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Inside Jewish Morocco

15.04.2011

What issues are facing Morocco’s Jewish community today? Join Dina Kadisha as she explores Moroccan Jewish life and the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Moroccan Jewish Community of Toronto holds a “Soiree Andalous/Noche de Berberisca”

07.06.2012

Ribi David Kadoch singing beautiful Moroccan songs in Arabic and Hebrew

Special news coverage: Jewish Moroccan American community honor King of Morocco, Mohammed VI

17.12.2010

The American Sephardi Federation Celebrates 2000 years of Jewish Life in Morocco at Gala Benefit Dinner in New york City

Celebrating Hiloula in Morocco

 15.06.2009

MOROCCO — JTA’s Alison Klayman visits Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to explore the Jewish ritual of hiloula — the remembrance of great rabbis and Jewish sages. June 13, 2009 (http://jta.org)

Jewish Community in Morocco

28.12.2008

Journalist Yehuda Ceitlin travles to Casablanca to find a shirinking Jewish Community in Morocco. It’s remaining members have friends and family living abroad, but chooce to coexist with the North African Muslim population. People: Rabbi Sholom Eidelman, Reizel Raskin, Languege: Hebrew, Yiddish

Morocco, Maroc, Marruecos מרוקו المغرب

07.12.2007

Photos from Morocco, Marrakesh/Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Tangiers.. etc
Chanson/Music by Pinhas Cohen

The Moroccan Jews Heritage

 11.03.2009

http://www.atlanticonnection.com presents Old pictures of the Moroccan Jews, wedding celebrations and daily life, Morocco has always a multicultural country that respects all religions and all races

SEPHARDI JEWS, JUIFS SEPHARDES SEFARADES, SOMPTUEUSES TOILETTES DES JUIVES

 06.11.2008

Take a look at the magnificent dresses worn by the Jewish women of Morocco for their pre-wedding Henna ceremony.More often than not, many if not all of these dresses are handed down from mothers to daughters often for generations.
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The launch of a European manifesto for the UK Jewish community
Jerusalem Post
It is a pleasure to see policy makers, European and World umbrella Jewish organizations respond so positively to the UK Jewish Community’s Manifesto for the upcoming European Parliament elections. The Board of Deputies of British Jews’ manifesto was 
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Ukraine Jewish community leader : ‘No evidence of rise in anti-Semitism or 
European Jewish Press
KIEV(EJP)—Ukrainian Jewish community leader Vadim Rabinovitch said that ”there is no evidence whatsoever of a rise in anti-Semitism or xenophobia in Ukraine as a result of the protests.” In an interview with European Jewish Press, the Vice 
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Ukraine Jews hunkering down amid turmoil
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
“The overall situation in relation to the Jewish community in Ukraine is tolerant and peaceful,” said Vadim Rabinovich, president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, in a statement issued Feb. 24. “There have been no mass outbursts or exacerbation of 
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Jewish Agency presents board with Diaspora initiative’s ‘final’ recommendations
Jerusalem Post
The recommendations, which will guide Israel’s policy regarding Jewish communitiesabroad over the coming years, was revised this week in light of input by participants in an online forum held last week by the Jewish Agency and Jerusalem and Diaspora 
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Ukraine’s Jews count cost of unrest
Australian Jewish News
The turmoil in Ukraine has left one of Europe’s largest Jewish communities on edge. After an outbreak of violence in Kiev last week that left dozens of protesters and policemen dead, President Viktor Yanukovych fled the capital and Parliament installed 
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Communal awareness of disabilities grows
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
William Daroff, vice president for public policy of the Jewish Federations of North America, a sponsor of Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month and co-chair of the Jewish Disabilities Advocacy Network, said, “Within the Jewish community, recognizing that 
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Community heads campaign to feed ‘all who are hungry’
New Jersey Jewish News
Following the dictate in the Haggada that says “Let all who are hungry come and eat,” theJewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is launching a campaign during March “to raise awareness of the issue of hunger and to help those who are hungry in the 
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After ban, Danish gov’t minister to examine science of ritual slaughter
St. Louis Jewish Light
Jorgensen made the statement during a meeting Friday with representatives of Denmark’sJewish and Muslim communities following his decision earlier this month to ban ritual slaughter, or shechitah, in Denmark. Danish Chief Rabbi Bent Dov Lexner wrote 
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PA Report: Abbas Angry at Kerry, Threatened to End Talks
Arutz Sheva
PA-based newspaper: Kerry demanded that Abbas recognize Israel, annex 10 Jewish communities and give up on Jordan Valley. By Elad Benari. First Publish: 2/27/2014, 1:14 AM. Kerry and Abbas meet in Paris. Reuters. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman 
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Free books — 10 million of them — help keep Jewish kids Jewish
Religion News Service
Those funds are matched by local Jewish organizations in each community served by the PJ Library. These include cities with large numbers of Jews, such as New York, but also areas with tiny Jewish communities, such as Southern West Virginia.
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Noam Bedin gives back to Sderot through Young Communities

