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Shhh… Don’t Report Frum Abuse?

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Jewish Community Watch, a child-sexual-abuse advocacy group, held a landmark seminar directed toward addressing sexual abuse issues within the Jewish community. The following video contains some highlights from the three-hour seminar.

The event featured a variety of experts from a range of fields. Rav Tauber, a world-renowned Rav, Dayan and Rabbi, lectured and provided insight into Jewish legal and halachic perspective. Rav Tauber loudly proclaimed that any rabbi that assists a predator is equivalent to having committed the crime himself. Benny Forer, a veteran criminal prosecutor, discussed legal issues pertaining to CSA and explained the reasons why there is a life-time registration requirement for sex-offenders. Dennis Brown, Executive Director of the Ness Counseling Center, provided insight into the mind of a predator and his motivations. Meyer Seewald, Director of JCW, recounted his story and reasons for creating the organization.

Jewish Community Watch is an organization dedicated toward the eradication of child sexual abuse within the orthodox Jewish community. As a victim advocacy group and community awareness center, JCW provides information to community members relating to accused predators as well as providing training and resources for survivors and their families.

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Special thanks to the 178 people at the event that signed up to donate and/or volunteer for Jewish Community Watch.

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Benny Ferdman “Stunned” at Winning $15,000 Jewish Educator Award

“I try to inspire students with a sense of identity, a sense of connection…” says Benny Ferdman of New Community Jewish High School after receiving his Award. Judging by the wild cheers of the student body as the Award was presented by BJE Executive Director Dr. Gil Graff and Milken Family Foundation Executive Vice President Richard Sandler, Benny is indeed inspiring them on a daily basis.
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Tribute to Shandy Lieberman, of blessed memory – A memorial …http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/2361506/jewish/…
Join family, friends and the Inverrary Jewish community in Lauderhill, Florida as they pay tribute to their beloved Chabad emissary Rebbetzin …

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Republican NYC Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota revealed in an interview that his mother’s mother had a Jewish Memorial when she passed away, but .

Recollections Of Jewish Bradford

A series of four short interview snippets from a longer dialogues of oral history interviews with members of Bradford’s Jewish Community in West Yorkshire, in England.
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✡Stefan Simmonds
✡ Rita and Richard Dalton
✡Hanneke Dye
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Zach and Mendy Answer YOUR Questions! | Have A Little Faith

This week on Have A Little Faith, Zach and Mendy searched through your comments and pulled out some delicious ones to answer!

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Social Inclusion

How do you create a social environment for children with special needs. Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Yehudis Silverman from the Friendship Circle about their unique social inclusion program on the Upper East Side.

The Friendship Circle’s unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower children with special needs, while enriching the lives of everyone else involved:

Children with special needs bloom and gain the confidence they need to make the most of their abilities and talents. Teenage volunteers learn the priceless value of giving, the curative power of friendship, and the vital importance of integrating children with special needs into the community. Parents and siblings receive much-needed needed respite and support from Friendship Circle programs and the Friendship Circle family. The Friendship Circle links volunteers, children, parents, staff, and supporters in a seamless circle of friendship that makes miracles happen every day.

 

Don’t lose hope for secular American Jews – ‘Israeliness’ may be the Jerusalem Post

Within this reality, the phenomenon of growing Israeli communal life in the United States offers a new model for American secular Jews to express their Judaism 
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The Pew Study: Great News!Chabad.org

Sure, Jewish culture can compete in the marketplace of American culture but that will inevitably lead to it becoming absorbed into the white noise of American 
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Film depicts Sukkot traditions, buildingsRU Daily Targum

Hutt said if Sukkot had been placed at any other time, it would be much more popular. “We’re always taught about Sukkot when the synagogue puts up one giant 
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Last night, Tom Jones gave a concert in Tel Aviv, despite pressure from something called the Cardiff branch of the Palestine Solidarity …

Don’t Bet Against the Jews! – Michael Medved at Chabad of …http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/2307827/jewish/…
Radio host Michael Medved talks about his personal journey in Judaism, the inexplicable phenomenon of Jewish continuity, and the thriving …

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See Jewish settlement Latest News, Photos, Biography, Videos and Wallpapers. Jewish settlement profile on Times of India

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Australian Jews pushed out of homes by bushfires | JPost …http://www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Features/Australian…
Jewish groups rally to help victims; Chabad-run community kitchen in Bondi stages cook-a-thon, preparing food for victims and firefighters.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind helps Jewish group fight …http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/…hikind-helps-jewish-group…
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind helps Jewish group fight child abuse Borough Park pol pushes $950,000 in state money to Project Innocent …

ESPN’s Andy Katz Talks College Basketball and Jewish Sports …forward.com/articles/185746
Yiddish Video Channel; Fast Forward. ESPN’s Andy Katz Talks College Basketball and Jewish Sports Guys TV Reporters Are Members of Tribe, Too.

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The Invincible Spirit of Youth – CTeenhttp://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_cdo/aid/2354458/jewish/…
CTeen is a dynamic network for Jewish teens of all backgrounds that offers awesome meaningful programs which harnesses the incredible …

Jewish Life to feature guest lecturers and Israeli short filmsMyCentralJersey.com  – 17 hours
BRIDGEWATER — Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is featuring a variety of special events in November and December, featuring authors, …

3 fall events celebrating Jewish cultureSeattle Times  – 10 hours
Jewish Touch, Music of Remembrance and Early Music Guild (via Ensemble Lucidarium) will be presenting programs representing a wide variety of …

Moving and Shaking: Milken Jewish Educator Awards and USCJ conferenceThe Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles  – 23 hours
Osnat Bernstein of Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School was one of four recipients of this year’s Jewish Educator Award. Courtesy of the Milken …

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Check out these great events for the whole family sponsored by The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore or Associated …

Coming Out as Jewish | Dana Beyerhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-beyer/coming-out-as-jewish_b…
When I speak on coming out and bring in my own experiences, I often leaven the stories with references to Jewish law and tradition. In some …

EVENT: Aaron Hughes Gives Inaugural Lecture as Bernstein …article.wn.com/view/2013/10/24/EVENT_Aaron_Hughes_Gives…
Montreal Jewish population remains steady, will Values Charter spark exodus?

Start-up Nation’ meets Europe at Berlin event for Jewish …http://www.jpost.com/…up…event-for-Jewish-professionals-329709
Conference meant “to connect young professionals with the Jewish world and engage people not affiliated with Jewish life.”

Belly up for Shalom Y’allSavannah Morning News  – 18 hours
T he Shalom Y’all Jewish Food Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary year. Set for Oct. 27 in Forsyth Park, the annual fest is …

Israeli chefs to reconstruct extravagant Jewish-Polish banquet in Tel AvivHaaretz Daily  – 12 hours
An exclusive dinner, detailed in a Warsaw Hebrew Newspaper from 1893, will be recreated in modern-day Tel Aviv in an attempt to ‘redefine ..

