting and gladness, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.” Purim is therefore celebrated among Jews by:

  • Exchanging reciprocal gifts of food and drink known as mishloach manot
  • Donating charity to the poor known as mattanot la-evyonim[6]
  • Eating a celebratory meal known as a se’udat Purim
  • Public recitation (“reading of the megillah”) of the Scroll of Esther, known as kriat ha-megillah, usually in synagogue
  • Reciting additions, known as Al HaNissim, to the daily prayers and the grace after meals Photos by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Copenhagen shooting Gunman named as 22yo omar EL hussein a report

The suspected gunman in two fatal shootings in Copenhagen has been named as 22-year-old Omar El-Hussein, who police said had a history of gang-related violence.

Police raided an internet café close to where El-Hussein was killed and said he may have been inspired by the Islamist attacks in Paris a month ago.

Local reports said El-Hussein had been released from prison two weeks ago for assault.

Investigators believed he was to blame for killing two men in separate gun attacks – one at a cafe where a debate on Islam and free speech was held, and another at the city’s main synagogue.

The killings came little more than a month after the Paris attacks, that left 17 people dead including 12 at the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Jens Madsen from the Security and Intelligence Service told reporters the gunman “may have been inspired by the events that took place in Paris a few weeks ago”.

Mr Marsden said he may “generally have been inspired by militant Islamist propaganda issued by IS (Islamic State) and other terror organisations”.Police also said El-Hussein was “on the radar” of the intelligence service before the shootings.

Mr Madsen added that police had not yet ascertained if he had travelled to conflict zones “including Syria and Iraq”, but he said it was at “the absolute centre of investigations”.

Police were still carrying out search operations in different areas of Copenhagen on Sunday, Mr Madsen said.

In the first incident at a Copenhagen cafe hosting a debate on Islam and free speech, the gunman opened fire, killing a 55-year-old man and injuring several other people.

Among those attending the meeting at the Krudttoenden cultural centre were Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist who had drawn controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, and France’s ambassador to Denmark.

Just hours later, shots were fired near the city’s main synagogue, leaving a young Jewish man dead and two policemen injured.please subscribe the video


Image showing flowers in front of Great Synagogue, Copenhagen, 15 February 2015, after the shooting last night killing one Danish Jew

the shooting last night killing one Danish Jew Date Source In front of the CopenhagenSynagogue #cphshootings Author Kim Bach from Taastrup, Denmark,,,.Photo by Wikipedia

Denmark’s Jews vow to stay as reports name Copenhagen killer as Palestinian

“I feel just as safe on the streets today as I did the day before yesterday,” said Jewish community member Bent Bograd as he laid flowers at the ..

This Day in Jewish History / The first Jew to settle in North America ​buys some real estate

This Day in Jewish History / The first Jew to settle in North America ​buys … Leon Huhner, curator of the American Jewish Historical Society and a …

This Day in Jewish History / The story of Lehman Brothers begins

This Day in Jewish History / The story of Lehman Brothers begins. Emanuel Lehman, who would cofound Lehman Brothers and bring it to the heights, …

The Fall of Lehman Brothers

File:Lehman Brothers.jpgLehman Brothers

From Wikipedia,

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (former NYSE ticker symbol LEH) /ˈlmən/ was a global financial services firm. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2008, Lehman was the fourth-largest investment bank in the US (behind Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch), doing business in investment banking, equity and fixed-income sales and trading (especially U.S. Treasury securities), research, investment management, private equity, and private banking.

At 1:45am on September 15, 2008, the firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following the massive exodus of most of its clients, drastic losses in its stock, and devaluation of its assets by credit rating agencies. Lehman’s bankruptcy filing is the largest in US history,[2] and is thought to have played a major role in the unfolding of the late-2000s global financial crisis. The following day,Barclays announced its agreement to purchase, subject to regulatory approval, Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / First Hebrew newspaper is published — in Russia

This Day in Jewish History / First Hebrew newspaper is published — in Russia. It was difficult to publish a modern newspaper, about contemporary

24Jewish Watch What Happens ! 

ישראל היום 

Israel HaYom, Part 2 Section on the right side,Israel HaYom,,,Great Videos Selection

Israel HaYom

From Wikipedia

Israel HaYom (Hebrew: ישראל היום‎, lit. “Israel Today”) is an Israeli national Hebrew-language free daily newspaper first published 30 July 2007. The name is a variation of the popular USA Today, though there is no relation between the two publications. It has the largest daily circulation in Israel[1] with a market share that rose in the last half of 2009 from 23.2 to 26.6 percent.[2] In July 2010, Israel HaYom surpassed Yedioth Ahronoth in rate of exposure in the semi-annual Target Group Index (TGI) survey with a rate of 35.2% compared with Yedioth’s 34.9% After only a few months of publication of a weekend edition, it scored it 25.7% of exposure compared with Yediot’s 43.7% rate Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange


This Day in Jewish History / The lawyer who saved Jewish music dies

This Day in Jewish History / The lawyer who saved Jewish music dies. A chance rebuke propelled the lawyer Yoel Engel into a new career: collecting …

Joel Engel “Awrah’m, Awrah’m” – by Noach Reshef

Fragment from the lecture-concert ”Roni, Roni Bat-Zion”
Maale-Adumim November 2011

Noach Reshef, bass
Zina Goldin, piano

Alonel TV – recording
David Ben-Gershon – concept, script, video-show, narration

Teatron Musicali (Dr. Sofia Sinchuk, Project Director)
Jerusalem Society for Jewish Art Music (Dr. David Ben-Gershon, founder)

File:Engel with phonograph.jpgJoel Engel (composer)

From Wikipedia,

Joel Engel (1868—1927) was a music critic, composer and one of the leading figures in the Jewish art music movement. Born in Russia, and later moving to Berlin and then to Palestine, Engel has been called “the true founding father of the modern renaissance of Jewish music.

As a composer, teacher, and organizer, Engel inspired a generation of Jewish classical musicians to rediscover their ethnic roots and create a new style of nationalist Jewish music, modelled after the national music movements of Russia, Slovakia, Hungary and elsewhere in Europe. This style – developed by composers Alexander Krein, Lazare Saminsky, Mikhail Gnesin, Samuel Rosowsky, and others – was an important influence on the music of many twentieth-century composers, as well as on the folk music of Israel. His work in preserving the musical tradition of the shtetl – the 19th-century Jewish village of eastern Europe – made possible the revival of klezmer music today

Engel was born, (and named Yuliy Dmitrievich Engel)[2] in Berdyansk, now in Ukraine. Unlike most Jewish families of the period, he grew up outside of the Pale of Settlement, the area designated by the Czar as legal for Jewish residence. Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

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Title page from a publication of the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music (Kopit, “Wos wet sajn mit reb Isroel dem frumen”)

This Day in Jewish History / Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ is released, stuns America

The singer-songwriter made her first ‘record’ at age 3 and wrote mega-hits at 17, but her breakthrough as a performer only came when she reached …

File:Carole King.jpgCarole King

From Wikipedia

Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter.[2]

Her career began in the 1960s when King, along with her then husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists, many of which have become standards, and she has continued writing for other artists since then. King’s success as a performer in her own right did not come until the 1970s, when she sang her own songs, accompanying herself on the piano, in a series of albums and concerts. After experiencing commercial disappointment with her debut album Writer, King scored her breakthrough with the album Tapestry which topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks in 1971 and remained on the charts for more than six years.[3]

King was born Carol Joan Klein in February 1942, to a Jewish family, in Manhattan. Her mother, Eugenia (née Cammer), was a teacher, and her father, Sidney N. Klein, was a firefighter   Photo by Wikipedia   Read More Button--orange

Boston Strong – Carole King – “So Far Away” with James Taylor – LIVE

Carole King & James Tyalor – So Far Away




File:AlfredDreyfus.pngAlfred Dreyfus

From Wikipedia,

Alfred Dreyfus (French pronunciation: ​[al.fʁɛd dʁɛ.fys] ; 9 October 1859 – 12 July 1935) was a French artillery officer of Jewishbackground whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French history. Known today as the Dreyfus Affair, the incident eventually ended with Dreyfus’ complete exoneration.

Born in Mulhouse (Mülhausen), Alsace in 1859, Dreyfus was the youngest of nine children born to Raphaël and Jeannette Dreyfus (née Libmann). Raphaël Dreyfus was a prosperous, self-made, Jewish textile manufacturer who had started as apeddler. Alfred was 10 years old when the Franco-Prussian War broke out in the summer of 1870, and his family moved to Paris following the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany after the war

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Alfred Dreyfus Documentary │ Full video │


Jewish People/Nation/Religion Like No Other. Maybe That’s Why We’re Hated?

Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)
As I mentioned in my book review of “Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, … Today’sworld is mirroring many of the events in our ancient past.

The Holy Tongue (Lashon Hakodesh) Part 1 – History & Alphabet

The Holy Tongue – Source of All Languages Part 2 – Linguistics & Etymology

The Holy Tongue – Structure of the Hebrew Letters Part 3 – Graphemes & Phonetics

This lecture, delivered by Rabbi Elyahu Kin in 2009, is part of a series on the origin and subsequent evolvement of language, with an emphasis on the Hebrew language. In Part 1 Rabbi Kin discusses the historical background of the first language, and how all other languages diverged from a common ancestor – a Proto Language. The lecture also discusses various early forms of writing including the history behind the Paleo-Hebrew script.

This day in Jewish history / The founder of the first birth-control clinic is born in the Netherlands

The Netherlands hadn’t banned women from voting because nobody thought they wanted to. Once they realized women did, it was banned, until …

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From Wikipedia

Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs, better known as Aletta Jacobs (9 February 1854 – 10 August 1929) was the first woman to complete a university course in the Netherlands and the first female physician. She was born to a Jewish doctor’s family in Sappemeer. She left the local school when she was 13 to study at a ladies’ school but did not enjoy the experience, returning home after just two weeks where she was taught housework by her Dutch mother, Anna de Jong, but also learned French and German in the evenings, and later Latin and Greek from her father. Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / An author who despised himself and had 50-year writer’s block is born

This Day in Jewish History / An author who despised himself and had … town of Tysmenitz, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, today in Ukraine.

