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October 10, 2013
A New Play Wakes up and Smells the Russian-Jewish BorschtFor years academics have been arguing over what makes today’s Russian Jews Jewish. Religion? Language? Yiddishkait? No.

Covers, a new production by the Russian-Jewish-Americantheater group Lost and Found offers an answer to this question: books.

Based on personal stories of its young performers and writers,Covers is a multigenerational family drama: immigrant parents worry about their son, whose career climb is thwarted by a mental breakdown, and the cousins next door grapple with the death of their grandfather.

Always present in these dramas is Russian literature. Lots of it. Piled up on tables and floors and flung across the stage, some of these books are even used as sex toys. At the play’s end, in a lyrical denouement, each character, including the grandfather’s ghost, recite Russian poetry until their voices blend into a chorus.

In contrast with some of the immigration dramas of yesteryear, such as The Melting Pot by Israel ZangwillCoversdelivers no celebratory message of America the beautiful. Instead, the characters keep questioning their choices as they vacillate between nostalgia and resentment. They lost the old home, but what did they find in the new one? And who did they become in the process?

– Olga Gershenson

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Not Everyone Deserves a Trophy

by Sara Debbie Gutfreund
Real pleasure and self-esteem come through genuine challenge.

Helping Children Overcome Fear

by Sarah Chana Radcliffe, M.Ed., C.Psych.Assoc.
Cultivating trust in God.

Thank God for Shabbat

by Mrs. Lori Palatnik
Disconnecting in order to relate to each other.

If It Ain’t Broke; Fix It

by Rabbi Yaakov Salomon
What are you waiting for?

On Leadership: The Courage Not To Conform

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
To be a Jew is to be willing to challenge the prevailing consensus.
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Body Electric

by Rabbi Akiva Tatz
What was Abraham’s major contribution to the world? It’s not what you think.
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The Destiny Foundation & Congregation Edmond J. Safra present:
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The Future of Orthodoxy in America
Join us for an evening of observation and insight as experiences are related and views offered on the Jewish world as it was- and what the future might hold.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:30 PM
Cong. Edmond J. Safra
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Theater, classical music and culture events: “My Mother’s Italian, My Ventura County Star

Steve Solomon’s mother was Italian, his father was Jewish and, he readily admits,  “Kiss Me, Kate”: Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off its 20th anniversary season 

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Jewish Community in Quebec Stands FirmShalom Life

An analysis of Canada’s 2011 census suggests that Quebec’s Jewishpopulation had not dropped below the 90,000 threshold, a stat that was a concern for 

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Study: Jewish Israelis Don’t Trust Obama on IranShalom Life

A new study conducted by the Israel Democracy Peace Index and Tel Aviv University between September 30th and October 1st surveyed both JewishIsraelis 

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Stephen Colbert to Jews: Stop ‘Cockblocking’ Our HolidaysShalom Life

Last Wednesday, Stephen Colbert implored the nation to fight back against the Jewish encroachment on thanksgiving this year on his show, The Colbert Report.

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Estonian Jews Invest With Confidence in Community’s FutureLubavitch.com

A youngster when change came to Estonia with the dismantling of communism, Dmitri was witness to the dramatic transformation in Jewish life here. In 1990 

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Jewish Film Festival to bring more than 6000 viewersRU Daily Targum

The festival began when a Rutgers alumna approached the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and offered funding from the Karma 

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Kibbutz exhibit traces movement’s journey, historyDaily Californian

In “To Build & Be Built: Kibbutz History,” the Contemporary Jewish Museum investigates the social movement that redefined Jewish life in the modern era.

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How about shiva for the divorced?Jewish Telegraphic Agency

For a people who tend to apply ritual to almost every aspect of life, I wonder why we Jews haven’t yet prescribed a set of shiva-like rituals for divorce. When a 

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Promoting Jewish Medical Awareness In Boca RatonThe Jewish Press

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas, the institute’s new six-session Fall 

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Jewish leaders get advanced degrees at first Spertus thejewishchronicle.net

He added, “We have a cadre of people who have studied together, who are in the same mindset ofJewish life, and they will be able to work together in the way 

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In Kiryat Malachi, saving Ethiopian families and livesJewish Post

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona fund a variety of programs in our TIPS (Tucson, Israel, 

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MazelTotz’ share the joy of Judaism in Woodcliff LakeNorthJersey.com

Through the program, parents and grandparents can share the joy of Judaism and the Jewish holidays with their young child. The group, available to the Jewish 

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READER SUBMITTED: Food & Foodies Open The 21st Annual Hartford Courant

The year-long festival includes three more signature author events, children’s events, book club programs, and Jewish Book Week. Tickets to Jewish Book 

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Jewish Rapper Urges Viewers to ‘Boycott Israel’Tablet Magazine

 while events calling for the boycott of Israel draw angry protests and charged rhetoric. That’s why, when Jewish reggae singer Ari Lesser was approached by 

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Giving HopeConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Since Sukkot is a harvest holiday, the folks at Congregation Beth El in Fairfield figured it  And so, the synagogue’s annual Sukkot Interfaith Luncheon was born.

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Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah Decoration Fiasco

by Yvette Alt Miller
The company inadvertently reminds us the meaning of the holiday.

Staying Jewish at Penn State

by Laura Deutsch
Did I do enough? Reflections of a mother of a college freshman.

Dating and Texting

by Aleeza Ben Shalom
She uses text as a form of conversation. I prefer to have a meaningful conversation over the phone.

Simple and Healthy

by Elizabeth Kurtz
Easy recipes for getting back to a healthy routine.

Q and A for Teens: Afraid to Enjoy the Joy

by Lauren Roth
I have a good life, but I’m afraid something bad is going to happen.

Actualité – [Vidéo] Lorsque Ra’hel Iménou protégea ses soldats à Gaza…

9 Octobre 2013

A l’occasion de la Hiloula de Notre Matriarche Rachel le 11 ‘ Hechvan pendant laquelle la Yéchiva “Vayizra’ Itshak” de Jerusalem priera pour toutes vos demandes, voici une histoire datant de Janvier 2009, lorsque nos soldats d’Israel combattaient à Gaza lors de l’opération “Plomb Durci”.
– Accès Vidéo : Rachel notre Matriarche à Gaza –

Ce dimanche 21 octobre 2012, le soldat de Tsahal Avner Azoulay s’est entretenu à la radio israélienne « Moréchét », et a raconté de sa propre voix l’histoire avec « Ra’hel iménou » lors de l’opération « Plomb durci » à Gaza.

Au cours de l’opération « Plomb durci » et après cette dernière, une rumeur sur des soldats ayant racontés que Ra’hel iménou se serait dévoilé à eux durant la guerre, en les mettant en garde contre l’entrée dans des bâtiments piégés, a parcouru tout le pays.

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Torah-Box & vous – Vos Prières pour la Hiloula de Notre Mère Rahel

8 Octobre 2013

Hiloula de “Rahel notre mère” dans quelques jours !

Le 15 Octobre 2013 aura lieu l’un des plus grands moments de l’année soit la Hiloula, l’anniversaire de décès de Ra’hel Iménou, notre sainte Matriarche Rachel”, sa mémoire est source de bénédictions.

Nos Sages nous enseignent que le jour de la Hiloula, les portes du Ciel sont grandes ouvertes, et les Saints peuvent intervenir en notre faveur afin que nos prières soient agréées.

Le commentateur “Rachi” (Midrach Raba-Berechit 49–7) rapporte que notre Mère Rachel fut enterrée sur la route de Beth Le’hem afin que ses enfants en exil puissent prier sur sa tombe et qu’elle puisse prier pour eux, tant c’est important !

Plus que cela, le Zohar (3 – 70b) affirme que “sans les prières des Tsadikim, le monde ne pourrait pas perdurer un seul instant“. Les Tsadikim protègent le monde, plus encore après leur mort que pendant leur vie terrestre.

Profitons ensemble de ce grand moment.

Notre Yéchiva prie pour vous – transmettez vos demandes !

Le jour de cette Hiloula, les étudiants et Rabbanim de notre Yéchiva “Vayizra’ Itshak / Torah-Box” dédieront une journée d’étude de Torah et prieront pour toutes vos demandes de bénédictions : réussite matérielle, mariage, enfants, santé, téchouva, chalom bayit, élévation d’âme, bonne délivrance,…

Pour envoyer vos demandes de bénédictions :

1/ Cliquez sur le lien : http://www.torah-box.com/hiloula/rah-el-imenou-notre-matriarche-rachel-5/

2/ Transmettez vos noms à travers le formulaire : elles seront transmises à la Yéchiva le jour de la Hiloula de Ra’hel Iménou.

