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This Day in Jewish History: Auckland Weeps as Topless Mayor Dies

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Unfortunately, as mayor, he failed in attempts to push through a plan for a municipal rapid-rail network, a failure still lamented today by Aucklanders.

This Day in Jewish History: A Jew Who Pursued a Gentleman’s Pursuit Passes On
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Alfred Knopf was supposed to become a lawyer but found himself magnetized by books – which he believed should be published with class.
Alfred A. Knopf

From Wikipedia,
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (pronounced /kəˈnɒf/, with an audible k and silent p) is a New York publishing house that was founded by Alfred A. Knopf Sr. in 1915. It was acquired by Random House in 1960 and is now part of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.[1]

Random House has been owned since its 2013 merger of Penguin Group by Penguin Random House, a joint venture between Bertelsmann (53%) and Pearson PLC (47%).
Knopf was founded in 1915 and officially incorporated in 1918, with Alfred Knopf as president, Blanche Knopf as vice-president, and Samuel Knopf as treasurer. Blanche and Alfred traveled abroad regularly and were known for publishing European, Asian, and Latin American writers in addition to leading American literary trends. Samuel Knopf died in 1932. William A. Koshland joined the company in 1934, and worked with the firm for more than fifty years, rising to take the positions of President and Chairman of the Board. Blanche became President in 1957 when Alfred became Chairman of the Board, and worked steadily for the firm until her death in 1966. Alfred Knopf retired in 1972, becoming chairman emeritus of the firm until his death in 1984.
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Day at Night: Alfred A Knopf

Alfred Knopf discusses the publishing industry and his friendship with writer John Galsworthy. Topics included are the publisher-public relationship, the quality of books published to the public, and the history of publishing books.

Alfred A. Knopf

This Day in Jewish History / Marvin Minsky, who foresaw artificial intelligence before computers  Haaretz This Day in Jewish History / Marvin Minsky, who foresaw artificial … that the day will come when a human brain can be integrated into a robot, thus .. Marvin Minsky From Wikipedia Marvin Lee Minsky (born August 9, 1927) is an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy Marvin Lee Minsky was born in New York City to an eye surgeon and a Jewish activist,[13] where he attended The Fieldston School and the Bronx High School of Science. He later attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He served in the US Navy from 1944 to 1945. He holds a BA in mathematics from Harvard (1950) and a PhD in mathematics from Princeton (1954).[14][15] He has been on the MIT faculty since 1958. In 1959[16] he and John McCarthy founded what is now known as the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He is currently the Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of electrical engineering and computer science. foto Wikipedia read more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Minsky

Dr. Marvin Minsky — Immortal minds are a matter of time

Dr. Marvin Minsky — A.I. Pioneer & Mind Theorist. Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT, Media Labhttp://GF2045.com/speakers. Widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts and pioneers of Artificial Intelligence. Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at M.I.T. His research led to advances in mathematics, neural and computer science, physics, psychology, computer graphics, symbolic mathematical computation, neural networks, knowledge representation, computational semantics, machine perception, symbolic learning and connectionist learning. In this video Dr. Marvin Minsky discusses the future of human minds, possibility of overcoming death and invites participants to the second international Global Future 2045 congress (June 2013)http://www.GF2045.com. “Everything is made of atoms, and so if you make a machine, in some sense it’s made of the same kinds of material as brains are made, but organized, maybe either in very different ways, or fundamentally the same ways. No one knows very much about how the brain represents knowledge and does reasoning at the moment, so it’s hard to predict how long it will take to do things like that. At some point, when we understand how brains work, then we should be able to make functional copies out of other materials.” “When will all these great things happen, of overcoming death and making people more intelligent and turning ourselves into machines with replaceable parts, so that suffering and that sort of thing will disappear? It’s very hard to predict, but my impression is that progress has been slowing down rather rapidly in the last few decades, and that in the early days of cybernetics, from 1940 to 1980, we were learning more and more about the brain very rapidly, and contrary to many current opinions, I think we’re learning less and less in recent years.” says Dr. Marvin Minsky For more information about the GF2045 congress, please visit http://www.GF2045.com This Day in Jewish History / Ultimate ‘court Jew’ to the king of Austria dies Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.669716 This Day in Jewish History / Ultimate ‘court Jew’ to the king of Austria dies. Samson Wertheimer may have been known as the ‘Jewish emperor’ but he …

Samson Wertheimer

From Wikipedia Samson Wertheimer (January 17, 1658 – August 6, 1724) was chief rabbi of Hungary and Moravia, and rabbi of Eisenstadt. He was also an Austrian financier, court Jew and Shtadlan to Austrian Emperor Leopold I. Wertheimer was born in Worms, the son of Joseph Josel Wertheimer (1626 – May 2, 1713), and received his education at the yeshivas ofWorms and Frankfurt am Main. He arrived in Vienna on December 2, 1684, and associated himself with the banker Samuel Oppenheimer, sharing the latter’s privilege of residence. During the absence of Oppenheimer, Wertheimer represented him in transactions with the Austrian government. Wertheimer soon gained the confidence of EmperorLeopold I, who presented a portrait of himself to Wertheimer and his son Wolf, and on December 15, 1701, followed this gift with another of 1,000 ducats for the financier’s success in obtaining for the daughter of the King of Poland a dowry of 1,000,000 florins from her father upon her marriage to Leopold’s brother-in-law Duke Charles Philip.  foto Wikipedia  read more… This Day in Jewish History: The girl who rattled the rabbi grows up, joins Supreme Court Haaretz This Day in Jewish History: The girl who rattled the rabbi grows up, joins … Kagan was certainly not the first Jewish justice of the high court – she’s … You don’t need to believe in God to believe in Judaism Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.669537 Elena Kagan From Wikipedia Elena Kagan (pronounced /ˈkeɪɡən/; born April 28, 1960)[1] is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Kagan is the Court’s 112th justice and fourth female justice. Kagan was born and raised in New York City. After attending Princeton, Oxford, and Harvard Law School, she completed federal Court of Appeals and Supreme Court clerkships. She began her career as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, leaving to serve as Associate White House Counsel, and later as policy adviser, under President Clinton. After a nomination to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which expired without action, she became a professor at Harvard Law School and was later named its first female dean. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Kagan and her family lived in a third-floor apartment at West End Avenue and 75th Street[7] and attended Lincoln Square Synagogue.[8] Kagan was independent and strong-willed in her youth and, according to a former law partner, clashed with her Orthodox rabbi over aspects of her bat mitzvah.[7] ” ,,,,,,,,,, foto wikipedia read more… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kagan

President Obama Nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Credit www whitehouse gov

04.08.2015 President Obama Nominates Elena Kagan for Supreme Court; May 10th 2010 Credit: www whitehouse gov

Elena Kagan “You know, like a good Jew, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.”.mp4

30.06.2010 Lindsey Graham chose to make the Senate hearings of the confirmation of Elena Kagan a joke. He asked her where she was on “Christmas Day.” NOTICE how Kagan turns a [fake] cackle into an abrupt snear. It turns my stomach. She is a communist, check out her background. She’s surrounded herself with socialists and communists. I NEVER thought I’d see the day. This Day in Jewish History: Amos Kenan, iconoclast, peacenik, and would-be assassin dies Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/beta/1.669357?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter This Day in Jewish History: Amos Kenan, iconoclast, peacenik, and … state with a pre-Judaic ‘Hebrew’ identity rather than a religious ‘Jewish’ one. Amos Kenan From Wikipedia Amos Kenan (Hebrew: עמוס קינן‎), also Amos Keinan, (May 2, 1927 – August 4, 2009) was an Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist Amos Kenan was born Amos Levine in south Tel Aviv in 1927. His parents were secular socialists. His father was a Gdud HaAvoda veteran and a former construction worker who became a clerk after a work accident. He was a member of Hashomer Hatzair youth movement. In 1946 he met the poet Yonatan Ratosh and joined Ratosh’s Canaanite movement, which he remained identified with until the early 1950s.[3] He was

עמוס קינן – וזאת לתעודה | Amos Kenan – Vezot Lateuda

עמוס קינן – מארש לרגל אחת | Amos Kenan – Marsh for One Leg

Allied Victory In Europe (Scene from About Face: Jewish Refugee Soldiers film)

03.05.2015 One-time Jewish refugees from Germany: Eric Boehm, John Brunswick (born Hans Braunschweig, and Karl Goldsmith recall their triumphal return to their native Germany as Allied soldiers. About Face: The Story of the Jewish Refugee Soldiers of WWII Director: Steve Karras co-director Rosemarie Lizarraga Original Score by John Cale Narrated by Peter Coyote

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LATEST24-hallo Treblinka extermination camp From Wikipedia, Treblinka (pronounced [trɛˈblʲinka]) was an extermination camp,[b] built by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II.[2] It was located near the village of Treblinka north-east of Warsaw in what is now the Masovian Voivodeship. The camp operated between 23 July 1942 and 19 October 1943 as part of Operation Reinhard, the most deadly phase of the Final Solution.[3] During this time, it is estimated that between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews were killed in its gas chambers,[6][7] along with 2,000 Romani people.[8] More Jews were killed at Treblinka than at any other Nazi extermination camp apart from Auschwitz.[9] READ MORE ..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Treblinka_-_Rail_tracks.JPG foto wikipedia The symbolic “remains” of the railroad in Treblinka

Nazi Concentration Camps – Film shown at Nuremberg War Crimes Trials

This Day in Jewish History: Israel enacts the symbolic ‘Jerusalem, Capital of Israel’ law Haaretz East Jerusalem was never actually annexed, but in 1980, Tehiya’s Geula Cohen decided to protect ‘the integrity and unity of greater Jerusalem,’ to the … East Jerusalem or Eastern Jerusalem (Arabic: القدس الشرقية‎, Hebrew: מזרח ירושלים) is the sector of Jerusalem that was not part of Israeli-held West Jerusalem at the end of the 1948-1949 Arab–Israeli War. Israeli and Palestinian definitions of it differ;[1] the Palestinian official position is based on the 1949-1967 post-armistice situation, while the Israeli position is mainly based on the current municipality boundaries of Jerusalem, which resulted from a series of administrative enlargements decided by Israeli municipal authorities since 1967. Despite its name, East Jerusalem includes neighborhoods to the north, east and south of the Old City, and in the wider definition of the term even on all these sides of West Jerusalem. read more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Jerusalem Geulah Cohen From Wikipedia Geulah Cohen (Hebrew: גאולה כהן‎, born 25 December 1925) is an Israeli former Irgun and Lehi member, politician, and journalist. Geulah Cohen was born in Tel Aviv during the Mandate era. She studied at the Levinsky Teachers Seminary, and earned a master’s degree in Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[1] In 1942 she joined the Irgun, and moved to Lehi the following year.[2][3][4] A radio announcer for the group, she was arrested by the British authorities in 1946. She was imprisoned in Bethlehem, but escaped from jail in 1947. She was also editor of the Lehi newspaper Youth Front. After Israeli independence in 1948, she contributed to Sulam, a monthly magazine published by former Lehi leader Israel Eldad. read more… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geulah_Cohen fotos wikipedia

Geula Cohen

גאולה כהן בראיון על מנחם בגין

בראיון מספרת כהן על פרשת השילומים, על צניעותו, מאבק השילומים, בגין כמנהיג ומפקד האצ”ל, ועל כך שמנע מלחמת אחים והאמין באהבת ישראל. Geula Cohen, former MK and Deputy-Minister, reminisces on the Reparations episode, Begin’s modesty, Begin as a leader and Irgun commander, how he prevented civil war and his belief in the love of Israel.  This Day in Jewish History: The first post-WWII Jewish wedding in Berlin is held Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/this-day-in-jewish-history/.premium-1.668243 The names of the bride and groom are lost to history, but not that of the … This count includes not only people in hiding, but also Jews of mixed .

Martin Riesenburger

Datei:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-77723-0002, Berlin, Gedenkstein für jüdische Opfer.jpg Berlin, Gedenkstein für jüdische Opfer Zentralbild/Zühlsdorf 9.11.1960 Berlin: Gedenkstein für jüdische Opfer des Faschismus enthüllt In einer Feierstunde am 9.11.1960, dem 22. Jahrestag der von den Faschisten 1938 veranstalteten “Kristallnacht”, wurde an der Stätte des ehemaligen jüdischen Altersheimes in der Grossen Hamburger Strasse ein Gedenkstein enthüllt. Während der Feierstunde ergriffen Hans Seigewasser, Vizepräsident des Nationalrats der Nationalen Front, und Rabbiner Martin Riesenburger das Wort. UBz.: Der Gedenkstein wird enthüllt. Rechts: Hans Seigewasser.Martin Riesenburger (* 14. Mai 1896 in Berlin; – 14. April 1965 ebenda) war ein deutscher Rabbiner. Nach dem Abitur studierte Riesenburger zunächst Zahnmedizin, brach das Studium während des Ersten Weltkriegs jedoch ab. Nach 1918 absolvierte er an der Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin ein Studium der Religionsphilosophie. Daneben studierte er auch Musik und ließ sich zum Konzertpianisten ausbilden.[1] Riesenburgers offizieller Dienst in der Berliner Jüdischen Gemeinde begann am 1. Juni 1933 bereits unter dem drohenden Vorzeichen des Nationalsozialismus. Er war Prediger und Seelsorger im Jüdischen Altersheim in der Großen Hamburger Straße und in dem angeschlossenen Jüdischen Krankenhaus. Die NS-Instanzen verhafteten ihn 1942 für kurze Zeit; aufgrund seiner christlichen Ehefrau (die aber zum Judentum übergetreten war) wurde er dann zwar entlassen, stand jedoch unter polizeilicher Meldepflicht. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia This Day in Jewish History: The most famous director you never heard of dies – This Day … – Haaretz Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on a Vespa. Photo by Wikimedia Commons. related articles. This Day in Jewish History / A brilliant actor who was … William Wyler From Wikipedia, William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter.[1] Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, as well as Best Picture in their respective years, making him the only director of three Best Picture winners. Wyler received his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor, “sparking a 20-year run of almost unbroken greatness.”[2] Wyler was born[4] to a Jewish family[5] in Mulhouse, Alsace (then part of the German Empire).[6] His Swiss father, Leopold, started as a traveling salesman which he later turned into a thriving haberdashery business in Mulhouse. His mother, Melanie (née Auerbach;[7] died February 13, 1955, Los Angeles, aged 77), was German, and a cousin of Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures. Photo by Wikipedia read more….. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wyler

William Wyler Accepts the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1976

In 1976, director, producer and writer William Wyler accepted the 4th AFI Life Achievement Award. Some of his most well known films include BEN-HUR, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, ROMAN HOLIDAY and FUNNY GIRL. In this video clip from the 1976 televised award ceremony Wyler discusses his career in his acceptance speech.

קליפ מרגש עד דמעות שוואקי שמע ישראל

Tisha B’Av – Special Clip

http://JewishHistory.org Rabbi Wein teaches about Tisha B’Av

This Day in Jewish History / Human chameleon Peter Sellers dies: ‘There is no me … I had it

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This day in Jewish history / ‘Dr. Strangelove’ premieres. By David B. Green | Jan. 29, 2013 | 8:57 AM. On July 24, 1980, the comic actor Peter Sellers …
Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a world-wide audience through his many film characterisations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films.
Sellers was born on 8 September 1925, in Southsea, a suburb of Portsmouth. His parents were Yorkshire-born William “Bill” Sellers (1900–62) and Agnes Doreen “Peg” (née Marks, 1892–1967). Both were variety entertainers; Peg was in the Ray Sisters troupe.[3] Although christened Richard Henry, his parents called him Peter, after his elder stillborn brother.[4] Sellers remained an only child.[5] Peg Sellers was related to the pugilist Daniel Mendoza (1764–1836), whom Sellers greatly revered, and whose engraving later hung in his office. At one time Sellers planned to use Mendoza’s image for his production company’s logo. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

Top 10 Peter Sellers Performances

He has been hailed as the best British comedian since Charlie Chaplin. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our top 10 favorite Peter Sellers Performances.

Israel blasts Iran deal as ‘one of the darkest days in history‘ – The Washington Post

This Day in Jewish History / Irgun blows up British headquarters at King David Hotel The Irgun, headed by Menachem Begin, tried to warn the British to evacuate the King David in advance. But nobody listened, and 91 people died. http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/this-day-in-jewish-history/.premium-1.667111 King David Hotel bombing From Wikipedia, The King David Hotel bombing was an terrorist attack carried out on Monday July 22, 1946 by the militant Zionist underground organization, the Irgun, on the British administrative headquarters for Palestine, which was housed in the southern wing[1] of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.[2][3][4] 91 people of various nationalities were killed and 46 were injured.[5] The hotel was the site of the central offices of the British Mandatory authorities of Palestine, principally the Secretariat of the Government of Palestine and the Headquarters of the British Armed Forces in Palestine and Transjordan.[5][6] The attack initially had the approval of the Haganah (the principal Jewish paramilitary group in Palestine). It was conceived as a response to Operation Agatha (a series of widespread raids, including one on the Jewish Agency, conducted by the British authorities) and was the deadliest directed at the British during the Mandate era (1920–1948) Photo by Wikipedia read more… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing

Palestine 1946: King David Hotel Bomb Warning Controversy

The King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946) was a bomb attack against the British Mandate government of Palestine and its armed forces by members of the Irgun, a militant Zionist organization, which was led at the time by Menachem Begin, a future Prime Minister of Israel. Members of the Irgun, commanded by Yosef Avni and Yisrael Levi [1] and dressed as ‘Arabs’ and as the Hotel’s distinctive Sudanese waiters, planted a bomb in the basement of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, part of which was being used as the base for the Mandate Secretariat, the British military headquarters and a branch of the police Criminal Investigation Division. The ensuing explosion caused the collapse of the south-western corner of the southern wing of the hotel. 91 people were killed, most of them staff of the secretariat and the hotel: 28 British, 41 Arab, 17 Jewish, and 5 others. Around 45 people were injured. Some of the deaths and injuries occurred in the road outside the hotel and in adjacent buildings. The attack on the hotel was the deadliest attack against the British in the history of the Mandate and is often credited as being a major factor in the British decision to relinquish the Mandate. If classed as terrorism, the attack was the most cowardly & deadliest of that kind anywhere in the world. Prime Minister Clement Attlee commented on the attack to the House of Commons: Hon. Members will have learned with horror of the brutal and murderous crime committed yesterday in Jerusalem. Of all the outrages which have occurred in Palestine against the Arabs, and they have been many and horrible in the last few months, this is the worst. By this insane act of terrorism 93 innocent people have been killed or are missing in the ruins. The latest figures of casualties are 41 dead, 52 missing and 53 injured. I have no further information at present beyond what is contained in the following official report received from Jerusalem: “It appears that after exploding a bomb in the street, presumably as a diversionary measure — this did virtually no damage — a lorry drove up to the tradesmen’s entrance of the King David Hotel and the occupants, after holding up the staff at pistol point, entered the kitchen premises carrying a number of milk cans. At some stage of the proceedings, they shot and seriously wounded a British soldier who attempted to interfere with them. All available information so far is to the effect that they were Jews. Somewhere in the basement of the hotel they planted bombs which went off shortly afterwards. They appear to have made good their escape.” The Zionist Irgun issued an initial statement accepting responsibility for the attack, blaming the British for the deaths due to failure to respond to the warning and mourning only the Jewish victims. A year later, on July 22, 1947, they issued a new statement saying that they were acting on instructions from “a letter from the headquarters of the United Resistance, demanding that we carry out an attack on the British at the King David Hotel as soon as possible.” In July 2006, Israelis including former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former members of Irgun attended a 60th anniversary celebration of the bombing, which was organized by the Menachem Begin Centre. The British Ambassador in Tel Aviv and the Consul-General in Jerusalem dissented, saying “We do not think that it is right for an act of terrorism, which led to the loss of so many lives, to be commemorated.” They also protested against an Israeli plaque that claims that people died because the British ignored warning calls, saying it was untrue and “did not absolve those who planted the bomb.” The plaque read “For reasons known only to the British, the hotel was not evacuated.” City officials agreed to amend the wording on the plaque?

Washington Post
Israel blasts Iran deal as ‘one of the darkest days in history‘ … over Iran — whose leaders often have called for the annihilation of the Jewish state. … “This is under attack by people who really don’t know the terms of the agreement,” …

This Day in Jewish History / Russia releases ‘counter-revolutionary’ Lubavitcher Rebbe  – Haaretz Haaretz

Yosef Schneersohn was born on June 21, 1880, in the town of Lyubavichi, in what is todaythe Smolensk oblast of Russia. He was the only son of …

FrierdigerRebbePassportPic.jpgYosef Yitzchak Schneersohn

From Wikipedia, Yosef Yitzchak (Joseph Isaac)[1] Schneersohn (Hebrew: יוסף יצחק שניאורסאהן‎) was an Orthodox rabbi and the sixth Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement. He is also known as the Frierdiker Rebbe (Yiddish for “Previous Rebbe”), the Rebbe RaYYaTz, or the Rebbe Rayatz (an acronym for Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak). After many years of fighting to keep Orthodox Judaism alive from within the Soviet Union, he was forced to leave; he continued to conduct the struggle from Latvia, and then Poland, and eventually the United States, where he spent the last ten years of his life.Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

Who Was Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson? Jewish Biography as History

03.03.2015 Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, also known as “Der Frierdiker Rebbe” (The Earlier Rebbe) to distinguish him from his successor, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, was the sixth leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Living in tumultuous times, he shifted the center of the movement from its Eastern European origins to its current headquarters in the United States. Part of the Jewish Biography as History Series, more available at http://www.henryabramson.com.

This Day in Jewish History / A rabbi too shocking for Bavaria delivers his last sermon  – Haaretz Haaretz

Einhorn was something of a revolutionary in his readiness to re-imagine Jewish theology and law for a new age and a young country, with a vision that …

This Day in Jewish History / Nazi-hunters bombed, their car dies – This Day in Jewish – Haaretz

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They didn’t desist, of course. In fact, 55 years after they first met, on a Paris Metro platform, Serge and Beate are still active, though these days, they are …

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld

From Wikipedia Serge Klarsfeld (born 17 September 1935) and Beate Klarsfeld (née Künzel, born 13 February 1939) are activists known for documenting the Holocaust in order to establish the record and to enable the prosecution of war criminals. Since the 1960s, they have been famous Nazi hunters, have made notable efforts to commemorate the Jewish victims from France of the Occupation, and have been supporters of Israel.Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia File:Klarsfelds.jpg

Only by removing the Confederate flag can the U.S. be who she says she is – Rabbis’ Round Table

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In Jewish history, we too have had moments where our refusal to let go of old habits has prevented us from … The calendar coincidence this year in which the Fourth of July fell on the first day of Bein Hametzarim calls our attention all …

Serge and Beate Klarsfeld publish memoirs of Nazi-hunting years

21.04.2015 Subscribe to France 24 now: http://bit.ly/France24Subscribe FOCUS : Serge and Beate Klarsfeld are France’s most famous Nazi hunters. They have just published their memoirs, recounting their decades spent tracking down Hitler’s henchmen and dragging them out of hiding into the public glare. Serge Klarsfeld is a Romanian-born Jew whose father was killed at Auschwitz and Beate is the daughter of a former German soldier. Visit our website: http://www.france24.com

English: The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70, Oil on canvas
Deutsch: Belagerung und Zerstörung von Jerusalem durch die Römer unter Titus, 70 n. Chr., Öl auf Leinwand
The Seventeenth of Tammuz (Hebrew: שבעה עשר בתמוז‎, Shiv’ah Asar b’Tammuz) is a Jewish fast day commemorating the breach of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple.[1] It falls on the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz and marks the beginning of the three-week mourning period leading up to Tisha B’Av.[2] This day also commemorates the destruction of the Twin Tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Seventeenth of Tammuz occurs forty days after the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. Moses ascended Mount Sinai on Shavuot and remained there for forty days. The Children of Israel made the Golden Calf on the afternoon of the sixteenth of Tammuz when it seemed that Moses was not coming down when promised. Moses descended the next day (forty days by his count), saw that the Israelites were violating many of the laws he had received from God, and smashed the tablets.[3]Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia
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הרשל”צ הרה”ג יצחק יוסף שליט”א ימי בין המיצרים Av Bein Hametzarim התשע”ד

  This Day in Jewish History / A Russian who founded a Yiddish newspaper in America is born – This  Haaretz

Abraham Cahan was born in Podberez’ye, a village outside Vilna — today in Lithuania. His father, Scharkne Cahan, was a teacher of Hebrew and ..

Abraham Cahan

From Wikipedia, Datei:Abraham Cahan NYWTS.jpg   Abraham Cahan, half-length portrait, looking down at printed material on desk / World Telegram & Sun photo. Abraham “Abe” Cahan (July 7, 1860 – August 31, 1951) was a Belarusian-born Jewish-American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician.[1],,, Abraham Cahan was born July 7, 1860, in Podberezhie in Belarus (at the time in Vilnius Governorate, Russian Empire), into an orthodox Litvak family. His grandfather was a rabbi in Vidz, Vitebsk, his father a teacher of Hebrew language and the Talmud. The devoutly religious family moved in 1866 to Vilnius, where the young Cahan received the usual Jewish preparatory education for the rabbinate. He, however, was attracted by secular knowledge and clandestinely studied the Russian language, ultimately prevailing on his parents to allow him to enter the Teachers Institute of Vilnius, from which he was graduated in 1881. He was appointed teacher in a Jewish government school in Velizh, Vitebsk, in the same year.[2] Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

Abe Cahan Exhibit

We had the opportunity to check out the Forward’s exhibit of its founder Abe Cahan. It is an amazing exhibit showcasing the beginning of The Forward. During his years of activity, Cahan was either originator, collaborator, or editor of almost all the earlier socialist periodicals published in that language in the United States.Abraham Cahan in his later years. From 1903 until 1946, Cahan ran the Jewish Daily Forward (Forverts), a socialist Yiddish-language daily in New York. In 1906 he introduced an advice column named A Bintel Brief. As a rule, Cahan was one of the more temperate voices in the Socialist Party of America, respecting his readers’ religious beliefs and preaching an increasingly moderate version of the socialist gospel as time progressed. By 1924 Forverts had over a quarter of a million readers, making it the most successful non-English-language newspaper in the U.S. and the leading Yiddish paper in the world. Cahan quickly mastered the English language, and four years after his arrival in New York taught immigrants in one of the evening schools. Later he began to contribute articles to the Sun and other newspapers printed in English, and was for several years employed in a literary capacity by the Commercial Advertiser, where we was a regular contributor.

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What’s Jewish about The Grateful Dead? – Music & Theater – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

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Still, Jews were, and to this day remain, a visible presence among the … a number of touchpoints to make for a kind of parallel Jewish history of the …

Grateful Dead in 1970. Left to right: Bill Kreutzmann, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh.

From Wikipedia, The Grateful Dead are an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.[1][2] Ranging from quintet to septet, the band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock,[3][4] for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams,[5][6] and for their devoted fan base, known as “Deadheads”. “Their music,” writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.”[7] These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”.[8] They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine.[9] Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

The Grateful Dead – American Beauty (Álbum Completo) [Full Album]

This Day in Jewish History / Israel enacts a law welcoming all Jews – This Day in Jewish – Haaretz

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… which established the terms that largely apply today. According to that amendment, anyone born to a Jewish mother, or who had at least one Jewish
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English: The Palmach, Immigration to Israel
עברית: האוניה נקשרה לרציף והצטרפה ל”צי הצללים”, Original Image Name:האנייה אקסודוס קשורה לרציף, Notes:נתקבל מ: א. הציוני, נוסח הקרדיט:אוצר תמונות הפלמ”ח The Palmach Photo Gallery

Law of Return

From Wikipedia The Law of Return (Hebrew: חֹוק הַשְׁבוּת, ḥok ha-shvūt) is Israeli legislation, passed on 5 July 1950, that gives Jews the right of return and the right to live in Israel and to gain citizenship.[1] In 1970, the right of entry and settlement was extended to people of Jewish ancestry, and their spouses. The Law of Return 5710-1950 was enacted by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, on July 5, 1950.[2] The Law declares the right of Jews to come to Israel: “Every Jew has the right to come to this country as an oleh.” Follow-up legislation on immigration matters was contained in the Nationality Law of 1952. The Law of Return was modified in 1970 to extend the right of return to non-Jews with a Jewish grandparent, and their spouses. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

Professor Michael Sandel “The Law of Return and the Right of Return”

http://www.makomisrael.org Professor Michael Sandel “The Law of Return and the Right of Return” Jerusalem June 25th, 2012 Global Jewish Forum: A Free People In Our Land? Exploring Liberalism and Zionism

Youth Aliyah

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English: The first German Youth-Aliyah group walking to Kibbutz Ein Harod.
Deutsch: Die erste Jugend-Alijah Gruppe aus Deutschland, unterwegs nach Kibbutz Ein Harod.
עברית: הקבוצה הראשונה של “עליית הנוער” מגרמניה צועדת לעבר קיבוץ עין חרוד.