Jewish-American Literature: Old World and New

Professor Judith Ruderman talks about her upcoming course on Jewish-American literature. She emphasizes immigration and acculturation as markers of assimilation into American culture, and takes a fresh look at modern-day Jewish-American writers.

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From Wikipedia

Henry Roth (February 8, 1906 – October 13, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer.

Roth was born in Tysmenitz near Stanislawow, Galicia, Austro-Hungary (now known as Tysmenytsia, near Ivano-Frankivsk, Galicia,Ukraine). Although his parents never agreed on the exact date of his arrival in the United States, it is most likely that he landed atEllis Island and began his life in New York in 1908. He briefly lived in Brooklyn, and then on the Lower East Side, in the slums where his classic novel Call It Sleep is set. In 1914, the family moved to Harlem. Roth lived there until 1927, when, as a senior at City College of New York, he moved in with Eda Lou Walton, a poet and New York University instructor who lived on Morton Street inGreenwich Village. With Walton’s support, he began Call It Sleep in about 1930, and completed the novel in the spring of 1934, Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / Alaska’s first governor is born

Why Ernest Gruening opposed letting Europe’s Jews into Alaska isn’t clear, but later he was a staunch supporter of Israel. By David B. Green | Feb.

Gruening Miami Interview


Twenty six minute, 28 second black and white with sound film clip of Senator Elect Ernest Gruening being interview by former Senator Harry P. Cane. This film sequence is an excerpt of AAF-2139 from the Gruening Collection held by the Alaska Film Archives, a unit of the Alaska & Polar Regions Department in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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From Wikipedia

Ernest Henry Gruening (/ˈɡrnɪŋ/ green-ing; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and a United States Senator from Alaska from 1959 until 1969.

Born in New York City, Gruening attended The Hotchkiss School, and he graduated from Harvard University in 1907 and fromHarvard Medical School in 1912. He then forsook medicine to pursue journalism. Initially a reporter for the Boston American in 1912, he went on to become copy desk editor and rewrite man for the Boston Evening Herald and, from 1912 to 1913, an editorial writer. For four years, Gruening was, consecutively, managing editor of the Boston Evening Traveler and the New York Tribune. After serving in World War I, Gruening became the editor of The Nation from 1920 to 1923 and the editor of the New York Post for four months in 1934. Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Physicist who peered into atomic nucleus is born

Robert Hofstadter was born in New York to Louis Hofstadter and the former Henrietta Koenigsberg, both Jewish immigrants from Poland. Louis owned …

Robert Hofstadter.jpgRobert Hofstadter

From Wikipedia

Robert Hofstadter (February 5, 1915 – November 17, 1990) was an American physicist. He was the joint winner of the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics (together with Rudolf Mössbauer) “for his pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his consequent discoveries concerning the structure of nucleons”.[1][2]

Hofstadter was born in a Jewish family[3][4] in New York City on February 5, 1915, to Polish immigrants, Louis Hofstadter, a salesman, and the former Henrietta Koenigsberg.[5] He attended elementary and high schools in New York City and entered City College of New York, graduating with a B.S. degree magna cum laude in 1935 at the age of 20, and was awarded the Kenyon Prize in Mathematics and Physics. He also received a Charles A. Coffin Foundation Fellowship from the General Electric Company, which enabled him to attend graduate school at Princeton University, where he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the age of 23.[6] He did his post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania and was an assistant professor at Princeton before joining Stanford University. Hofstadter taught at Stanford from 1950 to 1985.Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Tributes to ’eminent’ Shoah historian, Sir Martin Gilbert

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He put Jewish voices in the foreground, rather than relying solely on the … him to see and describe Jewish history against the canvass of world events.” “Today, as Sir Martin is lowered into the earth of the land he loved, is Tu Bishvat, …

Iraq Inquiry panel member Sir Martin Gilbert dies

Sir Martin Gilbert Interview

One of the world’s most respected historians of WWII, Sir Martin Gilbert, speaks about his personal research of the action of Pope Pius XII during WWII.

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From Wikipedia

Sir Martin John Gilbert, CBE, PC (25 October 1936 – 3 February 2015)[1] was a British historian and honorary Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford. He was the author of over eighty books, including works on the Holocaust and Jewish history.

Gilbert was born in London to Peter and Miriam Gilbert;[2] all four of his grandparents had been born in Tsarist Russia.[3] Nine months after the outbreak of the Second World War, he was evacuated to Canada as part of the British efforts to safeguard children. Vivid memories of the transatlantic crossing from Liverpool to Quebec sparked his curiosity about the war in later years.[1] Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

The Four Chaplains

This video is about the Four Chaplains who died on the Dorchester in the North Atlantic in 1943 and the example they set.

Remembering Jewish Chaplains on Four Chaplains Day

The Algemeiner Journal will celebrate its 2nd Annual ‘Jewish 100′ Gala on … ChaplainsDay to pay tribute to Jewish chaplains throughout modern history. … This February 3rd on Four Chaplains Day, take a moment to honor their …

Four Chaplains

From Wikipedia,

The Four Chaplains, also sometimes referred to as the “Immortal Chaplains” or the “Dorchester Chaplains” were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out.[1]The chaplains joined arms, said prayers, and sang hymns as they went down with the ship.

The relatively new chaplains all held the rank of first lieutenant. They included Methodist minister the Reverend George L. Fox, Reform-Rabbi Alexander D. Goode (Ph.D.),Roman Catholic priest the Reverend John P. Washington, and Reformed Church in America minister the Reverend Clark V. Poling. Their backgrounds, personalities, and Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / The actor who played Grandpa Munster dies

Al Lewis was such an inveterate storyteller that the date of his death is one of the few things people know about him for sure. By David B. Green | Feb.



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From Wikipedia

Al Lewis (born Albert Meister, possibly Alexander Meister; April 30, 1923[1] – February 3, 2006) was an American character actorbest known for his role as Count Dracula lookalike “Grandpa Munster,” opposite Fred Gwynne’s and Yvonne DeCarlo’s characters on the CBS television series The Munsters and its subsequent film versions. Later in life, he was also a restaurant owner, political candidate, and radio broadcaster.[2]

Lewis is thought to have been born April 30, 1923.[1][3] Few other facts about Lewis are known with any certainty; most of the information comes from interviews he gave, but there are inconsistencies in his statements. Sometimes he gave his birth year as 1910; other times, as 1923. His early radio work in the mid 1930s would indicate the earlier birth date, as did an off-the-cuff remark on the TVLegends interview, 2002, where he says “not a bad memory for 92”. Ted Lewis, his son, said his father was born in 1923. Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Ninety-Year-Old Top Guns

“I found out about Al Schwimmer, and that this guy, an American, was … and it’s interesting to learn about American Jewish history through the lives of …

Al Schwimmer – 1917-2011

Al (Adolph) Schwimmer, one of the founders of the Israel Air Force and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and an Israel Prize laureate, died, Friday. He was 94.

Schwimmer, an American citizen, was born in New York in 1917. An aeronautics graduate and a licensed pilot, he served in the US Air Force during WWII, and was awarded a medal of valor.

In 1947 he volunteered to help the Haganah paramilitary group to acquire aircraft. Schwimmer formed an aviation company, purchased war surpluses and smuggled them to Israel via then-Czechoslovakia.

In 1950, however, he was convicted by US authorities of violating the UN imposed embargo for smuggling the planes. He was stripped of his rights, but not imprisoned. In 2001 he was pardoned by then President Bill Clinton.

“Ordered” by Israeli PM, David Ben-Gurion to leave the USA and start an aircraft overhauling facility in Israel, Schwimmer came to Israel and founded ‘Bedek National Aviation Institute’ – later to become the IAI.

He served as the technological advisor to the prime minister in two different governments in the 1970s, and founded the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology.

In 2006 he was awarded the Israel Prize for his contributions to Israeli society.

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From Wikipedia,

Adolph “Al” Schwimmer (Hebrew: אל שווימר‎;‎ 10 June 1917 – 10 June 2011) was an American-born Israeli engineer and businessman. He was the founder and first CEO of Israel Aerospace Industries.

Schwimmer was born in New York in 1917 to Jewish parents who had emigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe. He never used his given birth name of Adolph, preferring the nickname “Al”.[1]

In 1939, Schwimmer began his aerospace career at Lockheed Corporation as an engineer and also received his civilian pilot license. During World War II, he worked for TWA and assisted the U.S. Air Transport Command as a flight engineer. Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / T

he founder of the ethical school of Judaism dies

In fact debilitated by depression, he left Kovno in 1857 for Halberstadt, Germany, where he recovered, and then moved on to Koenigsberg, today …

Israel Salanter: Founder of Mussar (Jewish Biography as History)

Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin of Salant (Israel Salanter, 1810-1883) was the founder of the modern Mussar movement that revolutionized traditional Jewish education. Controversial during his lifetime, his ideas ultimately permeated the Yeshiva system as a whole. Part of the Jewish Biography as History lecture series available at


Rav Yisrael Salanter: Revolutionary Philosopher

Rav Yisrael Salanter: Revolutionary Philosopher – 2

Rav Yerucham excerpt – The Greatness of Our Sages: Rabbi Yisroel Salanter

The middos (character traits) of the Gedolei Yisroel (the greats of the Jewish people) were most evident in their day-to-day activities among ordinary people. In this excerpt from his class, “Miracle of PersonalGrowth”, Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen illustrates this with an episode from the life of one of the founders of the mussar movement, Rabbi Yisroel Salanter. For more information on the class please visit or email


Yisroel Salanter

From Wikipedia

Rabbi Yisroel ben Ze’ev Wolf Lipkin, also known as “Yisroel Salanter” or “Israel Salanter” (November 3, 1810, Zhagory – February 2, 1883, Königsberg), was the father of theMusar movement in Orthodox Judaism and a famed Rosh yeshiva and Talmudist. The epithet Salanter was added to his name since most of his schooling took place in Salant (now the Lithuanian town of Salantai), where he came under the influence of Rabbi Yosef Zundel of Salant. He is the father of mathematician Yom Tov Lipman Lipkin.

