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Rabbi Arthur Waskow’s introduction by Rabbi David Saperstein, Nov 3, 2013

This video comes from “This is What 80 Looks Like!” — the event which honored Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Gloria Steinem on Nov 3, 2013, as they approached their 80th birthdays. Reb Arthur, founder and director of The Shalom Center, was introduced by Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, who was recently named the most influential rabbi in America. 

This video has the full Introduction by Rabbi Saperstein. A front-page article about the event in the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent reported some of its highlights:

“With the 1969 publication of Waskow’s Freedom Seder, the entire course of contemporary Jewish liturgical writing was altered. Waskow’s take on the Seder completely reimagined a traditional text and raised urgent moral issues by focusing on the struggles of African-Americans.
“He has had a profound impact on the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements and it is time — and then some — that he be acknowledged.”

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The several “80” events were sponsored by The Shalom Center ( to celebrate elder-activism and “two lifetimes speaking truth to power.” During the afternoon, Ms. Steinem and Reb Arthur met with 18 “Youngers” for a two-hour intergenerational conversation on activism. After a Celebration Dinner, nearly 500 supporters packed the Mishkan Shalom synagogue, Philadelphia, PA with standing-room-only, to hear Letty Cottin Pogrebin, co-founder of Ms. magazine and noted author on Jewish feminism, introduce Ms. Steinem; Rabbi Saperstein introduce Reb Arthur; and Dr. Dan Gottlieb, host of NPR/ WHYY radio show “Voices in the Family,” interview the two 80-year-old activists.

The video is Copyright (c) 2013 by The Shalom Center. All rights reserved, to images and words. To request permission to reproduce or transmit passages, write

Reb Arthur Waskow.jpgArthur Waskow

From Wikipedia,

Arthur Ocean Waskow (born Arthur I. Waskow; 1933) is an American author, political activist, and rabbi associated with the Jewish Renewal movement.

Waskow was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1954 and a American history from University of Wisconsin–Madison. He worked from 1959 to 1961 as legislative assistant to CongressmanRobert Kastenmeier of Wisconsin. He was a Senior Fellow at the Peace Research Institute from 1961 through 1963. He joinedRichard Barnet and Marcus Raskin and helped to found the Institute for Policy Studies in 1963, and he served as Resident Fellow until 1977.[1]Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Abel Meeropol

From Wikipedia

Abel Meeropol (February 10, 1903 – October 30, 1986) was an American writer, teacher[1] and song-writer, whose works were published under his pseudonym Lewis Allan. His best-known song is “Strange Fruit” (1937), especially as recorded by Billie Holiday.

He and his wife Anne cared for and adopted Michael and Robert, the two young sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were orphaned after their parents were executed for treason. The boys took the Meeropol surname to gain some privacy.[2]

Meeropol wrote the anti-lynching poem “Strange Fruit” (1937), which was first published in the Marxist publication, The New Masses.He later set it to music. The song’s best-known recordings and performances were by Billie Holiday and Josh White.[3] Billie Holiday claimed in Lady Sings the Blues, that she co-wrote the music to the song with Meeropol and Sonny White, but Meeropol was the sole writer of both the lyrics and melody.Read More Button--orange


Billie Holiday – Strange fruit

Billie sings with her heart.

Lyrics (Abel Meeropol):

Strange Fruit

For Black History Month. Sung by Nina Simone from the Four Women collection.

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”…

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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 …

Joshua R. Jacobson

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

Felix Livshitz Mamele jewish yiddish song

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

From Wikipedia,

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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Концерт духовных песнопений о Иерусалиме в рамках выездного мероприятия проекта “Эшколот” “Иерусалим под Москвой: сакральное пространство на новом месте” (13.06.14).
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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).

World War Z – Jerusalem wall

World War Z: Escape from Israel scene HD

Yiddish Theatrical Performance

כנס ירושלים: מאה שנות יידיש 2008-1908
The Jerusalem Conference: A Century of Yiddish 1908-2008

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

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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”

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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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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

Teddy Charles

Benny Goodman

Herbie Mann

Stan Getz

Lee Konitz z

Buddy Rich

Artie Shaw

John Zorn

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

Chava Alberstein – Rabbi Tam

The Klezmatics & Chava Alberstein – DI GOLDENE PAVE

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…

Yiddish Chanukah Gelt Song –

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)

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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

Visit for more inspiring videos and articles.