 13.07.2010

Jewish Agency

Noam Bedin made aliyah and decided to settle in Israel’s southern region, namely, Sderot. There he joined Ayalim and started to give back to the community. Listen to his compelling story!

Jewish Agency’s Youth Futures Program

The Jewish Community of Sweden

The Jews in Germany 2010

14.01.2010 Post Holocaust Germany has fastest growing Jewish community in Europe.

Turkey: Jewish Community Under Pressure | European Journal

Jewish communities in the Middle East have contracted dramatically in recent decades – apart from a small community in Teheran and a larger one in Turkey,which is well integrated into the Muslim country.500 years ago,Sephardic Jews fled the Spanish Inquisition and settled in the Ottoman Empire. Today,the community numbers some 26,000 members. It still publishes its own newspaper,called Shalom ,runs a hospital,a retirement home and a dozen synagogues. Traditionally,Turkey has been among Israel’s allies,but the fighting in Gaza has put a severe strain on the relationship. Istanbul’s Jewish community is feeling the tension.

Leader of Ultra Orthodox Jewish Community Dies at 102

20.07.2012 Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv, a venerable voice within Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community, dies at 102.
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Russian Jewish community thriving after dark past

After years of mass emigration Russian Jews are returning home in increasing numbers. Persecution in Tsarist Russia and then the Soviet Union led many to leave for Israel and the U.S. But those who’ve made the decision to come back say Russia is now more tolerant and prosperous.

Famous Jewish Women – Actresses

21.12.2009

 

Raising awareness of child sexual abuse in Jewish communities
Jerusalem Post
It is essential that we, as citizens of the global Jewish community, educate ourselves on the plight of victims of child sexual abuse, as well as institutional cover- ups that have occurred (and are still occurring) within our communities. Maccabi 
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Jewish communal awareness of disabilities is growing, but advocates say not 
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Nonetheless, advocates say the Jewish community still has a long way to go when it comes to opening doors for Jews with disabilities, a diverse group estimated to make up 15-20 percent of the total Jewish population. It’s a group that encompasses 
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Ukraine Jews hunkering down amid turmoil
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
“The overall situation in relation to the Jewish community in Ukraine is tolerant and peaceful,” said Vadim Rabinovich, president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress, in a statement issued Monday. “There have been no mass outbursts or exacerbation of 
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Jewish Agency presents board with Diaspora initiative’s ‘final’ recommendations
Jerusalem Post
The recommendations, which will guide Israel’s policy regarding Jewish communitiesabroad over the coming years, was revised this week in light of input by participants in an online forum held last week by the Jewish Agency and Jerusalem and Diaspora 
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Jewish LIFE to host ‘A Night To Celebrate Isreal’ event
Hunterdon County Democrat
Jewish LIFE—Learning Is For Everyone—invites community members to the Second Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel on Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. This event will benefit the community’s support of Israel Bonds and The State of Israel, and will be 
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Israel urged to send forces to guard Ukrainian Jews
The Times of Israel
The head of a prominent European Jewish group requested Tuesday that the Israeli government urgently send security personnel to Ukraine in order to protect the Jewish communities there, which have been targeted during the political unrest gripping the 
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‘Israel, Protect Us!’
Arutz Sheva
The rabbi informed the prime minister and defense minister of a growing feeling of dread among Jewish communities in the Ukraine, in the last 48 hours, as the anti-Semitic wave grows. Among the events reporte, Rabbi Margolin lists: a fire bomb thrown 
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For Zion’s sake: Ten million in 10 years!
Jerusalem Post
Nor is there reason to believe that Israel could more effectively run Jewish schools around the world than local education professionals and Jewish communities. If the goal is to increase Israel’s Jewish population, and it should be, a multi-faceted 
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Critical thinking is key in game of mah jongg
San Antonio Express
16 at Barshop Jewish Community Center, where Jewish Family Service presented the fourth annual edition of its reincarnated mah jongg tournament benefit. There were more than 100 competitors, all but one being women. Their ages ranged from their 30s 
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Shalom, Latvia: A Jewish Culture Guide
Shalom Life
Although Jewish communities flourished throughout the 18th century, unfortunately many faced taxation, persecution, and even expulsion. Courland (comprising both provinces of Piltene and Courland) became part of Imperial Russia in 1795. In 1799 
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Interview with Harry Finkelman