Yisroel Lipkin was born in Zagare, Lithuania on November 3, 1810, the son of Rabbi Zev Wolf, the rabbi of that town and later Av Beth Din of Goldingen and Telz, and his wife Leah. As a boy, he studied with Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Braude of Salant.

After his 1823 marriage to Esther Fega Eisenstein (died August 1871, Vilnius), Rabbi Lipkin settled with her in Salant. There he continued his studies under Rabbi Hirsch Broda and Rabbi Yosef Zundel of Salant, himself a disciple of Rabbi Chaim Volozhin. Rabbi Zundel exerted a deep influence on the development of Lipkin’s character; he had stressed religious self-improvement (musar), which Lipkin later developed into a complete method and popularized. Photo by YouTube  Read More Button--orange


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This Day in Jewish History / Journalist Daniel Pearl murdered in Pakistan by Islamic terrorists

On February 1, 2002, the Jewish-American journalist Daniel Pearl was murdered in Karachi by Islamic terrorists, nine days after being kidnapped in …

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From Wikipedia,

Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered in Pakistan.[1][2][3]

Pearl was kidnapped while working as the South Asia Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal, based in Mumbai, India. He had gone to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the alleged links between Richard Reid (the “shoe bomber”) and Al-Qaeda. He was subsequently killed by his captors.[4][5]

In July 2002, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a British national of Pakistani origin, was sentenced to death by hanging for Pearl’s abduction and murder.[1][6] In March 2007, at a closed military hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed stated that he had personally beheaded Pearl.[2][7][8] Al-Qaeda member Saif al-Adel has also been connected with the kidnapping.[3] Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

The Living Legacy: Rebuilding R” Levi Yitzcahk of Berdychiv’s Kever

Sofya Nayer a Jewish Resident of New Jersey shares a fascinating story about her birth and travel back to her home town of Berdychiv which led to the rebuilding of R” Levi Yitzcahk of Berdychiv’s Kever.

The Living Legacy Project: Remember the many stories your grandparents told you about their childhood, about life in the old country, about what things were life in times gone by? Seize the opportunity to capture these golden recollections and preserve them for generations to come with video footage by the Living Legacy Project. The perfect gift for your children and all your loved ones, this video history of your family is sure to become a treasured family heirloom. or email

Auschwitz: Drone video of Nazi concentration camp

Drone video shows the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. The camp in Poland is now maintained as a World Heritage Site and is visited by thousands of tourists and survivors every year. Auschwitz was the largest camp established by the Germans during World War II. More than a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – died there between 1940, when it was built, and 1945, when it was liberated by the Soviet army.

Railway tracks into Auschwitz-Birkenau – Trains filled with victims from throughout occupied Europe arrived at the camp almost every day between 1942 and the summer of 1944.

Ruins of wooden huts at Birkenau – Birkenau (or Auschwitz II) was erected in 1941 solely as a death camp, the wooden huts are now in ruins with only brick fireplaces and chimneys remaining.

Entrance to Auschwitz I -The wrought-iron sign over the entrance bears the words Arbeit Macht Frei – “Work sets you free”.

Auschwitz I – The brick-built buildings were the former cavalry barracks of the Polish Army.

Courtyard between blocks 10 and 11 at Auschwitz I – Block 11 was called “the Block of Death” by prisoners. Executions took place between Block 10 and Block 11 and posts in the yard were used to string up prisoners by their wrists.

Auschwitz Birkenau is now a museum run by the Polish Culture Ministry, and a Unesco world heritage site.

Glenn Beck: Anti-Semitism In Ukraine

EP President: Protecting Synagogues? A Shame!!


Watch: Survivors Gather at Ruins of Czech Camp


Ukraine: Synagogue attacked, anti-Semitism on the rise?

Explosives were thrown at a Jewish synagogue Tuesday in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia. According to Chief Rabbi Nohum Erentroy, four unidentified individuals threw Molotov cocktails at the synagogue at around 23.00 local time (21.00 GMT).

Objects that appeared to be Molotov cocktails were discovered on the grounds of the synagogue, which is protected by a large iron fence.

A number of Ukrainian nationalist groups involved in the recent unrest are hostile to the country’s Jewish population.
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Theresienstadt concentration camp archway with the phrase “Arbeit macht frei” (work makes (you) free), placed over the entrance in a number of Nazi concentration campsPhoto by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / A woman who unwittingly taught JFK strategy is born

This Day in Jewish History / A woman who unwittingly taught JFK strategy is … Popular historian Barbara Tuchman was born 103 years ago today.

All About – Barbara W. Tuchman

What is Barbara W. Tuchman?
A report all about Barbara W. Tuchman for homework/assignment.

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (later August 1914), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45, a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.

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From Wikipedia,

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (/ˈtʌkmən/; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She won thePulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (later August 1914), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45, a biography of General Joseph Stilwell.[1]

Tuchman focused on writing popular history.

Tuchman was the daughter of the banker Maurice Wertheim. She was a first cousin of New York district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, a niece of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and granddaughter of Henry Morgenthau, Sr., Woodrow Wilson’s Ambassador to theOttoman Empire. Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

The first professor of Yiddish in the United States dies

His dissertation, on which his first book was based, was on the history and … by Weinreich out of his own apartment in Vilna (today’s Vilnius, Lithuania). … On September 1, 1939, the day Germany began its invasion of Poland, … The Part of Scholarship in Germany’s Crimes Against the Jewish People,” …

Max Weinreich, The Vilna Gaon, Hirsh Glik

22-24 April 2014

Program hosted by Boris Sandler

Max Weinreich (1894-1969)- Linguist, Founder of the YIVO Institute.

The Vilna Gaon (1720-1797)- Rabbi and Communal Leader

Hirsh Glik (1921-1944)- Poet and Partisan

The Weinreich’s Attitude Toward Judaism and Religious Jews

Gabriel Weinreich – professor emeritus of physics, Episcopal priest, and son of Yiddishist Max Weinreich – describes how Yiddish literature and Jewish history often involved secular writers portraying religious characters.

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

Max Weinreich

From Wikipedia

Max Weinreich (22 April 1894, Kuldīga, Russian Empire, now Latvia – 29 January 1969, New York City, USA) was a linguist, specializing in sociolinguistics[1] and the Yiddish language, and the father of the linguist Uriel Weinreich, who edited the Modern Yiddish-English English-Yiddish Dictionary.

Max Weinreich (Russian: Мейер Лазаревич Вейнрейх, Meyer Lazarevich Veynreykh) began his studies in a German school in Kuldiga, transferring to a Russian gymnasium inLibava after four years. He then lived in Dvinsk and Łódź. Between 1909 and 1912 he resided in Saint Petersburg, where he attended I.G. Eizenbet’s private Jewish gymnasium for boys.[2] He was raised in a German-speaking family but became fascinated with Yiddish.

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This Day in Jewish History / Pope puts a stop to Rome’s sadistic ‘Jews Race’

By the time of Clement IX, the Jews were made to run along what is today the Corso, a central street in modern Rome, starting at the Piazza San Marco …

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From Wikipedia

Piazza San Marco (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjatt͡sa san ˈmarko], often known in English as the St Mark’s Square), is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as “the Piazza” (la Piazza). All other urban spaces in the city (except the Piazzetta and the Piazzale Roma) are called “campi” (fields). The Piazzetta (the ‘little Piazza’) is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner (see plan). The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. This article relates to both of them.

A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco “the drawing room of Europe” (the attribution to Napoleon is unproven).[1]  Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Piazza San Marco, Venice. Orchestra playing Jewish melodies

Jews Celebrating Sukkot in Piazza San Marco Venice Italy , Feeling right at home

Poland’s Jewish Culture Rises From the Ashes of Persecution

Another such center, this time in Warsaw, was inaugurated in 2013. A year … By focusing on Jewish culture and social history, rather than just World War II, the museum … Thesedays, a few hundred Orthodox Jews worship at Nożyk.

Festival of Jewish Culture in Warsaw

From Wikipedia

Festival of Jewish Culture in Warsaw – “Singer’s Warsaw” is an annual celebration of Jewish culture that has been held inWarsaw since 2004.

The Festival includes Jewish (both Hebrew and Yiddish) theater, music, films, exhibits and expositions. It attempts to recreate Jewish culture from the period of interwar Poland, complete with historical buildings and atmosphere. Regular features include kosher food(along with instructions as to how to prepare it in one’s own kitchen), dancing, songs, crafts, ceramics and posters. Numerous workshops, discussion groups and seminars are also held on topics related to Yiddish culture.

The festival is organized by the Polish-Israeli-American Shalom Foundation, which began in 1988 on the initiative of Gołda Tencer, an actress and producer of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw. The purpose of the foundation is the popularization of Jewish culture inPoland, and the remembrance of its Jewish communities. Photo by Wikipedia Photo of the Warsaw Festival of Jewish Culture, “Singer’s Warsaw”   Read More Button--orange

Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Jewish quarter in Warsaw in 1939 – original color footage

912 days of the Warsaw Ghetto

Jewish Quarters of Warsaw and Cracow 1936

A Day in Jewish Warsaw 1939

Holocaust Memorial Day

Jordi Savall – El Male Rahamim (Hymn To The Victims Of Auschwitz)

“El male rachamim” is a funeral prayer used by the Ashkenazi Jewish community. The chazzan recites it, for the ascension of the souls of the dead, during the funeral, going up to the grave of the departed, remembrance days, and other occasions on which the memory of the dead is recalled.