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Events. American Decline: The New Anti-Semitism and the Fate of Israel – Detroit. November 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm Congregation Shaarey Zedek …

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage …http://www.timesofisrael.com/events/…iraqi-jewish-heritage-10
For the first time, a rare collection of Jewish historic materials recovered in May 2003 from the flooded basement of the Mukhabarat, Saddam …

Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind helps Jewish group fight …http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/…hikind-helps-jewish-group…
Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind helps Jewish group fight child abuse Borough Park pol pushes $950,000 in state money to Project Innocent …

41st Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair Date Night: Dan Gets a …houston.culturemap.com/eventdetail/41st-annual-jewish…
Humorist Dan Zevin’s coming-of-middle-age tale provides comic relief about the hilarious journey from couple-hood to family-hood and about a …

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The creation of the Center for Jewish Studies is the most exciting development I have witnessed in … Inaugural event for the UC Berkeley …

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This Week’s Torah ReadingAmerican Thinker (blog)

Recited in synagogues all over the world, this week’s Torah portion, Genesis Chapter 23, is titled “Chaye Sarah” – the life span of Judaism’s First Matriarch.
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Making the Most of Torah by TelephoneChabad.org

Jerusalem-born Oren Rahat describes himself as a Modern Orthodox Jew. A graduate of Religious-Zionist yeshivahs, he has always valued Torah study as an 
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Saratoga Chabad celebrates completion of new TorahThe Saratogian

Shmuly Gordon waits in front of Saratoga Chabad to pass out special Simchat Torah flags Sunday during the celebration of the newly finished Torah.
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Rav E. MelamedJudaism’s Basic Law: Torah StudyArutz Sheva

When attempting to present a vision for the State of Israel, it is imperative to first address the mitzvah of Talmud Torah (Torah study), since the unique vision of 
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The Genius FetusThe Jewish Press

It is taught the entire Torah, all of it… But as it comes into the air of the world, an angel comes, strikes it on its mouth, and makes it forget the entire Torah (Niddah 
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Long Term SatisfactionAish

In our Torah portion we learn how Esau was willing to sell his birthright,  But the Torah teaches us that the things that are truly valuable don’t always come right 
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Author explains ancient scroll to Marlboro congregationCanton Repository

Josh McDowell, a Christian author and lecturer, brought the Lodz Torah Scroll, a copy of the Jewish holy text dating back to 1530, to an audience at the Chapel 
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Mobile Apps for Bar Mitzvah PrepThe Jewish Week (blog)

The mobile app is an interactive text of the Torah and haftorah with the appropriate musical notes. The layout of the Tikun is specialized designed to fit the iPad 
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ABOUT TOWN WITH MARK SNYDER: Israeli Naval Commandos Patch.com

For further information contact Rabbi Jonathan Hausman at Ahavath Torah Congregation at 781-344-8733. Please note that there will be no photography, 
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Notable American Jews And Their Amazing ContributionsHuffington Post

A recent Pew Survey investigated the current state of Jewish life in America with some surprising findings . But was is clear is that American Jews have an 
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Four things to do about Pew survey findings on #JewishAmericaHaaretz

Its key findings — that younger Jews are not only less connected to, but are also less interested in, Jewish life — puts in sharp relief the challenge before us.
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Film depicts Sukkot traditions, buildingsRU Daily Targum

Director of the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life Yael Zerubavel, left, discusses questions from the audience with Joshua Foer, middle, 
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DERSHOWITZ LOOKS BACK ON CAREER, LIFEU-T San Diego

San Diego Jewish Book Fair | What: Author appearances and other events | When and Where: Nov. 2-5, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center; Nov. 7-10 
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Old synagogues find new lifeThe Slovak Spectator

Old synagogues find new life. Reporting  Still more Jewish heritage was lost when more synagogues were destroyed during the communist totalitarian regime.
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A cornerstone of a strong Jewish communityGreensboro News & Record

Despite the onset of the Jewish Sabbath, Chandler got them to Greensboro and quickly assembled a banner-waving and welcoming group — a new life within 

 

Classical: 2014 concert program tantalisesSydney Morning Herald

Sydney’s concert calendar for 2014 offers a feast of fine music, but the and by the Apollo Ensemble from Holland in a program of rarely heardJewish music.
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Jewish culture figures in two author eventsAlbuquerque Journal (subscription)

The novel is described as part morality tale and part guidebook of North London’s Jewish culture. The event is part of the 2013 JCC Visiting Author Series.
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Russia’s ‘culture capital’ sees Jewish revitalizationJerusalem Post

“I can’t think of another Jewish event in the world like this one in scale,” said Shapira, who organizes dozens of Jewish and Israelrelated events in the city every 
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Arends: Life and death from a Jewish perspectiveStatesman Journal

Those needing a Jewish perspective on such issues may find their solutions in a six-week course beginning Tuesday titled “Life in the Balance.” It is subtitled 
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Torah scroll returned to Herefordshire Jewish communityBBC News

Torah scroll previously kept at a museum has been returned to members of the Jewish community in Herefordshire. Members of the community have raised 
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Ukrainian Jews win Torah scroll battleJerusalem Post

The Kiev Central Synagogue won a legal battle against the Ukrainian state archive last week, enabling it to keep 300 Torah scrolls which it had obtained from 
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Bar mitzvah is a time for giving and receivingGuelph Mercury

While being called to the torah and the rest of the celebration are usually at age 13 for a boy and 12 for a girl, that’s not always the case. Jacob and Judith, a nice 
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Mighty winds and crowded bathsTidewater News

The city was filled with thousands of pilgrims who had all come to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, also referred to as the Feast of Weeks. Shavuot 
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Jewish Life to feature guest lecturers and Israeli short filmsMyCentralJersey.com

BRIDGEWATER — Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is featuring a variety of special eventsin November and December, featuring authors, speakers and 
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It’s Jewish Book Month!Jvhri

Jewish Book Month, an annual event in recognition of Jewish books and authors, is celebrated from Oct. 26 to Nov. 26. It is the Jewish Book Council’s 
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UK Jewish Film Festival highlightsFilm News

In just a week the UK Jewish Film Festival opens for its 17th year with a packed programme of UK premieres, cinematic gems and unique events. Running from 
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Sukkot in the Holy LandJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

When I decided to plan my latest visit recently, I was strongly encouraged to come during the holiday of Sukkot. All of the children are off from school for two 
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Sunset Sukkot serviceHeritage Florida Jewish News

Several residents of Winter Park Care and Rehabilitation Center celebrated a Shabbat Sukkot service at Sunset. The facility and staff erected a sukkah in the 
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Jewish Life to feature guest lecturers and Israeli short filmsMyCentralJersey.com