24.02.2014

In this clip, Harry Finkelman shares some of his early memories of the Hamilton Jewish community in the 1910s. He notes name of shops, shop owners, streets and describes some of the synagogues.

Talmud Torah building (Hamilton, ON), April 1979. Ontario Jewish Archives, item 1795.

The Future of Judaism and Islam on American Campuses

 24.02.2014

February 18, 2014–The Annual John Paul II Center Lecture at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), this panel focuses on how Jews and Muslims can learn from one another how to best form uniquely American religious identities that will serve them into adulthood and communal responsibility. Panelists include Imam Abdullah Antepli of Duke University, Rabbi Gail Swedroe of the University of Florida Hillel, and Professor Mehnaz Afridi of Manhattan College. Huffington Post Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush moderates.

This event was sponsored by the JTS Milstein Center for Interreligious Dialogue and The John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue at the Angelicum, Rome.

Sanctuary – Jewish Learning Never Stops

 24.02.2014

This episode of “Sanctuary” explores the vibrant, diverse world of adult Jewish education in the Chicago area — classes that bring life to ancient texts and contemporary study, immersing students in the centuries-old wisdom of sages while, potentially, transforming how the students view their own lives today.

From rabbinic scholars to neophytes with little Jewish background and no knowledge of Hebrew, there’s a program for just about everyone, regardless of age, observance or denomination. Featured are the Florence Melton School for Adult Jewish Learning; Svara: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva; Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel; and the collection of educational programs offered by JCC Chicago. Rabbi Michael Balinsky of the Chicago Board of Rabbis serves as guide. Cindy Sher hosts.

New exhibition about the Cuban Jewish Community – Mael Benoliel for i24News

24.02.2014

(french version) 2014

Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

21.02.2010

Rabbi Shaul Praver interviews Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz, Executive Director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Understanding at Sacred Heart U. in Fairfield, CT

Stamford’s Rabbi Ehrenkranz remembered as ‘a giant’

STAMFORD — The city’s Jewish community is mourning one of its most prominent leaders, Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz, who led Congregation Agudath 

Peres: All religions should speak out against the killing of innocents

 a businessman and former president of AMIA – the Argentine Jewish CommunityCenter – Adalberto Rodriguez Giavarini, a former chief economist 

Supporting school choice

We want Jewish children to be able to be educated in Jewish Day Schools  to represent the interest of the Florida Jewish Day School community.