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

Chava Alberstein – Melache Meluche

Chava Alberstein
Yiddish songs (1998 Aviv)
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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


Mayim Bialik



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

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“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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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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The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

On March 19, Simon Schama was joined onstage by Adam Hochschild to talk about The Story of the Jews, Mr. Schama’s multimedia account of Jewish history from 1000 BCE to present times. He also showed clips from the five-part PBS documentary series. Although Judaism is the only religion that commands us to remember for future generations, Mr. Schama is determined to portray Jewish history not as a history of suffering or Jews as a people apart. It was an entertaining evening with two charming intellectuals on subjects usually discussed reverentially

Israeli History – Jewish migration to Europe

Jewish History – Jewish Diaspora 1/2

History of Israel – Documentary on Israeli Jewish history and the Jewish diaspora in Europe and the Middle East part 1

Jewish History – Jewish Diaspora 2/2

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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Beni Melal Women Sung Poetry conference 2013 Hebrew and English
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Fes Iben Danan Synagogue
Essaouira Pinto Synagogue
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Agadir had a Jewish Community too
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Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part IX
Zohara s Wisdom Folk Poets in Morocco Part VII
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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
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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
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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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Jewish History Manifesto by Dr. Henry Abramson

“Imagine that, while browsing in the library, you come across one book unlike the rest, which catches your eye because on its spine is written the name of your family. Intrigued, you open it and see many pages written by different hands in many languages. You start reading it, and gradually you begin to understand what it is. It i the story each generation of your ancestors has told for the sake of the next, so that everyone born into this family can learn where they came from, what happened to them, what they lived for and why. As you turn the pages, you reach the last, which carries no entry but a heading. It bears your name.” Jonathan Sacks, _A Letter in the Scroll_

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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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 …

aletta jacobs

Aletta Jacobs3.jpgAletta Jacobs

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.

File:CallItSleep.JPGHenry Roth

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.

File:Ernest Gruening (D-AK).jpgErnest Gruening

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

Jewish News
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.

File:MartinGilbertBGUHonDoctor.jpgMartin Gilbert

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.



Al Lewis 01.jpgAl Lewis (actor)

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.

Al SchwimmerAl Schwimmer

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 …

File:Daniel pearl highres.jpgDaniel Pearl

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.

Tuchman-portrait.jpgBarbara W. Tuchman

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 …

File:Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto - Piazza San Marco - WGA03883.jpgPiazza San Marco

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

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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

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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

Anne Frank – The Whole Story -2

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, …

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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

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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 ..

File:Haym Solomon.jpgHaym Salomon

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

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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”…

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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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On Motsae Shabbat, February 11th, the Sephardic community of Toronto gathered at Magen David Congregation to sing the Bakashot of Parashat Mishpatim.
Singing are Hazanim from left to right:
David Kadoch
Aviv Ouanounou
Adam Ohayon

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Chief Rabbi’s Purim Shiur 2014

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis – Purim Shiur. 4 March 2014. Edgware United Synagogue, London

In the Beginning

Reb Moshe Chaim Sapochkinsky recalls traveling to New York in honor of the first yahrzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, the Previous Rebbe. He was present at the historic event when a group of elder chasidim petitioned the Rebbe to accept the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch, which the Rebbe had previously declined to do.
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The Rebbe and The Resurgence of Orthodox Judaism

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

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הרב ישראל ניסים לוגסי – “יום חדש התחלה חדשה”

ראש מוסדות “אהבת ישראל”
הרב ישראל ניסים לוגסי שליט”א

יום שעובר אינו חוזר,
ניתנה לנו ההזדמנות להגיע לשיאים חדשים בכל יום מחדש

שיעור זה מוקדש לזיכוי הרבים,
לגאולת עם ישראל במהרה,
לרווח הצלחה פרנסה ושפע לכל אוהבי תורתו,
לעילוי נשמת:
ניסים כהן בן נפתלי ומזל נפטר בתאריך י’ז בניסן תשס’א
מזל כהן בת ימנה ויעקוב נפטרה בתאריך י’ב בכסלו תשל’ט
אליס בת שמחה בלילטי נפטרה בתאריך ל’ באב’
שמואל לוי בן דוד ומסעודה נפטר בתאריך ד’ בשבט
יוסף דיין בן מנה נפטר בתאריך ט’ז באב’ 1990
מרגלית דיין בת ג’ויה נפטרה בתאריך כ’ח באדר 1988
שרה נפתלי בת אסתר נפטרה בתאריך ד’ בכסלו
אברהם נפתלי בן ויקטוריה נפטר בתאריך טו’ באב
אדמון בן אליס נפטר בתאריך כח’ שבט תשע”ג
ולעילוי כל נשמות ישראל!