Youth Aliyah (Hebrew: עלית הנוער, Aliyat Hano’ar) is a Jewish organization that rescued thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis during the Third Reich. Youth Aliyah arranged for their resettlement in Palestine in kibbutzim and youth villages that became both home and school. Recha Freier, a rabbi’s wife, founded Youth Aliyah in Berlin on the same day that Adolf Hitler took power, Monday 30 January 1933. The organisation was founded to protect German Jewish youth from the impending Holocaust by sending them to pioneer training programs in Palestine after completing elementary school. The idea was supported by the World Zionist Organization. Freier supervised the organization’s activities in Germany, and Henrietta Szold in Jerusalem. Israeli postage stamps celebrating Youth Aliyah Youth Aliyah by ship Youth Aliyah by plane (“Flying Carpet”) Szold was skeptical about the merits of Freier’s proposal because, as the person responsible for social services by the Jewish Agency for all of Palestine, she was extremely pressed for funds and loath to take on a new untried program for German Jewish children. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

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The Miracle of Stalin’s Death

Nobody understood why, all of a sudden, in the middle of a winter day, … This maamar is about the self-sacrifice of the Jewish people in a time when it .

This Day in Jewish History / The great provocateur of Montreal dies – This Day in Jewish – Haaretz

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After completing a Jewish primary school, Mordecai attended Baron Byng High School, followed by Montreal’s Sir George Williams University (today …

Mordecai RichlerMordecai Richler

From Wikipedia Mordecai Richler, CC (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer. His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney’s Version (1997); his 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1990. He was also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children’s stories. The son of Lily (née Rosenberg) and Moses Isaac Richler,[1] a Jewish scrap yard dealer, Richler was born on January 27, 1931[2] and raised on St. Urbain Street in the Mile End area of Montreal. He learned Yiddish and English, and graduated from Baron Byng High School. Richler enrolled in Sir George Williams College (now Concordia University) to study English but dropped out before completing his degree. Years later, Richler’s mother published an autobiography, The Errand Runner: Memoirs of a Rabbi’s Daughter (1981), which discusses Mordecai’s birth and upbringing, and the sometimes difficult relationship between them.Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

Mordecai-Richler Interview

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17 Tamuz, Rav Sherki – Eng subtitles

The fast of the 17th of Tammuz occurred this year on July 15. The five tragic events listed in the Talmud as having happened on this day can be seen as representing concentric circles, each one at a greater distance from the center of holiness. We pray that with Divine guidance we will be privileged to rebuild what we have lost.

This Day in Jewish History / The father of Feldenkrais dies

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Though the charismatic Feldenkrais has been gone for three decades, his philosophy of life and of movement remains influential to this day. Moshe ..

Moshe Feldenkrais.pngMoshé Feldenkrais

From Wikipedia, Moshé Pinchas Feldenkrais (Hebrew: משה פנחס פלדנקרייז, May 6, 1904 – July 1, 1984) was an Israeli physicist and the founder of the Feldenkrais Method, designed to improve human functioning by increasing self-awareness through movement. Feldenkrais was born in the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine) city of Slavuta. In 1918, he left his family, then living in Baranovichi, Belarus, to emigrate to Palestine.[1] There he worked as a laborer before obtaining his high-school diploma in 1925. After graduation, he worked as a cartographer for the British survey office. During his time in Palestine he began his studies of self-defense, including Ju-Jitsu. A soccer injury in 1929 would later figure into the development of his method.[2] Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia

The Feldenkrais Institute of NY

http://www.feldenkraisinstitute.com This was filmed at David Zemach-Bersin’s Feldenkrais Training Program in Montclair, NJ in 2001. The Feldenkrais Institute of NY (in Manhattan) is the largest center in North America devoted to the work of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais.

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Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais beschrieb seine Arbeit so: “Wie kann das Unmögliche möglich, das Mögliche leicht und das Leichte angenehm und elegant werden”. In den Kursen und Einzelstunden finden Sie einen wohlwollenden und guten Kontakt mit sich. In dieser Aufmerksamkeit erforschen wir unsere Bewegungsmöglichkeiten, Einschränkungen und manchmal auch Schmerzen. In einem bewussten Prozess des Spielens mit Bewegungsvariationen entsteht organisches Lernen. d.h. Bewegungsmuster die zu Verspannung und Schmerz führen werden erkannt und neue leichte, angenehme Formen der Bewegung und des Handels entwickelt.

Today is the birthday of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn of Lubavitch (1880-1950). This is also the day on which he was liberated from exile to the Soviet 47 years later.Living Torah

Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn

From Wikipedia, File:FrierdigerRebbePassportPic.jpgYosef Yitzchak (Joseph Isaac)[1] Schneersohn (Hebrew: יוסף יצחק שניאורסאהן‎) was an Orthodox rabbi and the sixth Rebbe (spiritual leader) of the Chabad Lubavitch chasidic movement. He is also known as the Frierdiker Rebbe (Yiddish for “Previous Rebbe”), the Rebbe RaYYaTz, or the Rebbe Rayatz (an acronym for Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak). After many years of fighting to keep Orthodox Judaism alive from within the Soviet Union, he was forced to leave; he continued to conduct the struggle from Latvia, and then Poland, and eventually the United States, where he spent the last ten years of his life. Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn was born in Lyubavichi, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (present-day Smolensk Oblast, Russia), the only son of Rabbi Sholom Dovber Schneersohn (the Rebbe Rashab), the fifth Rebbe of Chabad. He was appointed as his father’s personal secretary at the age of fifteen; in that year, he represented his father in the conference of communal leaders in Kovno. The following year (1896) he participated in the Vilna Conference, where Rabbis and community leaders discussed issues such as: genuine Jewish education; permission for Jewish children not to attend public school on Shabbat; the creation of a united Jewish organization for the purpose of strengthening Judaism. He participated in this conference again in 1908. Preceded by Sholom Dovber Schneersohn Rebbe of Lubavitch 1920–1950 Succeeded by Menachem Mendel Schneerson .Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia .

America Is No Different

An excerpt from a new JEM film featuring the films of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Rebbe, with original commentary and first-hand interviews. 9 Adar II, 5700 — March 19, 1940 From Living Torah Volume 124 Program 496

This Day in Jewish History / The rabbi who saved the Dachau survivors passes away Haaretz

On June 28, 2007, Abraham J. Klausner, the rabbi who in the days and years following the liberation of Dachau did so much to assist the survivors .

Abraham Klausner

From Wikipedia Abraham Judah Klausner (April 27, 1915 – June 28, 2007) was a Reform rabbi and United States Army captain and chaplain who became a “father figure” for the more than 30,000 emaciated survivors found at Dachau Concentration Camp, 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Munich, shortly after it was liberated on April 29, 1945. He also cared for thousands more left homeless in camps as the victorious Allied Forces determined where they should go. Following ordination, Klausner joined the army and served as a chaplain at the Lawson General Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Klausner eventually shipped out to Germany and was assigned to join the 116th Evacuation Hospital, which had just entered Dachau. The 116th Evacuation Hospital arrived at Dachau, which was 10 miles northwest of Munich, in May 1945, three weeks after the camp had been liberated on April 29, 1945. While Rabbi Eli Bohnen was the first Jewish chaplain in the United States Army to arrive at the Dachau concentration camp after its liberation, Bohnen’s unit remained only a short time. Rabbi Klausner arrived soon after. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia Klausner photographed in 1945 .

Interview No. (119)4A5 – Klausner, Abraham (קלאוזנר, אברהם)

Interviewer: Grobman, Alex (גרובמן, אלכס) Interviewee: Klausner, Abraham (קלאוזנר, אברהם)

This Day in Jewish History / A Yiddish writer dies, not that his widow told anybody – This – Haaretz

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Chaim Grade was born on April 5, 1910, in Vilna, in the Russian empire (today, Vilnius, Lithuania). He always told people he was descended from an …

Chaim Grade on Yiddish Literature

Chaim Grade on the significance of modern Yiddish literature in Jewish History. From a lecture held at the Jewish Public Library of Montreal, December 7th, 1958. חײם גראַדע רעדט איבער דעם באַטײַט פֿון דער מאָדערנער ייִדישער ליטעראַטור װי אַ טײל פֿון דער ייִדישער געשיכטע. די רעקאָרדירונג איז אַן אױסצוג פֿון אַ רעפֿעראַט געהאַלטן בײַ דער ייִדישער פֿאָלקס-ביבליאָטעק פֿון מאָנטרעאַל, דעם 7סטן דעצעמבער 1958

Chaim Grades Legacy Continue’s

Yiddish WritersTribute:Chaim Grade & Isaac Bashives Singer.Prof.David Fishman Part #1.

Yiddish WritersTribute:Chaim Grade & Isaac Bashives Singer.Prof.David Fishman Part #2.

Chaim Grade, author photo.jpgChaim Grade

From Wikipedia, Chaim Grade (April 4, 1910, in Vilnius, Lithuania (at the time occupied by the Russian Empire) – April 26, 1982, Los Angeles, California, buried in Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ [1]) was one of the leading Yiddish writers of the twentieth century. Grade was raised Orthodox-leaning, and he studied in yeshiva as a teenager, but ended up secular, in part from his poetic ambitions. Losing his family in the Holocaust, he resettled in New York, and increasingly took to fiction, writing in Yiddish. Initially he was reluctant to have his work translated.[1][2] He was praised by Elie Wiesel as “one of the great—if not the greatest—of living Yiddish novelists. Lesen Sie weiter Button - Orange Photos by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / A Zionist makes a very unfortunate marriage – This Day in – Haaretz

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On June 25, 1889, Theodor Herzl married Julie Naschauer, initiating one of history’s most notoriously unhappy unions. At that stage, Herzl had not yet …

Theodor Herzl: Founder of Modern Zionism Jewish History Lecture by Dr. Henry Abramson

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Herzl and his family, c. 1866–1873

File:Theodor Herzl.jpgTheodor Herzl

From Wikipedia, Theodor Herzl (Hebrew: תאודור הֶרְצֵל, Theodor Hertzel; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar; May 2, 1860 – July 3, 1904), born Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין זְאֵב הֶרְצֵל, also known in Hebrew as חוֹזֵה הַמְדִינָה, Khozeh HaMedinah, lit. “Visionary of the State”) was an Austro-Hungarian journalist, playwright, politic al activist, and writer. He was one of the fathers of modern political Zionism. Herzl formed the World Zionist Organization and promoted Jewish migration to Palestine in an effort to form a Jewish state (Israel). He was born in Pest, the eastern, mostly flat part of Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary (now Hungary), to a secular Jewish family originally from Zimony (today Zemun, Serbia).[1] He was the second child of Jeanette and Jakob Herzl, who were German-speaking, assimilated Jews. File:Theodor Herzl Grab 20032005.JPG File:Herzldohanyi.jpg Lesen Sie weiter Button - Orange Photos by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Murder of Weimar minister shocks Germany – This Day in – Haaretz

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This Day in Jewish History / Police presumably relieved as Kid Cann, bad to the last, passes on. By David B. Green | Jun. 21, 2015 | 1:19 AM. On June ..

File:Walther Rathenau.jpgWalther Rathenau

From Wikipedia, Walther Rathenau (September 29, 1867 – June 24, 1922) was a German industrialist, politician, writer, and statesman who served as Foreign Minister of Germany during the Weimar Republic. He was assassinated on June 24, 1922, two months after the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo. Rathenau was born in Berlin. His parents were Emil Rathenau and Mathilde Nachmann.[1] His father, Emil Rathenau was a prominent Jewish businessman and founder of the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), an electrical engineering company. He studied physics, chemistry, and philosophy in Berlin and Strasbourg. His German Jewish heritage and his wealth[2] were both factors in establishing his deeply divisive reputation in German politics at a time of antisemitism. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhotos by Wikipedia 

Part 6 of 10 — The Kahn Family: Lili Deutsch and Walther Rathenau

Coda: The Kahn Family

This Day in Jewish History / A Jew and an anti-Semite duel in Paris

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On June 23, 1892, a duel took place in Paris that pitted a young Jewish army officer against one of the more notorious anti-Semites of the day. At the …

Marquis de Mores

From Wikipedia Antoine-Amédée-Marie-Vincent Manca Amat de Vallombrosa, Marquis de Morès et de Montemaggiore (June 14, 1858 – June 9, 1896), commonly known as the Marquis de Morès, was a famous duelist, frontier ranchman in the Badlands of Dakota Territory during the final years of the American Old West era, a railroad pioneer in Vietnam, and an anti-Semitic politician in his native France. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhotos by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / The Altalena arms ship reaches Israel – and is attacked with friendly fire

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The bitterness caused by the incident remains fresh for many people even today. The Altalena, which was attacked off the coast of Tel Aviv, had been .

Speech by PM Netanyahu at Memorial for Victims of the Altalena

04.06.2015 נאום ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו בטקס האזכרה לחללי אלטלנה Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speech at the memorial ceremony for the victims of the Altalena וידאו: רועי אברהם, לע”מ סאונד: איתמר בוטון, לע”מ

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June 1948. The ship Altalena on fire after being shelled near Tel-Aviv. Altalena was a ship of the right wing zionist organisation “Irgoun”, which tried to give weapons to the fighters of irgoun in Isel. The Israeli government refused the existence of weapons furnitures without the control of IDF, and fight against the boat. File:Atalena crew.jpg Crew members of the Altalena. Bottom row center is Captain Monroe Fein File:PikiWiki Israel 32281 Altalena memorial at Tel Aviv beach.jpg

Altalena memorial at Tel Aviv beach
עברית: אנדרטת אלטלנה בתל אביב, Original Image Name:אנדרטת אלטלנה בתל אביב, Location:חוף תל אביב

Altalena Affair

From Wikipedia The Altalena Affair was a violent confrontation that took place in June 1948 by the newly created Israel Defense Forces against theIrgun (also known as IZL), one of the Jewish paramilitary groups that were in the process of merging to form the IDF. The confrontation involved a cargo ship, Altalena, captained by Monroe Fein and led by senior IZL commander Eliyahu Lankin, which had been loaded with weapons and fighters by the independent Irgun but arrived during the murky period of the Irgun’s absorption into the IDF   Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhotos by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Police presumably relieved as Kid Cann, bad to the last, passes on

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He made regular visits back home to Minneapolis, where he died on this date in 1981. Blumenfeld had a traditional Jewish burial, presided over by ..

Isadore "Kid Cann" Blumenfield.jpgKid Cann

From Wikipedia Isadore Blumenfeld (September 8, 1900 – June 21, 1981), commonly known as Kid Cann, was a Jewish-American organized crime figure based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for over four decades and remains the most notorious mobster in the history of Minnesota. The power and influence he held in Minneapolis were often compared to that of Al Capone in Chicago and were associated with several high-profile crimes in the city’s history, including his alleged involvement in the 1924 murder of cab driver Charles Goldberg, the attempted murder of police officer James H. Trepanier, and the December 1935 killing of newspapermanWalter Liggett. He is also thought to have participated in the fraudulently dismantling of the Twin City Rapid Transit street railway during the early 1950s.  Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Good communist-turned-rights activist dies

Elena Bonner, disabled war veteran-turned-pediatrician, is best known for her activism — and for having been the voice of her exiled dissident …

Yelena Bonner

From Wikipedia Yelena Bonner (Russian: Елена Георгиевна Боннэр; 15 February 1923 – 18 June 2011)[1][2][3][4] was a human rights activist in the former Soviet Union and wife of the noted physicist Andrei Sakharov. During her decades as a dissident, Bonner was noted for her characteristic blunt honesty and courage Bonner was born Lusik Georgievna Alikhanova[7] in Merv, Turkmen SSR, USSR (now Mary, Turkmenistan). Her father, Georgy Alikhanov (Armenian name Gevork Alikhanyan), [8] was an Armenian who founded the Soviet Armenian Communist Party,[3] and was a highly placed member of the Comintern; her mother, Ruf, (Ruth Bonner), was a Jewish Communist activist. She had a younger brother, Igor, who became a career naval officer. Her family had a summer dacha in Sestroretsk and Bonner had fond memories there  Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by youtube

Elena Bonner – Internal Exile in the Soviet Union

Elena Bonner speaks at Oslo Freedom Forum 2009 Internal Exile in the Soviet Union

Reb Gavrial Saidov – Jewish History – Chabad.org

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His brother, R. Yehuda Saidov, today a Chabad rabbi in Netanya and the spiritual leader of the local Bucharian community, relates the brilliant

Kirk-kerkorian.jpgKirk Kerkorian

From Wikipedia, Kerkor “Kirk” Kerkorian (June 6, 1917 – June 15, 2015) was an American businessman. He was the president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is known as one of the important figures in shaping Las Vegas and, with architect Martin Stern, Jr.[3] the “father of the mega-resort”.[4] He built the world’s largest hotel in Las Vegas three times: the International Hotel (opened in 1969), the MGM Grand Hotel (1973) and the MGM Grand (1993).[5] Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

Kirk Kerkorian, Billionaire and Las Vegas Casino Mogul, Dies

16.06.2015

Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas’ biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times, has died. He was 98. He died Monday night in Beverly Hills. The reserved, unpretentious Kerkorian spent much of his life trying to stay out of the spotlight and rarely gave interviews. He called himself a “small-town boy who got lucky.” He shunned glitzy Hollywood parties and movie premieres in favor of making deals. He also gave back, forming The Lincy Foundation at UNLV in 1989 to support Armenian causes. After shutting down in 2011, his assets went to The Dream Fund at the University of California, Los Angeles, that supports research and charitable projects.

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KIRK KERKORIAN BIOGRAPHY Pictures slide show

This Day in Jewish History / Artist enchanted by celestial objects is born

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Beginning with what he identified in 1852 as a planet that was given the name Lutetia —today it is recognized as an asteroid — he went on to …

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Le Procope /Cafe Procope

Hermann Goldschmidt

From Wikipedia, Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt (June 17, 1802 – April 26, 1866) was a German-French astronomer and painter who spent much of his life in France. He started out as a painter, but after attending a lecture by the famous French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier turned to astronomy. His discovery of the asteroid Lutetia in 1852 was followed by further findings and by 1861 Goldschmidt had discovered 14 asteroids. He received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1861 for having discovered more asteroids than any other person up to that time. He died from complications of diabetes.   Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

Chicago Blackhawks beat Tampa Bay Lightning to win NHL Stanley Cup (Reuters)

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This Day in Jewish History / Scion of famous U.S. Jewish family, who gave money to charity … Reina was the daughter of the Jewish New York businessman Judah Hays. … And this is but a very partial list of his beneficiaries. … Unbeknownst to Judah, however, Catherine had died 16 days before him.

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From Wikipedia Judah Touro  (Newport, Rhode Island, June 16, 1775 – New Orleans, January 19, 1854) was an American businessman and philanthropist.[1],,, His father, Isaac Touro of Holland, was chosen in 1762 as the hazzan at the Touro Synagogue, a Portuguese Sephardiccongregation in Newport.[2][3] After the British captured Newport, Isaac and his family moved to New York in 1780, and then in 1782 to Kingston, Jamaica. In 1783 Isaac died and his wife, Reyna, moved the family to Boston, to live with her brother, Moses Michael Hays. Reyna Touro died in 1787, and Judah and his siblings were raised by his uncle, a merchant who helped found Boston’s firstbank.[4] ,,,,,, Judah Touro’s lasting fame, however, was as a philanthropist. He contributed $40,000—an immense sum at the time—to the Jewish cemetery at Newport, and bought the Old Stone Mill there, at that time thought to have been built by Norsemen, giving it to the city.[6] The park surrounding it is still known as Touro Park.,,,,,

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame-Part 1

, Features Columbus, Haym Salomon, Emma Lazarus, Levi Strauss, Touro Synagogue, Gershom Seixas, Rebecca Gratz, Uriah P. Levy, Adolph Ochs and Judah Magnes. Visit our web site http://www.amuseum.org/jahf.

This Day in Jewish History / Music stars on solidarity visit to Israel spontaneously marry

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The Six-Day War began a week later, on June 5, 1967, and lasted until June 10. Barenboim and du Pre remained in Israel and continued to perform .

File:Barenboim Vienna.jpgDaniel Barenboim

From Wikipedia Daniel Barenboim (German: [baːrənboim], Hebrew: דניאל ברנבוים; born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan,[2] the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Barenboim is also known for his work with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of theIsraeli occupation of Palestinian territories. ,,,,,,,, Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to parents of Russian Jewish descent, Aida (née Schuster) and Enrique Barenboim.[5] He started piano lessons at the age of five with his mother, continuing to study with his father, who remained his only teacher. On 19 August 1950, at the age of seven, he gave his first formal concert in his hometown, Buenos Aires…….

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Jacqueline du Pre – Kol nidrei (orchestral version)

Jacqueline du Pre & Daniel Barenboim ▶ ▶ selection videos in this playlist

File:Jacquelinedupredavidoff.jpgJacqueline du Pré

From Wikipedia, Jacqueline Mary du Pré, OBE (26 January 1945 – 19 October 1987) was an English cellist. At a young age, she achieved enduring mainstream popularity unusual for a classical performer. Despite her short career, she is regarded as one of the more uniquely talented cellists of the second half of the twentieth century. Du Pré is most famous for her iconic recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor, her interpretation of which has been described as “definitive” and “legendary” Du Pré was born in Oxford, England, the second child of Iris Greep and Derek du Pré. Derek was born in Jersey, where his family had lived for generations. After working as an accountant at Lloyds Bank in St Helier and London, he became assistant editor and later editor of The Accountant. Iris was a talented concert pianist who taught at the Royal Academy of Music.[2]Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / A diamond magnate drowns under mysterious circumstances

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Barnett attended the Jews‘ Free School, under its legendary headmaster … a model of trade that still largely characterizes the gem market today.

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From Wikipedia, Barney Barnato (21 February 1851 – 14 June 1897), born Barnet Isaacs, was a British Randlord, one of the entrepreneurs who gained control of diamond mining, and later gold mining, in South Africa from the 1870s. He is perhaps best remembered as being a rival of Cecil Rhodes. Barney Barnato claimed he had the same birthday as Cecil Rhodes (5 July 1853). Most biographies give his date of birth as 5 July 1852. However, his birth certificate (supported by census data) shows he was born Barnet Isaacs in Aldgate, London on 21 February 1851,[1] the son of Isaac and Leah Isaacs. He was educated by Moses Angel at the Jews’ Free School.Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

BARNEY BARNATO (TV Drama series) Barnato & Rhodes

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Casale Monferrato Synagogue in Piedmont, Italy, May 18, 2008

I gave two concerts in this synagogue, in 2007 and 2008 – it’s known to some as the most beautiful synagogue in the world, and is more than 400 years old. Owner and Camera: Alex Jacobowitz

This Day in Jewish History / An artist who sought to connect the ‘English’ with the ‘Jewish’ dies

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Solomon Hart, the first Jew accepted to the Royal Academy of Arts, expressed these ties in such masterpieces as ‘The Conference of Menasseh ben …
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The Feast of the Rejoicing of the Law at the Synagogue in Leghorn, Italy

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Milton visiting Galileo when a prisoner of the Inquisition. Oil painting by Solomon Alexander Hart, 1847.

Solomon Hart

From Wikipedia Hart Self Portrait.jpgSolomon Alexander Hart (April 1806 – 11 June 1881) was a British painter and engraver. He was the first Jewish member of theRoyal Academy in London and was probably the most important Jewish artist working in England in the 19th century. He was born at Plymouth, the son of Samuel Hart (fl. 1785–1830), a Jewish engraver and teacher of Hebrew. He remained an observant Jew all his life. He served as an engraver’s apprentice in London where he studied at the Royal Academy, and excelled in miniature painting. Hart became celebrated as a painter of historical scenes and characters, and in 1854 was appointed professor of Painting in the Royal Academy, and subsequently librarian. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Air Force pioneer Al Schwimmer is born

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What began as aircraft-maintenance company Bedek in 1953 soon became Israel Aviation Industries, today the enormous Israel Aerospace Industries,

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.

File:Al Schwimmer.jpgAl Schwimmer

From Wikipedia Adolph William “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.[2]Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

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An Israel Aircraft Industries Kfir C2 at the Muzeyon Heyl ha-Avir (Israeli Air Force Museum), Hatzerim Air Base, Israel, in 2006.

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Israel Aerospace Industries

From Wikipedia,

Israel Aerospace Industries (Hebrew: התעשייה האווירית לישראל ha-ta’asiya ha-avirit le-yisra’el) or IAI (תע”א) is Israel’s primeaerospace and aviation manufacturer, producing aerial systems for both military and civilian usage. It has 16,000 employees as of 2013. IAI is wholly owned by the government of Israel. In addition to local construction of fighter aircraft, IAI also designs and builds civil aircraft (including for Gulfstream with aircraft such as the G100/G150 and G200/G250 mid-sized business jets) and performs local maintenance and reconfiguration of foreign-built military and civilian aircraft. In addition, the company works on a number of missile, avionics, and space-based systems. Although IAI’s main focus is aviation and high-tech electronics, it also manufactures military systems for ground and naval forces. Many of these products are specially suited for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) needs, while others are also marketed to foreign militaries.  Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / A master of high comedy may have been born

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S.N. Behrman, a child of Orthodox, Lithuanian immigrants, discovered a knack for knocking the higher classes, which he did with brilliant wit. By David ..

S. N. Behrman

From Wikipedia Samuel Nathaniel Behrman (June 9, 1893 – September 9, 1973) was an American playwright, screenwriter, biographer, and longtime writer for for The New Yorker.  Behrman’s family immigrated from what is now Lithuania to the United States, where Samuel Nathaniel Behrman was born, the youngest of three sons, in a tenement in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1893.[1] His parents spoke little English, and his father was a Talmudic scholar. (Though known for his sophisticated comedies and worldly characters, Behrman fondly dramatized his family-centered, impoverished childhood in one of his last plays, the 1958 The Cold Wind and the Warm, an autobiographical drama starring Eli Wallach, Maureen Stapleton, and Morris Carnovsky.[2]) His own path, however, took him far from the Orthodox world of his parents. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

‘No Time for Comedy’

Princeton Summer Theater will perform S.N. Behrman’s “No Time for Comedy” through Aug. 2 at the Hamilton Murray Theater as part of a series of student productions. This Day in Jewish History / The ultimate hostess of enlightened Vienna dies

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This Day in Jewish History / The ultimate hostess of enlightened Vienna dies. Fanny von Arnstein brought together European greats, from Mozart to …

File:Fanny Arnstein Litho.jpgFanny von Arnstein

From Wikipedia Baroness Franziska “Fanny” von Arnstein, born Vögele Itzig (September 29, 1758, Berlin – June 8, 1818, near Vienna) was a leader of society in Vienna. Fanny Arnstein was born the daughter of Daniel Itzig, and was a member of the extensive and influential JewishItzig family. She married the banker Nathan Adam von Arnstein, a partner in the firm of Arnstein and Eskeles; her sister Caecilie (Zipperche) was married to the other partner, Bernhard von Eskeles. They brought the social influences of Berlin to Vienna, notably the concept of the intellectual salon, to the Vienna of Joseph II. The Arnstein mansion at Vienna and her villas at Schönbrunn and Baden bei Wien were regularly used for hospitality. She was also involved in charitable works.

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Mordechai Gebirtig

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לוח זיכרון המוקדש למרדכי גבירטיג, שהוצבה בעת פסטיבל התרבות היהודי השלישי בקרקוב (14 ביוני 1992) על קיר ביתו של גבירטיג ברח’ ברק יוסלביץ’ מס’ 5 בקרקוב. בלוח תבליט דיוקנו, שעליו מצוין “מרדכי גבירטיג: נגר, משורר, זמר”; על פני הקשתות שמעל הדיוקן מתנוססות מילות הפואמה שלו “בלייב געזונט מיר, קראקע!” (ובפולנית: “Bądź zdrów mój Kraokwie”) – “היי לי בריאה, קרקוב”, או במשמעות האירונית של השיר: “היי שלום” [או “שלום ולא להתראות”], קרקוב”.

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A German soldier shot down folk hero Mordechai Gebirtig and his wife in Krakow Ghetto as Jews were boarding a train for deportation to the east.Photo by Wikipedia

Mordechai Gebirtig

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Mordechaj Gebirtig

Mordechai Gebirtig, born Mordecai Bertig[1] (Yiddish: מרדכי געבירטיג‎, b. 4 May 1877, Kraków, Austria Hungary; d. 4 June 1942, Kraków Ghetto, General Government[1]) was an influential Yiddish poet and songwriter. Mordecai Gebirtig (1877–1942) was born in Krakow and lived in its Jewish working-class quarter all his life, one which was ended by a Nazi bullet in the Kraków Ghetto on the infamous “Bloody Thursday” of June 4, 1942.[1] He is the preeminent “folk” artist in Yiddish literature and song. Gebirtig served for five years in the Austro-Hungarian army.[1] He was self-taught in music, played the shepherd’s pipe well, and tapped out tunes on the piano with one finger. He earned his livelihood as a furniture worker; music and theater were avocations. Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto By Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / A Jew becomes leader of Russia, if not for long

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Perhaps Yakov Sverdlov’s stint as top Bolshevik was dimmed in memory by his untimely death at age 33, under very mysterious circumstances indeed …
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Snow-covered statue of Sverdlov inYekaterinburg, formerly Sverdlovsk.