Reportage Auschwitz Birkenau camp documentaire 2014

Reportage amateur Auschwitz Birkenau 2014
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International Holocaust Memorial Day, يوم ذكرى الهولوكوست, יום הזיכרון הבינלאומי לשואה.

27 januari 2015
Internationale Herdenkingsdag voor de Holocaust, День памяти жертв Холокоста, International Holocaust Memorial Day, Hari Peringatan Holocaust, يوم ذكرى الهولوكوست, Holokost Anma Günü, יום הזיכרון הבינלאומי לשואה, Holocaust-Gedenktag, Journée commémoration de l’Holocauste, Dzień Pamięci o Ofiarach Holokaustu.

‘Memory is life’: Stephen Spielberg visits Auschwitz memorial

‘Memory is life’: Stephen Spielberg visits Auschwitz memorial
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has joined world leaders at Auschwitz to mark 70 years since the Nazi death camp was liberated and has condemned the rising tide of anti-Semitism.

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg has joined world leaders at Auschwitz to mark 70 years since the Nazi death camp was liberated and has condemned the rising tide of anti-Semitism.
Mr Spielberg, who won an Oscar for his Holocaust drama Schindler’s List, visited the camp for the unveiling of a memorial plaque to those who lost their lives.
It comes as round 300 people who lived through the horrors of the camp, were expected to pay their respects at Auschwitz, where more than one million people, mainly Jews, were killed during the Second World War.

The commemorations are expected to be the last major anniversary for many of the survivors with heads of state also set to attend.
Yesterday, Mr Spielberg was talking to Holocaust survivors in the southern Polish city of Krakow, ahead of the today’s main event.
The Oscar winning filmmaker said: ‘If you are a Jew today, in fact if you are any person who believes in the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom in free expression, you know that like many other groups, we are once again facing the perennial demons of intolerance.’

The director won an Academy Award for Best Director for ‘Schindler’s List,’ his 1993 movie about a German who saved more than a thousand mostly Polish-Jewish refugees during the Holocaust, warned of spreading anti-Semitism.
‘(There are) Facebook pages identifying Jews and their geographic locations with the intention to attack and the growing efforts to banish Jews from Europe,’ said Mr Spielberg.
‘My hope for tomorrow’s commemoration is that the survivors will feel confident that we are renewing their call to remember. That we will not only make known their own identities, but in the process help form a meaningful, collective conscience for the generations to come.’

Meanwhile Europe is ‘close to’ a new exodus of Jews, European Jewish Congress chief Moshe Kantor warned at a Holocaust forum in the Czech capital Prague.
‘Jihadism is very close to Nazism. One could even say that they are two faces of the same evil,’ he added.
While German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a ‘disgrace’ that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats or violence.
It comes as France’s main Jewish agency CRIF released figures on today that showed anti-Semitic acts in the country, home to Europe’s largest Jewish population, doubled in 2014 to 851, compared to 423 the previous year.
Later today, German prime minister Joachim Gauck and French president Francois Hollande will travel to Poland for the anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation.
Britain will be represented by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, while the United States delegation will be led by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

El Male-Shoah, Cantor Zevi Muller sings at the UN

Cantor Zev Muller sings at the UN headquarters’ General Assembly in NY on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The melody was composed by Cantor Benjamin Muller.

Pause today, to remember why we remember

Arizona Daily Star
1, the Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Ave., is featuring “Hélène Berr, … This year marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, and today …

Amazing and touching El male rachamim “Hall of Remembrance”

אֵל מָלֵא רַחֲמִים שׁוֹכֵן בַּמְּרוֹמִים, הַמְצֵא מְנוּחָה נְכוֹנָה עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה, בְּמַעֲלוֹת קְדוֹשִׁים וטְהוֹרִים כְּזוֹהַר הָרָקִיע מַזְהִירִים אֶת כָּל הַנְּשָׁמוֹת שֶׁל שֵׁשֶׁת מִילְיוֹנֵי הַיְּהוּדִים, חַלְלֵי הַשּׁוֹאָה בְּאֵירוֹפָּה, שֶׁנֶּהֶרְגוּ, שֶׁנִּשְׁחֲטוּ, שֶׁנִּשְׂרְפוּ וְשֶׁנִּסְפּוּ עַל קִדּוּשׁ הַשֵׁם, בִּידֵי הַמְרַצְּחִים הַגֶּרְמָנִים הָנַאצִים וְעוֹזְרֵיהֶם מִשְּׁאָר הֶעַמִּים. לָכֵן בַּעַל הָרַחֲמִים יַסְתִּירֵם בְּסֵתֶר כְּנָפָיו לְעוֹלָמִים, וְיִצְרוֹר בִּצְרוֹר הַחַיִּים אֶת נִשְׁמוֹתֵיהֶם, ה’ הוּא נַחֲלָתָם, בְּגַן עֵדֶן תְּהֵא מְנוּחָתָם, וְיַעֶמְדוּ לְגוֹרָלָם לְקֵץ הַיָּמִין, וְנֹאמַר אָמֵן.
God, full of mercy, who dwells in the heights, provide a sure rest upon the Divine Pressence’s wings, within the range of the holy and the pure, whose shining resemble the sky’s, all the souls of the six million Jews, victims of the European Holocaust, who were murdered, slaughtered, burnt and exterminated for the Sanctification of the Name, by the German Nazi assassins and their helpers from the rest of the peoples. Therefore, the Master of Mercy will protect them forever, from behind the hiding of his wings, and will tie their souls with the rope of life. The Everlasting is their heritage, the Garden of Eden shall be their resting room, and they shall rest peacefully upon their lying place, they will stand for their fate in the end of days, and let us say: Amen

The Holocaust
Yad Vashem Memorial
Jerusalem, Israel.

Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Drone footage shows scale of camp

Auschwitz wasn’t just a concentration camp set in one location, it was a network of horrifying labor and death camps.CNN’s Atika Shubert explains.

Drone video shows the Auschwitz concentration camp as it is today – 70 years after it was liberated by Soviet troops. Report by Sarah Kerr.

Drone footage of Auschwitz concentration camp shows the scale of the site as Holocaust Memorial Day is marked this week Drone footage of Auschwitz concentration camp shows the scale of the.

Scale Model of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi Gas Chamber and Crematorium in the Berlin Deutches Historisches Museum filmed March 7th 2014. Viewer discretion is adv. The film takes us over the.

Auschwitz survivors Zigi Shipper and Lily Ebert discuss their experiences

Auschwitz survivors Zigi Shipper and Lily Ebert discuss their experiences

Survivors tell their stories 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Watch the following video to hear from two survivors on the importance of remembering what happened at Auschwitz and at concentration camps around Europe during the Holocaust

January the 27th marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, with people from all around the UK, Europe and the world commemorating the day as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Auschwitz survivors Zigi Shipper and Lily Ebert have joined with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to talk about their experiences at the camp.

Watch the following video where they also talk about why the world should never forget what happened at concentration camps across Europe to make sure everyone is challenged to confront all forms of hatred and discrimination.

Cantor Kutner – Holocaust Prayers for Manievichi 70th Anniversary Memorial

Cantor Kutner chants memorial prayer for the Shoah (Holocaust) using music that he personally wrote and perfected.

How do you respond to powerful stories of genocide? #MemoryMakers artists share their tips

Our Memory Makers project pairs Holocaust and genocide survivors with nine British artists, who will respond to their stories with works of art for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. Memory Makers ensures that survivors’ experiences are not lost to history, and that a new generation can engage with the stories of genocide.

We are asking you to share these powerful stories of survivors and contribute your own creative responses to Keep the memory alive for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. In this film the artists taking part in the project reflect on why they chose to take part in the project and share their tips with you.

Play your part, share or respond to a story:

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year, marking the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the millions of people who have been murdered and whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.

Find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day:

Drone view of Auschwitz concentration camp


Schindler’s List (1-9) Movie CLIP – That’s Oskar Schindler (1993) HD

File:Anne Frank.jpgAnne Frank

From Wikipedia

Annelies Marie “Anne” Frank (Dutch pronunciation: [ɑnəˈlis maːˈri ˈɑnə ˈfrɑŋk], German: [ʔanəliːs maˈʁiː ˈʔanə ˈfʁaŋk] ( ); 12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was a diarist and writer. She was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her wartime diary The Diary of a Young Girl has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. By May 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the German occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in some concealed rooms in the building where Anne’s father worked. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot Frank, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they died (probably of typhus) in March 1945. Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Anne Frank – The Whole Story -1

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Anne Frank – The Whole Story

This Day in Jewish History / Orthodox rabbi names a rabba (and won’t do it again)

Traditional Jewish law, halakha, withholds from women a number of rights and … The ordination of Sara Hurwitz did not challenge this distinction.

How Sara Hurwitz Became an Orthodox Rabba

Sara Hurwitz, an Orthodox rabba and dean of Yeshivat Maharat, explains how she became a woman Orthodox Rabba, during Chautauqua Institution’s 2011 panel discussion, “Jewish, Christian and Muslim Women Seeking Clergy Equality,” moderated by Moment Magazine’s editor and publisher, Nadine Epstein.

Sara Hurwitz speech

Rabba Sara Hurwitz addresses the JOFA conference in New York City, March 14, 2010.

Woman Orthodox “Rabbi” Sara Hurwitz

A conversation with the first woman Orthodox rabbi, Rabba Sara Hurwitz of Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, and Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, who describes her personal journey, her commitment to Jewish Law (Halacha), and issues of concern to Orthodox women.