BRIDGEWATER — Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) is featuring a variety of special events in November and December, featuring authors, speakers and 
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Chabad center of Jewish life in AnchorageCleveland Jewish News

Word has it Jews have been in Alaska just about from the beginning – that is, from the time the United States purchased Alaska from the Russians in 1867.
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Jewish Top 10s: Halloween CostumesShalom Life

Welcome to Jewish Top 10s, where we compile lists that highlight the best and the brightest of everything yehudi, from delicious recipes to funniest actors, 
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“Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders”Jvhri

Dr. Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish Institution, will be the guest of The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. On Nov.
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Jewish Alliance Family Room Parenting Center opensJvhri

Michelle Cicchitelli, Director of Jewish Life, welcomed the enthusiastic and appreciative gathering. Cicchitelli explained that this project resulted from research 
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Judaism: Giving Mother Sarah Her DueArutz Sheva

In truth, our mother Sarah, like many other mothers past and present in Jewish life, has not quite received her due. Rashi, quoting Midrash in describing Sarah’s 
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Jewish charity Langdon to open supported living community in Borehamwood Times

Jewish charity that helps people with learning disabilities live full lives is set to open in Borehamwood. Langdon, which currently operates in Edgware and 
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Obama names three to Holocaust councilSt. Louis Jewish Light

Bildner, the immediate past JTA president, is a board member of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale University, a co-chairwoman of the board of 
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We Need to Talk… « Wonders from Your Torahadmin

The Torah portion of Chayei Sarah (lit. the “Life of Sarah”) is all about finding a match. A significant part of the portion―the longest and most detailed story in the 
Wonders from Your Torah
Rabbi Shlomo RiskinOhr Torah: A Modern-Day EliezerArutz Sheva

The writer is the founding and Chief Rabbi of Efrata, Gush Etzion, as well as founder and Chancellor of Ohr Torah Stone Institutions, author of TorahLights and 
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Congregation Beth Sholom commissions new TorahJvhri

PROVIDENCE – Congregation Beth Sholom has commissioned their first-ever written Sefer Torah(Torah scroll) – as opposed to purchasing one – reports 
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Parsha Potpourri: Parshas Chayei SorahYeshiva World News

Imagine if one day the government would enact legislation making it illegal to study Torah more than eight hours daily. All of the leading Torah sages would give 
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Maimonides Would Have ApprovedWall Street Journal

One page of a spectacular illustrated volume of the Mishneh Torah, a Jewish-law codex, is now on view in a modest special exhibition at the Metropolitan 
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HaRav Zev Leff: Parshas Chayei SarahYeshiva World News

If he is successful, fine; if not, he should learn Torah. If learning Torah is sufficient, fine; if not, he should recite Krias Shema. If this succeeds, fine; if not, he should 
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Vertluch: Parshas Chayei SorahYeshiva World News

In the spelling of this word the Torah uses a small ‘kof’. Why is that letter small? The GR”A explains that Avraham was careful not to cry too much for Sara.
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Thousands Make Their Way to HevronArutz Sheva

The Torah portion describes the Biblical patriarch Abraham’s purchase of the Machpelah Cave in Hevron as a burial site for his wife Sarah. According to Jewish 
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Thousands to Celebrate Shabbat Chayei Sarah in HebronThe Jewish Press

Tomorrow, together with literally tens of thousands here in Hebron and Kiryat Arba, we will read in theTorah how Abraham, almost 4,000 years ago, purchased 
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Hareidi Soldiers Among Most Active in Fighting TerrorArutz Sheva

Currently, whilst other Jewish Israeli men are obligated to enlist into the army, those men studying in hareidi yeshivot (Torah academies) receive a special 
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For a Mess of PottageChabad.org

The original “seller for a mess of pottage” was Esau, whose story appears in the Torah portion of Toldot. Let’s see what the Torah and the midrash tell us about 
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Temple Shearith Isra: Temple Shearith Israel is thrilled to haHamletHub

Their repertoire includes baroque, classical, contemporary, Israeli, and traditional Jewish music. They will be singing with the TSI Adult Choir and TSI Talented 
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3 fall events celebrating Jewish cultureThe Seattle Times

Jewish Touch, Music of Remembrance and Early Music Guild (via Ensemble Lucidarium) will be presenting programs representing a wide variety of Jewish 
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Events honor 75th anniversary of KristallnachtJewish Post

The 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” a dark time inJewish and world history, will be commemorated Nov. 9 and 10. The Tucson 
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Give the unforgettable giftThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Terri Doria, of Be A Guest Events in Moorpark, recommends useful household items for a secularJewish wedding, especially for couples who are just starting to 
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Why is the Upper West Side JCC Supporting Israel’s Enemies?Algemeiner

Instead of hosting more Jewish-focused events, the JCC has deemed it appropriate to host eventsthat are focused on “highlighting work by and about minorities, 

 

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Daf Yomi 4 Kids: A Simulacrum of a Simulacrum of Talmud Study The Talmud Blog

Recently, my seven-year old son was invited to his friend’s house on a Shabbat afternoon for a siyum. I asked this child’s father what the siyum was on. “Oh,” he 
The Talmud Blog
New York Jewish Community Stepping Up Israel EducationDigitalJournal.com

We are thrilled to host the Stand-Up event.” The Step Up For Israel campaign has deep roots in New York’s Jewish communities since it was officially launched 
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St. Petersburg, second-largest Jewish community in Russia, to host JNS.org

The three-day conference will offer about 80 seminars, presentations, courses and discussion eventson topics ranging from Jewish spirituality, philosophy, 
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Beverly Hills Literary EscapeThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

The event was held at the luxurious Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills,  The Jewish Journal believes that great community depends on great conversation.
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Joyce Carol Oates, Kenneth E. Silver & More Featured in November Broadway World

The Jewish Museum’s extensive program offerings in November will include  The JewishMuseum’s expanded fall series of lectures, conversations and events.
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Jewish Community Housing Corporation Celebrates 25 Years in Patch.com

The Jewish Community Housing Corporation celebrated its 25th anniversary of the  The event, held in the courtyard of the building complex at 110 Vose Ave., 
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Minsk ghetto completely liquidated 70 years agoTVR

Witnesses of those events, their relatives and friends have gathered at the former  By Yulia Cherginets: Those tragic events affected not only Belarusian Jews.
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Photos of the dayWashington Post

A Samaritan man stands under a sukkah made of fruits inside his house during Sukkot celebrations on Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of 
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From Dor to DoorBoulder Jewish News

From Yom Kippur till Sukkot, in a state of shock like everyone else, I kept trying to think of something I could personally do. Finally it came to me. I recall excitedly 
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Pollack Chabad Center celebrates arrival of Torah scrollArizona Republic