Yakov Sverdlov ☭

Yakov Sverdlov, Bolshevik activist. *** http://www.marxists.org/archive/trots… “AN IMPERIOUS CHAIRMAN Sverdlov had to preside a great deal. He was Chairman of many bodies and at many meetings. He was an imperious Chairman. Not in the sense that he shut off discussion, or curbed the speakers, and so on. Not at all. On the contrary, he never quibbled or insisted on formalities. His imperiousness as Chairman consisted in this, that he always knew exactly what practical decision was before the body; he understood who would speak, what would be said, and why; he was quite familiar with the backstage aspects of the issue — and every big and complex issue has its own backstage; he was adept at giving the floor in time to speakers who were needed; he knew how to put the proposition to a vote in time; he knew what could be carried and he was able to carry what he wanted. These traits of his as Chairman were bound up indissolubly with all his qualities as a practical leader, with his ability to appraise people in the flesh, realistically, with his inexhaustible inventiveness in the field of organizational and personnel combinations. During stormy sessions he was adept at permitting the assembly to become noisy and let off steam; and then at the proper moment he would intervene to restore order with a firm hand and a metallic voice. Sverdlov was of medium height, of dark complexion, thin and gaunt; his face, lean; his features, angular. His powerful and even mighty voice might have seemed out of consonance with his physique. To an even greater degree this might be said of his character. But such an impression could be only fleeting. And then the physical image became fused with the spiritual. Nor is this all, for this gaunt figure with its calm unconquerable and inflexible will and with its powerful but not flexible voice would then stand forth as a finished image. “Nichevo,” Valdimir Ilyich would sometimes say in a difficult situation. “Sverdlov will tell them about it in his Sverdlovian bass and the matter will be settled …” In these words there was affectionate irony. In the initial post-October period the Communists were, as is well-known, called “leatherites,” by our enemies, because of the way in which we dressed. I believe that Sverdlov”s example played a major role in introducing the leather “uniform” among us. At all events he invariably walked around encased in leather from head to toe, from his leather cap to his leather boots. This costume, which somehow corresponded with the character of those days, radiated far and wide from him, as the central organizational figure. Comrades who knew Sverdlov in the underground days remember a different Sverdlov. But in my memory Sverdlov remains clothed in leather as in an armor grown black under the blows of the first years of the Civil War. We were gathered at a session of the Political Bureau when Sverdlov, who was burning up with fever at home, took a turn for the worse. E.D. Stassova, the then Secretary of the Central Committee, came in during the session. She had come from Sverdlov”s apartment. Her face was unrecognizable. “Jacob Mikhailovich feels poorly, very poorly,” she said. A glance at her sufficed to understand that there was no hope. We cut the session short. Vladimir Ilyich went to Sverdlov”s apartment, and I left for the Commissariat to prepare to depart immediately to the front. In about 15 minutes a phone call came from Lenin, who said in that special muted voice which meant great strain: “He is gone.” “He is gone.” “He is gone.” For a while each of us held the receiver in our hands and each could feel the silence at the other end. Then we hung up. There was nothing more to say. Jacob Mikhailovich was gone. Sverdlov was no longer among us.” March 13, 1925

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 Wikipedia, Yakov Mikhailovich Sverdlov (Russian: Я́ков Миха́йлович Свердло́в; IPA: [ˈjakəf mʲɪˈxajləvʲɪtɕ svʲɪrdˈlof]; known under pseudonyms “Andrei”, “Mikhalych”, “Max”, “Smirnov”, “Permyakov”; 3 June [O.S. 22 May] 1885 – 16 March 1919) was a Bolshevik party leader and chairman of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee. Sverdlov was born in Nizhny Novgorod as Yakov Mikhailovich Sverdlov to Jewish parents Mikhail Izrailevich Sverdlov and Elizaveta Solomonova. His father was a politically active engraver who eventually went into forgery, and arms storage and dealing partially to support his family. The Sverdlov family had six children Lesen Sie weiter Button - OrangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / The man who realized that mass murder depends on petty bureaucrats

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Hilberg understood that Adolf Hitler genuinely intended to eliminate the Jews, but also believed the Holocaust was only made possible by a complex …

Shoah-Part 2: Interview with Raul Hilberg

Director Claude Lanzmann interviews Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg about the train schedules that represent the deaths of thousands of Jews, calling into question Walter Stier’s and other Germans’ claims that they knew nothing about the Final Solution.

File:Hilberg1.jpgRaul Hilberg

From Wikipedia Raul Hilberg (June 2, 1926 – August 4, 2007) was an Austrian-born American political scientist and historian. He was widely considered to be the world’s preeminent[1][2][3] scholar of the Holocaust, and his three-volume, 1,273-page magnum opus, The Destruction of the European Jews, is regarded as a seminal study of the Nazi Final Solution. Hilberg was born to a Polish–Romanian Jewish family in Vienna, Austria. Hilberg was very much a loner, pursuing solitary hobbies such as geography, music and train spotting.[4] Though his parents attended synagogue on occasion, he personally found the irrationality of religion repellent and developed an allergy to it. He did however attend a Zionist school in Vienna, which inculcated the necessity of defending against, rather than surrendering to, the rising menace of Nazism  .Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Enigmatic ‘living work of art’ and savior of German Jews shot down by

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June 1, 1943, is the day on which Wilfrid Israel, the mysterious but saintly savior of many thousands of German Jews in the years leading up to the …

Trailer: Wilfrid Israel – The Savior from Berlin – The Story of a Forgotten Hero

Trailer of the new film: “Wilfrid Israel – The Savior from Berlin – The Story of a Forgotten Hero”. Learn more at http://www.wilfridisraelfilm.org. Currently the film runs in its Hebrew version with English subtitles. Soon enough, the English version, and a bit later the German version will be available.

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Wilfrid Israel

From Wikipedia, Wilfrid Berthold Jacob Israel (11 July 1899 – 1 June 1943) was an Anglo-German businessman and philanthropist, born into a wealthy Anglo-German Jewish family, who was active in the rescue of Jews from Nazi Germany, and who played an important role in the Kindertransport. Described as “gentle and courageous” and “intensely secretive”, Wilfrid Israel avoided public office and shunned publicity, but had, according to his biographer Naomi Shepherd, an “almost hypnotic” ability to influence friends and colleagues. Martin Buber described him as “a man of great moral stature, dedicated to the service of others”.[1] He was killed when his civilian passenger plane, en route from Lisbon to Bristol, was shot down by a Luftwaffe fighter patrol over the Bay of Biscay.Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This is the essence: to have compassion upon all beings ~ Moshe Cordovero (neohasid.org )

Moses ben Jacob Cordovero

From Wikipedia File:ציון הרמק2.JPG Moses ben Jacob Cordovero (Hebrew: משה קורדובירו‎‎; 1522–1570), was a central figure in the historical development of Kabbalah, leader of a mystical school in 16th-century Safed, Israel. He is known by the acronym the Ramak. After the Medieval flourishing of Kabbalah, centered on the Zohar, attempts were made to give a complete intellectual system to its theology, such as by Meir ibn Gabbai. Influenced by the earlier success of Jewish philosophy in articulating a rational study of Jewish thought, Moshe Cordovero produced the first full integration of the previous differing schools in Kabbalistic interpretation. While he was a mystic inspired by the opaque imagery of the Zohar Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia 

Rabbi Moshe Cordovero and the Tomer Devorah Dr. Henry Abramson

This video concentrates on the life and work of Rabbi Moshe Cordovero (1522-1570), a prominent Kabbalist of Safed, Israel. This lecture was originally delivered at Young Israel of Bal Harbour but technical difficulties rendered the audio portion inaudible (which is the point of audio, after all) so this is a replacement lecture. Delivered by Dr. Henry Abramson of Touro College South.

This Day in Jewish History / A star dancer who didn’t want to seem ‘less Jewish’ is born

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Nonetheless, she agreed to change her name to Pearl Lang – but of the works she choreographed for her own company, most had Jewish themes.

Madonna: Driven (2001) Part 3 of 7

Madonna moves to New York to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Also covers her brief time in Paris as a back singer/dancer for the Patrick Hernandez Revue and the nude modeling she did to support herself during this time. Includes interviews with: Pearl Lang, Stephen Bray, and painter/photographer Anthony Panzera. MADONNA DRIVEN 2001 television special on Madonna’s early years and her drive to succeed: from her childhood in Detroit, to her days as a struggling dancer in New York and the beginnings of her music career.

File:Pearl Lang.jpgPearl Lang

From Wikipedia Pearl Lang (May 29, 1921 – February 24, 2009) was an American dancer, choreographer and teacher renowned as an interpreter and propagator of the choreography style of Martha Graham, and also for her own longtime dance company, the Pearl Lang Dance Theater A native of Chicago, Lang began her dance training as a child and studied acting at the Goodman Theatre Her dance teacher was Frances Allis who taught movement for actors as well as her own modern dance technique which has many similarities to Graham’s. Lang studied Allis technique and performed with her company in Chicago. In 1938, at the age of 17, she enrolled in a program for gifted students at the University of Chicago, where she remained until 1941, the year of her move to New York. Born Pearl Lack, she adopted the stage name, “Pearl Lang”, s  Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / A biologist who decided that capitalism is environmentally disastrous is

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Barry Commoner was an early ecologist who noticed that everything was connected with everything else, and thus wound up on the cover of Time …

File:Barry Commoner Time Magazine February 2, 1970 Vol 95 No 5.jpgBarry Commoner

From Wikipedia, Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He was a leading ecologist and among the founders of the modern environmental movement. He ran for president of the United States in the1980 U.S. presidential election on the Citizens Party ticket.[1] He served as editor of Science Illustrated magazine.[2] Commoner was born in Brooklyn, New York, on May 28, 1917, the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia.[3] He received hisbachelor’s degree in zoology from Columbia University in 1937 and his master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University in 1938 and 1941, respectively.Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia 

Barry Commoner – Scientist, Candidate and Planet Earth’s Lifeguard

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Mazal tov, Herman Wouk, on your 100th birthday!

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… among more than a dozen other novels – is 100 years old today. … Not a few people in the 1970s and 1980s learned what they knew about the history of … Betty underwent conversion, taking on the additional, traditional Hebrew …

File:Herman Wouk.jpgHerman Wouk

From Wikipedia, Herman Wouk (/ˈwk/; born May 27, 1915) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author whose novels include The Caine Mutiny,The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. Herman Wouk was the son of Esther (née Levine) and Abraham Isaac Wouk.[1] His family was Jewish and had emigrated fromRussia. After a childhood and adolescence in the Bronx and a high school diploma from Townsend Harris High School, he earned aB.A. from Columbia University in 1934, where he was a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity    Read More Button--orangePhoto by Wikipedia   Herman Wouk in Jerusalem, 1955

What’s My Line? – Herman Wouk; Van Heflin (Oct 23, 1955)

04.12.2013 Herman Wouk, author of “The Caine Mutiny”, appears as the first mystery guest. Wouk got his start as a professional writer on the staff of Fred Allen’s radio show.

This Day in Jewish History / The town of Blois kills its Jews Haaretz

The murders in 1171 were the first case of blood libel in continental Europe — though no crime had been reported, let alone associated with the Jews.

Jews in the Medieval Economy (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) by Dr. Henry Abramson

07.10.2014 An introductory lecture on the role of Jews in the medieval European economy. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series. More available at http://www.henryabramson.com.

Jews in the Middle Ages

From Wikipedia   French Jews of the Middle Ages. From the 1901-1906 Jewish Ecyclopedia. The history of Jews in the Middle Ages spans the timeframe of approximately 500 CE to 1750 CE. This article covers the medieval history of Jews in the Christian-dominated Western European region. See the History of the Jews in the Byzantine Empire forEastern Europe. The other two themes that comprise the history of Jews during the Middle Ages include Jewish history in MuslimArab lands, mainly Islamic Spain, and the Jewish history in North Africa. File:BritLibCottonNeroDiiFol183vPersecutedJews.jpg The yellow badge Jews were forced to wear can be seen in this marginal illustration from an English manuscript.

From the fall of Rome to the Late Middle Ages (500-1500)

Historically, Jews are believed to have originated from the Israelite tribes of the Land of Israel.[1][2][3][4] Their first migration to Europe began when large amounts of them moved to Italy, France, and Germany in the early 4th century.[5][6][7] Afterwards, due to various pogroms that took place during the early Middle Ages, they fled mostly to Poland and Lithuania, and from there spread over the rest of Eastern Europe.[8][9] These European Jews later came to be known as Ashkenazi Jews.  Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A brilliant actor who was not a communist dies very young

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This Day in Jewish History / A brilliant actor who was not a communist dies very young. John ‘Julie’ Garfield, who was so picky about his roles that …

John Garfield

This was meant to be uploaded for John’s birthday but it is probably a little too sad for that. However it is a celebration of his wonderful, underappreciated talent, showcased best when playing down-to-earth, yet troubled characters. I don’t really know what else to say, except that in the few films of his I’ve seen, I have been consistently impressed. I think it’s terrible that he died so young and was so ruined by the McCarthy witch-hunts. On the bright side, he’s still quite valued today and a few of his films are very well remembered. He’s not my favourite actor, but he certainly is one of the best. CLIPS FROM: The Postman Always Rings Twice He Ran All The Way Tortilla Flat Humoresque Music is the title theme from ‘Midnight Cowboy’

John Garfield

File:Bette Davis & John Garfield.JPG From Wikipedia, John Garfield (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class characters.[1] He grew up in poverty in Depression-era New York City and in the early 1930s became an important member of theGroup Theater. In 1937, he moved to Hollywood, eventually becoming one of Warner Bros.’ major stars. Called to testify before the U.S. Congressional House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC), he denied Communist affiliation and refused to “name names,” effectively ending his film career,,,,,, Garfield was born Jacob Julius Garfinkle in a small apartment on Rivington Street in Manhattan’sLower East Side, to David and Hannah Garfinkle, Russian Jewish immigrants    Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia File:John Garfield in Gentleman's Agreement trailer.jpg Cropped screenshot of John Garfield from the trailer for the film Gentleman’s Agreement.

This Day in Jewish History / Shabtai Zissel is bar mitzvahed, and turns out to be Bob Dylan

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Taught by an Orthodox rabbi who appeared mysteriously, the young Bob Dylan studied Torah upstairs and fell in love with the rock scene in the bar …

Top 10 Bob Dylan Songs

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From Wikipedia, Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements ……….. Bob Dylan and the Band touring in Chicago, 1974 Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman (Hebrew name שבתאי זיסל בן אברהם [Shabtai Zisl ben Avraham])[2][3] in St Mary’s Hospital on May 24, 1941, the first of two boys, inDuluth, Minnesota,[4][5] and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, on the Mesabi Range west of Lake Superior. Dylan’s paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in the Russian Empire now Ukraine,  Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A rabbi who urged the Orthodox to join the world is born

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This Day in Jewish History / A rabbi who urged the Orthodox to join the world … Azriel attended a Jewish primary school in Halberstadt, the first in the …

Secret World of Hasidism

An in depth documentary on the world of Hasidism, ,,,, It explains what Hasidism is, and how it differs to contemporary Judaism. It covers the laws of Judaism, Kosher food, weddings and those who have embraced and left Judaism. It features Luzer Twersky and Jewish author Simon Jacobson.

File:Hildesheimer Azrial enface.jpgAzriel Hildesheimer

From Wikipedia Esriel Hildesheimer (also Azriel and Israel, Yiddish: עזריאל הילדעסהיימער; May 20 1820 – July 12 1899) was a German rabbi and leader ofOrthodox Judaism. He is regarded as a pioneering moderniser of Orthodox Judaism in Germany and as a founder of Modern Orthodox Judaism. Hildesheimer was born in Halberstadt, Province of Saxony, Kingdom of Prussia, the son of Rabbi Löb Glee Hildesheimer, a native ofHildesheim, Electorate of Hanover, a city near Hanover. He attended the Hasharat Zvi school in Halberstadt, and, from age seventeen, theYeshiva of Rabbi Jacob Ettlinger in Altona; Chacham Isaac Bernays was one of his teachers and his model as a preacher. While studying in yeshiva Hildesheimer also studied classical languages. In 1840 he returned to Halberstad    Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Physicist who wrote movingly about evading the Nazis is born

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Abraham Pais was the last Jew to do his PhD in the Netherlands before the Nazi deportations began, and won a reprieve from death due to his genius

Abraham Pais.jpgAbraham Pais

From Wikipedia, Abraham Pais (May 19, 1918 – July 28, 2000) was a Dutch-born American physicist and science historian. Pais earned his Ph.D. from University of Utrecht just prior to a Nazi ban on Jewish participation in Dutch universities during World War II. When the Nazis began the forced relocation of Dutch Jews, he went into hiding, but was later arrested and saved only by the end of the war.[1] He then served as an assistant to Niels Bohr in Denmark and was later a colleague of Albert Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Studyin Princeton, New Jersey. Pais wrote books documenting the lives of these two great physicists and the contributions they and others made to modern physics. He was a physics professor at Rockefeller University until his retirement.  Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A humiliated Syria hangs Israeli spy Eli Cohen

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Cohen had penetrated the highest echelons of the Syrian command and suspected they were hunting for a mole. But he went back one more time.

Eli Cohen tried and executed as Israeli spy in 1965.

In the early 1960’s Eli Cohen became a spy for Israel. Posing as a wealthy Arabic businessman, he gained the confidence of many prominent government officials in Syria. Cohen learned many military secrets before he was caught, tortured and executed in 1965. Two years later during the Six Day War, Israel used Cohen’s information to easily defeat the overconfident Syrian army. One of his brilliant feats was to recommended that trees be planted to shade the soldiers’ outposts. The Israeli army then knew the exact location of every one of them because of the trees. To this day his body is still in Syria. His widow has been campaigning for its release and return but stated that it should not in exchange for freeing terrorists. This Jewish History Moment was brought to you by Israel National Radio. For more news and politics on Israel and the Jewish world visit http://www.IsraelNationalRadio.com for free streaming a audio and podcasts.

Israel, Syria and The Bible~The Eli Cohen Story

The Impossible Spy 1987 John Shea Eli Wallach Full Length Movie

The Impossible Spy 1987 John Shea Eli Wallach Full Length Movie **** Director: Jim Goddard Stars: John Shea, Eli Wallach, Sasson Gabai

Elicohen.gifEli Cohen

From Wikipedia Eliahu (Eli) ben Shaoul Cohen (Hebrew: אֱלִיָּהוּ בֵּן שָׁאוּל כֹּהֵן, 16 December 1924 – 18 May 1965) (Arabic:ايلي كوهين) was an Israelispy. He is best known for his espionage work in 1961 – 1965 in Syria, where he developed close relationships with the political andmilitary hierarchy there and became the Chief Adviser to the Minister of Defense. Syrian counter-intelligence authorities eventually uncovered a spy conspiracy, tried and convicted Cohen under pre-war ‘martial law’ to death penalty in 1965. The intelligence he gathered is claimed to have been an important factor in Israel’s success in the Six Day War.[1] File:Eli cohen22.jpg Eli Cohen was born in Alexandria to a devout Jewish and Zionist family in 1924. His father had moved there from Aleppo in 1914. In January 1947, he chose to enlist in theEgyptian Army as an alternative to paying the prescribed sum all young Jews were supposed to pay, but was declared ineligible on grounds of questionable loyalty. Later that year, he left university and began studying at home after facing harassment by the Muslim Brotherhood. In the years following the creation of Israel, many Jewish families left Egypt. Though his parents and three brothers left for Israel in 1949  Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / An actress so moving that anti-Semites pelted her — with flowers — is

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This Day in Jewish History / An actress so moving that anti-Semites pelted … But it is said that she was so popular during this period that some of her …

YIDDISH THEATRE, New York…memories

File:Bertha Kalich 1.pngBertha Kalich

From Wikipedia, Bertha Kalich, (also spelled Kalish) (17 May 17, 1874 – 18 April 1939) was a Jewish actress, born in Lemberg, Galicia (now Lviv,Ukraine). Though she was well-established as an entertainer in Eastern Europe, she is best remembered as one of the several “larger-than-life” figures that dominated New York stages during the “Golden Age” of American Yiddish Theatre during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.[1] Historians estimate that, during her career, Kalich performed more than 125 different roles in seven different languages. Kalich was born Beylke Kalakh in what was then Austria-Hungary, the only child of Solomon Kalakh, a poor brush manufacturer and amateur violinistRead More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

Jerusalem Day 2015: History And Facts About Israeli National Holiday, Yom Yerushalayim

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Forty-eight years ago, Jerusalem was reunited under Jewish sovereignty for the first time in … This year, Jerusalem Day will be observed on May 17.

1967 Jerusalem

Images from Jerusalem right after the war in 1967. The kotel, Western Wall, being reopened to Jews.

Jerusalem Day – Yom Yerushalayim – יום ירושלים – Sisu et Yerushalaim – Givat Hatakhmoshet

This is a compilation of short clips about Jerusalem Day. Jerusalem Day – Yom Yerushalayim – יום ירושלים – Sisu Et Yerushalayim – Givat Hatachmoshet – Har HaBait Beyadenu – Am Israel Chai

ריקוד דגלים- Dancing with Israeli flags on the Jerusalem day

ריקוד הדגלים ביום ירושלים Dancing with Israeli flags on the Jerusalem day

סלפי ירושלמי – יום ירושלים Jerusalem Day

Jerusalem Day

From Wikipedia, Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים‎, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalemand the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to mark the regaining of access to the Western Wall.[1] While the day has lost its significance for most secular Israelis,[2][3][4] the day is still very much celebrated by Israel’s Religious Zionist community[5][6] with parades and additional prayers in the synagogue.Under International Law, in the San Remo agreement in 1920, Jerusalem and Israel was given to the Jews for a homeland and is therefor still legally Jewish land[7] . Under the 1947 UN Partition Plan, which proposed the establishment of two states in the British Mandate of Palestine—a Jewish state and an Arab state—Jerusalem was to be an international city, neither exclusively Arab nor Jewish for a period of ten years Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A rabbi, astronomer and inventor honored by Russia dies – Haaretz

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The brilliance of Chaim Selig Slonimski, who loved God and science, is evident in the wild span of his innovations, from advanced metal plating to …

File:Slonimski Chaim Zelig.jpgHayyim Selig Slonimski

From Wikipedia Hayyim Selig Slonimski (Hebrew: חיים זעליג סלונימסקי‎, also known by his acronym CHaZaS) (1810-1904) was a Hebrew publisher,astronomer, inventor, and science author Hayyim Selig Slonimski was born in Białystok, in the Grodno Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Poland) on March 31, 1810. He pioneered the education of Jews in Eastern Europe in science; to do this, he introduced a vocabulary of technical terms created partly by himself into the Hebrew language. His reputation as a strictly orthodox rabbi assured fellow Jews that his scientific teachings would not undermine religion.  . Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Ocean liner leaves Germany with fleeing Jews on board… Haaretz

This Day in Jewish History / Ocean liner leaves Germany with fleeing Jews on board… …Yet of the 937 passengers, nearly a third wound up …

When Canada Said No: The Abandoned Jews of the MS St. Louis

In May 1939, the oceanliner MS St. Louis departed Hamburg, Germany carrying Jewish refugees desperate to flee Nazi Germany. They tried to escape any way they could. But the world did not want them. This is their story.

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File:StLouisPorthole.jpgMS St. Louis

From Wikipedia The MS St. Louis was a German ocean liner most notable for a single voyage in 1939, in which her captain, Gustav Schröder, tried to find homes for 915 Jewish refugees from Germany, after they were denied entry to Cuba, the United Statesand Canada, until finally accepted in various European countries, which were later engulfed in World War II. Historians have estimated that, after their return to Europe, approximately a quarter of the ship’s passengers died in concentration camps. The event was the subject of a 1974 book, Voyage of the Damned, by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts. It was adapted for a 1976 American film of the same title. Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / Archaeologist announces finding 2000-year old letters by Bar Kochba

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The letters presented by Yigael Yadin were signed by Bar Kochba, the man revered by modern Israelis — but who led the Jewish nation to disaster.

Wysinfo Docuwebs: Yigael Yadin on the Dead Sea History

CAVE OF LETTERS: JEWS vs. ROMANS (AMAZING ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)

12.04.2015 CAVE OF LETTERS: JEWS vs. ROMANS (AMAZING ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY) Follow an expedition to a remote cave in the Judean desert, first excavated by the famed Israeli archeologist Yigael Yadin in 1960-61. Yadin uncovered a cache of ancient documents, human skulls, and artifacts that shed light on a legendary revolt by Jews against the Roman Empire in the year 132. The uprising, led by Jewish patriot Shimon Bar-Kokhba, is said to have resulted in the Roman slaughter of 580,000 Jews. Explore t

The Temple Scroll

A description of the Temple Scroll one of the longest of the scrolls purchased by Professor Igael Yadin

File:Israeli delegation to the 1949 Armistice Agreements talks.jpgYigael Yadin

From Wikipedia, Yigael Yadin (Hebrew: יִגָּאֵל יָדִין, born Yigael Sukenik (Hebrew: יגאל סוקניק‎) 20 March 1917 – 28 June 1984) was an Israeliarcheologist, politician, and the second Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.

The Israeli delegation to the 1949 Armistice Agreements talks. Left to right: Commanders Yehoshafat Harkabi, Aryeh Simon, Yigael Yadin, and Yitzhak Rabin(1949)

IDF Chief of Staff Yigael Yadin presenting a decoration to actorEdward G. Robinson (1950)

Yadin was born in 1917 to noted archeologist Eleazar S ukenik and educationalist and women’s rights activist Hasya Feinsod Sukenik.[1] He joined the Haganah at age 15, and served there in a variety of different capacities. In 1946, however, he left the Haganah following an argument with its commander Yitzhak Sadeh over the inclusion of a machine gun as part of standard squad equipment. Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia  The Israeli delegation to the 1949 Armistice Agreements talks. Left to right: Commanders Yehoshafat Harkabi, Aryeh Simon, Yigael Yadin, and Yitzhak Rabin(1949)

Menashe Kadishman

From Wikipedia,

A Tribute to Artist Menashe Kadishman

10.05.2015 Iconic Israeli painter and sculpture Kadishman died at the age of 82

Popular Jewish Museum, Berlin & Menashe Kadishman videos

Menashe Kadishman (August 21, 1932 – May 8, 2015) (Hebrew: מנשה קדישמן‎;) was an Israeli sculptor and painter. Kadishman artworks are presented in central locations in Israel, such as Habima Square and his paintings can be found in many different galleries in Israel. He is most famous for his metallic sculptors and colorful sheep paintings. From 1947 to 1950, Kadishman studied with the Israeli sculptor Moshe Sternschuss at the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv, and in 1954 with the Israeli sculptor Rudi Lehmann in Jerusalem. In 1959, he moved to London, where he attended Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Slade School of Art.[1] During 1959 and 1960 he also studied with Anthony Caro and Reg Butler.[1] He remained here until 1972; he had his first one-man show there in 1965 at theGrosvenor Gallery. . Read More Button--orangePhotos by Wikipedia

This Day in Jewish History / A Jewish engineer so good the Nazis wanted him back is born

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Theodore von Kármán’s insights into aerodynamics, and tinkering, is the reason mankindtoday has jet engines. By David B. Green | May 11, 2015 …

NASA | Theodore von Kármán and the Creation of JPL [HD]

04.01.2014 The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Theodore Von Karman’s death. Born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary in 1881, Von Karman emigrated to the United States in 1930, joining the faculty of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at Caltech, where he remained until 1944. He then gradually moved to Washington, DC., to head the Air Force’s Scientific Advisory Group. He was ultimately awarded the first Medal of Science by President Kennedy in 1963. Von Karman was also the first director of JPL. This talk will tell the story of Von Karman’s role in founding rocketry at Caltech, and Caltech’s role in developing rocket weapons for the U.S. Military during World War II.

Theodore von Kármán

From Wikipedia, Theodore von Kármán (Hungarian: Szőllőskislaki Kármán Tódor; May 11, 1881 – May 6, 1963) was a Hungarian-Americanmathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization. He is regarded as the outstanding aerodynamic theoretician of the twentieth century Von Kármán was born into a Jewish family in Budapest, Austria-Hungary as Kármán Tódor. One of his ancestors was RabbiJudah Loew ben Bezalel.[2] He studied engineering at the city’s Royal Joseph Technical University, known today as Budapest University of Technology and Economics. . Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / An extraordinary Jewish leader dies in punitive exile in Uzbekistan

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Moses Schorr, rabbi and scholar, Jewish activist and Polish senator, was found guilty by Russia of ‘defending the interests of the bourgeoisie.’.

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

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

A middle aged man with glasses and a beard and moustacheMoses Schorr

From Wikipedia Moses Schorr, Polish: Mojżesz Schorr (May 10, 1874 – July 8, 1941) was a rabbi, Polish historian, politician, Bible scholar,assyriologist and orientalist. Schorr was one of the top experts on the history of the Jews in Poland. He was the first Jewish researcher of Polish archives, historical sources, and pinkasim. The president of the 13th district B’nai B’rith Poland, he was a humanist and modern rabbi who ministered the central synagogue of Poland during its last years before the Holocaust. Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Biologist who discovered ‘death genes’ through worm research is born

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H. Robert Horvitz won the Nobel Prize following a unique insight that mysteries of human genetics could be elucidated by studying lowly animals.

H. Robert Horvitz (MIT/HHMI): When Stockholm Called

Lecture Summary: Have you ever wondered how scientists react when they discover that they have been awarded a Nobel Prize? Horvitz, one of the winners of the 2002 Prize for Medicine or Physiology, tells us where he was and what he did when he found out he had won.

H. Robert Horvitz

From Wikipedia, Howard Robert Horvitz (born May 8, 1947) is an American biologist best known for his research on the nematode wormCaenorhabditis elegans. Horvitz was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Mary R. (Savit), a school teacher, and Oscar Freedom Horvitz, a GAO accountant.[1]He did his undergraduate studies at MIT in 1968, where he joined Alpha Epsilon Pi. He obtained his PhD in Biology from Harvard University in 1974. Read More Button--orangePhotos by  youtube

This Day in Jewish History / The movie producer who didn’t go to Hollywood but created it is born

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Marcus Loew started working at age 6, quit school at 9 and became the quintessential capitalist, building an entertainment empire and creating MGM.