“עץ חיים היא למחזיקים בה, ותומכיה מאושר”

הרשל”צ הרה”ה יצחק יוסף שליט”א מענייני טו בשבט Tu Bishvat התשע”ה

שידור לויין – דר וסוחרת מוצש”ק פרשת בשלח התשע”ה

Conférence 613TV – Tou Bichvat, nos racines juives face à une nature hostile

Rav Raphaël Sadin et 613TV ont le plaisir de vous partager une conférence inédite et exceptionnelle sur Tou Bichvat, nos racines juives face à une nature hostile!

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Eliahou Atlan: L’origine du Séder de Tou Bishvat…
Lors de la soirée organisée à la Synagogue Emouna Cheléma de Jérusalem. l’historien Eliahou Atlan nous a parlé de l’origine quelque peu controversée du Sedere de Tou Bichvat

TuBe Shvat – טו בשבט‎

Tu Bishvat is a minor Jewish holiday, occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.
ט”ו בשבט הוא תאריך חקלאי-הלכתי בארץ ישראל, המצוין בלוח השנה העברי כראש השנה לאילנות.‏ תאריך זה קובע לגבי כמה מצוות הקשורות בפירות האילן, כגון נטע רבעי ותרומות ומעשרות. נהוג לאכול ביום זה משבעת המינים, כולם נמנים עם גידולי ארץ ישראל, ויש הנוהגים לערוך בו “סדר ליל ט”ו בשבט” או לקרוא בו את “תיקון פרי עץ הדר”.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe Shacharit at 770 – Rare Film – First time on web


Tu B’Shvat Seder.

B”H The Jewish Agency Shichim put on a wonderful Tu B’Shvat Seder at the BAYT in Toronto. The good souls succeeded in bringing the beauty of Israeli song and culture to the Jewish community of Toronto.

Video by Ezra Ridgley

Rav Chabshush- The Importance and Significance of the Fruits of Eretz Yisrael

Our Mashgiach Ruchani, Rav Yigal Chabshush, sharing some insights into the importance and significance of the fruits of Eretz Yisrael during his Tu B’Shvat Seder at his home

הרב ישראל ניסים לוגסי ” מעשיות הבבא סאלי”


הרב יוסי מזרחי – אני משבח את השם, כי אתה הצלת אותי

אומן באמונה דני שטג ויוסף קרדונר

הרב שלמה לוינשטיין שליט”א – ”בשלח” תשע”ב (טו בשבט)

פירושים נפלאים על פרשת השבוע מפי מגיד ישרים, הרה”ג שלמה לוונשטיין שליט”א.
השיעורים נאמרים בבית הכנסת ”דברי שיר” בני ברק.
אפשר לצפות בשיעורים בשידור חי באתר ”לאור הנר” כל חמישי בלילה בשעה 22:00.

שירת הבקשות

אעירה שחר – משירת הבקשות של יהדות מרוקו (חלק א’)

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תכנית מיוחדת בת שני חלקים על פיוטי מרוקו עם מיטב הפייטנים – פרק ראשון מתוך שני פרקים.