Sara Hurwitz

From Wikipedia,

Rabba Sara Hurwitz is a Modern Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader who received ordination from Rabbi Avi Weiss. She is the “Rabba” at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in Riverdale, Bronx, New York[2] and the dean of Yeshivat Maharat in Riverdale, Bronx, New York.[3]

She is the curricular researcher and writer for JOFA’s Gender and Orthodoxy Curriculum Project.[4]

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ברל כצנלסון סדרת גדולי העם היהודי – ארכיון המדינה Katznelson Jewish sages series

מרכז פיטר פריישטדט להנצחה קולנועית של גדולי העם היהודי.

This Day in Jewish History / A very practical Belarusian who would change Israel is born

Berl Katznelson not only lies behind Zionist institutions from Bank Hapoalim to the Om Oved publishing house: he’s also the reason Israel keeps the …

File:Berl Katznelson 1934.jpgBerl Katznelson

From Wikipedia,

Berl Katznelson (Hebrew: ברל כצנלסון‎, 25 January 1887 – died 12 August 1944) was one of the intellectual founders of Labor Zionism, instrumental to the establishment of the modern state of Israel, and the editor of Davar, the first daily newspaper of the workers’

Katznelson was born in Babruysk, Russia, the son of a member of Hovevei Zion. He dreamed of settling in the Jewish homeland from an early age. In Russia, he was a librarian in a Hebrew-Yiddish library and taught Hebrew literature and Jewish history. He made aliyah toOttoman Palestine in 1909, where he worked in agriculture and took an active role in organizing workers’ federations based on the idea of “common work, life and aspirations.”[1]Statue of Berl Katzenelson by Jacob Luchansky, Israel.jpg

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Azrieli Foundation offering two $50000 prizes to promote Jewish music

The Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music will go to a work composed within the last 10 years, while the Azrieli Commissioning Competition is aimed at …

Celebrating a Man of Vision…David Azrieli

David Azrieli.jpgDavid Azrieli

From Wikipedia

David Joshua Azrieli, CM CQ (Hebrew: דוד עזריאלי‎; May 10, 1922 – July 9, 2014) was a Canadian-Israeli real estate tycoon,developer, designer, architect, and philanthropist. With an estimated net worth of $US 3.1 billion (as of March 2013), Azrieli was ranked by Forbes as the 9th wealthiest Canadian and 401st in the world.[1]

David Azrieli was born into a Jewish family[2] in Maków Mazowiecki, Poland, he fled Europe during World War II for British Mandate Palestine. Between 1943 and 1946, Azrieli briefly studied architecture at the Technion, though did not complete his studies at that time. He fought in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. In 1954, he immigrated to Montreal.[3] Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia

At the age of 75, he received m/watch?v=musYaGyM27U

Marc Blitzstein – Three-Four dance

Marc Blitzstein – Three-Four dance
Piano: Bennett Lerner

Marc Blitzstein was born in Philadelphia on March 2, 1905, the son of affluent parents. In 1928 his father Sam Blitzstein married Robert Serber’s sister-in-law Madeline Leof. Blitzstein’s musical gifts were apparent at an early age; he had performed a Mozart piano concerto by the time he was seven. He went on to study piano with Alexander Siloti, (a pupil of Tchaikovsky and Liszt), and made his professional concerto debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Liszt’s E-flat Piano Concerto when he was 21. His first relationship was in 1924, when he traveled to Europe with conductor Alexander Smallens.
After studying composition at the Curtis Institute of Music, he went to Europe to continue his studies in Berlin with Arnold Schoenberg (with whom he did not get on), and in Pariswith Nadia Boulanger (with whom he did). Despite his later political beliefs, he was, in the early years of his career, a self-proclaimed and unrepentant artistic snob, who firmly believed that true art was only for the intellectual elite. He was vociferous in denouncing composers — in particular Respighi, Ravel, and Kurt Weill — who, he felt, debased their standards to reach a wider public.
His works of this period, mostly pianistic vehicles such as the Piano Sonata (1927) and the Piano Concerto (1931) are typical of the Boulanger-influenced products of American modernism — strongly rhythmic (though not influenced by jazz) and described by himself as “wild, dissonant and percussive.” These early works were far removed from the Schoenberg style.
Although Blitzstein married novelist Eva Goldbeck on March 2, 1933, he was openly gay; they had no children. His mother-in-law was Berlin-born musical star and opera singer Lina Abarbanell. He dedicated a number of works, including Romantic Piece for Orchestra (1930), String Quartet, ‘The Italian’ (1930), the ballet Cain (1930), and the Serenade for String Quartet (1932) to his wife-to-be. She died of anorexia in 1936, and his grief prompted him to throw himself into the work of creating The Cradle Will Rock.[4] He summered at the Pine Brook Country Club located in the countryside near Nichols, Connecticut, which became the summer rehearsal headquarters of the Group Theatre in the 1930s and 1940s.

Leonard Bernstein – Marc Blitzstein’s “Zipperfly”

This Day in Jewish History / An exceptional composer is murdered by sailors he picked up in a bar

Rising above society’s early rebuff of his music, Marc Blitzstein composed for the U.S. Air Force and rose to greatness in musical theater for the …

File:Marc Blitzstein 1943.jpgMarc Blitzstein

From Wikipedia,

Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, better known as Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905 – January 22, 1964), was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist.[1] He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical The Cradle Will Rock, directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is known for The Cradle Will Rock and for his Off-Broadwaytranslation/adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman’s play The Little Foxes; the Broadway musical Juno, based on Seán O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock; and No for an Answer. He completed translation/adaptations of Brecht’s and Weill’s musical play Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and of Brecht’s play Mother Courage and Her Children with music by Paul Dessau. Blitzstein also composed music for films, such as Surf and Seaweed (1931) and The Spanish Earth (1937), and he contributed two songs to the original 1960 production of Hellman’s play Toys in the Attic.Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia

Rabbi Isaac Luria (Arizal) Jewish Biography Lecture Dr. Henry Abramson

Emerging from the sixteenth-century Safed Circle of Jewish mystics, Rabbi Isaac Luria (the Arizal) was a pivotal figure in the history of Kabbalah. His influence on later Jewish movements, in particular Hasidism, is still felt to this day.

This Day in Jewish History / The man who ushered English Judaism into the modern age dies

The chief rabbi also served as a rabbinical authority for Jewish communities in other parts of the British Empire. British Jewry came into its own during …

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Nathan Marcus Adler

From Wikipedia

Rabbi Nathan Marcus hakohen Adler (13 January 1803 – 21 January 1890) was the Orthodox Chief Rabbi of the British Empirefrom 1845 until his death, probably the most prominent 19th century rabbi in the English-speaking world.

A kohen by birth, Rabbi Nathan was born in Hanover, in present-day Germany. He was apparently named after the kabbalist Nathan Adler (according to the biography of the latter in the Jewish Encyclopedia). His distant relative Jacob Adler, who made his acquaintance in the winter of 1883–1884, described him as the “highest religious authority not only of London Jews but of allOrthodox Jews throughout the United Kingdom and the Empire.” He subscribed to what was known as the Frankfurter Orthodoxy.

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This Day in Jewish History / Prodigy who dared formulate a Soviet economic theory is born

Leonid Vitalevich Kantorovich was born into a Jewish family in St. Petersburg in czarist Russia. His father, Vitalij Kantorovich, was a physician who …

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Leonid Kantorovich

From Wikipedia

Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich (Russian: Леони́д Вита́льевич Канторо́вич; IPA: [lʲɪɐˈnʲit vʲɪˈtalʲɪvʲɪtɕ kəntɐˈrovʲɪtɕ] ( )) (19 January 1912 – 7 April 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1975.

Kantorovich was born on 19 January 1912, to a Russian Jewish family.[1] His father was a doctor practicing in Saint Petersburg.[2] In 1926, at the age of fourteen, he began his studies at the Leningrad University. He graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics in 1930, and began his graduate studies. In 1934, at the age of 22 years, he became a full professor. Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

Наука и образование СПб – 5 – Математика. Л.В. Канторович

Телекомпания Петербургское Телевидение:
Развитие вычислительной математики и её роль в современной жизни.
100 лет со дня рождения Л.В. Канторовича.


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Synagogue of Vilnius Photo by Wikipedia

File:Vilna Gaon portrait.gifHistory of the Jews in Lithuania

From Wikipedia,

The history of the Jews in Lithuania spans the period from the 8th century[citation needed] to the present day. There is still a small community in that country, as well as an extensive Lithuanian Jewish diaspora in Israel, the United States and other countries. For more detail, see Lithuanian Jews.

As early as the 8th century Jews lived in parts of the Lithuanian territory[citation needed]. Beginning with that period[citation needed] they conducted trade between Russia, Lithuania, and the Baltic, especially with Danzig, Julin (Vineta or Wollin, in Pomerania), and other cities on the Vistula, Oder, and Elbe.

The origin of the Jews of Lithuania has been the subject of much speculation. It is believed that they were made up of two distinct streams of Jewish immigration. The older and significantly smaller of the two entered the territory that would later become the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the east. These early immigrants spoke Judeo-Slavic dialects which distinguished them from the later Jewish immigrants who entered the region from the Germanic lands. From Wikipedia,  Photo by Wikipedia   Read More Button--orange

The Jews in Poland-Lithuania and Russia: 1350 to the Present Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 7pm
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Book Talk
Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
For centuries, Poland and Russia formed the heartland of the Jewish world. Until World War II, this area was home to over forty percent of world Jewry: nearly three and a half million Jews lived in Poland, and nearly three million more lived in the Soviet Union. Although the majority of American and European Jews originate from Eastern Europe, the history of this life and civilization is not well known, or has been reduced to a story of persecution and martyrdom. In his masterful three-volume history, ‘The Jews in Poland and Russia: 1350 to the Present Day’, Polonsky avoids sentimentalism and mythologizing, and provides a comprehensive and detailed account of this great civilization. From the towns and shtetls where Jews lived, to the emergence of Hasidism and the Haskalah movement, to the rise of Jewish urbanization, and Polish-Jewish relations during World War II, Polonsky’s book dispels myths about this culture, while demonstrating the importance of Poland and Russia as a great center of Jewish life.