MGM 90th Anniversary – Official® [HD]

22.01.2014 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) announced today a yearlong global campaign to honor the studio’s storied 90-year legacy. Founded in 1924 when theater magnate Marcus Loew bought and merged Metro Pictures Corp. with Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Productions, MGM and its legendary roaring lion logo signify the golden era of Hollywood to film lovers around the world. Since its inception, the company has led the industry in creating some of Hollywood’s greatest stars and is home to over 175 Academy Award-winning films, including 14 Best Pictures. The celebration of 90 extraordinary years kicks off today, as the MGM icon, Leo the Lion, is immortalized with a paw print ceremony at the world famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, cementing his place in Hollywood history. Sylvester Stallone, writer and star of Rocky (1976), one of MGM’s most iconic and enduring characters, is also on hand to commemorate the special occasion. MGM is debuting a special 90th anniversary trailer which will play in theaters, on MGM channels – including MGM’s 24/7 movie network, MGM HD its action-themed VOD channel, Impact and its premiere multicast programming service dedicated to movies, THIS TV – as well as on DVD products and across social media. The trailer includes a tapestry of iconic images and scenes from films in MGM’s library, evoking a deep emotional connection and celebrating the company’s extensive contributions to the entertainment world. Additionally, several of MGM’s signature films including Rocky, Rain Man, Fargo, RoboCop and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, have been meticulously restored in 4K resolution (four times the clarity of HD) and will be presented on Blu-ra for a high-definition home viewing experience. These re-releases will be issued through MGM’s home entertainment partner, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and are now available for pre-order on Amazon. Other initiatives to mark the company’s 90th anniversary include: – MGM will complement its already vast collection of films currently available on Blu-ray by releasing new titles across all genres throughout the year. Upcoming titles for release include In the Heat of the Night, A Chorus Line, and The Birdcage. – MGM has created a one-of-a-kind collector’s book and bonus video disc companion commemorating 90 amazing years, featuring interviews from award-winning filmmakers, directors, and actors discussing the significance of their contributions to MGM’s legacy. The book and video highlight the evolution and history of the legendary studio and provide an extensive look into the studio’s golden years, classics, iconic franchises and much more. Interviews include Sylvester Stallone on Rocky, Clint Eastwood on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis on Thelma and Louise, and Walter Mirisch on The Pink Panther. The bonus disc will also be available accompanying select DVD offerings. – Fans can also relive their favorite film moments at MGM90th.com, a unique Tumblr website and the first Tumblr integration to feature a studio’s full library. The MGM 90th Tumblr site’s dynamic design encourages fans to explore and immerse themselves into rich content celebrating 90 years of MGM filmmaking. As fans integrate socially with the yearlong celebration, the Tumblr site will serve as an active aggregator showcasing all of the current sharing and postings.

File:1914 MarcusLoew his 42ndSt office NYC.pngMarcus Loew

From Wikipedia Marcus Loew (May 7, 1870 – September 5, 1927) was an American business magnate and a pioneer of the motion picture industry who formed Loews Theatres and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Marcus Loew was born into a poor Polish Jewish family who had emigrated to the U.S. And settled in New York City just a year before. He was forced by circumstances to work at a very young age and had little formal education. Nevertheless, beginning with a small investment from money saved from menial jobs, he bought into the penny arcade business. Shortly after, in partnership withAdolph Zukor and others, Loew acquired a nickelodeon and over time he turned Loew’s Theatres into a leading chain of vaudeville and movie theaters in the United States.  Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Peace activist unloved by his country dies

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This Day in Jewish History / Peace activist unloved by his country dies. Austria’s Albert Fried performed a scientific analysis of war, and he won a …

Vom Wiener Lehrling zum Friedensnobelpreisträger

11.04.2012 (c) Andreas H. Landl für friedensnews.at: AK Präsident Herbert Tumpel erwies Wiens Friedensnobelpreisträger die Ehre. Tumpels Vater war Esperantist und ein Mann er Lettern, sprich gelernter Drucker wie der Friedensnobelpreisträger. Tumpel ist ein Anliegen, dass die von den Nazis verbrannten Bücher der Pazifisten in Österreich wieder zugänglich gemacht werden. Denn was nicht gedruckt vorliegt ist nicht zugänglich und kann tot geschwiegen werden. Ab jetzt wir “zurückgedruckt”, denn: Im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten schaffte ein Bursche aus elendigen Verhältnissen eine Karriere mit Lehre. Er wurde der einzige Wiener Friedensnobelpreisträger. Bis 2006 war das in Wien kaum jemandem bekannt. Denn der war Freidenker aus einer jüdischen Familie, Pazifist, Gewerkschafter, Friedensjournalist, Internationalist und Freimauerer. Soviel Friedensengagement war natürlich für die Militaristen im deutschsprachigen Raum ab 1914 zuviel des Guten. Fried und seine Werke wurden bekämpft. Er musste zweimal fliehen. Einmal aus Österreich und einmal aus Bayern. Rechtsextreme aller Couleur säuberten die Bibliotheken in vier Wellen von seinen Werken. So kam es, dass selbst Friedensbeweger wie ich oder Herbert Tumpel der Präsident der Arbeiterkammer bis 2006 nichts über den Wiener Friedensnobelpreisträger wussten. Walter Göhring stieß bei der Recherche über Ferdinand Hanusch auf den Wiener Friedensnobelpreisträger und macht erstmals 2006 breiter publik, was fast vollkommen verdrängt war. Am 11.04.2012 18:00 Uhr gab es eine hochkarätige Veranstaltung des Instituts für Gewerkschafts- und AK Geschichte und derAlfred Hermann Fried Gesellschaft Löcker Verlag in der AK Bibiliothek in Wien. “Zwei Mal in der Geschichte ging der begehrte Friedensnobelpreis auch an ÖsterreicherInnen: 1905 an Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914) und 1911 an Alfred Hermann Fried (1864-1921). Die Leistungen des Friedensnobelpreisträgers Alfred Hermann Fried standen lange Zeit im Schatten Bertha von Suttners. Vielfach unbekannt ist, dass Fried * als Buchhandelslehrling eine Jugendgewerkschaft gründete, die in die Gewerkschaft der Kaufmännischen Angestellten mündete, eine der Vorläufer organisationen der heutigen GPA-djp. * Ab 1892 gab er gemeinsam mit Bertha von Suttner die pazifistische Zeitschrift „Die Waffen nieder!” heraus, in der er u.a. seine pazifistischen Ideen artikulierte. Dass Fried damit zu den Vorkämpfern der europäischen Friedensbewegung gehörte, ist heute ebenfalls vielfach vergessen: mit seiner Zeitschrift “Die Friedenswarte” schuf Fried ein Organ, in dem die Ideen für ein neues demokratisch geeintes Europa ihren Niederschlag fanden. Der Zeithistoriker Walter Göhring hat sich in Archiven und Bibliotheken in der Schweiz, in den USA, den Niederlanden, Ungarn, der Slowakei und Österreich auf die Spuren Alfred Hermann Frieds begeben. Ergebnis dieser Spurensuche sind Publikationen und Beiträge sowie eine Ausstellung über Alfred Hermann Fried, der mit seinen Arbeiten bis in die Gründung der UNO und der Europäischen Union hineingewirkt hat. Sein Werk ist heute aktueller denn je.”

Entfetzung für Wiener Friedensnobelpreisträger Alfred Hermann Fried nach 100 Jahren

27.05.2011 Wien – 1911 vor 100 Jahren erhielt der Wiener Pazifist Alfred Hermann Fried den Friedensnobelpreis. Der revolutionäre Pazifist, Friedensforscher und erste Friedensjournalist von Weltrang erhielt nun gestern nach fast 100 Jahren seine 1. Gedenktafel in Wien. Vor Widerhofergasse 5 wo Fried 1911 wohnte versammelten sich am 25.5.2011 abends über 200 Menschen und nahmen am Festakt teil. Klaus Maria Brandauer enthüllte die Gedenktafel während der Brunnenchor Kayra Silo (Mandingo/En: The Way of Peace) Hevenu Shalom (Wir haben Euch Frieden gebracht) sang.

Alfred Hermann Fried

From Wikipedia, Alfred Hermann Fried (11 November 1864 – 5 May 1921) was an Austrian Jewish pacifist, publicist, journalist, co-founder of the German peace movement, and winner (with Tobias Asser) of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1911. Born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary, Fried left school at the age of 15 and started to work in a bookshop. In 1883 he moved to Berlin, where he opened a bookshop of his own in 1887. Following the publication by Bertha von Suttner of Die Waffen nieder! (Lay Down Your Arms) in 1889, he and von Suttner began in 1892 to print a magazine of the same name. In articles published within Die Waffen nieder! and its successor, Die Friedenswarte (The Peace Watch), he articulated his pacifist philosophy. Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia  This Day in Jewish History / A trailblazing female archaeologist dies Hetty Goldman wanted to write novels but thought she had ‘nothing to say.’ Then she discovered human history – and war. And found she had something to say.

Hetty Goldman

From Wikipedia Hetty Goldman (December 19, 1881 – May 4, 1972) was an American archaeologist. She was the first woman faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study[1] and one of the first female archaeologists to undertake excavations in Greece and the Middle East. Read More Button--orange

Israeli players mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at Prague tournament Haaretz And the personal history of two of the players made the tour especially … to legend, the famous Maharal of Prague created a golem to protect the Jews. … Slovakia, so it is possible that the teammates’ ancestors met during this period.

La biographie du Maharal de Prague

Sinai, Purim & The MaHaRaL of Prague

Le Maharal de Prague sur Pourim: La force de la pensée

Prague Maharal Synagogue

CEMENTERIO JUDIO DE PRAGA

El cementerio judío se ubica en el distrito de Josefor de Praga y se creó en 1439. El poeta y erudito Avigdor Karo fue la primera persona enterrada en este lugar. El cementerio estuvo activo hasta 1787, cuando fue clausurado definitivamente con la tumba de Moses Beck. Debido a la falta de espacio los cuerpos se enterraban unos encima de otros llegando a más de 11 capas de enterramientos. Cientos de nombres célebres descansan en este lugar, como el sabio del Renacimiento, historiador, matemático y astrónomo David Gans (d.1613), o el erudito e historiador José Salomón Delmedigo (d.1655), y el rabino y coleccionista de manuscritos y libros impresos en hebreo David Oppenheim (m. 1736). Aunque sin duda el más conocido de todos es el gran erudito y maestro religioso Judá Loew ben Bezalel, conocido como el rabino Loew (d. 1609), que se asocia con la leyenda del Golem, un muñeco de barro creado por Loew para defender a los judíos de Praga, pero que enloqueció y no pudo cumplir su tarea.A día de hoy se pueden ver más de 12.000 lápidas y se estima que puede haber enterradas unas 100.000 personas

Maharal of Prague’s Netivot Olam w/R. Daniel Kohn

File:Loew-rabin-tombstone.jpgJudah Loew ben Bezalel

From Wikipedia Judah Loew ben Bezalel, alt. Loewe, Löwe, or Levai, (c. 1520 – 17 September 1609)[1] widely known to scholars of Judaism as the Maharal of Prague, or simply The MaHaRaL, the Hebrew acronym of the initials of “Moreinu Ha-Rav Loew,” (“Our Teacher, Rabbi Loew”) was an important Talmudic scholar, Jewish mystic, and philosopher who, for most of his life, served as a leadingrabbi in the cities of Mikulov in Moravia and Prague in Bohemia. Within the world of Torah and Talmudic scholarship, he is known for his works on Jewish philosophy and Jewish mysticism and his work Gur Aryeh al HaTorah, a supercommentary on Rashi’s Torah commentary. The Maharal is the subject of a nineteenth-century legend that he created The Golem of Prague, an animate being fashioned from clay.  Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia  This Day in Jewish History / Benjamin Franklin helps save floundering Philly synagogue Haaretz This led to large numbers of Jews seeking refuge in Philadelphia. Among … The letter included a brief history of the synagogue, and explained that the …

File:Mickve.jpgCongregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia)

From Wikipedia Congregation Mikveh Israel, Mikveh Israel synagogue, officially called Kahal Kadosh Mikveh Israel (Hebrew: קהל קדוש מקוה ישראל‎, which translates as “Holy Community of the Hope of Israel”, is a synagogue founded in the 1740s inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.[1] Established by Spanish and Portuguese Jews, the congregation practices according to theSpanish and Portuguese rite. The congregation conducts daily, Sabbath, and Jewish holy day services. The synagogue will host the Abrams Hebrew Academy Center City Jewish elementary day school beginning in September 2014.[2] The congregation is also responsible for Mikveh Israel Cemetery, the second oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in the United States.   Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

Miles Davis’ All Blues performed at ‘Jazz in the Sukkah” in Philly in America’s oldest synagogue

America’s oldest synagogue, Congregation Mikveh Israel in Philadelphia, founded in 1740, hosts a Jazz Night to celebrate the Jewish holiday Sukkot. A six piece band entertains the crowd, lead by the temple’s talented maintenance man. Here’s the jam on a legendary Miles Davis song. An amazing celebration of cultures and community.

Congregation Mikveh Israel

Congregation Mikveh Israel’s Second Cemetery Philadelphia, PA

Uriah P. Levy Statue Dedication – Mikveh Israel

This Day in Jewish History / A polyglot cultural mongrel who would take Paris and Piaf by storm is

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This Day in Jewish History / A polyglot cultural mongrel who would take … of Sarah and Nessim Mustacchi, Jews of Italian-Greek Sephardi descent, …
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Hommage à Paul Castanier en Février 1992 à l’Olympia avec de gauche à droite : Jacques Serizier – Georges Moustaki – Léo Ferré – Philippe Val – Jacques Higelin – Wasaburo Fukuda – Alain Meilland – Patrick Font –

Georges Moustaki : Les Mères Juives

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From Wikipedia, Georges Moustaki (born Giuseppe Mustacchi;[1] (May 3, 1934 – May 23, 2013) was an Egyptian-French singer-songwriter ofItalo-Greek origin, best known for the poetic rhythm and simplicity of the romantic songs he composed and often sang. Moustaki gave France some of its best-loved music by writing about 300 songs for some of the most popular singers in that country, such asÉdith Piaf,[1] Dalida, Françoise Hardy, Yves Montand, Barbara, Brigitte Fontaine, Herbert Pagani, France Gall, Cindy Daniel, Juliette Greco, Pia Colombo, and Tino Rossi, as well as for himself.[2] Georges Moustaki was born Giuseppe Mustacchi in Alexandria, Egypt on May 3, 1934. His parents, Sarah and Nessim Mustacchi, were Francophile, Italo-Greek Sephardic Jews from the island of Corfu, Greece. They moved to Egypt, where their young child first learned French. They owned the Cité du livre – one of the finest book shops in the Middle East – in the cosmopolitan city ofAlexandria where many ethnic communities lived together.   Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / Avigdor Arikha, who survived the Holocaust and painted the Queen, dies

On April 29, 2010, the celebrated French-Israeli painter Avigdor Arikha died, one dayafter his 81st birthday. A Romanian-born Holocaust survivor, …

Avigdor Arikha PAINTINGS

26.03.2014 VIDEO: The Universe Of Art – Avigdor Arikha PAINTINGS; Graphics: Th3Mirr0r [& crediting other artists] Music: Song: “Moon Phases – New Moon, Third Quarter, Full Moon” / Album: “Eclipse” ©Th3Mirr0r

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From Wikipedia Avigdor Arikha was born to German-speaking Jewish parents in Rădăuţi, but grew up in Czernowitz in Bukovina, Romania (now inUkraine).[1] His family faced forced deportation in 1941 to the Romanian-run concentration camps of Transnistria, where his father died. He survived thanks to the drawings he made of deportation scenes, which were shown to delegates of the International Red Cross. Arikha emigrated to Palestine in 1944, together with his sister. Until 1948, he lived in Kibbutz Ma’ale HaHamisha. In 1948 he was severely wounded in Israel’s War of Independence. From 1946 to 1949, he attended the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem     Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / The best basketball coach, if you ask Bostonians, is promoted

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Even today, nearly 50 years later, Auerbach is generally remembered as the finest coach professional basketball has ever seen, although his …

Red Auerbach’s last interview (from ‘Basketball Man’)

30.10.2006 NBA giant Red Auerbach gave his last filmed interview to Burt Kearns & Brett Hudson of Frozen Pictures for inclusion in the documentary feature, Basketball Man, about the life and legacy of basketball’s inventor, Dr. James Naismith (on DVD in February). This clip is but a small portion of the complete, comprehensive, interview, which will be featured as a bonus extra on the DVD set.

Larry Bird, Red Auerbach & The Boston Celtics – Winning Basketball (COMPLETE )

29.03.2012 VHS – Released in 1987. “You play as you practice” (Mr. ‘Red’ Auerbach) “It’s about whether you win or lose, not about how you play the game” (Mr. Larry Bird) 9/1/2012: Thanks to http://www.celticslife.com for sharing this video on their website:

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From Wikipedia Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006[1]) was an American basketball coach of theWashington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games (a record at his retirement)[1] and nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten years (a number surpassed only by Phil Jackson, who won 11 in twenty years). As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years,[2] making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports. Arnold Jacob Auerbach was one of the four children of Marie and Hyman Auerbach. Hyman was a Russian Jewish immigrant from Minsk, Belarus, and Marie Auerbach,    Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

This Day in Jewish History / US bans Austrian president for suspected WWII war crimes

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If the World Jewish Congress, which was joined by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, in Los Angeles, had meant to torpedo Waldheim’s bid to become …

Kurt Waldheim, a commission of enquiry parts 1-9

These nine films are part of a much larger programme that was aired in 1988 which looks into allegations that the recently elected president of Austria Kurt Waldheim was a Nazi war criminal. Waldheim had previously been the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981. I do not possess any more of this programme which I ‘rediscovered’ in 2008 on a VHS cassette used some 20 years earlier. Waldheim had unsuccessfully sought election as President of Austria in 1971, but his second attempt on 8 June 1986 proved successful. During his campaign for the presidency in 1985, the events started that marked the beginning of what became known internationally as the “Waldheim Affair”. Before the presidential elections, Alfred Worm revealed in the Austrian weekly news magazine Profil that there had been several omissions about Waldheim’s life between 1938 and 1945 in his recently-published autobiography. A short time later, the World Jewish Congress alleged that Waldheim had lied about his service as an officer in the mounted corps of the SA, and his time as an ordnance officer for Army Group E in Saloniki, Greece, from 1942 to 1943 based in files from the United Nations War Crimes Commission. Waldheim called the allegations “pure lies and malicious acts”. Nevertheless he admitted that he had known about German reprisals against partisans: “Yes, I knew. I was horrified. But what could I do? I had either to continue to serve or be executed.” He said that he had never fired a shot or even seen a partisan. His former immediate superior at the time stated that Waldheim had “remained confined to a desk”. Part of the reason for the controversy was Austria’s refusal to address its national role in the Holocaust – which was the home not only of Adolf Hitler but also many other leading Nazis. Austria refused to pay compensation to Nazi victims and from 1970 onwards refused to investigate Austrian citizens who were senior Nazis. Because the revelations leading to the Waldheim affair came shortly before the presidential election there has been speculation about the background of the affair. Declassified CIA documents show that the CIA had been aware of his war time past since 1945. Some sources report information about Waldheim’s wartime past was also previously published by a right wing Austrian newspaper during the 1971 presidential election campaign – including the claim of an SS membership.

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Waldheim (second from left) with Italian General Ercole Roncaglia, Col. Hans Herbert Macholz, and SS-GruppenführerArtur Phleps at Podgorica airfield, 22 May 1943.

Kurt Waldheim

From Wikipedia Kurt Josef Waldheim (German pronunciation: [ˈkʊɐ̯t ˈvaldhaɪm]; 21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and politician. Waldheim was the fourth Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981, and the ninth President ofAustria from 1986 to 1992. While he was running for president in Austria in 1985, his service as an intelligence officer in theWehrmacht during World War II raised international controversy.   Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

Hatikva at Bergen-Belsen

In rare and moving footage dated to April 20th 1945, inmates at Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp sing the anthem of hope ‘Hatikva.’

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Memorial stone at the entrance to the historical camp area

Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

From Wikipedia, Bergen-Belsen (or Belsen) was a Nazi concentration camp in what is today Lower Saxony in northern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Originally established as a prisoner of war camp,[1] in 1943, parts of it became a concentration camp. Initially this was an “exchange camp”, where Jewish hostages were held with the intention of exchanging them for German prisoners of war held overseas.[2] The camp was later expanded to accommodate Jews from other concentration camps. File:The Liberation of Bergen-belsen Concentration Camp, April 1945 BU4274.jpg The Liberation of Bergen-belsen Concentration Camp, April 1945 Cheerful women inmates collect their bread ration from one of the five camp cookhouses. After 1945, the name was applied to the displaced persons camp established nearby, but it is most commonly associated with the concentration camp. From 1941 to 1945, almost 20,000 Soviet prisoners of war and a further 50,000 inmates died there,[3] with up to 35,000 of them dying of typhus in the first few months of 1945, shortly before and after the liberation Read More Button--orangePhotos by  Wikipedia 

At Bergen-Belsen, where tens of thousands perished… and others began their lives
REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK Ahead of the 70th anniversary of its liberation, a visit to the German camp with what is Europe’s largest Jewish cemetery, accompanied by some of the ‘babies’ born in the DP camp after the war

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EDDIE STRAIGHT – BELSEN LIBERATOR TTTV

22.04.2015 Eddie Straight age 94 of Saltburn, a former Company Sgt. Major of the 11th Armoured Division, recalls liberating Bergen-Belsen on the 70th anniversary.

Bergen Belsen Liberation

Bergen-Belsen was a Nazi concentration camp in Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Between 1943 and the war’s end, an estimated 50,000 Russian Prisoners of War and a further 50,000 inmates died there,up to 35,000 of them dying of typhus in the first few months of 1945. The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by the British 11th Armoured Division.60,000 prisoners were found inside, most of them seriously ill, and another 13,000 corpses lay around the camp unburied.When the British and Canadians advanced on Bergen-Belsen in 1945, the German army negotiated a truce and exclusion zone around the camp to prevent the spread of typhus. Under the agreement, Hungarian and regular German troops guarding the camp returned to German lines when Allied troops liberated the camp on April 15, 1945. (Uploader note: Ripped from youtube, comments were disabled – not sure why. Video’s like this must be commented and be reflected so that we can never forget history, otherwise we are condemned to relive this.)

Bergen-Belsen

Belsen Nazi Concentration Camp Footage – stock footage – http://www.PublicDomainFootage.com

Eva Kor speaks about Auschwitz, medical experiments, and forgiveness

At the age of 10, Eva and her twin sister Miriam were taken to Auschwitz, the concentration camp where Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele used them for medical experiments.

Nazi Experiment Survivor Eva Mozes Kor Speaks at Clarkson University

Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor delivered a powerful message of forgiveness on October 8 at Clarkson University, while speaking before a large audience of students, faculty, staff and community members. When she was about 10 years old, Kor and her family were taken by the Nazis to the Auschwitz slave labor and extermination camp, where her parents and two older sisters were quickly sent to the gas chambers. Kor and her sister, Miriam, were twins, so they were of chilling interest to Dr. Josef Mengele, who subjected them to a series of heinous human experiments. Her talk, “The Journey from Auschwitz & Mengele to Forgiveness,” told the amazing story of what she endured and how she eventually came to forgive Mengele and the Nazis. Sheila Faith Weiss, professor of history in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Clarkson, arranged for Kor to share her story. “I received a $277,000 National Science Foundation grant to write a biography of Dr. Mengele’s mentor, the German human geneticist Baron Otmar von Verschuer, and I had been in contact with Eva Mozes Kor,” Weiss says. “Because I am teaching a seminar on the Holocaust this semester, I asked Eva whether she might be willing to give a lecture at Clarkson. Normally, she would have charged more for her talk, but generously agreed to accept significantly less so we could bring her here. Her message is especially important for our students to hear.” Trained in German history and the history of biology, Weiss has written a book which explores the background that led to the kind of bestial human experimentation Kor was subjected to in Auschwitz. The Nazi Symbiosis, Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010) raises compelling questions about medicine and ethics.

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele’s cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.

Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Foreign Minister of Poland, noted historian, journalist, …

File:Bartoszewski 2004.jpgWładysław Bartoszewski

From Wikipedia, Władysław Bartoszewski [vwaˈdɨswaf bartɔˈʂɛfskʲi] (19 February 1922 – 24 April 2015) was a Polish politician, social activist, journalist, writer, and historian. He was born in Warsaw. He was a former Auschwitz concentration camp prisoner.[1] He was a World War II Resistance fighter and Polish undergroundactivist. Bartoszewski participated in the Warsaw Uprising. He was wrongly convicted as a spy and was imprisoned for some years before being released due to medical problems and for being wrongly convicted during the 1950s.[2] Bartoszewski served twice as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from March through December 1999 and again from 2000 to 2001.[3] He was also an ambassador and a member Read More Button--orangePhoto by  Wikipedia 

Władysław Bartoszewski nie żyje

25.04.2015 Nie żyje Władysław Bartoszewski, działacz społeczny, historyk, więzień Auschwitz i żołnierz Armii Krajowej. Profesor Bartoszewski odszedł w wieku 93 lat. Wspominają Go nie tylko media polskie, ale i zagraniczne, bo Bartoszewski znany był świetnie poza granicami kraju. Odejście Władysława Bartoszewskiego to wielka strata, a w naszej pamięci Profesor zapisze się jako jeden z największych Polaków.

This Day in Jewish History / Yossi Harel, the real person behind Paul Newman’s Ari Ben-Canaan

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This Day in Jewish History / Yossi Harel, the real person behind Paul … However, like so many of his Jewish peers, while he had fought with the British …  

Exodus 1947 Documentary Trailer

Exodus 1947 Documentary Film narrated by Morley Safer. Filmmakers: Elizabeth Rodgers & Robby Henson. PBS broadcast. To buy the DVD, please go to http://www.exodus1947.com After World War II, a group of private American citizens banded together in a clandestine effort to transport Holocaust survivors to Palestine. On July 11, 1947, in the port of Sête, France, 4,500 Jewish refugees were crammed into the hull of a decrepit steamship, later named Exodus 1947. A British blockade intercepted Exodus 1947 in international waters off the coast of Palestine. The tense standoff culminated in a direct attack by military personnel against the unarmed civilians on the Exodus 1947. This highly publicized international incident heavily influenced the United Nations resolution authorizing the partitioning of Palestine into separate Jewish and Arab states. Thus, the Exodus 1947 voyage acted as a catalyst in forming a new nation. The program focuses on clandestine and illegal American efforts to finance and crew the most infamous of ten American ships that attempted to bring Jewish refugees to Palestine. EXODUS 1947 is a one hour documentary narrated by Morley Safer with a score by Ilan Rechtman. The film is a richly layered program, constructed with first person accounts to recall events that shaped world history.

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Yossi Harel

From Wikipedia, Yossi Harel (Hebrew: יוסי הראל‎) (January 4, 1918 – April 26, 2008), born Yosef Hamburger, was the supervisor of the Exodus 1947 operation and a leading member of theIsraeli intelligence community.[1] Yossi Harel was born in Jerusalem in 1918. He was a sixth generation Jerusalemite. At the age of 15, he joined the Haganah. Later, he fought under Orde Wingate. Between 1945 and 1948, he played a leading role in the clandestine immigration enterprise in Palestine, commanding four Aliyah Bet ships: Knesset Israel, the Exodus, Atzma’ut and Kibbutz Galuyot. After the establishment of the State of Israel Harel studied mechanical engineering at M.I.T in the United States. Just before he finished his studies, Moshe Dayan, as Chief of Staff, called him back to Israel to investigate the Lavon Affair and made him head of Unit 131, an Israel Defense Forces intelligence unit.Photo by  Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / Estee Lauder dies, at some age or other

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Born Josephine Mentzer, she may not have finished high school but working with her uncle in developing things from chicken-lice remedy to …

Beauty Queens: Estée Lauder

Art Documentary A Film by Eila Hershon and Roberto Guerra Language: GB Subtitles: DE, FR

What’s New at Estee Lauder

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Estée Lauder (businesswoman)

From Wikipedia, Estée Lauder (/ˈɛst ˈlɔːdər/; July 1, 1908 – April 24, 2004) was an American businesswoman. She was the co-founder, along with her husband, Joseph Lauter (later Lauder),[2] of Estée Lauder Companies, her eponymous cosmetics company. Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was the recipient of thePresidential Medal of Freedom. She was inducted to the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988.Photos by  Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

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Israel celebrates 67th Independence Day

PM Netanyahu’s Greeting for Independence Day 2015

22.04.2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Greeting for Independence Day 2015

Israel Independence Day Fireworks 2015

23.04.2015 This year it was short, and suprising. File:PikiWiki Israel 2482 independence day aerial demonstration מטס יום העצמאות.JPG

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David Ben-Gurion declaring independence beneath a large portrait of Theodor Herzl, founder of modern Zionism

Yom Ha’atzmaut

From Wikipedia, Yom Ha’atzmaut (Hebrew: יום העצמאותYōm hā-ʿAṣmāʾūṯ   lit. “Independence Day”) is the national day of Israel, commemorating theIsraeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. It is celebrated either on the 5th of Iyar, according to the Hebrew calendar, or on one of the preceding or following days, depending on which day of the week this date falls on. Yom Ha’atzmaut is preceded by Yom Hazikaron, the Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day.