רבי חיים שושנה נולד במראקש בשנת 1912.
היה מורה ב”כל ישראל חברים” ולימד בתלמוד תורה במראקש.
רבי חיים שושנה היה מטובי מורי ההוראה ומהמשכילים הבולטים מבני מראקש, בין חבריו לרעיונות החינוך התורני במראקש היו רבי דוד דרעי, רבי שלמה זריהן, האחים בן שמול, רבי יוסף הלוי, רבי דוד ביטון, רבי יוסף ביטון ועוד .
הוא דרבן לימוד הדקדוק והבנת הנקרא כי ראה בהם אמצעי להגיע לשיטת לימוד מתקדמת.
בשנת 1956 נבחר לדיין בבית הדין הרבני בקזאבלנקה.
בשנת 1966 עלה לארץ עם משפחתו והתיישב בבאר שבע.
הוא שימש ברבנות בבאר שבע כמנהל המחלקה לענייני נישואין.
נפטר בשנת תשמ”ז.
היה בכיר חוקרי הפיוט של יהודי מרוקו, שלט במכמני היהדות.
חיבורו הענק ”אעירה שחר” הוא גירסה מודרנית ל – ”שיר ידידות” שחובר ע”י רבי דוד אלקיים ממוגדור והודפס במראקש .
הפיוטים נוקדו בידי רבי חיים הבקי היטב בספרות העברית ותורת הניקוד.
בביאור אשר בתחתית העמוד מצוי מידע מדוייק על צורת הפיוט והחריזה, הביאור נקרא ”כנפי שחר”.
בשנת תשמ”ה פרסם ספר שבו קיבץ את כל פיוטיו שאותם כתב עוד במרוקו.
שם הספר ”רחשי ליבי דבר טוב” בספר זה הופיעו פיוטים שכתב, דרשות לבר מצווה, שירים למחותנים, שירי ישועה והצלה וכדומה.
פועלו של רבי חיים שושנה מציב את חוקרי שירת הבקשות של יהודי מרוקו על קרקע יציבה ובטוחה.
דרך חייו ופיוטיו זהים לאלה של פייטני ”שיר ידידות” עצמם.
הודות לדרכו המחקרית של רבי חיים שושנה מתגלים לנו מסתורי ליבם ועולמם של פייטני ”שיר ידידות” כאשר רבי חיים שושנה משמש לנו גשר להבנת עולמם ושירתם.

Rabbi Robert “Tzvi” Karp Gives a Shiur on Tu B’Shvat at Kneseth Israel in Annapolis, MD 2015

Rabbi Robert “Tzvi” Karp of the Yeshiva Center of Lancaster gives a shiur on Tu B’Shvat at Congregation Kneseth Israel in Annapolis, MD on January 25, 2015. Another in an entertaining series of shiurim from Rabbi Karp at Kneseth Israel, all available on Rabbi Weisblum’s YouTube Channel.

הרב יצחק פנגר – טו בשבט


No Questions Asked

Rabbi Mordechai Ashkenazi shares a personal audience with the Rebbe, where an answer was given to a question had, but not asked.

Living Torah Volume 57 Program 228

Conclusion of the Agudath Israel Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah 5775 / 2015

Conclusion of the fifteenth annual Agudath Israel Yerushalayim Yarchei Kallah at the Ramada Hotel.

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Rav Elbaz at Kever of Chacham Ovadia Yosef

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Temple Talk Radio: The Month of Shevat: Bucket Me Up!

Revisiting the 10 Plagues

הרב זמיר כהן

Tu Bishvat ט”ו בשבט תשע”ב Rabbi Ezriel Glick Kerestier Florida

חמשה עשר בשבט אין קערעסטיר פלארידא, משמש בקודש הרה”ח ר’ עזריאל גליק ע”ה פארציילט שיינע עובדות פון סאטמארן רבין זי”ע

הרה”ג אהרון ירחי שליט”א To Bishvat טו’ בשבט בהלכה התשע”ג

Tu B’Shvat Celebration

B”H The Jewish Agency Shlichim of Toronto put on a fantastic Tu B’Shvat celebration at The BAYT in Toronto. Video production by Ezra Ridgley
הודו ל” כי טוב כי לעולם חסדו

Tolna Rebbe, Tu B’shvat 5774, new Shul in Jerusalem, Living Midnightrabbi inspirations!


(שידור חי) הרב ישראל הלפרין – פרשת השבוע באור הקבלה והחסידות – פרשת וארא ה’תשע”ה

(שידור חי) הרב ישראל הלפרין – פרשת השבוע באור הקבלה והחסידות – פרשת וארא

Tou Bichvat et la douceur de ses fruits

Beis Yitzchok Spinka Rebbe In Israel -Teves 5775

Sinai Indaba – Rabbi Friedman – Lighten up, The comedy of marriage

Sinai Indaba is an annual Torah convention of the foremost international Jewish leaders and thinkers. See more at:

Dubbed a “superstar” by the New York Times, world-renowned counselor and philosopher on emotional wellbeing, self-help and spirituality, Rabbi Manis Friedman has attracted international acclaim with his book, Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore: Reclaiming Intimacy, Modesty and Sexuality in a Permissive Age. Bob Dylan described the book, which is currently in its fourth printing, as a must read, saying that “anyone who is either married or thinking of getting married would do well to read Friedman’s book”. Rabbi Friedman is the Founder of the first ever women’s yeshiva and hosts his own critically acclaimed cable television series, Torah Forum with Manis Friedman

Beis Yitzchok Spinka Rebbe In Israel -Teves 5775

Chassidus and Coffee

הידברות-הרב יצחק פנגר-ט”ו בשבט / Rabbi Yitzhak Fanger

חדש! דיני ומנהגי ט”ו בשבט הרב שי עמר חובה לצפות!!!