Eastern Ukraine synagogue hit by firebombs

Several Jewish communities in Kiev have beefed up their security arrangements during the unrest. Other communities put their activities on hold for 
Toulouse anti-racism rally features anti-Zionism chants
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Some of the insults were directed at Nicole Yardeni, who heads the local chapter of the CRIF umbrella group of Jewish communities, during the march on Saturday by 2,000 people. The march was organized by a gay group, Arc-en-Ciel, following the spraying 
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Jewish groups urge Gov. Brewer to veto SB1062
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix
Typical of the Jewish groups’ responses was an email sent by the Jewish CommunityAssociation of Greater Phoenix and signed by Joel Kramer, the board chair, and Stuart Wachs, president and CEO: “While the Association does not take political positions, 
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Jewish Agency Offering Emergency Help To Ukraine’s Jews
The Jewish Week
The Jewish Agency said it would offer immediate emergency assistance to the Jewish community of coup-ravaged Ukraine and help secure its institutions. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky’s announcement on Saturday came hours after protests in 
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At March Against Anti-Semitism, Jewish Leader Told To ‘Get Lost’
Jewish Daily Forward
Participants in a march against anti-Semitism in Toulouse hurled anti-Zionist insults at a Jewish fellow demonstrator. The insults were directed at Nicole Yardeni, who heads the local chapter of the CRIF umbrella group of Jewish communities, during a 
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Jewish Agency offers emergency aid to Ukraine Jews
Canadian Jewish News
JERUSALEM — The Jewish Agency said it would offer immediate emergency assistance to the Jewish community of coup-ravaged Ukraine and help secure its institutions. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky’s announcement on Saturday came hours 
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Chabad Representatives in Ukraine Stay Put, Appeal for Help
Lubavitch.com
Chabad representatives—there are roughly 70 couples serving Jewish life Ukraine, which has an estimated Jewish population of 300,000—are not leaving. In interviews with lubavitch.com, they echoed similar attitudes, saying that their role is to serve 
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Danish slaughter ban unites Jews and Muslims
www.worldbulletin.net
Representatives from Denmark’s Muslim and Jewish communities spoke to the country’s food minister on Saturday about new slaughter laws that are contrary to their religious practices. Earlier this week, Denmark passed a new law forbidding the animal 
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Come home, Ukrainian Jews
Jerusalem Post
The Ukrainian Jewish community is one of the largest Jewish communities in the Diaspora, with some 200,000 members. These communities are spread across the country from Lviv in the West to Kiev in the center to Dnepropetrovsk in the East. Both young 
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Purim ‘homecoming’ for Perth Amboy Jews
New Jersey Jewish News
Over the years, however, what was once one of the largest Jewish communities in the state has declined, and its families have spread throughout the country and world. However, from March 14 to 16, they can relive those glory days during the 
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#MakeItHappen Micro Giving Circle Awards Eight Grants
Boulder Jewish News
DSC_0060 The #MakeItHappen Micro Giving Circle at Rose Community Foundation has made grants to support eight new, creative Jewish projects through the Schusterman Family Foundations’ #MakeItHappen micro-grants initiative. From October through 
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Centro Sefaradí (Sephardic Community Center) in Vedado with President Mayra Levi

23.02.2014

The Pope and the Rabbi

23.02.2014

Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen is the main dialogue partner between the Vatican and the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the single most important institution in the Jew.

Pope Francis reunited with one of his oldest friends from Buenos Aires. Isaac Sacca, is the chief rabbi of the Sephardi Jewish comm.

Rabbi Mizrachi – Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Because He Realized Christianity Was A Lie

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour speaks with Rabbi Abraham Skorka about his unique, 15-years long friendship Pope Francis.

Rabbi Abraham Skorka says he sees the Pope not just as the head of the Catholic Church, but above all else as a close friend. In fa.

One of Pope Francis’ longtime friends, Rabbi Abraham Skorka from Argentina, opened up to the Associated Press about their .

Rabbi Sol Solomon comments on Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, which exonerates Jews from killing you-know-who.

Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning Saint John’s University November 18th, 2013 Rabbi Mordechai Levin, who met fellow Argentinean Cardinal Jorge Berg.