Israeli Declaration of Independence

From Wikipedia The Israeli Declaration of Independence (Hebrew: הכרזת העצמאות‎, Hakhrazat HaAtzma’ut or Hebrew: מגילת העצמאותMegilat HaAtzma’ut), formally the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, was proclaimed on 14 May 1948 (5 Iyar 5708) byDavid Ben-Gurion, the Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization[2][3] and the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Palestine.[4]It declared the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel, which would come into effect on termination of the British Mandate at midnight that day.[5][6] The event is celebrated annually in Israel with a national holiday Yom Ha’atzmaut (Hebrew: יום העצמאות‎, lit. Independence Day) on 5 Iyar of every year according to the Hebrew calendar.Photos by  Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange   File:Israel -Independence May 14, 1948.jpg Large celebratory crowd outside the Dizengoff House (now called Independence Hall) to hear the declaration and signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence, dated May 14, 1948. The original document of Israel’s Declaration of Independence

This Day in Jewish History / The banker who helped William of Orange conquer England dies

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On April 22, 1710, Francisco Lopes Suasso, scion of one the wealthiest and most influential banking families of the Dutch Golden Age, died in the …
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Suasso as a young man

Francisco Lopes Suasso

From Wikipedia, Francisco Lopes Suasso, second Baron d’Avernas le Gras (ca. 1657 – 22 April 1710) was a banker and financier of theDutch Republic. He was also known within the Sephardic community as Abraham Israel Suasso. After being expelled from the Iberian Peninsula, most of the Sephardic Jews settled in trading cities such as London andAntwerp. By the late sixteenth century they were arriving in Amsterdam and The Hague. The Lopes Suassos were a rich old Sephardic family of Marranos, or Jews who had been forced to convert to Christianity under pressure from the Portuguese Inquisition, but once in Amsterdam they openly returned to their true religion, Judaism.Photo by  Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

5765 Portrait of Moreinu HaRav Lichtenstein.jpgAharon Lichtenstein

From Wikipedia Aharon Lichtenstein (May 24, 1933 – April 20, 2015) was a noted Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva.[1] He was an authority inJewish law (“Halacha”).[2] Rabbi Lichtenstein was born in Paris, France, but grew up in the United States, studied in Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin under RabbiYitzchok Hutner. He earned a BA and semicha (“rabbinic ordination”) at Yeshiva University and a PhD in English Literature atHarvard University, where he studied under Photo by  Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

<h1Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein: Love of the Torah and Love to a Fellow Jew 20.04.2015 Interview with Rabbi Moshe Taragin, Yeshivat Har Etzion http://www.israelnationalnews.com

Shock and Emptiness – Students Eulogize Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

20.04.2015

A Hesped on Rabbi Ahron Lichtenstein by Rabbi Yochanan Schrader

20.04.2015 Baruch Dayan Emet. One of the greatest has left us. This is a Hesped said by Rabbi Yochanan Schrader, in the Beit Midrash of Akiva Hebrew day school in Southfield Michigan. The photo is from a Shiur that Rav Lichtenstein gave in the Beit Midrash of the Hesder Yeshivah of Yerucham

Rav Aaron Lichtenstein zt”l

20.04.2015

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Toaff with Oscar Luigi Scalfaro in 2007.

Elio Toaff

From Wikipedia Elio Toaff (30 April 1915 – 19 April 2015) was the Chief Rabbi of Rome from 1951 to 2002. In 1947 Toaff served as a rabbi in Venice and in 1951 became the Chief Rabbi of Rome. One of his children is Israeli-Italian professor Ariel Toaff. On 17 May 2012 he was awarded the Prize Culturae within the Italian National Festival of Cultures in Pisa. Toaff died on 19 April 2015, 11 days before his 100th birthday.Photo by   Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

Elio Toaff, l’addio del Ghetto romano al suo rabbino

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Il Papa ricorda il rabbino Toaff uomo di pace e dialogo

20.04.2015 (Papa Francesco) Esprimo le mie sentite condoglianze per la scomparsa, ieri sera, del Rabbino Elio Toaff, già Rabbino Capo di Roma. Sono vicino con la preghiera al Rabbino Capo Riccardo di Segni – che avrebbe dovuto essere qui con noi – e all’intera comunità ebraica di Roma, nel ricordo riconoscente di quest’uomo di pace e di dialogo, che accolse il Papa Giovanni Paolo II nella storica visita al Tempio Maggiore. Papa Francesco ricorda così la figura del Rabbino Toaff nell’incontro con la delegazione della Conferenza dei Rabbini europei. Sottolinea poi i progressi fatti e l’amicizia che lega la Chiesa Cattolica e le Comunità ebraiche a 50 anni dalla Dichiarazione conciliare Nostra aetate. Il Ponte …

Addio a Elio Toaff, la massima autorità spirituale e morale ebraica in Italia dal secondo dopoguerr

20.04.2015 Fra pochi giorni avrebbe compiuto 100 anni. Parliamo dell’addio a Elio Toaff, rabbino emerito di Roma considerato la massima autorità spirituale e morale ebraica in italia dal secondo dopoguerra. Dalle 11 di oggi, 20 aprile 2015, il feretro esposto sotto il colonnato del tempio maggiore di Roma per l’ultimo saluto Da Giorgio Napolitano a Laura Boldrini, da Emma Bonino a Marco Pannella, da Ignazio Marino a Pierferdinando Casini, in tanti sono venuti al Ghetto per rendere omaggio al rabbino emerito Elio Toaff

Yom Hazikaron

Remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

Yom Hazikaron

Yom Hazikaron (Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ולנפגעי פעולות האיבה‎, lit. Day of Remembrance for Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism) is Israel’s official Memorial Day. The national observance was enacted into law in 1963. While Yom Hazikaron has been traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of the ongoing armed dispute.

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IDF soldiers at Yom Hazikaron ceremony, 2007 File:Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Flags for the Fallen.jpg An IDF officer places new flags on the graves of IDF soldiers for Yom Hazikaron.

Yom Hazikaron

From Wikipedia, Yom Hazikaron (in full Yom Hazikaron l’Chalalei Ma’arachot Yisrael ul’Nifgaei Peulot Ha’eivah Hebrew: יום הזיכרון לחללי מערכות ישראל ולנפגעי פעולות האיבה‎; lit. “Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism”)[1] is Israel’s officialMemorial Day,[2] enacted into law in 1963.[3] While Yom Hazikaron has been traditionally dedicated to fallen soldiers, commemoration has now been extended to civilian victims of political violence,[4] Palestinian political violence,[5] and terrorism in general Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / The medieval rabbi who put Aristotle before God passes on

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Quoth Levi ben Gerson, also known as Gersonides: ‘The Law cannot prevent us from considering to be true that which our reason urges us to believe.’.

This Day in Jewish History / With the land groaning in crisis, the Jews of Lisbon are massacred

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As disease and drought racked Portugal, murders of New Christians who denied a Catholic’s vision of Jesus spread to the Jews. By David B. Green …

This Day in Jewish History / Not profound, but adored: ‘Greatest American novelist’ dies

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On April 16, 1968, the novelist and playwright Edna Ferber died, at her home in New York.Today Ferber may be best known for the popular films that …

Edna Ferber – Long Distance

12.12.2014 Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie). Ferber was born August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to a Hungarian-born Jewish storekeeper and his Milwaukee, Wisconsin-born wife, Jacob Charles and Julia (Neumann) Ferber. After living in Chicago, Illinois, and Ottumwa, Iowa, at the age of 12 Ferber and her family moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where she graduated from high school and briefly attended Lawrence University. She took newspaper jobs at the Appleton Daily Crescent and the Milwaukee Journal before publishing her first novel. She covered the 1920 Republican National Convention and 1920 Democratic National Convention for the United Press Association. Ferber’s novels generally featured strong female protagonists, along with a rich and diverse collection of supporting characters. She usually highlighted at least one strong secondary character who faced discrimination ethnically or for other reasons; through this technique, Ferber demonstrated her belief that people are people and that the not-so-pretty persons have the best character. Several theatrical and film productions have been based on her works, including Show Boat, Giant, Ice Palace, Saratoga Trunk, Cimarron (which won an Oscar) and the 1960 remake. Three of these works – Show Boat, Saratoga Trunk and Giant – have been developed into musicals. When composer Jerome Kern proposed turning the very serious Show Boat into a musical, Ferber was shocked, thinking it would be transformed into a typical light entertainment of the 1920s. It was not until Kern explained that he and Oscar Hammerstein II wanted to create a different type of musical that Ferber granted him the rights. Saratoga, based on Saratoga Trunk, was written at a much later date, after serious plots had become acceptable in stage musicals. In 1925, she won the Pulitzer Prize for her book So Big, which was made into a silent film starring Colleen Moore that same year. An early talkie movie remake followed, in 1932, starring Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent, with Bette Davis in a supporting role. A 1953 remake of So Big starred Jane Wyman in the Stanwyck role, and is the version most often seen today.

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885[1] – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical),Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), and Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie).
Ferber was born August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to a Hungarian-born Jewish storekeeper, Jacob Charles Ferber, and hisMilwaukee, Wisconsin-born wife, Julia (Neumann) Ferber. After living in Chicago, Illinois, and Ottumwa, Iowa, at the age of 12 Ferber and her family moved to Appleton, Wisconsin,……Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / ‘Apostle to friends, secular pope to enemies’ is born

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This Day in Jewish History / ‘Apostle to friends, secular pope to enemies’ is born … This did not mean, however, that Durkheim (who dropped the name …

File:Emile Durkheim.jpgÉmile Durkheim

From Wikipedia David Émile Durkheim (French: [emil dyʁkɛm] or [dyʁkajm];[1] April 15, 1858 – November 15, 1917) was a French sociologist, social psychologist and philosopher. He formally established the academic discipline and — with Karl Marx and Max Weber — is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of sociology.,,,,, Emile Durkheim was born in Épinal in Lorraine, coming from a long line of devout French Jews; his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had been rabbis.[8] He began his education in a rabbinical school, but at an early age, he decided not to follow in his family’s footsteps and switched schools.[8][9] Durkheim led a completely secular life. Much of his work was dedicated to demonstrating that religious phenomena stemmed from social rather than divine factors.Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / Its author safely dead, ‘Nathan the Wise’ premiers in Berlin

Sociological Theory: Emile Durkhiem and Social Solidarity

Conceptual art and historical imagery vivifies a discussion of Emile Durkhiem’s Division of Labour in Society. The video focuses upon differences between traditional “mechanical” solidarity and modern “organic” solidarity.

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Yet Lessing was probably the most important figure in the German theater of his day, and he remains influential today, as much for his work as a ..
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Nathan the Wise

From Wikipedia Nathan the Wise (original German title: Nathan der Weise) is a play published by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in 1779. It is a fervent plea for religious tolerance. Its performance was forbidden by the church during Lessing’s lifetime; it was first performed in 1783 inBerlin. In 1922 it was adapted into a silent film of the same title. Set in Jerusalem during the Third Crusade, it describes how the wise Jewish merchant Nathan, the enlightened sultan Saladin, and the (initially anonymous) Templar bridge their gaps between Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Its major themes are friendship, tolerance, relativism of God, a rejection of miracles and a need for communication. File:Gottlieb-Recha Welcoming Her Father 1877.jpg   Recha Welcoming Her Father. From an incomplete series of illustrations for the play Nathan the Wise. Photo by Wikipedia     Read More Button--orange

Nathan the Wise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (This Week in Jewish History)

In August of 1778, the non-Jewish writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing wrote to his brother of a new literary project designed to further tolerance of Jews in German society. The result was Nathan the Wise, a sensation that was initially banned by the Church and heavily criticized by antisemites of the day.

This Day in Jewish History / Einstein’s ’embarrassing granddaughter’ dies

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Hire put the baby up for adoption, and at the age of eight days, Evelyn was taken into the family of Hans Albert Einstein and his wife, the former Frieda …

Evelyn Einstein

From Wikipedia, Evelyn Einstein (28 March 1941 – 13 April 2011) was the adopted daughter of Hans Albert Einstein, the son of Albert Einstein Einstein was born in Chicago; after her birth she was adopted by Hans Albert Einstein. She obtained a Master’s degree in Medieval literature at University of California, Berkeley. She was married to Grover Krantz for 13 years. She then worked briefly as an animal control officer, as a cult deprogrammer and as a Berkeley, California reserve police officer.Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / Lawyer couple invent new Internet ‘service’ – spamming

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In today’s terms, the numbers of individuals reached would probably appear puny, but the transmission was quickly dubbed “spam,” the term used to …
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Eliezer Ben-Yehuda

From Wikipedia, Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda (Hebrew: אליעזר בן־יהודה‎‎ pronounced [ɛli’ʕɛzeʁ bɛn jɛhu’da]; 7 January 1858 – 16 December 1922) was a Litvaklexicographer and newspaper editor. He was the driving spirit behind the revival of the Hebrew language in the modern era. Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was born Eliezer Yitzhak Perlman[citation needed] (Yiddish אליעזר יצחק פערלמאן), in Luzhki (Belarusian Лужкі (Lužki), PolishŁużki), Vilna Governorate of the Russian Empire (now Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus). He attended cheder where he studied Hebrew and the Bible from the age of three,[citation needed] as was customary among the Jews of Eastern Europe.  Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

Revival of Hebrew

While Hebrew had remained the language of study and prayer, it had not been a spoken language for centuries. Few believed it could again become a tongue of everyday speech, but one man did, and dedicated his life to reviving Hebrew. His name was Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Please visit http://www.Zionism101.org for more videos on Zionist history.

This Day in Jewish History / First boy to be raised speaking modern Hebrew dies

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This Day in Jewish History / First boy to be raised speaking modern Hebrew dies. Itamar Ben-Avi was son of Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the founder of the …

File:Itamar Ben-Avi 1933.jpgItamar Ben-Avi

From Wikipedia, Itamar Ben-Avi (Also Ittamar, Hebrew: איתמר בן אב”י‎; born Ben-Zion Ben-Yehuda, בן-ציון בן-יהודה on 31 July 1882, died 8 April 1943) was the son of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Eliezer is credited with reviving the Hebrew language and brought up Itamar to be the first native speaker of what would become Modern Hebrew. Ben-Avi worked as a journalist (starting with his father’s newspaper HaZvi), and as a Zionist activist. Ben-Zion grew up speaking modern Hebrew with his parents, making him the first native speaker of the Hebrew language in over a thousand years. When he was very young,  Photo by Wikipedia  Read More Button--orange

This Day in Jewish History / Pivotal figure in sensationalist US journalism is born

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This Day in Jewish History / Pivotal figure in sensationalist U.S. journalism is born. Walter Winchell’s name may have been forgotten but he attracted …
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Kosher BBQ Competition

Andy Groneman and Mendel Segal were here with more on the inaugural Kosher BBQ Competition — which is similar to any other BBQ competition, but all smokers and utensils will be provided to the competing teams to abide by kosher rules.

Keeping it Kosher in LA’s Kosher Corridor: Soul Food

In this episode of Soul Food, our host Kiran Deol heads over to LA’s Kosher Corridor to get wise to the ways one can keep it kosher. She gets schooled by the local butcher, and discovers that today’s kosher food and drink is much more than just matzo balls and sweet, syrupy wine. Kosher cuisine can be contemporary, or really any style of food—be it burritos or a lamb belly “bacon” sandwich with homemade sriracha—as long as one follows strict kosher guidelines. Kiran’s exploration of where the spirit meets the stomach ends with an insightful invite for a Friday night sampling of a Shabbat dinner.

14 Years to the Sbarro Attack

09.08.2015
A father lost his son, children lost their parents, a husband lost his pregnant wife. 14 years ago today, a suicide bomber murdered 15 civilians who were enjoying lunch at the Sbarro pizzeria in the middle of Jerusalem. May their memory be a blessing.

World Kosher BBQ Championship

The 23rd Annual ASBEE World Kosher BBQ Championship took place on September 18, 2011 in Memphis, TN, and JTA was there.

BBQ Competition Takes a Kosher Twist

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A BBQ competition with no pork?!?! There are only a handful of kosher BBQ’s around the country, but of course Kansas City has the first sanctioned kosher BBQ contest. Jewish and non-Jewish BBQ teams faced off in overland park on Sunday for first place and some bragging rights. Jimmy Nickel’s ‘Full House BBQ’ team took those bragging rights, but all competitors got to sample a different flavor of BBQ competition.

Camp Romimu Welcomes Torah Umesorah Moetzes Hagedolim

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Maccabi Games 2015, Chess competitions

06.08.2015 14. European Maccabi Games from July 27, 2015 to August 5, 2015 in Berlin.

Maccabi Europe 2015, Igor Kirman (USA) v. Pavel Rubin (CZE)

06.08.2015 Teams Event, game 3

EMG Maccabi Games – Maccabi bikers bring in fire – Opening Ceremony Berlin 28.07.2015

03.08.2015 The Maccabi bikers carried the Maccabi fire all the way from Israel to Berlin on their motor bikes through many different European countries including passing by the Auschwitz determination camp in Poland. The fire itself was enlighted by a member of the Glickman family. The sprinter Marty Glickman was prevented by U.S. track officials from competing at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin 79 years ago because he was Jewish.

Team Dallas entrance at JCC Maccabi Games Opening Ceremony, Dallas 2015

03.08.2015 Moody Coliseum at SMU #DallasMaccabi #GameOnYall #Maccabi2015

Jewop Zemer Noga Maccabi Games Opening Ceremonies August 2, 2015

04.08.2015 Jewop A Cappella performing Zemer Noga at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2015 Maccabi Games at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Karli Ward interview by Jacob Harris & Oren Ederi

04.08.2015 Star Reporters Jacob Harris & Oren Ederi interview Assistant JCC Maccabi Games Director Karli Ward

Waking Up Jewish In Vietnam

<pWho calls the shots? Captain Zvi Webb shares an anecdote about finding his Jewish path while serving as a soldier in the Vietnam War. Zvi Webb joined the US Army to serve his country. There were many challenges, and with HaShem’s help, he prevailed very well. Chabad Center of Sudbury, January, 2012. Read his book “Loyal Soldier” for more details.

Krula Camp Tish B’Av Play: Churban Habayis

28.07.2015 צפו בפעילות המיוחדת במחנה ‘נחלת צבי’ קראלי שבהרי הקטסקיל שם למדו התלמידים באופן חי ומוחשי על סדר העבודה שהיה בזמן שבית המקדש היה קיים: בעוד הילדים ה”כהנים” עסוקים בעבודה בהדלקת המנורה והקרבת הקרבנות, הגיעו הילדים ה”רומאים” והציתו אש בכותל העזרה שנשרף עד היסוד. ה”גולים” ישבו לארץ ובכו על החורבן וכל המשתתפים במחנה נמס לבבם לנוכח המחזה שהטעימם מעין הצער הגדול שהיה בעת חורבן הבית Tu B’Av From Wikipedia, Tu B’Av (Hebrew: ט”ו באב, the fifteenth of the month Av) is a minor Jewish holiday. In modern-day Israel, it is celebrated as a holiday of love (Hebrew: חג האהבה‎, Hag HaAhava), similar to Valentine’s Day.[1] It has been said to be a “great day for weddings” According to the Mishna, Tu B’Av was a joyous holiday in the days of the Temple in Jerusalem, marking the beginning of the grape harvest. Yom Kippur marked the end of the grape harvest. On both dates, the unmarried girls of Jerusalem dressed in white garments, which they borrowed,[2] and went out to dance in the vineyards (Babylonian Talmud, tractate Ta’anit 30b-31a).[3] That same section in the Talmud states that there were no holy days as happy for the Jews as Tu B’Av and Yom Kippur.[4] The holiday celebrated the wood-offering brought in the temple (see Nehemiah 10:35). Josephus refers to it as the Feast of Xylophory (“Wood-bearing”).[5] Photo by Wikipedia read more… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tu_B%27Av


Hasidic Nigun ~ MelavehMalka ~ י”ט באב ~ {MINOR} Qanun & Guitar

Jammin on Motzaei Shabbat – 08/09/09 Maury Epstein, Guitar – Aaron Hai, Qanun

שולי רנד – סגולה

“Jewish Valentines Day” – Tu B’Av Boat Party on Shalom TV

Jewish singles cruise around the Hudson in search of their perfect mate, on a love boat sponsored by http://www.isramerica.com. A Shalom TV extra for Valentines Day!

Tu B`Av – O amor está no ar

Charleston in Tel Aviv Yafo – Dizengoff Square – celebrating Tu B’Av

I Charleston Tel Aviv – סווינג

שיעור דבר מלכות לנשים – פרשת דברים, תשעה באב

Andrea Grinberg Tisha B’Av – My Birthday & A Day of Dischord

23.07.2015

This is israel (In 60 Seconds)

23.07.2015

This is Israel: a fast-paced view of a fast-paced nation, that also knows how to relax and have fun. Blessed with beautiful landscapes, life in Israel is jam-packed with energizing events, cutting-edge technologies and exciting people. From parties to prayers, beaches to bicycles, visitors to Israel can look forward to an unforgettable experience… and great food.

The last Tisha B’Av in Tears

23.07.2015

Dr Maurice Mizrahi – The secrets of Jewish survival (Tish’a b’Av)

22.07.2015 A few days from now is Tish’a b’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. Many catastrophes befell the Jews on that day, the Ninth of Av, including the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem. Each of these tragedies, by itself, could have led to the disappearance of Judaism. But none did. Why? What made the Jews survive as a distinct people, when so many other civilizations have disappeared? [captions available — click on “cc”]

Orthodox Jews Taking Jiu Jitsu Lessons for Self Defense

21.07.2015 A new version of martial arts is being taught to and practiced by Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. CBS2’s Scott Rapoport talked to a man who has been called the “most dangerous Jew in NYC” — Although you wouldn’t know it by looking at him. Former NYC probation officers and Washington Heights native Steve Isaak, 67, has developed a personalized style of martial arts called Shima Juijitsu. He’s been teaching it for more than 40 years to a devoted following of the city’s most observant, Orthodox Jews, in a Brighton Beach studio. Part of his mission is for it to be self-defense from anti-semetism. “Everyone need self-defense but they need it more than most, based on the history of Jewish people,” Isaak said. His students come in all shapes, sizes, ages and sexes. There are women, too, who want to learn to defend themselves — like Chavi Charlap. And what does she get from the class? “I get confidence,” Charlap replied. Because they are Orthodox, the women train separately from the men. And though touching is traditionally verboten, some of his female students permit it during training, saying Isaak’s classes are conducted with respect to their Orthodox values. “If I’m in a life threatening situation and because of this I can save my life and other lives then it’s definitely worth it,” Charlap said. Isaak turned to martial arts as a young, 12-year-old boy after he says he was beaten up by two older kids. By the time he got to college, he was teaching self-defense. He opened his own martial arts school shortly after that. Isaak says the secret and power of Shima Juijitsu is that you don’t have to be athletic or powerful. That it is based on efficiency, not strength, Rapoport reported. The cerebral Sensai says he teaches his students a series of moves that can deflect and derail an attacker. His student Rabbi David Goldshyn with the Jewish Center Of Brighton Beach says it’s effective and necessary. “You don’t want to get into a fight every two seconds,” Goldshyn said. “But you also want to have the confidence that if something happens you can protect yourself.” Through the years, Isaak says he’s taught Shima Juijitsu to cops, prosecutors, judges and even some in Israel’s defense forces. Isaak says he now now lives in Myrtle Beach, but comes back to Brighton Beach every two weeks for 5 days at a time to teach his Orthodox students. He says his students demand it.

IMAGINE – The Israeli version

22.06.2015

Howard Sterns Daughter Observes Shabbat

09.07.2015 The story of Howard Stern’s daughter was published by jewinthecity.com. Allison’s interview with Emily Stern brought this wonderful story to public attention.

Strictly Kosher series

All rights belong to ITV. The Jewish community in Manchester is a kaleidoscope of tradition, religion and extravagance. This documentary film opens a window into their lives and shows a wide variety of ritual and celebrations. Strictly Kosher, filmed, produced and directed by Chris Malone, revolves around three families and their friends and paints a colourful picture of the juxtaposition between the many different personalities and levels of religious observance in Manchester’s Jewish community. It offers an insight into lifestyles which range from one extreme — traditional and strict – to the other — modern and extravagant – but are bound together by one faith. The film follows Bernette Clarke, a very lively and modern Orthodox Jewish mother of three. Bernette talks openly about her faith, explains the traditional approach her family has to the Sabbath and other Jewish festivals, and offers her views on the wider Jewish community. Joel Lever and his wife Joanne also allow the cameras into their lives. Joel’s family are traditionally Jewish by birth, but he admits they are not very religious. Joel puts his all into his fashion boutique ‘Mon Amie’ which is frequented by the Jewish ladies of Prestwich — by making the Jewish women the talk of the town, he feels he is serving the local community. 83-year-old Jack Aizenberg tells the ultimate rags to riches story. He was just eleven years old at the outbreak of the Second World War and his family were killed in Belzec Extermination camp in 1942 when he was just 14. Against the odds Jack survived and made his way to Manchester, England in 1945. Jack feels that religion is not as important as basic common humanity and does not practice all the requirements of the Jewish faith, but he’s a celebrated survivor venerated by the Jewish community in Manchester. Having made a successful career in the luggage trade, Jack is thrilled to have the money to throw his grandson a lavish Bar Mitzvah — a special moment caught on camera.

מושיק עפיה – רק זכרונות האלבום המלא

28.03.2015 רק זכרונות האלבום המלא משנת 2015 של מושיק עפיה

אייל גולן בסוף כל יום האלבום המלא

28.03.2015 האלבום המלא של מלך הבלדות אייל גולן

Moshav Band @ Mekor Habracha, Philadelphia 2011-02-09t12 Higher And Higher

אוסף הלהיטים של מזרחית זה להיט 2015

17.04.2015 בחסות מזרחית זה להיט: https://www.facebook.com/MizrahitZeLahit רשימת השירים: 1.שישי בצהריים

סט קיץ מזרחית dj stav fadida

14.04.2015

JamShalom & Phishalom Summer ’15 Fundraiser

12.05.2015

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4,000 years ago the father and mother of all Spirituality, Abraham and Sarah, set up the first JamShalom tent in the crossroads of ancient Canaan. Three Holy Chillers stopped by their tent for some great food and great company (and rumor has it that they also jammed up a storm), and the rest is history. Fast-forward to 1965: The Grateful Dead are born, and holy chilling tents are suddenly popping up on every crossroads across the country. Jump 44 more years to 2009, and PHISHalom sets up its first tent on Phish-Lot, bringing together the ancient Jewish traditions of hospitality and good food, joined with the love and family we first encountered on Dead-Lot. Six years later, and PHISHalom and JamShalom have become a familiar home to hundreds of fans at Phish concerts and music festivals, and the Golden Shore has become a regular destination for Holy Chillers who find their way to Israel. Look for us on the road at your favorite concerts and festivals this summer, and stop by for a holy chill, some great food, an open jam, and endless friendship

Family visit yanky in golani and make bbq for the soldiers

21.06.2015

פתח ליבך (הקליפ הרשמי) לזכרם של אייל יפרח, נפתלי פרנקל וגיל-עד שער

19.04.2015 הקליפ לשיר “פתח ליבך”, בהשתתפות חבריהם לישיבה של הנערים החטופים ומשפחות הנערים, רואה אור לראשונה. הקליפ מלווה את המסע שעברו בחודשים שחלפו מאז החטיפה, משפחות הנערים החטופים, חבריהם לישיבה ועם ישראל כולו. דוד ד’אור, כותב ומלחין השיר: “פחות משנה חלפה מאז נעתקה נשימתו של עם שלם. עם שלם התפלל כאיש אחד לשובם הביתה בשלום. נפלה בחלקי הזכות ליטול חלק בהנצחת אותה תחושת האחדות, תפילת הרבים של העם וזיכרונם הברוך של שלושת הנערים”. http://makorchaim.org

17th of Tammuz – Complete Connection – Torah Insights

http://www.naaleh.com By Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller On the 17th of Tammuz five horrible events occurred in Jewish history. One of these events was the chat ha’agel, the sin of the golden calf. A calf symbolizes the power of the people- the Jewish people were essentially worshiping themselves. From here we learn how to have a complete connection with Hashem, G-d. For more inspiring Torah classes visit http://www.naaleh.com.

Jay Leno’s Serious Appreciation for Israel

22.06.2015 Comedic giant and TV superstar Jay Leno, on his second trip to Israel to MC the prestigious Genesis Award ceremony, makes VOI’s Molly Livingstone laugh. Seriously.

Cantor Concert Special

Hollywood in the Holy City

22.06.2015 What do Natalie Portman and Richard Gere have in common? Both have recently filmed in Jerusalem. Yes, with the help of the Jerusalem Film and TV Fund, the entertainment industry is finding a new home in modern Jerusalem and booming here. VOI’s Molly Livingstone is joined in-studio by its director, Yoram Honig, to hear about the latest screen magic occurring in the heart of the holy city; collaborations with some of the biggest film companies; future opportunities; and the plan to build the largest sound stage in the Middle East in Jerusalem by 2020, adding a whole new dimension to the city as we know it.