The first new Torah scroll for the 2-month-old Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life was inducted for use Sunday. Donated by the Irv and Sima Hoffman family 
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Bnei Torah Party Calls for Tefilos on Election DayYeshiva World News

The Bnei Torah party is calling for tefilos from the tzibur on Tuesday, 18 Cheshvan 5774, Election Day. The party is working to organize centralized tefilos in 
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Majestic Winds to perform in concert at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah Suburban News

Majestic Winds, the professional wind band of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, will perform a fall concert at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark on 
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The irreparable split in Israel’s Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox communityHaaretz

The head of the Ateret Cohanim yeshiva and a member of the Degel Hatorah party’s Council of Torah Sages turned to look at Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, 
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In blow to challenger, hassidic groups decline to endorse J’lem Jerusalem Post

Alongside the failure of the large hassidic groups to support Lion, the BneiTorah party, a rebel faction from the non-hassidic community, has refused to withdraw 
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Rambam: Tumat Met, Chapter 17Chabad.org

Rabbi Gordon studies one chapter a day from Maimonides’ classic legal work of Mishneh Torah. The original Hebrew text is read and then translated and clearly 
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From Dor to DoorBoulder Jewish News

In terms of a Torah association with seventy, I keep picturing the reverse image of the Boulder situation- In the Torah, the Israelites traveling through a parched 
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The 16-year-old bar mitzva boyJerusalem Post

Explaining that there was no halachic obligation to do so, Rabbi Ellis suggested that it would nonetheless be fitting for young Karol to ascend to the Torah as a 
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Bloomberg Wins ‘Jewish Nobel’Shalom Life

In a formal statement Bloomberg attributed the win to the “Jewish values and ethics that I have carried with me throughout my life, and which have guided every 
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Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Tablet Magazine

Having grown up in an observant Jewish family and attended religious schools all my life, I had many friends who’d not only begun marrying in their early 20s, 
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Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to present ‘Life in the Balance’Norwich Bulletin

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present “Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 
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Jewish Filmmaker, Activist Appointed Director of Muslim Civil Rights Shalom Life

Jacob Bender is now the highest-ranking non-Muslim on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). A report from Religion News Service confirms that 
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Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado Undergoes Restructuring Fort Mills Times

Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado (Federation), a 67-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining Jewish life and supporting Jewish causes 
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The Nosh Pit- Kosher Indian RecipesShalom Life

India may have a thriving Jewish community, but if you’re unable to hop on a plane to Mumbai, here are some suggestions for Kosher Indian recipes you can 
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York JCC to host course on medical dilemmasYork Dispatch

The York Jewish Community Center is hosting a six-week course titled “Life in the Balance:Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas.” The course 
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Pollack Chabad Center celebrates arrival of Torah scrollArizona Republic

The first new Torah scroll for the 2-month-old Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life was inducted for use Sunday. Donated by the Irv and Sima Hoffman family 
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Skating legend hid her Jewish pastCanadian Jewish News

Holocaust survivor and International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductee Ellen Burka, centre,  “I had to protect them,” said Burka, who now lives in Toronto.
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Hasidic pop at its bestIndependent Online

Friedman spent four years working with elite Hollywood vocal coach Seth Riggs and Jewish music lovers everywhere are buzzing about the talented newcomer 
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Local Hillsborough, Jewish Musician releases 4th CDPacket Online

For two decades Eric has shared his unique brand of invigorating and inspiringmusic to synagogues, JCCs, camps, Hillels, and Jewish conventions nationwide.
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Dan the Music Man Leads Camp Shabbat ServiceBoulder Jewish News

This special Shabbat will draw on the special energy of camp melodies, contemporary Jewish music, teen musicians, selected readings from outside of our 
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Thanksgiving and Hanukkah _ Together at the TableABC News

It’s a meeting of holidays so rare it will be tens of thousands of years before it happens again. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah — the JewishFestival 
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Rebitzen Leah Kook Cancels ShiurimYeshiva World News

k Rebitzen Leah Kook announced she is not giving her weekly shiurim after receiving instructions “from above”. According to a Kikar Shabbat report quoting 
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Family of Egyptian doctor honoured by Israel for saving lives during National Post

CAIRO, Egypt — A member of the family of the first Arab honoured by Israel for risking his life to save Jews during the Holocaust says the family isn’t interested in 
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Jewish legacy donors honored in Western MassachusettsMassLive.com

The Jewish Endowment Foundation’s Book of Life Event was held Sunday at  gifts to a variety of organizations through the Jewish Endowment Foundation.
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The unsettling loss of Jewish identity: OpinionNJ.com (blog)

Jewish life continues to unfold according to both its own dynamics and those of the society around it. And while the Pew report must be regarded as a serious 
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Longer in the tooth, but longer on the jobIsrael Hayom

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the average life expectancy for Jewish women in Israel will reach 94.9 years old by 2055, while Jewish men are 
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What You Missed In The News: October 13 – 20Shalom Life

It was an incredible week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life Although the Jewishcommunity has dwindled since its peak pre-Revolution, those who 
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Counting the years: A Jewish perspectiveJerusalem Post

Any past mistakes the bride and groom might have made are forgiven and a new chapter of their lifebegins. Jewish practice is that a man and wife get married 
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Haredi Loses ‘Payos,’ Gets Away with His Life in PA Death ThreatThe Jewish Press

A Palestinian Authority Arab terrorist held an orthodox Jewish passenger at knifepoint before releasing him and escaping near Beitar Illit, on the western edge of 
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Founder of Jewish outreach group to speak in YoungstownYoungstown Vindicator

The founder of the innovative Jewish outreach organization in June 2004 was the first  “Resilience — Life Under Construction” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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Torah and Personal Transformation: Telephone Torah Study | Beth Yanir Dekel

article_image_full. This week we’ll explore Torah and personal transformation in Chayei Sarah (23:1-25:18), Thursday, 4-5pm. To join in on the conference call, 
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Temple Israel of New Rochelle to Celebrate New CantorPatch.com

Musical selections will range from classical Yiddish songs to Hazzanut (cantorial), liturgical and contemporary Jewish music to Broadway tunes. The concert will 
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Lipa Schmeltzer Creates “TEAM LIPA” for Upcoming Our Place 5K Yeshiva World News

Jewish music sensation, Lipa Schmeltzer, announced on Friday that he will be running (or perhaps, strolling) in the 3rd Annual 5K Run / Walkathon on behalf of 
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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s sons recite Kadish at giant memorial event

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Son to PM: Cancel the “Draft Decree”

Diaporama : la vie de Rav Ovadia Yossef, pilier du monde

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Parsha Potpourri: Parshas VayeiraYeshiva World News

When Rav Chaim Soloveitchik was a young boy, his father (the Beis HaLevi) hired for him a private teacher to allow him to diligently progress in his Torah 
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Beth Torah readies ‘Shred Day’ Oct. 27 in Florham ParkNew Jersey Hills