Winner of the 2011 Kulczycki Book Prize for Polish Studies, and the Pro Historia Polonorum Prize for the best book on the history of Poland published in a foreign language between 2007 and 2011.

This Day in Jewish History / Poet laureate who liberated a concentration camp dies

Hecht suffered several episodes with mental illness in the decades that followed, but thisdid not prevent him from publishing seven books of poetry …

Anthony Hecht

From Wikipedia,

Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) was an American poet. His work combined a deep interest in form with a passionate desire to confront the horrors of 20th century history, with the Second World War, in which he fought, and the Holocaust being recurrent themes in his work.[1]

Hecht was born in New York City to German-Jewish parents. He was educated at various schools in the city – he was a classmate of Jack Kerouac at Horace Mann School – but showed no great academic ability, something he would later refer to as “conspicuous.” However, as a freshman English student at Bard College in New York he discovered the works of Stevens, Auden, Eliot, and Dylan Thomas.[2] It was at this point that he decided he would become a poet. Hecht’s parents were not happy at his plans and tried to discourage them, even getting family friend Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, to attempt to dissuade him. From Wikipedia,  Read More Button--orange  Photo by Wikipedia

The Poet’s View — Anthony Hecht

This Day in Jewish History / Difficult genius behind H-bomb is born

Ede Teller, as he was called in Hungarian, was born in Budapest to a prosperous Jewishfamily. His father, Max Teller, was an attorney; his mother, …

EdwardTeller1958 fewer smudges.jpgEdward Teller

From Wikipedia,

Teller immigrated to the United States in the 1930s, and was an early member of the Manhattan Project charged with developing the first atomic bombs. During this time he made a serious push to develop the first fusion-based weapons as well, but these were deferred until after World War II. After his controversial testimony in the security clearance hearing of his former Los Alamoscolleague J. Robert Oppenheimer, Teller was ostracized by much of the scientific community. He continued to find support from the U.S. government and military research establishment, particularly for his advocacy for nuclear energy development, a strong nuclear arsenal, and a vigorous nuclear testing program. He was a co-founder of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and was both its director and associate director for many years.From WikipediaRead More Button--orange  Photo by Wikipedia

Edward Teller – The secret hydrogen bomb lab


The Alter Rebbe, Sarah, and Esther
The 24th of Tevet marks the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad. On this day, it is customary to gathe

Niggun “We Want Moshiach Now” Sung In Front Of The Lubavitcher Rebbe

The Tzivos Hashem anthem is sung for the Rebbe for the very first time.

From Living Torah Volume 75 Episode 299

Rebbe Lubavitch


This Day in Jewish History / A dancer who defied the red-baiters is born

Joseph Lewitzky and the former Nina Ossman were both Jewish immigrants from czarist Russia. The family later moved up the coast to San ..

This Day in Jewish History / Buddhist-turned-rabbi who made meditation Jewish dies

This Day in Jewish History / Buddhist-turned-rabbi who made meditation Jewish dies. Alan Lew found his heart was in Judaism after all – and founded ..

Rabbi Lew comparing Judaism and Budhism

A lecture given by the late Rabbi Lew, Z”l, Rabbi, author and Zen Roshi, in San Francisco.
at Stanford Hillel in February 2008. He has written amazing books on this subject as well.

I was visiting Palo Alto and extended my trip in order to attend this lecture and I am so glad I did. Rabbi Lew passed away suddenly the following summer. He had a great heart and a great soul.

Videotaped by Abigail Hirsch of AskAbigail Productions.

Charb, Cabu, Tignous et Wolinski, tués pour la liberté d’expression

Parmi les douze personnes tuées dans l’attaque de Charlie Hebdo, des poids-lourds du journal, des collaborateurs de la première heure, qui ont accompagné des générations de lecteurs assidus à leurs caricatures et leur humour grinçant.

World mourns ‘darkest day’ in history of French media

World mourns ‘darkest day’ in history of French media … Among the dead was theJewish caricaturist Georges Wolinski, 81, a French Jew who was …

File:Salon du livre de Paris 2011 - Georges Wolinski - 007.JPGGeorges Wolinski

From Wikipedia,

Georges Wolinski (French: [vɔlɛ̃ski]; 28 June 1934 – 7 January 2015) was a French Jewish cartoonist and comics writer. He was killed on 7 January 2015 in a terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo along with other staff.[2][3][4]

Georges David Wolinski was born on 28 June 1934 in Tunis, French Tunisia.[5][6][7] His parents, Lola Bembaron and Siegfried Wolinski, were Jewish.[7] His father, who was from Poland, was murdered in 1936[8] when Woliski was two years old.[6][7] His mother was a Tunisian of Italian extraction.[6][9][10] He moved to metropolitan France in 1945 shortly after World War II.[5][7] He started studying architecture in Paris and following his graduation he began to deal with cartooning.[11] Read More Button--orange Photo by Wikipedia






Mary Pickford Speaks to Adolph Zukor

Adolph Zukor 001.jpgAdolph Zukor

From Wikipedia

Adolph Zukor (January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976)[1] was a Hungarian film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.[2]

Zukor was born to a Jewish family in Ricse, Hungary, which was then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In 1889, at the age of 16, he promised Mella Baumoel, a girl almost 4 years older than he, that he would send for her one day and they would be married, and he emigrated to the United States. Like most immigrants, he began modestly. When he first landed in New York, he stayed with his family and worked in an upholstery shop. A friend got him a job as an apprentice at a furrier. Mella arrived in the U.S. too late to wed him; they never spoke again.[citation neededRead More Button--orangeFrom Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / The woman who defined ‘poor’ is born

Mollie Orshansky was born in the Bronx borough of New York, the third of six daughters born to Samuel and Fannie Orshansky, Jewish immigrants ..

Mollie Orshansky

From Wikipedia,

Mollie Orshansky (January 9, 1915 – December 18, 2006) was an American economist and statistician who, in 1963–65, developed theOrshansky Poverty Thresholds, which are used in the United States as a measure of the income that a household must not exceed to be counted as poor.

Miss Orshansky was born January 9, 1915, the third of six daughters of Samuel and Fannie Orshansky, Jewish immigrants who settled in the Bronx after leaving Ukraine. She attended Hunter College High School, and received an A.B. in mathematics and statistics from Hunter College in 1935. She continued graduate studies in economics and statistics at the Department of Agriculture Graduate School andAmerican University.[1]  From Wikipedia,  Read More Button--orange

Poverty in the United States


elvis presley – in the ghetto

elvis in the early 70s!!!!
“Avaible on Special Edition DVD by Warner Bros”

Elvis Presley Havah Nagila

Elvis Presley Havah Nagila Elvis jamming


This Day in Jewish History / It’s Elvis’s birthday and, yes, he was a Jew

By halakha, if not in practice: The King’s maternal great-great-grandmother was a member of the Tribe.
By David B. Green

Presley, wearing a tight black leather jacket with Napoleonic standing collar, black leather wristbands, and black leather pants, holds a microphone with a long cord. His hair, which looks black as well, falls across his forehead. In front of him is an empty microphone stand. Behind, beginning below stage level and rising up, audience members watch him. A young woman with long black hair in the front row gazes up ecstatically.Elvis Presley

From Wikipedia

Elvis Aaron Presley[a] (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll”, or simply, “the King”.

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, when Presley was 13 years old he and his family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. His music career began there in 1954, when he recorded a song with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Mooreand bassist Bill Black, Presley was an early popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country music From Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Lili Boniche – il n’ya qu’un seul Dieu

Pourquoi se prendre la tête ?
merveilleuse chanson de Lili Boniche

File:Lili Boniche.jpgLili Boniche

From Wikipedia,

Lili Boniche (Élie Boniche, 1921 – March 6, 2008) was an Algerian singer of Andalusian-Arab music. Boniche was the heir to an erudite, centuries-long tradition of Algerian song and a pillar of Franco-Arab music.

Born into a Sephardic Jewish family in the Casbah area of Algiers, Boniche was a child prodigy who taught himself to play his father’s mandola at the age of seven. Later as an in-demand singer throughout France in the 1940s and during wartime. Boniche incorporated the tango, paso doble and mambo into his repertoire, especially while entertaining the troops. He is known for having sung with Arabic lyrics a number of great Cuban popular songs as part of his regular repertoire. He retired in the 1950s, only to launch a second career in 1990, releasing the album Boniche Dubin 1998, produced by Bill Laswell and fashion doyen Jean Touitou. The album earned him new fans across Europe. This retrospective combining his greatest hits and previously unreleased works not only fills a gap with regard to available recordings, but it pays tribute to an important pioneer of cultural fusion.From WikipediaRead More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / The man whom America never repaid for its independence dies

He married Rachel Franks, from a well-regarded Jewish family. … At the time of Haym Salomon’s sudden death on this day in 1784, he was owed ..

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From Wikipedia,

Haym Salomon (or Solomon; April 7, 1740 – January 6, 1785) was a Jewish American businessman and political financial broker who immigrated to New York from Poland during the period of the American Revolution. He helped convert the French loans into ready cash by selling bills of exchange for Robert Morris, the Superintendent of Finance. In this way he aided the Continental Armyand was possibly the prime financier of the American side during the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain.[1]

Haym Salomon was born in Leszno (Lissa) Poland in 1740 to an Ashkenazi Jewish family descended from Spanish and Portuguese Jews who migrated to the Jewish communities of Poland as a result of the Spanish Inquisition of 1492 and remained there for many generations. Although all Jews in Eastern Europe spoke Yiddish (Judeo-German), some have claimed that because Salomon left Poland while still young, he could not read and write Yiddish. In his youth, he studied Hebrew.[2] During his travels in western Europe, he acquired a knowledge of finance as well as fluency in several other languages, such as German. He returned to Poland in 1770 but left for England two years later in the wake of the Polish partition. In 1775, he immigrated to New York City, where he established himself as a financial broker for merchants engaged in overseas trade.[3][4] Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia

The Jew Who Saved America — Who Was Haym Solomon?