Seed and Tree: How to Plant Eternity

What mark will you leave on the universe? As mortal creatures and temporal beings can we ever hope to touch eternity? Can our lives have any permanent impact? Or are our actions as fleeting as the blowing winds — here today, gone tomorrow? Cynics remind us of the verse: “What profit has man in all his toil that he toils under the sun? A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth endures forever… What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.” In a world of over 7 billion people and counting what lasting significance does your life have? ,,,,

Tolna Rebbe, Tu B’shvat 5774, new Shul in Jerusalem, Living Midnightrabbi inspirations!


What is Tu B’Shevat?

Rabbi Andrew Shaw, Director of US Living and Learning and Community Development Rabbi at Stanmore and Canons Park United Synagogue talks to us about the festival of Tu B’Shevat.

הרב רונן שאולוב שליט”א – אמונה ובטחון – משה רבנו – וסיפור מרגש … חובה לשמוע

תקציר ערוך מסוף שיעור שהתקיים בנושא אמונה ובטחון בחודש 09/2013
בקרוב עוד שיעורים של הרב …

My Encounter 2014 Highlight Reel

Highlights from recent interviews conducted in 2014 by the My Encounter with the Rebbe oral history project.

‘Finding Forever’ music track was composed by Sarah Dukes
Played and recorded by Yaron Gershovsky

Two stories of Rabbi Dovid Edelman, from the Kinus Hashluchim video


Tehillim תהלים – Chapter 21 / פרק כא (Moroccan Marocain מרוקאי)

Moroccan Halakha
La Halakha Marocaine

Torah UOMINI SIATE, Rabbino Giuseppe Laras.

Torah UOMINI SIATE, Rabbino Giuseppe Laras.

הדף היומי

דף היומי מבית דרשו – הדף היומי הבהיר ביותר. לימוד הגמרא בבהירות ובהבנה. שיעור בדף היומי מתלמוד בבלי מיוחד לאתר דרשו, מאת הרב אליהו אורנשטיין

Cabala das Emoções 3 R Dudu Levinzon

Chassidus Chabad Sabio Intelectual Yehuda Levinzon

RABBI SHIMON BAR YOHAI (1e partie) Rav Raphael Pinto

RABBI SHIMON BAR YOHAI (2e partie) Rav Raphael Pinto

RABBI SHIMON BAR YOHAI (3e partie) Rav Raphael Pinto


אומן באמונה

בתוכנית זו יארח ניר קפטן סופרים ציירים זמרים ואומנים נוספים לשיחה מיוחדת על האומנות שלהם מהפן האמוני.

בתוכנית זו יארח ניר קפטן את שמואל יונה ואלעד שעאר

Section Chassidut.Shiurim Daf Yomi, Tanya Shiurim,Hayom Yom


Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Mussar Talk In Philadelphia

Rabbi Danny Myers

Rabbi Raymond Haber

Popular Daf Yomi videos

Rabbi Dovid Feinstein

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Daf Yomi Kolel Happy Hour

Este é primeiro o canal de shiurim ao vivo em português no You Tube do mundo!

הרב יוסף בן פורת

Rabbi Zamir Cohen עולם התורה

…שיעור דף יומי הרב גלעד בניאל מסכת …. דף

Daf Yomi Talmud …. Yom Tov page … Gemarrah Festival Rabbi Moshe P. Weisblum דף יומי תלמוד גמרא ביצה ל”ו

Daf Yomi Megillah Talmud Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי מגילה ‘ הרב משה ויסבלום

Daf Yomi Talmud Succah  Gemarrah Succot Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי תלמוד גמרא סוכה

Section Chassidut.Shiurim Daf Yomi, Tanya Shiurim,Hayom Yom



Rabbi Naftali Citron Torah Learning Channel.