FLORHAM PARK – Congregation Beth Torah will sponsor its fifth “Shred Day” for the public from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the congregation’s 
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Judaism: Combatting EvilArutz Sheva

Dvar Torah on this week’s Torah reading from the iconic first Chief Rabbi of Israel.  First Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, revered and famed Torah sage, 
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Historical Evening and Celebration at Young Israel of MargateJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

A recent event at Young Israel of Margate echoed the sounds of Mount Sinai with reverberations of “The Giving of the Torah” filling the air with spirituality.
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Permutations & CombinationsChabad.org

In our synagogue I try to find something to say during the pauses in the Torah reading every Shabbat. We’re fairly eclectic in our tastes and you might find us 

 

Weekly Living Torah Video: Exceptional Soldiers – CrownHeights.infozalman

Weekly Living Torah Video: Exceptional Soldiers. ZSlk3731887. Mr. Yosef Lautenberg was injured in the battle for Jerusalem in 1948, and among the founders 
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Bnei Torah Party: We Are Not Pulling Out – Yeshiva World NewsY.W. Editor

As Degel Hatorah officials remain hopeful the Bnei Torah party will withdraw from the election before Tuesday, 18 Cheshvan 5774, Election Day, Bnei Torah 
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[Video] Zalman Krause – Open The Door – Jewish Music ReportKol Isha

In a recent journey to Italy, 21-year-old Zalman Krause takes on the streets of ancient Rome while being inspired by his surroundings. Krause 
Jewish Music Report
Local book events, Oct. 20-26The State

COLUMBIA JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL: Today-Friday at the Katie & Irwin Kahn  All events are free for members; a $5 donation is requested of nonmembers.
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Being forced to drink aloneHaaretz

The event was due to kick off at 7 P.M. and I arrived 15 minutes early to see 100 Orthodox Jewish men (and one or two women) already waiting in line at the 
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B’nai Torah welcomes author of ‘Beauty Without The Breast ‘MetroWest Daily News

Felicia Knaul, director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, will be speaking at Congregation B’naiTorah on Monday, Oct.21 at 7:30 p.m. as part of Breast 
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Bayit Yehudi MKs mull establishing Shas-like rabbinical councilJerusalem Post

Several Bayit Yehudi MKs are pushing the party to form its own version of Shas’s Council of TorahSages to advise the faction on matters related to religion, The 
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 One Life At A Time: Dr. Rick Hodes Is Changing  – The Jewish PressRhona Lewis

In 1989, when Ethiopia and Israel agreed to restore the diplomatic relations that had been broken off by Ethiopia in 1973, thousands of Ethiopian Jews (aka Beta 
The Jewish Press
Connecticut Veterans Commissioner Honored by Jewish War VetsPatch.com

At its 2013 National Convention in Richmond, Va., the Jewish War Veterans of the USA unanimously conferred a Life Honorary Membership to Dr. Linda S.
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CBS report: Jewish women will live to 95Jerusalem Post

According to the projections, among Jewish males in the country, life expectancy is expected to increase from 79.7 years in 2008 to 88.7 years between the 
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Unread Family Letters Open Window Onto Life on the Eve of the Jewish Daily Forward

I have read a number of accounts in history books of Jewish life in the Soviet sector of Poland during the first years of the war. But somehow history feels different 
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‘Lost’ Indian Jews come to Israel despite skepticism over ties to faithHaaretz

It’s not hard to understand why Lhundgim sees his life story as one of biblical  people in northeast India for generations lived Jewish lives,” Halkin told JTA.
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DC synagogue sets Torah study into a modern settingWashington Post

“The Jewish community is shifting radically, and the [idea] is to see all of it — Torah, prayer, mitzvot [commandments] — all as technologies that are there for us 
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Victoria synagogue welcomes back restored Torah scrollsVictoria Times Colonist

Avielah Barclay and the Torah scrolls she repaired are coming home to Victoria. Barclay is a Hebrew ritual scribe who lives in London but grew up largely in 
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Bnei Torah Party: We Are Not Pulling OutYeshiva World News

aur As Degel Hatorah officials remain hopeful the Bnei Torah party will withdraw from the election before Tuesday, 18 Cheshvan 5774, Election Day, Bnei Torah 
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Chabad Torah Studies ClassJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

This week’s Torah Studies Class will be be held at Chabad of Ventnor, (not the Linwood Library as previously scheduled), on Friday, Oct. 18, at 12:15 p.m..
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Congregation Beth Am honored Leavitts and Aschers on Simchat Heritage Florida Jewish News

Simchat Torah is one of the most joyous days in the Jewish year. On this day, synagogues and Jewish communities throughout the world study the closing words 
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‘Thanksgivukkah’ is upon usDaily Press

Unlike the longer, solar Gregorian calendar, the Jewish calendar is purely lunar. In order to insure that holidays fall during the seasons with which they’re 
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READER SUBMITTED: Zimriyah, Festival Of Jewish MusicHartford Courant

It is called Zimriyah: A Festival of Jewish Choral Music. This is truly an eclectic program that is comprised of mystical, whimsical and gorgeous melodies drawn 
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School of Music presents Cello DazeIowa Now

He serves as the founder and director of the Pittsburgh Jewish MusicFestival, which presents rare and diverse works from Jewish musicaltraditions to Pittsburgh 
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UC-Berkeley Launches Centre for Jewish StudiesShalom Life

University Chancellor Nicholas Dirks spoke highly of the Center, saying that it “will expand the breadth of Jewish studies scholarship here, connect more 
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Secret life of the German judge who brought the Mossad to EichmannHaaretz

Did he commit suicide because he could no longer cope with the many threats to his life from Germans who were opposed to the activity of the Jewish jurist?
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JGB-Forum magazine publishes article on Jews life in AzerbaijanNews.Az

The “JGB-Forum”, a magazine of Jewish community of the Swiss confederation, has published an article entitled “In the tracks of Jewish life in the Caucasus”, 
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Suffolk: Jewish Academy dedicates new homeNewsday

The aim of the move is for the academy and center to combine resources as a campus “hub” forJewish life in Suffolk County, school officials said. “The Suffolk Y 
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Mashup: leaders respond to Pew surveyHeritage Florida Jewish News

NEW YORK (JTA)—What would happen if some of the biggest players in American Jewish life sat down and debated the implications of the new Pew Research 
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JNF honors family of philanthropistsHeritage Florida Jewish News

Jewish National Fund (JNF) will host its annual Tree of Life™ Award Dinner at the  Mayor Buddy Dyer with the recipient of the prestigious Tree of Life™ Award.
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The Pope, Egyptian General Top List of Non-Jews Helping JewsEverything PR