Haym Solomon (or Salomon) (April 7, 1740 — January 6, 1785) was a Spanish and Portuguese Jew who immigrated to New York from Poland during the period of the American Revolution, and who became a prime financier of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain. His contribution to America was rewarded in a curious way that still lives today, hidden on United States currency.

This Day in Jewish History / Nazis declare: Karaites are not racially Jewish

For Karaites, only the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) has divine authority, … In his response, issued on this day in 1939, the head of the office wrote that ..

The Karaite Synagogue in the Old City (Jerusalem)  Photo by Wikipedia

Karaite Judaism

From Wikipedia

Karaite Judaism or Karaism (/ˈkærə.t/ or /ˈkærə.ɪzəm/; Hebrew: יהדות קראית , Modern Yahadut Qara’it Tiberian Qārāʾîm ; meaning “Readers (of the Hebrew Scriptures”)[1] is a Jewish movement characterized by the recognition of the Tanakh alone as its supreme legal authority in Halakha (Jewish religious law) and theology. It is distinct from mainstream Rabbinic Judaism, which considers theOral Torah, the legal decisions of the Sanhedrin as codified in the Talmud, and subsequent works to be authoritative interpretations of the Torah. Karaites maintain that all of the divine commandments handed down to Moses by God were recorded in the written Torah, without additional Oral Law or explanation. As a result, Karaite Jews do not accept as binding the written collections of the oral tradition in the Midrash or Talmud. Read More Button--orange



A Taste of Karaite Judaism In 30 Minutes or Less (Part 1)

A Taste of Karaite Judaism In 30 Minutes or Less (Part 2)

I gave a brief intro on Karaite Judaism to a group of 5th-7th graders from a conservative synagogue. The sound is not great, I was a bit rusty, my shirt collar was sticking out of my coat, but there is some good info here.

A few notes:

(1) I had wanted to encourage these students to take pride in their Jewish tradition, even though it is something difficult to do the right thing as a minority. I don’t think that came across as well as I had wanted;

(2) I slipped up at one point and stated that the reason Karaites pray on rugs is likely due to the Rabbinic prohibition of prostrating on “concrete.” I should have said “stone,” as I did elsewhere during the presentation; and

(3) When discussing the differences between Karaite and Rabbanite dietary laws, I was asked why shawarma is generally not permissible for Karaites. I should have just said that it usually seasoned with a particular type of fat that is specifically prohibited in the Torah. Instead I grossed the kids out by telling them where the fat comes from.

This Day in Jewish History / Americans elect their first Jewish governor

There were Jews who served as governor before Alexander: David Emanuel … Moses Alexander was born in Obrigheim, Bavaria (today in Germany’s 

Moses Alexander

Moses Alexander, 11th governor of Idaho.

File:Mosesalexander.jpgMoses Alexander

From Wikipedia,

Moses Alexander (November 13, 1853 – January 4, 1932) was the second elected Jewish governor of a US state, the first who actually practiced that religion. He served as the 11th Governor of Idaho from 1915 until 1919. He was Idaho’s first and so far only Jewish Governor

Alexander was born in Obrigheim, then Bavaria, now Rhineland-Palatinate. He emigrated to the United States in 1867 and settled in New York City, but within a year accepted an invitation from his cousin to work in a clothing store in Chillicothe, Missouri. Alexander showed a talent for the business and was made a partner in the store in 1874. In 1876, he married Helena (née Hedwig) Kaestner, a Christian immigrant from Germany who converted to Judaism. Read More Button--orange Photo by Wikipedia  Moses Alexander circa 1915


10th Tevet 5775: How Quickly Hanukkah is Forgotten!

Arutz Sheva
This day marks the beginning of the end of the first Jewish Commonwealth – and is one of the … Nebuchadnezzar’s defeat of Judea must have seemed like the end of Jewish history for the Jews of the generation; indeed the Talmud …

This Day in Jewish History / The woman who didn’t embarrass South Africa dies

Over the next 20 years, before her death on this day in 2009, she remained active in public life and did not hesitate to criticize the ruling ANC when …

Interview with Helen Suzman

Extract from Helen Suzman from DVD ‘Between life and death: stories from John Vorster Square’, developed by Doxa Productions in 2007 on behalf of the South African History Archive (SAHA), as part of the SAHA / Sunday Times Heritage Project.

2014 Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture

The 2014 Helen Suzman Memorial Lecture was delivered by Former Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel – The Role of Civil Society in Sustaining our Constitutional Democracy.

Helen Suzman


Photo by Wikipedia   From Wikipedia

Helen Suzman, DBE (7 November 1917 – 1 January 2009) was a liberal South African anti-apartheid activist and politician.

Suzman, a lifelong citizen of South Africa, was born as Helen Gavronsky in 1917 to Samuel and Frieda Gavronsky, Jewish Lithuanian immigrants.[1][2] Suzman matriculated in 1933 from Parktown Convent, Johannesburg. She studied as an economist andstatistician at Witwatersrand University. At age 19, she married Dr Moses Suzman (died 1994), who was considerably older than she was; the couple had two daughters. She returned to university lecturing in 1944, later giving up her teaching vocation to enter politics. She was elected to the House of Assembly in 1953 as a member of the United Party for the Houghton constituency in Johannesburg. Read More Button--orange From Wikipedia

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Monument at tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness

Rabbi Meir

From Wikipedia,

Rabbi Meir or Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes (Rabbi Meir the miracle maker) was a Jewish sage who lived in the time of theMishna. He was considered one of the greatest of the Tannaim of the third generation (139-163). According to the Talmud, his father was a descendant of the Roman Emperor Nero who had converted to Judaism. His wife Bruriah is one of the few women cited in the Gemara. He is the third most frequently mentioned sage in the Mishnah.[1]

In the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Gittin p. 4a, it says that all anonymous Mishnas are attributed to Rabbi Meir. This rule was required because, following an unsuccessful attempt to force the resignation of the head of the Sanhedrin, Rabbi Meir’s opinions were noted, but not in his name, rather as “Others say…”.[2]

“Meir” may have been a sobriquet. Rabbi Meir’s real name is thought to have been Nahori or Misha. The name Meir, meaning “Illuminator,” was given to him because he enlightened the eyes of scholars and students in Torah study.[3]

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La grande force et l’histoire du Rabbi Meir Baal Haness – 613TV

Rav Itshak Attali et 613TV ont le plaisir de vous partager la grandeur du Rabbi Meir Baal Haness.

Rabanit Iris Odani Elyashiv Rabbi Meir Baal Haness ENGLISH

The Hilula for righteous Baba Sali -Rabbi Israel Abu-Hatzira

Tens of thousands mounted the righteous Baba Sali’s grave in Netivot City for the annually Hilulah

הילולה לכב’ הבבא סאלי בנתיבות עם הזמר ממרוקו פנחס כה

שמחה והילולה בציון הקדוש של רבנו רבי ישראל אבוחצירא זי”ע הבבא סאלי
סעודה כיד המלך ושמחה על לב השמים בנתיבות שנת תשס”ד (2004) עם הפייטן הגדול ממרוקו פנחס כהן הי”ו
בהשתתפות הצדיק רבי יוסף שובלי שליט”א
hilula of the Baba Sali in Netivot (2004) with the great singer from Morocco Pinchas Cohen
With the tzdik Rabbi Yosef shubely Shlita

File:Israel Abuhatzeira.jpgBaba Sali

From Wikipedia

Rabbi Israel Abuhatzeira (Hebrew: ישראל אבוחצירא‎), known as the Baba Sali (Arabic: بابا صلى‎, Hebrew: באבא סאלי‎, lit. “Praying Father”) (1889–1984) was a leading Moroccan Sephardic rabbi and kabbalist who was renowned for his alleged ability to work miracles through his prayers.[1] His burial place in Netivot, Israel has become a shrine for prayers and petitioners.

Rabbi Israel was the scion of a distinguished family of Sephardic Torah scholars and tzadikkim who were also known as baalei mofet(miracle workers). He is the grandson of Rabbi Yaakov Abu Hasira.[2] The patriarch of this family was Rabbi Shmuel Abuhatzeira. Born in the land of Israel, Rabbi Shmuel lived in Damascus for a while, where he studied Torah together with Rabbi Chaim Vital. InShem Hagedolim, the Chida described Rabbi Shmuel as “an ish Elokim kadosh (a holy man of God). Wise people speak of his might and wonders in saving the Jewish community from many difficulties.” Read More Button--orangeFrom Wikipedia

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Baba Sali tomb in Netivot, men’s half

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Baba Sali tomb in Netivot, women’s half


This Day in Jewish History / A woman who smuggled guns in and children out of Warsaw Ghetto is

In this 1943 photo, a group of Polish Jews is led away for deportation by German SS soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto by German …
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Warsaw Ghetto: Possibly corpse of starvation victim in front of building at Leszno 43 street
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Holocaust Survivor Vladka Meed Testimony

This testimony from Jewish Survivor Vladka Meed is from the archive of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and is also featured in Echoes & Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust. For more information, visit:

Vladka Meed Memorial 1

Vladka Meed Memorial 2

Vladka Meed

From Wikipedia

Vladka Meed (née Feigele Peltel, December 29, 1921 – November 21, 2012) was a member of Jewish resistance in Poland who famously smuggled dynamite into the Warsaw Ghetto, and also helped children escape out of the Ghetto.[1][2]

Vladka Meed was born in Praga, a district of Warsaw, Poland. At 14, she joined Jewish Labor Bund and in 1942 the Jewish Combat Organization. Vladka’s mother, brother, and sister died in Treblinka extermination camp.[3] Vladka and her future husband Benjamin Meed pretended to be Aryans and helped organize the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. They married in 1945 and survived both the Holocaust and World War II. They arrived in the US in 1946 with $8 between them.[4] In 1981, they founded the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.  From Wikipedia Read More Button--orange  Photo by YouTube

The African-Americans Who Made Israel Their Home

Black Hebrews (2008): Watch the story of African-Americans who immigrated to Israel in the sixties

Ben Ammi Ben Israel, spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites of … in Chicago, and was a co-founder of the Abeta Hebrew Culture Center.

