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Meet Rosabeth Moss Kanter – She Led the Way for Women in the Workforce

Meet Rosabeth Moss Kanter- She Led the Way for Women in the Workforce

I remember how excited I was to discover Rosabeth Moss Kanter in the early 1980’s. She was one of the few females writing about leadership and organizational change management. I hungrily devoured The Change Masters as a relatively new nonprofit CEO navigating roiling changes in the healthcare and political landscape while learning to lead a […]

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HOL HAMOED PESSAH: Different Stripes

HOL HAMOED PESSAH: Different Stripes

While the Passover Seder is on our minds and taste buds, allow me to suggest an important lesson likely to be overlooked. Fascinatingly enough, alongside Moses, who is not really mentioned in the Haggada, there is another great biblical personality who plays a major role, but is likewise overlooked. This personality is Joseph, firstborn of […]

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Chief Rabbi Metzger: Another Term? Not Relevant… Yet

Chief Rabbi Metzger: Another Term? Not Relevant… Yet

Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Yona Metzger, is reaching the end of his term in office in the upcoming months, and according to him the possibility of going for a second term is out of the question, or is it? As the government is poised to vote in favor of what some are calling the Amar Law, […]

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British Peer Apologizes For Jewish Conspiracy Remarks

British Peer Apologizes For Jewish Conspiracy Remarks

A British Muslim peer, who caused outrage after blaming a Jewish conspiracy for his imprisonment over a fatal car crash, apologized on Thursday for his “unacceptable” remarks, the AFP news agency reported. Pakistan-born Nazir Ahmed was suspended from the opposition Labor party when the comments, made to a Pakistani television station, were published in The […]

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Shluchim in the Mountain Time States

Shluchim in the Mountain Time States

The Jerusalem Post featured the story of 4 Shluchim and their families who live in the ‘mountain time’ states and are among few Jews and face many challenges. Raizy Mendelsohn, who codirects the Chabad of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with her husband, Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn. Jackson Hole is far from the thriving Jewish communities in Toronto […]

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TV Drama Reopens Debate Over Germans’ Holocaust Guilt

TV Drama Reopens Debate Over Germans' Holocaust Guilt

With the wartime generation rapidly disappearing, a television drama about five young Germans in World War II has revived debate in Germany about the role ordinary men and women played in the Nazis’ murderous campaign to conquer Europe. Millions tuned in last week to watch the three-part series “Our Mothers, Our Fathers,” which follows five […]

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Meet Beate Sirota Gordon – Who Knew?

Meet Beate Sirota Gordon – Who Knew?

Beate Sirota Gordon (1923-2012), feminist and Asian arts impressario, was only 22 years old when she wrote women’s rights into Japan’s constitution. In her postwar career as a director of performing arts, first for the Japan Society and then the Asia Society in New York City, she introduced Americans to Asian visual and performing arts, […]

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New App Raises Money for Israel While You Shop

New App Raises Money for Israel While You Shop

The British-based Myisrael charity, which provides Israel supporters with donation opportunities, recently launched a phone app to collect donations for Myisrael from many British retailers every time an online purchase is made. The app, which is free for users, operates in partnership with about a thousand participating retailers including Boots, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, […]

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Haredi Weekly Censors Female Holocaust Victims

Haredi Weekly Censors Female Holocaust Victims

One of the most famous pictures marking the atrocities of the Holocaust, was published in the haredi newspaper Bakehila (literally meaning — in the community), with the faces of all the women censored. The picture, featuring a Jewish boy in holding his hands up in submission, depicts the surrender of Jews after the Warsaw Ghetto […]

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Reaching Out to the ‘Hidden Jews’ of Southern Italy

Reaching Out to the 'Hidden Jews' of Southern Italy

Rabbi Pinchas Punturello, 36, has been appointed to serve as the new emissary for the Shavei Israel organization in southern Italy and Sicily. In his new position, Rabbi Punturello will serve as the area’s chief rabbi, and will work to strengthen the local Jewish community in regions such as Puglia, Campania, Sicily, and Calabria, while […]