The Pope, Egyptian General Top List of Non-Jews Helping Jews  States” released its annual Top 10 Non-Jews Positively Influencing Jewish Life list Thursday.
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Documents Open Window to Iraq’s Vanished JewsRudaw

 Washington: A treasure trove of papers and books that open a window to Iraq’s Jewish life before it faded under emigration and the Iraqi dictator’s crackdowns.
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Lithuania this weekend commemorates the 1943 Vilna Jewish European Jewish Press

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S.Lauder, who will attend the process provides a good basis for the renaissance of Jewish life in Lithuania,” he said.
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Jewish Book Festival launches with ‘A Conversation with Marcia Clark’
Sun-Sentinel
Posnack’s Jewish Book Festival began in 1988 as Jewish Book Week with only two main authors. This year’s festival offers 15 book events, 16 authors and a film …
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Get Healthy, Have Fun At Scarsdale’s JCC Event
The Daily Voice
The JCC and Camp Zeke, which is the first Jewish camp to celebrate healthy living, will co-host the event in cooperation with the Westchester Road Runners …
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JCC Book Festival Pre-events
Vancouver Sun
The JCC Jewish Book Festival is Nov. 23-28 this year and will include writers from Canada, the U.S. and Israel. There are two pre-festival events, the first is Oct.
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New Zealand Muslim and Jewish leaders gather in solidarity eventSt. Louis Jewish Light

(JTA) – Leaders of New Zealand’s Jewish and Muslim communities participated in events to promote solidarity and understanding. The Jewish and Muslim 
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Judaism: Vayera: Denying LogicArutz Sheva

But is this not the nature of things in today’s Jewish world as well? After the most negative of extraordinary events of sadistic cruelty that we call the Holocaust, 
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UJS leader warns of new threat — ‘free Judaism’Jewish Chronicle

David Brown, who joined UJS in June, said groups offering these events were detracting from the work of campus Jewish societies. He said: “The UJS believes 
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70th anniversary of Minsk ghetto destruction to be marked 20-21 News of Belarus

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – Events timed to the 70th anniversary of the liquidation  The Union of the Belarusian Jewish Public Associations and Communities 
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The Real Jewish Day School Crisis

by Rabbi Avraham Edelstein
The American Jewish day school system has failed in epic proportions.

Fighting in Front of the Children

by Emuna Braverman
Kids need to see some disagreements: and amicable conflict resolution.

Judgmental Fiancé

by Rosie Einhorn, L.C.S.W. and Sherry Zimmerman, J.D., M.Sc.
He’s wonderful and caring but he has a hard time seeing that there are other valid perspectives.

Our Mother Rachel

by Dina Coopersmith
What is so special about Rachel that we commemorate her death more than any of the other matriarchs and patriarchs?

Be a Giver

by Rabbi Shraga Simmons
How to bring the reality of God into the world.

Way #1: Be Aware of Every Moment

by Rabbi Noah Weinberg
To achieve significant results in life, the effort must be constant. Don’t waste a minute.
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Real Life in the Heart of Judea-Samaria aka ‘West Bank’The Jewish Press (blog)

She alluded to the lack of freedom and honesty she feels where she nowlives. She has no problems living peacefully with Jews and Israelis. I have no doubt 
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Troubling Stats Released About European Anti-SemitismShalom Life

A survey of 5,100 Jewish Europeans in nine countries revealed that fear of prejudice and even violence is affecting the daily lives of Jewishcommunities, who 
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JLI offers adult courses on medical dilemmasJweekly.com

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will offer “Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” at some 600 locations around the globe 
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In a sign of Polish Jewry revival, new JCC set to open in WarsawJNS.org

(JNS.org) In a sign of the growing revival of Polish Jewish life, a new Jewish Community Center is set to open in Warsaw on Oct. 27. The new JCC, which will be 
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CBS: Life expectancy expected to rise significantly in next 40 yearsJerusalem Post

According to the projections, among Jewish males in the country, life expectancy is expected to increase from 79.7 years in 2008, to 88.7 years between the 
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Celebrate Prom While Raising Charity Awareness at this Year’s Shalom Life

We are the future of JNF,” said JPROM co-chair, Sandra Vadasz. “I get to be involved in my community, meet young Jewish professionals and give back to Israel.
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Planting a new lifeThe South Florida Times

Many will live their entire lives, only to die in the wilderness, simply because weíre afraid to march toward our promised land. The Jewish exile story is a tragic 
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Breakthrough Jew – Joshua MillerShalom Life

Hot, hip, and heady, the next wave of Jewish artists and influencers has already  “It was a tough, very isolating time in my life,” Miller explained in an interview, 
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ON THE MOVEPlain Dealer

The Mandel Jewish Community Center: Nancy Zimmerman has been promoted to the position ofJewish Life and Culture Director. Ulmer & Berne LLP: Michael 
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Jewish History Comes Full-Circle in Green BayChabad.org

A recent transplant from the bustling Jewish neighborhood in West Rogers Park in Chicago, Hupert says the Feinsteins were crucial in easing her intolife in a 
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Ljuba Davis Ensemble bringing life to growing Ladino music sceneSt. Louis Jewish Light

Ladino has much in common with Yiddish, Europe’s other Jewishlanguage. Both have a rich and varied culture of folktales, music and literature. Both were 
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If One Direction had an Orthodox Jewish member, this is what he’d Haaretz (blog)

At his local yeshiva high school, non-Jewish music was forbidden and “I couldn’t even have an iPod if I went there.” So he chose to leave home for Fasman 
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Flute and guitar duo at Not Just Another CoffeehouseWicked Local

 as well as jazz, classical music, folk music, blues, popular music and various world music styles (Jewish music and Brazilian music are specialties.) Tapper 
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OJCB And Inmates Celebrate SukkotThe Jewish Press

During Chol HaMoed Sukkot, The Orthodox Jewish Chaplaincy Board (OJCB) conducted holiday programs for Jewish inmates at Los Angeles County Men’s 

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The Top 7 Ways To Give A Dvar Torah


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The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic MusicNPR

The role of music in Jewish life was elevated by a Polish rabbi known as the Baal Shem Tov, who is credited with founding the Chasidic movement in the 18th 

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The Buzz: What’s Hot in the ArtsThe Jewish Week

The Munich-based musical collective is dedicated to bringing Jewish music back to Europe, where it had flourished prior to the Holocaust. Now, it makes its New 

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Jewish student community celebrates Rosh HashanahThe Daily Athenaeum

In the Jewish religion, the holiday is the anniversary of the creation of the first  The Chabad celebrates the Jewish holidays and hosts dinners every Friday to 

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Pass the cranberry latkes: When holidays collideJewish Post

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — If the Pilgrims are lighting menorahs and the Maccabees are chasing turkeys, it must be Thanksgivukkah, as some have come to call the 