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Education des enfants – L’enfant ? Lui apprendre à apprendre

7 Octobre 2013

Le Roi Salomon nous dit : חֲנֹךְ לַנַּעַר עַל פִּי דַרְכּוֹ גַּם כִּי יַזְקִין לֹא יָסוּר מִמֶּנָּה (“Eduque le jeune homme dès le début de sa vie, afin qu’il ne s’en écarte pas en vieillissant.”)

Ce verset de Michlé précise que le ’Hinoukh consiste à faire acquérir à l’enfant une bonne conduite afin qu’il la préserve quand il ne sera plus sous la tutelle de ses parents. Le Saba de Kelem remarque une anomalie : Chlomo dit d’éduquer l’enfant ‘afin qu’il ne s’en écarte pas’ – à quoi ce ‘s’en’ fait-il allusion ? A une bonne conduite ? Ce complément d’objet manque dans la première partie du verset ! Et de déduire : afin qu’il ne s’écarte de s’éduquer en vieillissant ! Le devoir d’apprendre à l’enfant à apprendre est explicite dans le verset !

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Actualité – L’accès difficile au Tombeau de Ra’hel Iménou à Bethléem

7 Octobre 2013

A l’occasion de la Hiloula de Ra’hel Iménou le 11 ‘ Hechvan (ce 15 octobre) pendant laquelle notre Yéchiva priera pour toutes vos demandes depuis le Tombeau, voici un article qui nous rappelle le mérite de pouvoir accéder au Tombe de notre matriarche Rachel, ce qui n’a été possible qu’étape par étape depuis des décennies.

Même pendant les périodes les plus difficiles de leur histoire, les Juifs ont toujours fait leur pèlerinage sur le tombeau de Ra’hel Imeinou, (Rachel) à Bethléem. Mais aujourd’hui, grâce aux efforts de militants dévoués, ce sont des milliers de Juifs qui peuvent effectuer cette émouvante visite.

Une de ces militantes est Myriam Addani, de Bayit Vegan, fondatrice et directrice du Fonds pour le Kever Ra’hel et présidente de l’association ” Yech Sa’har liféoulate’h “, qui œuvre inlassablement à la préservation de l’accès juif au Kever Ra’hel et au maintien d’une présence juive en ce lieu.

Il n’a pas été facile de rencontrer Myriam Addani, mère de sept enfants qui est occupée jour et nuit par sa famille et par le Kever Ra’hel ; la première fois que nous l’avons contactée, elle préparait la visite au Kever Ra’hel du Rebbe de Sanz, qui est arrivé une demi-heure plus tard, accompagné de centaines de ‘Hassidim… Pendant notre interview, elle a été interrompue plusieurs fois par des appels de l’Agence juive, qui rénove le site, et qui avait besoin de l’autorisation de la police pour effectuer des changements sur les lieux. En quelques minutes, Mme Addani a obtenu l’autorisation nécessaire : ” Tout a commencé il y a 16 ans, raconte Myriam Addani, lorsque j’ai voulu faire quelque chose pour le Klal Israël. J’ai organisé une grande conférence à Jérusalem avec quelque 3 000 femmes, sur le sujet de l’unité d’Israël. À l’issue de cette réunion, nous avons décidé de travailler sur un sujet qui fasse l’objet d’un consensus pour tous les Juifs, et nous avons choisi le Kever Ra’hel “.

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What the Pew Study Can & Can’t Teach Us

The recent Pew survey on American Jewry has sparked interesting debates and some hand-wringing already, but Rabbi Rachel Gurevitz is wary of those who jump to conclusions or misread the data. MORE>

A Surprising Finding About Spirituality

Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan encourages us to rethink how we talk about spirituality in light of the finding that 2/3rds of American Jews believe in God. MORE>

Thoughts on the Government Shutdown

Nos Sages – Rav Ovadia : “On sauve une âme juive avec dévouement et empressement”

9 Octobre 2013

A la fin de son cours hebdomadaire après ChabbathRav Ovadia Yossef descendait les marches de la synagogue quand un juif, qui semblait avoir opéré depuis peu son retour aux sources, l’aborda et lui embrassa la main.

Il lui demanda : « Le Rav pourrait-il écrire quelques mots à l’attention de ma femme, pour lui dire qu’il est interdit de posséder une télévision à la maison ? C’est un sujet de tensions importantes entre nous qui risque de mettre en péril la paix dans notre couple. »

Le Rav lui répondit : « Je viens immédiatement chez vous pour lui expliquer que posséder cet appareiltamé est interdit. C’est un instrument qui abime et détruit l’âme des enfants et de tous les membres de la maison. »

L’homme lui dit : « Cela me gêne que le Rav se dérange, en particulier à une heure si tardive. Le Ravpourrait se contenter d’écrire une petite lettre, c’est suffisant. » Mais Rav Ovadia Yossef s’obstina : « C’est inutile. Je viens tout de suite et avec l’aide de D.ieu, j’espère la convaincre ! » L’homme accepta et ajouta : « S’il en est ainsi, je vais avertir ma femme que le Rav va venir demain. Quelle heure convient au Rav ? » Cependant, le Rav réitéra sa volonté de venir immédiatement : « Il est interdit d’attendre jusqu’à demain. Où habitez-vous ? » « Dans le quartier de Ramot à Jerusalem », répondit l’homme. « Venez, mettons-nous en route rapidement », décida le Rav.

Le mari téléphona à sa femme et l’avertit de la venue du Rav : « C’est un grand honneur et une bénédiction pour notre maison. » La femme s’en réjouit et, en attendant, prépara l’accueil de cet invité prestigieux. A leur arrivée, le Rav s’installa avec le couple. Il commença à dire des paroles de Moussar, à expliquer combien cet instrument détestable s’appropriait et détruisait tout ce qu’il y a de bon dans les foyers juifs, que D.ieu nous en préserve.

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Monde de la Torah – Hesped du Rav Ovadia : “Une vie sacrifiée pour le peuple d’Israël” (Rav Banon)

9 Octobre 2013

Hesped (oraison funèbre) de notre maître et guide Rav Ovadia Yossef : 

– Son assiduité, chaque seconde était consacrée à la Torah… dormant 2h par nuit
– L’amour pour la Torah, un coeur puissant vis à vis de son prochain
– Quel coin et recoin d’Israel n’a pas accueilli le Rav Ovadia pour un cours ?
– Son sauvetage des femmes “Agounot” après la guerre de Kippour
– La fausse image que la presse laïque souhaite lui donner comme “chef d’un parti politique”…
– Sa seule inquiétude : combien de nouvelles écoles de Torah, synagogues et mikvés construits ?
– Accès Vidéo : Hesped Maran Rav Ovadia : par rav Banon –
Par le Rav Ouri Banon, Roch-Collel et directeur des institutions Kol It’shak dans le quartier de Ramot 06 à Jerusalem.

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Chabad’s Learning Series Returns With End-of-Life StudyPatch.com

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas the institute’s new six-session Fall 

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Startup Club: Clear Sky AppsShalom Life

Jewish businessmen and innovators continue to excel throughout these  Shalom Life is pleased to present: Startup Club, highlighting the best and the brightest 

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Are Young Jews Actually More Connected Than Believed?The Jewish Week

After a long wait, the American Jewish community once again has a rich, large national demographic study of American Jewish life to learn from and argue about 

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The number of Jews in Denmark has dropped, partly because of anti European Jewish Press

“For young people that are considering how to live their lives, it is of course tempting to choose to live in Israel or the United States, where to beJewish is not 

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Seeking to engage disaffected Jewsliherald.com

The center’s Religion & Public Life Project, which interviewed 3,475 Jewsfrom February to June, found that 62 percent of them believe that beingJewish is 

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18th Century Haggadah Found in U.K. GarageShalom Life

A rare 18th-century Jewish Haggadah has been found inside a random cardboard box located in a U.K. garage, according to the BBC. The Haggadah, which 

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Amid negative engagement trend, Jewish funders see validation in St. Louis Jewish Light

That’s the question facing major funders of American Jewish life following the release last week of the Pew Research Center’s survey on U.S. Jews. The study 

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Pole who helped save Jews donates items to museumValley morning Star

The multi-media core exhibition at the museum is to open next year and will document the thousand-year-long history of Jewish life and culture in Poland.