Pope Benedict XVI last week announced his resignation from the Papal Seat in Rome. What’s a rabbi have to say about the Pope and the Vatican? It raises a num.

Jimmy Fallon’s monologue from Thursday, January 23. Part 2 of 2 Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Watch The Toni.

April 2010 – Rabbi Shmuley meets the Pope in Rome.

Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs, spoke from Jerusalem outside Notre Dame de Zion Church about Pope Francis I and hi.

Rabbi Mordechai Friedman The Pope is a crook.

Even though he has just begun his pontificate, it seems like Pope Francis is quite open to having dialogue with Christians of other.

Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger on Tuesday (February 12) praised Pope Benedict’s inter-religious outreach and said relations between Israel and the Vatican .

May 2010 – Monmouth County NJ – Rabbi Shmuley spoke to a crowd about his meeting with the Pope and his request to have him join in his initiative to convince.

In March, Benedict XVI met with a group of Jewish leaders from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. During the meeting, the pope reaffirmed the Churchs declaration.

Rabbi Abraham Skorka, rector and professor of Biblical and Rabbinic Literature at the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano, speaks about his longtime dialogue .

Rabbi David Dalin talked about his book The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis, published by Regnery. He writes that Pope.

We think as activist and researchers we have access to all the information vital in making informative & logical conclusions. We feel many of our elders have.

Published on Nov 22, 2013 One of Pope Francis’ good friends, a rabbi from Argentina, has revealed the details of their long-time friendship in an interview w.

Rabbi Michael Mayersohn speaking at the annual Religious Education Congress sponsored by the Office of Religious Education for the Catholic Archdiocese of Lo.

On the first day of his papacy, Pope Francis reached out to Rome’s Jewish community and said he hoped to build on the good relations.

Meeting with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI with representatives of the institutions engaged in inter-religious dialogue and activities the promote mutual re.

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

23.02.2014

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

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_

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

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Bet

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Jewish Agency to Extend Emergency Assistance to Ukraine’s Jewish Community
Yeshiva World News
shar Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky announced on motzei Shabbos Vayakel 5774 that The Jewish Agency will extend immediate emergency assistance to the Jewish community of Ukraine and will help secure 
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Jewish Agency offering emergency help to Ukraine Jews
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The Jewish Agency will help Ukraine through its Emergency Assistance Fund for Jewish Communities, which enables Jewish communities at risk to strengthen security measures. Sharansky said in a statement that Ukraine is “one of the most vibrant Jewish 
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Jewish Agency Offers Emergency Aid To Ukraine’s Jewish Community
Jewish Daily Forward
The Jewish Agency said it would offer immediate emergency assistance to Ukraine’sJewish community and will help secure the country’s Jewish institutions. Saturday evening’s announcement by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky came hours after 
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When a brutal winter breaks down barriers between US Jewish communities
Haaretz
The feeling of having multiple communities representing different denominations and traditions under one roof, each doing Jewish its own way, infused our building not only with many more people than usual, but also a palpable sense of energy, dynamism, 
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Jewish Agency Chairman Vows Emergency Aid To Secure Jewish Communities 
JP Updates
Jewish Agency The Jewish Agency will extend immediate emergency assistance to theJewish community of Ukraine and will help secure Jewish institutions in the country, the Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky 
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Jews of Thessaloniki Are Suing Germany in Europe’s Human Rights Court
Jewish Daily Forward
The Jewish community of Thessaloniki is suing Germany for the return of a ransom paid during the Nazi occupation of Greece. The papers were filed Friday in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, the community’s president, David 
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Israeli agency funding security aid for Ukrainian Jews
GlobalPost
Israel’s Jewish Agency has sent funds to boost security for the 200,000-strong Jewish community in Ukraine following the deadly political protests there, a spokesman said Sunday. “We have sent initial aid at the request of the heads of the Ukrainian 
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Jewish groups provide emergency assistance to Ukrainian Jews
JNS.org
(JNS.org) Jewish organizations have set up emergency assistance for Ukraine’s roughly 200,000-member Jewish community amid ongoing political unrest there. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) said that it is providing immediate 
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Israeli agency sends aid to Ukraine Jews
Press TV
“We have sent initial aid at the request of the heads of the Ukrainian Jewish community to finance purchase of surveillance systems and the protection of Jewish institutions, particularly schools and synagogues,” Avi Mayer, a spokesman for the agency 
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Florida: It’s not just for old Jews anymore
The Times of Israel
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (JTA) — At the Urban Rustic Cafe in a strip mall in this city located between Miami to the south and the Palm Beach retirement communities to the north, the line for a table stretches out the door and into the parking lot. Inside the 
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Building Jewish Values and Identity in the Age of the iPod

