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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #1 – October 29th, 2011

AllJewishLinks 1st Newsletter

Welcome to the all new AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter!  Based on our subscribers’ feedback we’ve got a new format and a great way to keep you up to date on the latest Jewish News!  We hope you enjoy it.  If you do, please tell a friend by “Liking” or Tweeting! Without any further ado, here goes our […]

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What do Chinese think of Jews?

Jews in China

With China all the rage in the news as an up and coming power both politically and economically, the obvious question is – what do the Chinese think of the Jews? We’ve stumbled upon an interesting video that takes a look… A New York Jew in China – What Do Chinese People Think of Jews? […]

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The Three Weeks

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The gemara relates the story of Rabbi Akiva who was walking with several sages when they saw a fox emerge from the site of the destroyed Beit Hamikdash. The Chatam Sofer explains that a fox represents crafty slyness. In exile, we are less afraid of physical death and more afraid of our oppressors’ devious use […]

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Mothers Day 2010 – What to get your Jewish Mom?

Mother's Day Gifts 2010

It’s that time of year again – Mother’s Day! You didn’t forget, RIGHT? You’re going to take her out for a nice brunch, RIGHT? You’re going to *at least* get her something special, RIGHT? Ah your Jewish mom – the one who raised you, cared for you, made sure you were fed, educated, and ready […]

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Surviving the Seder – Guide to the Very Perplexed

Surviving the Seder – Guide to the Perplexed

Years ago, Maxwell House Coffees used to give out free Haggadahs at all the grocery stores, a nice way of reminding people that Maxwell House Coffees are Kosher for Passover. Those Haggadahs were actually quite nice (with charming illustrations) and were really helpful, with clear translations, a picture of the Seder plate layout, and easy […]

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Jews Barred from Cairo’s Maimonides Synagogue

Jews Barred from Cairo's Maimonides Synagogue

The Egyptian government has announced that it will not allow Jews to pray in Cairo’s newly-restored Maimonides Synagogue, in retaliation for Israel’s security response to Arab rioting on the Temple Mount. “The Al-Aqsa Mosque is part of the heritage of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel is not entitled to block them from it,” said Dr. […]

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Silk Tallit – Give a Precious Gift That Will Be Remembered Forever!

Silk Tallit

A Jewish tallit, or prayer shawl, can be a beautiful expression of the Jewish faith, and a wonderful reminder of a special time or gift. Tradition strongly influences not only when one begins wearing a tallit to prayers, but how the tallit is made, how it is kept, and where one may wear it in […]

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Bat Mitzvah Tallit – Girls Coming of Age

Bat Mitzvah Tallit

A bat mitzvah is a Jewish coming of age ceremony for a girl that symbolizes she is now responsible for her actions, good and bad, and for keeping the commandments of G-d. Like bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah actually describes the new status of the child in the Jewish community. Bat in Hebrew means “daughter” and […]

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Bar Mitzvah Tallit – The First Tallit

Bar Mitzvah Tallit

A bar mitzvah is a momentous occasion in a boy’s life marking the passage from childhood into adulthood. At age 13, a boy becomes responsible for his actions and is expected to keep the commandments of the Jewish faith. The term Bar Mitzvah is often mistakenly used to describe the ceremony and celebration surrounding the […]

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Chanukah Traditions

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The Dreidel Game Played During Chanukah

Dreidel is a traditional Chanukah (Hannukah) game played mostly in Jewish homes around the world. Dreidel in Hebrew means sevivon, which in Yiddish is to turn around. The Dreidel is one of the most popular symbols of Chanukah. Dreidels are essentially tops with four sides having Hebrew letters embedded on each side. Dreidel is a […]

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The History of Chanukah

The history of Chanukah, otherwise known as Hanukkah dates back more than 2,000 years ago, where the Jewish people were living under the oppressive regime of the Syrian ruler Antiochus Ephipanes IV. Antiochus IV was the successor of Seleucus one of the Generals of Alexander the Great. Antiochus IV was rather the opposite of Alexander […]

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When is Chanukah?

Chanukah (Hanukkah) was founded in commemoration of the fight against assimilation that dates back 22 centuries ago. It is also in honour of the Jewish resistance against Antiochus IV, a Syrian-Greek monarchs who rein the Northern division of Alexander the Great’s fallen empire. Unlike Alexander the Great who had been respectful of the monotheistic religion […]

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Open Your Hearts

Open Your Hearts

Music Made from the Soulby Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Fourteen songs popularized in the Sixties and reformatted for our time. It features Reb Shlomo’s favorite, ‘The Berdichiver Niggun’, plus ‘Lekha Ezbach’, ‘Lulay Toratkha’, ‘Hashevenu’ and several lesser known tunes such as ‘Mlokh’ and ‘Elekha’. Not to forget ‘Kah Ribon’, recorded here only a few years after […]

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Shabbos in Shomayim

Shabbos in Shomayim

The Final Albumby Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach A double cassette set of Shabbos material never before released. Reb Shlomo masterfully weaves songs, stories and narration together to create a beautiful Shabbos tapestry. 2 Cassettes of songs and stories. The CD only contains songs. Label: Aderet, 2000Track ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of […]