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A Plea For Diversity In WorshipThe Jewish Week

But the conundrum is even deeper than this: Were everyone to have more or less the same image of what the ideal Jewish communal life is (in worship, study 

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Are you a good Hebrew?Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

After all, the nation of Israel was formed years later, during the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. But Abraham was certainly the first “Hebrew.” But why this 

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Shas Council of Torah Sages backs Lion for Jerusalem mayorJerusalem Post

Shas’s Council of Torah Sages endorsed Jerusalem mayoral hopeful Moshe Lion as the party’s preferred candidate in a letter published on Wednesday.

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Shaare Torah begins monthly Sephardic Shabbat minyanthejewishchronicle.net

A Sephardic Jew of Egyptian and Turkish ancestry, Avi Avishai was raised in a pretty secular household, but with a strong sense of cultural Sephardic identity.

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Chabad of Phoenix dedicates ‘Sashie’s TorahJewish News of Greater Phoenix

Joining in the Torah procession of “Sashie’s Torah” are, from left, Rabbi Moshe Levertov with his son, Chezky; Rabbi Shlomy Levertov; and Sashie’s father, 

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Council of Torah Sages Comes Out for Moshe LionArutz Sheva

In a special meeting convened by the Council of Torah Sages last night (Tuesday), it was decided to formally back Moshe Lion as candidate for mayor of 

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Tarbut V’Torah student aces essay contestOCRegister (subscription)

Matthew Cohen, a senior at Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School in Irvine, placed in the top 23 honorable mentions in an essay contest sponsored by the 

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Without Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shas could splitHaaretz

Analysis || Without Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Shas could split. What happened to the United Torah Judaism party could happen to the more powerful Shas.

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Voices of Faith: What place does personal identity have in faith?Kansas City Star

Rabbi Mark H. Levin, Congregation Beth-Torah, Kansas City, Mo.: Identity influences faith. Formative childhood experiences often determine adult religion.

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FBI, Ramapo police raid Monsey yeshivaThe Journal News | LoHud.com

MONSEY — The FBI descended late Wednesday on Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in connection with an investigation into a gang that pressured men into giving their 

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A View From The Beis MedrashThe Jewish Press

In the largest levayah in Israel’s history, police estimate that as many as 850,00 people were in attendance in Yerushalayim in tribute to this Torah giant.

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NYBC Auditions – Jewish Music ReportKol Isha

AUDITIONS FOR THE NEW YORK BOYS CHOIR A fun-filled & uplifting music program for boys ages 6-14 that are talented and passionate about music AT THE 

Jewish Music Report

Spielberg brings musical talents to NighttownCleveland Jewish News

Spielberg has sold more than 1 million copies of her 16 CDs, her music is played at people’s weddings and funerals, and many fans have told her she’s helped 

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September Tourism Drops by 16%Arutz Sheva

The Ministry said that the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot all fell in September and that contrary to what some think, the festivals do 

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Bubby’s Noodle KugelBaltimore Sun

Claire Green from Parkton was looking for a recipe for a noodle kugel like the one she remembers her grandmother making for the Jewish holidays when she 

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Sharsheret raising awareness through eventsSun-Sentinel

Sharsheret is raising awareness of breast and ovarian cancer this month by sponsoring several events throughout the tri-county South Florida area.

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Expanded Series of Lectures, Conversations, and Events Begins in Broadway World

The Jewish Museum’s diverse program offerings in October include gallery talks with artists Elaine Reichek and the avant-garde fashion collective 

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Jewish Bookfair has full slate of authorsThisWeekNews

The Columbus Jewish Bookfair will mark its 50th year with a series of events from  The eventbegan 50 years ago as a celebration of Jewish Book Month.

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Muslim, Jewish women celebrate SukkotNew Jersey Jewish News

Atiya Aftab, left, and Amaney Jamal were among the Muslim women from the Sisterhood of Salaam/Shalom who celebrated Sukkot with Jewish friends.

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Shalom, Vienna: A Jewish Culture GuideShalom Life

The nature of Jewish life in the city over the centuries can be characterized by times of prosperity, punctuated by times of extreme discrimination and persecution 

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Promoting Jewish Medical Awareness In NorthbrookChicago Tribune

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present it’s new six week fall course, Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas, 

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At centennial, United Synagogue aims to retool Conservative JudaismJewish Telegraphic Agency

“This convention is an opportunity to pull all those people together who care about the future of an egalitarian, pluralistic and traditional approach to Jewish life

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Holocaust survivor shares life experiencesThe Stylus

She told the crowd that for 500 years Poland was known as the Jewish paradise.  Later on in life, she said she found out that a lot of the children at the convent 

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A call to healSun-Sentinel

With this special issue of the Journal we are reminded of the many lives that  Rabbi Yaakov Thompson is the producer of To Life, L’Chaim, seen on Jewish Life 

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Jew or Not JewShalom Life

Shalom Life speaks to the founders of the popular ‘who’s Jewish?’ site on their latest venture: using Kickstarter to crowd-fund a new book called ’50 States – 50 

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Documentarian Explores the Significance of Custom Yarmulkes Shalom Life

The project seeks to answer the question, “What does it mean to be Jewish in the modern world?” With yarmulkes depicting images of Batman, Homer Simpson, 

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Jews at Williams’ documents minority struggle at CollegeThe Williams record

The book, commissioned by the College, shines a light on both the positive and negative aspects of Jewish life. The book’s author, Benjamin Wurgaft, combed 

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Jewish leader resigns from European Jewish ParliamentEuropean Jewish Press

”Religious freedom is under attack in Europe and I need to concentrate all my efforts in protecting Jewish life in Europe,” says Rabbi Margolin. Based in 

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I’m No Pew Survey Poster ChildJewish Daily Forward (blog)

Until recently, I was a poster-child for the kind of attrition from Jewish lifethat the recent Pew Study, subject of so much angst in the media, describes. I eschewed 

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Torah Dedicated to Arizona Shlucha’s Recovery | CrownHeights.info zalman

Friends, family and members of the local Jewish community gathered at the Chabad of Arizona Jewish Center in Phoenix to celebrate the completion of a Sefer 

CrownHeights.info – Chabad News, Crown Heights News, Lubavitch News

Another Setback For Amb. Ron Prosor – The Torah RevolutionAriel ben Yochanan

B”H – Under this man’s watch the PA became a UN state. Now Iran gets top disarmament position. This UN Ambassador evidently is incapable and should be 

The Torah Revolution: Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall do (Shemos [Ex.] 19:8)

Alpharetta Congregation Gesher L’Torah wins two awardsNorthFulton.com

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The Gesher L’Torah was chosen out of 175 applicants for two Centennial Schechter awards through the United Synagogue of 

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Sinai And The Social ContractThe Jewish Week

The Torah explains that all of us were present to accept the Law at Mount Sinai (Deuteronomy 29:14). How can this be – if I was not physically present, let alone 

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R’ Shteinman Shlita: Stop Talking Elections! Learn Torah!Yeshiva World News

sht HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita opened the winter zman with a schmooze in his yeshiva, Orchos Torah in Bnei Brak. Among the points 

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Reflections After The Petira Of Rav Ovadia Yosef ZATZALYeshiva World News

Perhaps it is because I am still in shock from yesterday that I find myself penning my thoughts after the Petirah of the Great Torah Giant, HaRav Ovadia Yosef 

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MK Kalpa: No Cuts to Foreign Students in Torah BudgetArutz Sheva

MK Kalpa: No Cuts to Foreign Students in Torah Budget. MK Zevulun Kalpa (Jewish Home) announced today (Tuesday) during the Cabinet Finance Committee 

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Political leaders, thousands of followers pay respects to Yosef’s familyJerusalem Post

“He would say constantly ,’What will be with the yeshiva students? What will be with the Torahworld?’” he said. “We implore you from the heart: Do what you can 

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Can People Live Longer than 120 Years?The Jewish Press (blog)

Interestingly enough, the Torah Temimah does this and more. He quotes the Jerusalam Talmud in Nazir that asks how it’s possible for people to only live to 120 

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Rabbi Nagari: ‘Jewish State’ beat ‘State of Tel Aviv’Arutz Sheva

“The Torah ultimately won, and in its purity, will continue to win,” he said. “He wasn’t just shut up in a beit medrash [hall of Torah study – ed.], he was ‘in the 

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Prof. Gilon ‘Moved’ by Rabbi Yosef’s ‘Welcome’ on Entering RoomArutz Sheva

He was particularly moved by the efforts Israel’s leading Torah scholar had made to welcome him to his hospital room and thank him whenever he was able.