תניא 001 – עמוד השער – תניא יומי ל י”ט כסלו בשנה פשוטה


לימוד ספר התניא עם הרב מרדכי אלון שליט”א

לימוד בוקר בית המדרש “ו אהבת” מושבה מגדל

מחזור תשע”ב

לימוד דף השער

נלמד א כסלו תשע”ב

תניא יומי יג בתשרי תניא יומי בוכריס

תניא יומי

KollelBethYossef , “Daily Halacha”


KollelBethYossef , Rabbanim …the “Day of Study”

Tanya For Teens with Rabbi Manis Friedman


Rabbi Manis Friedman on Tanya


Tous les cours de Tanya

Cours de Tanya du Rav Haim Mellul 

Cours de Tanya du Rav  Chmouel Azimov

Cours de Tanya  Rabbanim


les 8 chapitres de Rambam Rav Yéhouda Ben Ichaï -“Les 8 chapitres du Rambam” 1

13 Princípios da Fé Judaica por Rambam Maimonides

Rabbi Yaakov Benlev – …Português

dailychassidus great videos selection . Select your shiur!Rav Paltiel

KABBALAH of the HEART | Sefer Tanya


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


Rambam on Medicine


Ramabas directives on health!

Основные принципы воспитания детей 6. Переходный возраст

Learn Mitzvot

Li’kutay Moharan

Lectures From Rabbi Dror Moshe Cassouto, Yeshivat Chut Shel Chessed, Jerusalem, Israel

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Les 8 chapitres du Rambam 7 eme partie.

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This site is dedicated to לעלוי נשמת Mazal Tov  bat R’ David Halevy  


Please Say Tehillim

תהילים פרק לרפואה

Refuah Shlema Tehillim PEREK 20  .

for דבורה בת שרה

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

Rav DovBer Pinson. TheIYYUNCenter


 Rabbi Itzhak Yehoshua

Yeshiva World News

24JEWISH By Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson. About Seeds of Wisdom, Knowledge vs. Wisdom, Bridges of Tradition, Inward Travel, Rocket Science, Loving or Learning ,First Things First

Kollel BethYossef  the “Daily Halacha”

Shiurim, torah classes recorder at the Kollel and updated frequently,

please subscribe and let us know any topic you would like to learn about.

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


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

Daily Mussar

Daily Zohar

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Shiur with Rabbi Avraham Gaon
Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Etzion

Daily Dose Of Emuna

Parshat Mikeitz: Chanukah Dreaming

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Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin, spiritual leader of Congregation B’nai Avraham and Chabad of Brooklyn Heights, inspires tens of thousands with his frequent classes on a variety of contemporary Jewish topics.



Siyum Harambam at Kotel (Western Wall) #1

Rabbi Eli Feldman performs a Siyum Harambam at the Kotel, witnessed by his Birthright group from Australia

Siyum Harambam at Kotel (Western Wall) #2

Global Online Siyum HaRambam Webcast, Part 2 Section on the right side,Living Torah – Talks Great Videos Selection


Celebrating Study of Rambam

Rabbi Shmuel Butman recalls the day the Rebbe called him to his house, requesting that he publish a book commemorating the worldwide celebrations of the annual completion of the Mishneh Torah.

His due date? Three weeks.

Living Torah Disc 134 Program 536

In the Beginning: The Genesis of My Shlichus – Chabad Lay Leadership Conference

Rabbi Bentzion Butman, Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzki, Rabbi Shmuel Lew and Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn at the Chabad Lay Leadership Forum 5774-2013

Siyum HaShas in MetLife Stadium – Full Video 7 Hours

93,000 Jews Dancing at Siyum Hashas

Most people seemed to agree, the most inspiring moment of the Siyum Hashas at MetLife stadium was the 15 minutes of music and dance. 90,000 Yidden, Kein Yirbu.

Siyum At The Nadvorna Yeshiva In Bnei Brak – 2014/5775

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The Nadvorna Rebbe participates in a Siyum in honor of the completion of Masechta Bava Kamma by students of his Yeshiva.

Twelfth Siyum Hashas – Metlife Stadium – FULL VIDEO

Entertainment Before the Twelfth Siyum Hashas at Metlife

Mendy Werdyger, Sruly Werdyger, Shragee Gestetner, Chilu Posen with the Hamezamrim choir singing before the starting of the Twelfth Siyum Hashas at Metlife Stadium, Aug. 1, 2012

Chanukah? and more …..Rabbi Israel Landa


Chanukah: Kindling and Channeling the Light

Tehillim תהלים – Chapter ,,,, / פרק א (Moroccan Marocain מרוקאי)



Périmon cours – Cours sur Ain Beth ch6 du Rabbi Rachab par YY Périmon


Introduction to Chassidut and Chassidic stories – Rav Menachem Weinberg in Yeshivat Hamivtar

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Rav Chmouel Azimov


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