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Shtar Hatnoim

Shtar Hatnoim

& Holyland’s Greatest Hitsby Avraham Fried Avraham Fried’s unique performing style reverberates with inspirational passion and high energy. Strumming upon the heartstrings of his listeners, Avraham opens new dimensions in Jewish music. With cutting edge performances in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English, Frieds compelling blend of traditional and popular music resonates with messages of hope, deliverance […]

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Srullly Williger – Hakodesh Baruch Hu…Chesed

Srullly Williger - Hakodesh Baruch Hu...Chesed

by Yisroel Williger Brand new album. Track ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of a song that is followed by . 1. Tistakeil 2. Yashav 3. Niggun 4. Hakodosh Baruch Hu…Chesed 5. Oid Oid Oid 6. Im Amarti 7. Neiros Shabbos 8. Mi Adir 9. Avinu 10. Harachaman

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The Real Complete Jewish Party

The Real Complete Jewish Party

Volume 2 – 36 Great Songsby David & the High Spirit Collection of 36 Great songs. Horas, Hasidic, Mezinka, Swing, Folk, Limbo and more. Label: World Wide SuccessTrack ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of a song that is followed by . 1. To Life 2. Dayenu 3. Yismehu 4. Katyusha 5. […]

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The Real Complete Jewish Party

The Real Complete Jewish Party

Volume 3by David & the High Spirit 45 great party songs blending Yiddish, Hebrew, English, and Latin beats! Label: World Wide SuccessTrack ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of a song that is followed by . 1. Hatikvah 2. Hallelujah 3. Shain Levuneh 4. Natalie 5. Erev Shel Shoshanim 6. Miami Beach […]

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The Real Complete Jewish Wedding Party

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50 Most Important Songs & Traditions The most comprehensive Jewish Wedding Collection ever! Songs for: Bedekin (veiling the Bride) and Tish (pre-wedding reception), the Ceremony and the Seven Blessings, processionals, horas, music for toasts and dancing and much more. Label: World Wide Success, 2000

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Reggae Chanukah

Reggae Chanukah

by Alan Eder Music of African origin and inspiration underscores well-loved songs for the holiday of Chanukah From the Caribbean: One drop reggae, the Rastafarian Nyabinghi heartbeat of thanks and praises to the Almighty, and Ska’s upbeat skanks. From West Africa: Traditional Ghanaian dance drumming and highlife. From Middle Eastern maksum played on doumbek and […]

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Songs for the High Holidays

Songs for the High Holidays

by Cantor Frances T. Goldman Four original songs plus traditional holiday melodies recorded by Canto Goldman and a young people’s chorus. Insert includes words to songs. Produced by Mason Stevens Label: Kar-Ben

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Inscribed

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Songs for the Holy Daysby Craig Taubman Inscribed is an extraordinary collection of songs for the High Holidays or any holy day. Thirteen emotional, contemplative and uplifting melodies that elevate the soul and the spirit, creating a bridge between the ancient liturgy and the modern worshipper. Label: Craig N Co., 2005Track ListingTo listen to a […]

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The Passover Story

The Passover Story

The Western Wind The delightful Western Wind sings a wide variety of selections from the Haggadah in settings by classical composers and from Jewish and American traditions, all held together by Bikel’s informative and entertaining narration. Label: Tara

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The Real Complete Jewish Instrumental Music Collection II

The Real Complete Jewish Instrumental Music Collection II

Soulfully Crafted Arrangements to lift up One’s State of Mindby David & The High Spirit Instrumental collection including Yiddish songs, wedding love songs, lullabies, classical interpretations, Hassidic, Israeli, folk, soulful and soothing music.Performed and Produced By David Yakobian. 14 tracks Label: World Wide Success, 2003

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Arik Collection /Selection

Arik Collection /Selection

by Arik Einstein One of Israels leading pop singers for more than 40 years. From folk to romantic to rock, he is an all-time favorite. Label: MNC Music

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Dancing with My Soul

Dancing with My Soul

by Neshama Carlebach This new album features Neshama and Shlomo originals, including two of Shlomo’s songs published for the first time: ‘Bnei Beitkha’ and ‘Tshuasam’. Label: SameachTrack ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of a song that is followed by . 1. Belief 2. Melech Rachaman 3. Soulmate 4. Dancing With My […]

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Kimat Shaket – Almost Quiet

Kimat Shaket - Almost Quiet

Gad Elbazby Gad Elbaz ‘Kimat Sheket’ has a very diverse selection of songs, styles ranging from American pop to R & B to hip-hop to Israeli music. All these songs have in common that they are sung with a great deal of emotion. Gad Elbaz’s latest recording is astonishing and will be enjoyed by listeners […]

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Meanings

Meanings

Gad Elbazby Gad Elbaz ‘Meaning’ is astonishing and will be enjoyed by listeners over and over again. Elbaz has a style that draws on Arab rhythms, hip-hop beats, the harmonies of the Backstreet Boys and the ballads of Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. Hebrew. Track ListingTo listen to a sample, click on the title of […]

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