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Friday service to be held outdoorsNews Transcript

Friday service to be held outdoors. MARLBORO — On Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Temple Rodeph Torah, Mohawk Drive, will host its first Shabbat Under the Stars service.

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Big bash planned to celebrate 5 years of giving Jewish books, music jewishpresstampa

PJ Library’s 5th Birthday Extravaganza – a giant celebration featuring singing, dancing, pizza, punch, party games, birthday cake and, of course, PJ Library 

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Broadway musical ‘Soul Doctor’ to close SundayHispanicBusiness.com

“It tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach, and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone,” the synopsis said.

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Special Prayers at the Kotel - 40 days until the 8th of Chanukah!!

Rabbi Mourned in New York, Becomes Divisive Issue in Mayoral RaceWall Street Journal

 events at synagogues and schools throughout the city on Monday, and he expects more events over the next 30 days. “It’s a monumental event in the Jewish 

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Candidate: Prioritize Jewish Culture Over Formula 1Arutz Sheva

We need to focus on Jewish cultural activities too,” King stated. He added he was not against such cultural events but lamented prioritizing them over Jewish 

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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, founder of Shas and Sephardic sage, dies at 93Jewish Telegraphic Agency

“He worked greatly to enhance Jewish heritage and at the same time, his rulings took into consideration the times and the realities of renewedlife in the State of 

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Gobble tov! American Jews ready for ThanksgivukkahRichmond Times Dispatch

An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions.

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Holocaust Survivor Found ‘Home’ at 92nd Street YWall Street Journal

She is donating $500,000 to support the Himan Brown Senior Program and the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92Y. The gift is in her name and that of 

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Promoting Jewish medical awareness in Hunterdon CountyHunterdon County Democrat – NJ.com

Life in the Balance is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish 

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Bradford’s hidden historyJewish Chronicle

 The Bradford Jewish Heritage Trail celebrates 140 years of Jewish life. “The fortunes of Bradford Jews rose and fell in line with the city’s general prosperity 

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Jewish Rapper’s ‘Boycott Israel’ Suggests You ‘Boycott Other Shalom Life

Ari Lesser is making a run to become this generation’s Matisyahu, and he’s doing a fairly decent job at it. The Cleveland-born songwriter, rapper and spoken 

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AboutThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

If you’re pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into Jewish identity building, what  number of U.S. Jews engaging with Jewish life and religion is plummeting?

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The Passing of a Revolutionary Rabbinical LeaderThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Ashkenazi Jews don’t register people for marriage between the fast of the seventeen  compromise is halachically allowed should it lead to the saving of lives.

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Netanyahu, Peres remember ‘Torah giant’Jerusalem Post

“Rav Ovadia was a giant in Torah and Halacha and a spiritual leader for tens of thousands,” Netanyahu said. “He worked hard to enhance Jewish heritage, and 

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Israel Strikes More Oil in Area Discovered on Basis of Torah VerseThe Jewish Press

Moses made the right turn after all. In his song at the end of the Torah he spoke of ‘precious things of “Givat HaOlam.” The hidden meaning of “precious things” 

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1828 Czech village synagogue restoredHaaretz

Torah scroll found in the synagogue’s attic during the restoration was used in  “It was really very exciting because obviously the Torah had not been used in 

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Jewish Rapper’s ‘Boycott Israel’ Suggests You ‘Boycott Other Shalom Life

The Cleveland-born songwriter, rapper and spoken word artist, “raps from the perspective of various personalities in the Tanach,” and tries to bring “the Torah to 

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Maran’s Condition is Critical: Fighting for his Life [UPDATED 10:44 IL]Yeshiva World News

We must undertake to be more diligent in adherence to Torah and mitzvos. The rav’s entire life is dedicated to bringing all of us closer to Torah and we must all, 

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Author Dale Stanten to speak about novelWicked Local

 will present author, Dale Stanten, who will speak about her novel, A Hooker’s Daughter on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton 

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Levaya Of Reb Avrohom (Abe) Schwartzman Z”LYeshiva World News

He leaves behind his wife and a beautiful Mishpacha of Bnei and Bnos Torah all following in his ways or Torah and Chessed which he was well known for.

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No Chayn, No GainArutz Sheva

The Torah tell us that there is one trait that mitigates strict Divine judgment, and  The Torah tell us that there is one trait that mitigates strict Divine judgment, and 

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Netanyahu: Yosef’s halachic decision took into consideration the Jerusalem Post

Rav Ovadia was a giant in Torah and halacha and a spiritual leader for tens of thousands,” Netanyahu said. “He worked hard to glorify the heritage of Israel.

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Kosel Rav Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz On Petira Of Chacham Ovadia Yeshiva World News

His spiritual guidance and ahavas Yisrael aside his greatness in Torahbrought him to reestablish the greatness of Sephardic Jewry and he left special mark on 

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Best bets for Oct. 7Times Herald-Record

“SONGS FROM ATLANTIS” — “Songs From Atlantis: Exploring a Jewish Music Archive From 1948″ interpretive talk is at 5 p.m. at the Honors Center at SUNY 

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A Minute With – Conductor Fischer on his “blood libel” first operaReuters India

The gruesome story, set to music in Fischer’s one-act “The Red Heifer”, is based on an incident in the Hungarian village of Tiszaeszlar, where Jews were 

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Gobble tov! American Jews ready for ThanksgivukkahAsbury Park Press

An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions. There’s the number crunching: 

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Fight Continues to Close Schools for Islamic HolidaysPatch.com

State law requires Maryland schools to close on the Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter, and eight out of 24 counties close on major Jewishholidays as 

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Jewish Rapper’s ‘Boycott Israel’ Suggests You ‘Boycott Other Shalom Life

Throughout his music, under the moniker Ari the MC, he sings and raps about religion and the Torah, notably about Jewish holidays, but is now also venturing 

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Scarsdale’s Jewish Community Center Hosts Award-Winning AuthorThe Daily Voice

The event will take place on Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bendheim Performing Arts Center at 999 Wilmot Road in Scarsdale. New York Times reporter Joe 

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Kathmandu Welcomes New Torah in Memory of Hiker blifshitz

History was made today in Kathmandu, Nepal when a new Sefer Torah was completed and a massive procession made its way down the main street. The new 

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Temple Rodeph Torah 13450 Pounds of Food to FoodBankPatch.com

In another record-setting year, Temple Rodeph Torah used the time its community was fasting during Yom Kippur to give back to the FoodBank of Monmouth 

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Bnei Torah Party Working Hard in Bnei BrakYeshiva World News

1 The Bnei Torah party, the split-off faction of Degel Hatorah is gaining momentum in some areas ahead of the 18 Cheshvan municipal elections. There is 

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Chabad of Ann Arbor welcomes unity Torah with parade, music and The Ann Arbor News – MLive.com

Gathered on the steps of the Chabad House of Ann Arbor, 715 Hill St., members of the Jewish community welcomed a new Torah scroll with music, dancing and 

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Bennett: We’ll Make Sure Torah Study ThrivesArutz Sheva

Moshe Gutman, Chairman of the Organization of Higher Yeshivas, on Sunday congratulated the Bayit Yehudi party for its efforts in securing funding for its 

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Rabbi Boteach: Secular Jews Should Drop High Holy Day Services JP Updates

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes that “By now you’ve heard about the Pew Research poll, published this week, that concludes that American Jewry is on its way to 

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Yeshiva Budget Passed: “To Strengthen Torah Study”Arutz Sheva

The new budget for Yeshivot and Midrashot (study halls) that passed this morning (Sunday) is applicable to those institutions which meet the new criteria.

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‘Oldest Siddur’ Joins 2013’s Haul of Ancient Jewish TreasuresArutz Sheva

‘Oldest Siddur’ Joins 2013’s Haul of Ancient Jewish Treasures. Siddur from 840 CE joins oldest Torah scroll and Temple Mount medallion in landmark Jewish 

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Reciting Hallel on Rosh ChodeshJewish Chronicle

The Torah speaks of Rosh Chodesh together with the major holidays: “And on your joyous occasions, your fixed festivals and new moon days…” (Numbers 

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SHAARE TORAH BRINGS FUN AND EXCITEMENT TO SUMMER Community Magazine

This past summer, students of Yeshivat Shaare Torah were treated to a special incentive program which allowed them to hone their reading schools while 

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‘Inclusion Torah‘ dedicated at Beth Elthejewishchronicle.net

Rabbi Amy Greenbaum, education director of Beth El Congregation of the South Hills, carries the congregation’s new Inclusion Torah during a dedication 

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Female Israeli Soldier Called to Torah at Military SynagogueJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Orthodox female Israeli soldier was called up to the Torah during holiday services on a military base in what was being called a first.