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NYPD Annouces the Appointment of New Dept. Chief

NYPD Annouces the Appointment of New Dept. Chief

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced today the appointment of Philip Banks III as the NYPD’s new Chief of Department. The 26-year veteran of the force and its current Chief of Community Affairs will be officially installed as the Department’s highest ranking uniformed officer in promotion ceremonies at Police Headquarters. “Phil Banks has proven himself […]

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New York Rabbi Who Helped Liberate Buchenwald Dies

New York Rabbi Who Helped Liberate Buchenwald Dies

Rabbi Herschel Schacter, a Jewish chaplain in the U.S. army who in 1945 raced through the Buchenwald concentration camp to announce that prisoners were free, has died in New York at the age of 95, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Schacter was the first Jewish chaplain to arrive in the Nazi death camp […]

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Tonight My Daughter Will Celebrate Her First Passover

Tonight My Daughter Will Celebrate Her First Passover

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my car outside my daughter’s day care. No worries, there’s no crying here, no major trauma. I’m trying to check things off my list while waiting for the start of “El dia de Primavera,” a celebration of the first day of spring. Three months ago, after 36 hours […]

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Passover in Krakow: Jewish Revival in Poland

Passover in Krakow: Jewish Revival in Poland

Seventy years after most of Polish Jewry died in the Holocaust, it seems that Jewish life in Poland is experiencing a revival. More than 150 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Krakow on Monday evening to celebrate the Passover Seder. Among them were non-Jews, mostly Catholic Poles, with a great interest in Judaism. […]

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Iran’s Jews: Tolerance or Veiled Persecution?

Iran's Jews: Tolerance or Veiled Persecution?

A modern day Pharaoh or a tolerant anti-Zionist? The case for Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Republic’s Jewish minority is far from obvious. Experts say Iranian Jews are treated the same as other citizens, but their unique status, they all agree, is highly sensitive. “They have no problems, praise God,” said Rabbi Yitzhak […]

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White House Marks Beginning of Passover

White House Marks Beginning of Passover

President Barack Obama marked the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover on Monday, in a small and intimate gathering that took place a few days after returning from his highly anticipated and politicized visit to Israel. The White House ceremony reportedly “follows tradition” except for a few additions, such as a reading of Abraham Lincoln’s […]

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Liverpool to Spend $100,000 to Save 77-Year-Old Synagogue

Liverpool to Spend $100,000 to Save 77-Year-Old Synagogue

The city of Liverpool will spend $100,000 to save a 77-year-old synagogue even though it isn’t in use any more. The Greenbank Synagogue in South Liverpool, which was built in 1936, was listed as being “at risk” in 2010, three years after the area’s Jewish community stopped using it, the Liverpool Echo reported. But the […]

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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 72 – March 27, 2013

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 72 - March 27, 2013

A Jewish student group announced Wednesday that it will be taking further legal action against Twitter over the global networking site’s failure to comply with to a French court order on individuals responsible for posting anti-Semitic tweets. Twitter is playing the indifference card in not respecting the decision of a Paris civil court gave the […]

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Jackie Hoffman Doesn’t Care If You Find The Feminist Message

Jackie Hoffman Doesn't Care If You Find The Feminist Message

Throughout March, Baruch College Performing Arts Center has been presenting a series of Jewish comediennes in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive and Baruch’s Jewish Studies Center called “Solo in the City: Jewish Women, Jewish Stars”. With a mix of well-known names and up-and-comers in the lineup, the series defies the temptation to draw generalizations […]

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Free Passover Seder Haggadah Online Download

Free Passover Seder Haggadah Online Download

Here are several of the best places you can go online to download a Passover Haggadah for your Seder. The Jewish Agency Haggadah Links About.com Online Haggadah Links Wikisource Hebrew Haggadah Page The Union Haggadah (CCAR Classical Reform) Haggadah According to the Rite of Yemen: with the Arabic-Hebrew The Kol Menachem Haggadah: Nusach Haarizal, by […]