Chukat 5775 – Mrs. Batya Weinberg

22.06.2015

Being A Part Of The Story

19.06.2015 A special presentation in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, the anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing. breakingnews-jlife3  breakingnews-jfrance2   breakingnews-jgerman2

Farewell to Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2014

2014 brought the winds of war to our region, throwing a shadow over the festival that threated to unravel the delicate fabric and ideals upon which it is based. But despite this, international and local artists came to Jerusalem imbued with a sense of commitment and a renewed belief in the message that calls on the Middle East’ peoples to open their hearts and allow music to unite us. In what is now an annual tradition, the festival offers unique experiences that bring together international and Israeli artists in performances under a canopy of stars, opposite Jerusalem’s ancient walls and in houses of prayer. Each year we invite audiences to take part in “A Night Stroll,” a magical white night at the Tower of David comprising performances, ceremonies, some whispering and a series of “Testimony Encounters” — guided tours that trace the sacred sounds that play year-round in Jerusalem.

Samarkand Live at the Sufi Festival

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Rabbi Lau 2015 March of the Living Speech

23.04.2015 The annual March of the Living program brings thousands of young people from around the world each year on Holocaust Remembrance Day to Auschwitz-Birkenau to honour the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and to pledge to build a better world for all humanity.

Introductory Melodies, Aviva Rajsky, Tom Bellman, Chanan Elias, 2015 March of the Living

23.04.2015 Aviva Rajsky, Vocals, Tom Bellman, Guitar, Chanan Elias Keyboard (Vocals on Ki Maolam), Janet Orenstein Violin (Oifen Pripachek)

Emil Zrihan and Yossi Fine Live at JSMF 2014


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מושיק עפי Moshik Afia

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DJ Asaf Gez | DJ’s סט לתחרות

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Neshama Carlebach “Esso Ennai”

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Mally Mazal-Davidoff. Jewish Life in Pre-State Israel

09.06.2015 Mally Mazal-Davidoff was born to a family of Yemenite and Sephardic Jews who lived in Jerusalem for more than five generations. Born in the East Jerusalem village of Kfar Hashiloach, present day “Silwan”, she recalls her memories of Arab – Jewish relations in pre-State Israel. She vividly remember the Hebron Massacre, Yom Kippur at the Kotel, and the Old City of Jerusalem in the 1930s and 40s.

Jewish Life at Northeastern Hillel

10.06.2015 We asked Northeastern students to tell us about their Hillel experience. Check out what they had to say!

Stuart Klein – OFJCC President’s Award Honoree

10.06.2015 The Oshman Family JCC is pleased to present Stuart Klein with the first ever President’s Award for his outstanding service to the Jewish Community in the Bay area and his key role in the founding of the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Thank you Stuart!

Arutz Sheva TV @ Celebrate Israel 2015

31.05.2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com

You Will Never Look at Israel the Same Again

28.05.2015 When a second earthquake hit Nepal, Israel sent another rescue team into the devastated areas. Some of the best rescue units in the world from the Israeli army were deployed to a nation halfway around the world. Discover why Israel invests its resources to help men, women, and children in other nations.

Religious Jewish youth revel to singer, Edon, at Israel Day Concert in NYC Central Park

01.06.2015 http://JooTube.TV Affiliated, observant Jewish young people revel to EDON at Israel Day Concert in NYC Central Park, 2013.

Edon – Imagine – Jewish Justin Bieber – http://www.ncsy.org

12-year-old “Jewish Justin Bieber” Edan Pinchot sings for NCSY’s annual auction. Support the Jewish future and win amazing prizes, go to http://www.ncsy.org

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Jerusalem Day, 2015: Rightful Owners of the Temple Mount

17.05.2015 The holiday known as ‘Jerusalem Day’ is observed in Israel every year on the Hebrew date of Iyar 28 – the day corresponding with June 7th, 1967 on which the city of Jerusalem was liberated and united by the paratrooper brigade of the Israel Defense Forces in the Six Day War. 48 years later to the day, on May 17th, 2015, a crowd numbering 1,000 Jews converged at the gate of the Temple Mount, eager to ascend the mountain in joyous acknowledgment of the miraculous return of the city to Jewish sovereignty and in fulfillment of the Biblical commandment to revere the place of the Holy Temple. Most of all, they came to pray at the holy site. The discriminatory practices and self-styled, anti-democratic ‘rules’ of the police prevented Jewish prayer, but once again fully allowed the demonic incitement of crowds of Muslim thugs and mercenaries who dogged every step of the Jewish pilgrims on the Mount and generally did their best to cause the Jews misery. And while the Jewish worshipers waited on line in the sun for as long as three hours for a chance to ascend even briefly on this special day, many were turned away in disappointment. But the Jews who gathered that morning at the Mugrabi Gate waiting to ascend to the Temple Mount had the honor of welcoming and hearing a hero in their midst: renowned Torah scholar Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, founder and president of the Temple Institute, was himself an IDF paratrooper who fought for the liberation of the Temple Mount on this very day, 48 years ago. The rabbi addressed the enthusiastic crowd and spoke of his experiences as a soldier in this very spot on that fateful day. Rabbi Ariel recalled his fallen comrades who gave their lives for the return of the Temple Mount to the Jewish people, and encouraged the assembled to continue in the heroes’ footsteps by demonstrating Jewish presence and rightful ownership of the Mount.

Rabbi Shmuley’s Address at Jerusalem Day Celebrations

18.05.2015 A Part of Rabbi Shmuley’s Address at Jerusalem Day Celebrations Attended by PM Netanyahu and Naftali Bennett

Happy Jerusalem Day 2015

18.05.2015

Jerusalem of Gold – Yerushalayim shel Zahav -Ofra Haza- with English Lyrics

“Jerusalem of Gold” (Hebrew: ירושלים של זהב‎, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav) is a popular Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer in 1967. The original song described the Jewish people’s 2000-year longing to return to Jerusalem; Shemer added a final verse after the Six-Day War to celebrate Jerusalem’s unification under Israeli control. At that time, the Old City was under Jordanian rule; Jews had been barred from entering, and many holy sites had been desecrated. Only three weeks after the song was published, the Six-Day War broke out. The song was the battle cry and morale booster of the Israeli troops. Shemer even sang it for them before the war and festival, making them among the first in the world to hear it. On 7 June, the Israel Defense Forces captured the eastern part of Jerusalem and the Old City from the Jordanians. When Shemer heard the paratroopers singing “Jerusalem of Gold” at the Western Wall, she wrote a final verse, reversing the phrases of lamentation found in the second verse. The line about shofars sounding from the Temple Mount is a reference to an event that actually took place on 7 June. This beautiful version is from the late OFRA HAZA.

Jerusalem Day 2015

17.05.2015 Damascus Gate, May 17, 2015 17:45 p.m

Jerusalem Day dancing @ Downtown Jerusalem

17.05.2015

Jerusalem Day Cotel 2015

17.05.2015

Israel Day Concert 2015 promo

מירון התשע”ה – אלי אביב ONE

The Festival of Shavuot

Intimately connected to the land of Israel, Shavuot is the festival of the bringing of the first-fruits to the Holy Temple. Shavuot is also the anniversary of the Sinai revelation and the receiving of Torah by Israel, and since the destruction of the Holy Temple the emphasis of Shavuot has been Torah study. Ultimately, Torah study and the bringing of the first-fruits are both expressions of the centrality of Torah in our lives. When we build the Holy Temple we best exemplify the fulfillment of Torah in this world by the bringing of the first-fruits.

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Daily Rebbe Video

Watch: Special Lag Ba’Omer Program on Arutz Sheva

06.05.2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com

Lag BaOmer Over Meah Shearim | IsraelByDrone.com [4K] צילום אווירי של מאה שערים בל”ג בעומר

07.05.2015 On the eve of Lag BaOmer, the streets of Jerusalem and most other cities in Israel come alight in the magical glow of the bonfire meduras. We put together a short clip of mesmerizing footage from the heart of Meah Shearim, from Toldos Aharon, Breslov, and Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok.

‫באיאן מירון ל”ג בעומר תשע”ה – Boyan Bonfire in Miron on Lag Bi’Omer 2015

06.05.2015 אירוע ההדלקה המרכזי והראשון במתחם הרשב”י במירון, היה של חסידות באיאן. כ”ק האדמו”ר עלה על גג הציון, להדלקה המסורתית, ומסביבו החסידים הנעימו בזמירות ובריקודים. אלפי עיניים היו נשואות לעבר כ”ק האדמו”ר, כשהוא מתכונן ומכוון כוונות ארוכות ברגעים שלפני ההדלקה.

-ל״ג בעומר תשע״ה במירון – קבר הרשב״י חסידים רוקדים בטרנס אדיר את ״אדונינו בר-יוחאי״ לקולות תזמורת קר

Lag Baomer Efrat Israel 2015 ל”ג בעומר אפרת ישראל

06.05.2015

Sights And Sounds lag BaOmer At Yeshiva Veretsky

07.05.2015 05.06.201 Brooklyn,NY

תהלוכת לג בעומר – כפר חב”ד תשע”ה

07.05.2015

ואמרתם כל לחי רבי שמעון בר יוחאי – ישראל דגן.

לכבוד התנא רבי שמעון בר יוחאי זיע”א ישראל דגן. הועלה בל”ג בעומר התשע”א

Lag B’omer in Meron 2012 “AMAZING FOOTAGE” ל״ג בעומר במירון תשע״ב

Lag Baomer~

Lag Baomer 5770

Lag Baomer

Nigun “Sheyiboneh” sung @ a lag Baomer parade with the Lubavitcher Rebbe

From Living Torah (Volume 47, Episode 185) http://www.livingtorah.org

La Gran Fogata de Lag BaOmer en Jerusalén / Rabino Shalom Arush y Rab Yonatán D. Galed

Una exclusiva oportunidad para experimentar la alegría y la energía de la celebración de Lag BaOmer con el Rabino Shalom Arush, autor del gran éxito En el Jardín de la Fe, y el Rab Yonatan D. Galed, Director de ‘Breslev Español’, en la Yeshivá Jut shel Jesed – Hilo de Bondad, en Jerusalén. Lag BaOmer es una celebración en honor del gran Justo de la época de la Mishná, el Rabí Shimon Bar Yojai, autor del sagrado libro del Zohar. Cada año, en esta misma fecha, agradecemos por la Luz que llegó, a través de Rabí Shimon Bar Yojai, al mundo entero y al Pueblo de Israel en especial. ¡Que lo disfruten!

Lag Baomer 5774 With Toldos Aharon Rebbe In Miron

Lag Baomer 5774 With Toldos Aharon Rebbe In Miron

lag baomer – מראות ההוד מלג בעומר הילולת רבי שמעון בר יוחאי

מראות ההוד מלג בעומר כש מאות אלפי יהודים היתרפקו על הציון הקדוש ובאו מכל רחבי העולם לציון הקדוש להישתתף בשמחה.

ריקוד הבקבוקים במירון

Prominent NY Rabbi Arthur Schneier Honored With Papal Knighthood

03.05.2015 Lenny Bruce famously said that even a Catholic in New York is Jewish, but that didn’t stop one of the city’s most prominent Jewish leaders from accepting a touch of the Holy See on Monday. Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Manhattan’s Park East Synagogue was knighted and made a member of the Papal Order of St. Sylvester at a ceremony on the Upper East Side, joining luminaries such as industrialist Oskar Schindler and comedian Bob Hope who have held the title. “It’s Pope Francis’ very touching and tender way of confirming [Rabbi Schneier] and the good works that he’s done on behalf of religious freedom, international peace and justice,” said longtime pal and neighbor Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The cardinal grinned broadly as he pinned the order’s gold cross to the 84-year-old Holocaust survivor’s lapel. “It’s an honor.” During his career, Rabbi Schneier campaigned vigorously alongside other faith leaders for greater religious freedom and tolerance, as well as helping to build ties between Jews and Roman Catholics following World War II. “In 1965, in the height of religious persecution in the Soviet Union, I mobilized with Robert Kennedy religious leaders of all faiths in an appeal to our first religious freedom mission to Moscow, but via Rome,” Rabbi Schneier said. “We need to strive together…for a world of mutual acceptance—not tolerance, acceptance.” Rabbi Schneier has been associated with the Park East Synagogue since 1962. After the ceremony, the new knight shared a Champagne toast with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Mayor David Dinkins and former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, as well as half a dozen of the city’s most prominent religious leaders. “I’m here to pay tribute to a dear friend and a good leader,” Dr. Kissinger said. “He’s contributed to the solution of one our great problems,” promoting peace between the major world faiths. The knighthood, which may be bestowed on Catholics and non-Catholics alike, is intended to honor significant contributions to humanity. The ancient order’s origin is somewhat murky, though it apparently was first intended to honor lay Catholics who showed intense devotion to the church. In 1905, Pope Pius X changed the Order of St. Sylvester to include non-Catholic honorees, separating it from the so-called Golden Militia, of which it had previously been a part. In addition to the gold cross, the official St. Sylvester regalia includes a red-and-black uniform and a sword. “You mentioned about my getting a sword? I have a problem with a sword, though,” Rabbi Schneier insisted. “I’m for peace!” “Turn it into a plowshare,” Cardinal Dolan suggested.

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ever wanted to learn how to wrap tefillin? CHABAD.ORG

21.04.2015 CHABAD.ORG

Lubavitcher Rebbe visits Camp Gan Yisroel in 1960

Lubavitcher Rebbe visits Camp Gan Yisroel, Swan Lake, NY in 1960. Compiled from individual shots taken from a recently scanned 16MM film that was photographed by Rabbi Yosef Goldstein. Our thanks to the family for letting us enjoy these treasures.

Holocaust Concert Shanghai

Jerry Silverman on L’Chayim

20.10.2014 The President CEO of the JFNA (Jewish Federations of North A clip-Rivlin2 24Jewish Video Jewish Clip of the Day ! Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin ordered the President’s Residence to Chabad emissaries’ children in Nepal , Part 2 Section on the right side,President Reuven “Ruby” Rivlin,., Great Videos Selection yomyeru   24Jewish Video Jewish Clip of the Day ! 100,000 Jews Celebrate the Liberation of the Old City on Yom Yerushalayim at the Kotel, Part 2 Section on the right side,Israel Defense Forces,., Great Videos Selection Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) in Israel Sun May 17 2015 Yom Yerushalayim, also known as Jerusalem Day, commemorates Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967. This day begins on 28th day of the month of Iyyar in the Hebrew calendar.

Jerusalem Day

From Wikipedia Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים‎, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalemand the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to mark the regaining of access to the Western Wall.[1] While the day has lost its significance for most secular Israelis,[2][3][4] the day is still very much celebrated by Israel’s Religious Zionist community[5][6] with parades and additional prayers in the synagogue.Photo by Wikipedia Read More Button--orange

Brothers in arms IDF

This is an eye-watering video made by the IDF spokes person in dedication to the thousands of soldiers fighting everyday to protect the lives of the Israeli civilians from the terrorists who wish to end them.

Cantor Ushi Blumenberg Yedidim Choir – Yismechu | חזן אשר בלומנברג וידידים – ישמחו

26.04.2015 Talented cantor Ushi Blumenberg performing “Yismechu” composed by the great jewish cantor, the world famous Yosele Roanblatt, backed by Yedidim Choir, Masterly arranged and conducted by Tzvi Blumenfeld at a recent event in Brooklyn, NY.

Yom HaZikaron – IDF Maj (res) Aviv Wishkovsky at Mount Herzl 21.04.2015 In this moving video, filmed at Israel’s national cemetery on Mt. Herzl, Maj (res) Aviv Wishkovsky talks about about the young people buried there, who died defending the State of Israel and what their sacrifice means to him, to the young people who wear the uniform of the IDF today and to all of the people of Israel.

Remember Me – תזכרו אותי

Remember Me – The Israeli version. הקליפ הזה מוקדש לכל חיילי צה”ל וכוחות הביטחון באהבה ובהערכה רבה.

Once a Bedouin, now an Israeli Diplomat

25.04.2015 An Israeli Bedouin Sheikh tells INN TV that he is of Jewish descent. Historian claims most Bedouin, Arabs in Israel are Jewish. This programme looks at the Bedouin lifestyle, loyalty to the military and we’ll also be looking at the growing threat of the Israeli Apartheid Week with it’s sole purpose to demonise and delegitim. These are the original inhabitants of the land. visit to watch and purchase documentaries on these amazing people. Bawsani and other yemeni silver designed rings make a delicate addition to any antique jewellery collection.

Parshat Tazria-Metzorah – A Blessing in Disguise – Margot Reinstein, NJ & Upstate NY and NCSY Give

22.04.2015 Would a world with tzara’at really be so bad? Margot Reinstein, a former advisor from Upstate NY and NJ NCSY, and a former bus head of NCSY GIVE, shares some important thoughts about the different forms of tzara’at, seeing spots, and what it all has to do with Yom Ha’Atzmaut and the Land of Israel.

Mt. Herzl

22.04.2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com

The Walking Dead

23.04.2015 Oorah’s thought-provoking “Thursday-Thought” series continues with a look at the Torah portion of the week, Parshas Tazria-Metzora, featuring TorahMates coordinator Mrs Sarah Feldman. Short and to the point, guaranteed to fill your week with inspiration.

ערב חדש – 21.04.2015 – תכנית מלאה

21.04.2015 ערב יום הזיכרון לחללי צה”ל ופעולות איבה ולקראת יום העצמאות ה-67, ראיון טלוויזיוני ראשון עם האלוף הפורש גרשון הכהן; פרופ’ שמחה גולדין, אביו של סגן הדר גולדין ז”ל, מספר על הבן שנהרג במבצע ‘צוק איתן’, על החיים עם השכול, הציפיה להחזרת גופתו שנמצאת כנראה בידי החמאס ועל הערכים שלאורם חינך את ילדיו, כולם קצינים בצה”ל.

הפלמ”חניק האחרון: סרן עמרי טל ז”ל </h1

20.04.2015 סרן עמרי טל ז”ל, מפקד מחלקת הסיור בגדוד 53 חטיבה 188 בשריון, נפל במבצע ‘צוק איתן’ ב- 31.7.2014 כתוצאה מפגיעת פצצת פצמ”ר בחבל אשכול. עמרי אהב בני אדם, אהב את הארץ ואת המדינה, היה אדם צנוע בעל חיוך מאיר. בסרט זה מנסים בני משפחתו לשמר את זכרו ולספר עליו כך שייחודיותו תהא צרובה בליבנו.

Pesach 5775 In Vien

18.04.2015 Pesach 5775 In Vien

Skver Rebbe Counting The Omer Pesach 5775

18.04.2015 Skver Rebbe Counting The Omer Pesach 5775

HATIKVAH FROM YOM HA’ATZMAUT 67

How different from this time yesterday…

22.04.2015 Ceremony to mark the end of Yom Hazikaron and the beginning of Yom Haatzmaut begins in Israel…

BREATHTAKING, MUST WATCH….

22.04.2015 This truly is a must watch video from the Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremony (Dedicated to all the haters out there, you know who you are!)

יום העצמאות ה67 – Yom Ha’atzmaut

21.04.2015 This year Israel is celebrating its 67th Independence Day. In this video we’ve collected our aerial video excerpts of this beautiful land, made during the year. Congrats to all the Israelis! Phantom 2, ZenmuseH3-3D and GoPro Hero 4 Black.

Yom Ha’atzmaut 5775 – The Rt. Hon Theresa May Home Secretary

23.04.2015 22nd April 2015 – Yom Ha’atzmaut 5775 , London.

Yom Ha’atzmaut 5775 Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

Popular Hallel & Yom Ha’atzmaut videos

Maariv and Hallel with Jonny Turgel – Bnei Akiva Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut 2012

Yom Hazikaron יום הזיכרון

Bnei Akiva Chinuch Channel

The IDF Has Your Back!

19.04.2015 Soldiers from the Golani Brigade help a member of their community work out. Our soldiers always push themselves be the best they can be!

Ahoy! 12 Hours Aboard the IDF’s INS Degel

31.03.2015 An in-depth look at what goes on behind the scenes on the INS Degel, a Dvora-class patrol ship based out of Haifa.

יום העצמאת בהופ! – תוכניות ברצף לילדים

12.04.2015 בואו לחגוג את יום ההולדת למדינת ישראל עם ערוץ הופ! – שירים ותוכניות לילדים ברצף לחג העצמאות. עצמאות בהופ! ערוץ הופ! – “לגדול בידיים טובות” – תוכניות חינוכיות מובחרות מהארץ ומהעולם, עם דגש על הפעלה יצירתית לילדים.

The Rabbi And The Gypsy Lady – Ayeh (HD)

11.04.2015 The incredible duo The Rabbi and The Gypsy Lady performing on the street in Kikar Tzion in Jerusalem.

Life In Israel

Symphonies for IDF Soldiers,,, Avi Pilcer

PM Netanyahu at Mimouna Celebrations

11.04.2015 ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו ורעייתו הגברת שרה נתניהו משתתפים בחגיגת המימונה באור עקיבא. וידאו: לע”מ

Yom Hashoah Message

11.04.2015 A short and moving message by Rabbi Benji Levy to mark the occasion of Yom Hashoah.

Yom Hashoah 2015 – JBS Programming Preview

10.04.2015 Check http://www.jbstv.org for details.

Buchenwald: 70th anniversary of Nazi concentration camp’s liberation

11.04.2015 Survivors and veterans have been gathering at what was Buchenwald Concentration Camp

70 años de la liberación de Buchenwald

11.04.2015 El 11 de abril de 1945 los 21 000 presos del campo de concentración de Buchenwald, ubicado cerca de Weimar, fueron liberados por el ejército estadounidense. Más de 56 000 personas fueron asesinadas en este infierno circundado de alambradas.

Thousands attend inter-faith march in Brussels

16.03.2015 Around 5,000 people gathered in the centre of Brussels on Sunday to participate in a march calling for peace and tolerance between religious faiths.

Seder Table for Missing Israelis

01.04.2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com

The Jerusalem Opera Festival June 2015

08.02.2015 L’eliser d’amore will be performed in Jerusalem’s Sultan’s Pool. The magnificent backdrop of the Old City, set the ideal tone for this breathtaking opera. june 24-28, 2015 For more information: http://www.jerusalem-opera.com

Israel’s President Shimon Peres in the The Norwegian Nobel Institute

14.05.2014 Israel’s President Shimon Peres was on a state visit to Norway 12 and 13 May 2014. He gave an interview at The Norwegian Nobel Institute. Recording by Med Israel for fred, http://www.miff.no, the largest pro-Israel website in Scandinavia.

Israeli Female Jumper Wins Bronze in Prague

17.03.2015 Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko became the first Israeli woman to win a medal at the European Indoor Championships in Prague. http://goo.gl/KKzGje For more news and videos: http://www.jerusalemonline.com/

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Israel housing crisis protest Revolution Rothchild Tel Aviv מאבק האוהלים ברוטשליד

שניאור שיף

A new anti-Semitism? Why thousands of Jewish citizens are leaving France

Some Jewish citizens in France say there is a rising tide of a new, more dangerous anti-Semitism in the country. In turn, thousands are leaving for Israel and other countries. In an effort to reassure Jewish people in France that they are safe, the government has taken strict measures against anti-Semitic demonstrations. Special correspondent Martin Seemungal reports.

Why have anti-Semitic attacks on French Jews nearly doubled in one year?

08.02.2015 Last month’s terror attack at a Kosher supermarket in Paris called attention to rising anti-Semitism in France. This week, attackers slashed three soldiers guarding a Jewish community center in Nice. French authorities believe a small number of radicalized young men from North Africa are responsible for a disproportio

Historic Practice Passover Offering

30.03.2015 A FILM OF THE PRACTICE PASSOVER OFFERING THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE CONDUCTS UNPRECEDENTED PASSOVER OFFERING PRACTICE DRILL As reported earlier, in preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover, this past Wednesday (5 Nisan – 25 March) the ‘Priestly Training Academy’ established by the Temple Institute held a Passover offering

תרגול קרבן פסח תשע”ה – Korban Pesach 5775

01.04.2015 צולם על ידי LiveGiving TV http://video.livegiving.tv/ 02-6246460 צילום אירועים עסקיים ופרטיים ושידור חי באינטרנט Shmuel Benhamou עורך: מתניה אליה בן חמו

Memorial Ceremony for Mrs. Maria Finkle z”l. March 15, 2015: Rabbanit Chana Henkin’s remarks

25.03.2015

Bobover Rebbe & Thousands Chassidim At The Kosel

09.02.2015 מוצש”ק פרשת יתרו תשע”ה כ”ק אדמו”ר מבאבוב שליט”א בכותל המערבי עם 4000 חסידים. Bobover Rebbe shlita and thousands of chassidim at the Kosel. Motz”k Yisro 5775 For Bobove Rebbe speaking see here: http://youtu.be/AbR3RGAgecE

Bobov Rebbe At Hachnusas S”T In Bnei Brak 5775

09.02.2015 Bobov Rebbe Shlita Was For Massive “Masa Eretz Yisroel” Shvat 5775 Feb. 2015

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Happy Pesach ! פסח שמח

Exploring koher wines,,,

30.03.2015 With so many of us wondering on the best wine choices for the Arba Kosos, VIN News photographer Shimon Gifter paid a visit to The Wine Cave in Flatbush for a crash course on wines, wine glasses and all things oenological.

Erev Pesach in Boro Park Part 1

Erev Pesach in Boro Park Part 2

Biur Chametz

Kosher For Passover Cigarettes Explained [HD] דוגמיות חינם סיגריות כשר לפסח

30.03.2015 JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – MARCH 30, 2015 – EDITORIAL NEWS VIDEO Cigarette manufactures in Israel are ramping up their advertising campaigns ahead of passover, aggressively targeting the ultra-orthodox community by offering free sample cigarettes outside of supermarkets in orthodox neighborhoods around the country. Their main selling point are the multiple kashrut certifications that they are kosher for passover.

Non Profit Gives Kosher Foods to Needy Families for Passover in Williamsburg

29.03.2015 BROOKLYN – With the Jewish holiday of Passover just days away, one non-profit is offering help to those who need it most.

State of Israel Preparing for Pesach

29.03.2015 http://www.israelnationalnews.com

Meet David Smith, The YouTube Chossid

16.03.2015 David Smith traveled around the world, has seen many things. But he never saw the Rebbe. “We celebrated the holidays, my mother bentched licht,” Smith says. “We had an identity, we knew who we were – but it was a secular lifestyle. “My mother would say in Yiddish, ‘You’re a Jew! You should be practicing Judaism!'” And then one day, he says, he “met” the Rebbe, via YouTube.

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Turkey’s Great Synagogue inaugurated after restoration

26.03.2015 The Great Synagogue, which is considered the third largest in the Europe and the largest in Turkey, has been inaugurated for worship after a-four-year-long restoration in northwestern Edirne province of Turkey on March 26, 2015. The synagogue was in use until 1983 and the restoration was launched by Turkey’s General Directorate of Foundations. (Footage by Salih Baran / Anadolu Agency)

Historical synagogue in Turkey’s northwest to open soon

09.03.2015 A historical synagogue, the subject of an outcry due to a governor’s remarks to turn it into a museum, is waiting to be reopened for services at the end of the month. The Great Synagogue, in the northwestern province of Edirne, will open on March 26, after undergoing a four year restoration. Jewish community head, İshak İbrahimzadeh, who visited the synagogue before the opening ceremony, said the opening of the restored synagogue was a milestone that made him very happy. Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and Turkey’s chief rabbi, İshak Haleva, will attend the opening, along with many other Jewish community members from both Turkey and abroad. As Europe’s second largest synagogue, the Edirne Synagogue was built in 1907 after a widespread fire in 1905 that burnt down 13 separate synagogues. The synagogue was constructed using the architectural model of Vienna’s Leopoldstadter Tempel and abandoned in 1983. The temple was transferred to Thrace University to be used as a museum after its restoration but after much criticism from the Jewish community in Turkey, the building was transferred back to the General Directorate for Foundations. Edirne Gov. Dursun Şahin created uproar when he told reporters on Nov. 21, 2014, that the synagogue would be turned into a museum, citing the recent Israeli raid on the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. “While those bandits blow winds of war inside al-Aqsa and slay Muslims, we build their synagogues,” Şahin said. Şahin later offered an “apology” to Haleva, claiming that his proposal to turn the synagogue into a museum as a reprisal for Israel’s policies over Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque “had no connection” to the Turkish Jewish community.

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Colel Chabad Pesach 2015

24.03.2015 Preparing the (more than 98,000) Food Crates for Passover 5775/2015 distribution to 19,700 families.

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Chassidic Matza Baking

Matzas must be baked within 18 minutes from the time water is added to the flour until the matzas are totally baked. The Melitzer Rebbe and his staff are some of the world’s fastest bakers; their shmura matzas are kneaded and baked from start to finish in less than six minutes. Filmed in the Komemyut Moshav bakery in the south of Israel.

Lets Bake Passover Matzah

The Complete process of Passover matzah baking, from the wheat field to the flour mill, to the matzoh bakery, including the art of kosher wine making , by Sholom B. Goldstein

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Preparing The Seder Plate

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YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDE: Passover 5775 – 2015 (April 3-11, 2015)

Your Passover Guide – 2015

Editor’s NotePassover begins this year on Friday evening, April 3, 2015, and continues until nightfall, April 11, 2015. We bring you a brief overview of how and when to prepare your home for Passover, along with a daily holiday schedule for the entire holiday. If you have any further questions please consult your local orthodox rabbi or, in case you don’t have one, write to us atwww.chabad.org/asktherabbi.Please read this guide in its entirety before the beginning of the holiday. Some holiday items need pre-holiday “action.” We welcome you to print it and carry it with you in the days before Passover for easy reference, and to distribute this guide to whomever will benefit from it.