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Jewish academy hit with foreclosure during Torah celebration daySouth Florida Business Journal

On the day the Hebrew calendar dedicates to celebrating the Torah, the Jewish Orthodox Brauser Maimonides Academy was hit with a foreclosure lawsuit.

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Tarbut V’Torah ceremony focusesOCRegister (subscription)

The Jewish ceremony of Tashlich usually takes place on Rosh Hashana and involves casting one’s sins, symbolized by bread crumbs, into a body of water.

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THE SUN’S SHEATHCommunity Magazine

The Sages beheld the same sun, yet firmly insisted that a sheath exists, because the Torah states that it is there. In this age of spacecraft and X-ray photography 

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Author, speaker to elaborate about Bible in Albert LeaAustin Herald

McDowell will bring with him a newly acquired Lotz scroll that contains the entire Torah—totally intact and 72 feet long. McDowell will demonstrate how ancient 

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Know Before Whom You StandThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

I say Jewish because Torah is, as my wife Harriet Rossetto says in her book,  Torah is the foundation of the three Western Religions and is, I believe, the 

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Judaism: The Beauty of GreeceArutz Sheva

First Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, revered and famed Torah sage, philosopher, writer, poet, iconic and beloved leader of religious Zionism and the return to 

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The PERSON in the PARSHAJewish Times of Southern New Jersey

The Torah is replete with inspiring stories of its heroes. The lives of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and David, to name just a few, are narrated at great length and in 

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The Jewish Press » » Best Dvar Torah Ever – by Mayor Cory BookerYori Yanover

If it only depended on the Jewish vote – he’s so next president of the United States some day soon. And him, folks, we can trust. Ask R. Shmuley Boteach.

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Torah MiTzion: 18 Years of Dedication to World Jewry HonoredArutz Sheva

Anniversary event held for young, dedicated emissaries who spend several years in communities overseas strengthening Torah and Zionism. By Yaakov Frolich.

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Rutgers Hillel packs up Torah, moves to temporary home amid NJ.com

NEW BRUNSWICK — Calling it a “bittersweet moment,” Rabbi Esther Reed watched as the Torah scrolls were taken out of the Rutgers University Hillel building 

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Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni MovementThe World Without GdArutz Sheva

This week’s Torah insights were written by Rav Gideon Weitzman, former Rosh Kollel – TorahMiTzion (Zionist Torah study center) Kansas City.

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Torah | Thinking alike canbe perilous to allJweekly.com

rabbi judah dardikNEW The narrative is fairly straightforward in the beginning of Chapter 11 of Beresheet. Once upon a time, society shared a common 

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Sefer Torah Represents a First for Canadian CityThe Jewish Press

Stephen Cipes carries the newly written Torah scroll he donated to the  where a bearded gentleman sat with a quill in hand and a large Torah scroll open on a 

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Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scrollFox News

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world’s oldest Torah scroll.

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Torah unites two Williston schoolsThe Island Now

At Torah celebration (left to right): Schechter student Zachary Pravado holding canopy; Mahvash Zarabi; Edward Zarabi (holding the Torah); Mansour Zarabi 

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A Victory for the Bnei Torah PartyYeshiva World News

Bnei Torah party Bnei Torah officials, the litvish party that is the break away from Degel Hatorah blames Degel for the effort to disqualify it from using the letter 

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In the family way: Parashat Noach (Genesis 6:9-11:32)The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

The animals, Torah tells us, board the ark l’mi-nai-hu, “according to their kind,” but when they leave the ark more than a year later, we are told they leave 

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An American Jewish ‘Bride’ Remembers Her Escape From KabulOPB News

She was an 18-year-old Jewish girl from the East Coast; he was a young Muslim man from a wealthy Afghan family. They fell in love over New Wave cinema, 

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Max Blumenthal on “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel Iranian

Blumenthal looks at life inside Netanyahu’s Israel and the Occupied Territories.  Ninety percent of the Jewish population is clustered in the—in Judea, Samaria, 

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Jewish groups slam Council of Europe Assembly resolution on European Jewish Press

“Circumcision is not discretionary, but rather central, in Jewish life and practice throughout history,” added B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President 

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‘Torathon’ returns Nov. 16 to Beth IsraelWorcester Telegram

WORCESTER — The Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts will present “Torathon: A Journey into Jewish Life and Learning” from 5:30 till 11 p.m. Nov.

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Ron Frank on the Impact of the Catskills and Shalom Life

“Why are there so many Jewish comedians?” The new documentary When Comedy Went to School aims to answer that age-old question by profiling some of 

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I Decided To Buy A TanakhJewish Daily Forward (blog)

This is the fourth post in a series by Johnna Kaplan exploring aspects ofJewish life outside of her own experience. Last week I opened an Amazon box 

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What You Missed In The News: September 29 – October 6Shalom Life

Shalom Life launched in 2009 and has become Canada’s largest independent Jewish news source dedicated to covering culture, arts, society, technology, 

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Dating 101: Good, Bad, Ugly & Good AgainThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

It has been a complicated week in my dating life. I was reminded of my past  He stands 6’4”, has kind eyes, is Jewish, and makes me flutter. I have been dating 

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Even a Struggling Writer Can Dine in Style—When Mom and Dad Tablet Magazine

 Jewish families: We eat dinner in the city. It’s how we celebrate, how we mourn, even how we convalesce. It’s the forum through which we share our lives.

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New Music Clip: Jewish Music in the Streets of ViennaArutz Sheva

New Music Clip: Jewish Music in the Streets of Vienna. Jerusalem musician Chaim Gold visited Vienna and came back with a musical video for his latest song 

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Star Shots | Best photos from Oct. 6, 2013Kansas City Star

The festival included Jewish music, art and food.  Susan Pfannmuller — Special to The Star Visitors to the 9th Jewish Arts Festival filled the grounds at the 

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5 things to do in Genesee CountyThe Flint Journal – MLive.com

FLINT, MI — To start the week, the Flint Jewish Federation will showcase musicians playing a variety of genres from around the world to pay homage to journalist 

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Jewish Life, community-wide Jewish adult education program MyCentralJersey.com

October special events include a program with Rabbi Deborah Prinz, author of “On the Chocolate Train: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, 

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PRAYER or peace?Northwest Arkansas News

Covered in prayer shawls, ultra-Orthodox Jewish men of the Cohanim Priestly caste participate in a blessing during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, in front of the 

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Q & A With Eilat MazartheTrumpet.com

The other option was maybe it’s meant to decorate the Torah book. … When we found out that the other symbol [on the medallion] was a Torah book on the other 

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We Are At It Again! – The Torah RevolutionAriel ben Yochanan

B”H – Every year, at this time of the year, false accusations reach the press of Jews damaging olive trees. Every time it’s a lie and it’s getting boring. Our Holy 

The Torah Revolution: Everything that Hashem has spoken we shall do (Shemos [Ex.] 19:8)

Event to honor Israel will include speakers, musicTulsa World

Dancers entertain to Jewish music during “A Night To Honor Israel” at Victory  The event is an expression of solidarity between Christians and Jews on behalf 

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Jewish Top 10s: Installations @ Nuit Blanche 2013Shalom Life

Naturally, many of the Jewish members of the art community (not just from Toronto, as the event features artists from across a global spectrum) take part in 

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New Orleans book events for October spotlight Keillor, Carnival and NOLA.com

Keillor will appear at a ticketed, Garden District Book Shop event at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles, Ave., Thursday, (Oct. 10), 

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Cleveland Jewish Film Fest kicks off; Candidates’ forum set for Oct. 9 Plain Dealer

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – From politics and business to community events and entertainment,  The Cleveland Jewish Film Fest kicked off Thursday. Films will be 

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Jewish Book Festival juggles scheduleSTLtoday.com (blog)

The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival has had to reschedule a couple of upcoming events because the authors had conflicts. Here is the announcement: National 

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Screening to raise interest in new Jewish film festivalGreater Wilmington Business Journal

After attending other such events around the country as well as the Jewish Film Presenters Conference in New York City, both Schoninger and Rosoff decided it 

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Hillel at the College of Staten Island will host talks by Jewish authorsSILive.com

The event includes a Russ & Daughters bagels and lox breakfast. Hillel serves about 1,000 Jewishstudents at the college, which has an enrollment of about 

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Israel’s economic success is focus of BLC eventsJweekly.com

The Business Leadership Council of the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation is focusing on Israel’s economic success at two October events, but with a 

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Tayarim Connect celebrates SukkotHeritage Florida Jewish News

Tayarim Connect brought together 20 middle-school students for SukkahFest at the Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando. Sixth- through 

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Kinneret residents welcome Rabbi Dubov to celebrate SukkotHeritage Florida Jewish News

Kinneret residents were treated to a Sukkot celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Jessie Render Social Hall led by Rabbi Dubov of the Chabad Jewish 

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Jet Black: Breathing new life into old ideas?Nottingham Post (blog)

 past month, the Jewish community has celebrated Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).