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Five ways to explain grim surveys about Jewish life in the USHaaretz

Five ways to explain grim surveys about Jewish life in the U.S.. Need to write a sermon, article or Facebook post on the Pew report? Here’s how to build your 

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JCC names Jewish life, culture directorCleveland Jewish News

Nancy Zimmerman was recently appointed Jewish life and culture director at the Mandel Jewish Community Center. Zimmerman formerly worked as special 

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Jewell sponsors lectures in Jewish life and thoughtLiberty Tribune

The Smith Lectures in Contemporary Jewish Life and Thought will be offered as an extension of the academic offerings at William Jewell College. Leading the 

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The Greatest Living Figure Of Chasidic MusicOPB News

The role of music in Jewish life was elevated by a Polish rabbi known as the Baal Shem Tov, who is credited with founding the Chasidic movement in the 18th 

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Stunning Color WWII Photos Give Rare Glimpse Into Nazi-Occupied Huffington Post

Until the German invasion in 1939, the Polish capital of Warsaw was a vibrant center of Jewish life, home to some 350,000 Jews and the second-largest Jewish 

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Award-Winning Author’s Latest Biography Focuses on Jewish Shalom Life

When in Poland researching her latest book, Clare Mulley thought she lost her mind as she exited the flat she was using in Warsaw. Coming out of the building, 

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Life Dedicated to Civil Rights: Rabbi Stanley Kessler marks a Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Born in 1923 in Bethlehem, Pa., Kessler was raised in a Conservative Jewish family in Philadelphia. During World War Two, he served as an aerial gunner and 

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Geller takes position with Southern NCSYSun-Sentinel

“I had participated in other Jewish youth groups and trips before, but none of the other programs had anywhere near as large of an impact on my life as NCSY 

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The Big BRCA QuestionsThe Jewish Week

Those questions, and others touching on matters of life and death, were addressed  “Knowing Saves Lives – Inherited Breast & Ovarian Cancer: Why Jewish 

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New Hillel president and CEO visits Illini Hillel for its 90th anniversaryJewish United Fund

 and President of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, stopped Oct.  N. Cohen Center for Jewish Life, as part of a cross-country tour of campuses, 

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Torah-Box prend les devants à l’occasion du décès de la lumière de notre génération, le Rav Ovadia Yossef, que son mérite soit source de bénédictions, Amen !

En reconnaissance pour son action tout au long de sa vie, en faveur du peuple d’Israel, l’association Torah-Box s’engage à perpetuer sa volonté : diffuser la Torah.

Nous souhaitons éditer et distribuer gratuitement 10.000 livres de l’unique biographie en français sur le Rav Ovadia Yossef (« Un livre qui donne l’amour de la Torah et de ses Sages, l’envie d’étudier et qui augmente la crainte du Ciel »).

Ils seront distribués avec l’aide d’Hachem, lors de dizaines de rassemblements en France et en Israel, le 6 Novembre 2013 à l’occasion de ses Chlochim, les 30 jours de deuil !

C’est l’occasion pour chacun, de se coller au mérite du Tsadik en participant à ce projet fondamental.

– Chaque participant recevra un ou plusieurs exemplaires du livre, selon sa participation
– Les noms des donateurs apparaitront sur un prochain ouvrage ainsi que surwww.torah-box.com/MerciRavOvadia

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Hesped (oraison funèbre) de notre maître et guide Rav Ovadia Yossef, par leRav Yossi Assaraf. Comment est-il finalement, devenu, le Rav Ovadia Yossef que l’on connaît ?

– Qui nous donne le droit de parler, de définir un Sage pareil ?
– L’enfance du Rav Ovadia, comment tout a commencé depuis Bagdad…
– Le Moché Rabbénou de la génération, un décisionnaire pour son peuple
– Il nous a appris que le peuple Juif n’a pas de continuité sans Torah
– Accès Vidéo : Rav Yossi Assaraf parle du Gaon Rav Ovadia Yossef –
Par le Rav Yossi Assaraf, élève du Collel Ye’havé Daat sous la direction du Rav David Yossef, fils du décisionnaire de notre génération le Gaon Rav Ovadia Yossef (zatsal).

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La femme est plus proche d’Hachem
Pensée Juive ! – 16 Octobre 2013

La répartition claire, dans la Torah, entre les hommes et les femmes et les rôles attribués à chacun, nous amène à penser plus d’une fois : quel est le rôle le plus important ?

D’une part, nous voyons que l’homme prononce la bénédiction chaque matin “qui ne m’a pas fait femme” et ainsi remercie D.ieu d’avoir l’obligation d’accomplir de nombreuses Mitsvot et d’étudier la Torah. Ceci montre, à première vue, que d’en-haut, cette tâche est considérée de la première importance.

D’autre part, les femmes récitent “qui m’a faite selon sa volonté” et déclarent, de cette manière, qu’elles constituent la volonté d’Hachem par le fait même d’exister. Et même la louange qui leur est adressée d’être “une femme vertueuse couronne de son mari”(Michlé 12, 4) les place comme la parure de leur mari, autrement dit, comme plus grande et plus importante que lui.
Qui donc est plus important que l’autre ?

Le Maharal, dans son explication sur la Torah, répond qu’une femme est, par sa nature même, plus proche d’Hachem. C’est pourquoi, elle n’a pas besoin de peiner dans l’étude de la Torah et dans l’accomplissement des Mitsvot pour briser ses instincts et son mauvais penchant.

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Hesped (oraison funèbre) de notre maître et guide Rav Ovadia Yossef, par leRav Rahamim Ankri, qui raconte également quelques anecdotes personnelles émouvantes. Une vidéo à écouter absolument.

– Rav Ovadia ? Une force de bénédiction
– La journaliste qui s’est moquée du Rav ne s’en est pas remise…
– Le coeur sur la main, le Rav prenait tout à coeur
– Il nous a appris que le peuple Juif n’a pas de continuité sans Torah
– Accès Vidéo : Eloge funèbre du Gaon Rav Ovadia, par Rav Ankri –
Par le Rav Rahamim Ankri, élève du Collel Ye’havé Daat sous la direction du Rav David Yossef, fils du décisionnaire de notre génération le Gaon Rav Ovadia Yossef (zatsal).

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La paracha commence par le récit du ‘hessed incroyable qu’Avraham Avinou fit avec les trois anges. Tout de suite après, on nous relate la visite des anges à Sodome et la façon dont cette ville fut détruite ensuite.

Le rav Yaacov Kamenetsky zatsal fait une remarque intéressante quant à la juxtaposition de ces deux incidents ; tous deux mettent l’accent sur la hakhnassat or’him (l’accueil réservé aux invités) [1].