Ben Ammi Ben-Israel

From Wikipedia

Ben Ammi Ben-Israel (Hebrew: בן עמי בן-ישראל‎) (October 12, 1939 – December 27, 2014) Born as Ben Carter in the United States of America. He was the founder and spiritual leader of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem.

Ben Ammi grew up in Chicago. A co-worker introduced him to the idea that African Americans are descendants of the Biblical Israelites. In his early twenties Carter was given the name Ben Ammi Ben-Israel by Rabbi Reuben of the Congregation of Ethopian Hebrews.[1] In 1963 Ben Ammi founded the A-Beta Hebrew Israel Cultural Center in Chicago in an attempt to organize the varied Black Hebrew Israelite groups in the city.[1] Read More Button--orange From Wikipedia

Jonathan Sarna

From Wikipedia

Jonathan D. Sarna (born 10 January, 1955) is the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies[1]at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts and director of its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

He is the son of Hebrew College librarian Helen Horowitz Sarna,[3] and biblical scholar Nahum Sarna. Born in Philadelphia, and raised in New York and Newton Centre, Massachusetts, Sarna attended Brandeis University, Hebrew College in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, Mercaz HaRav Kook in Jerusalem, Israel and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where he obtained his doctorate in 1979   Read More Button--orange/Foto youtube/. 

Carolyn Starman Hessel, Jewish world’s book maven, turns the page

Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history who has written or edited … said that Hessel has givenAmerican Jewish writers “a home base within the ..

General Grant and the Jews: A Lecture by Jonathan Sarna

Delivered at Columbia University on October 3, 2011. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries to celebrate an endowment from Norman E. Alexander for the enrichment of Jewish Studies at Columbia University.

Dr. Jonathan Sarna

This Day, December 27, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. Levin

Cleveland Jewish News (blog)
175 BCE(Tevet 3585): This day marked the completion of the Septuagint translation of the Bible into the Greek language. According to a letter from
She was born around 1890 in Kovno (today Kaunas,) Lithuania (her birth record was lost with her departure for the U.S. in 1901,) the youngest of four …

This Day in Jewish History / 34 Jews burned to death in first ‘blood cannibalism’ case

On December 28, 1235, the residents of the town of Fulda, today in Hesse state in central Germany, rose up against their Jewish neighbors, burning …

File:Frederick II and eagle.jpgFrederick II, Holy Roman Emperor

From Wikipedia

Frederick II (26 December 1194 – 13 December 1250), was one of the most powerful Holy Roman Emperors of the Middle Ages and head of the House of Hohenstaufen. His political and cultural ambitions, based in Sicily and stretching through Italy to Germany, and even to Jerusalem, were enormous; however, his enemies, especially the popes, prevailed, and his dynasty collapsed soon after his death. Historians have searched for superlatives to describe him, as in the case of Professor Donald Detwiler, who wrote:  From Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

Kristallnacht in the City of Fulda

Arnold Goldschmidt was born in Fulda, Germany, in 1922. Arrested during Kristallnacht, he was deported to Buchenwald concentration camp, where he was subjected to a brutal regime of forced labor and beatings. Arnold was eventually released and returned to his hometown of Fulda. He was later sent on a children’s transport to Holland, where he lived in different children’s homes. Immigrating to the United States, he later enlisted in the US Army. Arnold Goldschmidt immigrated to Israel in 1966.

This video is part of “It Came From Within… Exhibition Marking the Events of Kristallnacht”…

The Media King – Frederick II of Prussia | Arts.21

File:Pauline M. Newman.jpgPauline Newman (labor activist)

From Wikipedia,

Pauline M. Newman (October 18, 1887 – April 8, 1986) was an American labor activist. She is best remembered as the first female general organizer of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and for six decades of work as the education director of the ILGWU Health Center.

Pauline M. Newman was born in Kaunas, in present-day Lithuania, in the early 1890s. She was the youngest of four children. Her father was a teacher and her mother sold produce in the local market. [1]

Newman fought for her early education. The local public school refused Jews, and Jewish schools refused women. She convinced her father to let her sit in on his classes. She learned to read and write in Hebrew and Yiddish. She also challenged the custom of dividing the congregation along gender lines. [2] Following the death of her father, Newman, her mother and sisters moved to New York City where her older brother had settled. At age nine, Newman went to work in a brush factory. At 11 she took a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.[3] Disturbed by the miserable conditions, Newman was drawn to the Socialist Party through the popular Yiddish newspaper the Jewish Daily Forward.[2] At age fifteen, she joined a Socialist Literary Society, and organized after-work study groups at the Triangle factory. These became the basis for the women’s unions she would soon organize.[2]From Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Richard Newman Speaking at Pauline Newman’s Funeral Stone Unveiling Ceremony

In Jewish tradition, about one year after a person’s death, they put up a funeral stone and have a short ceremony where people speak about memories of the deceased. In this, Richard Newman speaks about the time that he and his brother, Yakov, spent with their mother, Pauline.

File:Israel Tomb of Rabbi Meir Shimon bar Yochai candle.jpgSimeon bar Yochai

From Wikipedia

Simeon bar Yochai, (Aramaic: רבן שמעון בר יוחאי, Rabban Shimon bar Yochai), also known by his acronym Rashbi,[1] was a 1st-century tannaitic sage in ancient Israel, said to be active after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE. He was one of the most eminent disciples of Rabbi Akiva, and is pseudepigraphically attributed by many Orthodox Jews with the authorship of the Zohar, the chief work of Kabbalah.

In addition, important legal homilies called Sifre and Mekhilta are attributed to him (not to be confused with the Mekhilta d’Rabbi Ishmael, of which much of the text is the same). In the Mishnah, in which he is the fourth-most mentioned sage, he is often referred to as simply “Rabbi Shimon.” [2]

According to popular legend, he and his son, Rabbi Eleazar b. Simeon were noted Kabbalists.[3] Both figures are held in unique reverence by kabbalistic tradition. They were buried in the same tomb in Meron, Israel, which is visited by thousands year round.From Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange


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Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai Jewish Biography as History Dr. Henry Abramson

Emerging from a cave after twelve years of isolated Torah study, Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai went on to become one of ancient Israel’s most celebrated Kabbalists and a leader of the Jewish people. Part of the Jewish Biography as History series by Dr. Henry Abramson, more available at

This Day in Jewish History / Vandals deface German synagogue, sparking anti-Semitic tsunami

Coming less than 15 years after the end of the Holocaust, this expression of anti-Jewishhatred in Germany was noted internationally, even though the …

This Day in Jewish History / Peruvian Inquisition burns notorious ‘backslider’ Ana de Castro at the

Plaza Mayor in Lima, Peru, July 2004. This was the site of executions carried out during the Inquisition. Photo by Wikimedia Commons / Håkan …

The Pogroms of 1881-1884: This Week in Jewish History with Dr. Henry Abramson

Henry Abramson discusses the pogroms of 1881-1884 in the Russian Empire and their implications for Jewish History.

This Day in Jewish History / The man who would bankroll Prussia’s wars is born

December 22, 1822, is the birthdate of Gerson von Bleichroeder, the German-Jewishbanker who was a close adviser and confidant to Otto von …

File:Gerson von Bleichröder.jpgGerson von Bleichröder

From Wikipedia

Gerson von Bleichröder (22 December 1822 – 18 February 1893) was a Jewish German banker.

Bleichröder was born in Berlin. He was the eldest son of Samuel Bleichröder, who founded the banking firm of S. Bleichröder in 1803 in Berlin. Gerson first joined the family business in 1839.[1] In 1855 upon the death of his father, Gerson became the head of the banking firm.[2] The bank maintained close contacts with the Rothschild family; the banking house of Bleichröder acted as a branch office in Berlin of the Rothschilds’ bank.

Traditionally, the Rothschilds represented the banking interests of the Austrian-controlled German Confederation in Europe.[3] In the conflict between the rapidly rising and expanding nation of Prussia and the “pro-Austrian” German Confederation, the Rothschild Bank was largely caught in an uncomfortable position in the middle of the conflict.,,,,Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / US deports free-love anarchist ‘Red Emma’ to Russia

Emma Goldman was born in Kovno (today Kaunas, Lithuania), in the … Emma studied, and excelled, at a Jewish primary school in Königsberg. Later …

Emma Goldman

A clip of the famous immigrant anarchist facilitator and organizer.

From the documentary “Anarchism in America” (1983) by Pacific Street Films.

File:Emma Goldman seated.jpgEmma Goldman

From Wikipedia

Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15], 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.,,,,,,,,,,

Emma Goldman’s Orthodox Jewish family lived in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas (called Kovno at the time, part of the Russian Empire).[4] Goldman’s mother Taube Bienowitch had been married before, to a man with whom she had two daughters—Helena in 1860 and Lena in 1862. When her first husband died of tuberculosis, Taube was devastated. Goldman later wrote: “Whatever love she had had died with the young man to whom she had been married at the age of fifteen.”[5],,,,,,,,,,,From Wikipedia

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