Operation Zero Chametz Passover is a holiday that mandates our complete involvement, not just during its eight days but for weeks before. Aside from the regular holiday obligations, we are also commanded (Exodus 13:3–7): “No leaven shall be eaten . . . For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread . . . and no leaven shall be seen of yours [in your possession].” We accomplish this by cleaning and inspecting our homes well before Passover, and gradually eliminating chametz from every room and crevice. This intensive cleaning takes place in Jewish homes throughout the world. What is Chametz? Chametz is any food product made from wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt, or their derivatives, which has leavened (risen). Our sages have determined that flour from any of these five grains that comes in contact with water or moisture will leaven, unless fully baked within eighteen minutes. As we are commanded by the Torah, if a food contains even a trace of chametz, we don’t eat it, we don’t derive benefit from it, and we make sure not to have any of it in our possession for all the days of Passover. To be certain that a product is kosher for Passover, it must have rabbinical certification. Otherwise it is possible that it contains chametz ingredients, or traces of chametz if it was processed on the same equipment as chametz products. Thus, unless a product is certified Kosher for Passover, we consider it chametz, and make sure not to have it in our possession on Passover. Note: Matzah used all year round might be pure chametz, and not for Passover use. Only matzahs baked especially for Passover may be used on Passover. Kitniyot The medieval Jewish sages placed a ban on eating legumes (kitniyot) on Passover, because they are similar in texture to chametz—even bread can be made out of their flour—so people might assume that if, for example, cornbread can be eaten on Passover, wheat or rye bread can be eaten too. This prohibition includes rice, beans and corn. This injunction was unanimously accepted by Ashkenazic Jews; many Sephardic Jews, however, continue to eat kitniyot on Passover. If you are Sephardic, speak to your rabbi to determine your family and community tradition. The prohibition is only with regards to consumption ofkitniyot; there is no obligation, however, to destroy or sell kitniyot products before Passover. Getting Rid of Chametz Search and Destroy Any area where one can reasonably suspect that chametz might have been brought throughout the year must be thoroughly cleaned. This includes the home, office, cars, garage, etc. Check carefully to ensure that no crumb is left behind: check and clean desks, drawers, closets, clothing pockets (especially the children’s), pocketbooks, briefcases and attache cases, beds, dining and living room furniture, bookcases, etc. If You Can’t Destroy it, Sell It Chametz that you don’t want to destroy, and utensils used throughout the year (and not koshered for Passover), should be stored in closets or rooms which will be sealed for the duration of Passover. The chametz should be sold to a non-Jew through a rabbi.Click here to sell your chametz online. Preparing the Kitchen Every part of our homes is cleaned for Passover, but we pay special attention to the kitchen, because (a) that’s where most of our chametz hangs out during the year, and (b) we will be using our kitchens to prepare our Passover food. Dishes and Utensils Today, most Passover-savvy homes have a special set of dishes, silverware, pots, pans and other utensils for Passover use only. If necessary, certain year-round utensils can be used—provided they are koshered for Passover. This gets rather complex—you’ll need to consult a competent rabbi about your particular utensils, but you can click here for the basic koshering procedures. Stove Thoroughly clean and scour every part of the stove. Heat the oven to the highest temperature possible for 1–2 hours. Heat the grates and the iron parts of the stove (and the elements, if electric) until they are red-hot. It is suggested that the oven and the stove top should be covered with aluminum foil afterwards for the duration of Passover. Microwave Ovens Clean the oven thoroughly. Fill a completely clean container, that was not used for 24 hours, with water. Turn on the microwave and let it steam heavily. Turn it off and wipe out the inside. To use the microwave during Passover, use a flat, thick, microwave-safe object as a separation between the bottom of the oven and the cooking dish. When cooking or warming, the food should be covered on all sides. Sink For 24 hours before koshering the sink, do not pour hot water from chametz pots into it. Meticulously clean the sink, boil water in a clean pot which was not used for 24 hours, and pour three times onto every part of the sink, including the drain stopper. Then line the sink with foil or liner. Refrigerator, Freezer, Cupboards, Closets, Tables, and Counters Thoroughly clean and scrub them to remove any crumbs and residue. Afterwards, place a heavy covering over those surfaces that come into contact with hot food or utensils. Tablecloths and Napkins Launder without starch. Cars, Garages, etc. Vacuum your car or van; thoroughly clean your basement, garage, or any property you own. Special care should be taken with items you will be using, or rooms you will be accessing, during Passover. Passover Shopping While shopping for Passover we must be careful that the foods we buy are not only kosher, but are also kosher for Passover—that is, chametz-free. Starting “From Scratch” All fruits and vegetables, as well as all kosher cuts of meat and kosher fish, are kosher for Passover, provided they have been prepared in accordance with Jewish law and have not come into contact withchametz or chametz utensils. The prevailing custom in Ashkenazi communities is that on Passover we do not eat rice, millet, corn, mustard, legumes (beans, etc.) or food made from any of these. Commercially Prepared Products Today there are many kosher-for-Passover packaged foods available. However, care must be used to purchase only those packaged foods that have reliable rabbinical supervision which is valid for Passover. Obviously, all leavened foods made from—or that contain among their ingredients—wheat, barley, rye, oats, or spelt are actual chametz and are prohibited on Passover. Examples are bread, cake, cereal, spaghetti, beer and whiskey. Check That Medicine Cabinet! Many medicines, sprays, and cosmetics contain chametz. Consult a competent rabbi as to which ones may be used on Passover. The same applies to pet food. Click here to to purchase your Passover essentials from our store. The Passover Calendar—2015

Thursday  April 2—13 NissanDid you remember to sell your chametz? Your local Chabad rabbican help, or complete an online “Authorization for the Sale of Chametz” form by clicking here.Search for the chametz after dark (click here for the exact time). Recite the blessing prior to the search, and the nullification of thechametz (Kol Chamira) following the search. Click here for more information on the search and removal of chametz.
Friday April 3—14 NissanThe day before PassoverFast of the Firstborn. For a male firstborn to be exempt from fasting, he must participate in a meal marking the fulfillment of a mitzvah; such a meal is generally held in a synagogue after morning prayers on this day.Have you sold your chametz? Final call! Your local Chabad rabbican help, or complete an online “Authorization for the Sale of Chametz” form by clicking here.Stop eating chametz before the end of the fourth seasonal hour (click here for the exact time).Burn your remaining (unsold) chametz before the fifth seasonal hour (click here for the exact time).It is customary to recite the “Order of the Passover Offering” after the afternoon Minchah prayer.Light the Passover candles, reciting blessings 2 & 4. Click here for the blessings, and here for local candle-lighting times. Click herefor a summary of the laws of Yom Tov.According to Chabad custom, complete Hallel is recited during Maariv (evening) services.First Seder: The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating matzah, eating maror(bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to our children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, etc. (Click here for a How-To Seder guide.)To locate a public Seder near you, please click here.The first night of Passover is referred to as leil shimurim (a night of guarding), based on Exodus 12:42.
Shabbat April 4—15 Nissan1st day of PassoverMorning service. Full Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.Torah reading: Exodus 12:21–51 and Numbers 28:16–25.Haftorah: Joshua 3:5–7, 5:2–6:1, 6:27.Beginning with the Musaf Amidah, we recite morid hatal, the prayer for dew, and we omit the prayer for rain. This practice continues until Shemini Atzeret, the day after Sukkot.The priests bless the congregation with the priestly blessing during the Musaf prayer.Festive lunch meal.According to Chabad custom, complete Hallel is recited during Maariv evening prayers, followed by the “Counting of the Omer.” We count the 1st day of the Omer. The counting of the Omer is recited during each of the next 49 days, leading up to the holiday of Shavuot on the 50th day. The 49 days embody the 49 steps of self-improvement—beginning with the departure from our “personal” Egypt, until our arrival at Mount Sinai, when we are ready to accept the wisdom of the Torah.After dark, light candles for the second day of Passover, using an existing flame, and recite blessings 2 & 4. Click here for the blessings, and here for local candle-lighting times.Second Seder: The Seder contains the observance of many biblical and rabbinical mitzvot, including: eating matzah, eatingmaror (bitter herbs), drinking four cups of wine, relating the story of the Exodus to our children, reclining as a symbol of freedom, etc. (Click here for a How-To Seder guide.)
Sunday April 5—16 Nissan2nd day of PassoverMorning service. Full Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.Torah reading: Leviticus 22:26–23:44 and Numbers 28:16–25.Haftorah: II Kings 23:1–9, 21–25.The priests bless the congregation with the priestly blessing during the Musaf prayer.Festive lunch meal.After nightfall, count the 2nd day of the Omer, and perform thehavdalah ceremony, omitting the blessings on the spices and candle.Celebrate Passover’s intermediate days. Between now and the last two days of Passover, we may resume much (not all) of our regular workday activities; but, of course, we continue to eat Kosher for Passover foods exclusively. It is customary to drink a glass of wine each day, in celebration of the festival.
Monday April 6—17 Nissan3rd day of Passover1st day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)Morning service: In many communities, throughout the intermediate days of Passover, tefillin are not worn.Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. Torah reading: Exodus 13:1-16 and Numbers 28:19–25. The Musaf Amidah is recited. During all of the intermediate days, “Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.The intermediate days are observed with limited work restrictions.After nightfall, count the 3rd day of the Omer.
Tuesday April 7—18 Nissan4th day of Passover2nd day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)Morning service: In many communities, throughout the intermediate days of Passover, tefillin are not worn.Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. Torah reading: Exodus 22:24–23:19 and Numbers 28:19–25. The Musaf Amidah is recited. During all of the intermediate days, “Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.The intermediate days are observed with limited work restrictions.Light Shabbat candles and recite blessing 1. Click here for the blessing, and here for local candle-lighting times.After nightfall, count the 4th day of the Omer.Festive holiday meal, complete with kiddush.
Wednesday April 8—19 Nissan5th day of Passover3rd day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)Torah reading: Exodus 33:12-34:26 and Numbers 28:19–25.Haftorah: Ezekiel 37:1-14.Morning service: Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. During all of the intermediate days, “Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.Festive holiday meal, complete with kiddush.Evening prayers and havdalah, including the blessings on the spices and fire, are recited after dark.After nightfall, count the 5th day of the Omer.
Thursday April 9—20 Nissan6th day of Passover4th day of Chol Hamoed (intermediate days)Morning service: In many communities, throughout the intermediate days of Passover, tefillin are not worn.Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark. Torah reading: Numbers 9:1–15 and Numbers 28:19–25. The Musaf Amidah is recited. During all of the Intermediate Days, “Yaaleh Veyavo” is inserted during all prayers and in the Grace After Meals.The Intermediate Days are observed with limited work restrictions.Light candles for the 7th day of Passover, and recite blessing 2.Click here for the blessing, and here for local candle-lighting times.Evening prayers. After the Amidah, count the 6th day of the Omer.Festive holiday meal, complete with the holiday kiddush.It is customary in many communities to remain awake all night, studying Torah, in commemoration of the great miracle of the splitting of the sea, which occurred on the 7th day of Passover.
Friday April 10—21 Nissan7th day of Passover—Shevi’i Shel PesachMorning service. Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.Torah reading: Exodus 13:17–15:26 and Numbers 28:19–25.Haftorah: II Samuel 22:1–51.The priests bless the congregation with the priestly blessing during the Musaf prayer.Festive lunch meal.Evening prayers. After the Amidah, count the 7th day of the Omer.Light candles after dark for the 8th day of Passover before sunset, using an existing flame, and recite blessing 2. Click here for the blessing, and here for local candle-lighting times.Festive holiday meal, complete with the holiday kiddush.
Shabbat April 11—22 NissanFinal Day of Passover—Acharon Shel PesachMorning service. Half-Hallel is recited. Two Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark.Torah reading: Deuteronomy 14:22–16:17 and Numbers 28:19–25.Haftorah: Isaiah 10:32–12:6.The Yizkor memorial service is recited following the Torah reading.The priests bless the congregation with the priestly blessing during the Musaf prayer.Festive lunch meal.On this final day of Passover we strive for the highest level of freedom, and focus on the final redemption. Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with “Moshiach’s Feast”—a festive meal complete with matzah and four cups of wine, during which we celebrate the imminent arrival of the Messiah. The feast begins before sunset and continues until after nightfall.Evening prayers. After the Amidah, count the 8th day of the Omer.After nightfall, perform the havdalah ceremony, omitting the blessings on the spices and the candle.Nightfall is the official end of Passover (for the exact time, click here). Wait an hour to give the rabbi enough time to buy back yourchametz before eating it.
Wednesday April 12—23 NissanThe day following the holiday is known as Isru Chag. It is forbidden to fast on this day.

Passover Candle-Lighting Blessings Note: Please refer to the Holiday Calendar above to determine which blessings are recited on which holiday and Shabbat nights.

  1. BAH-ROOCH AH-TAH AH-DOH-NOI EH-LOH-HEH-NOO MEH-LECH HAH-OH-LAHM AH-SHER KEE-DEH-SHAH-NOO BEH-MITZ-VOH-TAHV VEH-TZEE-VAH-NOO LEH-HAD-LEEK NER SHEL SHAH-BAHT KOH-DESH.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of the holy Shabbat.

  1. BAH-ROOCH AH-TAH AH-DOH-NOI EH-LOH-HEH-NOO MEH-LECH HAH-OH-LAHM AH-SHER KEE-DEH-SHAH-NOO BEH-MITZ-VOH-TAHV VEH-TZEE-VAH-NOO LEH-HAD-LEEK NER SHEL YOHM TOHV.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Yom Tov light.

  1. BAH-ROOCH AH-TAH AH-DOH-NOI EH-LOH-HEH-NOO MEH-LECH HAH-OH-LAHM AH-SHER KEE-DEH-SHAH-NOO BEH-MITZ-VOH-TAHV VEH-TZEE-VAH-NOO LEH-HAD-LEEK NER SHEL SHAH-BAHT VEH-SHEL YOHM TOHV.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Shabbat and Yom Tov light.

  1. BAH-ROOCH AH-TAH AH-DOH-NOI EH-LOH-HEH-NOO MEH-LECH HAH-OH-LAHM SHEH-HEH-CHEH-YAH-NOO VEH-KEE-YEH-MAH-NOO VEH-HEE-GHEE-AH-NOO LIZ-MAHN HAH-ZEH.

Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion. The Seder Ingredients Matzah, the “Food of Faith” When our forefathers left Egypt, they were in such a hurry that there was no time to wait for the dough to rise. They therefore ate matzah, unleavened bread. With only this food (but with great faith), our ancestors relied on the Almighty to provide sustenance for the entire Jewish nation—men, women and children. Each year, to remember this, we eat matzah on the first two nights of Pesach, thereby fulfilling the Torah’s commandment, “Matzot shall you eat . . .” The Humblest of Foods Matzah symbolizes faith. In contrast to leavened bread, matzah is not enriched with oil, honey or other substances. It consists only of flour and water, and is not allowed to rise. Similarly, the only “ingredients” for faith are humility and submission to G‑d, which come from recognizing our “nothingness” when compared with the infinite wisdom of the Creator. One of the holiday’s primary obligations is to eat matzah during the Seder. It is strongly recommended to use shmurah matzah to fulfill this commandment. Matzah is eaten three times during the Seder:

  1. After telling the story of the Exodus from Egypt (Maggid), washing our hands for bread (Rachtzah) and reciting the blessings (Motzi Matzah), 1¾ ounces of matzah are eaten.
  2. For the sandwich (Korech), ¾ of an ounce of matzah is eaten.
  3. For the afikoman at the end of the meal (Tzafun), a minimum of ¾ of an ounce (and ideally 1½ ounces) of matzah are eaten.

In each instance, the matzah should be eaten within 4 minutes. How much is one ounce of Matzah? Half a piece of shmurah matzah is generally one ounce. If store-bought matzot are used, the weight of the box of matzot divided by the number of pieces shows how much matzah is the equivalent of one ounce. Shmurah Matzah Shmurah means “watched,” and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from the moment of harvesting and drawing. The day chosen for the harvesting of the wheat is a clear, dry day. The moment it is harvested, the wheat is inspected to ensure that there is absolutely no moisture. From then on, careful watch is kept upon the grains as they are transported to the mill. The mill is meticulously inspected by rabbis and supervision professionals to ensure that every piece of equipment is absolutely clean and dry. After the wheat is milled, the flour is again guarded in its transportation to the bakery. Thus, from the moment of harvesting through the actual baking of the matzah, the flour is carefully watched to ensure against any contact with water. The water, too, is carefully guarded to prevent any contact with wheat or other grain. It is drawn the night before the baking, and kept pure until the moment it is mixed with the flour to bake the shmurah matzah. Also in the bakery itself, shmurah matzot are under strict supervision to avoid any possibility of leavening during the baking process. This intensive process and careful guarding gives the shmurah matzah an added infusion of faith and sanctity—in fact, as the matzah is being made, all those involved constantly repeat, “L’shem matzot mitzvah”—“We are doing this for the sake of the mitzvah of matzah.” Shmurah matzot are round, kneaded and shaped by hand, and are similar to the matzot that were baked by the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. It is thus fitting to useshmurah matzah on each of the two Seder nights for the matzot of the Seder plate. Click to order your own shmurah matzah. Passover Wine For each of the four cups at the Seder, it is preferable to use undiluted wine. However, if needed, the wine may be diluted with grape juice. (One who cannot drink wine may use grape juice alone.) One drinks a cup of wine four times during the Seder:

  1. At the conclusion of kiddush.
  2. After telling the story of the Exodus from Egypt, before eating the matzah ofMotzi Matzah.
  3. At the conclusion of the Grace After Meals.
  4. After reciting the Hallel.

It is preferable to drink the entire cup each time. However, it is sufficient to drink only the majority of each cup. How large a cup should be used? One that contains at least 3½ fluid ounces. The Bitter Herbs The bitter herbs are eaten once after the matzah (step 9 of the Seder), and then again with matzah in the Korech sandwich (step 10). How much bitter herbs should one eat each time? Three-quarters of an ounce (a little more than 7 grams). Either of two different types of bitter herbs may be used at the Seder, individually or in combination:

  1. Peeled and grated raw horseradish.
  2. Romaine lettuce. [Some suggest that the stalks be used rather than the leafy parts, because of the difficulty in properly examining and ridding the leafy parts of commonly present tiny insects.] Three-quarters of an ounce of stalks covers an area 3″ × 5″.

Click here to learn more about the bitter herbs used on the Passover seder plate. Introduction to the Seder Plate Preparing the items for the Seder plate requires some time. It is best to prepare all the Seder foods before the onset of the holiday, in order to avoid halachic questions. Three matzot are placed on top of each other on a plate or napkin, and then covered. (Some also have the custom to separate the matzot from each other with interleaved plates, napkins or the like.) The matzot are symbolic of the three castes of Jews: Priests, Levites, and Israelites. They also commemorate the three measures of fine flour that Abraham told Sarah to bake into matzah when they were visited by the three angels (Genesis 18:6). On a practical level, three matzot are needed so that when we break the middle matzah, we are still left with two whole ones to pronounce the hamotzi blessing (as required on Shabbat and holidays). On a cloth or plate placed above the three matzot, we place the following items: The Shank Bone A piece of roasted meat represents the lamb that was the special Paschal sacrifice on the eve of the exodus from Egypt, and annually, on the afternoon before Passover, in the Holy Temple. Since we can’t offer the Paschal sacrifice in the absence of the Holy Temple, we take care to use something that is relatively dissimilar to the actual offering. Accordingly, many communities have the custom to use a roasted chicken neck or the like. Preparation: Roast the neck on all sides over an open fire on the stove. Afterwards, some have the custom to remove the majority of the meat of the neck. Role in the Seder: The shank bone is not eaten. After the meal it is refrigerated, and used a second time on the Seder plate the following night. The Egg A hard-boiled egg represents the holiday offering brought in the days of the Holy Temple. The meat of this animal constituted the main part of the Passover meal. Preparation: Boil one egg per Seder plate, and possibly more for use during the meal. Role in the Seder: Place one egg on each plate. As soon as the actual meal is about to begin, remove the egg from the Seder plate and use during the meal. A popular way of eating these eggs is to chop and mix them with the saltwater which was set on the table. The eggs prepared this way are then served as an appetizer before the fish. The Bitter Herbs Bitter herbs (maror) remind us of the bitterness of the slavery of our forefathers in Egypt. Fresh grated horseradish, romaine lettuce, and endive are the most common choices. Preparation: This must be done before the holiday begins. Peel the raw horseradish roots, and rinse them off well. Note: Dry the roots very carefully, since they will be eaten with the matzah later on for the korech sandwich; to avoidgebrokts, not even a drop of water should be left on the horseradish. Next, grate the horseradish with a hand grater or electric grinder. (Whoever will be grating the horseradish will begin to shed copious tears or cough a lot. Covering the face with a cloth from the eyes downwards helps prevent inhalation of the strong, bitter odor.) The lettuce or endive leaves must be washed, carefully checked for insects, and thoroughly dried. You can instead use just the stalks, which are easier to clean and check. Place the horseradish on the Seder plate, on top of a few cleaned, dried leaves of romaine lettuce. Role in the Seder: After the recital of most of the haggadah comes the ritual handwashing. Then matzah is eaten, followed by some maror, followed in turn by a sandwich of matzah and maror. The Paste A mixture of apples, nuts and wine which resembles the mortar and brick made by the Jews when they toiled for Pharaoh. Preparation: Shell walnuts and peel apples and chop finely. Mix together and add a small amount of wine. Role in the Seder: This is used as a type of relish into which the maror is dipped (and then shaken off) before eating. The Vegetable A non-bitter root vegetable alludes to the backbreaking work of the Jews as slaves. The Hebrew letters of the word karpas can be arranged to spell “perech samech.” Perech means backbreaking work, and samech is numerically equivalent to 60, referring to 60 myriads, equaling 600,000, which was the number of Jewish males over 20 years of age who were enslaved in Egypt. Preparation: Peel an onion or boiled potato. Cut off a slice and place on Seder plate. On the table, next to the Seder plate, place a small bowl of salted water. Role in the Seder: After recital of kiddush, the family goes to the sink and ritually washes hands, but without saying the usual blessing. Then the head of the household cuts a small piece of the root vegetable used, dips it in saltwater, and gives each person at the table a very small piece over which they say the appropriate blessing. Care should be taken that each person eats less than 17 grams (about ½ ounce). The Lettuce The lettuce symbolizes the bitter enslavement of our fathers in Egypt. The leaves of romaine lettuce are not bitter, but the stem, when left to grow in the ground, turns hard and bitter. So it was with our enslavement in Egypt. At first the deceitful approach of Pharaoh was soft and sensible, and the work was done voluntarily and even for pay. Gradually, it evolved into forced and cruel labor. Preparation: Romaine lettuce is often very sandy. Wash each of the leaves separately, checking very carefully for insects. (Pat gently with a towel and let sit until completely dry, so that there will be no moisture to come in contact with the matzah.) Depending on how much romaine lettuce is needed, it can take several hours to prepare. This task should be completed before candle-lighting time on the first night. Prepare enough leaves for both nights and store in the refrigerator. Soaking of the romaine leaves may not be done on the holiday. Role in the Seder: The lettuce is used in conjunction with horseradish. It is used when eating the maror and when eating the matzah-and-maror sandwich. Place the leaves in two piles on the Seder plate, one under the maror and one separately at the bottom. Keep a stack of extra cleaned leaves handy in the refrigerator in case additional leaves are needed. The Seder Service in a Nutshell Click here for a more detailed Seder wizard, and here for a spiritual guide to the Seder. In Our Forefathers’ Footsteps At the Seder, every person should see himself as if he were going out of Egypt. Beginning with our Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, we recount the Jewish people’s descent into Egypt and recall their suffering and persecution. We are with them as G‑d sends the Ten Plagues to punish Pharaoh and his nation, and follow along as they leave Egypt and cross the Sea of Reeds. We witness the miraculous hand of G‑d as the waters part to allow the Israelites to pass, then return to inundate the Egyptian legions. Kadesh—the Benediction The Seder service begins with the recitation of kiddush, proclaiming the holiness of the holiday. This is done over a cup of wine, the first of the four cups we will drink (while reclining) at the Seder. The Four Cups of Wine Why four cups? The Torah uses four expressions of freedom or deliverance in connection with our liberation from Egypt (see Exodus 6:6–7). Also, the Children of Israel had four great merits even while in exile: (1) They did not change their Hebrew names; (2) they continued to speak their own language, Hebrew; (3) they remained highly moral; (4) they remained loyal to one another. Wine is used because it is a symbol of joy and happiness. Why We Recline When drinking the four cups and eating the matzah, we lean on our left side to accentuate the fact that we are free people. In ancient times only free people had the luxury of reclining while eating. Urchatz—Purification We wash our hands in the usual, ritually prescribed manner as is done before a meal, but without the customary blessing. The next step in the Seder, Karpas, requires dipping food into water, which in turn mandates, according to Jewish law, that either the food be eaten with a utensil or that one’s hands be purified by washing. On the Seder eve we choose the less common observance to arouse the child’s curiosity. Karpas—the “Appetizer” A small piece of onion or boiled potato is dipped into saltwater and eaten (after reciting the blessing over vegetables). Dipping the karpas in saltwater is an act of pleasure and freedom, which further arouses the child’s curiosity. The Hebrew word karpas, when read backwards, alludes to the backbreaking labor performed by the 600,000 Jews in Egypt. [Samech has the numerical equivalent of 60 (representing 60 times 10,000), while the last three Hebrew letters spell perech, hard work.] The saltwater represents the tears of our ancestors in Egypt. Yachatz—Breaking the Matzah The middle matzah on the Seder plate is broken in two. The larger part is put aside for later use as the afikoman. This unusual action not only attracts the child’s attention once again, but also recalls G‑d’s splitting of the Sea of Reeds to allow the Children of Israel to cross on dry land. The smaller part of the middle matzah is returned to the Seder plate. This broken middle matzah symbolizes humility, and will be eaten later as the “bread of poverty.” Maggid—the Haggadah At this point, the poor are invited to join the Seder. The Seder tray is moved aside, a second cup of wine is poured, and the child, who by now is bursting with curiosity, asks the time-honored question: “Mah nishtanah ha-lailah hazeh mikol ha-leilot? Why is this night different from all other nights?” Why only matzah? Why the dipping? Why the bitter herbs? Why are we relaxing and leaning on cushions as if we were kings? The child’s questioning triggers one of the most significant mitzvot of Passover, which is the highlight of the Seder ceremony: the haggadah, telling the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The answer includes a brief review of history, a description of the suffering imposed upon the Israelites, a listing of the plagues visited on the Egyptians, and an enumeration of the miracles performed by the Almighty for the redemption of His people. Rochtzah—Washing Before the Meal After concluding the first part of the haggadah by drinking the second cup of wine (while reclining), the hands are washed again, this time with the customary blessings, as is usually done before eating bread. Motzi Matzah—We Eat the Matzah Taking hold of the three matzot (with the broken one between the two whole ones), recite the customary blessing before bread. Then, letting the bottom matzah drop back onto the plate, and holding the top whole matzah with the broken middle one, recite the special blessing “al achilat matzah.” Then break at least one ounce from each matzah and eat the two pieces together, while reclining. Maror—the Bitter Herbs Take at least one ounce of the bitter herbs. Dip it in the charoset, then shake the latter off and make the blessing “al achilat maror.” Eat without reclining. Korech—the Sandwich In keeping with the custom instituted by Hillel, the great Talmudic sage, a sandwich of matzah and maror is eaten. Break off two pieces of the bottom matzah, which together should be at least one ounce. Again, take at least one ounce of bitter herbs and dip them in the charoset. Place this between the two pieces of matzah, say “kein asah Hillel . . .” and eat the sandwich while reclining. Shulchan Orech—the Feast The holiday meal is now served. We begin the meal with a hard-boiled egg dipped into saltwater. A rabbi was once asked why Jews eat eggs on Passover. “Because eggs symbolize the Jew,” the rabbi answered. “The more an egg is burned or boiled, the harder it gets.” Note: The chicken neck is not eaten at the Seder. Tzafun—Out of Hiding After the meal, the half-matzah which had been “hidden,” set aside for the afikoman(“dessert”), is taken out and eaten. It symbolizes the Paschal lamb, which was eaten at the end of the meal. Everyone should eat at least 1½ ounces of matzah, reclining, before midnight. After eating the afikoman, we do not eat or drink anything except for the two remaining cups of wine. Berach—Blessings After the Meal A third cup of wine is filled and Grace is recited. After the Grace we recite the blessing over wine and drink the third cup while reclining. Now we fill the cup of Elijah and our own cups with wine. We open the door and recite the passage which is an invitation to the Prophet Elijah, the harbinger of the coming of Moshiach, our righteous Messiah. Hallel—Songs of Praise At this point, having recognized the Almighty and His unique guidance of the Jewish people, we go still further and sing His praises as L‑rd of the entire universe. After reciting the Hallel, we again recite the blessing over wine and drink the fourth cup, reclining. Nirtzah—Acceptance Having carried out the Seder service properly, we are sure that it has been well received by the Almighty. We then say “Leshanah haba’ah bee-rushalayim—Next year in Jerusalem.”