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Soviet defector fled Russia to start a new life in Canada — now he’s National Post

Vladimir Rott is an engineer and, lately, an author, and if he were to add anything else to his career list a good fit might be high stakes poker player. Mr. Rott, see 

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Jewish Cemetery in Small Dutch Town Gets New Lease on LifeJewish Daily Forward

Jewish and non-Jewish volunteers rededicated a 200-year-old Dutch Jewish cemetery after decades of neglect. The opening of the cemetery in Woerden in the 

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Google and Moscow Jewish Museum Unveil Virtual ExhibitionShalom Life

Last week, the main Jewish Museum of Moscow unveiled a virtual exhibition on Russian Jewishtheatre in cooperation with Google. The project was launched 

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Know Before Whom You StandThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

It is called Living a Jewish Life. I say Jewish because I am a Rabbi and a Jew. I say Jewish because Torah is, as my wife Harriet Rossetto says in her book, 

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Sounds Jewish podcast: in the beginningThe Guardian

In a new format, Sounds Jewish will be looking at stories of Jewish life from  at Edgware station, the centre of the suburban 1980s Jewish social scene in 

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Hungary Recognizes involvement in Holocaust, Vows to Fight Anti Jewish Times of Southern New Jersey

We know that Hungarian state interests were responsible,” he said this week at the opening session of “Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism,” a two-day international 

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Jet Black: Breathing new life into old ideas?Nottingham Post (blog)

IN the past month, the Jewish community has celebrated Rosh Hashanah (Jewish  I am not alone in adapting traditions to suit a more contemporary way of life.

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The Jewish Learning Institute to open branch in Lake MaryHeritage Florida Jewish News

The new fall course, Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas, explores fascinating case studies on the crossroads of 

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Poll on US Jews draws mixed local responseLancaster Newspapers

“I would say many people in my congregation are religious because they study Torah, attend services and live Jewish lives. But because they are not Orthodox, 

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Lecture gets to the root of Cleveland’s Jewish existenceCleveland Jewish News

“The whole idea was for Jews to connect with Jewish life and make the world a better place,” she said. “Synagogues remained the most valued centers of Jewish 

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Reclaiming An Ancient Judeo-Arabic Musical TraditionThe Jewish Week (blog)

On a Monday night in late September, forty people gathered in a spacious, two-floor Chelsea Loft for the debut of the Maqam Project, a fusion of Judeao-Arabic 

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When Holidays Collide, You Get The ‘Menurkey’Wall Street Journal

The reason for the fuss: It is a holiday mashup that has happened only once before—in 1888—according to those who track the Jewish calendar. And it is one 

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PJ Library sends children Jewish booksSun-Sentinel

Each explores a Jewish event or value, such as the Sabbath, holidays, family life or history. For many, reading the new arrival is a family ritual experienced at 

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Synagogue eventsTimes Herald-Record

100th Anniversary Celebration closing event, 1 p.m. Oct. 13. The congregation will gather to recall and reflect on the experiences of Jews in Livingston Manor 

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American Bridge ventures into Jewish/Virginia politicsJewish Telegraphic Agency

American Bridge ventures into Jewish/Virginia politics  Party functionary at one of his campaignevents (about Jews, the pope, and a bill for the Last Supper.) 

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Pope Francis I, Argentine rabbi make history by spending Sukkot JNS.org

(JNS.org) Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka made history when he spent several days in the Vatican living together with Pope Francis I over theSukkot holiday.

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Artists Launch Sukkah Salon in New York CityJewish Daily Forward (blog)

This Sukkot, New York-based artist Danielle Durchslag launched “Assembly Required: A Sukkah Salon” on the terrace of her downtown apartment. The project 

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Guest Post: 10-Year-Old InsightsChabad.org (blog)

On the first two days of Sukkot, after services and after lunch in the sukkah, our entire family went on a lulav walk. That’s where we put on comfortable shoes, 

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Extortionist Rabbi Milton Yehoshua Balkany Is Free – Sort OfFailedMessiah.com

Instead, Balkany was released to a community-based corrections program during Sukkot, and a big welcome home party was held for Balkany in his Brooklyn 

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How to feed the hungryThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

On the fifth night of Sukkot, a panel gathered in The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard headquarters to discuss how to handle 

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Where Jewish Life Thrives in AmericaBloomberg

Forget the teeth-gnashing already occasioned by a new study on Jewish identity in the U.S. by the Pew Research Religion & Public Life Project. The only thing 

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Op-Ed: Help elderly lead meaningful Jewish livesJewish Telegraphic Agency

BOSTON (JTA) — The elders of Israel are like the wings of a bird: Just as a bird cannot fly without wings, Israel cannot do anything without their elders (Vayikrah 

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New £40 million JW3 Centre ‘will transform Jewish life in this country’Camden New Journal newspapers website

IT has taken 11 years and £40million – and now the first ever Jewishcommunity centre in the UK is open for business. The JW3 centre in Finchley Road was 

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American Jews Are Secular, Intermarried, and AssimilatedSlate Magazine

This guilt makes secular Jewish parents want to incorporate Jewishtraditions into family life, like celebrating Hanukkah as well as Christmas (extra presents!) 

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New fall classes at Conejo Jewish AcademyMoorpark Acorn

Classes take place at the state-of-the-art Center for Jewish Life at 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The following are some of the and courses offered.

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European Council Votes to Ban CircumcisionShalom Life

Are Europe’s Jews about to launch a new struggle for the observance of the circumcision ritual across the continent? The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council 

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Organized Chaos: The Double Life of Sailing Star Carly ShevitzCistern Yard

Although her closest friends know about her double life, many of herJewish friends have no idea. They know her as the dedicated, friendly president of their 

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Cohen takes helm of SlifkaYale Daily News (blog)

Rabbi Leah Cohen has assumed leadership of the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. As Slifka’s new executive director and senior chaplain, Cohen 

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JRT presents Mamet’s “A Life in the Theatre”WBFO

To open its 2013-2014 season, the Jewish Repertory Theatre has chosen “A Life in the Theatre,” written by David Mamet. “His writing, even in this play with a lot 

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talked the talkThe Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

 against the Jews, we condemn, because genocide, the taking of the human life, is condemnable and it makes no difference whether that life is a Jewish life

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Hislahavus’ Review of Lazer Lloyd’s “Lost on the Highway”Hislahavus

In the small world of virtuoso frum musicians, Lazer Lloyd stands tall. The blues guitarist, a veteran of Yood, Reva L’Sheva and Carlebach, has been making 

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Single Files: Henry the cantor has an ear for music and a heart for thejewishchronicle.net

As I wait in the coffee shop to meet with this longtime musician, and newly vested cantor, I notice him approaching from the street. He sees someone sitting 

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Jews in the news: Oct. 2, 2013St. Louis Jewish Light

Rick Recht was named one of Time magazine’s Top 10 Jewish Music Stars. He is the director of Songleader Boot Camp, which provides leadership training 

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Billy Crystal’s Jewish Holidays – GruntigLucky Wolf

Jewish movie actor Billy Crystal shares the details of his family’s Rosh Hashanah celebration and tells what’s in store for Yom Kippur.