12.05.2013

How do we help Jewish youth grow into adults who demonstrate menschlekheit, are confident and caring, and are connected to a Jewish community? We’ll look at common challenges, some of which are long-standing and some of which are related to the increasingly “plugged-in” world of today’s youth, and discuss the changing nature of Jewish identity. We’ll explore the ways in which Jewish educators are responding to emerging needs and focus on the implications for parents and for synagogues.

Maurice Elias is professor of Clinical Psychology and Interdisciplinary Health at Rutgers University. He is the Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, dedicated to building children’s skills for facing the tests of life. Dr. Elias is Contributing Faculty to the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life. In that capacity, he lectures widely to synagogues, religious schools, Jewish education and research groups. He also teaches a seminar, “Growing up Jewish in America.”

Jeffrey S. Kress is associate professor and area coordinator for Jewish Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary. He coordinates informal and communal education at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education. He recently served as the chair of the Network for Research in Jewish Education. His latest book Development, Learning, and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish High Schools won a Jewish Book Council National Book Award and he is working on a book on spiritual, social and emotional elements of Jewish education.

The Global Jewish Community & Israel Panel

13.06.2013

Four leading Israeli thinkers + today’s most crucial issues + virtual contributions from ROI’s global Community = a model of civil dialogue addressing pressing challenges facing today’s Jewish world.

Waqf Employee Talking to a Jew on Temple Mount

Marla Schuchman Shares the Israel Startup Community with Phoenix

16.04.2013

Marla Schuchman flew in to Arizona to chat with us about the Israeli startup community and the why & how of their prowess.

She shared her experiences and observations of almost 5 years living in Tel Aviv.

She gives an authentic view inside of one of the world’s most entrepreneurial regions in the world.

About the Author: Yisrael Medad resides in Shiloh and is a foreign media spokesperson for the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities. If you don’t see 

On View: The Story of Esther’s Children

Ironically, because Jews were exempt from the prohibitions of Shiite Muslims to compose and play secular music, the Jewish community became the 

Jewish life flourishes in Baltimore

When we think about major Jewish communities in North America, several come to mind right away. New York, Los Angeles and even Toronto have 

South Florida’s Jewish Community Grows Beyond Its Retirees

Miami — (JTA) — At the Urban Rustic Cafe in a strip mall in this city located between Miami to the south and the Palm Beach retirement communities 
South Florida’s Jewish Community Grows Beyond Its Retirees
Jewish Daily Forward
More than half a million Jews live in three counties there – Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach – making the region America’s third-largest Jewish metro area behind only New York and Los Angeles. Add in the smaller Jewish communities elsewhere in 
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Florida: It’s not just for old Jews anymore
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
More than half a million Jews live in three counties there — Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — making the region America’s third-largest Jewish metro area behind only New York and Los Angeles. Add in the smaller Jewish communities elsewhere in 
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Jewish life flourishes in Baltimore
Canadian Jewish News
When we think about major Jewish communities in North America, several come to mind right away. New York, Los Angeles and even Toronto have large communities nestled within major urban centres. You might be surprised, however, to learn that 
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Athletes In Sochi Honor Memory Of Munich 11
The Jewish Week
Photo By Chabad.org. Since the murder of 11 Israeli Olympians by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, the Jewish communities in most Olympic host cities have hosted a memorial ceremony in the victims’ memory. On Sunday, it was 
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US Jewish groups defending John Kerry against Israeli attacks
UPI.com
Robert Wexler, D-Fla., who now heads the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, has been making the rounds of Jewish communities, JTA said Monday. J Street, a Washington Jewish organization supporting a two-state solution, 
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Jewish group’s boycott reflects short-term thinking, says minister
Politics.hu
Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog has expressed regret over the Sunday decision of the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) not to participate in the government’s Holocaust 2014 programmes until further notice. “I regret that they 
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You say women ‘don’t need’ tefillin? Here’s why I do