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A Pre-Rosh HaShana Primer: The Transforming Power of the Shofar With the holy New Year, Rosh HaShana, coming up in just another two weeks, this week’s edition of Temple Talk features our hosts discussing the major themes of Rosh HaShana. The program also focuses on the Divinely-mandated service of this special holiday — the sounding of the shofar. Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman discuss the reasons and allusions behind the shofar, in a show chock full of Biblical references and insights. Plus: Yitzchak Reuven shares his amazing adventures riding the Jerusalem Light Rail, packed with strange gyrations, fist-bumps and optics.

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Temple Talk Radio: From Tisha B’Av to Tu B’Av: From Mourning to Rejoicing

28.07.2015 A Message for Obama: The View from Under the Bus Unprecedented Numbers of Jews Visit the Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av and Reaffirm the Jewish People’s Eternal Connection to their Holy Site This week’s rousing Torah portion of parashat Ve’etchanan features Moses’ plea to enter the Land of Israel, in order to see ‘this good mountain, and the Lebanon,’ a coded reference to the Holy Temple. Indeed, this weeks features a unique progression in time on the Holy Temple calendar, from the mourning of Tisha B’Av to the joyous crescendo of Tu B’Av. How do we understand the indefatigable nature of Jewish existence? It’s the secret of the Holy Temple. Join Yitzchak Reuven and Rabbi Richman for an amazing edition of Temple Talk, including a first-hand description of the experience of Tisha B’Av on the Temple Mount, as well as an important analysis and review of recent events at the holy site.

Tu B’Av and the Essence of Marriage

In this Torah shiur on marriage and shidduchim, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller speaks about what the 15th day of Av represents.  On this day, the heavenly attributes of Chochma and Binah combine, as do the middot of Tiferet and Malchut.  This merging of forces represents the completion of the soul through marriage.  This Torah class is available online in streaming video and for download in mp3 and ipod video formats.

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פרנסה וזווגים ומעלת ט”ו באב – שיעור תורה בספר הזהר הקדוש מפי הרב יצחק כהן שליט”א

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Introduction: The Five Calamities of Tisha B’Av – HaRav Zev Leff – Kinnos Tisha B’Av 5773 [HD]

Every year, hundreds of people gather at Ohel Wosk on Moshav Matityahu to hear HaRav Zev Leff, Rosh HaYeshiva Gedolah Matisyahu and Morah D’Asra of the Moshav, expound on various aspects of the kinnos on a relevant theme. The topic of this year’s series is titled “The Five Calamities of Tisha B’Av”, which delves into the various sins that they represent through nine kinnos that include various aspects of the five incidents. Special thanks to the following people and sponsors and people who made this video possible: Kuvien Images | RabbiLeff.net | IsraelFuneral.com | Rafi Shachar | C.O. Shlomo Nosson Rotberg | Avromi Kaufman Copyright 2013 — All Rights Reserved — http://www.kuvienimages.com
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17.06.2015
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17.06.2015
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14.06.2015
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17.06.2015
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Tisha B’Av – Special Clip

Rabbi Wein teaches about Tisha B’Av
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The Power of a Letter

15.06.2015 Rabbi Shmuel Greisman recalls some of the special instructions he received from the Rebbe as he began to direct the new campaign for Jewish children to own a letter in a Torah scroll. From Living Torah Volume 141 Program 56

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Talmud Daf Yomi Nedarim 15 Gemarrah Rabbi Weisblum דף יומי נדרים ט”ו הרב ויסבלום תלמוד גמרא

07.06.2015 Talmud daf Yomi class for Tractate Nedarim, vows, by Rabbi Dr. Moshe P. Weisblum. תלמוד שיעור דף יומי למסכת נדרים על ידי הרב ד”ר משה פינחס ויסבלום Nedarim is the plural form of the word Neder. It is a pledge to G-D to fulfill some act in the future (either once or regularly) or to refrain from a particular type of activity of the person’s choice. The concept of the neder and the surrounded Jewish law is described at the beginning of the parsha of Matot. The word “neder” is mentioned 33 times in the Pentatuach, 19 of which occur in the Book of Numbers. Due to the strength of a neder, and the fact that one must absolutely be fulfilled if made, many pious Jews engage in the practice of saying “b’li neder” after a statement that they will do something, meaning that their statement is not a binding neder in the event they cannot fulfill their pledge due to unforeseen circumstances. Tractate Nedarim is the third tractate in Seder Nashim. It also deals with subjects such as visiting the sick and circumcision. This tractate has 90 pages. מַסֶּכֶת נְדָרִים היא המסכת השלישית בסדר נשים, המסכת עוסקת בעיקר בדיני נדרים. המסכת עוסקת גם בחלויות הנדר ומתי נדר תופס ודברים התלויים בדעתו ובלשונו של אדם. כמו כן עוסקת המסכת דרך אגב בנושאי ביקור חולים וברית מילה. בתלמוד בבלי יש למסכת זו 90 דפים. נא הצטרפו לחוג מנויי הדף היומי באינטרנט של הרב ד”ר משה פינחס ויסבלום. מקווים שתהנו!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MES15Zx1ObE

Rav Zamir Cohen – Les prophéties sur la fin des temps [subtitles:Francais]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMzeWdh00og

Rabbi Raymond Haber Nedarim daf 9,,02.06.2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHe4FOl0FXQ&list=UUf5re0-FumcUc4hfaS3tIDw

הדף היומי:הרב משה ביתן שליט’א

בס’ד— מטרת הערוץ להרבות תורה: א- להעלות שיעורי דף יומי בגמרא , ב’- להעלות שיחות בפרשת השבוע, ג’ להעלות אירועים ושמחות בקהילתינו.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOOx-zA9bjQ

The Key to Blessing

28.05.2015 Ever wonder where the power to bless comes from? Oorah’s Thursday-Thought series continues with a thought-provoking look at the Torah portion of this week, Parshas Naso, featuring TorahMates coordinator Rabbi Chaim Leib Marmorstein. Short and to the point, guaranteed to fill your week with inspiration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWfj6XCrjs4&list=UUqSF5VIZys78mD8Gd6AYqSA

מסילת ישירים פרק י”א חלק ל – חמדת הכבוד and more…▶ ▶ ▶

27.05.2015 דוגמאות לכבוד שמוציא את האדם מן העולם ידיעת שהכבוד הוא לה’ יגרום לאדם לתקן את דרכיו ויטיב לו באחריתו. האתר הרישמי של הראשון לציון הרב עמאר http://www.haravamar.org.il
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuTxR-urUhA

מאמר מלוקט ד”ה רני ושמחי בת ציון חלק א שנת תשכ”ז

28.05.2015 מאמר ד”ה רני ושמחי בת ציון תשכז פרשת בהעלותך הרב יואל כהן אידיש שנת תשע”ג
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKLWBI3Y1uY

Mourning During the Three Weeks

We begun the period of the Jewish calendar known as the Three Weeks. This is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the Temple. The period began with the Fast of 17 Tammuz which was observed on Sunday, July 8th. On the 17th of Tammuz the walls of Jerusalem were breeched which eventually led to the destruction of the two Holy Temples, first by the Babylonians and then by the Romans. This period of mourning is a good time to think about deprivation and sadness. We have begun the period of the Jewish calendar known as the Three Weeks. This is a period of mourning commemorating the destruction of the Temple. The period began with the Fast of 17 Tammuz which was observed on Sunday, July 8th. On the 17th of Tammuz the walls of Jerusalem were breached which eventually led to the destruction of the two Holy Temples, first by the Babylonians and then by the Romans. This period of mourning is a good time to think about deprivation and sadness. Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald, Director of the National Jewish Outreach Program, explains that he is taken aback when someone wishes another person that they should “know no sorrow”. What does that mean? Only dead people know no sorrow. Sorrow is part of life. Sometimes those sad times are opportunities for good to come out of them. While we celebrate during happy and secure times, there are many others who are not happy. If we think about the recent storms that have devastated the United States this summer, we see that many were affected by the weather. No power, no clean water, homes destroyed. Let’s think of the period of the three weeks as an opportunity to collect our good feelings and try to help those that are deprived in their lives and use this time to better their condition and ours as well. While we are remorseful, its important to use this as an opportunity to think of others who have less than we have and to work to better their condition. To learn more about the Three Weeks, please see the article below from the Jewish Treats archives. “When Av enters, we must lessen our rejoicing,” declare the Talmudic sages in Ta’anit 26b. In truth, however, this period of “sadness” begins on the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz (observed yesterday) and lasts exactly three weeks – until Tisha B’Av (the Ninth of Av), the day on which we mourn the destruction of both the First and Second Temples. While all Jewish communities mark the 17th of Tammuz by mourning and fasting, in Ashkenazic communities, this mourning continues during the rest of the month of Tammuz by refraining from haircuts and shaving, listening to music, reciting a sheh’heh’cheh’yanu blessing on new garments, and celebrating weddings. From the first day of the month of Av onward (July 20, 2012), however, almost all Jewish communities have accepted upon themselves the period of mourning referred to as “The Nine Days.” During these nine days, we customarily avoid the following activities (along with all of the above): 1) Eating meat or drinking wine (except on Shabbat). 2) Bathing or swimming for pleasure. Some people take quick showers using cool water instead of hot so as not to derive pleasure from the shower. (One may bathe on Friday in preparation for Shabbat.) 3) Doing laundry or wearing freshly laundered clothing (except for Shabbat). It is therefore customary to choose outfits for the nine days and wear them in advance of the nine days for a few minutes so that they are not “fresh.” Children’s clothing may be laundered as needed. Copyright © 2012 National Jewish Outreach Program. All rights reserved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2B0jKsXw4

moussar : la brisure des tables

Cours du Bendrihem de Jérusalem – http://www.mptorah.net Préparation au jeûne du 17 tamouz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqB0Pf1XkqY

Our Opinion And Hashem’s Opinion

25.03.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq-NOxPmErM

Intimacy and Chassidus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L26PRdOBIo

Intimacy and Chassidus Part II: An Informal Discussion

The Meaningful Life Center is dedicated to helping everyone to lead a more meaningful life. Unlock yourself. Discover the tools to find YOUR mission in life. Brought to you by Rabbi Simon Jacobson and The Meaningful Life Center Team.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc-hziUXFQM

13 Reasons You Might Want to Keep That Sefira Beard

20.05.2015 When Reb Berel Wiess, a successful businessman, asked the Rebbe for a blessing to have both wealth and Torah knowledge, the Rebbe told him that this particular blessing requires a special vessel which Reb Berel was yet to acquire. From Living Torah Volume 140 Program 557
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Xnm-rvjfA

It’s Up To God!

15.05.2015 Tractate Sotah, which is customarily studied between Passover and Shavuos, discusses the laws concerning a woman who is suspected of infidelity by her husband. The last folio of the Tractate discusses the onset of the Jewish people’s long exile, which is compared to the separation between husband and wife, G-d and the Jewish people. Fortunately, the tractate also presents an opinion that this separation is the result of the husband’s intense love for his wife, giving our exile an entirely new dimension. 4 Sivan, 5742 – May 26, 1982 From Living Torah Volume 140 Program 558
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbn1VFmvqHQ

Shavuos 5775 part 1,,,,Rabbi Nasan Maimon

13.05.2015 Welcome to the OFFICIAL YouTube Channel of Rabbi Nasan Maimon, founder and director of Breslov Torah. Visit http://www.breslovtorah.com for a complete listing of audio and video teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, taught by Reb Nasan Maimon and his Rabbi, Rabbi Tzvi Aryeh Rosenfeld zt”l. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to receive all our new videos – added daily! Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7zOg6-Pkmk

Shavuos 5775 part 2,,,,Rabbi Nasan Maimon,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am3af7vSeOk

הרה”ג שלמה הכהן שליט”א Shavuot שבועות התשע”ה

18.05.2015 יום ראשון כח’ אייר התשע”ה http://borokhov.kodesh.tv/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0wmJbeBr7E

Lag Baomer Historia de Amor 1 R Dudu Levinzon

12.05.2015 Chassidut Chabad é um tesouro em compreender D-us, o mundo, a vida. Nela contem muitos conecitos de Ciencias exatas e Ciencias Humanas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ZFBhIl4fk&list=PLD2AB19F57C231EFC

▶ ▶ ▶ The Sefirotic Tree Kabbalah Series

Kabbalah: The Secret of the Tree of Knowledge – Rabbi Laibl Wolf, Spiritgrow – Josef Kryss Center Introducing the Kabbalah and Hassidut of ‘The Sefirotic Tree’. with Rabbi Laibl Wolf, Spiritgrow Josef Kryss Centre, Melbourne, Australia http://www.spiritgrowjosefkrysscenter&#8230; This is Part 1 of the Sefirotic Tree Kabbalah Series The Tree of knowledge is more than a metaphoric passage of the Chumash. It introduces a cosmic change in the nature of human consciousness. Our dual nature, dual body parts e.g. two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, two hands, two feet etc. are spiritually mirrored by our inner duality of ego and other. All our thoughts, words and behaviour are either self-centred (self protection, survival, emotional gratification ) or other centred (empathy, compassion, sharing). These derive from our soul flows of Nefesh Behamit (self-centredness) and Nefesh Elokit (other-centredness). Likewise it plays out in our lifelong work of distinguishing right from wrong. This spiritual duality was occasioned through the eating of the ‘forbidden fruit’ — from the Tree of Knowledge. Prior to that the human being was in a state of true innocence. Even nakedness provided no cue for shame or embarrassment. Once the fruit was eaten, the sense of temptation entered into human existential condition. Since then the work of self-mastery has become a life-long process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd4J-hHkT8A&list=UU-_RPykwRwjaFoY1kvI11LA

Rabbi Manis Friedman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAqe6n_V3Zk&list=UUPwGLJCJCXf0dYnganJzt1w

מהלכות ערב שבועות מפי הרב ארז אלחרר שליט”א א’

13.05.2015 שיעור בהלכה,מוסר,חיזוק אמונה ,והתבוננות מפי הרב מוסר השיעור השבועי בבית כנסת הספרדי מרכזי הוד-השרון הרב ארז אלחרר שליט”א קצת מהלכות ערב שבועות 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RirKI9pap7M

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi – Shavuot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stdDCV–Y58

אמונה וביטחון הרב עמנואל מזרחי

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezrqeR2nGZw&list=UUnw5ilDbbpWqKmqn8BILfrA&index=4

▶ ▶ ▶ ,,הילה ברוכי

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opvzeP1ZaFY

עיקר וטפל בעבודת השם מאת הרב משה אלחרר שליטא

10.05.2015 עיקר וטפל בעבודת השם מאת הרב משה אלחרר שליטא
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxf_riLmK8

 בול פגיעה – הרב יוסף מזרחי | משיח השלב האחרון | מציאות המשיח 2015

29.04.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02760b_CBcs

Shiur – Moroccan Customs of Shavuot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uc1X1Islos&index=11&list=PL1E61AC87F130564F

Rabbi Abba’s Short Jewish Lectures

Rabbi Perelmuter launched into a series of stories on Chasidism’s relationship to tikkun olam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NAGLXHduZw

Rav Yoel Rackovsky Pre-Shavuot Shiur to Alumni 5774

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYpbciOo9xU

Rabbi Yerucham Olshin – ATIME ShasAThon 5774

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bq7_eChP7U

Rabbi Avraham Benhaim Rabbi Akiva Story and Teachings 2010 05 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5KgyOdOyEM&list=UUsN3hwkY8w8dQFAdHuYVZcQ

Rabbi Avraham Benhaim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZndLkKrZ1g

Powerful Words Of Encouragement From The Sassoon Father – Who Lost 7 Children in Fire

04.05.2015 Powerful Words Of Encouragement From The Sassoon Father – Who Lost 7 Children in Fire – PLEASE SHARE – LIKE – The remains of seven Jewish children killed when a devastating house fire ripped through their family home are being flown to Israel so they can be laid to rest. A procession of hearses from their funeral on Sunday in Brooklyn led their coffins to New York’s JFK airport where they were boarded onto a flight bound for Jerusalem where they will be buried on Monday. The heartbreaking leg of the journey began hours after their father Gabriel Sassoon, broke down during his eulogy. He described how they all ‘had faces of angels’ before starting to weep in front of hundreds of mourners packed inside the Shomrei Hadas Chapel in Borough Park. Mr Sassoon was at a religious retreat early Saturday morning when a fire broke out at his home in Brooklyn, New York – sparked by a malfunctioning hot plate that was left on to keep food warm during the Sabbath, as Jews do not light fires or turn on appliances on their day of rest. His wife Gayle and 14-year-old daughter Tzipora were the only two in his family to survive the blaze, after jumping from the second floor. Sons Yakob, 5, Moshe, 8, Yeshua, 10, and David, 12, and daughters Sarah, 6, Rivkah, 11, and Elian, 15, did not survive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKi1m–miTQ

Lag Ba Omer Rashbi

04.05.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cDO1QctZ-A

Temple Talk Radio: An Apple on the Temple Mount and World War III

05.05.2015 Lag BaOmer Special: Tannaitic Tales for Our Time The Sabbath of the Land and Mount Sinai: The Torah of This World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTMwt4uTp6o

Lag Baomer R.Shimon Bar Yochai

Lag Baomer R.Shimon Bar Yochai By Rabbi David Bitton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIP3aRHRNaw

ימי הספירה – ימים של התעלות

חברת פינטו עברית
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8JWIovWBKA

Parshas Emor and Dinim of Sefira

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvIDxcNfnKo

מהפכות בעולם האסלאם הרב זמיר כהן

אנו נמצאים בתקופה של שינויים מהותיים בעולם המוסלמי. האם יש משמעות רוחנית לדברים, מה הקשר לנבואות אחרית הימים, וכיצד מתחברת לכך הנבואה על מלחמת העולם השלישית? הרב זמיר כהן בהרצאה אקטואלית
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x-Jzt3pIPc

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at Kohelet Yeshiva

31.03.2015 “Our Faith & Our Future” – An Armchair Conversation with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at Kohelet Yeshiva High School on March 16, 2015.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1yzVYxTVEQ

תהלוכת לג בעומר הרב אשכנזי

02.05.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYlv3dupOpQ

Rabbi Cowen – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai / lag baomer

Rabbi Cowen – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai / lag baomer. Dvar Tora from the hilula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0cubgWFz0U&list=UUIkWupi55fVlV66FeDAL7JQ

tiferetisrael

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVwqIuBJ6-Y

מלחמת גוג ומגוג – חייבים לראות!!!!! אדיר!!!

סרט דוקומנטרי מדהים על מלחמת גוג ומגוג שמתארים התנ”ך ומאמרי חז”ל – אודות יום הדין של האנושות כולה!!! ׁ(הצפייה והתתחזקות מהסרטון הזה היא לע”נ נלי נלה בת בת ציון באסיה וכן לעילוי כל נשמות ישראל שנפטרו מאז בריאת העולם ועד עתה ת.נ.צ.ב.ה.)

Yechiva d’Aix-les-Bains

La Yechiva Hahkmei Tsarfath d’Aix-les-Bains est l’une des principales académies talmudiques de France. Une yechiva est établie par Ernest Weill à Neudorf (Strasbourg), en 19331. Dirigée par le Rabbin Simcha Wasserman, fils de l’éminent talmudiste Elchonon Wasserman, elle est alors la seule yechiva de France. En 1938, le Rabbin Wasserman émigre aux États-Unis, laissant la direction de la Yeshiva de Neudorf à Yitzchak Chaikin, disciple du Chofetz Chaim et d’Elchonon Wasserman, fraichement débarqué. Il est bientôt déporté en Allemagne, et la yechiva doit fermer ses portes en 1939 jusqu’à la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.Read More Button--orange
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWJ0CHkp9g0

CHIVA RAV ERRERA ZATSAL 5775

05.01.2015 CHIVA RAV ERRERA ZATSAL 5775
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL2d3QuT2kk

Hesped du Rav Errera par le Grand-Rabbin Wertenschlag

07.01.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO3Notq1o_E

Hesped du Rav Errera par le Rav Yi’hya Teboul

07.01.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOgSK6n3uQ

CONFERENCE DU TSADIK RAV ERRERA CHLITA A L ORT LYON LE 27 FEV 2014

04.03.2014 CONFERENCE DU TSADIK RAV ERRERA CHLITA A L ORT LYON LE 27 FEV 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc6Mqo_A5ag

Rav Errera

31.01.2011 Mélavé Malka à Sarcelles le 29 janvier 2011 avec rav Errera d’Aix-Les-Bains 103 ans et en présence du Psdt de la communauté M. Richard Halimi ainsi que le Grand Rabbin Chalom BERROS.Cours sur Chalom Baït
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOgSK6n3uQ&list=PLS0i7YlR2eBYW8hKmdRN2MkTxA0laRwxL

Rav Errera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE8SacAIhZ4

Rav Haim,Jaskin Haykine Zal d’Aix Les Bains

17.08.2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MuBVJQ2Q-o

21 eme YARTSEIT de RAV CHAJKIN ZATSAL 4 MAI 2014 AIX LES BAINS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZsY4LhOdvw

La yechiva d’Aix les Bains1.wmv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvrNDMqweFk

La yechiva d’Aix les Bains2.wmv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FA3yESoatU

Yechiva d’Aix-les-bains3.VOB

10.04.2012 Une yechiva est établie par Ernest Weill à Neudorf (Strasbourg), en 19331. Dirigée par le Rabbin Simcha Wasserman, fils de l’éminent talmudiste Elchonon Wasserman, elle est alors la seule yechiva de France. En 1938, le Rabbin Wasserman émigre aux États-Unis, laissant la direction de la Yeshiva de Neudorf à Yitzchak Chaikin, disciple du Chofetz Chaim et d’Elchonon Wasserman, fraichement débarqué. Il est bientôt déporté en Allemagne, et la yechiva doit fermer ses portes en 1939 jusqu’à la fin de la seconde Guerre mondiale. Son collège académique décide de rouvrir ses portes après la guerre à Aix-les-Bains, où elle s’établit définitivement. Elle est toujours dirigée par le rabbin Yitzchak Chaikin1, revenu de captivité et accueille d’ailleurs de nombreux rescapés de la Shoah : La Yeshiva Chachmei Tzorfas [la Yechiva des Sages de France] est déjà une réalité – pas simplement un bâtiment élégant, mais un palais. Environ une centaine de jeunes trouveront leur place ici. À présent de nombreux garçons venant de Buchenwald et de Dachau sont inscrits. La yeshiva attend leur arrivée. Le premier Rosh Hayeshiva (doyen) est déjà ici: le Rabbin Chaikin, un ancien étudiant de la Yeshiva de Radin. Lui aussi vient juste de rentrer de captivité [en Allemagne].2 Elle est dirigée aujourd’hui par le Rabbin Yits’hak Weill.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhYskX1Iky4

Aix Les Bains – French Alps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYAGVJx40XE

פסח שני בחוקותי התשעד

30.03.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mriZ8iTS3xU

Parashat Ahare Mot-Kedoshim,,,,Maalat Eretz Yisrael By Rabbi David Bitton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axQmPhO7cgw

Sefiras Haomer With Nadvorna Yerushalayim Rebbe – 5775

27.04.2015 האדמו”ר מנדבורנה ירושלים בספירת העומר Sefiras Haomer With Nadvorna Yerushalayim Rebbe – 5775 יסוד שבנצח: צפו בתמונות מכ”ק האדמו”ר מנדבורנה ירושלים שליט”א בספירת העומר במנגינתו המיוחדת בנוסח נדבורנה, בבית המדרש הגדול ברח’ עזרא שבירושלים
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzADW-qIPM0&list=PLB16D3AE37F74C03D

הרב אמנון יצחק – חובת הלבבות – שער הביטחון

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqAvwX9cApI

A Hesped on Rabbi Ahron Lichtenstein by Rabbi Yochanan Schrader

20.04.2015 Baruch Dayan Emet. One of the greatest has left us. This is a Hesped said by Rabbi Yochanan Schrader, in the Beit Midrash of Akiva Hebrew day school in Southfield Michigan. The photo is from a Shiur that Rav Lichtenstein gave in the Beit Midrash of the Hesder Yeshivah of Yerucham.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsS-XH4gr-U

יחיאל נהרי הבדלה נתניה פרשת אחרי מות קדושים תשע”ה

26.04.2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIU5QxYM-eI

pesach sheni

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ3yu_S0FS0&list=PLr7ntfgAVuM7Fr_F-lOpE93PCBPkA9h9D

Masechet Kiddushin (end of) Perek 1

This video explains the gemarah in Kiddushin on daf 30a about the mitzva of teaching Torah to children and grandchildren
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8PkQ22NkGo&list=UU3CSVw4MFracvMjYzL3jGlw

✡ TV Kolel Happy Hour! ✡

language:Portuguese Este é um canal de aulas de torá e judaismo ortodoxo. Por favor, não assista os vídeos em shabat e yom tov. לעילוי נשמת חנן זאב בן ישראל שלמה ז”ל לרפואה שלמה שרה אסתר בן טובה בתוך שאר חולי ישראל Abaixo você confere os links dos livros que nós estudamos. Bons estudos!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFtP9gUzIE0

Tiferet Sicha – Rabbi Shalom Gold – Perspectives on Yom Haatzamaut

23.04.2015 Rabbi Shalom Gold gives us a greater appreciation for Medinat Yisrael and what it means to celebrate Yom Haatzmaut in this fiery Sicha.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkNvnCF8ikI&list=UUK96JErs4LVdvbw7Up6r9dw

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קול צופייך | תזריע-מצורע תשע”ה | יום השואה | הרה”ג שמואל אליהו

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Our Opinion And Hashem’s Opinion

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Finding What You Didn’t Lose: Pesach Sheni

The “Second Passover” sacrifice was offered as a restitution for the Pascal sacrifice, for someone who was ritually impure or too far away from the Temple at the time of Passover. But Jewish law rules that a non-Jew who converts to Judaism right after Passover, or a child who comes of age right after Passover, must also bring a “Second Passover” sacrifice, even though they were not obligated to bring a sacrifice on the first Passover. The Talmudic commentaries explain that Second Passover has two facets to it: On the one hand, it is “restitution”; on the other, it is a celebration in its own right. There are two lessons taught by Second Passover. First, there is the famous adage of my father-in-law, the Rebbe, that Second Passover teaches us that “no situation is ever completely lost.” But this is relevant only to someone who appears to be “lost.” What about the person who hasn’t “lost” anything at all, for he was never “obligated”? Second Passover comes and teaches a second, new, concept: every Jew must continuously progress in G-d’s ways. A Jew may never be satisfied with his present spiritual state, even if everything appears to be perfect. When a new month comes along, it demands that you reach a new spiritual level, even compared to what you attained last month, on Passover. 14 Iyar, 5744 · May 16, 1984 From Living Torah Disc 88 Program 349

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

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Rambam on Medicine

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Ramabas directives on health!

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How to Make Popular Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Rosh Hashanah is known as the Jewish New Year, a holiday marked by reflection, charity, and repentance. Food is an integral part of the holiday and is used to symbolize the hope for a sweet, fruitful new year.

Step 1: Bake challah bread
Bake challah bread. Dissolve 1 package dry yeast and 2 tablespoons of sugar in 1/2 cup warm water until the yeast begins to foam. Combine 5 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup oil, 2 eggs, and teaspoon salt in a food processor, gradually adding the flour.

Step 2: Cover dough
Put the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let it rise for one hour. Knead the dough and shape it into circular roll, then let it rise again. Glaze with one additional egg and then bake on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes.

Tip
In its round form, the challah represents the cycle of life and the passing year. It is passed around the table so everyone can break off a piece.

Step 3: Slice up apples
Use a knife to slice up a selection of apples. Serve with individual dishes of honey for dipping.

Tip
After an apple slice is dipped in honey, the blessing for eating tree fruits is recited. After the apple is tasted, the apples and honey prayer is recited.

Step 4: Offer fish
Offer a fish dish, which symbolizes the hope that the coming year will bring plenty. Place any whitefish fillets — such as snapper, trout, haddock or sole — in a baking dish.

Step 5: Season the fillets
Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper, apple cider or red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a dash of honey. Garnish with raisins if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until the fish is no longer translucent.

Step 6: Serve new fruits
Serve new fruits, such as pomegranates. A new fruit means one that has just come into season, recently picked. Tradition holds that a pomegranate contains 613 seeds, just as there are 613 of God’s commandments.

Step 7: Make carrot tzimmes
Make tzimmes, a savory, sweet carrot side dish. Peel and slice 12 carrots. Melt 3 tablesoons butter in a saucepan, then add 3 tablespoons honey, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Add the sliced carrots and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour on low heat. L’Shanah Tovah!

Did You Know?
Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. The holiday was established in the Book of Leviticus.

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Israeli Food Culture

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song is Chants Judeo-Marocains by Emil Zrihan performed by the Israel Andalusian Orchestra
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Le Nougat

Voici une recette de pâtisserie orientale, qui est originaire d’Algérie, et que m’a transmise Nelly. Elle fait traditionnellement ce nougat lors de Pourim, une fête juive pendant le mois de février. Rien de compliqué à faire pour peu qu’on fasse bien attention à ne pas faire brûler les dattes sur le feu, et qu’on respect le temps de cuisson.
Ce nougat est un régal, essayez le vous m’en direz des nouvelles !
Merci à Nelly T. pour la recette 🙂

Ingrédients :

1.3 kg de dattes dénoyautées
400 gr d’amandes non salées
400 gr de noisette non salées
300 gr de sésame doré
250 gr de miel d’acacia liquide
1 Cs de cannelle en poudre
1 Cs de muscade en poudre
1 Cs de gingembre en poudre
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