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For the recently retired, fear and possibility in the transition stageJewish Telegraphic Agency

“I want to bring the resources of Jewish life to bear on the experiences of growing older,” said Rabbi Dayle Friedman, a pioneer in spiritual guidance for the 

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Festival films highlight Jewish history, cultureYoungstown Vindicator

The Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, now in its 11th year, will screen six films this month that explore facets of Jewish life, history and culture. The festival 

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Lantos’ daughter calls for ‘Solidarity Sabbath’ in Europe, N. AmericaJewish Telegraphic Agency

Katrina Lantos Swett made the suggestion on Tuesday at the “Jewish Life and Anti-Semitism” conference, a two-day forum being held in Budapest sponsored by 

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Study: 1 in 5 US Jews not religiousFort Wayne Journal Gazette

Secularism has long been part of American Jewish life, which includes movements such as the Society for Humanistic Judaism founded in Detroit in the 1960s.

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Hungary Vows to ‘Crack Down’ on AntisemitismThe Jewish Press

 Tibor Navracsics vowed to “crack down” on antisemitism in his country through legal and political means during a conference on Jewish life and antisemitism 

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Iranian Jews in Israel Skeptical About RouhaniThe Media Line

Salome Worch was born in Iran, grew up and spent most of her adult lifethere. The daughter of a Jewish mother and a Muslim father, she was registered as a 

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Contemporary Jewish Museum explores farm collectivesSan Francisco Chronicle

And that’s in parallel with our mission: Each generation reinvents ritual and life for its own – we’re about reinterpreting Jewish life for contemporary artist.”.

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Patricia Polacco’s ‘The Keeping Quilt’ Beguiles a New Generation of Tablet Magazine

In it, an elderly Jewish lady and a young black boy come together to care for Tush, a tailless cat—like so many of Polacco’s children’s books, it’s a multicultural, 

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Jewish Medical Ethics Symposium in West HartfordConnecticut Jewish Ledger

Families grapple to make end-of-life decisions that impart the final moments of a  from the perspective of Jewish Law on how to navigate such challenges.

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Blessed talent: York resident releases third album of spiritual folk Seacoastonline.com

Given that background, it’s perhaps not surprising that much of her latest album of Jewish spiritualmusic has a strummy folk sound not typical of the genre.

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“Sound of Ecstasy” Honors Rabbi Zalman Schachter-ShalomiBoulder Jewish News

The program features Tufts University’s Rabbi and Professor Jeffrey Summit and CU College of Musicand Program in Jewish Studies Professor Yonatan Malin, 

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Pittsburgh Symphony takes Stock in its BNY Mellon Grand Classics Tribune-Review

It is in three movements — the first quite rhythmical, the second encompassing the most diverse material, and the finale filled with Jewish music. Stock has found 

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Cities across Europe celebrate Day of Jewish CultureJerusalem Post

In Spain this year twenty four cities participated in the event that offered guided night tours in Calahorra (La Rioja), an inside view of the Jewish call (quarter) of 

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Jewish Community Center to offer free fitness eventsBrighton-Pittsford Post

Jewish Community Center to offer free fitness events. The Jewish Community Center will offer free fitness events Oct. 7-13. email · print. Brighton-Pittsford Post.

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Art Exhibit and Events Carry the ‘Pure Joy’ of Judaism into the YearChabad.org (blog)

Art Exhibit and Events Carry the ‘Pure Joy’ of Judaism into the Year  And on Wednesday, Oct. 2, an event called Chabad X, inspired by TEDx talks, will feature 

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A word with Joel Shenker and Rabbi Yossi FeintuchColumbia Business Times

Shenker: Our congregation caters to an unusually wide range of Jewssome are infrequent attendees but come to social events or educational activities, some 

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Jewish Plays Project Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Jewish Broadway World

Using a curated jury process followed by a series of live selection events, the Contest will give equal voice to jewish audiences and artists in creating jewish 

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No gym, but lots of Jews: A JCC opens in LondonThe Times of Israel

LONDON – After a decade of planning, London’s first Jewish community center opened Sunday, attracting over 5,000 people to its inaugural events. The £50 

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Sukkot in the Vatican: Rabbi spent the holidays with Pope FrancisJewish Telegraphic Agency

Rabbi Abraham Skorka from Argentina recently spent several days in the Vatican, hanging out with his good friend and countryman Pope Francis and staying at 

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Special needs students perform Sukkot mitzvahSun-Sentinel

Matthew Lesser, 16, of Boca Raton, wasn’t very talkative three years ago when he started at South Florida Jewish Academy. The academy, located in Coconut 

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Celebrating SukkotEdison Sentinel

This sukkah, at the home of Edison Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, is unique because it is a gazebo with a nonpermanent wooden roof, as is required by Jewish 

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It’s a new twist on an old traditionMail Tribune

Rabbi Avi Zwiebel of the Chabad Jewish Center pedals his bicycle-powered Sukkah on the streets of Ashland in celebration of the Jewish holiday Sukkot.

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Meeting Menahem Begin with KKL-JNF in the Judean HillsJerusalem Post

As is the case every year, about 1 million visitors filled KKL-JNF’s parks and forests throughout Israel during the recent Sukkot holiday. KKL-JNF organized 

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Sukkah a hit at Marlins ParkSun-Sentinel

Weiss’ 15-year-old son Eli did the Sukkot blessings during one of the game and said about his deed, “The Lubavitcher Rebbe put us on a mission basically to 

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Art Exhibit and Events Carry the ‘Pure Joy’ of Judaism into the YearChabad.org (blog)

Less than a block from where crowds just danced in the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in celebration of Sukkot, an art exhibition showcasing Jewish artists 

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Lapid tells Hungarian MPs: Anti-Semitism must be fought every dayJerusalem Post

Lapid participated in a conference on Jewish Life and anti-Semitism in Contemporary Europe, hosted by Hungary, the country where his father, former justice 

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Survey: One in Five American Jews Have ‘No Religion’Shalom Life

“This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public,” said Pew’s Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report.

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Three talks kick off new Jewish Studies seasonTwin Cities Daily Planet (blog)

The ethnographers collected Jewish religious manuscripts and cultural artifacts, and snapped hundreds of photographs of Jewish daily life and material culture.

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No gym, but lots of Jews: A JCC opens in LondonThe Times of Israel

The £50 million ($81 million) venture is expected to dramatically enhanceJewish life in North London, offering over 1,300 activities in its first three months alone.

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Survey: 1 in 5 American Jews Say They Have No ReligionOpposing Views

“This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public,” Pew’s Religion and Public Life Project reads. “Americans as a whole – not just 

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Study: American Jews losing their religionCNN (blog)

The most essential parts of being Jewish, according to American Jews, are remembering the Holocaust (73%), leading an ethical life (69%) and working for 

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Survey: Being Jewish means being funny, and that’s no jokeUSA TODAY

First in the list of qualities was remembering the Holocaust, which 73% of Jews said was essential to their Jewishness. Next came leading an ethical life (69%), 

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Jewish Organizations Host An Evening with Mark ShriverPatch.com

The event is collaboratively sponsored by Jewish Senior Life, Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter and JVS’s Dorothy & Peter Brown Jewish 

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Survey: America has more Jews than IsraelJewish Chronicle

“But it poses a challenge for the Jewish community. What’s clear is that even though levels of engagement with Jewish life in America may be increasing, there’s 

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Roger W. Anliker, 89, artist who taught at TemplePhilly.com

25, of complications from dementia at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in North Wales. Born in Akron, Ohio, Mr. Anliker distinguished himself early, winning 

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Hislahavus’ Review of Fried’s Ah Mechaye – Jewish Music ReportHislahavus

There had been a bit of a clamor of voices asking Avremel to return to a Yiddish album. After all, his Yiddish Gem series, along with his many random Yiddish 

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Attention all Sydney singers!Australian Jewish News

If you reckon you’ve got what it takes to make it in the music business then have we got  wowing the crowds at the Shir Madness Sydney Jewish Music Festival.