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Matza do About Nothing

Matza do About Nothing

Behind a small, brown street-level door in New York City, cousins Aron Gross and Aron Yagoda direct Streit’s Matzo factory, a family operation nearly 100 years old. Gross and Yagoda’s office is rather humble, with stacks of loose paper piled high on the desk and black and white portraits of their ancestors hanging from the […]

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Holiday of Freedom: Obama’s Seder

Holiday of Freedom: Obama's Seder

Every year, the leader of the free world holds a Passover Seder at the White House. Barack Obama is apparently the only US president to hold Passover in high and meaningful regard, and hence holds an official ceremony marking the holiday. If there are those still skeptical about the US president’s relation to Passover they […]

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Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings to Jewish Community

Pope Francis Extends Passover Greetings to Jewish Community

Pope Francis on Monday extended his wishes to Rome’s chief rabbi and Jews worldwide in a gesture aimed at strengthening relations between the two religions, as the Jewish world marks the beginning of the holiday of Passover. In his message to Rabbi Riccardo di Segni, the pope said he hoped “that the Almighty, who freed […]

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My First Mitzvah Tank Parade

My First Mitzvah Tank Parade

12-year-old Yossi Cohen partook in the Los Angeles Mitzvah Tank Parade, which was in honor of the Rebbe’s 111th birthday, and it was his first time ever participating. He wrote an article detailing his amazing experience. It was a beautiful sunny day in Los Angeles, California. While many children like me, would run to the […]

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Israelis get Kosher Cigarettes for Passover, Despite Chief Rabbinate’s Disapproval

Israelis get kosher Cigarettes for Passover, Despite Chief Rabbinate's Disapproval

Observant Jews in Israel craving a smoke during the week-long Passover holiday that started at sundown Monday can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff. It’s the first time cigarettes have joined the long list of goods stringently checked to ensure they comply with Passover rules on what items are allowed, or kosher for the holiday – […]

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T-Shirt of the Week: It’s A Crummy Job, But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

T-Shirt of the Week: It’s A Crummy Job, But Somebody’s Gotta Do It

Attention all members of the Afikomen Search & Retrieval Unit 613! Your uniforms from Jewnion Labelare ready! But you know who’s not ready? This yenta. Yes, I should’ve been chametz-hunting this weekend like a good Jewish mama, but we all know how that usually goes for me. Instead I accompanied Yenta Boy to Athens for […]

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Search for Chametz Android Smart Phone App

Search for Chametz Android Smart Phone App

Originally for iPhone, this year there is an android app in the Google Play store for the search for chametz. The No Chametz app helps Jews go through the process of searching, cleaning, destroying and selling their chametz prior to the Passover holiday. Having Chametz in your possession can be a serious halachic issue. This app […]

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Passover Message 2013

Passover Message 2013

As we celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover this year, we will ask several questions. One question I encourage all of us to ask — no matter our religion, age or current location on this earth — is how we plan to make this year different from past years? The tradition of the Passover seder […]

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Website of Jewish Culture Launched

Website of Jewish Culture Launched

A website dedicated to providing educational resources on Jewish culture to teachers and educators in Israel was launched this week at the residence of the British ambassador. Tarbut IL, the brainchild of the Posen Foundation in conjunction with the Shalom Hartman Institute, the AVI CHAI foundation and the Center for Educational Technology, was unveiled on […]

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Madeira to Host 1st Public Seder

Madeira to Host 1st Public Seder

On an isolated island tucked away deep in the Atlantic Ocean, some 600 miles from the European continent and 300 miles away from Africa, a most unusual Passover Seder sponsored by Shavei Israel is taking place this week. Thirteen Jews, many of them Bnei Anousim – descendants of Jews who were forcibly converted to Catholicism […]

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