The “deeper and more critical” questions you raise are indeed vital to the future of the halakhically observant Jewish community. However, the issue of 

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avi Liberman’s visit to Malta

05.01.2013

Avi Liberman – Israeli Foreign Minister, visits the Malta Israel Cultural a Friendship Society and the Jewish Community of Malta in June 2010. Lawrence Attard Bezzina president of the Society

The Malta-Israel Cultural & Friendship Society Chanukkah 2012 in Malta

17.12.2012

Hanukka 2012 (Dec, 09th Sunday), celebrated in Jean de la Vallette square, Valletta Malta. event organised by Lawrence Attard-Bezzina, president of the Malta-Israel Cultural & Friendship society and Rabbi Haim Segal from Chabad, with the cooperation of the Abulafia Jewish Foundation of Malta and the Jewish Community. raw footage some of which was screened on NET TV Malta. Lawrence Attard Bezzina

Purim 2012 celebration in Malta filmed by Lawrence Attard Bezzina

 10.03.2012

Short film of the celebration of Purim of Maltese Jews and their co-religionists from South America and other distinguised guests.00 The event was sponsored by His Eminence the Admor and Chief Rabbi of Malta Dov Beer Riger HaCohen.

Purim 2012 Malta

 10.03.2012

Purim 2012 with Admor of Malta

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Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Rabbi Kurland has warmed the hearts of hundreds of students throughout his thirty-eight years as a lecturer of Talmud and Ethics and as a mentor at Sh’or Yoshuv Institute of Jewish Studies in Far Rockaway, New York. He is a long-time student of its founder, Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld, of blessed memory. Rabbi Kurland lives with his wife Leah and family in Far Rockaway, New York. He is a popular speaker and the author of a series of books entitled A Time to Laugh, a Time to Listen, volumes 1-3.

On January 26th 2014 the CHAZAQ organization hosted Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland. The event took place at the Beth Gavriel Community Center in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

The topic of the lecture was “Dating and Marriage”

Please Note that the last few minutes of the lecture are missing.

For upcoming CHAZAQ events and programs email Info@Chazaq.org or visit http://www.CHAZAQ.org

Superbowl lecture by R’ Igal Haimoff on “Being Proud” – February 2, 2014

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On February 2nd 2014 the CHAZAQ organization hosted Rabbi Igal Haimoff who is the Rabbi of Yeshiva Ohel Simcha in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The event took place at the Beth Gavriel Community Center in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

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For upcoming CHAZAQ events and programs email Info@Chazaq.org or visit http://www.CHAZAQ.org

R’ Uri Zohar speaking about his Life plus Questions & Answers session – ENGLISH lecture!

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The event was titled “Once a Movie Star…. NOW a Leading Rabbi!” On January 14th, 2014 the CHAZAQ organization hosted a Special Evening with Rabbi Uri Zohar a Man who once attracted thousands to the Movie theaters and now attracts thousands to the Torah way of life! The event began with words of introduction from Yaniv Meirov the Operations Manager of CHAZAQ and followed by Rabbi Zohar’s lecture. There were 2 Videos shown during the lecture of the Lev L’Achim organizations vital work.

For upcoming CHAZAQ events and programs email Info@Chazaq.org or visit http://www.CHAZAQ.org

 

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