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Broadway’s “Soul Doctor” Touches the SoulArutz Sheva

Shlomo Carlebach’s music remains lastingly important and rich, and his soulful prayers are sung all around the world. When he left us, I and millions of Jews felt 

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Metro Briefs September 26thejewishchronicle.net

Atzilut, a 10-member Middle Eastern “peace orchestra” consisting of Arab and Jewish musicians, will perform at Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, 

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‘Humanity in Harmony’ concert to feature stringed global music The Flint Journal – MLive.com

FLINT, MI — The legacy of a slain journalist will be music on Sunday as the Flint Jewish Federation brings Daniel Pearl World Music Day to the University of 

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Hobby Lobby accused of anti-SemitismNew York Daily News

Marlboro is a heavily Jewish area, and Berwitz said that is reason enough for  Hobby Lobby now says it is reviewing its decision not to carry Jewish holiday 

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The Holiday SprawlThe Jewish Week

In day school they tell you that the Hebrew month after the jam-packed fallholidays is called Mar-Heshvan; the pre-fix “mar” here means “sad.” We are sad that 

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Sukkot in the Vatican: Rabbi spent the holidays with Pope FrancisJewish Telegraphic Agency

Never before in the history of Christian-Jewish relations have a Pope and a Rabbi celebrated their friendship by living in the Vatican together for several days, 

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Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents Steve Solomon’s Broadway World

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2013-2014 season on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3pm with My Mother’s Italian, My 

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Beachwood Planning Commission recap, events at the schools and Plain Dealer

26 Beachwood Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, a pair of events at the Beachwood Schools and a reminder about the Mandel Jewish Community 

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YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser to feature evening of standup comedy Jewish United Fund

For the sixth year in a row, JUF’s Young Leadership Division’s (YLD) BigEvent Fundraiser will be the place to be for young Jewish adults in Chicago. This year 

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New Jewish cultural centre opens in HampsteadITV News

London’s new Jewish community centre, JW3, is set to open its doors to the  than 1300 events and courses in its opening season of events, “In the Beginning”.

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Sukkot DiaryChabad.org (blog)

Here are some quick snippets of what life is like around here before, during, and after Sukkot. I have not had much time to write, so you are getting it all at once .

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Yes, Joe Biden Had A Sukkah, And Matan Kids Decorated ItThe Jewish Week (blog)

By this point, there’s been quite a bit of buzz in the Jewish community about the fact that Vice-President Joe Biden not only celebrated Sukkot, but did so in a 

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Congregation Anshai Torah’s Wolfstein’s Deli Sets a Place at the Dallas Morning News

With the holiday of Sukkot so close to the beginning of school, we are thrilled to welcome the kids into our sukkah for our first Wolfstein’s Deli,” said Rabbi Stefan 

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The future of frumkeit in Lancaster, Pa.JNS.org

On the first weekday of chol hamoed Sukkot, most years, my wife and I take our four children to Hershey Park. The park, which is in Lancaster, Pa., is closed to 

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Poll: American Jews identifying as more cultural, less religiousWashington Post (blog)

What primarily makes someone Jewish — a sense of humor and an emphasis on  or portend an eventual fading of all but Orthodox Jewish life from America.

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Family of real-life ‘Pianist’ loses caseSky News Australia

His family took issue with certain quotes by Polish-Jewish singer Wiera Gran in a 2010 biography of her life written by Agata Tuszynska. The remarks see Gran 

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First Egyptian Honoured as Righteous Among NationsShalom Life

During a large wave of Jewish deportation, Helmy hid Gutman in a cabin in Much like the Jews, Helmy was forbidden from working in public medicine, and 

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The life of Anne Frank as a computer gameDeutsche Welle

Kira Resari doesn’t think his game trivializes the life of the most discussedJewish victim of the Holocaust. “Many think computer games are first and foremost 

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In Search Of TrochenbrodThe Jewish Week

Once upon a time there was a village in which everyone was Jewish. They were all happy and lived full and rich Jewish lives for over 130 years. Then the Nazis 

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Jewish Jesus Visits the Jewish MuseumHuffington Post

Magical, allegorical and playful images of Jewish life. At first he hesitated when I asked him about the painting, but when I pressed he said “it’s troubling” but 

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Belgian Museum Shows Travel Could Be Life or DeathABC News

In today’s world of cruise ship travel, it is easy to forget how life-changing boarding a  Otherwise we would have been killed,” the Jewish feminist leader said, 

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Israel’s Holocaust memorial posthumously honors 1st Arab for Greenfield Daily Reporter

Israel’s Holocaust memorial said it is posthumously honoring the Egyptian doctor who risked his lifeto rescue Jews during World War II, the first Arab ever to 

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Sunda Croonquist To Play Tropicana Las Vegas Laugh Factory, 10 Broadway World

Joining Croonquist during the seven day, 14-show residency will be her Jewish Life TV talk show (“James & Sunda”) co- host writer/ comedian James Harris and 

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Home Sweet Home jumpstarts Women’s Alliance Annual CampaignJvhri

Michelle Cicchitelli, Director of Jewish Life at the Alliance, spoke about the impact of the programs the Alliance delivers. She noted that through Shalom Rhode 

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Parting Gifts From God: The End of the Jewish HolidaysHuffington Post

The two-month marathon of Jewish holidays is over. For many, (myself included), there is a feeling of some of relief — no more cooking, no more emails piled up 

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As Israelis celebrate holidays, Gazans suffer fuel shortfallwww.worldbulletin.net

Repeated border closures in September coincided with Jewish religiousholidays. Gas seller Samir al-Telmis says the frequent closures have squeezed the 

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Kosher Food Firms Rush to Introduce New ProductsThe Jewish Press

Several kosher food manufacturers and distributors introduced new products in time for the Jewish holidays as part of an overall push to gain an edge over 

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Chanukah and Thanksgiving: A Brief HistoryChabad.org

Yes, this Chanukah, if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, you’ll want to light the second candle of the menorah at your turkey dinner. No, it’s not true that this has 

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Mumbai ups security at Jewish institutions following alertIsrael Hayom

Mumbai ups security at Jewish institutions following alert  at Israeli and Jewish institutions in Mumbai and other parts of the country during the High Holidays.

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Italy’s president joins European Day of Jewish Culture ceremonyJewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano participated in ceremonies in Naples launching Italian observances of the annual European Day of Jewish Culture.

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Sukkot Goes GreekChabad.org (blog)

As part of its ongoing effort to spread the joy of the holiday of Sukkot on college campuses around the world, Chabad on Campus International Foundation is 

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Protection we need is doable following Navy Yard shootingsthejewishchronicle.net

It is the harvest festival of Sukkot, which is known as z’man simchateinu, the time of  Sukkot must be about temporary structures allowing for views of the stars 

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Doors open at London’s new Jewish community centerJerusalem Post

Members of the British capital’s Jewish community celebrate the launch of the new center, which aims to invigorate Jewish life as well as catering to the local 

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Exclusive: Ciamak Morsadegh, MP on life as a religious minority in CNN (blog)

He discussed the historic contact between the political leadership of the United States and Iran, and described what life is like as a Jewish minority in Iran.

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What You Missed In The News: September 22 – 29Shalom Life

It was an incredible week in the news, particularly here at Shalom Life. To recap, we  The Jewishcommunity of Santiago is large and thriving. Jews are well 

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What’s happening in OctoberOntario Argus Observer

The Jewish historian Flavius Josephus recorded this event. According to The Romans who had found them were so moved that their lives were spared. That is 

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Elie Wiesel, Rwandan president discuss genocideNYU Washington Square News

 Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and Rwanda President Paul Kagame discussed U.S. intervention in Syria at The Bronfman Center for Jewish Life 

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The RighteousJerusalem Post

One may argue that the Righteous among the Nations title granted by Yad Vashem to gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust is the 

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Pope Francis appreciates Jewish quest for continuity: MarmurToronto Star

Greenberg writes that after the Holocaust “the overwhelming majority of survivors, far from yielding to despair, rebuilt Jewish lives and took part in the 

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Germany’s Largest Jewish Organization Is at the ‘Edge of Chaos’Jewish Daily Forward

Today, Berlin’s einheit gemeinde, or unified community, has become predominantly Russian. And with the addition of the Israelis, Jewish lifehas become more 

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Mamesh Choir & Band – “Boruch Hu” – Jewish Music ReportJewish Music Reporter

Every single note and sound in the first music video from the Mamesh Music Choir and Band was actually sung or played by the children themselves.

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Jewish Music and Cultural Festival 2013Syracuse.com

Middle, Nurit Nussbaum, of Jamesville, Maya Roopnarine, 11, and her sister, India, 8, middle left, and Open Hand Theater puppeteer Morgan Smith, 17, 

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Metro Briefs September 26thejewishchronicle.net

Atzilut bills itself as the only international touring ensemble that features virtuoso instruments makingHebrew and Arabic music by Jewish and Arab performers.

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CAJE storytelling program a real hitSun-Sentinel

One mother of a two-year-old girl is thrilled that her daughter now knows the words to the “Eentsy, Weentsy Akavich.” One grandmother of a five-year-old girl and 

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