L’histoire d’Avraham est l’exemple type de l’attitude à avoir lorsqu’on reçoit des invités et la façon optimale de subvenir aux besoins de ces derniers. Nous voyons comment Avraham ignore son propre état de santé, n’épargnant aucun effort pour mettre ses invités le plus à l’aise possible.

Immédiatement après, la Thora nous mène vers la ville de Sodome et nous montre l’antipathie de ses habitants pour cette même mitsva, la hakhnassat or’him. Nous voyons que la vie de Loth est menacée parce qu’il nourrit et loge des visiteurs étrangers. Pourquoi la Thora insiste-t-elle sur le contraste marqué entre Avraham et les habitants de Sodome ?

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Aujourd’hui, lundi 14 octobre 2013 à 20h30 (horaire de France), le kabbalisteRav David Daniel haCohen fera l’honneur de donner un cours de Torah en direct de Jerusalem, à l’occasion de la Hiloula de Ra’hel Iménou (notre matriarche Rachel), l’un des évènements les plus marquants de l’année en Erets Israel.

Une vraie opportunité pour comprendre et être sensibilité à la grandeur de ce jour, et aux possibilités qui s’offrent à nous d’ouvrir les portes du Ciel en ce jour saint du 11 ‘Hechvan.

Le Rav bénira également ceux qui le souhaiteront à la fin du cours. Informez vos amis !

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[Audio] Zvi Ammar s’exprime sur le Rav Ovadia Yossef…
Monde de la Torah – 14 Octobre 2013

Samedi soir dernier à Jerusalem dans le quartier de Bayt Vegan, s’est tenue une soirée de Hespedim (oraisons funèbres) au sein du Beth-Hamidrach du Rav Arouas, en l’honneur de notre maître Rav Ovadia Yossef.

Le président du consistoire israélite de Marseille, M. Zvi Ammar, était présent et a fait l’honneur de s’exprimer, lui qui a connu le Gadol Hador de près pendant des dizaines d’années.

Vous apprendrez donc ici, d’autres facettes du Rav… :
– Accès Vidéo : Zvi Ammar parle du Rav Ovadia Yossef, de mémoire bénie –

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Il est écrit dans la Paracha Vayéra (18, 3) : וַיֹּאמַר אֲדֹנָי אִם נָא מָצָאתִי חֵן בְּעֵינֶיךָ אַל נָא תַעֲברֹ מֵעַל עַבְדֶּךָ (Et il dit : ‘Seigneur, si j’ai trouvé grâce à tes yeux, ne passe pas ainsi devant ton serviteur !’ )

C’est de ce verset que le Talmud déduit qu’offrir l’hospitalité est plus important que recevoir la présence divine, Avraham Avinou ayant en effet interrompu son dialogue avec le Saint béni soit-Il en vue d’accueillir des invités dans sa tente (Chabbat 127).

On raconte qu’un invité se présenta à la porte de Rabbi ’Haïm de Brisk zatsal et, pensant qu’il s’agissait d’un érudit, ce dernier s’empressa de le recevoir avec tous les honneurs dus à un homme de son rang. Il lui servit les mets et les boissons les plus raffinés et alla même jusqu’à lui faire son lit.

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Hesped (oraison funèbre) de notre maître et guide Rav Ovadia Yossef, par son élève Rav Réouven Elbaz dont nous remercions l’effort pour avoir parlé en français, tant bien que mal. C’est un mérite pour l’association Torah-Box que de diffuser ses paroles.

– Le Rav Ovadia n’était pas un homme, mais un ange
– Le parti politique “Shass” a été créé uniquement pour développer la Torah en Erets Israel
– C’est lui-même qui a récolté en France les fonds pour notre Yéchiva Or ha’Haim
– Un homme courageux qui défendait l’honneur de la Torah avec vigueur !
– Le vin que le Rav a béni avant de partir…
– Accès Vidéo : Hesped du Rav Ovadia, par son élève Rav Réouven Elbaz –
Par le Gaon, le Rav Réouven Elbaz, Roch-yéchiva et directeur des institutions “Or ha’Haim”, élève du Rav Ovadia Yossef, qu’il côtoyait quotidiennement.

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PhoTorah de la semaine : 9 ‘Hechvan 5774
PhoTorah – 13 Octobre 2013

” A sa sortie de l’hôpital en Janvier 2013 “

Une femme a raconté l’anecdote suivante à propos du Rav Ovadia Yossef, qu’elle avait reçu chez elle en Egypte, alors qu’il était le Grand-Rabbin du Caire à l’époque.

Un soir, pendant qu’il étudiait, elle lui apporta un plat de viande agrémenté de pommes de terre dans une assiette. Plusieurs heures après, la femme revint pour finalement se rendre compte que le plat était intact. Le Rav n’avait rien mangé ! Elle se permit de lui faire la remarque et lui demander la raison. Mais il la remercia en lui disant qu’il avait parfaitement bien mangé le dîner du soir. Elle lui expliqua son étonnement et revint à la charge : “Rav, regardez cette assiette, c’est bien celle que je vous ai apporté, elle est intacte non ?”.

Un peu plus tard, elle comprit que le rav avait mangé l’assiette d’à côté, celle qui contenait 4 savons solides… sans se rendre compte de quoi que ce soit d’anormal.

C’est ce désir puissant de connaitre Hachem qui lui a mérité d’avoir une telle force de concentration, au point d’annuler totalement ses besoins physiques élémentaires…

 

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Les dernières paroles du Rav Ovadia Yossef
Monde de la Torah – 11 Octobre 2013

Au cours des deux mois précédant son décès – depuis qu’il était tombé chez lui -, le décisionnaire de la génération, Rav Ovadia Yossef souffrait de douleurs atroces qui l’empêchaient de continuer à agir et à mener son mode de vie normal, qui était principalement d’être affairé assidûment à l’étude de notre sainte Torah.

A Motsaé Chabbath de ‘Hol Hamo’èd Souccot, le Rav a été hospitalisé pour la dernière fois à l’hôpital « Hadassa Ein Kerem » du fait que son état se dégradait, et afin de soulager ces horribles douleurs qui le tourmentaient. Le Rav fut donc endormi et branché à un appareil respiratoire.

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Claude se demandait “sincèrement” pourquoi le Judaïsme attachait-t-il tant d’importance à des détails insignifiants ? Quelle quantité de Matsa il faut manger, quelle cuillère utiliser pour le lait, laquelle pour la viande, comment dois-je attacher mes lacets ou encore ne pas trier mes pistaches le Chabbath…

Il lui semblait qu’à force d’insister sur tant de détails on passait à côté de l’essentiel. C’est alors qu’il décida de poser la question à un Rabbin par email. Pour la lire la suite, cliquez sur l’image !

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Halakha : la spécificité du Psak de Rav Ovadia Yossef
Monde de la Torah – 10 Octobre 2013
Baser son foyer sur le “don mutuel”
Couple – 10 Octobre 2013